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Cooking Classes @ Stir in the South End

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Jan 31, 2015

stirWant to do something fun and a little different? Barbara Lynch and her team created 'Stir', which offers a variety of cooking classes for all skill levels. 

"Stir is our commitment to providing a resource for both food and wine enthusiasts and novices, as well as our colleagues. Each week, cooking demonstrations and classes on wine and spirits offer an opportunity to learn and taste in a convivial environment. Instructors and the curriculum draw from the talents and passions of Chef Barbara Lynch, Wine Director Cat Silirie, and their teams."

To find out more about the cooking classes at 'Stir' in the South End, please click here.

Click here for a more extensive list of cooking classes in the Boston area.  

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Discover the Dinosaurs at the Seaport World Trade Center

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

discoverthedinos"Discover the Dinosaurs is for the entire family, and especially kids, to explore the mystery of pre-historic life in an environment of learning, discovery, and fun.

Discover the Dinosaurs is a unique hands on exhibit that consists of up to 40 moving and replica museum quality dinosaurs that gives you the opportunity to actually get close and touch the dinosaurs!

Beyond the exhibit, additional fun activities are available for kids of all ages, which make spending the day with the dinosaurs a great experience for the entire family."

Discover the Dinosaurs will be at the Seaport World Trade Center in the Seaport District from Friday, January 30th to Sunday, February 1st. 

In addition to the exhibits there will also be movies, rides and more! Click here to learn more about 'Discover the Dinosaurs'!

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Boston Dog Parks

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jan 28, 2015

puppiesBoston isn't the most pet friendly city but if you are lucky enough to have a dog, finding some space for your pet to run around is important. Here is a list of a few dog parks in the area thanks to the Metro

Peters Park, South End
Possibly the most popular dog park in the city, Peters Park has two sections, divided for large and smaller pets. Dogs can leap up on climbing structures in a safe, double-gated environment, and tackle each other ‘til the cows come home. Plus, there’s even a water fountain for your pup, as well as another to wash your hands. Best of all, there’s plenty of benches for owners to take a load off.

South Boston Bark Park, South Boston
Located near Castle Island, the Bark Park is a gravel-based spot complete with tunnels and rocks for your dog to play on. Maintained by a local neighborhood organization, the Bark Park is so popular that regulars host a Halloween party, complete with pups dressed as lobsters and Batman.

Carleton Court Dog Park, Back Bay
Wide open spaces are hard to come by in Back Bay, which is why the gated Carleton Court is a favorite for dogs who live in the St. Botolph neighborhood of Back Bay, and surrounding the Prudential Center. Pre and post-workday hours tend to get a bit crowded at the Court, but come by in the early-afternoon and your dog can be king of the castle. 

Click here for the full article. 

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Burrito Bowl at Rattlesnack

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

burrito_bowl"On Saturday, January 31, Brian Poe of Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake will kick off Burrito Bowl IV.

 This culinary competition brings together some of Boston’s best chefs to determine whose burrito creation reigns supreme.

 In honor of the following day’s Super Bowl XLIX, each chef will create a signature burrito reflecting the city of their favorite NFL team. Each burrito creation will be served up “bowl-style” and rated by attendees as well as special guest “referees” including Zagat Boston Editor Scott Kearnan and @BostonTweet social media personality Tom O’Keefe."

For more information on the Burrito Bowl in Back Bay's Rattlesnake, please click here

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Bulleit Bourbon Prohibition Party @ Trophy Room Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Jan 25, 2015


January 26 marks the date the first Prohibition law went on the books in Tennessee. During this time, an establishment could get in trouble for selling "spirituous liquors." Many years later, the 21st Ammendment was passed - repealing all Prohibition laws. 

What better way is there to celebrate than to have some Bulleit Bourbon and Rye cocktails with your friends at Trophy Room in Back Bay? Come on down for live music, great cocktails with Will and his team, and a lot of fun! We will have some "old-time spirituous liquors" for you to try out as well - you may find your new facorite drink!

The event is free and what is more fun to do on a cold Monday night in Boston? Click here for more info!

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Beanpot Tournament at TD Garden

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Jan 24, 2015


One of the most celebrated college hockey events in New England is almost here. The 2015 Beanpot Championship will display the rivalry and competitive nature between four of Boston's top colleges.

