DVD x264-i880-d3 x264-i880-d2 x264-i880-d1 x264-i880-c3 x264-i880-c2 x264-i880-c1 "RIG N' ROLL GOLD EDITION".Get to know the team members behind Boston’s dynamic food scene
A look inside the restaurants we cover.
By Carolyn Johnston
Artur Rzepka, Angelica Bastardi
Restaurant critic, food-court attendant, PR guy. Boston has a lot of people who do what Angelica Bastardi and Artur Rzepka do as a team, and that team is behind some of the city’s most eclectic and fun restaurants. Here, Bastardi gives us a peek into their lives outside of their jobs, by sharing some of their favorite restaurants and bars in Boston, plus a little personal insight.
Q: What made you start pursuing restaurant and bar jobs?
A: We started off as a PR team in 2009, and then one day one of our accounts told us we were “really good at social media,” and we have been working in the restaurant business as well as [mostly] PR ever since.
We were looking for new experiences at the time, because I did all the cooking growing up, but we didn’t have any luck with restaurants or bars. We started working in fast food and this one restaurant in the South End. But we were really disappointed in the experience, so we started a food truck.
Q: What’s your favorite restaurant in Boston?
A: I always go to the Lamb & Flag. It’s my favorite pub. I like the atmosphere, the staff and the food. I like to go with a friend, but it’s pretty hard to find. But I also like Spanish Street because of the music, it’s a cool joint for people to go to after work.
Q: What are the best restaurants you’ve worked in?
A: The best is Boston Fish Company. We went there to get information for a job, and I just remember it as being really fun and beautiful, it was amazing to go to a seafood restaurant.
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