Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation summer program, Free Fun Fridays, seven different museums and cultural venues will be free and open to the public on Friday, August 1st. My pick for this week’s free admission would be to check out the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
All these venues are FREE this Friday, August 1
Thank you Highland Foundation for your continued, generous support of these institutions. I hope readers take advantage of these weekly treats and visit one or more of these venues this summer.
Unfortunately, the BGBR has been canceled due to a round of thunderstorms rolling into Boston in the afternoon. Ticketholders will be emailed. :-/
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How adorable are these two guys?
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This video that dates back to 2009 is absolutely hilarious, despite the freaky clown mask. Haven’t seen this before? Check it out.
A couple weeks ago I was in gridlock traffic with this van in front of me. Within a second my eyes zeroed in on something off. Do you see it too? It was making me go a bit crazy.
Click 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, adamandandy.com.
Earlier this spring I mentioned that Varla Jean Merman and Ryan Landry would be teaming up this summer in Provincetown for a new show at The Art House called The Golden Gals.
Running thru August 30th performances happen each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM. Yours truly along with a dozen friends are going to tonight’s performance.
If you happen to be in Ptown and are heading to the show, say hello.
Get Your Tickets Here
Each 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.
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.
BosGuy, Hunter and Cole – Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Sergio 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.
Big 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
This 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.
The 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.
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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).
Our 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.
Sergio 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.