Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

Kane's Donuts (Credit: Nick Gemelli)

The Toucher & Rich Show, the dynamic radio duo of Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb, isn’t your ordinary sports talk show. They share a bond that goes beyond sports; it’s their shared love for one thing that’s just as captivating – food!

Picture this: Fred and Rich, the two hosts of the highly rated morning show, eagerly awaiting the arrival of food drops at the station. Food drops are like little surprises from local restaurants, delivering mouthwatering dishes right to their studio. It’s really a culinary adventure and they invite their listeners along for the ride.

Kane's Donuts

Kane’s Donuts at my awesome wedding (Credit: Nick Gemelli)


Why is this such a big deal? Well, Fred and Rich’s excitement about good food is infectious. When they sink their teeth into a juicy barbecue, indulge in sweet and savory donuts, or explore the rich flavors of Asian cuisine, it’s like you’re right there with them.

What sets them apart is their ability to blend sports talk seamlessly with the pleasures of everyday life. They’re not just discussing scores; they’re sharing candid food reviews and animated discussions about their culinary adventures.

So, why do they love food drops so much? It’s not just about the food; it’s about connecting with their audience in a unique and delicious way. It’s a reminder to all of us to savor life’s little pleasures, and for Fred and Rich, that means savoring every bite, one delightful dish at a time. Food isn’t just nourishment; it’s an experience, and these radio hosts bring it to life on the airwaves.

Without further ado, here are the top 8 places that we, at the Toucher & Rich radio program (airing from 6 AM to 10 AM on Boston’s Home for sports, 98.5 the Sports Hub), would love to receive food drops from. Feel free to reach out to me, Nick Gemelli, anytime. My contact info is below!

  • Moe's Southwest Grill

    Moe’s Southwest Grill, or just Moe’s, is a unique fast-food spot with a twist. Founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2000, it’s not your average chain. Their menu is a Southwestern delight, featuring burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads, stacks, burrito bowls, and seasonal homemade salsas that add a burst of flavor. What’s really cool is that you get to customize your order. You can add or remove ingredients to make your meal exactly how you like it. And as a bonus, every order comes with a side of chips and salsa. It’s a fun and flavorful experience at Moe’s!

  • Rusty Can

    Located in Byfield, just off Interstate 95, the Rusty Can has a classic Southeastern vibe. You can easily find it by following the smoke coming from behind the pale blue plaza.

    Their menu puts a barbecue twist on North Shore favorites. Try the brisket bomb sub or the smoked super beef three-way sandwich. They also have adventurous options like the smoked pork belly melt and smoked meatloaf sandwich.

    Check their Instagram for daily specials, and if you visit on Thursdays, you’re in for a treat—they pile various meats on nachos. It’s a tasty experience!

  • Kane's Donuts

    Did you ever imagine that you’d discover the tastiest donuts in a simple North Shore shop? Well, for six whole decades, Kane’s has been serving up a changing menu of about 40 different flavors every day. They’ve got everything from crème brûlée to lemon chiffon to eggnog. They open at 3:30 in the morning, so if you want to grab some, it’s best to get there super early.

  • Kelly's Roast Beef

    Kelly’s Roast Beef, a beloved Revere Beach institution since 1951, is your ultimate destination for quintessential New England delights. Picture this: the sun-kissed beach, the sound of waves, and a plate filled with the most divine lobster rolls, velvety clam chowder, and perfectly crispy fried scallops. It’s not just a meal; it’s a seaside experience. And if that’s not enough to tickle your taste buds, Kelly’s also dishes out classic deli sandwiches like roast beef, Reubens, and pastrami that hit all the right notes.

  • Dom's Sausage

    Now, let’s talk about Dom’s Sausage Company in Malden – a spot that’s practically legendary for one culinary masterpiece. While they still honor their sausage roots, what really steals the show is their sensational steak tips, generously bathed in Dom’s top-secret marinade. People don’t just visit Dom’s; they embark on a flavor pilgrimage, traveling all the way from New Hampshire just to bask in the sizzle, inhale the tantalizing aroma, and savor every mouthwatering bite. It’s more than food; it’s a gastronomic journey you won’t soon forget.

  • Kowloon

    Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, Massachusetts, offers a mix of Asian flavors, from Cantonese to Thai. It has different themed dining areas. It was recognized as one of New England’s best Chinese restaurants in 2004. Families often celebrate special occasions here, and it’s a popular spot for tiki culture fans. The restaurant has been owned by the same family for three generations. Plus, Andy Wong is the BEST!

  • Buff's Pub

    Buff’s, a friendly sports pub in Newton, draws a diverse crowd of all ages and styles. But the real star here is their wings. Among all the wing places in the city, Buff’s is famous for serving the best. Their wings are juicy and perfectly seasoned. They keep it simple, serving the wings with classic sides like blue cheese dressing and celery. You can jazz them up with different sauces, but our top pick is the sweet and spicy honey hot sauce. It’s a must-try for a flavorful wing experience!

  • Rosa Mexicano

    Rosa Mexicano is a special place with a unique vision. When you visit the restaurants, you’ll enjoy fancy dining that respects Mexican culture and cooking methods. They serve traditional Mexican dishes and more refined options in a fun and stylish setting. It’s a great place for a good time and delicious meals. They dropped food off a few months back and it was SO GOOD! We’re big fans of Rosa.

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