<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston - Local News - [NBC Boston]Boston 360]]>Copyright 2018http://www.nbcboston.com/news/localen-usSun, 17 Jun 2018 19:47:39 -0400Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:47:39 -0400NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[It’s National Lobster Day: Celebrate in Southie]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:20:22 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/SullivansLobsterRoll.jpg

In celebration of the end of summer and National Lobster Day – we say kick off the weekend and head out and celebrate!

Classic!  Sully ’s has a delicious lobster roll and it won’t break the bank! The lobster roll is packed with fresh lobster meat and served on a grilled roll for just $14.95.  While you’re there, you might as well add some handmade onion rings to your order too.  You’ll thank us later!

2-ways!Row 34 in Fort Point offers two version of the lobster roll!  Ethel’s creamy lobster roll with mayo and the warm butter version.  Both available for lunch and dinner!

Splurge!  No one does seafood like Legal Seafoods.  Head to the waterfront for lunch or dinner and indulge in a lobster bake complete with chowder, steamers, mussels, chorizo, corn and a 1-1.25lb. lobster!

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<![CDATA[Tatte Bakery & Cafe to Open in Downtown Boston]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:31:18 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*132/Tatte+615.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A growing local group of bakeries and cafes will be opening yet another new location, and this one will be in the heart of Boston.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Tatte Bakery & Cafe is planning to open on Summer Street, with this being the third new outlet on the way, joining upcoming shops in the Seaport District and at Northeastern University. The post says that if all goes as planned, the new store will open sometime this fall.

Currently, existing locations of Tatte can be found in Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, the Fenway, Cambridge's Kendall Square (three), Harvard Square, and Brookline.

The address for this upcoming bakery-cafe in downtown Boston is: Tatte Bakery & Cafe, 125 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02110. The website for all locations can be found at http://tattebakery.com/

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<![CDATA[Five Horses Tavern May Be Opening Third Location]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:48:26 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*129/Five+Horses.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a pair of dining and drinking spots in Boston and Somerville may be joined by a third later this year.

According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Five Horses Tavern appears to be expanding, with the post mentioning that "Hawkeye Hospitality....currently operate(s) Worden Hall and two Five Horses Tavern locations, with another location set to open this fall." No specifics have been given as of yet--including where exactly the new outlet might be--so keep checking back for updates.

Currently, locations of Five Horses Tavern can be found in Somerville's Davis Square and the South End of Boston, while Worden Hall can be found near the Broadway T Station in South Boston.

The website for Five Horses Tavern is at https://www.fivehorsestavern.com/

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<![CDATA[Cafe SuSu to Open at Suitsupply in Back Bay]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:47:41 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/209*120/SuSu+615.PNG

by Marc Hurwitz

A new cafe is on its way to the Back Bay of Boston, and it will be located at a new retail outlet of a European men's fashion company.

According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Cafe SuSu is opening on Newbury Street, with this being a new concept from Suitsupply, which recently opened its latest shop at the site. The job post mentions that the cafe will operate separately from the Suitsupply store and that it will offer coffee, tea, beer, wine, along with some food items. A Facebook post from Chris Haynes mentions that Cafe SuSu will have an outdoor patio as well.

If all goes as planned, Cafe SuSu could be opening sometime this summer.

The Back Bay location of Suitsupply can be found at 240A Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

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<![CDATA[Roxy's Grilled Cheese at MarketStreet Lynnfield Is Closing]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:27:03 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/roxys1.jpg

A local trio of grilled cheese spots will soon be down to just two.

According to a post from Eater Boston, Roxy's Grilled Cheese at MarketStreet Lynnfield is shutting down on Saturday, June 16, after being in business for approximately a year and a half, with a Facebook post from the place confirming this. Within the Facebook thead, Roxy's mentions that they "couldn't turn a profit at this location, despite our best efforts," while Eater says that workers at the Lynnfield location have been offered jobs at the Roxy's locations in Allston and Cambridge.

In addition to the two remaining restaurants, Roxy's owner James DiSabatino is also involved with A4cade in Cambridge and food trucks in the local area which can also be booked for events.

The website for Roxy's Grilled Cheese can be found at http://www.roxysgrilledcheese.com/

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<![CDATA[Whaling in Oklahoma Could Be Opening in the South End ]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:02:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/224*120/whaling+in+oklahoma+615.PNG

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a Japanese restaurant with one of the region's best-known chefs behind it may be opening next month, replacing a landmark South End dining spot.

The Boston Herald is reporting that Whaling in Oklahoma may open sometime in July in the former Tremont 647 space on Tremont Street, with Tim Maslow, who comes from the soon-to-close Strip-T's in Watertown and Ribelle in Brookline (which closed in July of 2016) running the place. The article says that Maslow will preview the restaurant at a popup dinner this Sunday at Asta in the Back Bay and that Whaling will focus on "underrepresented" food items found in the central part of Japan once it debuts. The Herald says that the new spot will include a main dining room with a "soft, serene vibe" and a second area that will have the feel of a "Hokkaido hunting lodge."

Andy Husbands was behind both Tremont 647 and the adjacent Sister Sorel, which opened in 1996 and 2002, respectively; currently, Husbands operates The Smoke Shop, a pair of BBQ restaurant in Cambridge's Kendall Square and Boston's Fort Point along with a soon-to-open outlet at Assembly Square in Somerville.

The address for the upcoming Whaling in Oklahoma is 647 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel in Boston's South End Are Closing

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods: Free Deliveries for Boston Prime Members]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:33:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/289*120/Whole+Foods+210.jpg

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<![CDATA[12 Places to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Greater Boston]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:37:24 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Strawberry_Season_in_CT_Begins.jpg

It's strawberry season so grab the family and head on out to one of dozens of local farms across the region and pick your own. While you're at it stop into a strawberry festival or two and really celebrate the season.

Not sure where to begin? We have you covered with our list of a dozen picks for picking your own Strawberries throughout the area.

Connors Farm, Danvers

The strawberry fields are open for picking at Connors Farm located in Danvers. The farm is also gearing up for its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 23 (rain date June 24) where you can enjoy live music, jumping pillow, farm animals, hayrides, cow train, duck races and more. 30 Valley Road, Danvers. 

Smolak Farms, North Andover

Strawberry picking season kicks off at Smolak Farms in North Andover with the farm’s annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 17. Enjoy strawberry picking from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Father’s Day and enjoy activities including: a bounce house, inflatable slide, face painting, spin art, plant-your-own strawberries and rides on their cow train. 315 South Bradford St., North Andover.

Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

Strawberry picking is open at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury. Celebrate the beginning of the season this weekend with the farm’s Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy hayrides, live music, lawn games and more. 45 Fern Ave., Amesbury.

Parlee Farms, Tyngsboro

The strawberry fields are open for picking at Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro. While you’re there stop by and say hello to their goats, sheep and bunnies in their animal area. 95 Farwell Road, Tyngsboro.

Belkin Family Lookout Farm, Natick

Strawberry picking starts the week of June 18 at Belkin Family Lookout Farm, one of the oldest continuously working farms in the U.S. Located in South Natick, Lookout Farm sits on 180 acres and boasts more than 60,000 fruit trees. 89 Pleasant St., South Natick.

Verrill Farm, Concord

Pick-your-own strawberries starts Thursday, June 14 at Verrill Farm in Concord. This year the farm is celebrating its 100 year anniversary, so you don’t want to miss their Strawberry Festival & 100 Year Festivities on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy cookie decorating, Bart's Strawberry ice cream & birthday cake served in the stand at 1 p.m., horse drawn hay rides, pony rides, free entertainment and event a strawberry dessert recipe contest. 11 Wheeler Road, Concord.

Tougas Family Farm, Northborough

Head on over to Tougas Family Farm in Northborough for some strawberry picking and while you’re there stop by their barnyard, playground and farm kitchen for family-friendly activities for the entire family. 234 Ball St., Northborough.

Ward’s Berry Farm, Sharon

It’s strawberry picking season at Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon from mid to late June. While you’re there, stop by the 4H Barnyard to make some four-legged friends or how about a pony ride? 614 South Main St., Sharon.

Nourse Farm, Westborough

Strawberry picking season at Nourse Farm in Westborough officially opens Thursday, June 14. Located just 45 minutes from Boston, Nourse Farm has been family owned and operated since 1722 making the the 10th oldest, continuously running business in the United States. 70 Nourse St., Westborough.

Rogers Spring Hill Garden & Farm Center, Haverhill

Pick-your-own strawberries at Rogers Spring Hill Garden & Farm Center in Haverhill beginning Father’s Day weekend. 1269 Boston Road, Ward Hill, Haverhill.

Boston Hill Farm, North Andover

Strawberry picking is up and running at Boston Hill Farm, a 12-generation family owned farm in North Andover. Rte. 144, North Andover.

Russell Orchards

It’s officially strawberry picking season at Russell Orchards in Ipswich. And be sure to save the date for their upcoming Strawberry Festival June 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy hayrides, live music, pony rides and more outdoor fun. 143 Argilla Road, Ipswich.

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<![CDATA[Caught in Southie: Father's Day Weekend Picks]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:19:22 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Lawn+on+d+614.jpg

Do:
It’s the Lawn on D Signature Event Series: Lawn of Champions featuring Citizens Bank Community Partners on June 16th beginning at 12noon. Come see the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Revolution, Boston Cannons, Boston Breakers, championship trophies! There will be giveaways, interactive experiences basketball hoops, soccer goal shoot-out, fast pitch setup, slapshot challenge, and mini golf competition! We also hear that Wally The Green Monster, Lucky the Leprechaun, Blades the Bruin, and Boomer will also be there! There will also be live music, food and fun! For a full schedule visit here! 

This event is free and open to all!

Eat:
Treat Dad to dinner and a show at Capo’s Supper Club. Doors open at 5:00 pm for Sinatra Sunday, where you can kick back with dinner and drinks to live music by Rich DiMare and the Ron Poster trio. You’ll want to book your table ahead of time to sit stage adjacent! Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Drink:
Trillium Brewing released a beer this week in honor of beloved Boston street performer Keytar Bear. The double IPA, which features honey, and vanilla is available at both of the Trillium’s breweries in Canton and Boston. A four-pack of the Keytar Bear brew costs $22.20 and there’s a one case limit.

Workout:
Lace up your sneakers and take part in this family-friendly fitness event which includes a certified 5K race and walk, youth races and Reebok-led classes on the scenic South Boston Waterfront. Post race enjoy live entertainment with Dalton & the Sheriffs, an expo, beer garden, food, and fun for the whole family! This fun-filled day of fitness takes place on Sunday, June 17th at 9 am. Proceeds go to support the McCourt Foundation! For more information visit here! To register, visit here! 

Compete:
Moonshine 152 and Ghost Tequila are partnering up for a special Spicy Wing Eating Contest! This hot event takes place on Saturday, June 16th from 2pm-4pm.

Watch:
If the World Cup is your jam, Publico is hosting a viewing party on Thursday, June 14th at 8 pm. Come watch Russia vs. Saudi Arabia! Kings in the Seaport District want to be your World Cup Headquarters! Featuring many HDTVs with sound turned on for the games, giant mugs of beer, 40 beers on tap, game-day favorites like pizzas, burgers, wings, and nachos! Postgame, enjoy bowling, billiards, air hockey, shuffleboard, and the barcade!

Shop:
We’ve got the best Father’s Day Gift Guide just for you! Creative and fun gifts right here in the neighborhood! You can check it out here!

See:
Take me out to the ballgame! If you love vintage baseball, then you’ll love this! Travel back in time to 1886 and watch some old-time baseball! The Boston Beaneaters will face the Connecticut Bulldogs on Saturday, June 16th at 11 am at Garvey Park in Dorchester! For more information about Beaneaters Baseball, visit here! 

Support:
This Saturday June 16th head to the Summer Splash Book Sale at the Boston Public Library on East Broadway sponsored by the Friends of the Library! There are Hard Covered Books for $2, Paper Backs are One Dollar as well as CD’s. The DVD’s are 6 for 5 dollars. Children Books are twenty-five cents. Vinyl is available for a great sale price. Free Coffee is available. This is a great place for a Father’s Day Gift! The sale begins at 10 am!

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Delivered Right to Your Door!]]>Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:53:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Amazon+Whole+Foods.JPG

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll be able to get your kale and artisanal cheese from Whole Foods delivered right to your door lickety-split! 

The Amazon-owned grocery store just launched a free two-hour delivery option for Prime members in Boston. From the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prime members can shop online or on an app to get all your groceries delivered right to your door! You just have to spend $35 and honestly, how can you not spend $35 at Whole Foods. 

If you can’t wait the two hours for that fresh cilantro for your dinner, you can pay $7.99 for a one-hour delivery option!  

For more information visit here! 

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<![CDATA[Dorchester Running Club: Summer Run Series]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:41:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/203*120/Dorchester+Running+Club.PNG

Lace up those sneakers, put on your best red, white and blue (It’s Flag Day!) and enjoy an evening run and post run social hour at the Eire Pub!  This Thursday evening kicks off the summer series. 

This fun run starts at 7pm. Meet at the Eire Pub  It’s a great way to meet new people and stay in shape! 

You can run or walk! 

For more information follow them on Facebook and Twitter! 

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<![CDATA[The Dapper Doughnut to Open in Natick]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:36:09 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Dapper+Donut+613.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A small chain of doughnut shops is opening its first Massachusetts location in the western suburbs of Boston this weekend.

According to a press release, The Dapper Doughnut is opening a kiosk on the second floor of the Natick Mall on Saturday, June 16, with the place offering cake-style mini-doughnuts that come with a variety of toppings. The release also mentions that a formal ribbon-cutting will take place on Monday. The business, which is headquartered in Las Vegas, first started out in early 2015 and currently has 32 locations across the country

The website for The Dapper Doughnut can be found at http://thedapperdoughnut.com/

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<![CDATA[Double Zero Pizza to Expand to Boston]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:27:12 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/178*120/Double+Zero+613.jpg

It looks like a celebrity chef will be bringing his New York-based vegan pizzeria to the Boston area.

According to an article from Eater Philadelphia, Double Zero is expanding to several cities (possibly later this year), including locations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, with another in the works for Brooklyn as well. Based on the original East Village location of Double Zero, the Boston outlet could feature wood-fired pizzas made using nut-based cheeses.

Matthew Kenney, who is behind the place, is a two-time James Beard Award nominee who runs a number of meat- and dairy-free dining spots around the world and has also written cookbooks on plant-based foods.

The website for Double Zero can be found at http://www.matthewkenneycuisine.com/double-zero

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<![CDATA[Eat at Jumbo's in Somerville's Ball Square Is Now Sassafras]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:31:21 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/177*120/jumbos+613.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A comfort food spot in Somerville that has been adding more vegetarian options of late has morphed into an all-vegetarian eatery with a new name.

Eater Boston confirms what we have been hearing from sources over the past few weeks, that Eat at Jumbo's in Ball Square is now Sassafras, offering both vegetarian and vegan options at its Broadway spot. The article mentions that owner Grover Taylor is now creative director of the place while Christopher Silva heads up day-to-day operations, and that offerings at the new place include sugar cookies, cinnamon muffins, vegan sushi, seitan steak chimichurri, and an Impossible Burger that is inspired by McDonald's Big Mac. For now, Sassafras is open for dinner only on weekdays and a brunch is also offered on weekends, with weekday lunch service apparently coming at some point.

Eat at Jumbo's, which first opened in 2009, featured pizza, sandwiches, chicken wings, macaroni and cheese, and more when it first opened, and it started to focus on more vegetarian and vegan items over recent times.

The address for Sassafras (and the old Eat at Jumbo's) is 688 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144.

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<![CDATA[Highball Lounge in Downtown Boston to Close]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:45:09 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/highball+613.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A cocktail lounge within a hotel in downtown Boston is shutting down, and it will be replaced by a new spot that will have what appears to be an aristocratic theme.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, the Highball Lounge in the Nine Zero Hotel on Tremont Street will be closing on June 16, with its space becoming home to Better Sorts Social Club. Nine Zero general manager Michal Penek hints in a press release that this will cater at least in part to wealthy travelers, saying that "Now more than ever, our city is in the international spotlight, and our transformation will certainly place us at the forefront of the most sophisticated travelers' wish lists" while the release also mentions that the new place will have "a glamorous cocktail-forward concept." If all goes as planned, Better Sorts Social Club will open sometime this fall.

The Highball Lounge, which first opened in the latter part of 2013, is a retro cocktail bar with modern takes on old-school cocktails along with games, music from DJs, and bar bites.

The address for the Highball Lounge (and the upcoming Better Sorts Social Club) is 90 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108.

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<![CDATA[Pinkberry at Boston's Prudential Center Has Closed]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:41:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/208*120/pinkberry+613.PNG

by Marc Hurwitz

An Arizona-based chain of frozen yogurt shops that rapidly expanded into the Boston area several years ago continues to disappear from the local landscape, as yet another location has shut down.

A Twitter post from @CopleyScott17 confirms what a couple of sources told us earlier, that Pinkberry at the Prudential Center in the Back Bay is no longer in business. This is one of a number of Pinkberry shops to close in the local area, including another outlet in the Back Bay as well as stores in the North End, Beverly, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Hingham, Lynnfield, Somerville, and Wellesley. Currently, the only remaining locations can be found at South Station, Boston University, Logan Airport, and Braintree.

The first Boston-area location of Pinkberry opened at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham in the summer of 2010.

The website for the Pinkberry chain can be found at http://www.pinkberry.com/

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<![CDATA[James Beard Award Winner to Open Her Own Restaurant]]>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:51:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/chefkaren+.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A local chef who is a recent James Beard award winner is going to be opening her very own restaurant.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Karen Akunowicz of Myers + Chang in Boston's South End is leaving the Washington Street dining spot June 30 to open a new restaurant, with the Executive Chef and partner of Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers' eatery saying that "The timing just coincided" with her receiving Best Chef: Northeast last month and that "This is a culmination, for me, of 21 years in the industry." Neither a location nor a name has been mentioned as of yet, as Akunowicz is in the middle of finalizing where the restaurant will be as well as its concept, according to the article.

Akunowicz, who has worked at such places as Ten Tables, the now-closed Via Matta, and Oleana along with Myers + Chang, is working with her spouse (LJ) along with silent investors on the opening of the upcoming restaurant, which may debut sometime this fall.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Karen Akunowicz, Jody Adams, J.M. Hirsch, Galleria Umberto Win 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards

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<![CDATA[Southie Father’s Day Gift Guide]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:49:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/227*120/hopsters+613.PNG

The Fun Dad  Let’s hear it for the fun dad!  The dad who lets you eat cake for dinner and stay up late when mom isn’t home.  King’s in the Seaport is the perfect spot to celebrate your fun dad.  In addition to bowling King’s has air hockey, skeeball, shuffleboard, billiards, and great food!

The Stay at Home Dad  I mean this in both the dad who stays home and take care of the kids and the dad who would rather stay home on the couch and relax than hit the town.  This dad very much likes to be comfy, so a cozy hoody is the perfect gift.  And our pic for a cozy hoody?  Sullivan’s, yes the hot dog and cheeseburger Sullivan’s.  We literally do not know anyone in Southie who wouldn’t love a Sullivan’s hoody, and you can buy yourself fries while you’re there.

The Well-Groomed Dad  The well-groomed dad did not wake up like this, it takes work!  You can put together a day of very masculine pampering at The Beauty Bar with customized facials and waxing.  We promise it won’t be anything like The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The Fit Dad  Does the dad in your life start every day with a protein shake or quick 6-mile run?  We’re not suggesting you do anything crazy like go for that ridiculous run with him, but treating him to a workout is a great idea!  Whether it’s a cycling class at The Handle Bar, some Vinyasa at East Side Yoga or CorePower Yoga, or one of the over sixty group fitness classes at The Boston Athletic Club you can find the perfect class for a fit dad and even your lazy ass.

The Cool Dad  I’m saying this in a mocking, Amy Poehler in Mean Girls “cool mom” kind of way, I’m being earnest.  Anyhoo, go get the dad in your life a pair of Ray-Bans at Wink right on Broadway.  Can you even be cool without a pair of Ray-Bans?  I don’t think you can, and I say this as someone who isn’t cool, and doesn’t have a pair of Ray-Bans.

The HGTV Dad  A man’s home is his castle and it should be decorated accordingly.  New home décor spot Deirfiur Home has the perfect home accessories and finishing touches whatever your dad’s favorite HGTV show is…hopefully it’s nothing with Chip and Joanna Gaines because the church they tithe their earnings to supports conversion therapy.  Deirfiur Homes is fully stocked with Swig 12 oz sweat free vacuum insulated wine, beer and combo coolers! Dad’s drinks will stay chilled for hours! Cheers dad!

Beer Lover Dad This dad loves his beer!  And not just a can of Bud Light but really good craft beer! Why not surprise him with a gift card to Hopsters in Fort Point!  Hopsters is a brewery/restaurant/beer adventure experience where dad can brew his own craft beer. He can select from 30 recipes with the help of brewers, and he’ll leave with a few cases of his own craft beer! 

Every Dad  I’m pretty sure the perfect Sunday for every dad would include Capo’s Sinatra Sunday.  Every Sunday The Supper Club at Capo hosts Rich Dimare and the Ron Poster Trio for the best dinner and a show you can find.  Bolognese and smooth tunes, two great tastes that taste great together.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream in Dot: 5 Places to Enjoy in the Neighborhood]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:49:39 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/183*120/chill+on+park.jpg

Warmer temps and longer days, calls for a trip to our local neighborhood ice cream shop!

Chill on Park:
Founded in May 2015, the Zagat-rated Chill On Park has become a stalwart gathering place in the Fields Corner neighborhood, providing not only ice cream but internships, children’s story hours, birthday parties, and valuable employment opportunities and skills for Dorchester’s youth community. Chill On Park strives to ensure that all of the product sold in the shop is locally sourced. All 32 flavors of ice cream are made by Puritan Ice Cream in Roslindale, the coffee is roasted by Karma in Sudbury, and baked goods are provided by Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury. Waffle cones are made in-house at Chill On Park, and on Tuesday enjoy an ice cream taco made from these cones!   Chill on Park is opened Mon – Thurs: 11am-9pm  and Fri-Sun: 11am-9pm

Ice Creamsmith
For over 40 years, The Ice Creamsmith in Lower Mills has been churning out delicious made from scratch ice cream!  Making their ice cream in small batches on-site – (it goes from production to scoop in as little as 24 hours), the Ice Creamsmith has been delighting generations with their sweet treats! Order up a scoop with candy, cookies, and other treats hand-mixed in!  We recommend the sweet cream with Oreos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! The Ice Creamsmith also makes ice cream cakes, ice cream pies, ice cream sandwiches and even ice cream pizzas! They are open daily 12noon-10pm

Sugar Bowl: 
Brigham’s is known as Boston’s favorite ice cream for over 90 years, this Dorchester ice cream parlor serves it just the way you like it!  Whether it’s in a cup or a cone, any one of the Sugar Bowl’s multiple flavors of ice cream and smoothies to boot will surely brighten your summer day, or night.  If you’re looking for something with an extra kick, try one of the Sugar Bowl’s famous sundaes, banana splits, chocolate chip brownie sundaes, or an original frappe (extra thick please!)  This eclectic, homey and cozy parlor, with a very friendly staff, has comfy vintage chairs for you to enjoy your ice cream treats in and has been a neighborhood favorite for the past few years.  The smorgasbord of customers creates a strong sense of community and the Brigham’s old-fashioned hot butterscotch topping will keep you coming back for more.

J.P. Licks
J.P. Licks has opened its doors at South Bay Mall! This is the 14th location in the Boston area. Featuring homemade ice cream in flavors like Salted Caramel, Mocha Chip, and Vanilla, you can get it in a cone, cup, served up in a sundae, split or sandwich style. J.P. Licks also serves frozen yogurt, sorbet, frappes, smoothies and more! They also do handpicked cakes and pies. J.P. Licks is open 10am-9pm 7 Days a week.  This is the ice cream shop’s 14th location!

Sweet Sip:
Sweet Sip is located at 285 Adams St., near the Fields Corner MBTA stop, and it serves up ice cream, bubble tea, and more. Thai ice cream rolls are also a wildly popular treat from Sweet Sips and can be served in many flavors with many toppings. Fruit tea, milk tea, and smoothies are also on the menu. Sweet Sip makes its own ice cream!  Open daily from 11am-10: 30 pm.

Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know in the comments below!

Image via Ice Creamsmith

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<![CDATA[Caught in Dot: Happening the Week of June 11]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:01:55 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/185*120/zoo+611.PNG

Lace up those sneakers!  We can’t think of a better way to kick off Father’s Day than by participating in the McKeon Post Father’s Day Road Race.  On Sunday, June 17th at 10am join the McKeon post for a 5K walk or 5K run.  Enjoy a post race cookout immediately after! Pre-registration $25, race day registration is $30. You can register here! 

Go wild!  The Franklin Park Zoo is offering free admission for all dads on Sunday, June 17th Father’s Day! The zoo is home to kangaroos, zebras, giraffes and more! Speaking of giraffes, Savannah the giraffe (a zoo favorite) is back with a new addition: Chad, a 2-year-old male Masai giraffe. Make a plan to visit them this weekend!  There’s also a new dinosaur exhibit happening through September!  

Get a job!  Upham’s Corner Health Center is hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, June 13th from 1pm-3pm.  There are many open positions!

Save the Date!  The beautiful neighborhood of Port Norfolk will be highlighted in a free public touch along the Boston HarborWalk on Saturday, June 23rd.  Enjoy the two-hour, 1.75-mile walking tour along the mouth of the Neponset River.  It begins at 10am and participants should meet in front of Venezia Restaurant at 20 Ericsson Street.

Self care! Oh boy!  Have you looked in the mirror lately and thought, “I could use a refresh?”  Whether you’re pushing 30 or 60, we all want to look our absolute best.  Not necessarily younger, just youthful!  Like you’ve had a week of good sleep!  Skin Rx Boston is Boston’s exclusive cosmetic injectable boutique and it’s located right here in Dorchester! Specializing in Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, Kybella®, Chemical Peels, and Clinical Skin Care, Maria Gagliardi – a full time Aesthetic Nurse Specialist – will help you to look your best! Give her a call for a consultation! Learn more here! 

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<![CDATA[Cool Zone: Ice Cream and Gelato in Southie]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:45:24 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/195*120/capo+611.PNG

With warmer temps and longer days, summer is the perfect time to take a trip to the neighborhood ice cream shop!

Capo’s Gelato Cart:
Cool off with Capo’s fresh house-made Gelato, featuring a variety of flavors including Vanilla, Nutella, Salted Caramel, Mint Stracciatella, Espresso, and Cannoli, in addition to rotating specials such as Chamomile Strawberry Shortcake. The Gelato Cart will also boast a variety of refreshing Sorbets including Strawberry Rhubarb, Lemon, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Gelato and sorbet are available in Kiddie ($3.50), Single ($4), Double ($6), Tripe ($7) and by the Pint ($8). Cups and cones can be customized with toppings including crunchies, caramel, hot fudge, marshmallow, fresh fruit, crunchies, and sprinkles. Enjoy the frozen treat on-the-go or in Capo’s café, located inside Capo restaurant, adjacent to the dining room. The Capo Gelato will be available seven days a week this summer, starting at noon Friday – Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday. All gelato offerings will also be available to guests dining at Capo.

Cranberry Cafe:
Ice scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! Cranberry Cafe is now serving ice cream and other tasty treats. Stop by and treat yourself! From classic cones and frappes to hot fudge sundaes, the Cranberry has got you covered! Cranberry Cafe is opened: Mon-Tue 6 am – 9 pm Wed-Fri 6 am – 9 pm Sat 7 am – 9 pm Sun 9 am – 9 pm.

Sullivan’s:
It’s known for its hot dogs and clam strips, but Sully’s has a vast selection of ice cream and dessert treats! Serving up Hood Ice Cream in flavors like vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Maple Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Orange Sherbert, you can order it in a sugar or wafer cone or cup! Sully’s also offers low-fat soft serve in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or our favorite a twist! You can also get your ice cream in a hot fudge sundae or hot fudge brownie sundae!

Cafe Arpeggio:
With their 103 flavors of homemade deliciousness, the possibilities are endless, and the decision time might take a few extra minutes. If you’re a peanut butter fiend, then the Elephant Memory sundae is the way to go. This mouthwatering sundae consists of peanut butter hot fudge drizzled over two scoops of ice cream, chopped Hydrox cookies (similar to Oreos), chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and of course, whipped cream and nuts. If you’re looking for something a little more simple, but with the same amount of flavor-blasting taste, some great options are white chocolate almond, coffee crunch, butter walnut, apple pie, ginger snap, mint triple chip, mudd pie, heath bar, or raspberry chocolate, to name a few. All ice cream flavors are handmade with the best ingredients at the Fall River location every Wednesday. Moderately priced and made with the finest ingredients, Cafe Arpeggio’s special flavors can also be made-to-order for special events. Cafe Arpeggio’s is open daily 7am-10pm

Molly Moo’s:
Molly Moo’s at Carson Beach is officially open for the season. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, Molly Moo’s also features homemade ice cream and this year Hawaiian shave ice! Also on the menu are Molly Moo’s famous ice cream cookie sandwiches! They are open daily from 10am-10pm.

