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1000 Words: DD in Seoul

1/25/2013 01:54:00 AM 0 Responses
Getting my Dunkin Donuts fix while in Seoul.

Loco Moco from Rainbow

1/22/2013 03:36:00 PM 0 Responses
I averaged 1 meal a day while in Hawaii cause I was out scuba diving most of the time. This is what's called loco moco. It's delicious in a "I'm going to need an angioplasty afterwards" kinda way.

Spicy Poke

1/20/2013 10:06:00 PM 0 Responses
First attempt at posting using my iPhone. It's gonna mostly be pics but here goes. A little spicy poke to start the trip right.

Gone Fishin'

1/18/2013 10:25:00 PM 0 Responses
Sort of.  I'm off on vacation starting tomorrow morning.  Heading to Honolulu to finish up my PADI scuba certification.  Then Seoul for a few days (never been there before).  And then finally a week in Taipei for my buddy Eugene's wedding.

I'll try to post some pics while I'm over there, but internet access may be spotty.  I'm too cheap to pay for the internet in my hotel rooms.  If you have suggestions of things for me to do in Seoul and Taipei, definitely email me.


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Contest: AFC Championship Game Tickets from Dunkin

1/16/2013 10:39:00 PM 0 Responses
This just in.  I don't have any info besides the below.  You'll just need to email the address below for more details.  Get crackin, there's not much time. 

Dunkin' Donuts, America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, will award a pair of New England Patriots AFC Championship game tickets to five deserving fans. Dunkin’ Donuts invites fans to submit via email why they or someone they know should attend Sunday’s game at Gillette Stadium. Entries will be judged on overall appeal, adherence to theme and originality/creativity.

Email to submit or for more information.

Deadline is:  3pm on January 17.

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Sunset Grill & Tap 1 of the "Top 100 Beer Bars in America's"

1/15/2013 09:47:00 PM 0 Responses
Congrats to Sunset Grill & Tap!  Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I've known this for about a decade already. 

Boston's #1 Beer Aficionado Marc Kadish's Sunset Grill & Tap has landed on Draft Magazine's coveted "Top 100 Beer Bar's in America" 2013 list.

SUNSET GRILL & TAP | Allston, Mass. With a selection as vast in scope as the majors of liberal arts students who populate the bar, energetic Sunset’s one of the best spots in Boston to learn beer. Cram your way through epic lists of IPAs, lambics, strong ales and meads before diving into higher-level studies in beer cocktails, like the Cincinnati Lunch Box, a blend of Allagash White, orange juice and Amaretto. 130 Brighton Ave.


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Croque Tuesdays at Bistro du Midi

1/14/2013 10:55:00 PM 0 Responses

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Reading Material: When I MET Food

1/13/2013 11:08:00 PM 0 Responses
Just got this one in the mail.  Will let you know how it goes. 

Click (here) to pick up a copy for yourself.

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New Year, New Stuff! - 1/9

1/08/2013 08:50:00 PM 0 Responses

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Newton Farmer's Market Goes Indoors

1/07/2013 07:16:00 PM 0 Responses
The Newton Farmer's Market has been around for 20 years, but this is the first year holding this indoor market--sort of an experiment to see if people would appreciate having access to many of the fresh foods they can get during the summer.

The farmers' market is at the Hyde Community Center, which is located at 90 Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands. Among the food sold are local apples, hydroponic lettuce, fish from the waters around Massachusetts, assorted vegetables grown in greenhouses, maple syrup products, locally made cheeses and kettle corn. All the vendors at the market are from Massachusetts.

Newton Indoor Farmers Market
Tuesdays from 1:30-6:00pm
Hyde Community Center
90 Lincoln Street
Newton Highlands, MA

Click (here) if you can't see the youtube video above.

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70's Night & Bacon Palooza at Olde Magoun's Saloon

1/06/2013 04:41:00 PM 0 Responses
Ok, so I've already missed the first Bacon Palooza of the season at Olde Magoun's Saloon.  I should try to make the 2nd one this week.  Although, I kind of want to wait it out until after 1/14 to go to 70's Throwback Night and have some disco fries.  

Olde Magoun's Saloon in Somerville is debuting some great themed nights for January and I wanted to pass along the information. On Mondays starting January 14th, Magoun's is featuring a 70s Throwback Night. The event will feature retro food like sloppy joes, disco fries (tater tots), mac and cheese with hot dogs and more, as well as classic 70s rock and cold canned beer in a brown bag to top off your meal.

