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DRUNCH - at West Bridge

 Congratulations! You have successfully made it through the mad dash to Christmas. Although the excitement (and for some people, stress) of Xmas has passed, next on the list is New Year's.  For us at the Boston Ballet, we are in the ...

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Posted on: Dec 28, 2012 |  Original Post

Staff Meal - After Dark @District

When you are in the 5th week of a 6 week Nutcracker performance run, you get certain things down to a fine art. Any kind of routine, like for instance, my pre-show preparation or post-show wind down, I have pretty solid.  What becomes less ...

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Posted on: Dec 23, 2012 |  Original Post

2nd visit to Puritan & Company - even better than the first!

 By the time Sunday rolls around and I have completed 6 shows of The Nutcracker, there is really no messing around when it comes to dinner.  Usually, my friends and I do something really easy and simple in the South End, where most of ...

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Posted on: Dec 11, 2012 |  Original Post

Giulia brings Italian to the table in Porter Square

With the slew of new restaurants sprouting up in and around Boston, Chef Michael Pagliarini and his wife, Pam, have added one more for the books on the Cambridge side of the river. Their restaurant, Giulia (pronounced, 'Julia), joins Chef ...

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Posted on: Dec 10, 2012 |  Original Post

Fogo de Chao, open and full meats ahead!

Much talk has been going around about the new Brazilian steakhouse (or Churrascaria) which sprung up a couple of weeks ago in the Back Bay. Fogo de Chao (pronounce 'shoun') began in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1979 and has since expanded its ...

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Posted on: Nov 12, 2012 |  Original Post

1 dollar oysters at Rialto are back and going fast!

After a brief hiatus, the Rialto team kicked off their famed 1 dollars Oyster Mondays this week with a boat load of over 1,000 oysters from Island Creek Oyster Bar.  Although this may sound like a lot, at a dollar each and ...

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Posted on: Nov 06, 2012 |  Original Post

Lovin' Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate Party 2012

On the eve of Hurricane Sandy, 350 enthusiastic and supportive individuals gathered for the second annual Ultimate Tailgate Event.  A fundraiser for Lovin' Spoonfuls, one of Boston's most innovative non-profit organizations, this year's ...

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Posted on: Nov 02, 2012 |  Original Post

Two Chefs and a Microphone - Urban Grape

For those of you who have read my post on the new and exciting opening of the South End's very own Urban Grape, you may recall a mention of popups and other events being held in this great space.Having been open for just under a month ...

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Posted on: Oct 25, 2012 |  Original Post

A Catalyst Sunday

Last Sunday was special for two reasons.  Number one, it was the last free Sunday before we switch over to our performing schedule with Boston Ballet.  Once we open our Fall Program this coming Thursday (25th of ...

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Posted on: Oct 22, 2012 |  Original Post

Boston Brunching at the Burro

 After a much too long hiatus from my favorite blogging group, the Boston Brunchers, a last minute invite got me a spot at this month's eating extravaganza.Once or twice a month, a group of Boston bloggers get together over a brunch (or ...

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Posted on: Sep 24, 2012 |  Original Post

A Buttery Expansion

Throughout the summer, rumors of some 'buttery' expansion have been circulating the South End; a new location on Clarendon, an addition to the original on Shawmut and Union Park...it was enough to have me on the tips of my toes with ...

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Posted on: Sep 02, 2012 |  Original Post

Paradise Found

 It was to be a fun filled and exciting time in Boston this past weekend, but I had other plans for myself:)Along with a group of friends, I headed out to Stowe, Vermont for a couple days of repose, birthday celebrations (for my friend) and a ...

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Posted on: Aug 28, 2012 |  Original Post

A South End Sunday

Since I first arrived in Boston 6 years ago (!!!), I have always lived in the South End.  Certainly, I have moved from apartment to apartment far more than my fair share, but I have somehow managed to stay in the proximity of the Ballet and ...

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Posted on: Aug 22, 2012 |  Original Post

A tasty collaboration

Hidden in the heart of Somerville is a delicious and unique chocolate experience at the Taza Chocolate Factory. For those of you are not familiar with this company, they are devoted to bringing the art of authentic Mexican chocolate to Boston.  ...

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Posted on: Aug 18, 2012 |  Original Post

Sur le Pain D'Avignon

One of the things I love most about Farmer's Markets is that they allow for personal relations to be built between between the sellers and buyers while offering you an array of goodies that would otherwise be impossible to find on your lunch ...

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Posted on: Aug 05, 2012 |  Original Post

Tips and Taps by Brian Poe:)

 I first met Chef Brian Poe at Rattlesnake Bar and Grill, where I experienced a delicious tasting of his tex-mex inspired menu.  Never before had the Rattlesnake been seen as a culinary spot and now, thanks to Chef Poe's brilliance, it has ...

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Posted on: Jul 31, 2012 |  Original Post

Fusion on the Greenway

After a day of extremely temperamental weather, Wednesday evening boasted clear blue skies and a slowly sinking sun.  It was perfect weather for the first ever Picnic Popup on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.For those of you who are not aware of what ...

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Posted on: Jul 26, 2012 |  Original Post

Picnic Popup on the Greenway:)

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile-long stretch of greenery and pathways running between Boston's Financial District and the Seaport.  Part of the city's urban development project, many new food ventures have popped up along the Greenway from ...

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Posted on: Jul 23, 2012 |  Original Post

Ready, Sake, Sushi!

 Summer really brings out people's creative juices.  Outdoor music festivals, food festivals and festivals celebrating different cultures are happening all over the city, restaurants roll out inspired summer menus and outdoor cocktail ...

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Posted on: Jul 19, 2012 |  Original Post

Sojourn in Montreal:)

(Jazz Festival) Although I am from Toronto, when asked which Canadian city is my favorite, my heart always goes out to Montreal.  There are a few reasons for this, notably that I spent many of my formative, high school years in this city, met ...

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Posted on: Jul 16, 2012 |  Original Post

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