Ben & Jerry’s:
From a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, to far-off places with names we sometimes mispronounce, the journey that began in 1978 with 2 guys and the ice cream business they built is as legendary as the ice cream is euphoric. This legendary ice cream chain has opened a shop in the Seaport District.  Ben & Jerry’s is located at 83 Seaport Blvd, they are open daily from 11am-11pm.

The Fro-Yo Mix & Match:
Imagine this: All of your favorite candies and treats, blended together with vanilla, chocolate, plain or sugar-free frozen yogurt, to make the perfect confectionary treat. If that’s what you’re looking for, then Amsterdam Cafe and Broadway’s Best are the places for you. You can choose from an abundance of toppings, including banana, blueberry, Butterfinger, brownie, cheesecake, peppermint, honey graham, Kit-Kat and even pumpkin, pick a frozen yogurt flavor, and have it all mixed together for the ultimate frozen-dessert dream come true. Both cafes also offer shakes and smoothies! And they both deliver.

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<![CDATA[Caught in Southie: Happening the Week of June 11th]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:37:53 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/jogging+feet+generic.jpg

Run! Run! Run! Join a free run club! The Southie Run Club meets every Monday night at 6:30pm at Backyard Betty’s. Post run stick around for drinks and apps (it’s all about balance, right?) And the Boston Athletic Club’s running club is back on Tuesdays at 9am! and FREE as part of your BAC Membership! The Running Club is currently for those with a running base of 5 or more miles who are looking into running a 10k or half marathon. There’s another running club in town!

Eat & Drink! It’s the Taste of the Seaport!  Get ready to taste your way around the Seaport in one convenient spot! Fan Pier Park(Between ICA and District Hall) on Tuesday, June 12th from 5pm-7:30pm.  In addition to food and drink, enjoy lawn games, music and more! Tickets are  $25! You can get them here! 

Go see it! The Portuguese Tall Ship Sagres is in town through June 12th and will be docked at the Fan Pier Marina! Visiting hours this week are: Monday, June 118:00 PM – 11:00 PMTuesday, June 12 10:00 AM – Noon and 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Mix & Mingle! The Joseph Nee South Boston Collaborative Center will host their Spring Fling on Thursday, June 14th from 6pm-11pm at the Lawn on D. The Community Hero Award will be presented to Tommy Noto. Enjoy live music by Dennis Taylor, complimentary bar and hot hors D’oeuvres. Tickets are $25.

Pizza and Pasta! Capo is now offering half-priced pizzas Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm (Dine in only). If that weren’t exciting enough, Capo is also offering bottom-less pasta on Wednesdays! Every Wednesday night during the summer bring your appetite! Enjoy unlimited Bolognese, Raviolis, Cacio d Pepe and more!

Bonus:
Need a card for dear old dad? Neatly Nested is fully stocked with the coolest ones around! Stop by and pick one up before they’re gone!

Register! Lace up your sneakers and take part in this family-friendly fitness event which includes a certified 5K race and walk, youth races and Reebok-led classes on the scenic South Boston Waterfront. Post race enjoy live entertainment with Dalton & the Sheriffs, an expo, beer garden, food, and fun for the whole family! This fun filled day of fitness takes place on Sunday, June 17th at 9am. Proceeds goes to support the McCourt Foundation! For more information visit here! To register, visit here! 

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<![CDATA[Boston Chefs React to Anthony Bourdain's Apparent Suicide]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:33:47 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Boston_Chefs_React_to_Anthony_Bourdain_Apparent_Suicide.jpg

Celebrated chef and entertainer Anthony Bourdain started off his culinary career as a dishwasher in Provincetown in 1972. Malcolm Johnson reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Main Street Grille in Weymouth May Be Torn Down ]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:49:08 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Main+St+68.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a South Shore restaurant and bar may be shutting down, as new development could be coming to the space.

According to an article from the Weymouth News and Wicked Local, the Main Street Grille in South Weymouth could be closing its doors, as co-owner Chris DiMambro is planning to tear down the building in which it resides along with four other structures at the site, using the five lots to build a new structure with 153 residential units, commercial space, and parking spaces. The post indicates that DiMambro may decide to open a new restaurant on the first floor of the five-story building, though this is apparently not written in stone as of yet, and the zoning board of appeals has held a meeting on the building proposal which will be continued on June 27, while the conservation commission will also need to give its approval because of wetlands which are located in the back.

The Main Street Grille is a neighborhood tavern that offers mostly pub grub and classic American fare along with beer, wine, and cocktails.

The address for the Main Street Grille is 1400 Main Street, Weymouth, MA, 02190.

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<![CDATA[Milk & Honey Green Grocer in Salem Is Closing]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:57:29 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Milk+Honey+68.jpg

A neighborhood grocery store on the North Shore that focuses on sustainability is shutting down.

According to a Facebook post from the place, Milk & Honey Green Grocer in Salem is closing its doors around the end of July, with owner Sharon Driscoll saying that "Due to staffing issues, rising costs, external challenges and my unwillingness to compromise on quality and sustainability, I can no longer run Milk and Honey as I originally dreamed back in 2010." The post goes on to say that the Church Street shop will try to go about business as usual through June, then scale back operations next month with an exact closing date being announced at some point.

Milk & Honey Green Grocer is known in part for its salads, sandwiches, prepared foods, and grocery items with a focus on locally-sourced foods and the use of small-scale distributors.

The address for this soon-to-close market in Salem is: Milk & Honey Green Grocer, 32 Church Street, Salem, MA, 01970. Its website can be found at http://milkandhoneysalem.com/

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<![CDATA[Back in Season: Local Farmer's Markets]]>Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:36:53 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Oxen_Hill_Farm_Is_a_Regular_at_Coventry_Farmers_Market.jpg

Here’s the scoop on local farmers markets where you can get fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, baked goods and more! A top priority of the farmers market is to make fresh, high-quality healthy food available and accessible to everyone.

Ashmont:
This farmers market opens on June 29th and will run for 17 weeks every Friday afternoon from 3pm-7pm a the Ashmont MBTA plaza at 1900 Dorchester Ave. In addition to local farms selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meat and fish, this farmers market also has live music and local art on display!

DotHouse:
DotHouse Health Farmers’ Market runs seasonally every Tuesday from July to October. The Market is located outdoors in the patient parking lot adjacent to DotHouse Health. WIC, Farmers Market Coupons and Food Stamps are accepted.

Codman Square: 
The farmers market at Codman Square runs from July 14th – September 29th 11am-2pm. The market will include farms, vendors, music, activities and free meals for children.

Fields Corner: 
Boston’s oldest farmers’ market – 9 am to noon every Saturday beginning in July thru October with fresh produce from Berberian Farm and Flats Mentor Farm, which specializes in Asian produce. SNAP/EBT, Boston Bounty Bucks, WIC Farmers’ Market Coupons, Seniors’ Coupons accepted. It’s located at the corner of Park Street and Dorchester Ave in the Fields Corner Mall parking lot, across from the Fields Corner BPL. Hosted by Dorchester Gardenlands. 9 am – 12 noon July 14th- October 27th.

Bowdoin Geneva:
The Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market is a non-profit market run by the Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester, MA.  Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand 230 Bowdoin St – Bowdoin Street Health Center Thursday, 1 pm- 5 pm June 29 – October 25

Grove Hall:
Boston Public Market at Grove Hall is located at 48 Geneva Ave, Grove Hall Across the street from BCYS & the Library and it takes Wednesday, 2pm-6pm July 12- October 19th and will feature fresh produce, meat, eggs, baked goods and more!

Upham’s Corner:
Upham’s Corner Farmers Market is located at 559 Columbia Rd at the Uphams Corner Health Center and takes place 3 – 7 pm alternating Wednesdays, beginning July 18th through October 17th and will feature fresh fruit, veggies, baked goods, meat, eggs and more!

Shop local!  Shop Dot!  Shop fresh!

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<![CDATA[Cafe Anthony Seized by the Sheriff's Department]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:18:06 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Cafe+Anthony+68.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A cafe in Cambridge has been shut down, and it is not known what its future holds.

According to a source, Cafe Anthony on Mass. Ave. has been seized and is now locked up and dark, with a picture showing that it is now in possession of the Middlesex Sheriff's Department Enforcement Unit and a phone number displayed referring back to the Civil Process Division. No other information has been given at this point in time, so stay tuned for updates.

Cafe Anthony first opened its doors in 2015, with the eatery--which is located between Harvard Square and Central Square--offering soups, salads, sandwiches, grill items, pasta dishes, breakfast options, coffee, tea, and more.

The address for Cafe Anthony is 983 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

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<![CDATA[20 Great Events Happening This Weekend in and Around Boston ]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:09:11 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/New+Fireworks.JPG

The weekend is here, the weather looks great and there are plenty of fantastic events to keep the whole family entertained! From Boston Pride events, to the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, a fireworks display and more, we’ve got your weekend planning covered.

Friday, June 8 

Destination Dino at the Franklin Park Zoo

It’s a prehistoric journey through time at the Franklin Park Zoo’s Destination Dino experience. Come face to face with these amazing creatures of the past, dig for fossils and more. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors 65+, $16.95 for children 2012 and free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Lantern Festival

The Chapel at West Parish in Andover invites you to join them for their Lantern Festival, a spectacular lighting even based on an ancient ritual. Decorate your lanterns to send messages or remember a loved one. Lanterns are launched on the pond at 9 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m., come for free, decorate and launch a lantern for $10. 7 p.m., The Chapel at West Parish, 129 Reservation Road, Andover.

50 Percent off Friday Nights at the Museum of Science

Now through the end of August, enjoy 50 percent off exhibit halls admission from 3- 9 p.m. Grab your family or friends and explore everything the museum has to offer at this discounted rate. Plus starting at 6 p.m. you can also enjoy beer, wine, small plates and oysters in the museum’s Riverview Cafe. You can also add Omni and Planetarium shows at a discounted rate of just $6.

Fireworks

Catch a fireworks show tonight over Dorchester’s Columbia Point as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting happening in Boston this week. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 9

The 39th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Come check out the oldest dragon boat festival left in North America. This annual event takes place along the banks of the Charles River and attracts more than 20,000 participants and spectators. Admission is free. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 409 Memorial Drive, Cambridge.

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. This morning enjoy a walking group at 8 am. At Franklin Park in Dorchester, yoga at 9:15 a.m. at Franklin Park, Dorchester, yoga at 10 a.m. at Healy Playground, Roslindale or bootcamp at 11 a.m. at Almont Park in Mattapan.

2018 Boston Pride Parade

The 48th Boston Pride Parade steps off at noon today in Copley Square. This annual event happens rain or shine. Be sure to check out the parade route here to grab your viewing spot. Noon, Copley Square, Boston.

2018 Boston Pride Festival and Concert

Celebrate Boston’s Pride at the 2018 Boston Pride Festival and Concert. This free event is for all ages and features diverse lineup of local and national headliners. You can event meet headliners Martha Walsh and Big Freedia at 2 p.m. before they perform. Noon to 6 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston.

Arlington Porchfest

Arlington’s grassroots community music festival returns today showcasing 167 live bands on porches and lawns all day long. This year’s festival is town-wide, moving west to east from noon until 6 p.m.

Boston Chocolate School Truffle Making Workshop

This hands-on chocolate workshop teaches you everything you need to know to to make show-stopping truffles filled with anything from champagne cream to chocolate peanut butter. $85. Noon, Elephant & Castle Restaurant at 161 Devonshire St., Boston.

Boston Street Art and Graffiti Walking Tour (June)

Grab your sneakers for a three-mile walking tour of some of the best street art and graffiti in the city as you and your guide explore large-scale, commissioned rurals in highly visible, public areas. Meet at Starbucks at 273 Huntington Ave. and end up at Canary Square (435 South Huntington Avenue) in Jamaica Plain. Tickets are $26.47. 2-5 p.m.

Bacon and Beer Festival

East Boston’s brings its Bacon and Beer Festival back to the SoWa Power Station for its ninth year this afternoon. A fundraiser for Community Servings and Lovin’ Spoonfuls, tickets start at $37.50. 2:30-5 p.m., SoWa Power Station, 540 Harrison Ave., Boston.

MFA Summer Party

You won’t want to miss the Summer Party at the Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy dancing, speciality cocktails, a silent auction and more. Tickets are # and must be purchased in advance. 9 p.m. to midnight, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

The Market Bar at Boston Public Market

Saturday afternoons enjoy a beverage while you shop or dine throughout the Boston Public Market. Stop by the special Market Bar in the HUB for local beer and wine selections. 1-5 p.m., Boston Public Market

Sunday, June 10

The 39th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Come check out the oldest dragon boat festival left in North America. This annual event takes place along the banks of the Charles River and attracts more than 20,000 participants and spectators. Admission is free. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 409 Memorial Drive, Cambridge.

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Destination Dino at the Franklin Park Zoo

It’s a prehistoric journey through time at the Franklin Park Zoo’s Destination Dino experience. Come face to face with these amazing creatures of the past, dig for fossils and more. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors 65+, $16.95 for children 2012 and free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

World Oceans Day Festival

Head on over to the New England Aquarium today for the World Oceans Day Festival. Enjoy hands-on, family-friendly activities, seafood cooking demonstrations, while talking to scientists and local conservation groups and more. This is a free event (aquarium admission is not required). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston.

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today check out kids yoga at 11 a.m. at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, yoga at 12:30 p.m. at Winthrop Square in Charlestown or yoga at 2 p.m. at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain.

Back Bay Block Party

Don’t miss the annual Back Bay Block Party featuring DJ Kitty Glitter and DJ Gay Jim. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Boston Pride Community Fund. 1-9 p.m. on St. James Avenue, Boston.

Back to the 80s Band on The Lawn on D

Go back to the 80s tonight on The Lawn on D with a band playing your favorite tunes from that decade. 3-6 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Free Pointer Sisters Concert

The Grammy-Award winning Pointer Sisters will perform a free concert in Boston tonight as part of a series of celebratory events offered due to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting is in Boston this week. 8:15 p.m., Copley Square, Boston. 

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<![CDATA[Things to Do in Southie This Weekend]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:28:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-915130774+edited.jpg

Eat:
Stop by Rosa Lyons and share some bites! Enjoy mini ham & cheese wraps made with marinated and grilled chicken breast, smoked black forest ham, bacon & mozzarella cheese. Flour tortillas & honey mustard dressing! While you’re there you might as well try their watermelon mint frosé!

Drink:
It’s National Rosé Day! Mayhew Wines in Fort Point and their wine experts will help you select the perfect bottle! With a beautiful forecast this weekend, it’s perfect rosé drinking weather!

Shop:
Since it’s National Rosé Day, you’ll need a special glass to drink it out of! Deirfiur Home is fully stocked with Swig 12 oz sweat free vacuum insulated wine and combo coolers! Your drinks will stay chilled for hours! Cheers to the weekend!

Celebrate:
It’s Pride Weekend! The Pride Parade kicks off from Copley Square on Saturday, June 9th at 12noon! Perfect weather in the forecast for parade watching!

See:
Fireworks Alert! On Friday, June 8th at 9:30 pm a fireworks display will take place off of the JFK Library. These fireworks will help kick off the United States Conference of Mayors! The show will last approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Do:
Donate a Teddy Bear! Tom English’s is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive on Saturday, June 9th. Stop by and donate a new or gently loved small to medium teddy bear or plush animal for a special teddy bear drive to provide Boston EMS ambulances with teddy bears so children who are riding in the ambulances will get comfort in their time of need. If you donate a teddy beer, enjoy a free complimentary Coors Light!

Dance:
Kick it old school Southie-style at Seapoint. Revisit the good old days and enjoy Southie DJ legend Dru Errico as he spins the tunes at Seapoint Saturday night beginning at 8pm. Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free!No cover charge. Plenty of parking!

Experience:
Experience history and sneak a peek at the USS Constitution! She will be underway on Friday, June 8th to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.  The ship will leave its berth in the Charlestown Navy Yard at approximately 10 am and then head to Castle Island where she will fire a 21-gun salute at Fort Independence at approximately 11:30 am. Be on the lookout!

Listen:
A new country music series kicks off at Coppersmith on Thursday, June 7th at 5 pm. Enjoy the country and classic rock trio Bourbon Chasers on the outdoor airdeck! While you're there enjoy nachos in a radio flyer wagon and some red or white sangria!

Bend & Bubbles:
Core Power Yoga and AC Hotel are partnering up for a fun event at Ink Block Underground. On Thursday at 6:30 pm enjoy an hourlong yoga class – don’t forget your mat and water! Post yoga head over to the new AC Hotel across the street for some bubbly!

Date Night:
Drop off the kids to the BAC for Kids Movie Night on Friday, June 8th 5-8pm. Dress the kids in their pajamas and drop ‘em off for pizza, popcorn & a movie while you take the night off! Sleeping bags and pillows are welcome! This month’s movie is A Bug’s Life! Email Jamie at kids@bostonathleticclub.com

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<![CDATA[24 Family-Friendly Events Happening This Week in and Around Boston]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 21:13:44 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/boston_harbor_hotel_edited_-22.jpg

Monday, June 11 

Boston Parks’ Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try zumba at 6 p.m. at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, salsa dancing at 6 p.,m. At Blackstone Square in the South End, Carnival Fit at 6 p.m. at Harambee Park in Dorchester, Afrobeat Bootcamp at 6 p.,m. At Malcolm X Park in Roxbury or Yoga at 6:30 p.m. at Mother’s Rest at 4 Corners in Dorchester.

Dragonflies in the Park

Head to Halibut Point State Park this morning to find out more about those prehistoric looking flying dragons around the ponds. Come explore the world of odonata, one of the oldest life forms on earth for this family-friendly event. 9-10 a.m., Halibut Point State Park, 16 Gott Ave., Rockport.

Destination Dino at the Franklin Park Zoo

It’s a prehistoric journey through time at the Franklin Park Zoo’s Destination Dino experience. Come face to face with these amazing creatures of the past, dig for fossils and more. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors 65+, $16.95 for children 2012 and free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Ride the Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel

Grab the kiddos and have some fun with a Frog Pond favorite – the carousel featuring fun and zany characters. Tickets are $3 per ride or you can purchase a 10 ride card for $25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston.

Tuesday, June 12

Boston Parks’ Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try chair yoga at 10 a.m. at Symphony Park in Fenway, bootcamp at 6 p.m. at Elmhurst Park in Dorchester, Yoga at 6 p.m. at Medal of Honor Park (M Street) in South Boston, cardio dance at 6 p.m. at Ross Playground in Hyde Park, Zumba at 6 p.m. at Gertrude Howes Playground in Roxbury or line dancing at 6 p.m. at Billings Field in West Roxbury.

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway

The seasonal farmers market at Dewey Square returns. Today kick off the season on the plaza outside South Station. is back! Kick off the season with us on the plaza outside South Station. The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on The Greenway will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Kids Nature Creations on the Beach

Join a Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation interpreter for a fun arts and crafts program for children ages 5-12 at Waldon Pond. The activity features themes related to Waldon Pond and the natural world. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the tables set up by the bicycle racks on the patio above Main Beach. This program is free, but parking rates apply. 2-3 p.m., Walden Pond State Reservation, 915 Concord St., Concord.

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Pop-Soul Tuesdays

Tuesdays are all about pop and soul during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

Wednesday, June 13 

Boston Parks’ Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try chair yoga at 10 a.m. at Elliot Norton Park in Chinatown, family Zumba at 6 p.m. at LoPresti Park in East Boston, HIIT at 6 p.m. at Mission Hill Playground in Mission Hill, yoga at 6 p.m. at Brighton Common in Brighton or line dancing at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin Park in Dorchester.

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Rat Pack Wednesdays:

Wednesday’s are all about the Rat Pack during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of the Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 

Boston Public Market at Seaport

The Boston Public Market at Seaport returns for another season now through October. Every Wednesday, enjoy fresh produce, farm-fresh meats, off-the-boat seafood, baked goods, and picnic fare from nine local Massachusetts and New England vendors. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Courthouse Square, 60 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

Thursday, June 14 

Boston Parks’ Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try Gentle Yoga at 10 a.m. at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, Tai Chi at 10 a.m. at Symphony Park in Fenway, Yoga at 6 p.m. on the Boston Common in Beacon Hill, Yoga at 6 p.m. at Marcella Playground in Roxbury or Zumba Kids at 6 p.m. at Hunt/Almont Park in Mattapan.

Free Summer Yoga at Frog Pond

Each Thursday night all summer long, enjoy free yoga outside at Frog Pond were instructors will lead a vinyasa flow class for students of all levels. Classes are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel. Bring your own mat. 6-7:15 p.m., the Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston.

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway

The seasonal farmers market at Dewey Square returns. Today kick off the season on the plaza outside South Station. is back! Kick off the season with us on the plaza outside South Station. The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on The Greenway will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Boston Calling Block Parties on the Greenway

Enjoy local bands, cocktails, lawn games and more every Thursday night as the Boston Calling Block Parties return for the season. Get outside, enjoy live music and DJs, along with several beer selections. 5-8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston.

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Blues Thursdays

Thursdays are all about the Blues during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of the Jeff Pitchell Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

Friday, June 15 

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Today try Bootcamp at 6:30 a.m. at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End or a walking group at 10 a.m. at Moakley Park in South Boston.

Growing up Wild

This early childhood education program has a wide range of hands-on activities, offering children ages 3-10 an introduction to wild species and habitat at Mount Greylock. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this 45-minute program. 10 a.m., Mount Greylock State Reservation, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

50 Percent off Friday Nights at the Museum of Science

Now through the end of August, enjoy 50 percent off exhibit halls admission from 3- 9 p.m. Grab your family or friends and explore everything the museum has to offer at this discounted rate. Plus starting at 6 p.m. you can also enjoy beer, wine, small plates and oysters in the museum’s Riverview Cafe. You can also add Omni and Planetarium shows at a discounted rate of just $6.

Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

The weekly cornhole tournament, sponsored by Citizens Bank returns for summer.The first eight teams of two will compete for “Lawn Bucks.” All the fun starts at 6:45 p.m.. Sign up for free at the Citizens Bank kiosk starting at 6:30 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Movie Fridays

Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “When Harry Met Sally” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

Saturday, June 16 

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. This morning enjoy a walking group at 8 am. At Franklin Park in Dorchester, yoga at 9:15 a.m. at Franklin Park, Dorchester, yoga at 10 a.m. at Healy Playground, Roslindale or bootcamp at 11 a.m. at Almont Park in Mattapan.

Rock Detectives

Got a budding geologist? Then they won’t want to miss this program where they can find out more about where rocks have been and where they are going. Stop by at any time during the hour to take part in this interactive display program suitable for ages 4 and up. 11 a.m. to noon, Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, 198 Purgatory Road, Sutton.

The Pirate Bar Crawl / Boston Harbor Party Cruise

It’s a harbor cruise and bar crawl all in one today. The Pirate Bar Crawl/Boston Harbor Party Cruise returns for it’s 10th time. Start out on a scenic tour of Boston Harbor before hitting dry land to navigate some of the best bars Boston has to offer. Tickets are $25-$30. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., SS Pirate Crawler, Rowes Wharf, Boston.

Lawn of Champions at The Lawn on D.

Check out the Lawn of Champions on The Lawn on D today where The Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Revolution, and Boston Breakers will bring fun giveaways, and interactive experiences .Enjoy meet and greets, basketball hoops, a soccer goal shoot-out, fast-pitch setup, slap shot challenge, mini golf competition and more. There will also be a charity silent auction and live music throughout the day and night. Noon to 11 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Sunday, June 17 

Smolak Farms’ Strawberry Festival

It’s strawberry picking season, and Father’s Day - so why not grab Dad and bring him to Smolak Farms’ Strawberry Festival? Enjoy strawberry picking, ice cream, children’s festival fun in the animal area and more. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Smolak Farms, 315 S. Bradford St., North Andover.

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Kidz Bop Live 2018

Kidz Bop Live 2018 comes to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion this afternoon for an all-ages show for the entire family. Doors open at 3 p.m., show starts at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $24. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.

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<![CDATA[The Hungry I is Up For Sale]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 17:54:33 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/The+Hungry+I.jpg

This week's Restaurant Roundup includes a classic Boston restaurant on the market, well-known business titans opening a new Italian restaurant and another J.P. Licks location.]]>
<![CDATA[Mainely Burgers to Open at Boston Landing]]>Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:24:44 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/mainely+68.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A gourmet burger spot with roots up north is opening a second location in the Boston area, and this one will be coming to a brand new development that is home to a few other dining places.

According to a press release, Mainely Burgers is planning to open at Boston Landing on Guest Street in Brighton, joining Rail Stop Restaurant and Bar, Kohi Coffee Company, and Flatbread Company at the complex while also joining another location of the burger place in Cambridge's Central Square. Mainely Burgers got its start as a food truck company in 2012, with its trucks going to such places as Portland and Scarborough Beach; its brick-and-mortar location in Cambridge opened in September of 2016.

A specific opening date for the new location of Mainely Burgers has not yet been given, so stay tuned for updates.

The website for Mainely Burgers can be found at http://www.mainelyburgers.com/

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<![CDATA[Things to Do in Dorchester This Weekend]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:31:52 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/CTTC110513135131_0512.jpg

Eat:
Happy 2nd Anniversary Molinari’s! We say help them celebrate by stopping by this weekend for lunch or dinner! Try their Mussels Fra Diavalo Wild Mussels Simmered in Tomatoes with Garlic, Chili Flakes, Pinot Grigio Wine, Served with Wood Oven Ciabatta or one of their specialty pizzas like our favorite the Bocca with Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Sopprasatta, Roasted Pepper, Garlic Confit, Fresh Oregano. Check out their full menu here!

Drink:
Have you tried Yellow Door’s frozen sangria yet? Well, put it on your list of fun things to do in Dot this weekend! It’s homemade and delicious!

Watch:
It’s Pride Weekend! The Pride Parade kicks off from Copley Square on Saturday, June 9th at 12noon! Perfect weather in the forecast for parade watching! Be on the lookout for DotOUT’s float – it’s a crowd favorite!

See:
Fireworks Alert! On Friday, June 8th at 9:30 pm a fireworks display will take place off of the JFK Library. These fireworks will help kick off the United States Conference of Mayors! The show will last approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Experience:
Experience history and sneak a peek at the USS Constitution! She will be underway on Friday, June 8th to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.  The ship will leave its berth in the Charlestown Navy Yard at approximately 10 am and then head to Castle Island where she will fire a 21-gun salute at Fort Independence at approximately 11:30 am. Be on the lookout!

Do:
Get Glowing! We realize that spray tans can be intimidating – no one wants to look “overdone” or orange, right? But with summer season upon us, before we reveal our skin, we’d love it to look a little sun-kissed! Well, fear not! Dorchester’s own Cailin Pagel of Cailin’s Color has got you covered! This mobile spray tan service is comfortable, convenient and will leave you your skin sun-kissed and glowing! Reach out to Cailin to make an appointment call or text 617-719-9875 or email cailinscolor@gmail.com Takes just 15 minutes and is just $30! Check out our feature here! 

Play:
Pride Stoplight Party on Pride Friday at dbar promises to “Light Up Your Night” with the perfect cocktail and plenty of opportunities to mingle. Guests are asked to wear green if they are single, red if they are in a relationship, or yellow if they are somewhere in between. Glow sticks in corresponding colors will be handed out to further light up the party. DJ Gay Jim will begin spinning tunes at 10 p.m. Never a cover, always a blast. Must be 21+ to enter

Celebrate:
DotOUT and Peggy O’Neil’s are celebrating Pride on Thursday, June 7th from 7pm-10pm. Enjoy festive cocktails, free hors-d'oeuvres, DJ Steve Psyclone, and the watching of Ru Paul’s Drag Race!

Explore:
The Neponset River Greenway runs 5 + miles from Dorchester into Milton. The trail connects a series of parks and provides an exciting opportunity to appreciate the outdoors in an otherwise urban area. This trail is perfect for walking, biking, running and rollerblading!

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<![CDATA[Pot Plans in Dorchester]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:21:05 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-151955716+edited.jpg

Back in February, the City of Boston’s Board of Appeals approved a new medical marijuana dispensary called Natural Selections for 50 Clapp Street in Dorchester. Now a second pot shop could be opening in the neighborhood.

According to the Dorchester Reporter, Holistic Health Group is hoping to open an adult use recreational cannabis shop at 1490 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner. The potential owner of the shop has started the process of reaching out to local elected officials and civic groups looking for approval.

Both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in the city of Boston, so it’s should be no surprise that pot businesses will be growing (no pun intended) in local neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[Soleil Opens in Roxbury's Dudley Square]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:38:47 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/187*120/soleil.PNG

A new restaurant with Southern influences is in the process of opening where a location of a burger spot had been.

