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17th Annual Taste of the South End - 3/6

2/29/2012 08:39:00 PM 0 Responses
17th Annual Taste of the South End
Showcases Boston’s Hottest Restaurant Neighborhood
2012 Event Includes Samplings from 40 Celebrated South End Chefs

AIDS Action Committee announces that the 17th annual Taste of the South End will take place Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Attendees will enjoy small plate culinary creations from at least 40 of the South End’s most vibrant restaurants. The popular event will also feature live cooking demonstrations, a silent auction and raffle, extensive wine tasting and beer sampling. Taste of the South End takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama at 539 Tremont Street in Boston. Tickets are $95; VIP admission is $150. Proceeds benefit AIDS Action.

“Taste of the South End is a fun and festive way to spend an evening out in Boston. Our guests get to meet some of the city’s most talented chefs and sample their finest gourmet offerings,” said Rebecca Haag, president and CEO of AIDS Action. “But best of all, this night out supports the critical work AIDS Action does in combating the epidemic by eliminating new infections, improving the health of those already infected, and attacking the root cause of HIV/AIDS. Our work has contributed to the state’s reduction of new HIV diagnoses by 54 percent since 1999, which will save Massachusetts more than $2 billion in health care costs related to treating HIV.”

“We look forward to Taste every year. We catch up with our fellow South End restaurant friends and mingle with our customers outside of the bakery and restaurant,” said Joanne Chang, pastry chef and owner of Flour Bakery + Café. “But most importantly, we help raise money and awareness for AIDS Action by doing what we love—making delicious food.”

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Lady Gaga Coming to Boston - 3/29

2/28/2012 08:25:00 PM 0 Responses
Lady Gaga is coming to  Boston tomorrow (Wednesday).  And Sweet is celebrating:

In honor of Lady Gaga’s Wednesday visit to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education to unveil her Born This Way Foundation, Sweet creates the Be Sweet cupcake with custom-made Lady Gaga and inspirational word edible fondant toppers atop an assortment of flavors like vanilla, chocolate and red velvet.

100% of the proceeds of Be Sweet cupcakes sold at Sweet’s Harvard Square location on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, will go to the singer’s non-profit Foundation. Prices are $4.25/each, $48/dozen and $64/for 16. After February 29, Be Sweet cupcakes will be available by special order online until March 29, 2012.

Sweet Harvard Square
Zero Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-CAKE (2253)

Click (here) to visit the Born This Way Foundation website.

Click (here) to visit the Sweet website.

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Free: Tix To Comedy Tapings @ Royale - 2/28 to 3/1

2/27/2012 09:12:00 PM 0 Responses
Comedy Central Invades Boston For Three Days Of Comedy Tapings!

Comedy Central's New Series

Shows are taping at The ROYALE
279 Tremont St. Boston MAP

February 28th-March 1st, 2012
Two Shows Nightly - 7:15PM and 9:15PM

See fantastic comedy veterans and rising stars tape their half hour specials for Comedy Central. Comedy Central is shining the spotlight on some of the funniest and most unique comedians out there today with a new stand-up series filmed in Boston -- THE HALF HOUR. The best part is you get two comedians per show for an hour of stand-up heaven while the TV audience gets THE HALF HOUR. Join Joe Mande, Rory Scovel, Jesse Popp, David O'Doherty, Michael Palascak, Garfunkel & Oates (Kate Micucci & Riki Lindholm), Neal Brennan, Na'im Lynn, Brendon Walsh, Nick Vatterott, Maronzio Vance and Theo Von as they tear up The Royale in their first Comedy Central solo specials. We know they will leave Bostonians begging for more. You can check the shows out for free as a special gift from Comedy Central.

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Raw Boston Presents Stimulus - 3/8

2/26/2012 08:57:00 PM 0 Responses
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Sting! XII @ The Beehive - 2/27

2/22/2012 09:04:00 PM 0 Responses
On Monday, February 27th, 2012, from 6:00PM - 8:30PM, The Beehive's co-owner and resident curator Jennifer Epstein will host the 12th installment in The Beehive's continuing art series entitled, Sting! XII: Boston Contemporary. This installment welcomes 13 artists selected by the Boston Contemporary Group (BCG) whose members include Camilo Alvarez of Samsøn, Anthony Greaney of the Anthony Greaney Gallery, Russell LaMontagne of LaMontagne Gallery and Steven Zevitas of the Steven Zevitas Gallery. BCG was formed to support an environment in Boston for critically relevant contemporary art. BCG will use this exhibit at The Beehive to bring awareness to their group as well as to launch their new website hosted by Gallerist, the event’s sponsor, a New York based company revolutionizing the way people interact with art.