On Wednesdays starting January 2nd, Magoun's is bringing back Bacon Palooza for those taking a break from their New Year's diets. Diners can partake in treats like Lobster Bacon Guacamole, Bacon Poutine, Pancetta and Mussels, and even a Praline Bacon Brown for dessert. To drink, carry the theme through with a smoke maple bacon olde fashioned.

Click (here) for the Bacon Palooza menu.

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Mayor Menino Issues No Heat Advisory

1/03/2013 10:58:00 PM 0 Responses
I spent several years living in a frat house.  There was at least one year that we had no heat and were too lazy to fix it.  Instead we all had individual space heaters in our room and basically wore our winter coats everywhere we went.  I remember eating dinner while wearing mittens once.  I know what you're thinking, "He meant to say 'gloves.'  Nope .. mittens.   Don't let that happen to you!

Mayor Menino Issues No Heat Advisory

Encourages Residents to Prepare for Cold Weather

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Inspectional Services Department today issued a reminder to Boston residents to prepare for frigid temperatures by making homes weather tight, and ensuring heating systems are running properly and adequately fueled. In the month of December, Inspectional Services received 129 “no heat” calls.

“As temperatures drop in Boston, we’re encouraging residents, landlords and property managers to be proactive in servicing their home plumbing and heating systems,” Mayor Menino said. “We’re also asking neighbors to look out for one another, and to take appropriate safety measures to prepare for the cold. Our 24-hour hotline is always on hand to help with any concerns residents may have.”

As residents brace for winter weather, Inspectional Services encourages both property owners and tenants to prepare by doing the following:

Service Your Plumbing and Heating Systems: 
Planned Repairs Are Cheaper Than Emergency Repairs
  • Make sure your heating systems are up to code and working properly - minimize the chances of them breaking down
  • Do not run out of fuel, try to keep no less than a quarter tank of oil
  • Keep service plan handy in case of emergency
  • Property owners should have an emergency list of contractors(electrician, plumber and general contractor)

Heat Your Home, Not Outdoors:
Keep the Cold Out
  • Close and secure all storm windows and doors
  • Install door guards on all exterior doorways
  • Apply weather stripping to windows and doors
  • Properly insulate all pipes exposed to cold temperatures
  • Cover vents
  • Disconnect water hose and wrap or cover exposed spigot
  • Caulk or putty windows
  • Ensure kitchen and bathroom dampers close properly

According to the Massachusetts State Sanitary Code, landlords and property managers must supply functioning heating systems from September 15 through June 15. During this time the temperature of units must be maintained at 68 degrees during the day (7 11 p.m.) and 64 degrees in the evening (11:01 p.m. to 6:59 a.m.). Tenants experiencing problems with heating systems should contact a landlord or property manager immediately. If they are unresponsive, tenants should contact the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) at 617-635-5300 to file a complaint. Complaints made outside normal business hours should be called into the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500

In partnership with MassSave, NSTAR and National Grid, Renew Boston provides no-cost energy assessments and 75% off – up to $2,000 – on qualified insulation improvements for households in 1-4 unit buildings. There are no income qualifications and renters and landlords are encouraged to participate. Those interested in learning more about the program should call 617-635-SAVE. For more information regarding home heating regulations log onto:

City emergency management organizations have compiled a list of personal and home safety tips for cold weather preparation, available at The site also acts as a central location for residents filing service requests for cold-weather related issues, including insufficient heat, gas or electric problems, smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections, and reporting oil truck issues.

The Elderly Commission reminds residents to check on their elderly neighbors. Boston seniors can also take advantage of Senior Shuttle service for any transportation needs. Additional information is available by calling the Elderly Commission at 617-635-4366. The City's Shelter Commission asks that any resident who sees a potential medical emergency involving a homeless person dial 9-1-1.

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Dorchester Winter Farmer's Market - 1/6

1/02/2013 08:54:00 PM 0 Responses
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Happy New Year!

1/02/2013 08:46:00 PM 0 Responses
Happy New Year everyone! 

As you may have noticed I took a much needed break from blogging for a couple of weeks.  Things with the regular job have been getting really busy, making it tough to keep up on a daily basis with the 'ol Bloggery. 

That and the sheer volume of emails I get now from Russian spammers and Nigerian princes is ridiculous.  Makes it really time consuming to weed out the real emails. 

On a personal note, I just turned 31, am working on my PADI scuba certification, decided to get LASIK next month, and am sporting a new haircut inspired by Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes.  I'm almost positive chicks will dig it.....

But I digress.  I hope everyone had a great year and that 2013 proves to be even better. 

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