Published by TheFoodMonkey on 31 Mar 2014

Taste of the Back Bay — April 3rd

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The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) will hold its 19th Annual Taste of the Back Bay on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, from 6:30-9:30 pm at the Prudential Skywalk. Come and sample some of the finest food and drink Boston has to offer. This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank in addition to NABB’s many community programs. Tickets are $75 members/ $85 non-members/ $100 day of event–though it’s best to buy early as tickets sell out quickly.

To order tickets, click here or call 617-247-3961.

Restaurants present will include:

Abe & Louie’s La Voile
Atlantic Fish L’Espalier
Bar Lola Lucca Back Bay
Bauer Wine & Spirits Mela
Boston Beer Company Met Back Bay
Brasserie JO OAK Long Bar & Kitchen
Bristol Lounge Patisserie on Newbury
Cafeteria Boston Papa Razzi
Capital Grille Piattini
City Table Post 390
DeLuca’s Market Precinct Kitchen & Bar
Eastern Standard Roost Bistro on Newbury
Forum Boston Sorellina
Georgetown Cupcake Stephanie’s on Newbury
Harpoon Brewery Still River Winery
Joe’s American Bar & Grill Summer Shack
Kashmir Top of the Hub
Kings Boston Towne Stove and Spirits
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Published by TheFoodMonkey on 14 Feb 2014

Taste of the South End – March 4th

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The AIDS Action Committee announces that the annual Taste of the South End will take place March 4th, 2014. Attendees will help a fantastic cause while enjoying small plate culinary creations from a myriad of the South End’s most vibrant restaurants including:

Addis Red Sea
Aquitaine Bar a vin Bistrot
Back Bay Harry’s
BoMA Bar + Restaurant
The Beehive
Cinquecento
Coppa
DAVIDsTEA
DaVinci Ristorante
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Estelle’s
El Centro
Fazenda Coffee Roasters

Five Horses Tavern

Flour Bakery + Cafe
Formaggio Kitchen South End
The Gallows
Gaslight Brasserie du Coin
Haley House Bakery and Café

 

Hamersley’s Bistro
Kitchen
Masa
Mela
Metropolis Cafe
Mistral
Myers + Chang
Orinoco
Petit Robert Bistro
Picco
Stella
Stephi’s on Tremont
Summer Shack*

Sweet Cheeks Q*

Toro
Tremont 647/Sister Sorel
Union Bar and Grille
Whole Foods Market

as of 2/6/2014

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll be experiencing:



Hope to see you there!

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Published by TheFoodMonkey on 08 Jan 2014

Return of the Schlow Burger at Via Matta

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Published by TheFoodMonkey on 26 Sep 2013

Monkeying Around: The Jungle Book at the Huntington Theater

 

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The Huntington Theater’s production of “The Jungle Book” blends the darkness of Rudyard Kipling’s original work with the good-hearted musicality of Walt Disney’s animated movie. Richard Sherman’s compositions for the original 1967 film have been jazzed up and reorchestrated for an ensemble consisting of 6 musicians playing traditional Indian instruments and 6 jazz musicians. The new orchestrations give the classic songs new musical textures without sacrificing what we love from the original score.

The result is a joyous, raucous, and engaging performance. Much of the evening’s production is a complete delight, leaving us grinning at the exploits of the irresistably cute Mowgli, bumbling Baloo the Bear, and kindhearted Bagheera the Panther.  Boardwalk Empire’s Kevin Carolan’s “Bare Necessities” featuring jazz solos from the orchestra is fantastic, and Andre de Shields’ “I Wanna Be Like You” is a crazy, over-the-top Act 1 closer.

Overall, the evening is completely enjoyable. This production delivers eye catching sets and intricate costumes to transport the audience members to the Indian jungle. Check out this high energy, spirit lifting production!

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Published by TheFoodMonkey on 15 Jun 2013

Unboxing the Kayem Box ‘o Meat

In honor of Father’s Day and the grilling that shall ensue across the land, the good folks from Kayem sent me a Kayem Box o’ Meat.

It arrived thusly:
kayem box o meat

These are the words that greeted me therein:

Kayem Box 'o Meat

Here is the contents of said Box ‘o Meat:

Kayem Box 'o Meat

And there was much rejoicing…

Kayem does offer this grilling tip, which goes against the conventional lore of grill-masters old:

Remember not to pierce the casing of your franks. Natural casing keeps in all the flavor of the dog, and piercing the casing allows the juiciness to drip out. That means tongs over forks, and no diagonal cuts!

Heed these words well.

 

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