About Town: Row 34

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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Summer is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate the season than by heading to Fort Point for some unique brews and outstanding bivalves!  Earlier this year the team behind Island Creek Oyster Bar and Eastern Standard opened Row 34, a “working man’s oyster bar”.  Although you won’t necessarily find the bar full with blue collar types, the restaurant does offer a great atmosphere and even better seafood.  Similar to ICOB, the decor features small elements that pay homage to the Island Creek Oyster farm in Duxbury.  The combination of steel, vintage subway tiles, exposed brick and reclaimed wood creates the perfect industrial-chic ambiance!

Row 34 Photo by Corinthian Events

While the furnishings are striking, the real star here is the menu.  Row 34’s namesake bivalve, an exclusive variety created by Island Creek, and the other East Coast oysters make for an excellent starting point.  The restaurant’s version of an oyster slider is perfectly fresh and light, with a lettuce cup replacing the usual brioche roll and pickled vegetables adding just the right amount of tang.   From clam shack classics to refined entrees, Row 34 has something for everyone.  Wash it all down with one of their extraordinary craft beers, and you’re sure to have a meal to remember!

Sample beer list from February 2014

For more information visit http://row34.com/.

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Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Show!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Chestnut Hill The Street Davios Cucina

$20 for a movie ticket might sound extreme – we practically fell off our chairs when we heard Boston’s newest theater would be charging that much.  However, after experiencing this new world of luxury movie-going, we are hooked!

Showcase SuperLux, the swanky new theater in Chestnut Hill’s The Street, offers top shelf treatment in the form of plush leather seats, restaurant quality “in-your-seat” dining, and exceptional service.  With each $20 LuxLite ticket you’ll receive a $5 food/beverage voucher that can be used towards anything on the menu – we suggest a cocktail or chips and guacamole.  Gourmet snacks are definitely a treat but considering the ever-increasing length of feature films, the incredibly comfortable seats are really what makes the ticket well worth the price.  Recline, put your feet up, and be prepared to think about movie-going in a whole new way!

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About Town: Frost Ice Bar

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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At 21 degrees, Boston’s new Frost Ice Bar is definitely the “coolest” place in town!  Located in Faneuil Hall, it’s the only ice bar in New England and the largest permanent ice bar in the world.

Last month the CE team had the opportunity to preview the space.  After donning insulated capes and winter gloves, we were ready to brave the chilly temperature and enjoy some icy cocktails.  Inside, everything from walls to couches to cups is made completely of ice, and signature cocktails and decor are all Boston themed.  The whole experience is fun and unique, albeit a little on the cold side.  Guests are allotted 45 minutes per visit, however, after 30 minutes we were definitely ready to let ourselves thaw out.

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Some of our favorite elements were the larger-than-life chandelier and Swan Boat replica – both made completely of ice of course.

Corinthian Events Out and About

Frost Ice Bar is open seven days a week from 12:oo pm – 10:oo pm.  To find out more or purchase advance tickets, please visit their website.

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About Town: The Scoop on Boston Restaurant Week

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Restaurant Week Boston is officially right around the corner!  The two week long foodie fest runs from August 18th – 23rd and 25th – 30th with over 200 of Boston’s best restaurants offering amazing lunch and dinner options at a great price: 2-course lunches for $15.13, 3-course lunches for $20.13, and 3-course dinners for $38.13. Held bi-annually, Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to try restaurants that are out of your comfort zone and/or budget.   We’ve been scouring the menus and making reservations;  here are some of our top picks and tips on how you can make the most of these tasty prix fixe menus!

Prix Fixe GBCVB Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tips:

  • Do your research! Besides being able to see most of the menus on http://www.restaurantweekboston.com/, you can also peruse the Boston Restaurant Week blog to find insider tips such as which restaurants are offering vegetarian or gluten-free menus and where you can find drink specials to go along with the dinner deals.
  • Bang for your buck! We love lunching… and Restaurant Week is the perfect time to do it.  A 3-course lunch for $20.13 is a bargain you can’t beat and since most restaurants usually offer similar food on their lunch and dinner prix fix you’ll get even more for your money.
  • Make a reservation! Restaurant Week is a popular and well known occurrence so reservations tend to fill up quickly.  If you come across a place you are dying to try head to Open Table and scoop up a spot before they are all gone!

Recommendations:

  • Aragosta Bar and Bistro – It’s hard to beat the waterfront view at this Mediterranean-Italian restaurant at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.  Add a scrumptious looking menu (lobster bisque with lobster knuckles and sweet corn ravioli… we’re already drooling) and you’ve found a prime spot to enjoy lunch or dinner!
  • Cinquecento – This newer Roman Trattoria in the South End would be the perfect location for a romantic Restaurant Week date night!  The restaurant has quickly become a hot spot due to its simple yet delicious Italian food – the Cacio e Peppe or grilled local swordfish are calling our name.
  • Menton – Although not officially participating in Restaurant Week, this Fort Point favorite is going rogue and will be offering a three course prix fixe for $58 and a five course chef’s tasting menu for $78.  With famed Barbara Lynch at the helm and Kristen Kish (she won Top Chef Season 10) in the kitchen we suggest you make a reservation immediately, especially since their usual prix fixe and tasting menu cost $95 and $155 respectively.

With over 200 options you’re sure to find a menu that makes your taste buds tingle!  What restaurants are you planning to try?

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