Tag Archives: Boston Guy

A guide for wine and food pairings

Click on image to enlarge

Click on image to enlarge

Source: Barina Craft LLC

Although I am a firm believer in people drinking what ever wine(s) they like, I also agree that guidelines can be very helpful.

If you are planning to host or have been invited to a dinner party and you know what will be served, use this as a guide for wines to serve or bring for the occasion.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Saturday morning 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, adamandandy.com.

Bonus fur

bonus furNow this is my idea of a “Good Friday”.

Street art on Harrison Avenue

Tyson Andree South End MuralTyson Andree is a local graffiti street artist who has turned his talents to producing fine art.  Some of his new creations have been on view at the South End Adelson Gallery in Boston since early March.  Although his show, The Process works on glass, closes this Sunday, April 20th, his work will continue to be on display across the street from the gallery.

Before:  471 Harrison Avenue

Before: 471 Harrison Avenue

Over the past couple of weeks SoWa residents may have seen Tyson painting graffiti art on the backside of EG Leon & Company’s one story commercial building at 471 Harrison Avenue. No matter what you make of Tyson Andree’s street art I’m sure everyone agrees it is a welcome addition, masking an otherwise ugly concrete one-story facade.

Furry Friday

Furry Friday

Past Furry Friday Posts

BosGuy brain teaser

RiddleEach 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.

This weeks riddle:  What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?

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

Marathon weekend

Boston MarathonIts marathon weekend in Boston and because of last year’s bombings it seems like the rest of the world will turn their eyes to Boston come Monday.  It feels strange not to be in the city this weekend which I would imagine is quickly filling to capacity.   Typically the Boston Marathon draws more than half a million spectators and more than 25,000 runners, but this year is anything but typical. This year the Boston Marathon has an estimated 36,000 runners, and I would assume even more spectators.

If you are in town this weekend be certain to check out the Boston Marathon Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Auditorium (Friday 12-7 pm; Saturday 9am – 7pm; and Sunday 9am – 6pm. Nearly every athletic, fitness and nutrition firm you can imagine sets up booths to educate and sell their products. Vendors have special sales for the expo and there are usually some pretty cool freebies.

South End rumor: Caffe Nero

gossipLate last year it was reported that Caffe Nero – a London-based chain that operates 650 specialty coffee shops would open their first US coffee shop here in Boston’s Downtown Crossing this spring.

Rumors are now being whispered that Caffe Nero is also looking at space in the South End.  If you’re a coffee lovah like me, the proliferation of coffee shops in the neighborhood is a welcome break from seeing a new bank opening every other week.  I’ll circle back with more info shortly.

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

DeliveryApparently our UPS delivery guy cannot read. He has posted three notices to different residents that he “tried” to deliver their packages. He failed to read the message that asks all parcel carriers to bring all such packages to the management office.

If this was a Tweet I’d hashtag it #DumbAss.

Snow White and the 7 Bottoms opens tomorrow

Ryan Landry and Gold Dust Orphans

Photo by: Michael von Redlich

Tomorrow night Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans will open with their latest production, “Snow White and the 7 Bottoms”.  This fairy tale, takes you on a twisted trip that features new songs, dances, fabulous costumes and gorgeous sets. The show which opens tomorrow, Friday, April 18th will run through Sunday, May 18th before it closes and presumably reopens this summer in Provincetown so get your tickets while they last because this will definitely sell out.

Buy Your Tickets Here

This is BS

BullshitCan you relate?

 

Patrick’s new economic bill: NonCompetes, H-1BVisa and Liquor Licenses

Deval PatrickGovernor Deval Patrick is shaking things up with the economic bill he shared last week that aims to make doing business in Massachusetts easier.

The big headlines include his desire to eliminate noncompetes and creating a “global Entrepreneur in Residence” program to allow foreign students to work at Massachusetts start ups as a way to work around the restrictions associated with H-1B visa program.

However, I was more excited to read that Deval Patrick’s plan also give cities and towns greater control over the number liquor licenses in their communities by ending existing statutory limits.  This is long overdue and I hope it is successful. Now we just need the MA Sate legislature to pass these initiatives so Patrick may sign them into law.

Prominent Republican writes: Women need to be paid less so they can find husbands

equal payWhat a sad commentary on the direction the Republican Party is heading. When I first read this headline I thought I was reading The Onion, a satirical online website, but sadly this is all too true.

Yesterday, in an op-ed published by the Christian Post, Phyllis Schlafly — the founder of the Eagle Forum — suggested that increasing the pay gap will help women find suitable husbands when she wrote, “The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.” You can read more here.

This sort of thing really makes me mad.  Feminism isn’t an ugly word. I’ve included the deliciously handsome PA State Rep, Brian Sims, who like me considers himself a feminist and supports equal pay. I’m sure I speak for Brian too when I say I’d like to tell Ms. Schlafly to close her mouth and go away, but I doubt she’d listen to me (or Brian) so I’ll just use my corner of the internet to point out that equal pay for equal work shouldn’t be an issue and the fact it is really irritates me.

Hello chef

Top and Bottom chefIf variety is the spice of life, then it appears this couple is quite spicy.

Portugal and Azores

SATA Airlines Boston to LisbonVisiting Lisbon and the Azores from Boston just got a heck of a lot easier thanks to the fact that SATA Airlines is offering daily service between Boston to Portugal, starting  this month.  From June to September SATA Airlines will also offer daily nonstop flights to the Azores, Ponta Delgada with flights continuing on to Lisbon. SATA will offer weekly direct flights from Boston (on Wednesdays) to Terceira Island.

FYI – Lisbon Gay Pride information can be found here and earlier in June you can check out Lisbon Bear Pride.  More details about SATA’s service from Boston to Lisbon and the Azores here.

Boa Voyagem