A Bevy of Biergartens

The Boston area seems to have really embraced the biergarten concept. This is a beautiful thing if you're a beer drinker. Within a few weeks' time, Allen and I visited three outdoor beer gardens within a 20-minute drive. Notch Brewing from Salem, MA, has set up shop in the Charles River Speedway in Brighton. It's... Continue Reading →

Boston Movie Quest

I've lived in Boston for 21 years now. For better or for worse, it's home. So I thought it would be entertaining to watch as many movies set in Boston as I can find (that I haven't seen before). This quest has led me to watch three wildly different movies recently: The Bostonians, The Departed,... Continue Reading →

Discovering a Local Pond

Like many people, I have spent a sizable chunk of my adult life thinking about, making plans for, and anticipating my next vacation. And then fully reveling in that vacation. At the moment, the health of my family and friends, neighbors, and strangers (and, of course, my own) is at the forefront of my mind... Continue Reading →

The Plough & Stars

Well, it took me 20 years to make it to The Plough & Stars pub in Cambridge...but better late than never, right? I've heard about this place for probably 20 years, so I blame my late arrival on the fact that I live on the "other side of the [Charles] river." OK, I really have... Continue Reading →

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