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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bingo and Rock Paper Scissors Anyone?

Apparently old school games are in thing. Tomorrow night (Wednesday, Jan 27th)Union Square in Somerville hosts the 2nd Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tourney and Bella Luna/Milky Way in JP features Bingo. Fun on either side of the river!

The Rock, Paper Scissors Tournament starts at 8:00pm at PA's Lounge, but register with your "battle" name from 6:30 to 7:30pm-the registration fee is just $5. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place!

Rock 'n Roll Bingo starts up with games at 9:30pm, but you can grab treats (cupcakes) and music starting at 9:00pm. There are 6 rounds of Bingo, so sounds like people will have a chance to win a prize. Rock n' Roll Bingo is at the Milky Way, and it's free to play.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Check Out Ginger Explosion on Wendesday

The folks over at EatBoston are hosing an event on Wednesday to support ArtsUnion. Ginger Explosion event will be gathering some of the best in Boston at Grand in Union Sq, Somerville to give their finest ginger themed dish. And you can be there to share in the tasty, gingery glory. Participating restaurants in in Ginger Explosion are: Picco, Ronnarong Thai Tapas, Petit Robert Bistro, Bambara, Tupelo, and more to be annouced. Space is limited, if you plan to attend, please RSVP here. Suggested donation to ArtsUnion is $5.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

This Weekend: Hot Chocolate Tasting In Harvard Square!

This Saturday (Jan 23rd) enjoy Hot Chocolate Tasting - from 1:00pm-3:00pm at
Brattle Plaza (in front of Hidden Sweets) in Harvard Square. Taste samples of Hot Chocolate from some of Harvard Square's Finest Restaurants and Cafés and Vote for the People's Choice Award for Best Hot Chocolate in Harvard Square! There will be musical entertainment and you can always try your hand at ice skating at the Charles Hotel, too.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Check out the Winter Olympic Warm-Up Party at the Charles Hotel This Friday

You may not be Apollo Anton Ono, but you can get excited about the Winter Olympics tonight at the Charles Hotel's party.

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 2010, from 7:00pm-10:00pm, for $10 admission enjoy free ice skating rentals, DJ, prize giveaways, and more. Cash bar will be available. Spaces are limited, so RSVP to if you are interested.

update: Thanks Anonymous for catching the mistake on the date! This event is on Friday, Jan. 22nd, 2010.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Special Election Tuesday

As most everyone knows by now through the countless TV advertisements, news articles, and robo-calls, there is a special election in MA on Tuesday the 19th to fill the Senate seat once held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (filled in the interim by Sen. Paul Kirk).

The three candidates are:
Attorney General Martha Coakley, Democrat
State Senator Scott Brown, Republican
Joe Kennedy, Independent

This election, which is too close to call between Coakley and Brown, could very well determine what, if any, bills and policies will become law since, with a Brown victory, the Senate Republicans will have an opportunity to filibuster any future discussions and votes.

Since the election is expected to be sooo close, remember to vote as every vote this time will be important.

For more information on the election and where to vote, please visit this website.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Khayyam Restaurant review with interview!

When it comes to Persian restaurants in Boston area, there are few options. Let me see, there is Moby Dick near Symphony, La La Rokh in Beacon Hill, and Jasmine Taste of Persia in Watertown.

Now, there is a new Persian restaurant in Coolidge corner, Brookline! It's called "Khayyam Restaurant" and it is a sister restaurant to "Jasmine Taste of Persia". Click "Read more" to read a short review and to hear an interview with the owner, Alex. Enjoy!

Last Sunday evening, I was craving some Persian food and having heard from Boston Gal that there is a new Persian restaurant in Coolidge corner, I decided to give it a try.

Here are some of the things that I have tried:

Appetizer: Kashk Bademjan (a puree of toasted eggplant with sautéed onions, mint & Kashk (Persian cream)

Soup: Aash Reshten (Persian soup: fresh vegetables & herbs, noodles, Black Eye beans, chick peas, & lentils flavored with sauteed onion & mint)

Main Course: Mixed grill dish, Barreh Soltani (skr: 1 Lamb Kebob & 1 Beef Kebob). Comes with saffron rice, oven stewed tomatoes, hummus, & persian salad

Main Course: Vegetarian plate from lunch special: White basmati rice with falafel, grape leaves, some hummus & persian salad

and of course, the meal wouldn't be complete without having some "Doogh" (Perisan yogurt drink).

I have to say that it was pretty good over all. Appetizer and my mixed grill dish were very tasty and I highly recommend them. Soup was good. The vegetarian plate was good over all, but falafel was a wee bit dry. However, delicious grape leaves, hummus and Persian salad made up for it. Staff were friendly and helpful even though it was almost closing time when I visited and the owner, Alex, was nice enough to talk to me regarding his restaurant.

Anyhoo, if you are in a mood for some Persian food or Kebob then check out Khayyam restaurant. It is located in 404 Harvard St., Brookline, MA. 02446. Tel. (617) 383-6264.

Also, not sure when it will end, but they have a grand opening lunch special that is all day long (all 8 lunch specials are $5.99 each)!!!

Now, check out the interview with the owner, Alex!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

East by Northeast Review (now, with interview!)

Along Cambridge Street, in the old Benatti location, a new Asian restaurant opened in Cambridge called East by Northeast. The restaurant is small restaurant that's a nice addition to the neighborhood. Click on "Read more" to hear the interview!

Inman/East Cambridge is known to foodies, and East by Northeast fits in perfectly. The chef has experience working at Hungry Mother and other local restaurants, so they know the scene well. Food ranges in price form $4 for starters (carrot chips are recommended) to $9-$12 for soups, noodles and dumplings. The pork belly sandwiches (under the pancake section) are delicious - it's been a long time since I've wanted seconds of something. The specials are good, but I highly recommend the homemade dumplings.

The space is small - a cozy 25-seats - and last week it was filled with local Cambridge folks. The servings are small, so we recommend (as the staff did) to share some items - think Asian tapas!

East by Northeast is located at 1128 Cambridge Street, near the Columbia St intersection. Dinner starts around 5:00pm.

Update: Check out Boston On The Go's interview with East by Northeast!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Restaurant News: Two New Places for You to Check Out

So two new places have opened - one in Cambridge and one in the Fort Point Channel. So much for the economy hitting the food industry! :)

East by Northeast opens this week in Cambridge along Cambridge Street. The restaurant will bring Asian treats such as handmade dumplings, pork belly and a variety of local ales. Click here for Urban Daddy's full review.

On the other side of the river, Barlow's has opened on A Street in the Fort Point Channel area. Barlow's is brought to us by the folks behind Orleans, Warren Tavern and others. Reviews on yelp are saying the people, food and ambiance are worth checking out.

Bon Appetit!


Free Film Fridays at the Museum of Science Starts Friday

Miss those Free Film Fridays at the Museum of Science? Me too! Well they are back this month.

All films at the Mugar Omni Theater are free on Fridays and show include: Antarctica, Dinosaurs Alive! and Adrenaline Rush. Tickets should be picked up day of and are first come, first serve. Click here for more.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pizzeria Posto Coming Soon to Somerville

So since the blog's beginnings, we've seen three different cafes/restaurants open along Elm Street...first it was O'Natural's, then Boloco, then Green Tomato 2 and now, Pizzeria Posto.

Pizzeria Posto will offer wood fired pizza, a wine bar, craft cocktails and small plates. Add in some gelato and I think we got a winner. For news and pictures, check out their Facebook page here.