According to an article from The Bay State Banner, Soleil has soft-opened in the Dudley Square section of Roxbury, with owner Cheryl Straughter and her team adjusting the menu and refining the workflow during the soft launch of the restaurant, which is located inside the historic Bolling Building. As hinted at in an earlier article here, Soleil isn't specifically a Southern restaurant, but more "a Southern thing with a twist," according to Straughter, with items such as oven-roasted carrots with a honey glaze, collard greens with kale, fried chicken, and grilled salmon being a few of the offerings. It is not known if/when the dining spot might have a grand opening event, so stay tuned for updates.

The Dudley Square location of Tasty Burger shut down in January after being in business for a bit less than two years.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Changes Coming to Roxbury's Dudley Square, as Dudley Dough Closes, Tasty Burger to Close, Four New Restaurants to Open

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<![CDATA[Restaurant Titans Join to Open Spot at Everett Casino ]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:54:46 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/181*120/Bricco+66.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

Two big names within the local restaurant scene are teaming up to open a dining spot in the upcoming casino complex in Everett.

According to an article in The Boston Globe, Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano are planning to open Fratelli, an Italian restaurant that will be located off the main gambling floor of Encore Boston Harbor resort and casino (formerly Wynn Boston Harbor) along the Mystic River. The post says that the dining spot will have seating for 135 and will offer such items as pizza, calzones, house-made pasta dishes, grilled meats and seafood, panini, and burgers. This will be one of 13 restaurants to open at the complex, with another Italian restaurant with a Frank Sinatra theme to it coming as well. Encore Boston Harbor plans to open next June, so it is possible that Fratelli could debut around that time.

Frank DePasquale heads up DePasquale Ventures, which includes such spots as AquaPazza, Assaggio, Bricco, Mare Oyster Bar, Quattro, and Trattoria Il Panino; Nick Varano is behind the Varano Group, which operates such places as Strega North End, Strega Prime, Strega Waterfront, STRIP by Strega, NICO, and Caffe Strega.

The website for Encore Boston Harbor can be found at http://encorebostonharbor.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Wynn Boston Harbor Resort and Casino to Have 13 Restaurants, Including Frank Sinatra-Themed Italian Spot

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<![CDATA['Jurassic Park' at the Lawn on D]]>Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:30:03 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Jurassic+Park+Movie+Photo+Top+Movie+Gallery.jpg

Movie nights with a Spielberg/Williams twist are back at the Lawn on D.  The classic dino thriller "Jurassic Park" will be on the big screen on Thursday, June 7. Show starts at 8 p.m. 

All movie screenings are free! Snacks and drinks are available for purchase! 

We can’t wait!

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<![CDATA[How to Order Like a Local at Sullivan's in Southie]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:47:42 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/224*120/sullys2.PNG

No summer in South Boston is complete without a visit to Sullivan’s at Castle Island (or Sully’s according to the locals.)

Since opening in 1951, Sully’s has been a Southie landmark known for serving tasty, affordable food lightning fast to the long lines of people who can’t get enough. Summer hasn’t started until you grab a hot dog, lobster roll or fish sandwich from Sully’s.

Maureen and Heather from Caught in Southie have been dining at Sullivan’s for years and have picked up a thing or two along the way. Sully’s fans, both new and old, should know about line etiquette, menu codewords and how to do the “Sully’s Shuffle.”

Watch the special feature-video above to learn how to order at Sully’s like an insider, and find out the number one sin that you should definitely avoid when visiting.

Learn more about Sully’s at sullivanscastleisland.com and find more insider knowledge on South Boston at caughtinsouthie.com.

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<![CDATA[Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading Has Been Replaced by Zucca Italian Restaurant]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:27:03 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/232*120/Zucca+66.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a casual upscale suburban Italian restaurant has become home to a new Italian dining spot.

According to a message from Richard Auffrey of The Passionate Foodie, Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading has become Zucca Italian Restaurant, with social media posts from both the former and the latter confirming this. The Facebook page from Zucca displays the menu for the new Main Street eatery, showing such offerings as an antipasto, sauteed baby octopus, house-made gnocchi and ravioli, mushroom and spinach risotto, frutti di mare, chicken marsala, veal piccata, and more.

Ristorante Pavarotti had been in business for approximately 10 years.

The address for the now-closed Ristorante Pavarotti (and the new Zucca Italian Restaurant) is 601 Main Street, Reading, MA, 01867.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[How Train Stops Affect Rents in Boston]]>Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:34:51 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/MBTA_no_aumentara_boletos_pero_si_estacionamientos.jpg

Everyone who lives in Boston relies on the unreliable MBTA.  So could proximity to and location on the T be affecting rents in the neighborhood?

According to the real estate listing site RentHop it could be!  RentHop’s data scientists mapped out median rents for one-bedroom apartments by each T train stop and found some surprising results.  Rents for one-bedrooms on the Red Line averaged $3000. 

Rent on the Savin Hill stop averaged at $2,364 dropping 6.4%.  However, rent on the Broadway stop went up to an average of $3,217 going up 7.2%.  Rents near Andrew Station went up 8.6% but is still less than Savin Hill and Broadway at an average of $2200.  At Ashmont Station rents went up 3.2% but is a still at an average of $1600.  

 Here are some other RentHop’s findings in this year’s data-backed study:

  • Overall, Boston experienced moderate rent growth from 2017 to 2018, with around +3% YoY change.
  • Rents increased at 90 stops across all train lines and went down at 21 stops. 10 stops experienced no growth in the past year.
  • Rent for apartments in the Seaport District is driven up (+7.2%) by new apartment buildings, such as the Benjamin & VIA at 5 Fan Pier Boulevard and 25 Northern Avenue, which launched in late 2017.
  • Back Bay continues to be one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Boston. With luxury buildings like the Arlington, Avalon at Prodential Center, and AVA Back Bay, one-bedroom median rents are over $3,400 at most stops.

You can check out the full date study and interactive map here!   

 

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<![CDATA[Southie’s Seaport District: New Park on the Horizon]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:50:03 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Generic+Boston+Generic+Boston+Seaport+District+Generic.JPG

Could it be? After years of lacking neighborhood amenities, the Seaport District could be getting a new public park. And not just a dinky little square of green space but a full on park. According to Curbed Boston, WS Development is proposing a 1.5-acre park complete with climbable boulders, a playground and sugar maple trees that will make syrup! Well, the Southie syrup alone is enough to have us excited. 

This park is part of a larger proposal for an almost 13-acre project called Seaport Square!

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<![CDATA[Sullivan's Returns to the Hood Milk Bottle!]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:12:15 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/191*120/Sullivans.jpg

This week's Restaurant Roundup includes some action inside an iconic Boston spot, the closing of a classic bakery and the return of the Trillium Garden.]]>
<![CDATA[Well-Known Beacon Hill Restaurant for Sale]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:15:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/hingry+i+65.jpg

A Beacon Hill restaurant that has received local and national recognition over the years for its romantic atmosphere is on the market.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, The Hungry I on Charles Street is up for sale along with the building in which it resides, with the price (approximately $4 million) also including the restaurant's liquor license and entertainment license. The post says that the dining spot, which has been run by Peter Ballarin since 1981, has been included in "most romantic" restaurant lists from TimeOut BostonUSA Today, and Zagat.

The Hungry I consists of three rooms and a patio, while its building includes three one-bedroom apartments, according to Boston Magazine.

The address for The Hungry I is 71 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02114. Its website can be found at http://www.hungryiboston.com/

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<![CDATA[An Asian Restaurant May Be Moving Into Quincy]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:07:07 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Barbara+Glickler+Notarile_Hibachi+Shrimp_flickr.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like an Asian restaurant could be moving into the space where an iconic seaside music club had once been.

According to an article from Wicked Local and The Patriot Ledger, the former Beachcomber property on Wollaston Beach in Quincy has been sold and that the company that bought it (797 Quincy Shore Dr LLC) has three names behind it--Zhong Wen Huang, Jacky An Xie, and Lin Y Xu. It appears that there may be at least an indirect connection to a few Boston-area dining spots, as a person named Zhong Wen Huang is involved with Fuji Steak House in Needham while a person named Jacky An Xie is involved with Blue Fuji in Bedford and Medford. It is not known what the exact plans are for the Quincy Shore Drive site, but a source does tell us that a "Japanese restaurant group" is indeed behind the purchase of the space. (As soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.)

The Beachcomber closed in the fall of 2015 after being in business for more than 50 years; the club attracted a number of national and local acts over the years, including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, the Dropkick Murphys, and Loretta Lynn, with the place changing its name to Nostalgia in the early 1980s before returning to its original name in the late 1990s.

The address for the old Beachcomber site is 797 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA, 02170.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
The Beachcomber in Quincy Is Closing

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<![CDATA[Nahita to Open in Former Liquid Art House Space in Boston]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:41:29 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/181*120/Nahita+65.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A new dining spot is getting closer to opening in the space where a combination restaurant/art gallery had been--and now it appears to have a name.

According to job posts within the bostonchefs.com site, Nahita is opening in the old Liquid Art House space in Boston, with the upcoming Arlington Street eatery now hiring for a variety of job positions. Earlier, we had reported that the new spot would feature globally-inspired fare while also being "more approachable," with a mix of formal seating and lounge-style dining, a raw bar, and a dessert-plating station being included; it is not known if this is still the case, so stay tuned for updates.

Liquid Art House closed down last November after being in business for a bit more than five years.

The address for Nahita (and the now-closed Liquid Art House is 100 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Liquid Art House in Boston to Be Replaced by a New Concept

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<![CDATA[Foodie's Market in Belmont Is Closing]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:36:02 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/foodies+65.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A small local group of grocery stores is closing its newest location after being in business for less than a year.

According to an article from Wicked Local and the Belmont Citizen-Herald, Foodie's Market in Belmont Center shuts down for good today, with this news coming after a few days of speculation as to the status of the Leonard Street shop due in part to the shelves no longer being stocked. The post indicates that this was a financial decision, with owner Victor Leon, Jr. saying "It's hard to believe we weren't able to generate the business we wanted to," with low sales possibly being due to the price of items at the store, parking issues both out front and in the back, and its location below street level.

Foodie's first opened in Belmont last summer, taking over part of the space where Macy's had been; it was the fourth location to open, with other stores being in Boston's South End as well as South Boston and Duxbury.

The address for this market in Belmont Center is: Foodie's Market, 75 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA, 02478. The website for the remaining locations can be found at http://foodiesmarkets.com/

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Raffaele's Ristorante in Waltham Has Closed]]>Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:48:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*136/Raffaeles+64.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

An Italian dining spot on "Restaurant Row" has very quietly shut down.

A tweet from @JeremyKrantz links to a Reddit page that mentions the closing of Raffaele's Ristorante on Moody Street in Waltham, with a check on the dining spot's Facebook page confirming that it is no longer in operation--and that it apparently closed back in late April. Raffaele's first opened in late 2016, taking over the space where Nonna's Italian Bar and Grill had been. and before that, Erawan of Siam.

The address for this now-closed Italian restaurant in Waltham was: Raffaele's Ristorante, 469 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[The Square Root May Be Opening in Roslindale]]>Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:46:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/11bacon-biscuit-breakfast-139746+%281%29.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a new spot may be opening in Roslindale, and it could end up being a multi-use concept.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the City of Boston website, The Square Root is seeking a beer and wine license to operate on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square, with the address indicating that it plans to move into the space where Marla's Obsession Boutique had once been. An earlier post from Universal Hub (via Roslindale Village Main Street) mentions that a three-in-one business had been looking to open in this space, with the spot being a breakfast and lunch cafe as well as a co-working space during the day, and a performance space at night. It is not known if this is still what is being planned for the site; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

The address for this proposed spot in Roslindale Square is: The Square Root, 2 Corinth Street, Roslindale, MA, 02131.

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<![CDATA[Masona Grill in West Roxbury Is Closing]]>Mon, 04 Jun 2018 08:22:42 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/TABLE+SETTING+GENERIC+PEXELSjpg.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A cozy neighborhood dining spot known in part for its New American dishes with South American influences is shutting down.

A Facebook post from Manny Sifnugel of Masona Grill in West Roxbury confirms what we heard a few weeks ago, that the Corey Street restaurant will soon be closing its doors. In the note, Sifnugel says: "I want to thank you all who came and enjoyed my restaurants throughout this past 25 years. We will be closing sometime in late July and hope you’ll come to pay a visit and say cheers to a great time." It is not yet known what might become of the space, so stay tuned for updates.

Sifnugel first opened Masona Grill in 2006; prior to that, he was involved with such spots as the Claremont Cafe in the South End and Cafe 300 in Fort Point.

The address for this soon-to-close restaurant in West Roxbury is: Masona Grill, 4 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA, 02132.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Local Farmers Markets Back in Season]]>Mon, 04 Jun 2018 08:28:06 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/cms1194.jpg

How lucky are we?  We have not one, but two farmers markets to shop! The South Boston Farmer’s Market kicks off its season on Monday, June 4 at 12 p.m. 

Get some early spring vegetables, such as asparagus, lettuce, herbs as well as potted flowers, from returning Massachusetts based Freitas’ & Wenger’s Farms. Try local and fresh meat, like grass-fed beef and naturally raised pork from Shamrock Hives Farm this season!   

Wenger’s will also carry their famous baked goods such as cookies and pies, bread, local jams, honey, flowers and handcrafted soaps. 

Enjoy live music with Jan and Lou Borelli from 12-3 p.m. and the SBNDC will give away $2 coupons to its market shoppers, valid for fresh and healthy market products (as long as supplies last).

Come to the market manager’s tent to get the coupon, including our market loyalty card!

To learn more visit here!

Boston Public Market is coming to Seaport for this summer’s farmers market in Courthouse Square every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m-6:30 p.m., June through October. Enjoy fresh, seasonal food from local vendors featuring produce, meat, seafood, bread, prepared food, and more.   

To see a list of vendors, visit here!

For more information about other fun things happening in the seaport including free workouts, bike tuning and more visit here!

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<![CDATA[J.P. Licks Opens at South Bay Town Center in Dorchester]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:24:42 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/188*120/jp2.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A local group of ice cream cafes has opened a brand new location, and this one is located in a new mixed-use development just south of downtown Boston.

Caught in Dot states that J.P. Licks has its grand opening today at South Bay Town Center in Dorchester, which is located at the site of the old South Bay mall/shopping center between the Mass. Ave./Southampton Street and Columbia Road exits off the Southeast Expressway. The new shop joins a number of others in the local area, including outlets within the city in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury.

As mentioned earlier, a few other dining options appear to be on their way to South Bay Town Center as well (which is still under development), including Wahlburgers, MidiCi, and Gyu-Kaku.

The website for J.P. Licks can be found at http://www.jplicks.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Wahlburgers, J.P. Licks, MidiCi, Gyu-Kaku Coming to South Bay Town Center in Dorchester

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<![CDATA[Tamara Tunie on 'Dietland']]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:54:13 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Tamara_Tunie_on__Dietland_.jpg

Tamara Tunie stops by The Hub Today studios to talk about her new show, writing musicals, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Style Spotlight: On the Town]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:53:19 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Style_Spotlight__On_the_Town.jpg

Tony Award nominees showcase what to wear to the theater.]]>
<![CDATA[The Hub Cooking Club: Potato Possibilities]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:52:22 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Potato_Possibilities.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi whips up simple and satisfying summer dishes with Grown in Idaho potatoes.

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<![CDATA[Lachanze Takes on 'Summer']]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:51:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/217*120/sumemr.PNG

Lachanze stops by The Hub Today studios to talk about playing Donna Summer for the Broadway musical and more.]]>
<![CDATA['The Boys in the Band' Are Back]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:48:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/_The_Boys_in_the_Band__Are_Back.jpg

The Hub Today's Joelle Garguilo learned about the star-studded revival of "The Boys in the Band."]]>
<![CDATA[15+ Great Things to Do This Weekend in and Around Boston]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:03:32 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Best+Buddies+Weekend+Guide.JPG

Friday, June 1

St. Athanasius Greek Festival

One of Arlington’s largest, cultural events of the years is happening this weekend – the St. Athanasius Greek Festival. Enjoy food, games, rides and fun activities for the entire family. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Athanasius the Great church, 4 Appleton St., Arlington.

Tom Brady Best Buddies Football Challenge

Best Buddies Challenge weekend kicks off today at Harvard Stadium with Tom Brady’s Best Buddies Football Challenge. Catch Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and other celebrity guests on the field. This event is free or $30 with Team Tom Brady T-shirt. 6-8:15 p.m., Harvard Stadium, 79 N Harvard St., Allston

SoWa First Friday

It’s the first Friday of the month – go check out the artists, galleries, shops and restaurants as the SoWa Art + Design District opens its doors to the public. 5-9 p.m., SoWa Boston, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Salem Arts Festival 2018

The 2018 Salem Arts Festival kicks off tonight. Grab the family and enjoy this three day, free family-friendly festival that transforms downtown Salem into a place for the arts community to showcase their talents. 6-9 p.m., Salem, MA.

ICA First Friday: Island Breeze

Head on over to the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s First Friday event. Tonight they team up with Boston Caribbean Fashion Week for the 4th year in a row to kick off summer on the waterfront. Enjoy fashion on display, DJ Mikey D, Riddim Symphony, live performances, sunny cocktails, dancing, contemporary art and harbor views. Free for members, $15 for non-members, 5-10 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston. 

Museum of Fine Arts First Fridays

Join the folks at the Museum of Fine Arts tonight and kick off the weekend with fine art, music, signature cocktails, tapas and more. Tickets are $25, seniors and students are $23 and free for members. 6-9:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 

50 Percent off Friday Nights at the Museum of Science

Now through the end of August, enjoy 50 percent off exhibit halls admission from 3- 9 p.m. Grab your family or friends and explore everything the museum has to offer at this discounted rate. Plus starting at 6 p.m. you can also enjoy beer, wine, small plates and oysters in the museum’s Riverview Cafe. You can also add Omni and Planetarium shows at a discounted rate of just $6.

Saturday, June 2

Red Sox Weekend at the Museum of Science

It’s Red Sox Weekend at the Museum of Science Enjoy baseball- inspired science and engineering activities. You’ll find Wally and Tessie, along with baseball-themed live presentations, photo opportunities and more. $20 for children 3-11, $25 for ages 12 and up. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Museum of Science, 1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston. 

Destination Dino at the Franklin Park Zoo

It’s a prehistoric journey through time at the Franklin Park Zoo’s Destination Dino experience. Come face to face with these amazing creatures of the past, dig for fossils and more. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors 65+, $16.95 for children 2012 and free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Salem Arts Festival 2018

The 2018 Salem Arts Festival kicks off tonight. Grab the family and enjoy this three day, free family-friendly festival that transforms downtown Salem into a place for the arts community to showcase their talents. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Salem, MA.

St. Athanasius Greek Festival

One of Arlington’s largest, cultural events of the years is happening this weekend – the St. Athanasiuss Greek Festival. Enjoy food, games, rides and fun activities for the entire family. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Athanasius the Great church, 4 Appleton St., Arlington. 

Greenway Open Market

Celebrating its eighth season, this open-air artisan market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston. 

The Market Bar at Boston Public Market

Saturday afternoons enjoy a beverage while you shop or dine throughout the Boston Public Market. Stop by the special Market Bar in the HUB for local beer and wine selections. 1-5 p.m., Boston Public Market

Truffle Making Workshop

Join Taza Chocolate for a family-friendly, truffle making workshop this afternoon at the Boston Public Market. You even get to take home a dozen truffles when you’re done. Tickets are $28-32. 1 p.m., the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

Russ at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Rapper Russ brings his 2018 I See You tour to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion tonight. Tickets start at $51. 8 p.m., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.

Live Music on The Lawn on D

Enjoy live music tonight on The Lawn on D with Hit Play and DJ Joe Haederle. 7-10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Sunday, June 3 

Red Sox Weekend at the Museum of Science

It’s Red Sox Weekend at the Museum of Science Enjoy baseball- inspired science and engineering activities. You’ll find Wally and Tessie, along with baseball-themed live presentations, photo opportunities and more. $20 for children 3-11, $25 for ages 12 and up. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Museum of Science, 1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston.

Mass Audubon Nature Festival

Head on out to Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield for a nature festival fearing Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes on Owls, along with an insect zoo, native reptiles, face-painting, children’s games and activities, and more. Admission is $20 per car (members and nonmembers). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Ipswich.

Destination Dino at the Franklin Park Zoo

It’s a prehistoric journey through time at the Franklin Park Zoo’s Destination Dino experience. Come face to face with these amazing creatures of the past, dig for fossils and more. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors 65+, $16.95 for children 2012 and free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston. 

Salem Arts Festival 2018

The 2018 Salem Arts Festival kicks off tonight. Grab the family and enjoy this three day, free family-friendly festival that transforms downtown Salem into a place for the arts community to showcase their talents. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Salem, MA.

St. Athanasius Greek Festival

One of Arlington’s largest, cultural events of the years is happening this weekend – the St. Athanasius Greek Festival. Enjoy food, games, rides and fun activities for the entire family. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Athanasius the Great church, 4 Appleton St., Arlington.

Greenway Open Market

Celebrating its eighth season, this open-air artisan market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

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<![CDATA[Caught in Southie: Weekend Picks]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:26:59 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/coppersmith.jpg

Eat:
Loco lovers rejoice!  Loco is embracing summer with summer Fridays! Loco will open for lunch at 11:30am and you can enjoy all the deliciousness of their menu including tacos, guacamole and more!!   On Friday, June 1st they’re celebrating with RUM PUNCH LUNCH featuring watermelon and pineapple punch bowls. No judgement if you call out of work. Bring on the sunshine!

Drink:
For those looking for a boozy brunch, celebrate the weekend with Coppersmith’s new Bloody Mary Flights and DIY Mimosa Flyers. The Bloody Mary Flight ($26) includes four variations of the classic Bloody Mary, including Bloody Brew with Corona and house bloody nix with a cumin rim and garnished with pickled jalapeños, Bloody Maria with Ghost Tequila and house Verde mix with a jalapeño salt rim and lime wheel, a classic Bloody Mary with Absolute Lime and house bloody mix garnished with cornichon, olive and celery and last, but not least Bloody Vino with white wine, house bloody mix and garnished with pickled grapes. The DIY Mimosa Flyer ($48) serves 2-4 guests and arrives at the table in a mini Radio Flyer wagon with a bottle of DeLuca Prosecco, a choice of three juices and fruit garnishes.

See:
If you love pugs like us, head to Carson Beach on Saturday, June 2nd at 9am! It’s the 8th Annual Pug Rescue of New England Run/Walk 5K! All proceeds go directly to supporting our foster pugs medical care! We expect lots of pugs in attendance.   You can learn more about it here! 

Do:
Looking for some good old-fashioned family fun?  The MOMS Club of South Boston will be hosting a Southie Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 2nd from 11am – 4pm at Marine Park.  There will be bouncy houses, DJ Jim, Toe Jam Puppet Band, Music with Ms. Sarah Gardner, Bonaparte the Magician, local performers and much more!   Also on deck, face painting, arts and crafts, & more! This event is free and open to the public.

Play:
Lawn on D will be in full swing (pun intended) all weekend long! Enjoy lawn games, food, drinks and live music! You can check out the schedule here!

Glow:
Get glowing! Have a wedding, hot date, or special event? Give Cailin’s Color a call! This mobile spray tan service is comfortable, convenient and will leave you your skin sun kissed and glowing! Reach out to Cailin to make an appointment. Call or text 617-719-9875 or email cailinscolor@gmail.com You can follow her on Instagram too! You can even arrange a spray tan party!

Give:
Give the gift of healthy eating! Shredded now has gift cards! Perfect for gift giving – especially those trying to reel it in and get beach body ready!

Romance:
Oh, hello summer! It’s time to head down to the waterfront, where the new and improved Seaport area is bustling with good food, hoppin’ bars, and plenty of places to soak up the sun and the sea. And whether you’re searching for your next summer love, or looking to heat things up with your old flame, we’ve got our top picks for what to see and do this summer. 

Register:
Lace up your sneakers and take part in this family-friendly fitness event which includes a certified 5K race and walk, youth races and Reebok-led classes on the scenic South Boston Waterfront. Post race enjoy live entertainment with Dalton & the Sheriffs, an expo, beer garden, food, and fun for the whole family! This fun filled day of fitness takes place on Sunday, June 17th at 9am. Proceeds goes to support the McCourt Foundation! For more information visit here! To register, visit here!

The post Weekend Picks – June 1st appeared first on Caught In Southie.



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<![CDATA[Things to Do in Dorchester This Weekend]]>Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:29:22 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/dorchester.png

Eat:
Landmark Public House will open its doors on Sunday, June 3rd at 11am for a day of good old-fashioned fun! The back parking lot will be transformed into a patio complete with tables, draft beer service, lawn games like corn hole and giant Jenga. There will be live music outside starting at 4pm with performer Justin Beech and a DJ playing music inside. Landmark is also hosting its 1st Annual Dot Day Hot Dog Eating Contest! Prizes will be awarded to the the top three finishers: $500 dollars to first, a Yeti Cooler to second, and a blue tooth vinyl record player for 3rd. Hot Dog Contest starts at 5. Limited to 25 people so sign up today! You can email Johnny johnny@lphboston.com to hold your spot!

Drink:
Winos and Dinos! Raise your glass to Franklin Park Zoo’s fifth annual wine-tasting event on Saturday, June 2nd from 5pm-7:30pm! Throughout the evening, guests have the opportunity to sample wines while strolling among the animals in the Zoo’s signature Tropical Forest Pavilion. Here, guests can see western lowland gorillas, pygmy hippo, ring-tailed-lemurs, a giant anteater and many other fascinating species. Wander off the beaten path on a prehistoric journey through time in Franklin Park Zoo’s all-new immersive experience, Destination Dino! You’ll come face-to-face with colossal creatures from the past, from the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to the emu-like Citipati. Tickets are $50. You can purchase them here!

See:
It’s the Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday at 1pm! We love a parade! Here are 5 Things To Know About the Parade! 

Do:
Participate in the 2018 Dorchester Day Parade Chief Marshal Dinner! An evening to celebrate the 2018 Chief Marshal Edzo Kelly and honor the 2018 Mayor of Dorchester. Cocktails will be served at 6pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. To purchase tickets please call the Dorchester Day Parade Committee at (857) 756-3675. Tickets not available at the door.

Shop:
It’s the 39th Annual Ashmont Hill Yard Sale. On Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-2pm plan on shopping dozens of households wares! Shoppers are likely to find everything from potted plants to toys, furniture to books, computers to collectables, and more, all at clean-out-the-attic/basement/carriage house prices. Walk through the neighborhood to enjoy the Victorian architecture and lush gardens that distinguish this charming pocket of Dorchester; every participating house will have maps showing all the selling locations.The sale takes place rain or shine. Take the MBTA Red Line to Ashmont; by car, enter the neighborhood from Welles Avenue, Ashmont or Roslin streets. Info: 617-288-6626 or cadmanjoe@aol.com.

Glow:
Get glowing! Have a wedding, hot date, or special event? Cailin’s Color a call! This mobile spray tan service is comfortable, convenient and will leave you your skin sun kissed and glowing! Reach out to Cailin to make an appointment call or text 617-719-9875 or email cailinscolor@gmail.com You can follow her on Instagram too!  You can even arrange a spray tan party!

Donate:
Teddy Bear Drive! Donate a new or gently loved small to medium teddy bear or plush animal for a special teddy bear drive to provide Boston EMS ambulances with teddy bears so children who are riding in the ambulances will get comfort in their time of need. You can drop off to South Boston and Dorchester Branches of East Boston Savings Bank. The drive will be going through June 9th.

Run:
Lace up your sneakers! Register for the Project D.E.E.P & Blarney Stone Dorchester Day 5K. Race starts and ends at the Blarney Stone on Sunday, June 3rd 12:30pm start. Registration begins at 11am. You can also register online! Cookout immediately following!

The post Weekend Picks – June 1st appeared first on Caught In Dot.



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<![CDATA[20 Must-See Concerts Coming to Boston This Summer]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 15:33:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/billy+joel+GettyImages-477193736.png

This weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. Besides warm weather, beach days, swimming and more, there’s one thing that stands out each and every summer - concert season.

From the Billy Joel to U2, Jimmy Buffett and more, Boston attracts some of the best for concertgoers all summer long. And with outdoor performance venues like Fenway Park, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and Xfinity Center, you don't want to miss out on enjoying your favorite hits under the stars on a summer night. 

We gathered a list of the 20 best summer concerts coming to the area this summer. See something you like? Grab those tickets quick because they are sure to sell out!

Rascal Flatts at Xfinity Center

Rascal Flatts returns to Boston with their Back to Us Tour 2018 featuring Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce at Xfinity Center on Saturday, June 9. Tickets start at $35. 

Zack Brown Band at Fenway

The Atlanta-based Zack Brown Band takes the stage at Fenway Park for two performances Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $79

Foreigner with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

Catch the legendary Foreigner with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. as part of their Juke Box Heroes Tour. Tickets start at $123.

U2 at TD Garden

U2 comes to the TD Bank Garden with its eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour. Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45.50.

Barenaked Ladies at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies are bringing their “Last Summer On Earth 2018 Tour” to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion for one night, Sunday, July 1. They’re joined by Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $60.

