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A Hot Tip – not really!

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Boston, Out and About, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

A Hot Tip – not really!

The Kentucky Derby – I got a hot tip.  A sure winner.  I never bet and rarely watch the Kentucky Derby but it sounded like fun thing to do – go to Suffolk Downs, do some people watching and bet on a few horses.  So I did a quick study on the field, Roy did some studying on how to bet and with money in hand we went to Suffolk Downs with L and M and J and C who relied on us and our knowledge (they’re very trusting).  We had a system.  Roy would bet on the ones that weren’t favorites and I bet on three favorites including my sure thing.  I had to bet on Wicked Strong because he had a Boston connection and a portion of the earnings are going to the One Fund; Intense Holiday, my sure thing; and, Riding on Curlin, another Boston connection.  Well, they say that the favorite hardly ever wins but he won yesterday.  Six of us betting and six of us lost!  Oh well!

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There Goes My Cholesterol Level!!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Cambridge, Music, Out and About, Restaurant Reviews, Rock and Roll | 0 comments

There Goes My Cholesterol Level!!

We went to The Sinclair in Harvard Square last week.  It’s a much needed live music venue with multi levels to view a show.  Bruce in the USA was playing and if you’re a Springsteen fan and need a fix, find this guy.  Three hours, yes three hours of Bruce.  A look alike, with all the mannerisms, a great band and if you closed your eyes, you would think you were hearing the Boss himself

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A New Contender On “The Street”

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in Out and About, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

A New Contender On “The Street”

Watch out Capital Grille.  There’s a new kid on “The Street” and it’s name is Del Frisco’s Grille.  What’s The Street?   It’s the new very exciting shopping and restaurant complex in Chestnut Hill, MA.

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Boston – Feast Time in the North End

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Boston, Out and About | 1 comment

Boston – Feast Time in the North End

If you live in or are visiting Boston, and are here on a summer weekend in August, it’s mandatory that you experience a Feast in the North End, Boston’s Little Italy.  This weekend was the opener, Festa di Sant Agrippina.

The North End is Boston’s Italian neighborhood, a few tightly packed blocks full of restaurants, cafes, shops and a lot of local color.  On Feast weekends it’s wall to wall people, lights, live music, old fashioned carnival games and FOOD.  Have some raw bar or sausage with peppers and onions at one of the street stalls or have dinner in one of the many restaurants that line the streets and then after dinner, take a stroll, have a cannoli and enjoy the street scene.

At the beginning of each Feast, the Madonna is paraded through the streets.  She is slowly covered in cash which goes to the Church.

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Music – every weekend has a free show.  People dance in the street and the old timers pull up lawn chairs  or hang out their windows to enjoy the music!  Some people (I’m not saying who!) have been known to get up on the stage to sing Disco Inferno with the original group, The Trampps!

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A little raw bar anyone?

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Boston’s Finest!

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The street scene

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North End Feasts – one of the many reasons Boston is a “wicked awesome” city!

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Tapas at Estragon

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Boston, Food, Out and About, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Tapas at Estragon

A warm summer night is perfect for tapas.  After Roy’s haircut in the South End that’s what we felt like so we headed over to Estragon.  It was early so there was lots of room for 2 at the bar.

The restaurant is a big, airy, informal space with a nice sized bar, hi-top and cafe seating and some comfy, mismatched overstuffed chairs and couches.  It kind of reminds me of a restaurant in Madrid that’s been around for generations.  

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Island Creek Oyster Bar

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Boston, Food, Out and About, Restaurant Reviews | 0 comments

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Kenmore Square was all abuzz last night.  A little country came to Fenway Park.  Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert  were playing and the crowd was all straw cowboy hats, short sundresses and cowboy boots.

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