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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chutney's Opens in Harvard Square Today

Chutney's, a new Indian restaurant, has moved into the old Flat Patties location in the Garage at 36 JFK Street and is opening today.

The menu is based on wraps of Indian classics like chicken Marsala and sides like samosas (all the wraps are made with Indian flat bread). Their is a variety of specialty Indian drinks and chutneys for your meal too. I'm not clear on the pricing, but I've heard that most items are under $10. For more information, click here.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Review: ThinkTank Restaurant/bar/lounge

Recently, we managed to get our arses over to Kendall Sq. in Cambridge to check out the newly opened ThinkTank Restaurant/bar/lounge. Here is our brief review. Enjoy!

ThinkTank is definitely is a change to Kendall Sq. scene. It's not quite pub & bar such as Cambridge Brewing Company, Tommy Doyle's and Flat Top Johnny's, but it's not quite the foodie's paradise such as Hungry Mother. It is somewhere in the middle, which is a good thing for its location.

Place is a hybrid of restaurant, bar, and lounge and has a bit of a dressy yet casual feel. There were peeps who were fairly dressed up, but i didn't feel out of place with my t-shirt, jeans and flip-flops. There are a few TVs to catch some games, an area to stand and chill (later in the night, it will turn into a small dance floor) and several tables and a few booths.

Food is American with Asian and middle eastern twist. We had several appetizers and a couple of sandwiches. We recommend you try siracha wings, pork belly for appetizers and Seoul burger! Food is good and different from what other places in the area offers. There were some interesting cocktails and good selections of beers both on tap and bottles.

Service was great. Staff are friendly and attentive. One of owner/manager, Vincent, came by our booth and talked to us for a bit. Just on a side note, Vincent is a burger connoisseur and gave us a great tip to check out a burger joint in CT which is home of the eldest burger joint (hopefully, we can go there soon and post it on the blog).

Weekends and few times during the week, it will have DJs for music and dancing in the evenings. It is also one of few places in Cambridge with 2am closing time and in couple of weeks will have several outdoor seatings as well.

This is a brief review of ThinkTank. If you want to try something new or are coming to see a film at Kendall Sq., then definitely stop by and check it out.

Photograph of Nicole and Vincent from ThinkTank.

Location:One Kendall Square, Building 300, Cambridge, MA, 02139


Starting Saturday - Take No Prisoners: Berklee at Fort Warren – a Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series

For the second year Berklee is bringing free musical entertainment throughout the summer.

On select Saturdays throughout June, July and August, visitors to historic Fort Warren will be captivated by the sounds of Berklee’s notable up-and-comers playing original jazz, bluegrass, soul pop, indie rock and more while taking in the sites of Georges Island.

Take No Prisoners: Berklee at Fort Warren is free to the public. Each concert features three Berklee artists performing back-to-back, so all you’ll need is a ferry ticket for an entire afternoon of music under the sun. Ferry tickets can be purchased online or in person the ticketing booth near the Marriott Long Wharf every half-hour from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For the full ferry schedule, visit The first concerts begin at 12:00pm.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

This Friday - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog at the Coolidge

Do you love Neil Patrick Harris and Joss Whedon? Well, aren't you in luck! Cause tomorrow night at the Coolidge you can enjoy a Dr. Horrible Sing-Along.

On Friday, June 18th we will be screening Joss Whedon's award-winning Internet musical sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog featuring a shadowcast performance by The Teseracte Players of Boston, followed by a special treat: A shadowcast of the musical DVD Commentary of Dr. Horrible. There will also be a Dr. Horrible/Captain Hammer costume contest. Come as the "Evil" Doctor or the "Good" Captain for a chance to win great prizes!!! The event starts at midnight at the tickets are $15. Click here for more.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Gallows Opens in the South End

South End just got a new restaurant - The Gallows, which opened this week in the old Sage location.

The Gallows is a new American bar feel that I've heard from some early reviews has a pointed The Gallows to a real affordable place, such as the apparently delicious $9 burger and a peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallow creme brûlée ! The bar shucked the bowled pretzels for Pepperidge Farm goldfish and has cheaper beers such as Miller High Life, Narraganset and PBR all for $3. Hopefully I'll have a full report for you soon...The Gallows is located at 1395 Washington Street near Union Park.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Two new dinging/lounge spots open this week!

Think Tank in Kendall Square and Noche in the South End open this week. Think Tank has a soft opening today, and Noche on Tuesday.

Think Tank opens at One Kendall Square today under/near by the Friendly Toast. The Tank is a new addition to the after work/late night spots in the area with bar bites, interesting entrees (bulgogi burger) and classic cocktails - Manhattan anyone? The old school vibe is also represented not only in the food and drink, but in the 1970s inspired wooden bar and design.

If the food is not the best part for you, Think Tank also features a rec room with a jukebox, Ms Pac-Man and late night live music on Thursdays-Saturdays. Think Tank bar opens open Tues.; restaurant opens Wed. Mon.-Wed. & Sun., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Click here for more information (menu is not currently online).

On the other side of the river, Noche is replacing Icarus in the South End. Noche is a new lounge with new American fare. Noche will be open TuesdaySun.-Tues., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Wed.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Noche is located at 3 Appleton St. For reservations, click here.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

This Saturday - SomerFun Festival

Somerville Local First is hosting a FREE street festival this weekend in Union Square.

The street festival will have 50 participating organizations from Local Retailers and Artisans to Farmers, Nonprofits and Artists. SomerFun has something for everyone!

Activities include art installations, farming demonstrations (like canning...and we’ll be milking animals!) and multi-cultural youth group dance and the Somerville HS Marching band will be playing.

And many of the local Union Sq bars will be open for "refreshments" there is something for everyone! SomerFun will be held from 3pm-7pm in the Square. For more info and updates - click here.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hotel Veritas' Simple Lounge is Open in Harvard Sq

Harvard's newest 30-room boutique hotel, Hotel Veritas, is open and its new lounge is too.

Simple Lounge exclusively serves Ice Glen Vodka, Greylock Gin, and Ragged Mountain Rum – each hand crafted in small batches at Berkshire Mountain Distillers, the Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition. They use local crops and fresh water sources - talk about local! The Lounge's beer list includes Boston-based Harpoon Brewery and Cambridge-based brewers Pretty Things.

For more on Simple Lounge and Hotel Veritas, click here. Hotel Veritas is located at One Remington Street, at the corner of Remington and Mass Ave.


Monday, June 7, 2010

This Week: Free Concerts in Downtown Crossing

Join The Phoenix, Vitamin Water, Metro PCS, San Angelo, Casillero del Diablo, and Budweiser on June 8, 9, and 10th from 5-8pm on Summer Street in the heart of Downtown Crossing for the Best Music Week concert series! Three nights of high energy performances, featuring some of the local talent in New England. Free and open to the public, all ages are welcome. For a list of bands and more, click here.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Canteen Opens in Cambridge

Canteen, Cambridge's newest breakfast/lunch/dinner place started its soft opening today.

Canteen is filled with a variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, using Iggy's bread whenever available. Items were very fresh, and the sandwiches were well portioned and filled with interesting goodies. Most of us stuck to the sandwiches at lunch today, so here's a quick review- the Cubano was spicy, the Crafty was a good take of the turkey BLT and the European looked good as well. Most sandwiches were under $10, which was reasonable, but we had difficulty in ordering drinks. Canteen also offers soups and salads and healthy snacks for those on the go. Canteen is going to be open 6 days a week (closed Mondays). For its full menu and more check out their website here. And bonus points for Canteen for using all recyclable/biodegradable products!