Erik Benjamins
Greg Hayes
Wayne Stokes
John C. Gonzales
Maria Molteni
Zsuzsanna Szegedi
Mike Szegedi
Holly Coulis
Kim Faler
Boru O’Brien O’Connell
Jeff Perrott
Daniela Rivera
Michael Krueger
Ben Sloat
Jered Sprecher

Performances by:

Funk, soul queen Sarah Brindell will bring her sultry and melodious blend of Soul, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Reggae, Pop and R&B that captivates audiences around the world. Also joining us artist Erik Benjamins who will present a textual intervention within The Beehive’s dinner and drink menus for this evening only. Erik is a graduate student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts who explores the choreography of the performing, culinary and visual arts, teasing the relationship between the home and away place.

Join us for an evening at The Beehive with great food, cool art, and a special live musical performance by the Sarah Brindell beginning at 6:00PM.

WHERE: The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 | P. 617.423.0069
WHEN: Monday, February 27th, 2012, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Photo Credit:

Ben Sloat, still from MJ Walking (video animation)
courtesy of Steven Zevitas Gallery


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All the Toys You Can Fit for $40 @ Magic Bean

2/22/2012 08:57:00 PM 1 Response
This actually works out really well.  My friends Tim & Sandy just had a baby daughter and I've been trying to think of something to get for her.  This way, I can just get a bunch of stuff ... my default was originally to just get that FAO Schwarz puppy.

WHO: Savvy Boston area parents flock to Magic Beans, owned by local mom and dad Sheri and Eli Gurock, to find a mix of new and classic toys and gear as well as hands on access to top-rated strollers from Bugaboo, Maclaren, Stokke, UPPAbaby, and more. With 5 locations throughout the Boston area, Magic Beans is the area’s one stop shop for high quality products.

WHAT: For $40, customers can take part in Magic Beans’ legendary “Blue Bag Sale” and stuff as many clearance baby toys, builder sets, crafts, apparel, travel accessories, baby care, games and more into their Magic Beans blue shopping bag as can fit. Customers routinely walk out with $100 (and often more) worth of toys and more!

WHEN: One day only! Monday, February 27, 2012. Sale Begins at 3:00 PM.

WHERE: All Five Magic Beans locations: Hingham, Brookline, Boston, Wellesley, Cambridge.

I bet I can fit more than $100 worth of stuff in a bag.

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Presale: Counting Crows or Passion Pit - 2/23

2/21/2012 08:24:00 PM 0 Responses
Funny story, I was dating a girl just recently that was a fan of Passion Pit, so I was on the lookout for tickets the entire time.  Today, I get an email about their pre-sale this Thursday and I'm not longer dating her.  Sooo, no Passion Pit tix, this time around.  Ok, I guess that wasn't very funny after all....

Click (here) to get Passion Pit tickets.

Click (here) to get Counting Crows tickets.

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5th Annual Leap Into Spring - 2/24

2/20/2012 06:58:00 PM 0 Responses
Five Year Anniversary of Anthem Entertainment’s Annual “A Leap Into Spring Fashion” Event

Proceeds to Benefit the UMASS Boston Emerging Leaders Program

Anthem Entertainment, a Boston-based marketing, and event agency, is pleased to announce the five year anniversary of its annual “A Leap Into Spring Fashion” event. This year’s event will be held at Down Ultra Lounge and proceeds will benefit the UMASS Boston Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program is an amazing organization dedicated to developing new leadership in Boston with a specific emphasis on intersecting the non-profit, government, arts, and for-profit sectors to more robustly develop the Boston area, solve civic problems, and provide more opportunity to all of the areas citizens.

Multiple fashion shows throughout the evening will feature the latest styles from local designers: Eileen Apelian and Julie Kontos with jewelry available from Stella + Dot. There will be superb raffle and auction items, passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar for all. Come support a great cause at this high energy, high class event that is sure to be a spectacular night!

Friday, February 24th, 2012
6:00PM – 9:30PM

Down Ultra Lounge
184 High St.
Boston, MA

The event is open to the public. Limited tickets will be available at the door. VIP: $10 in advance, $20 @ door.