The Eagles at TD Garden

The legendary Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit – with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey bring their summer tour to the TD Garden for two shows Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. Both shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $115.

Dave Matthews Band at the Xfinity Center

DMB fans get ready, as the band hits the stage June 22 at the Xfinity Center at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $44.

Styx and Joan Jett at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Rock legends Styx and Joan Jett take the outdoor stage at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $52.

Luke Bryan at Fenway Park

Country music star Luke Bryan brings his music to Fenway Park Friday, July 6 at 5 p.m. with special guest Sam Hunt, along with Jon Pardi and openers Morgan Wallen and DJ Rock. Tickets start at $65.

The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton are bringing their U.S. summer tour to Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $70.

The Foo Fighters at Fenway Park

The Foo Fighters return to Fenway Park Saturday and Sunday July 21 and 22 at 5:30 p.m. as part of their Concrete and Gold Tour. Tickets start at $79.

Miranda Lambert with Little Big Town at Xfinity Center

Miranda Lambert brings the Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town and special guest Turnpike Troubadours and Tenille Townes to the Xfinity Center on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20

Kesha and Macklemore at Xfinity Center

Kesha and Macklemore bring their co-headlined tour “The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore” to the Xfinity center for one show Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

Keith Urban at Xfinity Center

Country music legend Keith Urban brings his Graffiti U World Tour to the Xfinity Center, along with Kelsea Ballerini for one show Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at Fenway

It’s not summer without Jimmy Buffett, who this year is bringing one show to Fenway Park on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. as part of his “Son of A Son of A Sailor” Tour 2018. Tickets start at $96. 

Billy Joel at Fenway Park

The legendary Piano Man himself returns to Fenway Park for one show only Friday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $159.

Brad Paisley at Xfinity Center

Brad Paisley brings his summer concert tour to Xfinity Center with Tyminski for one show only Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30. 

Journey and Def Leppard at Fenway Park

You don’t want to miss two of the world’s greatest rock bands – Journey and Def Leppard – as they bring their North American Tour to Fenway Park on Saturday, Aug. 11 with Cheap Trick at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $105.50

Counting Crows at Xfinity Center

Catch the Counting Crows and their 25 Years and Counting 2018 tour with special guest LIVE on Friday, Aug. 17 at Xfinity Center. Tickets start at $19.

Pearl Jam at Fenway Park

Close out summer with Pearl Jam Labor Day Weekend. The iconic band is taking the stage at Fenway Park for two performances Sept. 2 and 4 at Fenway Park. Both shows are at 6:30 p.m. 

Plus, there are plenty more where that came from. Check out all concerts coming to the area this summer:






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<![CDATA[Adopt a Pet from Northeast Animal Shelter]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 18:03:16 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Adopt_a_Pet_from_Northeast_Animal_Shelther.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi meets some pups looking for their forever families at the Northeast Animal Shelter.

For more information:

Northeast Animal Shelter

347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970

(978) 745-9888

www.northeastanimalshelter.org/]]>
<![CDATA[Beauty Buzz: Semi-Permanent Makeovers]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 17:47:56 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Beauty_Buzz__Semi-Permanent_Makeovers.jpg

Three new ways to simplify your beauty routine for summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Card Feelings: Hallmark's Card Challenge]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 17:40:19 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Card_Feelings.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi visits The Paper Store to learn how you can show the ones you love that you #CareEnough with Hallmark's card challenge. Learn more by Hallmark's website here.

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<![CDATA[Boston Chops Opens in Downtown Crossing]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 11:03:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/chops.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A long-awaited second location of a steakhouse debuts today in the heart of Boston.

As reported earlier, Boston Chops opens in the former Mantra space in Downtown Crossing for dinner service this evening, with the Temple Place restaurant joining its original location on Washington Street in the South End. an article from Eater Boston mentions that the new two-floor dining spot--which moves into what was once a bank building--includes three bars, a lounge within an old bank vault, and three private dining rooms, while its menu features raw bar items, steak and seafood dishes, sandwiches, and beer, wine, and cocktails. Lunch service will begin sometime around the middle of June, but for now, the new Boston Chops is open for dinner only.

In addition to the two Boston Chops locations, owners Chris Coombs and Brian Piccini also run dbar in Dorchester and Deuxave in the Back Bay.

The address for this new steakhouse in Downtown Crossing is: Boston Chops, 52 Temple Place, Boston, MA, 02111. The website for both locations can be found at http://www.bostonchops.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Chris Coombs, Brian Piccini to Open New Location of Boston Chops in Downtown Crossing

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Photo Credit: Facebook/Boston Chops]]>
<![CDATA[Paul Bakery in Downtown Boston Has Closed]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 11:01:53 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/paul22.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A chain of French bakery-cafes that once had four locations in the Greater Boston area is now back down to two, as its outlet in the heart of the city has shut down.

According to a source, Paul Bakery at One Boston Place on Washington Street is no longer in operation, with a message from the company confirming that it has indeed closed for good. The message does mention that locations of the bakery at Assembly Row in Somerville and the Natick Mall in Natick remain open for business; another outlet of Paul Bakery had been at Burlington's 3rd Ave development as well, but that shop closed a couple of years ago.

Paul first opened in France in 1889 and now has approximately 500 locations in a number of countries, including a handful of outlets in the United States.

The address for this now-closed bakery in downtown Boston was: Paul Bakery, 201 Washington Street (One Boston Place), Boston, MA, 02108. The website for the chain can be found at http://www.paul-usa.com/en/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Items from Bakeries and Pastry Shops in the Boston Area and Beyond



Photo Credit: Facebook/Paul USA]]>
<![CDATA[Catching Up With Tony Danza]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 17:49:03 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Catching_up_with_Tony_Danza.jpg

Tony Danza stops by The Hub Today studios talk about "Standards & Stories," giving back, and his new Netflix series.]]>
<![CDATA[Mogogo Ethiopian Cuisine in Malden Has Apparently Closed]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 11:06:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/4856_102254547690_97741787690_2559349_8161046_n.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like an Ethiopian restaurant north of Boston has shut down after a very brief time in business.

According to a post from Eater Boston, Mogogo Ethiopian Cuisine in Malden appears to be out of business, with a tipster for Eater and a Yelp poster saying that the Highland Avenue eatery is indeed closed, while its phone is no longer in service. The dining spot, which had only been open since last September, offered such items as injera, lentil stew, chickpea dumplings, boiled lamb, chicken stew, steak tips, and prime beef.

As soon as we find out why Mogogo may have closed--and what could be going into the space, if anything--we will post an update here.

The address for this now-closed restaurant in Malden was: Mogogo Ethiopian Cuisine, 1 Highland Avenue, Malden, MA, 02148.

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<![CDATA[30 Questions With the Owner of Bred in Dorchester]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 16:18:12 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tambo.jpg

In honor of National Hamburger Day on Monday, we asked Tambo, owner and founder of gourmet burger bar Bred, 30 questions.

What’s your name?
Tambo

Do you live in Dot?
No, Mattapan

Favorite thing about Dot?
Diversity

Favorite place to grab a bite?
Steel & Rye

Favorite place to grab a drink?
Steel & Rye

Last place you ate outside of Dot?
Nicole’s Pizza South End

Are you a Boston sports fan?
Absolutely

Favorite sports team?
Patriots

Name one tourist-y thing you’ve done in Boston?
The Freedom Trail

Describe Bred in 3 words?
Local, delicious, innovative

When did Bred first open?
January 15th, 2015

Have you always wanted to open a burger joint?
No

Where did you learn to cook?
In the Backyard

Why the Lower Mills neighborhood?
Close to home, friendly community

Favorite summer activity? 

Grilling and drinking beer

Why hamburgers?
Why not ��

Favorite condiment?
BBQ sauce

Favorite backyard bbq playlist?
Jay-Z/Drake

Favorite yard game?
Basketball

Corn on the cob or potato salad?
Potato salad

What’s the perfect hamburger bun?
Brioche

What’s on your plate at a Memorial Day cookout?
Burger, ribs, potato, lobster tail, Mac & cheese

If you could invite anyone in the world to your cookout (dead or alive) who would you invite?
Tom Brady

Three things you would bring to a deserted island?
Bottle of Scotch, my bulldog, and a grill

Who inspires you?
My mother, she’s hilarious.

How do you take your coffee?
Black, but coffee is way too strong for me.

Dream car?
Porsche 911

Beach or Lake vacation?
Beach

Your ideal late night snack?
Cheese and crackers

If you could only eat one kind of burger for the rest of your life?
Bred Classic, triple, extra cheese, extra bacon

Bred is located at 2255 Dorchester Ave in Lower Mills.  Make sure to follow them on Instagram.

The post An Interview with Tambo from Bred appeared first on Caught In Dot.



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<![CDATA[The Island Caribbean Cuisine and Drinks Opens in Malden]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 16:37:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/island1.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A Caribbean restaurant has opened in a "haunted" space where a dining and drinking spot had been until it closed last summer.

According to a post from Eater Boston, The Island Caribbean Cuisine and Drinks is now open in Malden, taking over the old Ferry Street Food and Drink space. The menu shows such offerings as jerk chicken, fried pork with Creole seasoning, sauteed red snapper, grilled quail, baked tilapia, and vegetable soup with goat meat, while also including a children's menu and a Sunday brunch menu as well.

Ferry Street Food and Drink, which shut down in July of 2017, was known in part for its New American fare and craft cocktails, and its website once mentioned that the space in which it resided could be haunted, saying that a customer at the old Jimmy O'Keefe's Restaurant there "died in a slip down the basement stairs" and "is rumored to be seen sitting in his regular stool."

The address for The Island Caribbean Cuisine and Drinks is 118 Ferry Street, Malden, MA, 02148. Its website can be found at http://www.theislandmalden.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Ferry Street Food and Drink in Malden Is Closed

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<![CDATA[5 Things To Know About the Dorchester Day Parade]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 16:28:43 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/dorchester.png

Here are 5 Things To Know About the Dorchester Day Parade

Start & Finish:
The parade starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue. The parade route is 3.2 miles.

Chief Marshal:
We can’t think of a more perfect person to lead the parade than Edward “Edzo” Kelly! He’s a life-long Dot rat who’s done good! A proud Boston firefighter, Edzo is also the General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Happily married to his wife Katy, he’s dad to Maggie and Tommy. He’s an all around great guy we are proud to call one of our friends. Make sure to look for him leading the parade!

One to Watch – DotOUT:
Be on the look out for the this crowd pleasing float. From the Price is Right to Rainbow Regatta, DotOUT does not disappoint! A little birdie told us this year’s float theme is Rainbow Resistance and will include neon, confetti, glitter and camo.

Rolling Party & Pols:
Enjoy the party – from bagpipers to steel drums, the Dorchester Day Parade is a party on the move! In addition to marching bands and festive floats, there will also be lots of politicians! The official Son of Dorchester, Mayor Marty Walsh will be marching proudly through the streets of his hometown. Also be on the lookout for City Councilor Frank Baker, City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, State Rep. Dan Cullinane, State Rep.Daniel Hunt, and more!

Street Closures:
The Dorchester Day Parade starts at Dorchester Avenue at Adams Street in Lower Mills and will travel Dorchester Avenue to Columbia Road. This portion of Dorchester Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to 10 a.m. In addition, temporary “Tow Zone, No Stopping” parking regulations will be in effect as follows:

  • Dorchester Avenue, from Pierce Square to Columbia Road
  • Adams Street, from Pierce Square heading south to the Milton Line
  • Richmond Street, from Morton Street to Adams Street
  • Butler Street, from Adams Street to Richmond Street.

Bonus:
Lace up your sneakers! Register for the Project D.E.E.P & Blarney Stone Dorchester Day 5K. Race starts and ends at the Blarney Stone on Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. start. Registration begins at 11 a.m. You can also register online! Cookout immediately following!

The post Celebrating the Neighborhood: Dorchester Day Parade appeared first on Caught In Dot.



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<![CDATA[Future of Bull McCabe's in Somerville Up in the Air ]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 10:42:16 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/mccabe.png

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a popular Somerville pub faces an uncertain future.

According to a Facebook post from the place, Bull McCabe's in Union Square could be closing depending on the outcome of a lease issue, with the note saying the following:

We signed a 10-year lease on the property with a five year option. We have always planned on executing the option. Late last year, however, our landlord told us that we needed to renegotiate terms on the lease...I know...doesn't make sense to me either; it goes against the option. There's a discrepancy in the lease that he says means one thing when for ten years, my partners and I have believed the opposite.


The note goes on to say that the people behind the Somerville Avenue drinking spot are now trying to renegotiate the rent, but if an agreement cannot be reached, the place could close on June 30 when its initial ten-year term expires.

Bull McCabe's, which first opened in 2008, is an Irish pub that features food, drink, and live music including everything from Irish music to jazz to reggae and more.

The address for Bull McCabe's is 366 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143. Its website can be found at http://bullmccabesboston.com/

Thanks to a source for initially bringing this to our attention.

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Good Places to Get Beer in the Boston Area



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<![CDATA[British Beer Company in Danvers Has Closed]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 10:36:49 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Craft-Beer-Generic-Getty.jpg

It looks like yet another outlet of a small local chain of British pubs has shuttered, essentially leaving the Greater Boston area with no locations remaining.

According to a source, British Beer Company in Danvers is no longer in business, with a sign out front saying that the Andover Street spot is closed until further notice. It appears that this is a permanent closure, as the website for the chain has removed this location; if so, the Danvers outlet joins others in Framingham and Walpole that have shut down of late, which means the closest locations to Boston are ones in Westford, Pembroke, Plymouth, and Franklin, all of which are between 30 and 40 miles away from the city. (Other locations can be found in Cedarville, Falmouth, Hyannis, Sandwich, Worcester, Manchester, NH, and Portsmouth, NH.)

The address for this now-closed pub in Danvers was: British Beer Company, 29 Andover Street, Danvers, MA, 01923. The website for the chain can be found at: http://www.britishbeer.com/



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<![CDATA[Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar in Boston Has Apparently Closed]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 16:12:20 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/175*120/taverna.JPG

It looks like an upscale Greek restaurant in Boston has called it a day.

According to several sources, Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar in the city's Park Square/Park Plaza area has closed after a bit less than three years in business.

Very little information has been given on why the dining spot has shut down, and phone calls to the place go to voicemail while its online reservations system (via OpenTable) does not seem to be working. As soon as we find out more on its closing, we will post an update here.

Doretta first opened in September of 2015, taking over the space where Via Matta had been. Michael Schlow, who was behind both Doretta and Via Matta, is also behind such spots as Tico and Alta Strada, with the former having a location in the Back Bay and the latter having a location in Wellesley.

The address for Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar was 79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116.

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<![CDATA[Girls Night Out]]>Wed, 30 May 2018 16:05:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/224*120/girls+night+out.png

The Hub Today girls paid a visit to
Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

to learn about their chefs table for a perfect night out on the town!]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Calling 2018 Recap]]>Tue, 29 May 2018 17:28:31 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Boston_Calling_2018_Recap.jpg

Boston Calling 2018 was a success with some awesome stories hitting the headlines.]]>
<![CDATA[Spotted in Dot: PK Subban]]>Tue, 29 May 2018 11:06:00 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/196*120/usa-pk-subban.jpg

From politicians to movie stars, there have been many celebrity sightings at the famed Dorchester bar – the Eire Pub. 

On Memorial Day, PK Subban – star defenseman for the Nashville Predators – stopped by the pub for a pint. Also pictured in the photo is local legend and bartender Kevin McCarron. 

The post Caught in Dot: PK Subban appeared first on Caught In Dot.



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<![CDATA[20+ Fun Things to Do This Week in Greater Boston]]>Tue, 29 May 2018 11:01:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Movie+Night.jpg

Monday, May 28 

Memorial Day Open House at the MFA

It’s free admission for everyone today at the Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy family art-making activities, tours, talks, musical performances and film screenings as the Museum of Fine Arts kicks off its summer season. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 

Robin Hood’s Faire

Grab the family, hit the road and check out this enchanted recreation of a 16th-century spring festival with continuous themed entertainment including jousting, armored combat, archery, games, comedy and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and under are free. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St. 

Tuesday, May 29

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway

The seasonal farmers market at Dewey Square returns. Today kick off the season on the plaza outside South Station. is back! Kick off the season with us on the plaza outside South Station. The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on The Greenway will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Destination Dino at the Franklin Park Zoo

It’s a prehistoric journey through time at the Franklin Park Zoo’s Destination Dino experience. Come face to face with these amazing creatures of the past, dig for fossils and more. Tickets are $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors 65+, $16.95 for children 2012 and free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Primus and Mastadon at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Primus and Mastadon take the stage tonight at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion as part of their joint summer tour. Tickets start at $22. 7 p.m., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.

Wednesday, May 30

Celebrate World Otter Day at the Stone Zoo

Celebrate World Otter Day today at the Stone Zoo. Discover fun facts, get crafty at the arts and craft table and learn more about the zoo’s North American river otters Penny and Sushi. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 

Pirate Themed Toddler TIme at Sky Zone Boston

Ahoy matey! Your toddler (under age 5) can enjoy a pirate-themed toddler time at Sky Zone Boston this morning with jumping, a hook toss, ring around the sword and special treasures to win. 9:30-11 a.m., Sky Zone Boston Trampoline Park, 91-B Sprague St., Boston. 

Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel

Grab the kiddos and have some fun with a Frog Pond favorite – the carousel featuring fun and zany characters. Tickets are $3 per ride or you can purchase a 10 ride card for $25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston.

Thursday, May 31

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway

The seasonal farmers market at Dewey Square returns. Today kick off the season on the plaza outside South Station. is back! Kick off the season with us on the plaza outside South Station. The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on The Greenway will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series Launch

Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as they kick off the summer of 30 free outdoor fitness classes each week in and around the city. These free classes take place throughout Boston’s 18 neighborhoods and two dozen parks all summer long. Tonight enjoy a free Zumba class, line dancing, free fanny packs, T-shirts and more.

Boston Calling Block Party on the Greenway

Enjoy local bands, cocktails, lawn games and more every Thursday night as the Boston Calling Block Parties return for the season. Get outside, enjoy live music and DJs, along with several beer selections. 5-8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston.

Movies at The Lawn: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”

Grab your blanked and head on down to The Lawn on D tonight for a viewing of the 1982 classic “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” 8 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Friday, June 1

ICA First Friday: Island Breeze

Head on over to the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s First Friday event. Tonight they team up with Boston Caribbean Fashion Week for the 4th year in a row to kick off summer on the waterfront. Enjoy fashion on display, DJ Mikey D, Riddim Symphony, live performances, sunny cocktails, dancing, contemporary art and harbor views. Free for members, $15 for non-members, 5-10 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts First Fridays

Join the folks at the Museum of Fine Arts tonight and kick off the weekend with fine art, music, signature cocktails, tapas and more. Tickets are $25, seniors and students are $23 and free for members. 6-9:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

Australia's Thunder From Down Under at the Wilbur

Ladies, if you are looking for a girls night out you don’t want to miss Australia’s Thunder from Down Under at the Wilbur tonight. Tickets start at $22.50. 7:30 p.m., The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston.

Saturday, June 2 

Salem Arts Festival 2018

Grab the family and head on down to the 2018 Salem Arts Festival. This free, family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem into a place for the arts community to showcase their talents. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Salem, MA.

18th Annual Pride Day at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Enjoy family fun and entertainment at the 18th Annual Pride Day at Faneuil Hall. Festivities include: one of the largest Zumba classes led by Zumba with Jess, musical acts, dance performers, face painting and more. All events are free, open to the public and celebrate the diversity of the local LGBTQ community. Noon to 5 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S Market St., Boston.

Truffle Making Workshop

Join Taza Chocolate for a family-friendly, truffle making workshop this afternoon at the Boston Public Market. You even get to take home a dozen truffles when you’re done. Tickets are $28-32. 1 p.m., the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

Sunday, June 3

Audubon Nature Festival

Join Mass Audubon today for the Audubon Nature Festival featuring Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes on Owls. Enjoy activities including: live owl presentations, insect zoo, reptiles and amphibians exhibit, face painting, children’s games and activities, craft demonstrations and sales, guided walks and pond explorations, and more. Admission is $20 per car for both members and nonmembers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine), Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield.

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston.


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<![CDATA[Sendhil Ramamurthy Talks 'Reverie']]>Tue, 29 May 2018 17:34:10 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Sendhil_Ramamurthy_Talks__Reverie_.jpg

Sendhil Ramamurthy stops by The Hub Today studios to chat about NBC's new thriller "Reverie," social media, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Tony Shalhoub & Katrina Lenk on 'The Band's Visit']]>Tue, 29 May 2018 17:33:18 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/241*120/musical+pic.PNG

Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk talk about the Tony Awards, "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Age of 'Aquarius']]>Tue, 29 May 2018 17:27:00 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Age_of__Aquarius_.jpg

NBC announced the next musical to come to prime time. "Hair LIVE!" Musical will hit screens in Spring 2019.]]>
<![CDATA[The Porthole Restaurant in Lynn Is Closing]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 10:59:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

An iconic waterside restaurant that has been around for more than 50 years is closing its doors, and it looks like it will be replaced by condos.

According to an article in itemlive.com, The Porthole Restaurant in Lynn is planning to shut down sometime in the next few months, with Robert Gaudet of the Lynnway eatery saying that "the time has come....I'm tired, I just want to relax." The post says that the property has been sold to a developer who plans to tear down the building and put up 55 luxury condominiums with views of both the city and the ocean, with construction possibly starting in late 2019.

The Porthole first opened in 1967, replacing a spot called the Blue Dolphin; the restaurant has been known over the years as a family-friendly restaurant to go to for seafood and classic American fare.

The address for The Porthole Restaurant is 98 Lynnway, Lynn, MA, 01902. Its website can be found at http://www.portholerestaurant.com/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Kimchipapi Kitchen Opens in Allston]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 11:06:25 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A brand new Korean and Japanese restaurant has come to Allston.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Kimchipapi Kitchen is now open on Harvard Avenue (where a location of Chicken & Rice Guys had been), with owner/head chef Joon Son returning to the space where he once ran a sneaker store called At the Buzzer. The post says that the dining spot will have a limited menu at first and will only be open for dinner at the outset, with lunch service possibly coming at some point in the future. Currently, Kimchipapi Kitchen is offering "kravings," or appetizers, along with "glory bowls" which include meat/tofu, sauce, toppings, and side dishes.

Son's mother used to own Wu Chon House, a now-closed Korean restaurant in Somerville's Union Square.

The address for this new restaurant in Allston is: Kimchipapi Kitchen, 81 Harvard Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134. Its Instagram page can be found at https://www.instagram.com/kimchipapiktchn/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Diane's Bakery in Roslindale Is Closing]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 11:31:00 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A decades-old spot for pastries, baked goods, and more will soon be closing its doors.

According to an article from Universal Hub, Diane's Bakery in Roslindale shuts down for good on June 8, with owner Bob Anderson indicating that it is time for a change after many years of waking up early to make food items each day. The closing of the Poplar Street shop, which first opened 50 years ago, means that only one bakery will remain in Roslindale Square--Fornax, which is located on Corinth Street.

UH says that Anderson's father ran Diane's Bakery until he passed away in 2016.

The address for this soon-to-close bakery in Roslindale is: Diane's Bakery, 9 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA, 02131.

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Items from Bakeries and Pastry Shops in the Boston Area and Beyond

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<![CDATA[Boston Calling Music Festival Underway]]>Sat, 26 May 2018 14:34:45 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/211*120/Boston+Calling+2.JPG

For the second year in a row, the Boston Calling music festival is back at the Harvard Athletic Complex in the city's Allston neighborhood.

The three-day event set up in a 16-acre space boasts five stages, 45 bands and the capacity to host 40,000 fans Friday through Sunday.

With headliners like Eminem, the Killers, and Jack White, this year's organizers are hoping to hear more music than complaints, making up for what did not go smoothly last year.

From long lines to sold-out vendors, they said they made tweaks that ticket-holders will notice.

"We call it the 50 percent rule," Boston Calling co-founder Brian Appel said. "We just added 50 percent more food vendors, 50 percent more bathrooms, 50 percent more entrance lanes and 50 percent more staff."

There have also brought in a new sound system, one they hope will be a bit quieter for neighbors across the Charles River in Cambridge. Police received roughly 30 noise complaints from them during the event last year.

"The noise was dreadful. People described it as cacophony," Dennis Friedland said, who lives on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

Organizers said the new sound system should make it so its music to the ears of attendees only.

"We really wanted to make sure the people inside had an incredible auditory experience and the people outside of the venue had minimal to no interaction with the sound," Appel said.

Safety will also be a priority this weekend and is top of mind given recent attacks at outdoor concerts like the one in Las Vegas. Boston Police are working with Cambridge and Massachusetts State Police to protect the crowd.  

"We've thought of every different scenario you can think of," Paul Ivens, a retired police officer and director of public safety for the event, said. "We read up on what went right and what went wrong and try to learn from them."

Backpacks and a long list of other items are banned. Metal detectors will greet fans at the front. A new wristband will allow fans access into certain areas. It will also let them connect a bank account so they can go cashless, tapping the wristband to pay vendors at the festival.

Saturday night's headliner is Jack White. Gates open at noon, and tickets are still available.

Click here for everything you need to know about the festival, from the music lineup to how to purchase tickets.

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<![CDATA[Genevieve Gorder Talks 'Trading Spaces']]>Fri, 25 May 2018 16:28:12 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Genevieve_Gorder_Talks__Trading_Spaces_.jpg

Genevieve Gorder stops by The Hub Today studios to talk about the reboot of "Trading Spaces," wedding planning, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Memorial Day Weekend: Pimp Your Picnic!]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 16:24:13 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Pimp_Your_Picnic%21.jpg

Easy ways to elevate your holiday weekend entertaining.]]>
<![CDATA[Fusion Taste in Arlington Center Has Reopened]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 11:14:41 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A suburban restaurant known mostly for its Chinese and Japanese fare is open once again, a few months after mysteriously shutting down.

According to a source, Fusion Taste in Arlington Center has reopened, with a check on the Broadway eatery confirming this. In February, the restaurant closed with no notice, and a sign out front had indicated at the time that it was a temporarily closure due to an unspecified equipment problem.

Fusion Taste first opened in Arlington Center in 2009, taking over the space where Mifune and Viet's Cafe had once been.

The address for Fusion Taste is 303 Broadway, Arlington, MA, 02474. Its website can be found at http://www.fusiontastearlington.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Fusion Taste in Arlington Center Is Closed; Exact Status Unknown

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<![CDATA[Veggie Grill to Open in Cambridge's Harvard Square]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 11:20:55 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a California-based vegan restaurant chain is opening its first location on the East Coast, and it will be located right in the heart of Cambridge.

According to a poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Veggie Grill is planning to open this fall in Harvard Square, moving into a space within the Crimson Galeria on JFK Street. Once it opens, expect such items as a taco salad, avocado toast, black bean soup, veggie burgers, a masala bowl, Korean tacos, crispy cauliflower, nachos, and roasted yams.

Veggie Grill debuted in Irvine, CA, in 2006 and is now headquartered in Santa Monica; the chain currently has approximately 30 locations, mostly on the west coast.

The address for this upcoming dining spot in Harvard Square is: Veggie Grill, 57 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138. The website for the chain can be found at https://www.veggiegrill.com/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Boston Calling Set to Begin in Allston]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 09:19:19 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/bostoncalling.jpg

At the Harvard Athletic Complex in Boston's Allston neighborhood, the turf is transforming where 45 bands will be performing at the Boston Calling music festival this weekend.

Setup was underway Thursday for the three-day event, and organizers said this year is also about making up for what did not go smoothly last year. From long lines to sold-out vendors, they said there are tweaks ticket-holders will notice.

"We call it the 50 percent rule," Boston Calling co-founder Brian Appel said. "We just added 50 percent more food vendors, 50 percent more bathrooms, 50 percent more entrance lanes and 50 percent more staff."

The 16-acre spot has a capacity for 40,000 fans, and keeping them safe is a priority. Boston Police are working with Cambridge and Massachusetts State Police to protect the crowd that will be lined up across five stages. Their safety top of mind given recent attacks at outdoor concerts like the one in Las Vegas.

"We've thought of every different scenario you can think of," Paul Ivens, a retired police officer and director of public safety for the event, said. "We read up on what went right and what went wrong and try to learn from them."

Backpacks and a long list of other items are banned. Metal detectors will greet fans at the front. A new wristband will allow fans access into certain areas. It will also let them connect a bank account so they can go cashless, tapping the wristband to pay vendors at the festival.

Listening closely to the festival will be not just attendees, but also neighbors across the Charles River in Cambridge. Police received roughly 30 noise complaints from them during the event last year.

"The noise was dreadful. People described it as cacophony," Dennis Friedland said, who lives on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

Organizers said a new sound system should fix that and make it so its music to the ears of attendees only.

"We really wanted to make sure the people inside had an incredible auditory experience and the people outside of the venue had minimal to no interaction with the sound," Appel said.

Boston Calling runs from Friday to Sunday at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston. Tickets are still available.

