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 →

A Brunch to Remember

The brunch I had the other day is one of the best I've ever had. The location of the brunch spot is unassuming: a short strip mall in a Boston suburb. Also in the strip mall is a branch of the US post office and a pharmacy that look straight out of the 1950s. I... Continue Reading →

Sundae on a Sunday

Ice cream is one of my favorite foods, if I haven't mentioned it before. So I love trying new ice cream shops. When a franchise of my hometown Abbott's closed during the pandemic, it was a serious bummer. I got one last cone on one of its last days. But, at some point, another ice... Continue Reading →

Christmas Trees and Gasoline

Hope everyone is having a nice holiday break. I just wrapped up this year's birthday list, a few days before #47 begins. Allen and I were in Concord yesterday, so we stopped by Verrill Farm. The farm has been in existence for more than 100 years. Amazing. The farm stand was delightful. The produce was... Continue Reading →

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