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Furry Friday

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BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaser, rodinEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.  If you are stumped, feel free to get help or share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance. Fair warning that I think this week’s riddle is really tough so don’t get frustrated if you can’t figure it out.  So here is a hint: Think imitation.

This weeks riddle:

Whoever makes it, tells it not. 
Whoever takes it, knows it not. 
Whoever knows it, wants it not.

What am I?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

Cruise with the Maverick Men Cole and Hunter

Maverick Men Mayan Adventure: Nov 30 – Dec 7, 2014

Boston’s most notorious gay couple, The Maverick Men, are hosting 3,600 gay men on a private charter cruise that leaves from Miami, Florida with ports of call in Key West, Mexico and Honduras  and you can join them.

Cole and Hunter make for great travel buddies.  We enjoyed our time together last December in Brazil, but we will have to miss the cruise since we’ll be in South America. Perhaps you’d like to join the cruise and tell me all about it? More info about the cruise is here.

The Maverick Men

BosGuy, Hunter and Cole – Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Off to Provincetown

Provincetown FrerrySergio and I are off to Ptown for a few days with friends so I may be slow to approve comments or more difficult than usual to reach while away.  Have a great weekend.

Thought of the day: Support your local businesses

buy localBig box stores and national chains have their place, but so do your local businesses.  Supporting local, independent businesses is like making a direct investment into your neighborhood. #SupportLocalBusinesses

BosGuy visits Brooklyn Heights

New York City, NYCThis afternoon I returned from a quick work trip to New York City.  Despite visiting NYC more times than I can count, I have never really stepped foot off of Manhattan – that is until this trip.  A colleague who now lives in D.C. but was raised in Brooklyn Heights suggested we grab dinner there.

We picked up an express train (can’t remember which) from Grand Central Station and were back above ground walking the tree lined streets of Brooklyn Heights in about 20 minutes. We ended up having a relaxing meal at Jack The Horse Tavern; I’ll write a bit more about that in a future post.  After dinner we strolled down a few streets (even passing Cher and Olympia Dukakis home from the 80′s film, Moonstruck) to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

Lady LibertyThe Brooklyn Heights Promenade was really spectacular; filled with people walking, sitting, talking as well as friends, from all walks of life, making for fantastic people watching. The promenade also has spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and off in the distance you can see this beautiful statue.  If you’ve not visited, I’d recommend checking out Brooklyn Heights.  The air is easier to breathe, the vibe more relaxed and the view is tough to beat.

Restaurant review: The Trophy Room brunch

 Chef Evan Campbell serving up brunch at The Trophy Room

Chef Evan Campbell serving up brunch at The Trophy Room

My favorite meal to have out of the house is breakfast or on the weekend, brunch, so I was more than happy to give The Trophy Room at the Chandler Inn a try this past weekend.

Although the space has been open and serving brunch for a couple of months, I avoid trying new restaurants initially – allowing them to work out their ‘kinks’ – before I visit.  When we arrived on Sunday just prior to 11, The Trophy Room was half full and easy to get a seat at the bar or at one of the tables.  Their doors on Berkeley Street were wide open letting in the sun and a nice breeze.  The restaurant was half gay with a few hotel guests mingling with neighbors.

The brunch menu is evenly divided between breakfast and lunch items – all quite affordable $8-$14.  Our entire breakfast for two with tax and tip came to less than $30 (this was an alcohol-free brunch).

Trophy Room Boston BrunchOur coffee was delicious and promptly refilled by our friendly and attentive bartender (we opted to sit at the bar – a personal preference probably born out of habit).  I ordered The Trophy Omelette which is a “build your own”; I chose onions, mushroom and Swiss cheese for $8.75. The overstuffed omelette was served warm with salty breakfast potatoes that were delicious to eat with the Swiss cheese that oozed out and over my plate once I cut into my omelette.

Trophy Room Boston BrunchSergio selected The Trophy Trifecta that comes with two eggs, sausage or bacon (he chose the former) and two buttermilk pancakes for $8.75.  He devoured his plate but not before I was able to try the pancakes which were good enough to make me think on a future visit we might want to order the Grandma’s Pancakes for $7.75 to share as an extra plate.

