BDCWire Staff

Katy Nastro Correspondent

Awkward, inappropriate, and pretty funny are all Katy Nastro's favorite adjectives. She enjoys corny pick-up lines and watching "Jackass" movies with a cup of tea. She's also been shakin' hands and makin' deals for the Globe since 2012.

Stories by Katy Nastro

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Lunch Dates with Kate: The Tip Tap Room Co-Owner Brian Poe

Beer and fine dining – the two just don’t seem to tango. That hasn’t been the case in Boston until chef and co-owner Brian Poe came along to create a culinary craze at The Tip Tap Room. If craft beer and classy new American cuisine were adopted, Brian would be the proud Daddy. We got the chance to sit down with the man behind the menu to hear his side of the story, and of course knock back a couple of cold ones. More

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Lunch Dates with Kate: ‘Top Chef’ Contestant and Sweet Cheeks Owner Tiffani Faison

Sweet Cheeks Q is not only the home of some ballin’ biscuits and authentic BBQ, it’s also the home to Tiffani Faison – Bravo’s “Top Chef” contestant extraordinaire. I got the chance to sit with Tiffani at her Fenway restaurant to find out just how this “Top Chef” favorite fell into the biz. Check out my one-on-one lunch date with Tiffani right here on the Wire. And don’t worry, no biscuits were harmed during the course of this interview. More

‘The Opposite of Loneliness’ Continues to Resonate Every Grad Season

Grad season has come and gone in one quick toss of a graduation cap. For the whole month of May, schools around Boston and beyond have seen the class of 2014 leave their respective alma maters and walk blindly into the “next chapter.” My own graduation memories are filled with tearful goodbyes and hungover classmates, one of which wasn’t wearing any pants under his gown.