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5 New Restaurants to Try

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

From Thrillist.com: "Forget the Summer of Gronk, the Summer of Pedro, and the Summer of The Rock. This has been the Summer. Of. Food. The Boston dining renaissance continues, and local chefs have been extra busy feeding the sun-soaked masses. Here are 20 new Hub restaurants you should check out immediately."

1. Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca | Seaport

"Super-chef Mario Batali has finally landed in Boston with Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, an offshoot of his NYC flagship Babbo Ristorante. The sleek space is organized around three Carrara marble-topped bars, while the menu is organized around wood-burning brick oven pizzas, like quattro formaggi and pancetta with crimini and robiola. Of course, signature pastas such as the Bucatini all' Amatriciana are also in the mix alongside Italian small plates (gnoccho fritto) and house-made gelati (dark chocolate, graham cracker). For cheesemongers, be sure to check out the formaggio list with locally made wonders (Babbo ricotta, Wolf Meadow caciotta)."

2. Banyan Bar + Refuge | South End

"The Gallows Group (of the famed Blackbird Doughnuts and The Gallows) is already keeping the South End well-fed, and now they’re just showing off with the recently launched Banyan Bar + Refuge on Tremont St. This modern Asian gastropub melds Eastern and Western flavors into mashups for both its dishes and its drinks. Must-haves include the Umeboshi Old Fashioned (preserved plum-infused rye, Demerara simple syrup, yuzu bitters), kung pow sweetbreads, and cast iron duck confit crispy rice with corn relish, gochujang ketchup, and poached egg. However, the crown jewel is the fried chicken done Ptang-style with dried lime chimichurri and furikake."

3. Crudo | North End

"Deep within our Little Italy, Crudo breaks the culinary mold with pan-Asian tastes and a mix of old/new Japanese cuisine. Executive Chef Kenichi Iwaoka (Ginza, OSUSHI) blends unique ingredients for dishes like Oyster Pearls, a tempura-fried tempter with truffle-honey aioli and fried cilantro; and Lobster Tsunami Makimono with lobster salad and fried leeks perched on a lightly grilled rice cake. If you’re really hungry, dive into the Seafood Pan Fried Noodle loaded with calamari, shrimp, and scallops, and wash that down with the Social Mule (cucumber vodka, ginger liqueur, organic sake, ginger beer)."

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ICA First Fridays - White Hot

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Start your weekend off with a bang at the Institute of Contemporary Art. On the first Friday of each month, from 5pm-10pm, the ICA hosts an after hours event, themed around the current gallery exhibitions. First Fridays feature DJs, live performances, gallery talks, specialty cocktails, and more. The Water Cafe at the ICA offers a small bites menu and full bar - this is where you can find the cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions.

This, Friday, August 7th  is White Hot: Back by popular demand – our White Party, a new summertime tradition. Get out to the waterfront in your Summer whites and enjoy some oysters on the half shell. Tunes provided by local favorite DJ Frank White. UFO White Samples for ICA Members and Citizens Bank card holders!

Admission is completely free for members of the ICA and only $15 for nonmembers.

These events are 21+

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3 Lobster Rolls to Try This Summer

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jul 08, 2015

lr"Seriously, what’s better on a summer day than sipping a cold one and chowing down on a bun piled high with lobster salad? Answer: seriously nothing. Stop looking for other answers." Try these three, recommended by Thirllist:

1. Yankee Lobster Co

"This internationally known fish market makes a locally beloved lobster roll that you need to eat. Soon. Light mayo and tarragon complement the claw/knuckle meat and griddled bun, and for a slight variation, order the lobster club -- it’s got bacon in the mix. (Bacon + lobster + you = happiness.) Food blogger Fiona Coxe puts the entire scene in perspective: “Like being on vacation in the middle of the city, Yankee Lobster offers that island vibe, a stuffed lobster roll, and beer­ -- ‘cause everything is better with beer.”

2. Alive and Kicking Lobster

"Even though plenty of locals know about Alive & Kicking’s lobster salad sandwiches (not rolls!), those beauties still feel like a well­-guarded secret. This no­-frills Cambridgeport nook keeps its “roll” equally no­-frills with just light mayo, salt, and pepper for seasoning, while two pieces of toasted scali tie the whole room together. Restaurateur Beau Sturm reflects, “It’s simple and delicious, served on buttered scali bread and barely dressed in mayo. The people who run the place are so nice, and the food is just as great as the people.”

3. James Hook + Co

"A sunny stroll along the waterfront should always include a stop at James Hook for their award­-winning lobster roll. Always. It’s a basic set-up (light mayo, celery, toasted roll), but one that allows the straight-from­-the-ocean lobster meat to take center stage. And it’s a showstopper. For cookbook author Dan Whalen, Hook’s roll is tops: “Fresh lobster, light mayo, buttered toasted roll, and that’s it. Amazing big chunks of really fresh meat. Also, it’s affordable.” ($15 for a small, $18 for a large.)"

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3 Free Summer Activities

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Boston summers are one of a kind. One reason being there are endless FREE (and fun)  things to do. Here are 3 free summer activities, provided by Thrillist:

1. Play bocce at Lawn on D | Seaport

"The Seaport District’s funky/friendly urban refuge, Lawn on D, is all about free-ness with a packed docket of gratis events and a generous supply of game gear. But there’s nothing more chillax than hard-to-find bocce."