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<![CDATA[15+ Things to Do This Weekend in and Around Boston]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 07:10:08 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Frog+Pond+Carousel.jpg

Friday, May 25

Friday Fun on The Lawn on D

Enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games all day long at The Lawn on D. Then later tonight, catch some live music with the Wolfpack Band starting at 6 p.m. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Boston Calling Music Festival

The three-day, multi-stage Boston Calling Music Festival brings some of the biggest and best acts in live music, comedy and visual arts to the stage all weekend long. Single day general admission tickets start at $105, Children under 10 are free. 2:30-11 p.m., Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston.

Boston's Run to Remember Health & Fitness Expo

Head on our to Boston’s Run To Remember’s weekend-long celebration this weekend. Enjoy activities for both adults and children including 40 exhibitors, new product samplings, nationally recognized athletes. Then take the kiddos over to Children’s Alley for jump room fun, K-9 demonstrations, storytelling, safety programs and more. Admission is free. 3-7 p.m., Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

National Theatre Live: "Peter Pan"

From stage to screen, catch a recorded performance of the much-loved tale of Peter Pan captured live at the National Theatre. General admission is $19. 7 p.m., Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston.

Tavern Night at Boston Tea Party Ships

Enjoy a night of colonial merrymaking at Tavern Night at Boston Tea Party Ships. Join the Sons and Daughters of Library for some hospitality in 18th Century Boston. Grab a drink with prominent Bostonians of the day, while saving rustic fare, playing authentic games and more. Tickets are $49.50. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. performance starts at 8 p.m., Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St., Boston.

Saturday, May 26

Boston's Run to Remember Health & Fitness Expo

Head on our to Boston’s Run To Remember’s weekend-long celebration this weekend. Enjoy activities for both adults and children including 40 exhibitors, new product samplings, nationally recognized athletes. Then take the kiddos over to Children’s Alley for jump room fun, K-9 demonstrations, storytelling, safety programs and more. Admission is free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

Boston’s Swan Boats

Take a ride on the Swan Boats this Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy a ride around the Public Garden lagoon. Tickets are $4 for adults, seniors are $3.50, $2.50 for children ages 2 to 15 and free for children under 2. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4 Charles St. S, Boston.

Kids in the Kitchen with Chef Cleo and Red's Best

Is your child the next budding Master Chef Jr. or just loves the idea of cooking? Head on over to the Boston Public Market this morning for a kids in the kitchen event where children ages 6-12 can learn about local food and the journey it makes from farm to table. Today create flavorful fish tacos and learn all about different fish species with Chef Cleo and Red's Best. 10-11 a.m., Boston Public Market, 1oo Hanover St., Boston.

Robin Hood’s Faire

Grab the family, hit the road and check out this enchanted recreation of a 16th-century spring festival with continuous themed entertainment including jousting, armored combat, archery, games, comedy and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and under are free. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster.

Elephant and Piggie Storytime

Enjoy a storytime today featuring two of Mo Willems most-loved characters – Elephant and Piggie as they celebrate 10 years of friendship. After storytime, hang around for more activities. 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble at the Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 

Quincy Market History Tour

Enjoy a free, one-hour historical tour of Boston’s Quincy Market today, all part of Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s “Summer Sample” of events happening all summer long. Meet your guide at the property directory near Anthem Restaurant. 11 a.m. Quincy Market, 4 S Market St., Boston.

Boston Winery’s Wine 101

Have you always wanted to learn more about wine? Take the mystery out of the terms and tasting in this hour and a half class at Boston Winery. Tickets are $35. 11:30 a.m., Boston Winery, 26 Ericsson St., Boston.

Boston Calling Music Festival

The three-day, multi-stage Boston Calling Music Festival brings some of the biggest and best acts in live music, comedy and visual arts to the stage all weekend long. Single day general admission tickets start at $105, Children under 10 are free. Noon to 11 p.m., Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston.\

The Market Bar at Boston Public Market

Saturday afternoons enjoy a beverage while you shop or dine throughout the Boston Public Market. Stop by the special Market Bar in the HUB for local beer and wine selections. 1-5 p.m., Boston Public Market

Pups N Pints Boston

Grab your pup and head to Battery Park Bar and Patio for this event benefiting the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. 1-4 p.m., Battery Park Bar & Patio, 33 Batterymarch St., Boston.

National Theatre Live: "Peter Pan"

From stage to screen, catch a recorded performance of the much-loved tale of Peter Pan captured live at the National Theatre. General admission is $19. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Sunday, May 27 

Boston's Run to Remember Health & Fitness Expo

Head on our to Boston’s Run To Remember’s weekend-long celebration this weekend. Enjoy activities for both adults and children including 40 exhibitors, new product samplings, nationally recognized athletes. Then take the kiddos over to Children’s Alley for jump room fun, K-9 demonstrations, storytelling, safety programs and more. Admission is free. 6 a.m. to noon, Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel

Grab the kiddos and have some fun with a Frog Pond favorite – the carousel featuring fun and zany characters. Tickets are $3 per ride or you can purchase a 10 ride card for $25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston.

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Boston Calling Music Festival

The three-day, multi-stage Boston Calling Music Festival brings some of the biggest and best acts in live music, comedy and visual arts to the stage all weekend long. Single day general admission tickets start at $105, Children under 10 are free. Noon to 11 p.m., Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

National Theatre Live: "Peter Pan"

From stage to screen, catch a recorded performance of the much-loved tale of Peter Pan captured live at the National Theatre. General admission is $19. Performances today at 1 p.m., Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston.

Robin Hood’s Faire

Grab the family, hit the road and check out this enchanted recreation of a 16th-century spring festival with continuous themed entertainment including jousting, armored combat, archery, games, comedy and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and under are free. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. 2 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.



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<![CDATA[Trillium Beer Garden on the Greenway Opens Today]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 13:24:55 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/210*120/Trillium+1030.jpg

A popular beer garden reopens in downtown Boston today.

According to a Facebook post from Trillium Brewing Company, the "Trillium Garden" at the Rose Kennedy Greenway opens Thursday at 2 p.m..

The company has said it plans to remain open through October — weather permitting.

This is the second year for the Trillium Garden. It will be set up in the same High Street location as last year, across from Rowes Wharf.

The garden will be open 2 to 10 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The company's main location is on Fort Point, with another location in Canton.

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<![CDATA[Viral Video: No Invitation to the Royal Wedding]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 16:29:58 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*156/royal+wedding.PNG

A video from Lola in Ireland goes viral when she finds out she was not invited to the Royal Wedding.]]>
<![CDATA[Jane Lynch on 'Red Nose Day' Special]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 16:19:49 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Jane_Lynch_on__Red_Nose_Day__Special.jpg

Jane Lynch stops by The Hub Today studios to talk about tonight's star-studded "Hollywood Game Night" and 'fun-raising' to help kids.]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Calling 2018]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 16:11:54 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Boston_Calling_2018.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford goes behind the scenes at this year's Boston Calling Music Festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Sullivan's at Castle Island Returns to the Hood Milk Bottle]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 13:47:43 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

An iconic seaside snack shack has returned to one of the most distinct landmarks in all of Boston.

According to a Facebook post, Sullivan's at Castle Island is back at the Hood Milk Bottle by the Boston Children's Museum along Fort Point Channel, with the note indicating that they will be there seven days a week from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Fridays) until the end of September. Last year, Sullivan's took over the Milk Bottle in late June, offering a limited menu that included such items as hot dogs, lobster rolls, salads, and soft-serve ice cream. It is not yet known if the offerings are the same this season; as soon as we see the menu, we will post an update here.

Sullivan's first opened at Castle Island in South Boston in 1951.

Thanks to  Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting for bringing this to our attention.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Caught in Dot: Memorial Day Weekend Picks]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 12:07:08 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BurgerChoctaw.jpg

Eat:
May is National Burger Month and there’s only one weekend left to celebrate! Head to DBar on Dot Ave for one of the best burgers around! Enjoy it with cheddar, bleu or swiss and a side of rosemary fries. There’s also a daily chef’s burger on the menu too!

Drink:
Cocktail o’clock! Whether it’s something light and refreshing or juicy and boozy, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite Spring cocktails that are sure to get you out of the house and out in the sunshine! These cocktails are fresh, floral and fruity and we can’t wait to share them with you. Check them out here! 

Remember:
Let us pray! Cedar Grove Cemetery welcomes the public to a Memorial Mass on Sunday, May 27th, 11 am on the cemetery grounds.

See:
Check out the three-decker monument! Located at 153 Cottage Street, stop by and check out this spot honoring the famous architecture of the neighborhood!

Do:
Learn how to create beautiful paper flowers with LeeLee Creations. They’ll be hosting a creative pop up workshop at the Blarney Stone on Sunday, May 27th from 12pm-4pm. All materials are provided. Light bites provided. Tickets are $50. You can purchase your tickets here! 

Ride:
It’s Free Ferry Day on Saturday, May 26th! Hop aboard the ferry at Long Wharf North, take in the sights of the sea, then explore historic Fort Warren on Georges Island or walk Spectacle island’s sandy beaches and winding trails. There's lots to do and see! Free tickets for the Boston Harbor Cruises ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the Ferry Center on Long Wharf-North.

Enjoy:
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Zia Gianna will offering summer hours 4:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday-Sunday! And if that wasn’t great news enough, Zia Gianna will be offering gelato too! Gelato, coffee and pastries from 4-9PM, Friday-Sunday! Sweet!

Free:
Enjoy free admission on Monday, May 28th all day at the Museum of Fine Arts!

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<![CDATA[Caught in Southie: Memorial Day Weekend Picks]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 12:14:10 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Run+to+Remember+524.PNG

Eat:
Having a backyard cookout for Memorial Day weekend?  Foodie’s can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling – they are the local experts. From hot dogs to hamburgers, to their delicious sides, Foodie’s has everything from fresh produce to desserts on hand to make your get together perfect!

Drink:
Rosé all day! This weekend’s forecast looks like perfect day drinking weather! We say stock up on the rosé at Social Wines– they are rosé experts and will help you select the perfect bottle for your cookout, trip to the beach or binge-watching TV on your couch alone – we don’t judge! FYI On Memorial Day liquor stores are closed so stock up before!  If you need another excuse to drink some wine, Friday is National Wine Day!

Explore:
Warmer temps and sunny skies make it the perfect time to explore the South Boston Waterfront aka the Seaport District! With museums, restaurants, shopping, fitness studios, a luxury movie theater, an outdoor concert pavilion, and a gorgeous harborwalk, we say take advantage of our own backyard and make a plan to have some fun by the sea! Make sure to check out our Guide to the Seaport District filled with helpful information.  We’ve got the inside scoop on where to eat and drinknew workouts to try, shoppingspecial events and showswhere to park and how to get here!  We’ve even included our picks on where to stay and our favorite spots for nightlife!

Honor:
On Sunday, May 27th, members of the Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post #561 (Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, respectfully invite the residents of South Boston to join them for their annual Memorial Day Services.  VFW members and friends of the post will assemble at the post at 9 am and march at 9:30 am to Medal of Honor Park (M Street) for the laying of the wreath at the South Boston Vietnam Memorial. Brunch will follow back at the post.

Run:
The Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runner’s Club invite you to the 14th running of Run To Remember Boston on Sunday, May 27th at 7 am. Run To Remember Boston is a half marathon or 5 mile run through historic downtown Boston. Number pick up and Sports and Fitness Expo is Saturday, May 26th. The race start and the Expo will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center.

See:
Kick it old school and enjoy award-winning crooner Rich DiMare and The Ron Poster Trio to the Supper Club stage on Sunday evenings for the ultimate dinner and a show experience. The Supper Club at Capo now features Sinatra Sundays to their weekly music lineup with dinner on one of the 10 stage-front tables during the show, or head to the Supper Club after dinner in the dining room for cocktails or dessert from Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik while enjoying the live music. The Supper Club Doors open at 5 pm every Sunday, with Sinatra Sundays live music from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Dinner reservations for the stage-side tables are available on OpenTable, or by calling 617-993-8080.

Do:
The Castle Island Association (CIA) has been giving free guided tours of Fort Independence on Castle Island for over thirty years. Memorial Day Weekend is officially when the CIA springs into action, giving tours every Saturday, Sunday, and on national holidays through the summer from noon till 3:30 pm.

Ride:
It’s Free Ferry Day on Saturday, May 26th! Hop aboard the ferry at Long Wharf North, take in the sights of the sea, then explore historic Fort Warren on Georges Island or walk Spectacle island’s sandy beaches and winding trails. There’s lots to do and see! Free tickets for the Boston Harbor Cruises ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the Ferry Center on Long Wharf-North.

Bowl:
Kings Dining & Entertainment is getting in Memorial Day Weekend fun offering food and drink specials all weekend long. Also, did you know that troops bowl for free all year long? With a few rainy days forecasted for this weekend, make a plan to bowl!

Play:
Lawn on D will be celebrating Memorial Day all weekend long! Enjoy lawn games, food, drinks and live music! You can check out the schedule here!

Register:
Lace up your sneakers and take part in this family-friendly fitness event which includes a certified 5K race and walk, youth races and Reebok-led classes on the scenic South Boston Waterfront. Post race enjoy live entertainment with Dalton & the Sheriffs, an expo, beer garden, food, and fun for the whole family! This fun-filled day of fitness takes place on Sunday, June 17th at 9 am. Proceeds go to support the McCourt Foundation! For more information visit here!  To register, visit here! 

Free:
Enjoy free admission on Monday, May 28th all day at the Museum of Fine Arts!

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<![CDATA[Cape Crusader: Annie Copps ]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 14:17:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Cape_Crusader.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford chats with Author Annie Copps and she dishes on her new cookbook, "A Little Taste of Cape Cod."]]>
<![CDATA[El Rincon De Moody's Opens in Waltham]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 13:19:32 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

The person behind an award-winning deli along with an adjacent restaurant and wine bar has opened a new taqueria and BBQ spot.

Boston Magazine is reporting (via an update) that El Rincon de Moody's is now open in Waltham, with Joshua Smith being behind the Moody Street eatery. As mentioned earlier, the new counter-service place offers tacos, sandwiches and meals using meats cooked in the wood-fired rotisserie at The Backroom next door, beer, wine, sangria, and more, with seating available for approximately 30 people. El Rincon de Moody's plans to be open for lunch and dinner daily while also offering catering.

Joshua Smith runs Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions and The Backroom, both of which are in a separate space next door to El Rincon de Moody's; Smith is also behind New England Charcuterie, a meat-processing plant near the Waltham/Belmont line. (A second location of Moody's Deli can be found in Boston's Back Bay.)

The address for this new dining spot in Waltham is: El Rincon de Moody's, 456 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453. Its website is at https://www.elrincondemoodys.com/

May 26 update: A new update from Boston Magazine mentions that El Rincon de Moody's is now officially open, with hours being 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Joshua Smith Opening Oyster/Ceviche Bar and Taco/BBQ Spot Next To Moody's Deli and The Backroom

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<![CDATA[Ground Breaking: Omni Boston Seaport Hotel]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 13:30:57 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/195*120/omni+Seaport.PNG

Well, looks like another hotel is on the Southie horizon!

We are about to get a new and very luxurious hotel complete with a giant ballroom, 1054 rooms (holy moly), rooftop pool and maybe even a skating rink! 

The Omni Boston Seaport Hotel will be located on Summer Street across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and will have 1,054 rooms.  The giant two 20 story-tower complex will also feature an 8,500-square-foot spa and fitness center, many restaurants and retail.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30 am.  On hand with ceremonial shovels will beGovernor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, Massport CEO Tom Glynn and Managing Partner of New Boston Hospitality John G. Davis. 

The project is estimated to be $550 million and will start construction in September.  This hotel will be built without parking but is conveniently located from the “Transportation Center.” 

The post Ground Breaking: Omni Boston Seaport Hotel appeared first on Caught In Southie.

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<![CDATA['Ibiza' Cast Talks Hilarious New Film]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 15:53:45 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/_Ibiza__Cast_Talks_Hilarious_New_Film.jpg

Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, and Phoebe Robinson talk about the new their hilarious new film "Ibiza."]]>
<![CDATA[Large BBQ Restaurant Opening in Dorchester]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 13:48:21 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a rather large restaurant featuring barbecue may be opening in a part of Boston that currently has few full-service options for dining and drinking.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, a restaurant tentatively called Daisy Duke's BBQ Pit and Royal is planning to open on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester between Franklin Park and Harambee Park (the former Franklin Field), with the listing stating that it would have a total of six rooms, 5,000 square feet of space, and an outdoor patio during the warmer months. The hearing notice indicates that the eatery is seeking a full liquor license, with the manager of the place listed as being Boris Sapozhnikov. No other information has been given for Daisy Duke's as of yet, so stay tuned for updates.

The address for this proposed restaurant in Dorchester is 881 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA, 02119.

May 31 update: Universal Hub states that the new restaurant being proposed for Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester would have seating for 240, an outdoor patio, and offerings that include Southern-style BBQ smoked in-house and some vegetarian options. If the city approves the plans (possibly tomorrow), the dining spot could open by mid-June.

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Brynn Cartelli Named 'The Voice' Winner]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 14:24:34 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Brynn_Cartelli_Named__The_Voice__Winner.jpg

Massachusetts native, Brynn Cartelli, was named "The Voice" winner.]]>
<![CDATA[Catching Up with Kathleen Turner]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 14:14:19 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/223*120/kathleen+turner.PNG

Kathleen Turner stops by The Hub Today studio to talk about Café Carlyle debut, movies, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Harvest Co-op Markets in Cambridge and JP Could Close]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 13:49:07 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like the future of a pair of community-owned markets may be in question.

An article from Cambridge Day states that Harvest Co-op in Central Square could close by August unless $300,000 is raised by then, with the Jamaica Plain News saying the same about the Forest Hills location of the store. Both posts say that a letter went out to members and the communities saying that it is "an ambitious task" to raise this amount of money in such a short period of time, and that steps that could help include the shops selling more local, natural and organic foods and focusing more on community organizing and marketing, while customers can help by buying in cash, purchasing gift cards but not using them right away, and buying items in bulk along with prepared foods, body care items, and supplements. (Other ways to help are also mentioned in the letter.)

The Cambridge location of Harvest Co-op Market can be found at 580 Massachusetts Avenue while the Jamaica Plain location can be found at 3815 Washington Street. The website for both stores is at http://harvest.coop/

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Growing Green at Little Leaf Farm]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 16:35:23 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Growing_Green.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi visits Little Leaf Farms to learn about their innovative farming techniques and gets a delicious meal at Bull Run Restaurant. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wé McDonald on New Children's Book]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 13:49:20 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/204*120/we+macdonald.PNG

The Voice star Wé MacDonald chats about battling bullies, "The Voice" finale, new music, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Chilling Out with Greg Hildreth]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 16:28:31 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Chilling_Out_with_Greg_Hildreth.jpg

"Frozen" star Greg Hildreth talks with The Hub Today's Joelle Garguilo about his road from Boston to Broadway.]]>
<![CDATA[Dan Fogler on 'Brooklyn Gladiator']]>Tue, 22 May 2018 16:26:44 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Dan_Fogler_on__Brooklyn_Gladiator_.jpg

Dan Fogler stopped by The Hub Today studio to talk about his new graphic novel "Brooklyn Gladiator."]]>
<![CDATA[Reality Roundup]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 16:24:54 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Reality_Roundup.jpg

Last night was a big night in reality TV as the season finales for "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol," and "The Voice" got competitive.]]>
<![CDATA[Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine in Lexington Has Closed]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 13:20:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+T.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A suburban Thai restaurant that has been around for a long time is now closed, and it will be replaced by another Thai spot with an interesting name.

According to a post from The Lexington Minuteman, Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine in Lexington is no longer in operation, with the Mass. Ave. storefront being renovated and its new owners planning to open Love at First Bite in the space. The article mentions that the new dining spot will "blend Thai flavors and American sensibilities," according to one of the co-owners, with the eatery opening in August if all goes as planned.

Lemon Grass had been open since at least the early 1990s, while the space had once been home to a location of Pewter Pot as well.

The address for the now-closed Lemon Grass (and upcoming Love at First Bite) is 1710 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Caught in Southie: Happening the Week of May 21st]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 14:12:41 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/208*120/Foodie%27s+Southie+522.PNG

Vote!  Recollective Vintage on F Street needs your help!  For for them for Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston Readers Poll!  You can cast a vote every 24 hours!  Polls close on June 4th.  There are also other Southie businesses and places represented on this poll you can vote for too.  Don’t see you’re favorite Southie business?  You can vote them in!   Visit here! 

Playball!  Tryouts for the 2018 Senior Babe Ruth Baseball team will begin on Sunday May 20th and Tuesday, May 22nd at 6pm at Fitzgerald Field at Moakley Park (next to tennis courts). Any player who turned 16 years old before May 1st 2002 and on or after January 1, 1999 are eligible to play. The team plays an 18 game regular schedule from early June to mid July with playoffs to follow.  Anyone questions or concerns, please reach out to Billy Connor at  wconnor16@gmail.com or Team GM/League President Buddy Lane at so.shorebaberuth@verison.net

Having a backyard cookout for Memorial Day weekend?  Foodie’s can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling – they are the local experts.  From hot dogs to hamburgers, to their delicious sides, Foodie’s has everything from fresh produce to desserts on hand to make your get together perfect!

Sweat it out!  Seaport Sweat – this free outdoor workout series kicks off on Tuesday, May 29th! Featuring fitness classes (did we mention they’re free?) from local experts like Kick It by Eliza Founder, Eliza Shirazi, Burpees to Bubbly’s Monique Magno, and yoga by Jenna Hill Yoga,  with live music by DJ Mark Sprino. The Seaport Sweat Series takes place on Seaport Common from Tuesday, May 29th – Friday, October 12th. There are 9 classes a week for 20 weeks,  The Saturday schedule will include classes from Booty By Brabants, Equinox, Gronk Fitness, lululemon, and JP Pilates Stroller Bootcamp. For more information visit here! 

Explore the Seaport! Warmer temps and sunny skies make it the perfect time to explore the South Boston Waterfront aka the Seaport District!  With museums, restaurants, shopping, fitness studios, a luxury movie theater, an outdoor concert pavilion, and a gorgeous harborwalk, we say take advantage of our own backyard and make a plan to have some fun by the sea!Make sure to check out our Guide to the Seaport District filled with helpful information We’ve got the inside scoop on where to eat and drinknew workouts to try, shoppingspecial events and showswhere to park and how to get here!  We’ve even included our picks on where to stay and our favorite spots for nightlife!

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<![CDATA[Caught in Dot: Happening the Week of May 21st]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 14:13:08 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/182*120/Dot+cocktail+522.PNG

Savor the Summer!  Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Zia Gianna will offering summer hours 4:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday-Sunday!  And if that wasn’t great news enough, Zia Gianna will be offering gelato too!  Gelato, coffee and pastries from 4-9PM, Friday-Sunday!  Sweet!

Cocktail o’clock!  Whether it’s something light and refreshing or juicy and boozy, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite Spring cocktails that are sure to get you out of the house and out in the sunshine! These cocktails are fresh, floral and fruity and we can’t wait to share them with youCheck them out here!

Rain, rain, go away!  Postponements announcements: The 39th Annual Ashmont Hill Yard Sale will now be held on Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-2pm. Plan on shopping dozens of households wares! Shoppers are likely to find everything from potted plants to toys, furniture to books, computers to collectibles, and more, all at clean-out-the-attic/basement/carriage house prices. Walk through the neighborhood to enjoy the Victorian architecture and lush gardens that distinguish this charming pocket of Dorchester; every participating house will have maps showing all the selling locations. The sale takes place rain or shine. Take the MBTA Red Line to Ashmont; by car, enter the neighborhood from Welles Avenue, Ashmont or Roslin streets. Info: 617-288-6626 or cadmanjoe@aol.com. Kite & Bike Festival will now take place on Saturday, June 9th from 11am-4pm at the Playstead in Franklin Park for a day of family fun with kites, bikes, food trucks, ice cream and local vendors!

Let us pray!  Cedar Grove Cemetery welcomes the public to a Memorial Mass on Sunday, May 27th, 11 am on the cemetery grounds.

Lace up your sneakers!  Register for the Project D.E.E.P & Blarney Stone Dorchester Day 5K.  The race starts and ends at the Blarney Stone on Sunday, June 3rd 12:30 pm start.  Registration begins at 11 am.  You can also register online!   Cookout immediately following!

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<![CDATA[Cristo's Pizzeria in Davis Square Has Apparently Closed]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 11:45:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/161*120/Intermission+Tavern.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a longtime pizza spot in Somerville's Davis Square is no longer in business, and it is not yet known what might happen with the space.

Eater Boston mentions (via the Davis Square Facebook group page) that Cristo's Pizzeria is shuttered, with a sign out front simply saying "closed" and the drinks refrigerator no longer being in the Elm Street space. The pizza place and sub shop appears to have shut down last week though it is not known exactly which day it closed.

Cristo's Pizzeria first opened sometime in the mid to late 1980s, based on information from a couple of posters in the Facebook thread along with personal memories of the space (it had once been home to another spot called Speedy's).

The address for this now-closed pizza place was: Cristo's Pizzeria, 233 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, 02144.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Grand Opening Celebration for New J.P. Licks]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 11:47:15 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/188*120/jp2.jpg

Since it’s officially ice cream season, it’s great news that J.P. Licks has opened its doors at South Bay Mall! 

They are celebrating their grand opening on Wednesday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a fun day of giveaways, games and BOGO!  Buy any size ice cream and get one for FREE all day long!  First 100 people through the door will received a J.P. Licks Summer Swag Bag!

We can’t wait! J.P. Licks is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.  This will be the ice cream shop's 14th location! 

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<![CDATA[5 Must-Have Spring Cocktails]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 11:54:03 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/bliss2.jpg

Whether it’s something light and refreshing or juicy and boozy, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite spring cocktails that are sure to get you out of the house and out in the sunshine! These cocktails are fresh, floral and fruity and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Lavender Bliss

The Industry, 750 Adams St.

At the Industry it’s all about elegant yet approachable hospitality and this cocktail is no exception. The vodka is infused with lavender for 24 hours before shaken up with ruby red grapefruit juice, agave, pamplemousse liqueur and fresh lemon. Served with citrus bitters the Lavender Bliss is bright, chic and refreshing.

Back Porch Lemonade

Lucy’s American Tavern, 13 Granite Ave.

The Back Porch Lemonade will most definitely convince you to grab a seat near the open garage windows and soak up the sunshine. This boozy twist on their house-made lemonade is mixed with Redemption Bourbon, creme de mure, and cardamom. We promise that you won’t be able to order just one!

Spring Fashion

dbar, 1236 Dorchester Ave.

As the name suggests, this cocktail is definitely the latest in all things Spring. Whiskey, lemon, orange juice, orange bitters and blackberries it’s juicy and thirst quenching and we just can’t get enough. We recommend grabbing a table on the patio, Spring Fashion in hand, paired with their grilled soy glazed pork chop.

Pepino Fino

Yellow Door Taqueria, 2297 Dorchester Ave.

Yellow Door Taqueria may be best known for its killer tacos, but its specialty cocktails have certainly been turning heads since its opening last fall. Swing by after work and try the Pepino Fino. Served in a flute, the Pepino Fino is a perfectly balanced combination of Elderflower, Melon Liqueur, Reposado Tequila, house-made cucumber cordial, and lime; topped off with bubbles. Fresh, floral, and playful; we’re loving this cocktail paired with their Camaron De Yucatan ceviche.

Public House Punch

Landmark Public House, 772 Adams St.

The Public House Punch is exactly what we’re craving as the weather starts to warm up. This punch is a stiff but juicy cocktail made with Three Olives raspberry vodka, Three Olives orange vodka, Amaretto, orange juice and cranberry juice served in a pint glass. Stop in for lunch on a Friday, but be warned you might find yourself playing hookie for the rest of the afternoon!

Honorable Mention:

Tulum Beach Tea

Yellow Door Taqueria, 2297 Dorchester Ave.

We just couldn’t pass up sharing this refreshingly light mocktail with you! If you’re not in the mood for alcohol, the Tulum Beach Tea is the perfect solution. This mocktail is a vivid combination of Hibiscus Tea, raspberry, agave and has us daydreaming of the beaches of Tulum, Mexico! (If alcohol is more your style, ask the bartender to make this mocktail into a cocktail with the addition of gin!)