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Mardi Gras @ The Beehive - 2/21

2/15/2012 09:15:00 PM 0 Responses

The Beehive Celebrates 5th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration in Authentic New Orleans Style!

WHAT: Laissez les bons temps rouler!" is a Cajun expression meaning "Let the good times roll!" It strongly conveys the "joie de vivre" ("joy of living") attitude of The Beehive’s 5th Annual Mardi Gras celebration being held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012. The South End hot spot has spared no expense in making this year’s festivities as authentic as possible. Diners and party go’er’s can look forward to the groovin’ gumbo sounds of Danny Heath and Wali Ali, which will keep the crowd singing and swinging all night long!

Further indulge in Chef Rebecca Newell's Cajun inspired à la carte specials featuring authentic NOLA-style dishes. Finish your meal off with a big old Hurricane and you’ll be ready to hit the dance floor! Come for dinner, come for the music and cocktails…come to see what “New Orleans Style” is all about! There is no cover charge for this event. Regular menu served in addition to all special items. Reservations recommended.

WHERE: The Beehive, 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 | P. 617.423.0069
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, 5:00PM – 2:00AM. Live music from 7:30PM – 12:00PM
INFO: No cover charge, cash bar, à la carte specials and cocktails!

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More Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Options

2/13/2012 10:09:00 PM 0 Responses
Aura at the Seaport Hotel – One Seaport Lane, Boston – 617.385.4300
February 11th, 14th – 18th: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Three-course prix fixe: $100 per couple

For six nights, Aura at the Seaport Hotel will prepare a Valentine’s Day feast for couples featuring a decadent choice of three starters, four entrees, and three desserts. For starters, guests will have the following options: Warm Beet & Celery Root Salad (goat cheese fondue, aged balsamic, micro arugula); Potato Leek Soup (truffle oil, fine herbs); or, Raw Bar for Two (shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half-shell, little necks, cocktail sauce, fennel mignonette, horseradish aioli). For entrees, choose between: Roasted Statler Chicken Breast (creamy polenta, Taleggio cheese, Tuscan kale, pomegranate demi); Grilled Shoulder Tenderloin of Beef (wild mushroom bread pudding, rapini, foie gras butter); Pan Roasted Scallops (Applewood smoked bacon, potato puree, crispy Brussels sprouts, maple beurre blanc); or, Vegetarian Option (roasted garlic and thyme custard, maitake mushrooms, currant jam). For dessert, Aura will serve a choice of the following savory selections: Chocolate Molten Cake (mint chocolate chip ice cream, lemon confit); Trio of Dessert (for two – chocolate raspberry heart, espresso crème brûlée, vanilla cheesecake); or, Crème Caramel (gingered pineapple, candied hazelnuts).

BOKX 109 American Prime at Hotel Indigo – 399 Grove Street, Newton – 617.454.3399
February 10th & 11th: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; February 12th, 13th & 14th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Three-course prix fixe: $65 per person

Located in Hotel Indigo, BOKX 109 American Prime’s Jarrod Moiles will be serving up a customizable three-course prix-fixe menu for the five nights leading up to Valentine’s Day. For starters, choose between: Scallop Crudo (pomegranate, radish, jalapeno, scallion, lemon); Grilled Linguica (cannelloni bean ragout, goat cheese, port wine butter); or, Lobster Pizette (garlic aioli, brie cheese, asparagus, Andouille sausage). For entrees, guests will choose from the following options: Roasted Half Duck (blackberry brandy caramel, drunken berries, braised bok choy); Shrimp & Scallop Risotto (pancetta, leeks, tomato, herb salad); or, Cast Iron Seared Brandt Tenderloin (oyster fritto, arugula, shallot, bacon). To finish off the feast, indulge in Goat Cheese Panna Cotta (hot dark chocolate sauce, fresh strawberry), or Deconstructed White Chocolate Cake (raspberry jam, toasted almond).

Haru – 55 Huntington Avenue, Boston – 617.536.0770
February 14th from 5:00pm – 12:00am
Dinner for-two: $90 per couple (includes two glasses of sparkling wine)

Haru will serve up a customizable prix fixe for-two this Valentine’s Day. For the first course, there are five options for each guest to choose from: Symphony Roll; Red or Pink Rose; Trio of Fish Tacos; King Crab Dumplings; and, Chicken or Beef Yakitori. Moving on, enjoy Miso Soup or a Field Green Salad. For entrees, there are six decadent choices: Grilled Spicy Garlic Shrimp; Sushi; Sashimi; Chicken Teriyaki; Salmon Teriyaki; and, Hime. For dessert, indulge in Japanese Mochi Ice Cream or Cinnamon Gelato. Each guest will also sip on a glass of sparkling wine.

