We’re doubling up for our first, free +1 Series show of 2017. See alternative-rockers-for alternative-energy Trapdoor Social, supported by Texas rock band White Label Analog at Paddy O’s in Faneuil Hall on Saturday, February 25. Doors at 7, 21+, presented by Shock Top, powered by Rental Beast. Click here to RSVP.
Nico and Michael from the band Jack Romanov came in this morning to talk to me about tonight’s ACLU Benefit at the Cambridge Elks. Click “more” for all the details, including the full lineup and my chat with Nico and Michael. More
The Red Sox will retire number 34 in honor of David Ortiz. The hype leading up to the Patriots and Falcons in next week’s Super Bowl will include no fewer than 237,973 mentions of the fact that Matt Ryan went to Boston College. It’s fun to ski through the trees. Sports with Eric Wilbur. More
Executive Chef David Bazirgan from Bambara at The Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge joined me this morning. Chef Bazirgan is from Newbury, MA and his new dinner and dessert menus draw from his more than 25 years in the restaurant industry and are inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean. More
Chad Finn is punchy after a day home with his “sick” kid.” Marcus Smart got punchy during last night’s Celtics loss. The Patriots punched their ticket to the Super Bowl. Something-something-Hall of Fame-punch-something. More
Best. Aprés. Yet. More
Il Molo Owner Donato Frattaroli and Bar Manager Luke Collier were in this morning to talk brunch and dollar oysters, among other things. Il Molo means “the pier,” which is fitting, as the Frattarolis focus on the freshest, locally-sourced seafood. More
Our one-off feature from 2016 becomes a monthly occurrence in 2017. More
The RESPOND Chili Cook Off is this Thursday, January 26 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at the Holiday Inn in Somerville. Funds benefit RESPOND, New England’s oldest domestic violence agency, which provides life-saving services, awareness and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence. I spoke with Jessica Brayden from respond and Amanda Mayo from Just Add Cooking, who made us a delicious chili.
“It’s never been more important that we stick together and take care of each other. Love, Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire” More