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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Battery Park and Lounge Opens

Financial District has a new outpost for lunch and dinner - Battery Park Bar and Lounge.

Thanks to Thrillist, we know that Battery is (another) after work sports/bar and lounge with 87 indoor seats and a huge (100 seat) outdoor patio. The mahogany bar offers you 16 flat screens, five spacious beige high-backed banquettes w/ directional speakers and touch screen TV controls. Patriots against Miami at Battery, anyone?

The menu seems pretty similar to what you'd expect at a sports-lounge - battered haddock, Shepard's pie, sammies and burgers and something with a twist - steamed Guinness shrimp w/ white onion seasoning. The bar also offers 16 brews on tap.

Battery Park and Lounge is open for lunch and dinner (starting at 11:00am) and is located at 33 Batterymarch Street. Click here for more info.


Monday, September 20, 2010

This Week - Second Glass' Classy Bar Crawl

To celebrate Boston's first wine week, this Thursday, the folks from Second Glass are getting us to dress up and get down for a night out of drinking wine.

Second Glass is organizing a bar crawl to some of the best bars in Downtown Boston. Second Glass will be hitting up BiNA osteria, Lock Ober, Woodward and more as part of this wine week fest. There is no price to for attending the event (only $9 a pop for glasses of wine and some awesome deals of food) but if you register in advance you can win fun prizes along the way. There is two after parties for this event, so bring your A-game. Some prizes include tickets to Second Glass' annual Wine Riot event and fun stuff from the sponsors. For a free ticket and more information, click here.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Journeyman Restaurant Opens in Union Square

Locavores rejoice- Journeyman, a 36-seat restaurant opened yesterday in Union Square.

The restaurant will be offering dinner Wednesday-Sundays, with the occasional special event on a Monday or Tuesday evening. The restaurant offers three-, five-, and seven-course menus (both omnivorous and veggie) with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and the dining room’s own garden. The 3 course menu is priced at $39, 5 course $69 and 7 course at $85.

The restaurant is also is staying true to its local-ness in its bar by offering a season beer list focusing on American microbreweries, especially from Massachusetts.

Journeyman is open Wednesday-Sunday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm and open Saturdays as well for lunch between 11:30am-2:00pm. Journeyman is located at 9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville. Click here for more info.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bailey and Sage Review

Last week we gave you photos of the Baily and Sage menu, and now a quick review.

Bailey and Sage opened recently at 103 State Street, featuring sandwiches and salads. Upon walking into the store, there are two lines, the closer one for salads, where you walk through the line specifying the ingredients and toppings you want, and the second line towards the back where you can order a sandwich.

The layout of these lines definitely leads something to be desired, as the salad line can get congested and makes it difficult to get to the sandwich line. Once in the sandwich line, there is not much space so it gets confusing to determine who is in line and who is just waiting for their order to be filled.

In any case, about the food. Pictured above is half of the Prosciutto and Brie sandwich, which was very good with a generous portion of prosciutto. The dried roasted peppers had a raisin-like flavor and was a a tasty and interesting topping. A friend who is a chicken salad connoisseur had the Bailey and Sage Chicken Salad Wrap and was very impressed.

BUT, the prices are just a tad high for lunch. For the taste and size $10 is probably not a bad price to pay, but it's hard to imagine going there too often.

(BTW, there is no Read More ... this time. Sorry.)


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bailey and Sage Open - Menu Photos

The website for Bailey and Sage ( is not ready yet, but the restaurant is open at 103 State Street serving salads, sandwiches, and wraps for around $10.

Hoping to get a chance to go, but in the meantime pictures of the menu are located below since their menu seemingly cannot be found anywhere else.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Two New Dining Spots Open in Somerville and Boston

Both Boston and Somerville are getting two new local bar/restaurants this week as the Foundry on Elm opens in Davis Square and Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen opens on Columbus Ave in Boston.

The folks behind the Independent in Union Square bring you The Foundry on Elm, which opened to the public last week. The Foundry is replacing the old Bowl and Board and Jimmy Tingle Theater location. The Foundry is finally bringing back the classic cocktails and food that those of us in Boston and Cambridge have enjoyed for awhile, such as classic cocktails and poutine. Have I mentioned I love poutine?

The Foundry is not just for the swanky cocktail drinkers - this two floor bar is also offering 32 local and Belgium beers on tap. The menu offers items such as confit pork belly and a raw bar featuring scallop ceviche and jonah crab claws. (I want the basic, but delicious roast chicken with fingerlings and kale).

Foundry on Elm is located 255 Elm St in Somerville and is open daily until 1:00 a.m. For more information, click here.

Darryl's Corner Bar brings a nice hangout to the South End. Darryl's give me the feeling with its simple (but yummy) menu that this is the place where everyone will now your name. Darryl's offers a variety of classic drinks and their own versions (I thought the mimosa was funny of PBR and OJ). The menu has good bar food like fried calamari, pulled pork sandwiches and lobster rolls. Darryl's also offers a late night menu from 11:00pm-1:00am. - a nice touch for those of us who had too many martinis down the street.

Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen is located at 604 Columbus Ave, Boston. For more information, click here.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Deuxave Opens in the Back Bay

From the folks behind Dorchester's dBar comes Deuxave (pronounced doo-ave). Deuxave at 371 Commonwealth Ave (corner of Mass Ave and Comm) is officially open this weekend folks, but has already been softly opening. :)

The restaurant will be featuring "American Nouveau Cuisine" with concentration on using seasonal, farm-fresh local ingredients. The cuisine is strongly rooted in the nouvelle techniques of contemporary French cuisine, with some help from American ingredients. Sounds a lot like many other restaurants around here? (That's what I thought).

Menu includes a lot of local seafood and veggies, such as the Scituate Lobster Gnocchi appetizer, Seared Hawaiian Ahi Tuna, vegetarian ragoƻt and meats such as
Moroccan spiced Colorado lamb and a duet of Giannone Farms Organic Chicken as entrees. Deuxave states right off the bat to have a vibrant bar scene, with the bar manager coming from Eastern Standard, so hopefully that means will see a great selection of beers and unique cocktails.

Deuxave is open for dinner Sunday thru Wednesday from 5:00 PM-10:00 PM and Thursday- Saturday 5:00 PM-11:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday brunch is planned to start within the first year. For more information, click here.