Legal Harborside – 270 Northern Avenue, Boston – 617.477.2900
February 9th – 14th beginning at 5:30pm
Six-course tasting menu: $75 per person

Legal Harborside will host its first Valentine’s Day celebration by featuring a six-course menu specially designed for the occasion. For six nights, guests will indulge in this romance-inspired chef’s tasting while overlooking the scenic Boston Harbor. This menu is available on the second floor of Legal Harborside and will be presented as follows: French Kiss Oysters on the Half Shell (champagne mignonette foam); Roasted Beet Salad (dried cherry, candied pistachio, fresh chevre); Hiramasa Tiradito (hearts of palm, heirloom radish, pink pepper); Pan Roasted Diver Scallops (truffled celery root, lambs lettuce); Duet of Beef (seared tenderloin and braised short rib, marrow toast and parsnip); and, Passion Fruit Cheesecake.

Strega Waterfront - One Marina Park Drive, Boston – 617.345.3992
February 10th - 14th from 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Three-course tasting menu: $65 per person ($85 per person with wine pairings)

Strega Waterfront will offer a customizable Chef’s Tasting Menu for the five nights leading up to Valentine’s Day. For appetizers, guests will have their choice of three selections: Oysters ‘Rockefeller’ (sautéed spinach, parmesan, seasoned Italian bread crumbs, garlic lemon aioli); Spinach Salad (crispy pancetta, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, candied pistachios, champagne vinaigrette); or, Roasted ‘Heart-Shaped’ Beet Salad (ricotta hazelnut, organic local honey). Moving onto entrees, four options will be available: Oven Roasted Porchetta (pork loin stuffed with ham, Fontina cheese, spinach and mushrooms); ‘Heart-Shaped’ Lobster Ravioli (vodka cream sauce); Grilled Swordfish (lemon, white wine, caper sauce); or, Braised Short Ribs (homemade pappardelle with lobster and peas). For dessert, choose between Chef Sal’s Famous Tiramisu (espresso-soaked lady fingers, fresh mascarpone) or a Chocolate Chip Cannoli (filled with fresh chocolate chips and ricotta). Optional wine pairings are also available.

Woodward at AMES – One Court Street, Boston – 617.979.8200
February 13th – 19th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Three-course tasting menu: $65 per person (includes glass of champagne)

Over seven nights, Woodward at AMES will serve up a customizable three-course prix fixe to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Complete with a glass of champagne, Woodward invites you to warm up by the fireplace and indulge your palate. For starters, guest will have their choice between: Fig & Lambs Lettuce Salad (speck, smoked goat cheese, balsamic); and, Southern Fried Oysters (spicy cornmeal, radish remoulade). For main courses, there are three options: Grilled Rainbow Trout (radicchio, baby fennel, caper beurre blanc); Seared Duck Breast (parmesan polenta, root vegetables, fine herb puree); or, Minted Parisian Gnocchi (braised lamb belly, maitake mushrooms, Brussels sprout leaves). For dessert, options include: Chocolate Bread Pudding (vanilla crème fraiche, hazelnuts, honeycomb); or, Semolina Olive Oil Cake (blood orange curd, fresh berries, elderflower).

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Valentine's Day @ The InterContinental

2/13/2012 09:55:00 PM 0 Responses
It's been a really long time since I've celebrated Valentine's Day.  Let me think ... I think it was maybe 2008.  So these next posts are for all the procastinators, I know you're out there.  Haven't thought of what to do yet tonight?  I'm going to dig through my emails and post every Valentine's one I find - until I lose interest and goto bed.  Consider it my community service for the week. 

So to kick it off, I start with my favorite hotel & hotel bar - The InterContinental. 

RumBa's specialty 'Pucker Up' Valentine's cocktail would be a perfect option. 'Pucker Up' incorporates Belle de Brillet Pear Brandy, lime juice, Grenadine and La Marca Prosecco.

