Monthly Archives: August 2019

What to Eat and Drink This Weekend

first_imgRaekwon’s Ice CREAM SundaeCocktails rule everything around me. Shōjō has a drink special going on right now that not only sounds decadently delicious (and we’re craving sweets right now), but is also a really great Wu-Tang reference. Get your tickets to Raekwon’s upcoming Boston show, then try his namesake sweet sipper, made with Ciroc French Vanilla Vodka, house-made butter pecan syrup, créme de cacao, cream, and egg white.Shōjō, 9 Tyler St., Chinatown, Boston, 617-423-7888, Brewing photo providedBarnstable-Brewed Beer Summer may be mostly behind us, but there’s a brand new reason to visit Cape Cod. The region’s fourth local brewery finally opens the doors in Hyannis this Saturday, Sept. 16, at noon. Visitors will find seven freshly brewed beers by founder Peter Connor, a longtime homebrewer. They range from a German-style wheat, to several IPAs, and darker—including a Russian imperial stout. Barnstable Brewing hopes to have a food truck on site, or you can subsist on slices from B & B Pizza or another neighbor. The hours will change going forward, so check Facebook for the latest—and don’t worry if you’re not Cape bound this weekend. The newest brewery is open year-round.Barnstable Brewing, open noon-6 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 485 West Main St., Hyannis, 774-470-6989, Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Restaurant News What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend Somerville-grown grape jelly, Mass.-brewed beer, decadent fall desserts, and more. 000 Print Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. By Jacqueline Cain· “the neighborhood” Photo / sushiesque on Flickr / Creative CommonsNeighborhood Restaurant’s Somerville Grape JellySomervillians love the Neighborhood’s patio—and so do we—not just because it’s spacious, shady, and friendly. It also produces “buckets and buckets and buckets,” as one employee tallies it, of grape jelly late every summer. The classic Portuguese diner and bakery always makes its own fruit spreads that accompany the plate of house-made muffins and breads that come complementary with every order, but this week marks the first time this year that jelly is made with grapes harvested from the arbors over the patio. Try it on-site, or pick up a 200-milliliter jar of it ($5), and a bag of fresh popovers, cornbread, or sweet bread to take home.25 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville, 617-623-9710, back-lit pint of Branch Bridge. / Photo by Matthew CainMass. Fermentational FindsThere’s a Bay State beer fest this weekend—and that means bonus beer at some of the state’s top beer bars. In honor of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild’s Mass. Fermentational out in Worcester on Saturday, Sept. 16, Trillium is sending “a whole bunch” of its beloved brews to Central Mass. sister spots the Dive Bar (Friday) and Armsby Abbey (Saturday). Honest Weight Beer is decompressing post-fest at the Dive Bar, as well. There are still Fermentational tickets available, too—there, you’ll find pours of the new, all-imperial Greater Good, Best of Boston brewery Night Shift, the coveted Tree House, and more.(L to R) Churro ice cream sandwich at Little Donkey via Instagram / Brown Butter Cinnamon Roll at Flour Bakery via Joanne Chang on Instagram / Banana Caramel Puffs at Tiger Mama via Dee Steffen Chinn on InstagramSo Many SweetsSummer isn’t over yet, but it is starting to feel a little like fall. Bulk up for the season with a variety of delicious new desserts. Flour Bakery, for example, now has brown butter cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting—a holiday go-to—on the menu every day. Little Donkey has a chocolate-doused churro. For a chocolate fix in Allston, try Deep Ellum’s take on classic Boston cream. Over at Tiger Mama, new-ish executive pastry chef Dee Steffen Chinn (formerly of Blue Ginger) has a must-try for peanut butter-and-banana lovers: banana caramel puffs with peanut butter ganache and peanut butter ice cream. What now? Yes. 9/15/2017, 1:50 p.m. last_img read more

Five Open Houses in Back Bay to Tour This Weekend

first_img 46046 Print Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* By Madeline Bilis· Five Open Houses in Back Bay to Tour This Weekend From grand townhouses to well-appointed condos.center_img 5/31/2018, 11:39 a.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Photo via Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential1. A Well-Appointed Two-Bedroom28 Commonwealth Avenue #3, BostonPrice: $1,700,000Size: 1,131 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 2Open houses: Saturday, June 2, 1-2:30 p.m.,Sunday, June 3, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty2. A Grand Three-Floor Townhouse282 Marlborough Street #1, BostonPrice: $4,100,000Size: 2,826 square feetBedrooms: 3Baths: 3.5Open house: Sunday, June 3, 12-1:30 p.m.Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty3. A Two-Bedroom on Marlborough Street416 Marlborough Street #101, BostonPrice: $1,175,000Size: 1,024 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 2Open house: Sunday, June 3, 12-1 p.m.Photo via Keller Williams Realty4. A Sparkling Unit with a Fireplace283 Commonwealth Avenue #2, BostonPrice: $1,799,000Size: 1,405 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 2Open house: Sunday, June 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty5. A Penthouse with a Private Roof Deck241 Beacon Street #5, BostonPrice: $1,595,000Size: 1,154 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 2Open house: Sunday, June 3, 12-1 p.m.The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros.last_img read more

Two Snow Storms Are Headed for Boston This Weekend

first_imgNews Two Snow Storms Are Headed for Boston This Weekend Welcome to March! By Ellen Gerst· 3/1/2019, 9:58 a.m. Photo by Madeline BillisOn February 2, Punxsutawney Phil sparked hope in New Englanders sick of cold and gray days with his promise of early spring. But serves us right for listening to a groundhog.Boston is bracing for another nasty storm this weekend, and this time it’s going to be messy. The National Weather Service predicts that heavy, sticky snow will move in late Friday evening and stay through Sunday morning, covering Thursday’s beautiful fluffy snow before it has a chance to melt. Happy March. At least our annual Malt Madness bracket is back?[Late Friday night into Saturday] Another storm will likely impact SNE with moderate snow accum. Latest guidance suggests highest snow amounts will be across RI and SE MA.— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) February 28, 2019Saturday’s storm may be a late candidate for Boston’s first real nor’easter of the season. The city will be getting around six inches through the weekend, but those in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island could see up to nine. This is on top of the 4-inch dusting Boston got starting Wednesday night. It seems like spring is nowhere in sight. Just when you thought the north shore and central Massachusetts were catching a break, Sunday’s storm is supposed to bring first snow, then a wintry mix to the interior. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for part of MA including Boston 1AM Saturday – 4PM. Snow will arrive overnight and will stick with us for most of the day Saturday.— Vicki Graf (@VickiGrafWX) March 1, 2019A winter weather advisory has been issued for Suffolk County starting in the wee hours of Saturday morning and lasting until 4 p.m. As long as the snow waits its turn, Friday’s commute home shouldn’t be affected by anything other than the occasional angry driver. People looking to skip town should expect flight delays from Logan Saturday morning and into the afternoon.More snow moves in tomorrow. Looks like 4-6”, will be wetter and heavier than the last batch. Of course it’s on a weekend, so no Snow Day from this one 🙁Yet another system after that could impact Monday morning commute!Chance of a Snow Day in Boston:Mon 3/4: 30%— Snow Day Boston (@SnowDayBoston) March 1, 2019The weekend forecast is disappointing to school kids looking to scrape a few more snow days out of what’s so far been a pretty mild winter for New England. By Monday morning, the second storm in this wintry one-two punch will have likely made the switch the freezing rain at the most. Printcenter_img Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 1590159last_img read more