"It has become Boston's 'social event of winter season.' The first two Monday nights of February in Boston are reserved for the Beanpot, an annual hockey tournament that features Boston College, Boston UniversityHarvard and Northeastern.

It all started on Dec. 26, 1952 at the old Boston Arena. The next year the Beanpot moved to the Garden, where it has been played ever since and become the official battle for Boston's hockey bragging rights."

 Please click here for further information on the Beanpot Tournament.

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'Half off at the Hall' in Faneuil Hall

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Jan 23, 2015

faneuil hallWith all the fun stores and interesting entertainment, Faneuil Hall a great place to check out and bring visting friends and family. And right now, some shops in Faneuil Hall will be offering discounts to intise people to 

"From now until the end of March,the many shops in Faneuil Hall will be offering menu items and discounts of 50% off during weekdays! A great excuse to explore the tourist stop while the tourists are out vacationing somewhere sunny."

Participating shops include Boston Chowda Co., Cheers and North End Bakery. 

For more information on Faneuil Hall, including events and deals, please click here

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Where to Watch The Superbowl

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

patriotsThe New England Patriots have made it to the Superbowl! If you don't want to go to a house party, make sure you grab your favorite Patriots shirt and some friends and head over to your favorite watering hole. 

West End, The Fours
The Fours is usually a great place to go before a Bruins game and grab a beer but because of their numerous tvs and menu, is also a great place to go and watch the Superbowl, especially if you live in the area. The Fours has twenty two beers to choose from and great burgers, salads and wings." Chosen as the number one sports bar in America by Sports Illustrated back in 2005, The Fours has been a fan favorite since opening in 1976."

Downtown, Beantown Pub
Beantown Pub, located across from the famous Granary Burial Ground, is a staple in the Downtown area. Although there are not a ton of tvs, the long bar gives guests front row seats no matter where they are in the pub. Plus, a decent drink list and menu allows fans to watch the game and have a meal without breaking the bank.

Fenway, Cask 'n Flagon & Game On
Situated near Fenway Park, these bars have a ton of TVs and is a great place to watch a game with friends. Game On is situated right across the street from Cask and has a similar atmosphere. Game On also has a downstairs bar deemed  "Blazing Paddles" and is equipped with tons of ping pong tables. Personally, I preferred the dingy old bar that put the focus on the televisions. 

Wherever you choose to watch the game, just make sure you enjoy the atmosphere. Go Pats!

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Best Slopes Near Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jan 21, 2015

ski-2It's ski season and New England is full of great ski lodges & resorts. Here are a few suggestions on destinations within a two-three hour drive from Boston.

Blue Hills Skill Area, Canton, MA

"Part of the Blue Hills Reservation in Canton, the mountain features nine trails over 60 acres of terrain. Just off I-93, I-95, and Route 128, Blue Hills is the closest skiing you can get."

Nashoba Valley, Westford, MA

"Boasting New England’s largest snow tubing facility, Nashoba Valley and its attached snow tubing park is an ideal family winter destination. With 17 trails and nine lifts, Nashoba is one of the larger resorts close to Boston."

Killington, Killington, VT

"WIth 6 mountains, 140 trails, 22 lifts, 7 peaks, over 1,100 acres, a vertical drop of 3,050 feet, the Killington resort area is huge.  More than 250 inches of natural snow each winter and a monster snowmaking system ensure optimal conditions and grooming."

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Chinese New Year Lion Dance Parade

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

chinesenewyearCelebrate The Year of the Sheep in Chinatown! This year the Chinese New Year will be held on Thursday, February 19th. There will be a number of events throughout February & March in Boston for the holiday, including the spectacular Chinatown Lion Dance Parade! 

Chinatown Lion Dance Parade
The Lion Dance parade will feature dance, drums and firecrackers! "The annual Chinese New Year Parade provides a lot of fun as well as the best opportunity to see traditional Lion Dances performed in Boston's Chinatown, the third largest in the U.S. Lion Dances are believed to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck - so they're the perfect way to start the New Year." After the parade, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many traditional Chinatown restaurants. 

For more information on the Lion Dance Parade, and other Chinese New Year events, please click here.

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