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<![CDATA[Royal Bowl Off]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 17:06:34 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Royal_Bowl_Off.jpg

The Hub Today's Jacque Reid and Colton Bradford go head to head at Kings in Seaport.]]>
<![CDATA[Royal Wedding Fashion Recap]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 17:04:55 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Royal_Wedding_Fashion_Recap.jpg

Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto talks royal wedding fashion.]]>
<![CDATA[Best of Billboard]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 17:03:41 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Best_of_Billboard.jpg

Kelly Clarkson, Janet Jackson, and more rocked the Billboard Music Awards last night,.]]>
<![CDATA[Tina Fey Auditions for 'Mean Girls']]>Mon, 21 May 2018 17:02:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Tina_Fey_Auditions_for__Mean_Girls_.jpg

Tina Fey auditions for the new musical "Mean Girls" on the "SNL" season finale.]]>
<![CDATA[Corey Stoll Talks 'The Seagull']]>Mon, 21 May 2018 16:59:38 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Corey_Stoll_Talks__The_Seagull_.jpg

Corey Stoll stops by The Hub Today studio to talk about bringing the famous play, "The Seagull," to the big screen, "Othello," and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Royal Wedding Portraits]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 16:58:38 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Royal_Wedding_Portraits.jpg

Kensington Palace reveals the official photos from Harry & Meghan's beautiful day.]]>
<![CDATA[Hub Cooking Club: One-Two Brunch]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 11:54:37 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/One-Two_Brunch.jpg

The Hub Today's Sara Gore and Anna Rossi offer some tips for throwing a simple and satisfying brunch.]]>
<![CDATA[Luigi's Italian Kitchen May Be Opening in East Arlington]]>Mon, 21 May 2018 11:57:54 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/161*120/Intermission+Tavern.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a new Italian dining spot could be opening where a popular pizzeria had been until closing due to a heating oil spill.

According to a poster on The Arlington List Facebook group page, a sign is up for Luigi's Italian Kitchen at the site of the now-closed Sabatino's in East Arlington, with a check on Bizapedia seeming to confirm that the eatery is indeed coming to the Mass. Ave. space. No information can currently be found on the restaurant other than the fact that Lisa Cronin appears to be involved with it and that the company itself (Luigi's Italian Kitchen, LLC) has a Franklin address. As soon as we find out more about the place, we will post an update here.

Sabatino's was forced to close in 2016 after something went wrong with a delivery of heating oil, flooding the basement of the building and causing Sabatino's to shutter. Shortly after it closed, it appeared that the people behind Sabatino's hoped to open in a new space somewhere in town, though this has not happened as of yet.

The address for the upcoming Luigi's Italian Kitchen is 242 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Sabatino's Italian Kitchen in East Arlington Looking for New Home After Heating-Oil Spill

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<![CDATA[Royal Wedding Viewing Parties in Boston]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 16:46:39 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Royal_Wedding_Watch.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi checks out three local spots to celebrate the royal nuptials.

For more information:

Royal Wedding Viewing Party & Breakfast at the Fairmont Copley Plaza: www.fairmont.com/copley-plaza-boston/press-room/boston-royal-wedding-viewing-party/

A Royal Wedding Viewing & Breakfast Tea Party at the Inn At Hastings Park: blog.innathastingspark.com/a-royal-wedding-viewing-and-breakfast-tea-party/

Royal Wedding Tea and Viewing Party at the Mandarin Oriental: www.mandarinoriental.com/boston/back-bay/luxury-hotel/news-events]]>
<![CDATA[15 Fun Things for the Entire Family Happening This Weekend]]>Fri, 18 May 2018 10:39:25 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/179*120/Greenway+Open+Market+1.JPG

Another weekend is here and it’s chock-full of fun for the entire family! Bowl with a Boston Bruin for charity, swing into spring at The Lawn on D, take part in Super Hero Day and a lot more. Plus, for the over 21 crowd, Harpoonfest is here! Here’s what we have in store for you:

Friday, May 18 

Bike to Work Day Festival

Celebrate National Bike to Work Day today with Boston’s Bike to Work Day Festival. Stop by City Hall Plaza for a free breakfast, coffee and fun – all for riding your bike to work today! 6:30-9:30 a.m., City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

50 Percent off Friday Nights at the Museum of Science

Now through the end of August, enjoy 50 percent off exhibit halls admission from 3- 9 p.m. Grab your family or friends and explore everything the museum has to offer at this discounted rate. Plus starting at 6 p.m. you can also enjoy beer, wine, small plates and oysters in the museum’s Riverview Cafe. You can also add Omni and Planetarium shows at a discounted rate of just $6.

Del’s on D

The annual Del’s on D event takes place tonight when The Lawn on D plays host to a Del’s cart with Del’s samples, Gansett lawn games, giveaways, live music and more. 5-10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Harpoonfest 2018

It’s Harpoonfest weekend! On Friday and Saturday enjoy two days live music, food trucks and beer as Harpoon kicks off summer with this annual festival. All events are 21+. General admission is $25 and includes souvenir pint cup and one beer ticket. 5:30-11 p.m. (doors close at 9:30 p.m.), Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

Saturday, May 19 

Superhero Day

Meet your favorite superhero and learn how to be a superhero for endangered species during Superhero Day at the Franklin Park Zoo. You can also have your photo take with Captain America and Spider-Man. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costume. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Greenway Open Market

Celebrating its eighth season, this open-air artisan market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston, 

Swing into Spring Community Event

The Lawn on D’s first family event of the season – Swing into Spring – happens today with hands-on activities all day long with bands (for both adults and children), crafts, ReadBoston’s Storymobile, Evan the Magician, animal adventures, face painting, lawn games and more. Noon to 11 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

The Market Bar at Boston Public Market

Saturday afternoons enjoy a beverage while you shop or dine throughout the Boston Public Market. Stop by the special Market Bar in the HUB for local beer and wine selections. 1-5 p.m., Boston Public Market 

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

Harpoonfest 2018

It’s Harpoonfest weekend! On Friday and Saturday enjoy two days live music, food trucks and beer as Harpoon kicks off summer with this annual festival. All events are 21+. General admission is $25 and includes souvenir pint cup and one beer ticket. 5:30-11 p.m. (doors close at 9:30 p.m.), Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

Marlon Waynes at the Chevalier Theatre

Actor and comedian Marlon Waynes takes the stage tonight at Medford’s Chevalier Theatre. Tickets start at $27. 7 p.m., Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St., Medford.

3rd Annual Cinema Somerville Outdoor Film Festival

Celebrate the voices of the community at the 2018 Short Film Festival. Presented by the Somerville Arts Council and Somerville Media Center, the event takes place in Union Square Plaza or indoors at SMC if the weather doesn’t cooperate. 8-9:30 p.m., Union Square Plaza, 63 Union Square, Somerville.

Sunday, May 20

Inman Eats & Crafts 2018

Grab the family and head to Inman Square for this street fair of eclectic retailers, makers, casual eats, culinary treats and more, hosted by the East Cambridge Business Association. Noon to 4 p.m., Cambridge Street in Inman Square between Springfield Street and Prospect Street. 

North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival

If you haven’t been, you don’t want to miss the 46th annual Sheep Shearing Festival. Enjoy sheep shearing demonstrations, herding demonstrations with dogs, crafters, food vendors and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., North Andover Town Common, North Andover. 

Bowl with a Bruin

Bowl with a Bruin returns to Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury for this bowl-a-thon event that benefits the Boston Bruins Foundation Pan Mass Challenge Bike Team and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wamesit Lanes, 434 Main St., Tewksbury. 

Robin Hood’s Faire

Grab the family, hit the road and check out this enchanted recreation of a 16th-century spring festival with continuous themed entertainment including jousting, armored combat, archery, games, comedy and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and under are free. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster. 

Greenway Open Market

Celebrating its eighth season, this open-air artisan market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.


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<![CDATA[Caught in Southie: Weekend Picks]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 16:48:00 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/derby-fireworks-party.jpg

Eat:
After much anticipation, Backyard Betty’s will open its doors on Friday, May 18th at 170 W. Broadway! Inspired by nostalgic, Americana culture a in a refined retro setting, the 5,300 sq ft restaurant will serve up classic comfort food from Executive Chef, Jeff Howe featuring items like grilled oysters, hush puppies, ½ spit-roasted chicken, steak tips, and Nashville hot fried chicken. Sip on Backyard Porch Sweet Tea or homemade Sangria by the pitcher. Betty’s opens for dinner at 4pm.

Drink:
Head to the Lawn on D and raise your glass! It’s the annual Del’s On D event! There will be a Del’s cart sampling Del’s lemonade and Gansett lawn games and giveaways. Narragansett will have a promo team and tent onsite to showcase their new brewery in Pawtucket, plus there will be live music from Rhode Island’s own SILVERTEETH! Sponsored by Narragansett Beer.  This event takes place on Friday, May 18th from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Feast:
Come eat, sip, plan and explore at the epic gastronomic experience and culinary completion. 16 of New England’s most talented chefs to vie for the title of Lamb Jam Champion! The main event takes place on Sunday, May 20th from 3pm-6pm enjoy food and drink as bartenders, winemakers, brewers and culinary artisans will be on hand to create the perfect afternoon. If you’re more of a VIP – take advantage of the VIP ticket for the ultimate experience. The additional hour will feature East Boast Oysters – can you say oysters & caviar on Sweet Cheeks biscuits! Plus you’ll gain early entry to the main event! This event takes place at SoWa Power Station at 540 Harrison Ave.
Use the code SOUTHIE and you’ll get 20% off (which means: $15 off the main event / $20 off VIP ) Visit here to order yours!

Brunch:
Fat Baby kicks off their brunch service this weekend! Both Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm enjoy Baby’s First Brunch! Frosé will be flowing like….well…wine! Talk about perfect!

Shop:
Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your surroundings and spring is the perfect time for a new home furnishings and accessories shop to open in Southie! Deirfiúr Home is a welcomed addition to East Broadway and will offer everything from sofas and chairs to unique home accessories like pillows, artwork, pottery, rugs and unique gift items. Think cool picture frames, books, glassware and candles! Stop by and check it out!

See:
On Friday, May 18th at 9 pm a “pyrotechnics show” (fireworks) will take place off of the JFK Library. These fireworks are part of a private event but who’s gonna stop you from watching? The show will last approximately 20 minutes.

Do:
Pitch in! It’s the City of Boston Neighborhood Clean Up in Southie on Saturday, May 19th. Be prepared to clean up community gardens, parks, schools, sidewalks and public spaces. To volunteer email our neighborhood liaison john.allison@boston.gov

Dance:
Kick it old school Southie-style at Seapoint. Revisit the good old days and enjoy Southie DJ legend Dru Errico as he spins the tunes at Seapoint Saturday night beginning at 8 pm. Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free!No cover charge. Plenty of parking!

Watch:
Did you hear, the Royal Wedding is happening this weekend! Publico is celebrating the royal nuptials with boozy tea cocktails and tea sandwiches from 4-5 pm! They’ll be replaying the wedding on the big screens in the Garden!

Workout:
Eastside Yoga and Motivated Fitness are joining forces to bring you an action packed hour-long workout! Featuring a 1-hour-long spin and yoga sculpt class! 30 minutes of each = strength, speed and flow combined in one class guaranteed to make you sweat! Bring a towel, mat and water. All levels are welcome. Class is limited to 10 people. Pay $20 cash on-site.  Sign up online to secure your spot. Class takes place at Regan’s Motivated Fitness at 315 West Broadway in South Boston. Let us know if you go!

Support:
The South Boston Girls Softball League is hosting a super fun fundraiser on Friday, May 18th at 6 pm at the Seapoint! Play Singo! (Bingo with music – if you have the song that’s playing you mark it off on your card!) Tickets are $25. For more information visit here! 

Beware:
Traffic alert! The 17th Annual Harpoon 5-Miler to benefit The Angel Fund for ALS research is on Sunday, May 20th at 10:00 am. Expect delays on Summer Street, and around Pleasure Bay between 10 am and 11 am. The race starts at the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport district and runs over the Summer Street Bridge to East 1st Street, to Farragut to East Broadway to Day Blvd, to Shore Road and back via East 1st Street. East 1st Street and Summer Street between Drydock Ave and East 1st Street will be closed. Questions or concerns: email Jessie at 5miler@harpoon.com.

Open House:
532 East Broadway –  Saturday 5/19 & Sunday 5/20 12:00pm – 2:00pm


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<![CDATA[Caught in Dot: Weekend Picks]]>Fri, 18 May 2018 10:18:26 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/174*120/Landmark+518.jpg

Eat:
Share some appetizers with friends at 224 Boston! The interior and menu got a refresh and it’s better than ever! Enjoy starters like Whipped Ricotta with pistachios, olive oil, sourdough, Kung Pao Calamari with sweet chili sauce, honey roasted peanuts, Szechuan pepper and Shrimp Tacos with crispy fried shrimp, avocado puree, mango salsa, cotija! Make sure to check out their cocktail menu too!

Drink:
The Public House Punch from Landmark Public House is exactly what we’re craving as the weather starts to warm up. This punch is a stiff but juicy cocktail made with Three Olives raspberry vodka, Three Olives orange vodka, Amaretto, orange juice and cranberry juice served in a pint glass. Stop in for lunch on a Friday, but be warned you might find yourself playing hooky for the rest of the afternoon!

Shop:
Head to Cedar Grove Gardens and pick up some JK “Jack” Sullivan note cards! They make the perfect host/hostess gift!

Laugh:
Tavolo is combing two of our favorite things Sunday – laughing and eating! Enjoy dinner and a comedy show On Sunday, May 20th. Doors open at 5 pm for dinner and drinks and then the comedy begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are just $10 – dinner and drinks are separate! We love spaghetti & meatballs with a side of laughter! Call the restaurant at 617.822.1918 to reserve your spot.

See:
On Friday, May 18th at 9 pm a “pyrotechnics show” (fireworks) will take place off of the JFK Library. These fireworks are part of a private event but who’s gonna stop you from watching? The show will last approximately 20 minutes.

Do:
Stitch House is hosting a special book signing for Knitted tunics & tanks on Sunday, May 20 from 1-3.  Stop by and be inspired!

Register:
Sign up! Bring your bestie or beau to explore your petal passion! Alice’s Table will be at the Polish American Citizens Club on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm. Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors as you learn how to create a beautiful spring floral arrangement. Tickets are $65 and you can register here! 

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<![CDATA[Southie Spotlight: Shredded Brings Healthy Eats to the Neighborhood]]>Fri, 18 May 2018 10:50:45 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Shredded+518.jpg

Shredded, the healthy concept restaurant that specializes in fresh salad and noodle bowls, first opened its doors this past March. It’s been generating community buzz ever since as the first dedicated healthy food destination for those living or working in #Southie, and another resource for those who have food limitations (like yours truly—their Cowboy Up steak salad is scrumptious, you should try it).

Each of the four founders is a longtime resident. Founder Gary Murad says, “We all are very into working out and eating healthy. We’ve all been here for over ten years—and we didn’t really have that option in our neighborhood: a fresh, quick, healthy option.”

Their chef, Joe Dunn, and sous chef Ryan Murphy are veterans of Boston-area restaurants. They bring flair and surprise to the menu, from the tangy carrot-tomato vinaigrette to the panko crusted tofu. The core menu will stay the same year-round, with a few seasonal offerings to keep things interesting. Their watermelon lemonade, for example, is one of their summer drinks. Keep an eye out for upcoming offerings like blueberry lemonade and lettuce wraps.

Right now, Shredded is putting on some promotions. Customers who show their gym fobs or keys on First Fitness Fridays (the first Friday of the month) will get 15% off their order. Members of local public safety efforts in Boston get 10% off their order. Shredded also offers gift cards and delivery to expand their reach beyond West Broadway, and plan to partner with Caviar soon.

Other nutritious eating chains like Sweetgreen usually set up shop in more commercial areas for the business lunch crowd, but Shredded is different, deliberately. “Our idea was we could locate in the neighborhood, where it’s predominantly housing with some commercial,” says Murad, whose founder and president of the local professional services firm Commonwealth Strategies Group.

Founder Sean Quirk is also a local presence. He runs Quirk Real Estate Group with his wife and dog walking service Mutts and the City. He says that part of the impetus to open Shredded was to contribute to the area.  

Getting Shredded off the ground was a two-year process. Their mission is to be environmentally conscious, support local businesses, and promote a healthy lifestyle. Shredded’s tagline is “Local. Fresh. Healthy. 02127,” which means sourcing both local food and local talent. Each of their employees currently resides in Boston, and Shredded hopes to continue that trend.

Shredded also has started partnering with local wellness partners. Their first, at Peter Welch’s Gym, provided samples for participants during their St Patrick’s Day Boxing show. They’ve since done events at Handlebar with instructor Sarah Maguire and plan to work with other studios like East Side Yoga, South Boston Yoga, and Simply Barre. These local partners also provide insight to help Shredded be as health-conscious as possible.

Murad and Quirk say they’d love Shredded to expand. Right now, their focus is on their core audiences, including new transplants to the area and health and fitness advocates; really, though, they hope to appeal to anyone in the neighborhood who’s looking for something a bit different. Right now, they get about equal numbers for both lunch and dinner—and more foot traffic, now that the weather’s warmer. They plan to offer catering to local businesses as well.

Next up, Shredded will have its grand opening, with Mayor Walsh in attendance. They also have something brewing with Underground at Ink Block, which they’ll announce on social media.

It’s all done with Southie in mind. “The more successful we are, the more we’ll be able to give back,” says Quirk.

Have you visited Shredded? What do you think? Comment below with your thoughts!

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<![CDATA[The Top Foods in Boston (And Where to Get Them)]]>Wed, 16 May 2018 12:10:40 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/collage51.jpg]]><![CDATA[Adopt a Puppy at the Animal Rescue League]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 15:34:10 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Adopt_a_Puppy_at_the_Animal_Rescue_League.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford meets two cute pups at the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

For more information:

Animal Rescue League of Boston

10 Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 426 - 9170

www.arlboston.org/]]>
<![CDATA[Jamie Parker on 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child']]>Thu, 17 May 2018 15:27:23 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Jamie_Parker_on__Harry_Potter_and_the_Cursed_Child_.jpg

Jamie Parker talks coming to Broadway and the magic of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."]]>
<![CDATA[Don Johnson Talks 'Book Club']]>Thu, 17 May 2018 15:05:07 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Don_Johnson_Talks__Book_Club_.jpg

Don Johnson stops by The Hub Today studios to talk about "Book Club," the iconic cast, new projects, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Royal Wedding Countdown: 2 Days]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 14:48:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Royal_Wedding_Countdown__2_Days.jpg

The royal wedding countdown is on with excitement at Windsor Palace, news of Meghan's dad, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[The Future of the Village Restaurant in Essex Is in Question]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 14:05:10 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/161*120/Intermission+Tavern.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a decades-old seafood spot on the North Shore could be closing at some point, though nothing has been decided as of yet.

According to an article in The Boston Globe, a vote taken this month on a proposal to replace the Village Restaurant in Essex with a new fire station did not reach the two-thirds majority needed to pass, but a temporary tax increase to raise funds for the town to build a new station did pass, which now could leave this in the hands of the Board of Selectmen. An earlier post in The Salem News had mentioned that the owners of the dining spot will continue to run the place until the plan to have it replaced by a fire station is officially approved.

The Village Restaurant, which first opened in 1956, is known in part for its family-friendly atmosphere and its extensive menu which includes such items as fried clams, oyster stew, calamari, baked haddock, shrimp scampi, grilled salmon, a twin lobster dinner, and lobster rolls.

The address for the Village Restaurant is 55 Main Street, Essex, MA, 01929. Its website can be found at https://wedigclams.com/

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Seafood Dishes from Boston-Area and New England Restaurants

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<![CDATA[Central Bistro in Boston's Downtown Crossing Is Closing]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 14:16:20 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/161*120/Intermission+Tavern.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A French restaurant in the heart of Boston is closing down, and it appears that it will not be replaced by another dining spot.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Central Bistro in Downtown Crossing is shutting its doors for good after lunch service on Friday, May 18, with a note on the restaurant's website indicating that as its lease comes to an end, it will be transformed into upscale office space. The Arch Street dining spot first opened in 2010 as Petit Robert Central, with the name change coming five years later when it changed ownership.

The group behind Central Bistro is also involved with such places as Abby Lane, Citrus & Salt, Lion's Tail, and Lower Mills Tavern, with workers at Central Bistro being moved to those restaurants.

The address for this soon-to-close French eatery in Downtown Crossing is: Central Bistro, 101 Arch Street, Boston, MA, 02110. Its website can be found at https://www.centralbistroboston.com/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Digital Debate: Yanny Vs. Laurel]]>Wed, 16 May 2018 15:34:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Yanny_Vs._Laurel.jpg

It's the audio clip sparking a huge online debate over what people are hearing: is it laurel or yanny?]]>
<![CDATA[Fireworks Alert in Dorchester]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 14:48:09 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/dallas-nye-2017-fireworks-ground-+%2829%29.jpg

On Friday, May 18th at 9 pm a “pyrotechnics show” aka fireworks will take place off of the JFK Library.  These fireworks are part of a private event but who’s gonna stop you from watching?  The show will last approximately 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

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<![CDATA[Catching up With Christopher Knight]]>Wed, 16 May 2018 15:40:41 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Catching_up_With_Christopher_Knight.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford catches up with Christopher Knight from the "Brady Bunch" on Boston favorites and working with the local non-profit Journey Forward.]]>
<![CDATA[Morena Baccarin on 'Deadpool 2']]>Wed, 16 May 2018 15:38:47 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Morena_Baccarin_on__Deadpool_2_.jpg

Morena Baccarin stops by The Hub Today studio to talk "Deadpool 2," "Gotham" finale, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Danielle Savre on 'Station 19']]>Wed, 16 May 2018 15:37:58 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Danielle_Savre_on__Station_19_.jpg

"Station 19" star Danielle Savre talks season finale of the hit show.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Chefs to Compete in Boston Lamb Jam]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 11:29:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/lamb.PNG

Calling all foodies!

Come eat, sip, plan and explore at the epic gastronomic experience and culinary completion. 16 of New England’s most talented chefs to vie for the title of Lamb Jam Champion!  The main event takes place on Sunday, May 20th from 3pm-6pm enjoy food and drink as bartenders, winemakers, brewers and culinary artisans will be on hand to create the perfect afternoon.  If you’re more of a VIP – take advantage of the VIP ticket for the ultimate experience.  The additional hour will feature East Boast Oysters – can you say oysters & caviar on Sweet Cheeks biscuits!  Plus you’ll gain early entry to the main event!

Your Boston Lamb Jam Ticket purchase helps support Lovin’ Spoonfuls,  a nonprofit food rescue organization based in Boston dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded.

This event takes place at SoWa Power Station at 540 Harrison Ave. 

And you can get discounted tickets!   Just use the code SOUTHIE and you’ll get 20% off (which means: $15 off main event / $20 off VIP )  Visit here to order yours! 

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<![CDATA[Royal Recipes]]>Wed, 16 May 2018 15:37:05 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Royal_Recipes.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi cooks up a royal classic meal with former royal chef, Chef James Gibney from the British Beer Company.]]>
<![CDATA[Tony Nominee Tom Hollander on 'Travesties']]>Tue, 15 May 2018 14:02:22 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Tony_Nominee_Tom_Hollander_on__Travesties_.jpg

Tony Nominee Tom Hollander stops by The Hub Today studio to talk about his hit Broadway show "Travesties" and bringing "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the screen.]]>
<![CDATA[Royal Wedding Countdown: 4 Days]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 13:59:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/221*120/phmm2.PNG

Royal Wedding Update: Meghan Markle's father drops out of the ceremony after photo scandal.]]>
<![CDATA[Work of Heart: Love Letters with Meredith Goldstein]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 13:53:53 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Work_of_Heart.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford gets advice from Columnist Meredith Goldstein on her column "Love Letters" in the Boston Globe and her new book "Can't Help Myself."]]>
<![CDATA[Natasha Lyonne Talks 'Show Dogs']]>Tue, 15 May 2018 13:48:18 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Natasha_Lyonne_Talks__Show_Dogs_.jpg

Natasha Lyonne stops by The Hub Today studio to talk about her new film "Show Dogs," "Orange is the New Black," and more.]]>
<![CDATA[ 'Escape To Margaritaville' on Broadway]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 13:46:23 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/_Escape_To_Margaritaville__on_Broadway.jpg

The Hub Today's Joelle Garguilo is on stage with the cast of Jimmy Buffet's new musical "Escape to Margaritaville."]]>
<![CDATA[One of the Best-Known Restaurants in Boston Area is Closing]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 10:44:31 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Strip+Ts.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A cult favorite that has been seen as one of the Boston area's true destination spots over the past decade or so is closing its doors.

According to an article in The Boston Globe, Strip-T's in Watertown is shutting down after more than 30 years in business, with owner Paul Maslow saying of the School Street restaurant, "Business is just not consistent....It's kind of impossible to know why. Everybody has theories." The post mentions that the space is now on the market and that Maslow had let his staff known after he made the decision to shutter, with some already leaving while others likely staying until the final day. (It does not appear that there is an official closing date as of yet.)

Strip-T's first opened in 1986 and was a little-known neighborhood cafe at first, but in 2011, Maslow's son Tim came on board and helped transform the place into one of the best-known restaurants in the entire Boston area.

The address for Strip-T's is 93 School Street, Watertown, MA, 02472. Its website can be found at http://stripts.com/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Chilli Duck in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 12:33:35 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Chili+Duck.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a popular Back Bay spot for Thai food has closed down.

According to a source, Chilli Duck on Boylston Street is no longer in business, with a sign out front saying that due to business conditions, the eatery is closed for good. Another source who checked the space out this morning confirmed this, saying that it has indeed shut down permanently, with the sign mentioning that the closure is "due to our inability to generate sufficient business profits to sign a new lease with tremendously high rent per month."

Chilli Duck, which first opened approximately 15 years ago, offered a variety of Thai dishes, including tom yum soup, pad Thai, mango curry, spicy tofu, crispy chicken, seafood hot pot, chili duck, and steamed lemon fish.

The address for this now-closed Thai restaurant in the Back Bay was: Chilli Duck, 829 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

Thanks to both sources for helping with some of the information given here.

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Harry O's in Boston's South End Is Apparently Closing]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 10:55:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Charley+O+515.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a longtime pizzeria and sub shop in the South End of Boston is closing down, as its building appears to be slated for redevelopment.

According to a note sent by Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting, it looks like Harry O's on Washington Street will be closing sometime around the end of the month, with the word being that the space in which both the shop and the adjacent Morse Fish Company reside could be seeing some kinds of changes or updates. A poster within the restaurant industry (Kenny Jervis) states on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page that Harry O's has a closing date of May 27, but we are still trying to confirm this.

Harry O's first opened for than 30 years ago, serving such items as pizza, calzones, pasta dishes, subs, grill items, and salads.

The address for this soon-to-close pizzeria and sub shop in the South End is: Harry O's, 1405 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02118. Its website can be found at http://www.harryospizza.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Morse Fish Company in Boston's South End Is Up for Lease

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<![CDATA[How to Buy Tickets to Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart in Boston]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 11:47:23 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/davejon.jpg

Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart are joining forces for an upcoming tour that includes three shows in Boston.

So far, only three cities are included on the tour, according to the Boston Globe. The Boston shows will be held on June 11, 12 and 13 at the Boch Center.

Additional shows have been announced in Houston and El Paso, Texas.

Chappelle and Stewart have performed together in the past, including at Radio City Music Hall in August.

HOW TO GET TICKETS: Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan platform. Click here for information on how to register. Prices range from $80 to $150.



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<![CDATA[Somerville Startup Looks to Provide Healthier Lunches]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 10:49:42 -0400

Somerville-based Rootastes wants to change the way office employees eat their lunch by providing a healthy, locally-sourced, catering option for companies.

Founded in 2016, the company offers a seasonal menu to create healthy bowl options packed with protein and vegetables.

The Rootastes team. Photo courtesy of Mint Pattanan.

Companies can order at least 24 hours in advance and will pick from a menu that starts with a base of grains or greens topped with proteins, sides and sauces. The menu is designed to have extensive options for companies that have employees with dietary restrictions.

There are multiple lunch packages to choose from that differentiate by company size or amount of options. Companies can also set up a subscription such as once a week or month. Then, companies pick a delivery time.

Founder Mint Pattanan originally pitched the company as a project while she was getting her masters from Boston College.

She didn’t advance with it at first, and headed to a full-time job after graduation that was based in a co-working space. Pattanan said that sometimes they would order catering for them, but the food was expensive, unhealthy, and not enough.

Pattanan said she thought back to her project at Boston College and knew that the working lunch model could be better.

“A lot of companies nowadays focus on improving the employee, so they provide a lot of benefits to the employee,” Pattanan said. “We found this as one of the opportunities. I also feel that having good food affects your body as a whole.”

To help found the venture, Pattanan turned to her friend Naphat Chaiparinya, who she met at Boston College, because of her background in sales and organic farming. The last step was getting a chef.

Wachira T. Sittikong met Pattanan through a friend and was instantly interested in the company’s mission. Sittikong grew up in restaurants. His family owned seven restaurants in the Boston-area including Yoong Tong in Northborough and Brown Sugar Cafe in Boston.

Sittikong started working in his family’s restaurants when he was 11 and hated it. He tried to distance himself and went into business, just to discover the kitchen was actually his passion. He went to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston and began cooking full time.

He works with other chefs at a communal kitchen space in Somerville. Every day they prep the orders and deliver them by hand.

Sittikong and Pattanan both emphasized that having someone from the company deliver each order was really important so they would have face to face contact with their customers.

“For me, it’s not about the money, the success, or the name,” Sittikong said. “It’s more about giving back to my customers—this is my passion.”

The eight person company is currently waiting to hear if they were accepted into the MassChallenge class for 2018 on May 28. Pattanan said they are also hoping to raise a crowdfunding round through iFundWomen.

