BOSTON – A new dining option, Blake’s Kitchen + Bar, is now open at 276 Friend St. for breakfast and dinner daily. Owned by Atit Jariwala, it serves a menu of rich flavors and fresh ingredients such as a clambake with chorizo sausage and corn, lobster rolls, and burgers with hot Italian pickles in an English pub style ambience in this city’s West End.
In addition to traditional breakfast offerings such as farm fresh eggs with Applewood smoked bacon or avocado toast, French toast, stone cut oatmeal and local granola and yogurt, it offers lobster benedict with organic eggs, Piantedosi English muffin, and fresh lobster ($18). Rich flavors and fresh ingredients make up the menu items which include burgers with hot Italian pickles, a clambake with chorizo sausage and corn, and lobster Benedict, among other dishes according to the owner, Atit Jarawala.
Besides In addition to five Fazenda coffee offerings, Blake’s serves a Bloody Mary as well as Night Shift Brewing’s Awake Coffee Porter. Visit http://www.blakesboston.com.
Check out the performers in the 16th annual Banned In Boston event, scheduled for Friday, May 3 starting with a cocktail reception at Landsdowne Pub, 9 Landsdowne St. downtown at 7:45 p.m. Tickets ($250 apiece) are available from http://www.rehersalforlife.org/attendbannedinboston.
In 2017, the Freelance Players and Urban Improv together under the umbrella name Rehearsal for Life, unifying the programs in their continued commitment to using theater as a vehicle for social change. Rehearsal for Life’s mission is to strengthen young people’s social and emotional skills for every stage in life, though dialogue, creativity and performance. To learn more about Rehearsal for Life or to support the organization and its programs, visit http://www.rehearsalforlife.org.
Robert Mondavi founded Woodbridge Winery in 1979 near his early home as a child in California. His goal was to craft “fine wines” for everyday drinking. This wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon, offers notes of blackberry and dark cherry with suggestions of toast and spice as well. Wine, he says, is “passion” to him, along with “family and friends, warmth of heart and generosity of spirit.” It’s a moderately priced wine that makes an ordinary meal extraordinary.
Sanguis Christi 2002 Cahors
This lovely Malbec has a distinctive nose of black fruits from Cahors in southwest France, It is dark and rich with spicy notes of black cherry and hints of cedar. Flavorful and distinctive, it complements meats well and offers its unique notes to the meal.
The Select Oyster event for No Kids Hungry is scheduled to take place on February 20th at the Boston restaurant. You won’t want to miss it – great food from talented participating chefs, lovely location and an important cause to support.
Join Select Oyster Bar in the Back Bay for a special event from Chef Michael Serpa, supporting Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry.
The four-course dinner from Serpa on Feb. 20th brings in a few top chef friends, Tiffani Faison (Sweet Cheeks, Tiger Mama, Fool’s Errand & the upcoming Orfando), Will Gilson (Puritan & Co., Puritan Trading Company, The Herb Lyceum), John daSilva (Chickadee), with Serpa, owner of Select Oyster Bar and Grand Tour, a bistro coming to Newbury Street in the Back Bay later this year.
The crew will pop with Island Creek Oysters kicking off the dinner, followed by a course from each chef. Wines focus on some of the best progressive producers in the country Banshee Wines, Arnot-Roberts, Scribe, Pax & Wind Gap, Fausse Piste, Sandhi and Cruse Wine Co. More will be available by the glass to allow guests to pair each course to their liking.
Menus will be marked with suggested wines for the various courses from each producer. The event is limited to one seating at $125 per guest. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs thru 9:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry. The restaurant is located at 50 Gloucester St. in the Back Bay. hosts event for Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Tony Maws,
who first opened Craigie on Main a decade ago, is celebrating with turning his
bar into COMB, celebrating the casual side of Craigie with servers in jeans and
an exclusive a la carte menu all its own.
The menu will offer “elevated
bistro fare” plus snacks and spreads. Among the dishes will be fried onion
rings, herbed goat cheese, pork rillettes, a Turkish-spiced stew with Maine
mussels and garbanzo beans, and house-made squid ink Mafalde pasta with ham and
hedgehog mushroom ragout, all priced from $6-$18.
Additionally, Maws plans
Buffalo Sundays, kicking off January 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. , priced at $40 and
including a beer and unlimited Buffalo bites.
Rosés used to be thought of as Summer sippers. Today, however, they’ve moved into the year-round scene in a big way. We look at three that we found to be worthy of sipping whether the weather is hot, cold or in-between!
Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé – Georges DuBoeuf 2018 The fruit for this wines comes from some 200 producers, partners, Chief Winemaker Denis Lapalus says, who “give us their baby and we raise it.” This vintage is less acidic than those of earlier years, he points out, calling it “classic and balanced.” Mulderbosch 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé– The grapes for this wine come from “specially farmed vineyards” and the wine is fresh and aromatic with hints of fresh watermelon, strawberries and cherries. It’s 12.5% ABV. The wine receives “cool fermentation with aromatic yeasts” and has fresh fruitiness. It received three starts in Patten’s SA Wines and is the color of sliced watermelon, it’s winemaker says. The final product offers hints of cherries, strawberries and white peach. Dark Horse 2017 Rosé from California is dry, crisp and bright, a “fruit forward Provence style wine,” the San Modesto,CA winemaker declares. The wine is 13.5 % ABV, available in cans and bottles.