The Trophy Room’s ease and availability, combined with its affordable menu and friendly staff make it worth checking out.  If you go during the warmer months when the doors are open on to Berkeley Street – so much the better to enjoy your coffee and to read the copy of the NY Times at the bar.

The Trophy Room is open daily and serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the South End at 26 Chandler Street in the South End of Boston.

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BosGuy’s latest obsession: fitbit

health and fitness wearableIndustry reports suggest that 10 million units(valued at $3 billion) of wearable technology like my fitbit will be sold in 2014.

I’ve had my fitbit for about six or seven weeks, and I can understand the appeal of these devices.  I really like how it helps me track how active (or inactive) I’ve been during the day.  I’m not certain how accurately it predicts my steps, but I use it as a baseline nonetheless and like how it tracks my runs along the Charles River. I don’t know that I’m fully realizing the potential of the device and would love to talk to someone who has a fitbit.

Do you have a wearable device like a fitbit or Jawbone?  Do you like it?  I wonder if I’ll still like the device as much when winter returns and getting outside is neither pleasant nor practical, but I’m hooked for now.  Below is a screen shot from my iPhone. FitBit Screen

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Leslie Jordan at Club Cafe July 29-30

Leslie Jordan Show PonyBeverly Leslie Leslie Jordan makes a quick stop in Boston for two shows at Club Cafe on Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30 ($25 general admission and $35 VIP seating).

Note that a second show on Wednesday was added even though it isn’t mentioned in the promo flyer I included in this post.

In Jordan’s latest show, Show Pony,  he reflects on the never ending, relentless quest for sustainability and longevity in Hollywood.  Tickets remain available for both shows but will likely sell out.  Get your tickets online from Club Cafe’s website here.

 

Wine review: Martín Códax Albariño 2012

Albarino 2012Writing a blog can have some real perks.  Last Tuesday I joined approximately twenty food and wine bloggers for a dinner at Row 34 to try Martin Codax Albarino’s 2012 vintage.

Seated next to me was my favorite food and wine blogger, Tracey (40-Something Life Blog). For those unfamiliar, Martin Codax Albarino, is a great Spanish table wine that ranges in price between $15-$20 at most retailers (or online here).

The wine is very versatile and can (and should) be enjoyed on its own but is perhaps best with shellfish and lighter seafood options like the menu prepared by Row 34 for our dinner.  Although write ups from Martin Codax suggest fruity overtones such as apple, peach, pear and lemon zest, I don’t pick that up. Rather, I would describe this Spanish wine as light and crisp with a minerality and dry finish that I like in white wine.

Next time you head out to your local wine shop ask for a bottle, give it a try and let me know what you think.

Cheers

 

 

 

Big Gay Boat Ride tea dance Sunday 3-6 pm

BGBR Boston Tea DanceThis Sunday is the third “Big Gay Boat Ride” (BGBR) Tea Dance out on Boston Harbor.  Haven’t been to one yet? Check it out.

The music and fun starts at 2:30 PM – don’t be late since the boat leaves at 3PM promptly from 70 Rowes Wharf (Gate C at Boston Harbor Hotel).  As the Facebook event page says, “just look for the boys, boas and balloons.

Buy Your Tickets Here

Event Details Here

Temptation Tuesday

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Shakespeare on the Common starts Wednesday

Commonwealth Shakespeare CompanyThe Commonwealth Shakespeare Company returns to the Boston Common for their 19th season, bringing free performances of William Shakespeare to the public.

This year the CSC presents Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  The play has a romantic bent and centers on twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated by a shipwreck.

Performance Schedule for 2014:  July 23 – August 10, 2014 by the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common; Tuesday – Saturday at 8PM / Sunday at 7 PM with a matinee show at 3PM on Saturday July 26th.  Details here.

The Welcoming Committee:  TWC is encouraging the LGBT community to join them on Thursday, July 24th.  While the event is free, they are asking anyone planning to join and watch with them to RSVP here so they know how much space to save.