Boston on the Go - a Bostonian guide to keeping yourself busy and in the know. Ideas on things to do, places to shop & dine, and what to talk about when you're out and about in the Boston area.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Local Southie Residents Open American Provisions on Broadway

Southie peeps - you have a new specialty food shop - American Provisions.

Local Southie residents Matt Thayer and Andy Fadous are the owners and are committed to offering local and organic produce, Dewar's meats, Woodbury's shellfish, fresh baked goodies, and prepared meals made fresh. Sounds like something that the neighborhood could use! American Provisions is open Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. And is located at 613 Broadway (near L Street).


Monday, December 6, 2010

Tuesday - Brattle Theater's Sugar and Cinema Event

The Brattle Theater in Harvard Square is hosting it's Sugar and Cinema event tomorrow night. Enjoy cookies, cocktails and more starting at 8:00pm.

For the sugar part of the evening there will be champagne cocktails and delicious desserts provided by Flour Bakery and Café. Plus, Boston’s own celebrity pastry chef, Joanne Chang, will be in person to sign copies of her new book, Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Café.

For the cinema portion of the event, the Brattle featuring a real cooking challenge captured on film: Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker’s new film, KINGS OF PASTRY, which documents the French pastry competition, Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

Tickets are $12 just for the movie and cocktail/dessert portion, and $40 (in advance) for the book singing and movie/cocktail portion. Flour cookbooks will be on sale at the event. For info on tickets and the movie, click here.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Weekend Picks - Davis Square, Taza Chocolate and Latkes, oh my!

As you may have guessed, we like our local businesses. And this weekend, I'm recommending you hit up Somerville and Cambridge and do just that.

Davis Square is hosting its annual Midnight Madness tomorrow night. Hit up Boston Shaker and Kickass Cupcakes for sure. If you can't make it Thursday night, Somerville is hosting Shop-a-palooza on Saturday, too. For more details, click here.

Saturday afternoon, hit up Taza Chocolate at their factory for a chocolate and coffee pairing. From 2-5pm on Saturday stop by for a free tasting of Counter Culture Coffee and Taza Chocolate. You'll get to sample a special selection of Counter Cultures heirloom coffees, which have been expertly paired with some of Taza's favorite Stone Ground chocolates. For more info on this event, click here. Oh yeah, and it's free. :)

And lastly, on Sunday, celebrate Hanukkah with Harvard Square's new annual event Everyone Loves Latkes Party from 1-3pm. The Fourth Annual Everyone Loves Latkes Party featuring delicious, creative, and best-looking latkes from local Harvard Square restaurants. Holiday music and storytelling will be taking place too. This event is free, too!