Miel is also offering a Valentine's Day Menu available Sat., Feb. 11 through Tues., Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. A romantic waterfront destination overlooking the Fort Point Channel, Miel offers a Provence glow setting an amorous atmosphere for diners' special night. Chef de Cuisine David Chinta has crafted this special 5-course menu for only $75/person (additional $20 for wine pairing) that diners are sure to fall in love with from Grilled Loup de Mer to Venison Wellington. Reservations are highly recommended as bookings are filling quickly. To reserve a table, call Miel at 617.217.5151.

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Qdoba: I Will Kiss A Stranger For A Burrito - 2/14

2/12/2012 09:00:00 PM 0 Responses
Seriously.  I don't have any plans for Tuesday, so if you see a random dashingly handsome Asian guy loitering at your local Qdoba, it's possibly me.  MMmmMM taco flavored kisses .....  (Southpark reference - youtube it)

Qdoba Mexican Grill®, known for its wide variety of handcrafted, fresh and innovative Mexican cuisine, is encouraging its guests to share the love again this February 14th with the return of its popular BOGO for a Kiss Valentine’s Day promotion. Qdoba guests who purchase one entrée at any participating Qdoba restaurant on Valentine’s Day and then share a kiss with a significant other, friend, family member or even an understanding stranger at the cash register will receive a second entrée of equal or lesser value for free.

No coupon is required. All guests need to participate is a pair of lips and a willing smooching partner!

“Last year we debuted our BOGO for a Kiss Valentine’s Day promotion and thousands of Qdoba guests lined up to share a smooch and receive a great Qdoba offer in return,” said Karen Guido, Qdoba’s chief marketing officer. “After such a strong response last year, we knew we had to bring it back again. We hope by offering our guests an affordable and tasty option for Valentine’s Day we’ll be able to add a little ‘heat’ to their holiday.”

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Valentine's Day @ Sav-Mor Liquors

2/11/2012 09:28:00 PM 0 Responses
We used to get beer from this place on a weekly basis.  A friend of mine just sent this to me courtesy of the folks on reddit.  It is awesome in every way.

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$5 Off Your First Order at Seamless

2/09/2012 07:11:00 PM 0 Responses
Looks like its Referral Friday.....

That seamless promo I blogged about previously (here) is back again.  You know you want $5 off your order.  And I sure as heck want $10 off mine.  I gotta pay for those buffalo wings somehow......

Don't worry, just turn around and create your own link to send to your friends and the $10 will be yours soon enough.

Click (here) to check out Seamless

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Beta Test: 5GB Free Space at Dropbox

2/09/2012 06:54:00 PM 0 Responses
If you guys haven't heard about it yet, Dropbox is testing an automatic upload feature right now and will give you up to 5GB of additional space free if you test it out.

I managed to pull it off by copying 5GB worth of photos from my laptop onto my phone (Android) and then plugging it in again to my laptop and letting Dropbox auto detect it and transfer the photos.  Disclaimer, I pay for the most expensive internet package from the cable company and it still took me hours to upload.  One of my friends she had to do it overnight.  So just keep that in mind.  

Hello Beta Testers!

The awesome thing of having so many of you testing this is that we find out all the most common bugs. So here are a couple of more bugfixes.

During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you'll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 5GB total.

Here's the direct link to the beta test site (here).

If you don't mind using my referral link to register for Dropbox click (here) and sign up before you dl the beta version. 

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Cocktail Caravan - 2/9

2/08/2012 10:59:00 PM 0 Responses
As I always like to say:  I don't have a problem with alcohol .... I have a problem without alcohol.... So with that, Cocktail Caravan - 2/9.  

Click (here) for details.

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Bring Top Chef to Boston!

2/08/2012 10:51:00 PM 0 Responses
ZOMG!  Everybody fire up their twitter/facebook accounts.  We need to get this done.  I'm a huge fan of Top Chef.  Did I mention that I tried out Catch recently?  It's Hung Huynh's relatively new restaurant in NYC.  It was pretty good.  Ok, let's do this!

Marketing firm Digitas Inc. just launched a social media blitz to persuade the producers of the Bravo show “Top Chef” to shoot here for the show’s tenth season.

The “You Gotta Try Boston” campaign is asking local folks to post their favorite local culinary pleasures – a beloved restaurant, dive bar, dish, recipe – on Facebook or Twitter.

The campaign is an outgrowth of Digitas’ pro bono work for the city to help promote Downtown Crossing, where Digitas is based. But the suggestions certainly aren’t limited to Downtown Crossing establishments. In fact, some aren’t even in Boston at all (restaurants in Foxboro and Brockton get shouts out on the “You Gotta Try Boston” Facebook page).