Pattanan said that in the future Rootastes may look to expand to cities like D.C. and Austin that have similar startup and business cultures like Boston.

“This is a very good option to get good food within a short time,” Pattanan said. “Making you not miss having lunch, and also still get the best quality of food, with a very affordable price.”

Rootastes is currently available to order through their website and ezCater’s website.

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<![CDATA[DraftKings Is Entering the Sports Betting Market After SCOTUS’ Decision]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 10:41:22 -0400

DraftKings was prepared for this morning’s decision.

Hours after the Supreme Court allowed each state to legalize sports gambling on Monday morning, Boston-based DraftKings put out a press release announcing that the daily fantasy sports company will enter the sports betting market.

“Our mission has always been to bring fans closer to the sports they love and now, thanks to the wisdom of the Supreme Court, DraftKings will be able to harness our proven technology to provide our customers with innovative online sports betting products,” Jason Robins, CEO and co-founder of DraftKings, said in a statement. “This ruling gives us the ability to further diversify our product offerings and build on our unique capacity to drive fan engagement.”

DraftKings said that the company was anticipating a favorable decision from the Supreme Court, thus it has been preparing since 2017 to launch a sports betting platform for mobile.

However, DraftKings will have to work with state regulatory officials “to apply for operating licenses in those states that have already passed legislation authorizing sports betting.” In Massachusetts, the company will first have to wait for the legislature to pass a law allowing sports gambling, BBJ reported.

Even with the opening of a new line of business, the company said it will remain “fully committed” to its daily fantasy sports business, which will still be “a major focus” for the company.

Founded in 2012, DraftKings raised a total of $715 million. DraftKings customers pick a daily fantasy sports contest (across 10 professional sports) and compete in single-day, online games for money prizes.

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a 1992 federal law that was meant to protect the integrity of sports by prohibiting most states from authorizing sports betting.

The result is that now, Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, “but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own.” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for the majority.

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<![CDATA[Southie Real Estate News: 200 Old Colony Ave.]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 11:16:01 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/200*120/Old+colony+515.png

In a blink of an eye, the Old Colony Avenue is rapidly transforming from old warehouses and factory buildings into residential developments complete with restaurants and retail.

All Saints Development has officially filed plans with the Boston Planning & Development Agency for 200 Old Colony Ave proposed replacing the Notre Dame Education Center with a six-story building complete with 54 residential units and 9,500 square ground-floor space for the education center.  You can view the full plans here!

The developer plans on continuing to meet with the community to address concerns.

This new development will be across from the large-scale, much anticipated, Washington Village

Image via architect’s rendering

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<![CDATA[Office Envy: Inside Reebok’s New HQ]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 10:50:26 -0400

Spanning across five floors, the Reebok HQ has found a new home in the Seaport.

The Adidas-owned footwear and apparel company moved to Boston between September and December 2017, leaving behind a 65-acre grassy campus in suburban Canton, Mass. that “lacked the requisite energy of an active fitness brand,” the company told BostInno in a statement. “Employees were sprawled across multiple buildings and floors, which made real-time collaboration and connections challenging.”

Following its aspiration to attract top-tier design talent, Reebok relocated its current 750 employees to a 220,000-square-foot urban site in the Innovation and Design Building—joining tenants like Autodesk BUILD Space and Continuum, which we previously visited (not to mention, MassChallenge).

The fitness facility was a key priority, according to Reebok. The gym includes a full-size boxing ring, a CrossFit box and a range of classes that cater to all workout preferences and levels. Also, any Reebok employee who utilizes the facility ten times per month will do so free of charge.

“This is certainly not a typical corporate gym with treadmills and elliptical machines,” Matt O’Toole, Reebok president, said in a statement.

Here are a few shots of Reebok’s new headquarters, including its flagship gym:

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<![CDATA[Welcome to Southie: Backyard Betty’s]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 11:42:13 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Backyard+Bettys.JPG

After much anticipation, Backyard Betty’s will open its doors on Friday, May 18th at 170 W. Broadway!

Inspired by nostalgic, Americana culture and served in a refined retro setting, the 5,300 sq ft restaurant will serve up classic comfort food from Executive Chef, Jeff Howe. Featuring starters like char-Grilled Oysters, Hush Puppies and grilled Sweet Italian Sausage to name a few, there will be a seasonal array of salads like the flame-kissed Charred Lettuce made with blistered tomatoes, crisp bacon, blue cheese crumbles and the Baby Kale with crumbled goat cheese, pomegranate, tossed walnuts, red wine vinaigrette.  Hot off the grill offerings like; ½ Spit Roasted Chicken, Steak Tips, Marinated Shrimp Skewers and a rotating Grilled Catch can be served up with sides like Rosemary Sea Salt Chips, Potato Salad,  Grilled Corn and Grilled Asparagus. Other standouts on the menu include Yard Dog and Nashville Hot Fried Chicken.

How about a tableside visit from Betty’s Wing Cart? Per request, the cart will be pushed to your table and you can enjoy 20 wings tossed in specialty sauces like southern BBQ, apricot-glaze, pineapple teriyaki, buffalo, chili-ranch, Asian spice or just a good ol’ naked wing (20 for $27.)

The drink menu will feature 15 domestic and craft draft lines will be available at the main bar with over a dozen bottles and cans sourced from breweries across the country.  Cocktail creations will include standouts like; Call Me Maybe made with Jalapeno infused Deep Eddy Vodka, watermelon, cucumber, lime, Stars Over Southie with Bombay Sapphire Gin, St Germain, lemon, mint, bubbly as well as a signature draft cocktail, Back Porch Sweet Tea, which will also be available in large format.  Additional large format elixirs include the Castle Island Punch made with Bacardi, brandy, peach, lemon, green tea and homemade Sangria by the pitcher.  Betty’s will also feature boozy shakes like Cookie & Mintz made with Rumple Minze, ice cream, whipped cream, Oreo,

Betty’s menu is enough to get excited about but the decor is not to be overlooked! Boston-based Assembly Design Studio’s Erica Diskin has created a space embracing the spirit of American culture with wholesome mid-century graphics and antiques complete with burnt orange and avocado green leather and chrome booths. String lighting hangs from above and a reclaimed wood 42 ft custom bar built by Studio FKIA in South Boston is where you can belly up and order a cocktail. There is also a custom-built back bar display complete with flat screen TVs and 8 vintage televisions for effect.

One of Betty’s most design-defining features is the “Backyard” dining room, where reclaimed garage doors can be raised to unveil “Pop’s Garage,” an intimate 10 seat bar complete with repurposed tools and plywood ceiling!

Backyard Betty’s will be open seven days a week from 4 pm – 1 am with the kitchen serving food until 11 pm nightly.  Designed as a neighborhood bar & grill, Betty’s can also cater to social and corporate groups for large gatherings and private functions, including the use of built-in AV capabilities.   Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 617.766.8955 or via RESERVE.

Make sure to follow Betty on facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

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<![CDATA[Gong Cha to Open in Former Hot Spot Space in Allston]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 11:09:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/240*120/Gong+Cha+515.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a Taiwan-based group of bubble tea shops will be opening its second Boston location, with this one taking over a space in Allston where a Cantonese eatery had been.

According to a source (Chris Tam), Gong Cha is opening in the space on Harvard Avenue where The Hot Spot was for only a few months, with a "coming soon" sign shown out front. A check on the website for Gong Cha confirms this, showing that it plans to open sometime this spring, joining another location on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown along with other outlets in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Texas. Once it opens, expect a variety of bubble tea options including ones with coffee, yogurt, brewed tea, milk tea, and more.

The Hot Spot first opened last summer but shut down around the end of the year, and at the time, it appeared that it was a temporary closure but the place never reopened.

The address for the upcoming location of Gong Cha in Allston is 154 Harvard Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134. The website for all locations can be found at http://www.gongchausa.com/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Wine Dinner Wednesday: The Industry]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 11:33:57 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/WINE_FOR_IMAGE_1200x675_1126142019605.jpg

Nothing better than breaking up the week with a night out in the neighborhood! On Wednesday, May 16th The Industry on Adams is hosting a four-course, prix fixe wine dinner featuring a heavy hitter in the wine industry – Caymus Vineyards!

Enjoy Conundrum Blanc de Blanc paired with seafood mousse in puff pastry and 2015 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon with filet mignon and shrimp scampi. This special dinner is $65 plus taxes and service, and begins at 6:30 pm sharp. Tickets are limited.  Call to make your reservation  617-297-9010 

We can’t think of a better way to get over the hump of the week!

Here’s the menu:

Appetizer
Seafood Mousse in Puff Pastry, Fennel Jam
2016 Conundrum Blanc De Blanc

Salad
Fork and Knife
 Caesar Salad
Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

Entrée
Filet Mignon, Shrimp Scampi
2015 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert
Chocolate Bag,Fruit Mousse, Fresh Berries
Conundrum Rose

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<![CDATA[Head to the Southie Waterfront and Explore the Seaport]]>Tue, 15 May 2018 11:52:40 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Boston+Seaport+District+.jpg

Warmer temps and sunny skies are the perfect time to explore the South Boston Waterfront aka the Seaport District! 

With museums, restaurants, shopping, fitness studios, a luxury movie theater, an outdoor concert pavilion, and a gorgeous harborwalk, we say take advantage of our own backyard and make a plan to have some fun by the sea!

Make sure to check out our Guide to the Seaport District filled with helpful information!

We’ve got the inside scoop on where to eat and drinknew workouts to try, shoppingspecial events and showswhere to park and how to get here!  We’ve even included our picks on where to stay and our favorite spots for nightlife!

Upcoming events:

Bike Seaport:
Seaport TMA and Landry’s Bicycles join forces to offer a free bike check-up every other Wednesday from 7:30-9: 30 am.  While you’re there enjoy a complimentary LaColmbe Coffee draft latte.  For more information visit here!

Seaport Sweats:
This free outdoor workout series kicks off on Tuesday, May 29th! Featuring fitness classes (did we mention they’re free?) from local experts like Kick It by Eliza Founder, Eliza Shirazi, Burpees to Bubbly’s Monique Magno, and yoga by Jenna Hill Yoga,  with live music by DJ Mark Sprino. The Seaport Sweat Series takes place on Seaport Common from Tuesday, May 29th – Friday, October 12th. There are 9 classes a week for 20 weeks,  The Saturday schedule will include classes from Booty By Brabants, Equinox, Gronk Fitness, Lululemon, and JP Pilates Stroller Bootcamp. For more information visit here! 

ICA:
The Institute of Contemporary Art is located right on the water and features contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video, and performance! On Thursday evenings, the ICA Admission is free! For kids under 17, admission is always free! The ICA features fun events like First Friday featuring beer/wine, music and more! 

Farmers Market:
Boston Public Market is coming to Seaport for this summer’s farmers market in Courthouse Square every Wednesday, 11:30am-6: 30 pm, June through October. Enjoy fresh, seasonal food from local vendors featuring produce, meat, seafood, bread, prepared food, and more.   To see a list of vendors, visit here!



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<![CDATA[Boston's DataRobot Predicts 'Game of Thrones' Deaths]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 12:50:02 -0400

Game of Thrones has been famously protective of its storylines, going so far to protect its secrets that they’ve stopped handing out scripts to actors, instead delivering dialogue to characters line-by-line through an ear piece.

Could a Boston-based startup ruin all the fun?

DataRobot, which uses automated machine learning for predictive modeling, analyzed roughly 2,000 Game of Thrones characters to predict who will die in the next season.

The company applied a newly-developed tree-based algorithm approach to figure out who would get “Ned Stark’d” in the upcoming eighth and final season, which is set to air in 2019.

Here are the results, listed according to chance of death:

  • Daenerys Targaryen – 83.77% 
  • Jaime Lannister – 72.91%
  • Tyrion Lannister – 70.76% 
  • Bran Stark – 66.02%
  • Cersei Lannister – 60.39%
  • Jon Snow – 58.99%
  • Euron Greyjoy – 54.95%
  • Sansa Stark – 50.28%
  • Arya Stark – 49.04%
  • Gendry – 39.87%

“One of the most unique aspects of the series is its fearless approach to eliminating major characters,” DataRobot wrote in a blog post. “This defining trait has led to some fascinating predictive analyses, such as creating Bayesian survival models and leveraging machine learning techniques to predict the likelihood of death for our beloved characters.”

The blog goes on: “In particular, the latter analysis scraped data from a fan-created Wiki in order to make predictions on approximately 2,000 characters using various descriptive characteristics such as their house of allegiance and gender.”

The full analysis, including its methods, is available here (beware of spoilers!).

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<![CDATA[Remnant Brewing Opens at Bow Market in Somerville's Union Square]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 12:51:22 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/197*120/Remnant+514.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A new brewery debuts tonight in Somerville, opening at a new development that is also in the process of debuting.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Remnant Brewing opens at 8:00 PM this evening at Bow Market in Union Square, offering a handful of beers on draft tonight while it plans to debut its patio tomorrow--though the bad weather coming could delay those plans. In addition to its patio, the brewery will also have a bar and a standing area inside as well as a cafe that features coffee during the day. Initial hours for Remnant Brewing will be 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM tonight and 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM tomorrow and Sunday.

In addition to Remnant Brewing, some of the food/drink vendors coming to Bow Market will also be popping up over the weekend, tentatively being up and running Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Bow Market is located between Somerville Avenue and Bow Street, with its website being at http://www.bowmarketsomerville.com/ while the website for Remnant Brewing can be found at https://www.remnantsomerville.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Bow Market Planned for Somerville's Union Square

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<![CDATA[Gelato & Chill to Open in Boston's Seaport District]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 16:32:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*122/Gelato+Chill+514.png

by Marc Hurwitz

A gelato company that is based on the South Shore will be opening a shop in an increasingly hot section of the Boston waterfront.

According to an article in the Boston Business Journal, Gelato & Chill is planning to open in the Innovation and Design Building within the city's Seaport District, with the Hingham-based business joining two other upcoming dining spots within the structure--a restaurant called Chickadee which hopes to open this summer, and a new location of Flour Bakery which also plans to open in the summer. No opening date has been given for the gelato shop as of yet, with a Twitter post simply saying to "Stay tuned for grand opening."

Gelato & Chill, which currently caters events such as birthday parties, weddings, and business gatherings, features small batch handmade gelato, with dairy-free/vegan-friendly options available.

The Innovation and Design Building is located on Drydock Avenue near the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, while the website for Gelato & Chill can be found at https://www.gelatochill.com

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Frank Anthony's Marina Cafe to Open at Fan Pier on the Boston Waterfront]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 16:41:43 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Frank+514.jpg

It looks like the people behind a grocery store on the Boston waterfront will be opening a cafe nearby.

According to a Twitter thread from @FortPointer, Frank Anthony's Marina Cafe is planning to open at Fan Pier, moving into a space under the new pavilion/steps by the Harborwalk and near where Fan Pier Boulevard meets a new road called Waterside Avenue. This jibes with an earlier hearing page within the city of Boston website that mentions the cafe plans open at that site with 1,200 square feet of space that includes seating, and hours possibly being 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Frank Anthony's Gourmet Market first opened at 9 Fan Pier Boulevard toward the end of 2016.

The address for the upcoming Frank Anthony's Marina Cafe is 10 Waterside Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210.

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<![CDATA[A Royal Wedding Breakfast in Southie]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 12:21:33 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/176*120/Langham+514.jpg

Are you fired up for the Royal Wedding? Enough that you’ll be setting your alarm on a Saturday? Well, if you can’t wait to watch, we say grab your fascinator, and head to The Langham Hotel on May 19th for a  Royal Wedding Breakfast in Cafe Fleuri.

Beginning at 6:30 am, you can watch all the pomp and circumstance surrounded by British elegance right here in Boston. Enjoy breakfast treats like classic English scones (with lemon curd, clotted cream and strawberry preserves) and tea. There will also be a traditional English Breakfast in addition to the regular a la carte menu and breakfast buffet. There will be a Royal Wedding photo booth to capture the fun and make sure to enter for a chance to win Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood for four. Reservations are strongly recommended, so be sure to call ahead at 617.451.1900.

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<![CDATA[Fancy Feast: The Bristol and Four Seasons Hotel]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 15:46:06 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Facny_Feast.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to

The Bristol

at the

Four Seasons Hotel

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<![CDATA[Rob Brown & Audrey Esparza on 'Blindspot']]>Mon, 14 May 2018 15:45:43 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/238*120/blindspot+2.PNG

Rob Brown and Audrey Esparza talk about Season 3 of "Blindspot," the love triangle, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Royal Wedding Countdown]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 15:46:14 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*134/meghan+and+harry.PNG

The countdown is on for the Royal Wedding. ]]>
<![CDATA[Eric Stoltz on 'Class Rank']]>Mon, 14 May 2018 15:45:31 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Eric_Stoltz_on__Class_Rank_.jpg

Eric Stoltz stops by The Hub Today studio to discuss his film directorial debut with "Class Rank" and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Style for the Ages]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 15:35:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Style_for_the_Ages.jpg

The Hub Today's Joelle Garguilo celebrates beauty and fashion at any age with "Advanced Style."]]>
<![CDATA[Chili's in Burlington Has Closed]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 08:07:14 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/yesopencarry-texas-chilis.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A chain of Tex-Mex restaurants continues to close outlets in the local area, with a longtime location in the northern suburbs being the latest to shut down.

According to a source, Chili's in Burlington shuttered over the past day or two and that furniture was being removed from the Middlesex Turnpike space, with a check on the company's website indicates that the place has indeed been removed from its locations section. There had been much chatter about the Burlington location closing, though it was not known when (or even if) it might shut its doors until now. This is one of a handful of Chili's to close locally over the past several years, including outlets in Dedham, Hingham, and Wilmington, with others in Boston, Brockton, and Framingham also closing over the past decade or so. As of now, only five remaining locations of the chain can be found inside (or near) Route 128, including in Braintree, Chelsea, Danvers, Reading, and Walpole.

The Burlington location of Chili's had been in business for more than 30 years.

The address for this now-closed Tex-Mex restaurant in Burlington was: Chili's, 108 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA, 01803. The website for the chain can be found at https://www.chilis.com/.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area



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<![CDATA[21 Great Events Happening in and Around Boston This Week]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 08:05:46 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/McGreevy_s.jpg

Monday, May 14

Little Groove Interactive Music Performance

Grab your little ones for an entertaining, interactive musical performance this morning at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library. 10:30-11 a.m., South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Cityside Free Comedy Monday Featuring Kenny DeForest

Enjoy free comedy every Monday night at Cityside Bar with some of the best stand-up comics working today, along with frequent, surprise guests. Come join in the fun to see comedians who have performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more. Tonight it’s Kenny DeForest from “Late Night with Seth Myer,” HBO’s “Crashing.” There’s no cover charge, it’s 21 plus and it’s first come, first seated, with standing room available if sold out. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. It’s Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton.

Tuesday, May 15

Opening Day of the Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway

The seasonal farmers market at Dewey Square returns. Today kick off the season on the plaza outside South Station. is back! Kick off the season with us on the plaza outside South Station. The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on The Greenway will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Jackson Browne at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Jackson Brown takes the stage tonight at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion’s outdoor amphitheater for an all-ages show. Tickets start at $49. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

Wednesday, May 16

Paddington Bear Comes to America

The Eric Carle Museum is one of the first American museums to welcome Paddington in this exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first book by Michael Bond. Guests can “travel” to Paddington’s favorite London sites posted throughout the gallery, stamping special London bus passes at each location. This event is daily at the museum through October. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA.

2018 Tastes of Concord

Enjoy food from more than a dozen local to Concord restaurants while sipping wine, beer and other beverages at the Concord Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Tastes of Concord. Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. 6:30-9 p.m., Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Road, Concord.

ChardonnYAY! A Chardonnay Wine Tasting

If you’re a Chardonnay lover, you don’t want to miss this Chardonnay wine tasting at City Winery. Explore the basics on how winemakers create different wine styles before comparing and contrasting four Wente Vineyard Chardonnnays. Then mix and mingle with appetizers and a Rose and Red wine tastings. Tickets are $40. 7-8:30 p.m., City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St. at One Canal, Boston.

Thursday, May 17

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway

The seasonal farmers market at Dewey Square returns. Today kick off the season on the plaza outside South Station. is back! Kick off the season with us on the plaza outside South Station. The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on The Greenway will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Movies at The Lawn: "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Enjoy an outdoor screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on The Lawn on D as part of its Steven Spielberg/John Williams movies series. 8 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Friday, May 18

Bike to Work Day Festival

Celebrate National Bike to Work Day today with Boston’s Bike to Work Day Festival. Stop by City Hall Plaza for a free breakfast, coffee and fun – all for riding your bike to work today! 6:30-9:30 a.m., City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston.

Del’s on D

The annual Del’s on D event takes place tonight when The Lawn on D plays host to a Del’s cart with Del’s samples, Gansett lawn games, giveaways, live music and more. 5-10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Harpoonfest 2018

It’s Harpoonfest weekend! On Friday and Saturday enjoy two days live music, food trucks and beer as Harpoon kicks off summer with this annual festival. All events are 21+. General admission is $25 and includes souvenir pint cup and one beer ticket. 5:30-11 p.m. (doors close at 9:30 p.m.), Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Saturday, May 19 

Superhero Day

Meet your favorite superhero and learn how to be a superhero for endangered species during Superhero Day at the Franklin Park Zoo. You can also have your photo take with Captain America and Spider-Man. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costume. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Greenway Open Market

Celebrating its eighth season, this open-air artisan market features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

Swing into Spring Community Event

The Lawn on D’s first family event of the season – Swing into Spring – happens today with hands-on activities all day long with bands (for both adults and children), crafts, ReadBoston’s Storymobile, Evan the Magician, animal adventures, face painting, lawn games and more. Noon to 11 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

The Market Bar at Boston Public Market

Saturday afternoons enjoy a beverage while you shop or dine throughout the Boston Public Market. Stop by the special Market Bar in the HUB for local beer and wine selections. 1-5 p.m., Boston Public Market

Harpoonfest 2018

It’s Harpoonfest weekend! On Friday and Saturday enjoy two days live music, food trucks and beer as Harpoon kicks off summer with this annual festival. All events are 21+. General admission is $25 and includes souvenir pint cup and one beer ticket. 5:30-11 p.m. (doors close at 9:30 p.m.), Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Sunday, May 20 

North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival

If you haven’t been, you don’t want to miss the 46th annual Sheep Shearing Festival. Enjoy sheep shearing demonstrations, herding demonstrations with dogs, crafters, food vendors and more.

Bowl with a Bruin

Bowl with a Bruin returns to Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury for this bowl-a-thon event that benefits the Boston Bruins Foundation Pan Mass Challenge Bike Team and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wamesit Lanes, 434 Main St., Tewksbury.

Robin Hood’s Faire

Grab the family, hit the road and check out this enchanted recreation of a 16th-century spring festival with continuous themed entertainment including jousting, armored combat, archery, games, comedy and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and under are free. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster.

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<![CDATA[Tsukiji Bistro in Melrose Has Closed]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 08:08:16 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*215/bistro2.jpg

It looks like an Asian restaurant in the northern suburbs of Boston has shut down after a very short time in business.

According to a message sent from the person behind from The Daily Lunch blog, Tsukiji Bistro in Melrose is closed, with a Yelp page for the Main Street eatery seeming to confirm this, while phone calls to the place have gone unanswered. The dining spot, which first opened this past December, featured a mix of dishes with influences from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and Hawaii, with a few options including sushi, gyoza, rice bowls, and hot pot. No reason has been given for the closure of Tsukiji Bistro at this point in time; if we find out more about the shutting down of the place, we will post an update here.

The address for this now-closed Asian restaurant in Melrose was: Tsukiji Bistro, 505 Main Street, Melrose, MA, 02176.



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<![CDATA[Week of May 14th Happenings in Dorchester]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 12:28:59 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/181*120/lower+Mills.jpg

Nanny Share Wanted! A Savin Hill family expecting their first child in January is looking to share a nanny with another family. Kindly reach out to Lesley at lesley.pinkerton@yahoo.com

Hunt & Gather! It’s the 39th Annual Ashmont Hill Yard Sale. On Saturday, May 19th from 9 am-2 pm plan on shopping dozens of households wares! Shoppers are likely to find everything from potted plants to toys, furniture to books, computers to collectibles, and more, all at clean-out-the-attic/basement/carriage house prices. Walk through the neighborhood to enjoy the Victorian architecture and lush gardens that distinguish this charming pocket of Dorchester; every participating house will have maps showing all the selling locations. The sale takes place rain or shine. Take the MBTA Red Line to Ashmont; by car, enter the neighborhood from Welles Avenue, Ashmont or Roslin streets. Info: 617-288-6626 or cadmanjoe@aol.com.

Sign up! Bring your bestie or beau to explore your petal passion! Alice’s Table will be at the Polish American Citizens Club on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm. Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors as you learn how to create a beautiful spring floral arrangement. Tickets are $65 and your can register here! 

Playing games! Head to home.stead bakery on Thursday for an old-fashioned game night! Come alone or bring friends. All are welcome! Borrow from home.stead’s wide selection of games or bring your own. Snacks, desserts, and drinks will be available for purchase. The fun begins at 7pm.

Listen to the music! Enjoy live Irish music every Tuesday night at the Lower Mills Tavern. Irish Session takes place on Tuesdays from 8pm-10pm. No cover. Musicians welcome. Kitchen is open late!

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<![CDATA[Week of May 14th Happenings in Southie]]>Mon, 14 May 2018 12:33:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Molly+Moo%27s+514.jpg

Be informed. Get involved. On Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30 pm at the Tynan School – 650 East Fourth Street, the MBTA will be hosting an Open House to discuss improvements in making Southie bus service faster, safer, and more accessible. The public is invited to share thoughts and questions with the MBTA and City of Boston staff. Here we go again…..

Coffee talk! Mayor Marty Walsh will be hosting a neighborhood coffee hour on Thursday, May 17th at 9 am at Flaherty Park – 130 B Street. ll participants will enjoy coffee and treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts.  In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh.  Fresh fruit will be provided by Whole Foods.

Pitch in! It’s the City of Boston Neighborhood Clean Up in Southie on Saturday, May 19th. Be prepared to clean up community gardens, parks, schools, sidewalks and public spaces. To volunteer email our neighborhood liaison john.allison@boston.gov

Treats by the ocean! Molly Moo’s at Carson Beach is officially open for the season. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, Molly Moo’s also features ice cream and this year Hawaiian shave ice! They are opened daily from 10am-10pm.

Swing into Spring!The Lawn on D celebrates the first family event of the season this weekend! On Saturday, May 19th from noon to 11 pm, enjoy hands-on activities all day, bands for kids during the day, bands for grown-up kids at night!

Mix & Mingle! Candidate for State Rep. Fourth Suffolk District Matt Rusteika is kicking off his campaign with party & fundraiser at the Seapoint. Stop by on Thursday, May 17th from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm and learn about his campaign!

Traffic alert! The 17th Annual Harpoon 5-Miler to benefit The Angel Fund for ALS research is on Sunday May 20th at 10:00 am. Expect delays on Summer Street, and around Pleasure Bay between 10 am and 11 am. The race starts at the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport district and runs over the Summer Street Bridge to East 1st Street, to Farragut to East Broadway to Day Blvd, to Shore Road and back via East 1st Street. East 1st Street and Summer Street between Drydock Ave and East 1st Street will be closed. Questions or concerns: email Jessie at 5miler@harpoon.com.

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<![CDATA[Flour Bakery to Open New Seaport Location]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 15:54:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Flour+Bakery+Seaport.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

A James Beard Award winner will be opening a new location of a group of bakery-cafes, with this one coming to one of the hottest sections of Boston.

Boston Magazine is reporting (via an Instagram post) that Joanne Chang is opening a new outlet of Flour Bakery in the Innovation and Design Building within the city's Seaport District, with this being the eighth shop to open in the local area.The post says that if all goes as planned, the new location of the bakery-cafe could be opening this summer.

Other locations of Flour can currently be found in the South End, Fort Point, the Back Bay (2), Cambridge's Harvard Square, Central Square, and Cambridgeport.

In addition to winning Outstanding Baker in 2016 from the James Beard Foundation, Joanne Chang is also known in part for defeating Bobby Flay in a sticky bun competition on the Food Network's "Throwdown" show back in 2007.

