Pho City menu in Methuen, MA

Have you heard? There’s a new pho restaurant at The Loop shopping plaza in Methuen, MA. The Pho City menu includes Vietnamese and Thai food, but as the name implies, pho is the star of the show here. I grew up eating pho regularly. Yes, a common misconception about me: I consider myself Vietnamese, not […]

5 Best Donuts in Massachusetts (North Shore)

Best Donuts in Massachusetts (North Shore) - Featured Image

Get your taste buds ready for our tried-and-true list of The Best Donuts in Massachusetts – North Shore edition! You won’t have to travel far to get these incredible confections… so read cautiously! I even included an option for vegan donuts at the very end. Changing Tides Cafe and Donut Shop This cafe sits on […]

Wicked Axe: Haverhill’s Entertainment Venue

Haverhill Hot Spot: Wicked Axe

Competitive axe throwing has arrived to Haverhill and it’s best done with beer! Mixing alcohol and axes sounds like a bad idea, but throw in a trainer, safety protocols and a controlled environment and you’ve got yourself a fun adult’s night out. In my case, I had a fun girls nite out with fellow mom […]

Sushi Cake?! Lolo Poke Newburyport

Sushi Cake Lolo Poke Newburyport

Sushi Cake. Why not? There’s a first time for everything. I remember the first time I tried sushi. My husband, Bao, introduced it to me while we were on a date in Vietnam in 1999. I’ve been a sushi fan ever since. This year I wanted to do something different for my husband’s birthday. His […]

Salisbury MA Beach Favorites: A Local Perspective

Salisbury Beach - Surf Board

September marks the end of summer, but there’s still some time to enjoy the warm weather before it officially slips away. While the pandemic has certainly X-ed off some of our usual favorite summer activities, there’s a special location on the East Coast that promises fun in a safe environment… Salisbury MA Beach!  There’s plenty […]

The Best Ice Cream Stands in Haverhill MA

Haverhill ice cream

Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer? Why not take a trip to Haverhill Massachusetts and try one of its famous ice cream stands! Haverhill is centrally located in the Merrimack Valley and offers the perfect blend of city and country. At a little over 35 square miles, it has a thriving […]