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Monday, February 8, 2010

Video Sneak Peek at Stoddards

So we hit up the sneak peek party at Stoddards Fine Food and Ale last week and looks like Boston has another VIP club in the works. See our video at Stoddards' event after the jump.

Stoddards in located in Downtown Crossing in an old historic building, once the home of a cutlerly shop with the same name. The owners, which own Ivy Restaurant across the street, have been working hard stripping the venue to its original late 18th century roots. Steel beams, beautiful brick work now shows at the bar area.

Unfortunately, the speakeasy downtown stairs was not ready yet, but we were told (check out Sand Lad's video) that the speakeasy will be a members only venue, featuring a private entrance from the back alley and will have a "males only night." Now, I'm sure there are a bunch of you out there thinking that sounds awesome, but I got a bit turned off, especially when I heard that the club was aimed towards elite clients and athletes. So us normal folk, we stay upstairs at the pub and just pine away at who comes up those stairs...(let's hope for Brady and Rondo).

Stoddards' drinks are great old throwbacks, like Moscow Mules, Stoddard's punch and a variety of local ales. Menu you will offer deviled eggs, a pot of pickles (starters) and a variety of meat, such as oxtail, rabbit and quail. One of the more interesting items on the menu is an aged gouda and cask ale pudding - an English style cheese pudding made with pretzel bites and chestnut bread pudding.

Stoddards is still in the making, and is planning for their soft opening in about two weeks. Stoddard's Fine Food and Ale is located at 48 Temple Street. Click here for more information.

Enjoy the video!