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I know it isn’t Friday yet but…

handsome hunk, furry friday, shirtless, jeansI’m not working tomorrow so today is my Friday.  Although I have an official “Furry Friday” post ready for you tomorrow, I thought I would dedicate this for everyone who is taking tomorrow off like I am. Have a great day.

Michael Bublé Christmas special tonight

holiday specialI’m not much of a fan of holiday television specials but I could stare at listen to Michael Bublé all night.

The special, which was filmed this past October at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in on NBC at 8pm ET and will include  Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande and my personal favorite, Miss Piggy.

Merry Christmas

Garçon Model jockstrap giveaway heating up on Twittah

Garcon Model Jockstrap ContestThe 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.

Happy Hanukkah

Eliad CohenToday 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.

Caption this photo

Santa Speedo Run, SSR, HumorDan, 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.

How healthy is your state

United Health Foundation, America ObesityLast 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.

United Health Foundation. Obesity America

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Note Washington, D.C. was not ranked.  Read the article in USA Today, here.

Restaurant review Cinquecento

CinquecentoIt 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.

Italian Restaurant bostonThe 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.

Cinquecento BostonHowever, 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.

Italian restaurant BostonFor 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.

Italian restaurant BostonIf 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.
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