See something? Know something? Talk to me.

rumorI can’t count how many people have tipped me off about local news, but recently I had a conversation with someone who described themselves as a loyal reader who was under the impression that I have extensive contacts at City Hall.  Although, that might be convenient that is not the case.  Most often I learn about new openings (and forthcoming closings) in and around Boston because a reader of this blog sees something or knows something.

Scruffy Sunday

Men in bed, Men cuddlingI’m promising myself right now that I’m going to try this someday.  It makes me think of Madonna’s lyrics from Justify My Love.

I wanna kiss you in Paris
I wanna hold your hand in Rome
I wanna run naked in a rainstorm
Make love in a train cross-country

But I’m a Cheerleader comes to Castro Theatre

Peaches Christ, San Francisco, Castro TheatreDrag performer Peaches Christ is hosting a screening of the cult film “But I’m a Cheerleader” on Tuesday, Jan. 27 with the film’s star, actress Natasha Lyonne.

For those millennials who may not be familiar with this 1999 dark comedy / satire about gay conversion therapy, it is worth renting / streaming if you don’t live in San Francisco or cannot make it on Tuesday night.

“But I’m a Cheerleader: The Peaches Christ Experience,”  takes place this Tuesday, Jan. 27th at 7:30 p.m., at The Castro Theatre at 429 Castro in San Francisco; tickets are $25.  For more information visit,

Petsi Pies bakery review (chocolate lovers edition)

sweets, chocolate, bakery, dessertLast Saturday I watched Unique Sweets on The Cooking Channel (locally that is Ch-239).  This episode was dedicated to all things chocolate and included a local pie shop with stores in Somerville and East Cambridge called Petsi Pies.

Living in the South End, I’ve become spoiled by all the great bakeries in my nearby so I went to check out Petsi Pies to see if it lived up to the hype.  In the name of ‘research’, I purchased some of their most popular chocolate goodies.

Whoopie Pie CupcakeThe Whoopie Pie Cupcake includes a decadent chocolate ganache frosting and whipped cream filling that reminds me more of gourmet hostess cupcake than a whoopie pie, but don’t take that as a complaint.  Upon biting into this treat I promptly had to pour myself a large cup of milk.  I can see how these could be incredibly addicting. This is a must try for cupcake lovers.

Petsi PiesThe Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie was too enticing not to try and turned out to be my favorite item purchased.  The Bourbon is subtly infused into the soft chocolate filling and not overpowering at all.  My favorite thing about this pie is the mixture of the filling and crushed pecans generously sprinkled on the top. I think this probably would go best with a large dollop of fresh whipped cream and should replace traditional pecan pies.

Petsi PiesThe Mississippi Mud Pie is for the person who believes there is no such thing as too much chocolate. The dark, thin pie crust tastes like a crushed chocolate cookies.  And that pie crust is necessary to hold all the gooey, chocolate brownie-like batter that is piled on top of it.  However, just to make certain a chocolate-induced food coma will ensue Petsi Pies then tops the filling with chunks of chocolate brownie and drizzles it with chocolate ganache.

All told, I have to say that Pesti Pies did live up to the hype and is worth visiting. If you like this type of ‘reasearch’ let me know, and I’ll continue this important work; ignoring my ever expanding waistline.  Is there a bakery or pastry shop you love in the Boston area you think I should check it out?  Let me know.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James Asal Jr, gay comicClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting,

DADT: Spectacle Saturday, Jan 24th

Queer night Boston, Gay night BostonDon’t Ask Don’t Tell will celebrate its 50th event and 4 year anniversary with Saturday night’s party that will include five DJs, an epic drag show and local LGBT artists at Great Scott in Allston, MA.

For more information about this monthly party visit their FB event page.

Furry Friday

Black man, shirtless, hairy, hunk, gorgeous, handsomePast Furry Friday Posts