2. Tone those glutes while climbing the Bunker Hill Monument | Charlestown

"Ascending the 294 steps to the top nets you a sweet view of Boston and also buns of steel."

3. Catch a concert at the Hatch Shell | Charles River Esplanade

"WZLX and Mix 104.1 keep on rocking in the free world with a summer’s worth of concerts and fests on the Esplanade. Air guitar, also free."

 

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Boston GROWN-UPs Museum

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jun 10, 2015

"Break out your neon, your leg warmers, and your MC Hammer pants--for this one night only Boston Grown-Ups Museum is kickin it old school! Go for gold in our jump rope contest, grab an adult snow cone, and hang out in our outdoor lounge while the DJ spins some throwback hits. 

Get ready to crawl to the top of our three-story Climb, blow a giant bubble, play in our Construction Zone, and rediscover your most playful self? Now is your chance!  It's time to party at Boston Children's Museum...without the children!

On Thursday, June 11th, we're throwing open the doors to Boston Children's Museum to those who are young at heart. Enjoy beer and wine plus tasty treats for purchase. Bring friends and meet new ones as you explore interactive exhibits, attempt to build a "big kid" sized fort, and explore your inner artist in the Art Studio. Stop into our Museum Shop and buy old favorites such as Pop Rocks, Pez dispensers and Gummy Worms.

Whether you were here as a kid or are new to town, Boston "Grown-Ups" Museum will bring out your innate sense of fun!"

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ICA First Fridays - Island Time

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Start your weekend off with a bang at the Institute of Contemporary Art. On the first Friday of each month, from 5pm-10pm, the ICA hosts an after hours event, themed around the current gallery exhibitions. First Fridays feature DJs, live performances, gallery talks, specialty cocktails, and more. The Water Cafe at the ICA offers a small bites menu and full bar - this is where you can find the cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions.

This, Friday, June 5th is Island Time: Celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage Month in partnership with Boston Caribbean Fashion Week featuring Pan Loco Steel Band, Soca Zumba lessons, a Pop-Up Oyster Bar from Island Creek Oysters, and much more!

Admission is completely free for members of the ICA and only $15 for nonmembers.

These events are 21+

 

 

 

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WeWork Labs Demo Day

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Head to WeWork this Wednesday to see five of Boston's most exciting startups showcasing their products at WeWork Labs Demo day! 


"Join us at WeWork Fort Point on June 3rd to connect with entrepreneurs and to learn more about WeWork's finest. Each member has no more than four minutes to pitch followed by a three minute Q&A each attendee votes on the winner! The winner receives a prize (Apple Watch) and everyone will get the chance to network at the happy hour post-competition. 


Presenters: 
Bookity: the only group reservation software designed specifically for museums, historic sites, and other attractions. 

HigherMe: find a job that matches your personality. 

TableUp: helping restaurants better understand their guests and market effectively. 

MatchOn: creating the best way to play the Billions of tennis matches that occur each year. 

Flyp: get multiple numbers on your smartphone. "

Reserve your spot here!

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Cinco De Mayo Cruise

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Join Flavormedia in their 4th Annual Cinco De Mayo Cruise! 

"It’s finally that time of the year again! Join us on May 2nd for our incredible FOURTH annual FLVR CincoDeMayo cruise! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just getting loco for the holiday, every year the cincocruise is Boston’s biggest floating fiesta. Ask someone who’s been before, it’s WILD"

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 | Boarding is at 6pm Sharp | Returns 10pm Sharp

 

Buy tickets here!

 

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Labor Day Weekend Events in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Aug 30, 2013

marina bayTiesto at the Ocean Club 
Tiesto will be that the Ocean Club at Marina Bay on August 30th. "Voted 'The Greatest DJ Of All Time' by Mixmag in 2011 and the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone, Tiësto has worked with superstars such as Kanye West, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and many more." See the DJ tear up the dance floor and enjoy the end of summer with Marina Bay's beautiful ocean and city views. Ticket and further information for this event are available here.

Mass Brewer's Fest
The Mass Brewer's Fest will be on Friday, August 30th from 6pm-9:30pm. The event will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center Headhouse Concourses. This event will feature brewers and reps from all around Massachusetts and New England such as Banner Beer Company, Harpoon Brewery and Wachusetts Brewing Company. Tickets are available through the Mass Brewers Guild website.

Fireworks Viewing Cruise
Enjoy harborside views and fireworks with Boston Harbor Cruises on Saturday, August 31st. There are two options for the cruises. Guests can either board the fireworks viewing cruise or the dinner and fireworks cruise. Both cruises leave at 7pm. The fireworks display will be in honor of the Summer on the Waterfront and the Boston Arts Festival. Please check the Boston Harbor Cruises websites for further details. 

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series @ ICA

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Aug 08, 2013

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at the ICA is back! The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will take place on Sunday, August 25th from 1:00pm-4:30pm. 

After performing in Europe, the World Series comes to Boston for a spectacular scene of grace, positioning and energy. The roof of the ICA will turn into an urban cliff as the best high divers in the world leap 90 feet into the waters of Boston Harbor below. The ICA's mission to exhibit contemporary art will display a playful side as fans watch from the fan, splash and IPA zone. 

Tickets are selling out fast, so make sure you register online today. Tickets are free and are available through Eventbrite.  

  

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