Rob Rizzo, executive creative director at Digitas, tells me the idea for the campaign (along with its obligatory Twitter hashtag, #yougottatryboston) was hatched two weeks ago, and officially launched last week. Rizzo says he hopes the campaign will encourage people to give props to some of the smaller, lower-profile joints around town – as well as the city’s many famed restaurants.

Click (here) for the "You Gotta Try Boston" fb page.

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Casting Call: Cupcake Wars Season 5

2/07/2012 11:23:00 PM 0 Responses
Just got this in an email recently.  For all you bakers out there, this one's for you ... especially for you British bakers (apparently).  Just remember, I'm just posting the notice I received, I'm not affiliated.  So direct all your questions to them, not me.

Feel free to pass this along to anyone who has a bakery or cupcake company and would be interested in competing on season 5!!

Would love to find some UK bakers who are making it in the USA - BRITISH ACCENTS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!!! E-mail us IMMEDIATELY!!!


It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network’s tastiest competition yet! Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig. Whether a special Ace of Cakes anniversary celebration, a star-studded magazine party or an A-list celebrity golf tournament, these Cupcakes Wars really heat up. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of online macaroon company MadMac) serve as permanent judges with a third rotating judge each week, and Justin Willman hosts.

Bakeries, Cafes, Food Trucks, Cupcake shops, home businesses, etc. all welcome!! As long as you make an amazing cupcake and are up for a great competition, we want to hear from you!

If you would like to apply for Season 5, please e-mail:

Please include:
Name ( your name, your assistant’s name, and name of company)
Phone Number
E-mail Address
Current City
Current Pictures of you, your cupcakes, your bakery, etc.

Why you have what it takes to compete on Season 5 of Cupcake Wars!! ( It's more than how great you can bake, for television, we require PERSONALITY, ENTHUSIASM and COMPETITIVENESS!!

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Clio & Uni Now Open!

2/06/2012 10:10:00 PM 0 Responses
I just got word that Clio and Uni reopened today.  I'm a big fan of Ken Oringer, soooo I guess I know where I'm eating this weekend.  

When Ken Oringer opened Clio in 1997, his use of exotic ingredients, cutting-edge techniques and dramatic presentations quickly earned him accolades from Food & Wine, Gourmet, Esquire and more. From early experiments with molecular gastronomy thanks in part to Oringer’s stint at Ferran Adrià’s laboratory at El Bulli, to dishes that led to success on Iron Chef America, the Asian-inspired French/New American menu at Clio continues to evolve fifteen years later.

To celebrate the restaurant’s milestone anniversary and continued innovation, Clio reopens after renovations with a newly expanded bar area, extensive bar menu and a cocktail class series to highlight bar director Todd Maul’s intensely creative program. The renovations from original designer Peter Niemitz also extend to Uni, where the 10-year old Japanese-inspired sashimi bar will add late-night ramen and authentic Asian street food items to the menu, as well as begin an experimental sashimi night led by Ken Oringer himself.

I also liked this little tidbit.

Uni Late-Night Ramen

A pioneer in bringing authentic Asian ingredients, flavors and dishes to Boston, Ken Oringer answers the city’s call for good ramen with a late-night menu dedicated to the popular Asian noodle dish. The ramen offerings will change nightly according to Ken’s whim and will feature handmade noodles. The initial menu will include:

· Umami Ramen a rich dish of barbecued unagi, daikon, scallion, enoki and nori, topped with a two-hour egg

· Traditional Ramen an authentic dashi/chicken broth with pork, miso, grated ginger, daikon, scallion, enoki ad nori, topped with a two-hour egg

Thursday – Saturday beginning February 9, 2012
11 PM – 2 AM

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Patriots Superbowl Cocktails Courtesy of TAMO

2/01/2012 09:07:00 PM 1 Response
To show their Patriots pride TAMO at the Seaport Hotel is serving up some special cocktail concoctions all week.  And here are the recipes for your Superbowl party on Sunday.  


1 1/2oz Makers Mark Bourbon
1/2oz Cointreau
1/4oz Blood Orange Puree
Muddled Fruit (Oranges, Limes and Cherries)
Splash of Club Soda


1 1/2oz Absolut Citron
1/2oz Blue Curacao
1/4oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/4oz Simple Syrup
3oz Ginger Beer
Served on the Rocks

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