Thumbs down to the grilled cheese sandwiches at Wild Willy’s in Watertown Square. Wild Willy’s has above average burgers and fries. However, their grilled cheese is not great. They don’t use real bread! They use a hamburger bun, and put the pieces of the bun upside down. Then they don’t even cut it in half. And it’s $2.50! Rip off! I should have just gotten a burger.
The ice cream they use there, Gifford’s, is tasty ice cream, but in my scoop of what would have been yummy chocolate ice cream, there were chunks of ice and freezer burn. Not cool.
Get some normal bread for your grilled cheese, Willy! And do something about that abundance of freezer burn!Filed under Greater Boston (General), Greater Boston Restaurants, Things to do in the Boston Area, food | Comment (0)
Russo’s at 560 Pleasant St in Watertown is the best. I love that place. They have reasonably priced produce, a great bakery section, yummy premade foods, and all sorts of Italian foods. I’m going to go there in a little bit to buy some stuff for lunch!Filed under Uncategorized, food, shopping | Comment (0)
I really like Donahue’s in h20-town. My sister and her boyfriend are in town from California, and they wanted to go to an Irish-type pub…so we took them there.
It’s a cute place, with an extensive menu…their shepherd’s pie is really tasty. They also have pretty good deals for lunch and weekday nights. Good stuff, and a decent beer selection as well. I believe they also have karaoke some nights…might have to try that out, but my heart still belongs to the Tin Alley Grill for Wednesday night karaoke.Filed under Greater Boston (General), Greater Boston Restaurants, Things to do in the Boston Area | Comment (0)
Deluxe Town Diner, you continue to be DA BOMB!
My friend Bev and I went to DTD to grab some quick dinner. It was slightly mobbed for a Sunday evening, and the waitress took forever to take our order. And when she came with our food, she forgot my potato salad. However, she was really kind and apologetic…she did not charge me for the potato salad.
AND…we were given two free cupcakes! I assume these were Cosmo’s Cupcakes (the folks at DTD also have an ice cream/cupcake shop down the street) and they were not only the cutest little cupcakes ever, but very tasty!
I’ll continue to be a customer at DTD, and now I am eager to go to Cosmo’s to try some more cupcakes. Not enough places make cupcakes these days.
Mmm…those cupcakes made me tired though. Time to veg out while in my carb coma.Filed under Greater Boston (General), Greater Boston Restaurants, Things to do in the Boston Area, food | Comment (0)
Custom Deluxe — jazzy type stuff
Confucius Says… — Grateful Dead covers + more
Wyld Type Hybrid — acoustic rock
The Reel Bar 477 Cambridge St. in Allston @ 8PMFiled under Greater Boston (General), Music, Things to do in the Boston Area | Comments (2)
The Beantown Pub in Boston, Mass is the only place where a person can drink a cold Sam Adams beer, while looking at a cold Sam Adams. The cemetary in which Sam Adams is buried lies right across the street from the pub. Also in this cemetary are John Winthrop, Ben Franklin’s family (minus him), Elizabeth Goose (more commonly known as Mother Goose), the five victims from the Boston Massacre, and basically anybody who was anybody from Boston in the 18th century.
Most of Boston lies on landfill. Only a small percentage is original land from when it was once a peninsula. If it is hilly, it is original, if it is wide and flat, it is new.
So far in the $14.6 billion “Big Dig” enough steel has been used to create a one inch think rod that would fit around the equator.
Enough cement has been used to create a sidewalk from Boston to San Fransisco and back…30 times.Filed under Greater Boston (General) | Comment (0)
Sorry to all the folks who read my livejournal…because you saw this posted there the other day.
Anyway, I’m moving to Newton in about a month, and I looked Newton, up on Wikipedia. Lots of interesting tidbits about Newton…
-The Fig Newton cookie is named after the city.
-The Stanley Steamer automobile was manufactured in Newton.
-Based on statistics reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newton was the nation’s safest city during 2003 and 2004.
-The Jackson Homestead, now The Newton History Museum at the Jackson Homestead, was once a farmhouse in the Federal style built in Newton in 1809. It is now a museum with paintings, costumes, photographs, manuscripts, maps and historical artifacts. It was also a stop on the underground railroad.
* Russell Banks, prolific writer, was born in Newton in 1940.
* Edward W. Brooke, Massachusetts attorney general (1962-1966) and U.S.
Senator (1966-1978), was the first black senator to be elected by popular vote and lived in Newton for many years.
* Thomas Bulfinch, bank clerk and author of the famous Age of Fable, was born in Newton in 1796.
* Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, was born in Newton in 1941.
* Jack Lemmon, Oscar-winning actor, was born in Newton in 1925.
* Matt LeBlanc, of the sitcom Friends, was born in Newton in 1967.
* Robert Morse, actor, was born in Newton in 1931.
* Anne Sexton, poet and writer, was born in Newton in 1928.
* Ephraim Williams, Colonel in the colonial militia during the French and Indian War and benefactor of Williams College was born in Newton in 1715.
* Howard Zinn, radical historian and author of A People’s History of the United States, lives in Newton.
* Seiji Ozawa, retired director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, lived in Newton.
* Julie Taymor, director of the acclaimed Broadway adaptation of *The Lion King was born in Newton.
* Mark Sandman, (1952-1999) singer/songwriter/poet and member of the alternative rock band Morphine was born in Newton.
Hey Bostonians! Come to Harper’s Ferry this Friday to seeVelvet Elvis! They’re an Elvis Presley cover band and my friend Jeff is the drummer. So come see ‘em if you can. :-) They are lots of fun and Harper’s Ferry is a cool venue.
And now for another night of karaoke at The Tin Alley Grill!Filed under Greater Boston (General), Music, Things to do in the Boston Area | Comment (0)
Last night at the Cantab Lounge was great, as it always is on Monday evenings. For those into acoustic music, it’s definitely a fun place to be. It’s a mix of old and young folkies…Matt and our dear friend Brian perform there regularly. There’s usually an amazing amount of talent, and some people use it to promote other music projects, so it’s a great way to learn about other local bands and musicians. And much to the excitement of my hot dog lovin’ boyfriend, two bucks will get you a hot dog with fries. Three bucks will upgrade that hot dog to a chili dog.Filed under Greater Boston (General), Music, Things to do in the Boston Area | Comment (0)