The Innovation and Design Building is located on Drydock Avenue near the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, while the website for Flour can be found at http://www.flourbakery.com/

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Items from Bakeries and Pastry Shops in the Boston Area and Beyond

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<![CDATA[Trend Report: White Hot Style]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 13:31:18 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Trend_Report__White_Hot_Style.jpg

Style Expert Brooke Jaffe talks about this season's chicest color: white.]]>
<![CDATA[Crafting the Perfect Mother's Day Gift]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 15:52:38 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Mommie_Dearest.jpg

The Hub Today's Ben Aaron crafts the perfect Mother's Day Gifts with his sons.]]>
<![CDATA[Oz Pearlman on 'Oz Knows']]>Fri, 11 May 2018 14:56:13 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Oz_Pearlman_on__Oz_Knows_.jpg

Mentalist Oz Pearlman stops by The Hub Today studio to talk his new special, "wowing" celebrities, and more.]]>
<![CDATA[New Kid in Town: Foles the Goat]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 13:16:09 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/New_Kid_in_Town__Foles_the_Goat.jpg

The
Franklin Park Zoo

welcomes a 2-week old Nigerian goat. He was named Foles, after the Philadelphia Eagle's quarterback Nick Foles, after the Zoo lost a Super Bowl bet with the Philadelphia Zoo.]]>
<![CDATA[Jessie Mueller on 'Carousel']]>Fri, 11 May 2018 15:52:07 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Jessie_Mueller_on__Carousel_.jpg

Tony winner Jessie Mueller talks about the Broadway revival of "Carousel" and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Hub Snap of the Week: May 11]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 13:09:26 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Hub_Snap_of_the_Week__May_11.jpg

OH SNAP! Tag #HubSnap on your favorite photos that capture the essence of our beautiful city and what makes it so great. We may just share your snapshot on the show!]]>
<![CDATA[21 Things for the Entire Family to Do This Weekend in and Around Boston]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 07:22:46 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Lawn+on+D.jpg

Mother’s Day weekend is finally here and we’ve gathered a bunch of great events everyone in the family will enjoy. From a boat cruise to a zoo celebration, the Arnold Arboretum’s Lilac Festival and more, we made it easy for you to head out and have some fun! 

Friday, May 11

Copley Square Farmers Market Opening

The Copley Square Farmers Market opens for the season today. Tuesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The market is located along 139 St. James Ave., Dartmouth Street and Boylston Street, Boston.

Food Truck Fridays Featuring Chez Rafiki’s

Enjoy Food Truck Fridays today at Nashoba Valley Winery. Each week Nashoba Valley Winery invites one Food Truck to showcase their cuisine. Tonight it’s Chez Rafiki’s. Free admission, bring cash. 4-7 p.m., Nashoba Valley Winery, 100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd (23.60 mi), Bolton.

Live Music on The Lawn on D

Enjoy live music from the Wolfpack Band tonight on The Lawn on D. 6-10 p.m., The Lawn on D. 420 D St., Boston.

Samuel Adams 4th Annual ACBW Pig Roast

If you’re serious about BBQ and Samuel Adams beer, you don’t want to miss the 4th Annual ACBW Pig Roast at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery. The event kicks off American Craft Beer Week and your ticket includes a full BBQ dinner (there is a vegetarian option available), two different bluegrass bands and six, 7 oz beer samples. Tickets are $30-$55. 6-9 p.m., Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, 30 Germania St., Boston. 

The 90's Boat Cruise

Head out on Boston Harbor tonight for a 90’s themed boat cruise. Wear you’re most creative outfit from that decade and enjoy a night of dancing and more on the open water. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $20-$25. Boarding is at 6 p.m. sharp, boat leaves dock at 7 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m.. 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

The Big Apple Circus

Celebration its 40th year, the Big Apple Circus is at Assembly Row in Somerville throughout school vacation week. Tickets start at $19. 7 p.m., Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville.

“The Sound of Music”

A brand new production of the “The Sound of Music” arrives at the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 1-13. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family features the Tony, Grammy and Award-Winning Best Score. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m., Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston.

“Stuart Little”

Grab the family for a performance of “Stuart Little” tonight at the Wheelock Family Theatre. E.B. White’s classic tale follows Stuart, a mouse born into a New York family, and his many "larger than life" adventures. Tickets are $20-$38. 7:30 p.m., Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 Riverway, Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Saturday, May 12

Southie Saturday on The Lawn on D

Enjoy the outdoors today while enjoying great food, drinks and lawn games on The Lawn on D. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., The Lawn on D. 420 D St., Boston.

Back Bay and South End Chocolate Walking Tours

Chocolate lovers, you are going to love this. Join Cocoa Beantown for a Saturday morning chocolate tour through Back Bay or an afternoon tour in the South End. Learn about the history of chocolate as it pertains to the city, while trying some yummy treats along the way. Tickets start at $50. Back Bay tour starts at 10:15 a.m. The South End tour starts at 2 p.m.

Celebrate Azize’s Third Birthday

The youngest Franklin Park Zoo gorilla, Azize, turns 3 this month and everyone is invited to the party. Enjoy zookeeper chats, a visit with Curious George and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Robin Hood’s Faire

Grab the family, hit the road and check out this enchanted recreation of a 16th-century spring festival with continuous themed entertainment including jousting, armored combat, archery, games, comedy and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and under are free. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster.

Greenway Play Session: Build a Fairyhouse Village

The Greenway and Boston Ballet are coming together to build a village of fairy houses near the Greenway Carousel. Join in the fun as they use natural materials to place houses on the lawn nearby. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston.

The Big Apple Circus

Celebration its 40th year, the Big Apple Circus is at Assembly Row in Somerville throughout school vacation week. Tickets start at $19. Performances today at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville. 

Boston Chocolate School Truffle Making Workshop

This hands-on chocolate workshop teaches you everything you need to know to to make show-stopping truffles filled with anything from champagne cream to chocolate peanut butter. $85. Noon, Elephant & Castle Restaurant at 161 Devonshire St., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Freedom Trail Pub Crawl

Join a pub crawl today that takes you along the historic streets of Boston. Boston Crawling’s Freedom Trail Pub Crawl takes place at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $34.99 or $59.99 depending on whether you choose the “dry run” or “happy hour” package. Meet at the Samuel Adams statues in front of Faneuil Hall.

"Stuart Little"

Grab the family for a performance of “Stuart Little” tonight at the Wheelock Family Theatre. E.B. White’s classic tale follows Stuart, a mouse born into a New York family, and his many "larger than life" adventures. Tickets are $20-$38. 2 p.m., Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 Riverway, Boston.

“The Sound of Music”

A brand new production of the “The Sound of Music” arrives at the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 1-13. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family features the Tony, Grammy and Award-Winning Best Score. Tickets start at $35. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston.

Volleyball Tournament, Live Music and More

Kick off summer on The Lawn on D with a volleyball tournament. Teams of four will compete and the winning team gets four VIP tix to the Boston Calling Music Festival. While you’re there enjoy live music from Redline followed by DJ So & So after the tournament (7-10 p.m.). 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Lawn on D. 420 D St., Boston.

Sunday, May 13

Duckling Day Parade

For more than three decades Duckling Day celebrates Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings.” Join more than 1,000 people who annually meet up and parade through Boston dressed like characters from the story. Registration fee is $35 per family in advance or $40 per family at the event. The parade begins on the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and ends in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculpture. Registration starts at 10 a.m., parade starts at Noon.

Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum

Enjoy this annual daylong celebration of the lilac. The lilac collection at the Arnol Arboretum is among the premier collection of the plants in the U.S. Enjoy tours, family activities, picnicking and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston.

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is back for its 15th season. Enjoy this weekly celebration of local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more. While you’re there enjoy a selection of local brews, stay for a lawn game and enjoy live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Robin Hood’s Faire

Grab the family, hit the road and check out this enchanted recreation of a 16th-century spring festival with continuous themed entertainment including jousting, armored combat, archery, games, comedy and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children ages 6 and under are free. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster.

The Big Apple Circus

Celebration its 40th year, the Big Apple Circus is at Assembly Row in Somerville throughout school vacation week. Tickets start at $19. Performances today at Noon and 4 p.m., Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville.

Somerville Porchfest 2018

Music hits the streets of Somerville this weekend as Porchfest returns. Wander and enjoy bands all day long. Bands will be performing in three sections of the city: West of Willow Avenue from Noon to 2 p.m., Willow Avenue to Central Street from 2-4 p.m. and east of Central Street from 4-6 p.m.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

“Stuart Little”

Grab the family for a performance of “Stuart Little” tonight at the Wheelock Family Theatre. E.B. White’s classic tale follows Stuart, a mouse born into a New York family, and his many "larger than life" adventures. Tickets are $20-$38. 2 p.m., Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 Riverway, Boston.

“The Sound of Music”

A brand new production of the “The Sound of Music” arrives at the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 1-13. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family features the Tony, Grammy and Award-Winning Best Score. Tickets start at $35. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Somerville Porchfest 2018: Everything You Need to Know]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 10:23:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/2015+Porchfest+-+Jon+Bernhardt+01.JPG

Due to projected rain, Somerville Porchfest 2018 has been postponed, but music-lovers will only have to wait one extra day to take part in this popular local tradition.

According to the Somerville Arts Council, the event will now take place from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.    

Now in its eighth year, Porchfest brings together basement troubadours and polished local acts, who share their music on the city’s porches, yards, and gardens.

The first Porchfest took place in Ithaca, New York, in 2007. Soon, similar events soon began popping up across the country, including Somerville in 2011.

The Somerville event will unfold in three parts of the city; each section gets its own time slot. Performances take place from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the west section (west of Willow Ave.); from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the central section (from Willow Ave. to Central St.); and from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the east section (east of Central St).

Expect a wide array of music, including Americana, experimental jazz and some good, old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll.

While Porchfest can be enjoyed by simply meandering the streets, it helps to plan your day around the acts you want to see. Here are some bands we’re keeping an eye on.

Bands to Watch

The Splinters

Combining bluegrass with swing and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll, the Splinters offer an energetic take on traditional music. The jangling guitars and mandolin, along with the thoughtful lyrics, will have you contemplating life while tapping your foot. The Splinters play at 11 Crocker Street in the Central section.

Jon Bernhardt

Jon Bernhardt has become a hit at Porchfest with his creative use of the theremin, a haunting electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact. Bernhardt will regale you with mostly new wave classics, but may throw some standards in for good measure. He plays at 9 Charnwood Rd. in the Central section.

Ashley Jordan

This Grammy-nominated artist is clearly on the rise, so it’d be wise to catch her playing this unique event. Her warm vocals and strong songwriting earned her the "Country Artist of the Year" in the 2017 Boston Music Awards in 2017. Earthy but upbeat, Jordan’s music is pleasing for a wide range of tastes. She plays at 43 Chester Street in the West section.

Jill McCracken

Jill McCracken, an indie songstress with a soulful twist, is a local artist to keep an eye on. Her vocals swing from sultry to wistful for a sound that is both retro and forward thinking. She plays at 73 Boston Ave. in the Central section.

Noble Dust

A self-described “motley collection of reformed band geeks,” Noble Dust weaves together folk-pop hooks, horns and sweet vocal harmonies into an upbeat sound with a thoughtful, sometimes moody edge. Noble Dust will play at 9 Cater Terrace in the East section.

That Noble Fury

With wall-of-sound guitars and catchy hooks, That Noble Fury brings a layered sound that is at once thoughtful, poppy and hard rocking. With an energy that is parts Arcade Fire and the Killers, they are an act not to miss at Porchfest. That Noble Fury plays at 56 Winslow Ave. in the West section. 

Strangers by Accident

Strangers by Accident combine sweet, harmonized vocals with rootsy guitars for a sound that is both modern and a throwback. Soulful songwriting is front-and-center, but you’ll be humming along and tapping your feet as well. Strangers by Accident play at 52 Hall Ave. in the West section.

The Novel Ideas

This country-folk quartet sets itself apart with lush soundscapes, wistful lyrics, and gorgeous harmonies. Their rich brand of Americana is both rootsy and expansive, and perfectly suited for the DIY ethos of Porchfest. The Novel Ideas play at 193 Morrison Ave. in the West section.

Happy Little Clouds

This Boston-based indie rock band combines chunky, distorted power chords with bluesy guitar work and propulsive drums. The urgency of the vocals and lyrics are worth contemplating while you bop your to head to this throwback to the grunge era. Happy Little Clouds play at 16 Madison St. in the East section.



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<![CDATA[Cava May Be Opening in Hingham]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 08:03:49 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/173*120/Cava2.PNG

by Marc Hurwitz

A group of Mediterranean dining spots based in Washington, D.C. might be opening its third Boston-area location.

According to the restaurant's locations page, Cava at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham is having a "Community Day" on May 12 with free lunch being offered from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and free dinner from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Once it opens, it will join two existing locations in Boston's Fenway and at Legacy Place in Dedham, while a fourth location is coming to the Back Bay as well. Cava tends to have its official openings the day after Community Day, but it is not known for sure if this is the case or if it may have its official opening early next week instead; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

Cava, which started out in 2011, is a fast-casual chain that features customizable items that begin with a salad/grain/soup/pita base and with items such as hummus, falafel, feta, meatballs, braised lamb, olives, grilled chicken, and pickled banana peppers added.

The address for the new location of Cava at the Derby Street Shoppes is 94 Derby Street, Hingham, MA, 02043. The website for all of the locations can be found at http://cava.com/.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Eat, Drink and Be Merry at the Taste of South Boston Sunday]]>Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:36:09 -0400

Welcome back to Boston Harbor, Sagres!  The Portuguese Navy’s Tall Ship is back in town through June 12th. The beautiful steel-built, 3-masted barque is an official training ship of the Portuguese Navy.  The Sagres sailed into the harbor over the weekend and is docked at Fan Pier in the Seaport District. The ship will be open for free public tours during her stay:

Public viewing hours are:  

  • Sunday, June 10 10:00 AM – Noon, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Monday, June 11 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 12 10:00 AM – Noon and 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Stop by and check her out!

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<![CDATA[This Mark Cuban-Backed Startup Is Here to Lower Your Bills]]>Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:01:14 -0400

If someone distilled Mark Cuban’s pieces of advice on becoming rich to form a single statement, it would sound like this: no single saving or earning is too small, as even one penny contributes to the total.

It’s a lesson that resonates with Cuban’s middle-class childhood, when the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC’s Shark Tank — whose current net worth is estimated to be $3.7 billion — had to sell garbage bags to save up for a pair of sneakers he liked.

Also, it’s a lesson that resonates with the mission of Billshark, a local startup that promises to lower customers’ bills and one of Cuban’s latest investments. Co-founders Steve McKean and Brian Keaney, who announced the Cuban-backed status of their venture two weeks ago, said they were introduced to him by mutual friends.

Steve McKean, CEO and co-founder of Billshark. Photo provided.

“Mark always has an interest in financial wellbeing and financial literacy,” McKean said. “[Our mutual friends] thought it would be interesting for Mark to take a look at this.”

Billshark wants to save time and money for customers by unleashing an army of human experts called “sharks” — no doubt Cuban liked the semantics here, too — who call companies like AT&T or Verizon to dispute customers’ bills on their behalf and land the best possible discount, if any. The company makes money by taking home 40 percent of each saving they successfully negotiate.

In other words, customers outsource the time-consuming task of calling utility providers to an expert in exchange for a fee that materializes only with a saving. Based in Hopkinton, Mass., Billshark launched in April 2016, currently has 28 employees and serves the U.S. and Canadian markets. McKean said that since launching, Billshark saved around 52,000 customers close to $10 million, bringing in a revenue of $3.3 million.

McKean and Keaney said that Cuban made an undisclosed investment in Billshark that is part of a $2 million total financing received by “private wealthy individuals,” McKean said, adding that Cuban is also an advisor to the company.

“Everything you read about Mark Cuban responding fast to emails and being entrepreneur-friendly is all true.”

“Brian and I correspond with Mark every week, if not multiple times during the week,” McKean said. “Everything you read about Mark Cuban responding fast to emails and being entrepreneur-friendly is all true. He’s awesome.”

The typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 a year on home utility bills, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Energy, with variations depending on the price of electricity, gas, water, cable TV and Internet.

Prices can go up and many people simply don’t negotiate, because they surrender, or don’t want to take the time, or are afraid, McKean (a CPA by background) said. He and Keaney, who have been working together for the last ten years, came to this realization while working at Acceller, a company — founded by McKean and acquired by Bridgevine in 2014— in the space of customer acquisition for cable, wireless and telecommunication brands. As head of the call center operations, Keaney, in particular, heard hundreds of customers’ complaining about companies overcharging bills every month.

Brian Keaney, COO and co-founder of Billshark. Photo provided.

Enter Billshark. To use the service, customers download a free app to submit their bills (the company doesn’t negotiate credit card bills, mortgages or student loans, but focuses on cell phone, cable TV, satellite TV, satellite radio and home security bills). The platform extracts automatically part of the information in the bills; then, the case goes to a supervisor, who assigns it to the shark with more experience with the provider. Now, the shark hops on the phone armed with time and experience.

“Our team of sharks are very versed in taking the emotion out of it and just negotiate the best deal,” Keaney explained. “They know the right words to use, the right plans and promotions to ask for… They call every day, so they just learn.”

One of the techniques of the sharks, Keaney added, is over-asking. If asked how much they want to save on their bill by providers, they don’t say things like “a little bit” or “five bucks.” Instead, they say to the provider “we want to cut the bill in half” or “we want to take the bill to zero.” Overshooting, according to Keaney, is the best way to negotiate the highest possible saving.

After calling the provider, the sharks let every customer know the outcome. If no saving is accomplished as a result of the negotiation, customers still get the information that they have the better possible deal. On average, the company said they can land a better deal for 80 or 85 percent of the “thousands” of bills they receive every month, McKean said.

McKean added that for every one bill they negotiates, the company donates one hour of financial literacy instruction to a child. The initiative is part of a program launched last fall with radio host and money expert Dave Ramsey; during the last school year, the company donated 52,000 hours of instruction to 1,000 fifth-graders and middle schoolers in Boston.

We bet that “ain’t no saving small enough” was probably mentioned at some point in the program — and that Cuban would approve.

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<![CDATA[Tom Brady, Michael Strahan Raise $3M for Production Company]]>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:27:21 -0400

This article first appeared in Boston Business Journal, a sister publication of BostInno.

Tom Brady and Michael Strahan have raised $3 million for their digital production company, called Religion of Sports Media Inc., according to a document filed Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The investment round is being co-led by CourtsideVC and Norwood-based Advancit Capital, according to a spokesperson for Religion of Sports. Advancit, which invests in media and technology companies, was co-founded by Viacom Inc. director Shari Redstone. CourtsideVC, which is based in New York and Detroit, also invests in sports, technology and media.

The company would not share more details about what the money will be used for, teasing bigger announcements in the coming months.

Religion of Sports, the company, grew out of a documentary series by the same name that has aired two six-episode seasons on DirecTV Now. The series explores the spiritual side of sports around the world. The company also produced Brady’s Facebook video series “Tom vs. Time,” as well as documentaries about Kobe Bryant and Victor Cruz.

Brady and Strahan, a former New York Giants defensive end-turned-talk show host, officially launched the company in February with Gotham Chopra, the son of Deepak Chopra, and Ameeth Sankaran, a Texas-based investor.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Prime Will Now Deliver to Your Car in Boston]]>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:31:54 -0400

Amazon Prime members in Boston can now have purchases dropped off in the trunk or backseat of their car instead of to their doorstep.

The new option, which is part of the Amazon Key service that lets delivery people enter participating homes to drop off a box, is available in Boston and 36 other cities.

The service only works with a select group of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Volvo vehicles that are 2015 or newer and have an active OnStar or On Call account. The technology uses GPS locations, license plate numbers and images to confirm they are delivering to the right vehicle. Amazon says about 7 million cars would qualify for such deliveries.

Amazon started testing the in-car service about six months ago in Washington and California before Tuesday’s rollout. It plans to open the service up to more vehicle types in more markets in the future.

When Amazon Prime members select the “in-car” delivery option, they’ll be asked to share where they’re parked and to select a 4-hour delivery window. Amazon verifies an authorized driver is at the right spot with the right package, and the app alerts Prime members when their delivery has been made and their car has been relocked.

If you’ve move your car before the delivery is made, the delivery person will bring your purchase to a selected backup location, such as your house, or you can delay in-car delivery to another day.

The service won’t work when your car is in a parking garage — it has to be an open, street-level area that is publicly accessible.

“Since launching Amazon Key last November, we’ve safely delivered everything from cameras to collectable coins inside the home. Customers have also told us they love features like keyless guest access and being able to monitor their front door from anywhere with the Amazon Key App,” Peter Larsen, VP of delivery technology at Amazon, said in a news release. “In-car delivery gives customers that same peace of mind and allows them to take the Amazon experience with them. And, with no additional hardware or devices required, customers can start ordering in-car delivery today.”

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<![CDATA[Autism Tech Startup Envisions Smart Glasses at Head of Class]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:36:10 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011102526.JPG

A couple years ago, Leigh Rolnicki, the executive director of LoveU2Pieces autism center in Brentwood, Missouri, was visited by the chief executive of Brain Power, a Cambridge startup working on technology to help people with neurological disorders.

Kids in Rolnicki’s center and their parents came, too, for the presentation as grade school-age children tried out Brain Power’s main project – the then-experimental Google Glass spectacles that were loaded with special software to assist and coach people on the autism spectrum.

“They were traveling the U.S., like in an RV, and came to my center,” said Rolnicki, recalling the several hours she spent trying out the computerized glasses and meeting the team from Brain Power, including neuroscientist CEO Nedim T. Sahin, who commonly goes by Ned.

Brain Power Nedim Sahin. Courtesy photo.

The glasses and software packages – now being sold under the name Empowered Brain – impressed Rolnicki, she said, because they weren’t intrusive and kept the children who have difficulty socializing looking up and making eye contact and not down at a tablet computer.

“I loved the concept that they developed,” she said over a phone interview this week. “The way people who had sensory issues could calm down… It is very empowering.”

Now, Brain Power is betting on educators and therapists like Rolnicki to become potential customers as it seeks to sell its software suites to schools and educational centers across the country. Since January, the company “started in real earnest” to pitch the product to the kindergarten through college market, said Sahin.

So far, the startup has met with various New England area schools – a middle school in Plymouth, an elementary school in Duxbury, a high school in Lawrence, a charter school in Cambridge and Landmark College in Vermont – to introduce Empowered Brain, said Sahin.

This marks a turning point for Brain Power, which formed in October of 2013, said Sahin, as it plans to ramp up sales of its lead product, after spending years in research and development, testing software tools and conducting research for autism, brain injuries and other neurological conditions. The glasses and software packages were just released just in November of 2017.

Empowered Brain – formerly called Empower Me – costs schools around $2,000 up front with a subscription fee of around $30 a month, with prices varying depending on the size of the order. Unlike its home version, the educational software suite also includes a system to help teachers automatically generate evaluation reports required by law for special education students.

A student wears smart glasses with Brain Power software. Courtesy photo.

Targeting a slice of the education industry is a well-worn path for technology companies. Since its introduction about 8 years ago, the iPad has become a common tool in U.S. classrooms, including for special education students, and now Google Chromebooks are quickly becoming a head of the class, according to a recent report by Futuresource Consulting, which saw annual sales worldwide of mobile computers in the K-12 market reach 29.2 million units last year.

“The U.S. market has led the market over the past decade in getting mobile personal computers in the classroom,” said Ben Davis, a senior market analyst at U.K.-based Futuresource, where he leads the company’s research into computing tools in K-12 education markets globally.

Augmented reality and virtual reality technology are also becoming more widespread. The market for the two technologies in health care alone is expected to create some $3 billion in revenue in 2023 globally, according to ResearchAndMarkets.com.

But Glass’s vision of the future appears a bit foggier, and betting on smart glasses could be trickier. “It’s not something that’s really come on my radar,” said Davis, on a call from his office outside London this week, noting there are niche markets for the smart glasses, but that “it’s not sizable enough to write a report on.”

However, using the computerized spectacles makes sense, said Sahin, in part because they keep kids’ eyes up and alert, and they allow for “augmented reality.”

Also, this nontraditional approach of using Glass seems to fit Brain Power. In many ways, the company is not a traditional startup. An example: It received most of its early financial backing from government grants as opposed to venture capital groups.

Its main funding sources include a $400,000 grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs of the U.S. Military; a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to study traumatic brain injury; and around $140,000 in crowd funding. The company also has an undisclosed grant and partnership with Google, said Sahin, and it also recently entered a technology agreement with Amazon that will allow it to “scale up.”
In addition, the company has a partnership with Affectiva, an emotional artificial intelligence technology company.

An estimated one in 68 people are believed to have some form of autism, a condition causing social, communication and often behavioral difficulties, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Using artificial intelligence and special emotion-detecting technology, Brain Power’s applications include game-like programs such as one called Emotion Charades that aims to teach users to more easily identify and understand emotions while communicating with another person. Other programs use augmented reality technology to help people learn to manage transitioning from one place or situation to the next, and to help users improve their eye contact. Meanwhile, the software tracks the user’s performance, giving points for meeting goals, and measures movements, eye contact and focus.

The devices appear promising, said Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, a clinical professor of pediatrics and neurology at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. But, Dr. Zimmerman, who hasn’t tried Brain Power’s products but has reviewed the company’s website and promotional material at the request of a reporter, said “you have to take everything with a grain of salt.”

More research is needed to show the effectiveness of the software products, he said, adding, however, that the idea is intriguing and appears promising, especially for so-called high-function autistics.

“If they get enough evidence, they might be able to get support from insurance,” pointed out Dr. Zimmerman, noting this could help reduce costs for families and schools, which he felt sound “pricey.”

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<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Gift Ideas]]>Thu, 10 May 2018 17:19:51 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/flowers19.jpg

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday! Whether you're buying for your mom, a mom to be, your sister or a friend,  here are some gift ideas from local Southie businesses! Not only will you be picking up something special for your mom, you’ll be supporting local business. Really, it’s a win-win!

Let your love grow! Spoil mom with a beautiful arrangement of flowers from Market Floral Studio! Peonies, roses, or hydrangeas, the floral artists will create a gorgeous bouquet to give to your mom! Another fun idea for mom is to spruce up her stoop! Market Floral Studio can create pretty containers of spring flowers to line your front stoop or windows customized for the space and sunlight!

Warm & Cozy! Neatly Nested is fully stocked with thoughtful gift ideas. From adorable mugs and wine glasses, to serving trays, tea towels, candles and picture frames, Neatly Nested will make picking up a gift for mom super easy!

Hunt & Gather! If your mom likes unique, one of the kind gifts, then head to Covet! From luxe designer handbags to fun jewelry and accessories, you’ll find the perfect thing at Covet for mom!

TLC! Stop by The Beauty Bar and pick up a gift card for a hydrating facial, brow shaping or a blowout and give the gift of self-care! The Beauty Bar also has a great assortment of jewelry and accessories!

Sleek & Chic!Deirfiúr Home, Southie’s newest home furnishing and decor shop, has home accessories perfect for treating mom like pillows, artwork, pottery, rugs and unique gift items. Think cool picture frames, books, glassware and candles!

Namaste! If you’re mom loves to go with the flow – yoga that is – Eastside Yoga is having a flash sale in honor of mom! $70 for 5 classes (Expires 60 days from date of purchase). How about taking a class with mom on Mother’s Day? This special Mother’s Day Bootcamp class* is a total body workout to get moving before you celebrate your/your mom’s special day! Open class, for all levels, not just moms. Focus on strength, cardio, core and flexibility, and end class with a yummy mimosa and face mask! $20 cash drop in
Secure your spot online, pay in studio!

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<![CDATA[Amy Schumer Returns to 'SNL']]>Thu, 10 May 2018 17:08:47 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Amy_Schumer_Returns_to_SNL.jpg

Amy Schumer is hosting SNL for the second time this weekend and gives us a funny backstage tour of Studio 8H.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Dine Like a Royal]]>Thu, 10 May 2018 17:09:17 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Royal_Treatment.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford learns how to dine like a royal with easy etiquette tips from

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<![CDATA[Popular Boston Dive Bar Closing This Weekend]]>Thu, 10 May 2018 17:13:55 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/busstop.png

by Marc Hurwitz

Last month, we had reported that yet another Boston dive bar may eventually be shutting down, though at the time, it appeared that it would remain open for the time being. Now we have learned that the end is indeed near for the place.

According to a Facebook post from owner Joyce Hynds, the Bus Stop Pub in Allston is closing for good this Saturday (May 12), with Hynds saying that "Saying goodbye is always hard, however...it is time....We hope that we'll see you stop by in the next few days. Tomorrow is Prime Rib Thursday and Friday is Fish Day....We will miss every one, it is an end to an era!" Earlier, it had been noted that much of the property surrounding the bar was being looked at for development by Mugar Enterprises, based on a bldup.com page.

The address for the Bus Stop Pub is 252 Western Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134.

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<![CDATA[Casalinga in Boston's Haymarket Area Has Closed]]>Fri, 11 May 2018 08:04:54 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/casalinga.jpg

by Marc Hurwitz

An Italian eatery in downtown Boston that replaced a short-lived dining spot has also closed after a very short time in business.

According to a post from the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog, Casalinga on Hanover Street in the Haymarket area of the city is no longer in business, which seems to confirm a recent check on the place showing that it was locked up and dark during business hours. The restaurant, which debuted last October, had taken over the space where Lulu's Kitchen had been until April of 2017, with that place first opening in the fall of 2016.

Casalinga offered such options as pizza, ravioli, chicken parmigiana, risotto, gnocchi, an Italian sub, and more.

The address for this now-closed Italian spot in downtown Boston was: Casalinga, 151 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02109.

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Photo Credit: Facebook/Casalinga]]>