The contest to win a free Garçon Model jockstrap is heating up on Twitter. @LargeTony was the first to Tweet a photo wearing a jockstrap and mentioning @GarconModel & @BosGuy. Props to him for giving his Tweet a holiday theme and injecting his own sense of innuendo and humor.
How the contest works:Every time you Tweet you enter yourself in the running to nab a free Garçon Model jockstrap of your choosing. People who Tweet a photo of them wearing a jockstrap and give both @GarconModel and @BosGuy a shout out are entered twice.
@LargeTony’s tweet above is a great example on how to do this, but here is another sample tweet: Hey @BosGuy I really want to win that #free @garconmodel #jockstrap so I can give it to my boyfriend for Christmas.
All Tweets must have Garcon Model and my Twitter handle to qualify. The contest concludes at 12PM ET on Saturday, December 20th. A winner will be announced shortly after I connect with them so please be sure you follow me on Twitter so I can DM you.
Today marks the start of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, an 8-day observance that remembers the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom. Eliad Cohen and I wanted to acknowledge the holiday for those who celebrates it. We hope you can spend the time with friends and family and wish you much peace and happiness.
Dan, the handsome co-owner of the South End’s best athletic shop (appropriately named SEAC – South End Athletic Co.) forward me this picture after the Santa Speedo Run, suggesting it for one of my “caption this photo” posts. Don’t disappoint Dan or me and show off how creative you are with a caption or two.
Last week USA Today published an article based on the findings of the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. These groups publish the longest-running state-by-state analysis of our nation’s health. The good news is MA came in third and most of the states in the Northeast are among the healthiest. The bad news is the obesity rate is on the rise virtually everywhere, increasing from 27.6% to 29.4% of adults.
Obesity is a leading contributor to death – more than doubling over the last 25 – and it is closely tied to chronic, costly diseases including diabetes and high blood pressure. It seems to me the best way for us to lower our healthcare costs over the long run is to get away from prescribing pills and start demanding patients get active; mandating 30-60 minutes of supervised activity from personal trainers and nutritionists 4-5 times per week but that common sense approach which has more cost up front isn’t likely to happen anytime soon.
See where your state ranks in this annual study.
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Note Washington, D.C. was not ranked. Read the article in USA Today, here.
It has been quite awhile since I last wrote a restaurant review of The Aquitaine Group’s Cinquecento, but earlier this month Sergio and I grabbed dinner at the bar and we had such a good time I wanted to write about it.
Cinquecento has been successful since first opening in 2012. It probably helps that they have ample free parking, a nice patio (for the warmer months) and is easily accessible from the Mass Pike and I-93. However, that only gets you so far if you don’t have good staff and a talented kitchen – fortunately they have it all.
The menu is exclusively Italian as you might imagine with antipasti, soups and salads ranging in price from $10-$17; homemade pastas $22-$29; fish & meat plates $26-$38. On our recent visit we started dinner with the Burrata con Pistachio ($13.75) as well as the Steak Tartar ($15.75). The Burrata was cool and creamy and paired nicely with the soft figs, creating a surprisingly nice combination of sweet and creamy textures and flavors.
However, I was most surprised by the Steak Tartar that was recommended. The cubed steak was savory and would make for a great option if you want to come in for a snack. The plate would pair equally well with wine or beer.
For dinner Sergio ordered one of his favorite plates, the house made Gnocchi ($24.50) which is shown above, and I splurged, ordering the Aragosta Arrosto ($38.50) shown below. I had thought I was ordering the lobster and pasta in a fra diavolo sauce but the Aragosta Arrosto was more flavorful than spicy with only a hint of pepper. Those looking for more heat to the sauce should probably make such a request when ordering. Having said that, the dinner exceeded my expectations. There was plenty of lobster from the tail and it was cooked perfectly. The pairing of the rich sauce, lobster meat and homemade pasta was so good that Sergio repeatedly poached food from my plate when I wasn’t looking.
If you would like to try Cinquecento, I highly recommend making reservations for dinner on weekends. On weekdays you can usually get seats easily enough as a walk in at the bar or in the dining room. Cinquecento is located at 500 Harrison Avenue in the South End.
Garçon Model jockstraps retail for $26 and would make for an excellent gift.
Tweet to win a Garçon Model jockstrap: Every time you mention @BosGuy and @garconmodel together in a Tweet I will enter you to win a Garçon Model jockstrap of your choosing. If you include a photo of you wearing your favorite jockstrap when you Tweet I will count that as TWO Tweets – thereby doubling your odds of winning.
The more often you Tweet the more likely you are to win a Garçon Model jockstrap of your choosing. I will tally all the Tweets between today and Saturday, December 20th at 12PM ET and announce the winner later that day. Please be sure you are following @BosGuy on Twitter so I can DM you if you win.
Sample Tweet: Hey @BosGuy I really want to win that #free @garconmodel #jockstrap so I can give it to my boyfriend for Christmas.
Get creative and Tweet @garconmodel and @BosGuy. Tell us why you want a free Garcon model jockstrap. Every Tweet will enter you to win a jockstrap.