Tag Archives: boston

This chocolate pudding could be A+

I've called out food trucks before for obfuscating the name and content of common dishes, but when Mei Mei Street Kitchen put Sanguinaccio Dolce on the board, they helpfully, if bluntly, glossed it with "Taza chocolate, John Crow farm pigs blood." $2, what could possibly go wrong? If there's going to be blood in my dessert, I'd…
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Pop over to Clover for a popover

According to the Hobbits, second breakfast is the second most important meal of the day so when I found myself in Dewey Square one morning this week, it seemed only natural to get a food truck breakfast even though I had already eaten. I was tempted by Area Four's breakfast sandwich, but it seemed on…
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Free tree from a pocket park in a parking spot

In addition to National Poetry Month, April was also National Landscape Architecture Month. Who knew? Not I, that's who, at least not until the very last day of the month when I noticed that two parking spaces on Portland street had been converted into a temporary park on the sunny side of the street. I…
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Amazon book showroom in South Station may reopen

The ever-alert Boston Business Journal reports that Barbara’s Bestsellers has closed but might get a new lease on life - literally - in a smaller space in another part of the station. The 417 square foot book stall appears to have gone to the dark (roast) side for five times the rent paid by the bookseller.…
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Fast Movers at Slow Money Boston

Last night I dropped in at Greater Boston Slow Money's sixth Entrepreneur Showcase. As the organizers say, We will be bringing together investors, sustainable food entrepreneurs and leaders working together to rebuild our local food system. Learn about investment opportunities and how you can participate in rebuilding local economies based on the principles of soil fertility,…
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Three things you can count on in the South End

Great food, such as this plate of paper-thin finocchiona and chunks of pecorino tartufo with some pickled veggies at Cinquecento. Great art, such as Replicant Hybrid by Julia Csekö, on view at Laconia Gallery. Great public trasnit amenities, such as this self-serve heated bus stop shelter on the Silver line.  
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The sandwich that sleeps with the fishes

You know I like a good sandwich and a good story.  I was at Cafe Rustico in the Bullfinch Triangle pondering the menu and I noticed that all the sandwiches were pretty much named for their contents - pollo, rucola, meatball - but one was named for a fictional gangster, the Luca Brazi [sic].  I…
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Alley πilgrimage

So Thursday was Pi Day.  You know, because 3/14 looks like π which is 3.14 and more. We've been over much of this before. But this Pi Day I decided that I should visit Boston's Pi Alley at 1:59pm because that would be 3/14 1:59.  Yeah, slow news day, I know. Yes, Euclid, there is…
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The best little outhouse in Boston

Boston is a a city that lives in its past and gives directions with landmarks that used to be.  So with as little irony as possible, I ventured out for lunch with gourmand B to a shop trading on the name of an 18th Century English noble, newly installed in a former public restroom on…
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Annals of almost greatness: commuter rail tickets by mobile

Thanks to the alert folks at Universahub, I found out yesterday that you can buy Mass Bay Commuter Rail tickets with a mobile app on your iPhone or Android thingus, at least for the North side lines for now.  Naturally, I had to try it.  After all, I've got $6.44 left in my transit FSA…
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