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Vintage ‘Tube

Last week I posted one of my all time favorite Sarah Silverman YouTube videos so it only seemed appropriate to follow up this week with Jimmy Kimmel’s response to her cheeky clip.  I hope you enjoy this 2009 video.

Have a great Saturday night.

Touch and See Room

Touch and SeeMuch thanks to David over at WGB for sharing this photo earlier this week. I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the sign.  It actually made me think of this photo from March 2013, First Date.

Cathedral Station to open in a few weeks

Cathedral StationCathedral Station is posting photos on their Facebook page of the work they are doing to convert the former home of  The Red Fez restaurant into Boston’s newest gay bar.

You can follow their progress on their Facebook Page Here.

Looks like Cathedral Station will open around the same time the Trophy Room. Coincidence?

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Adam and AndyClick 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.

Dinnerfest

victory programs boston living centerYet another amazing event for those who love Boston’s dining scene will take place on Sunday, April 27th when the Victory Programs hosts Dinnerfest 2014 at the Red Lantern from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Buy Your Dinnerfest Tickets Here

Unfamiliar with this Foodie event?  Dinnerfest raises money for the Victory Programs.  The event which is generously supported by many of Boston’s best restaurants (of course includes food and entertainment) but also allows you to bid on dinners at participating restaurants to enjoy with someone special or a group of friends. Never been before? Come down to The Red Lantern (the host restaurant for this year’s event) and enjoy some cocktails and conversation on Sunday, April 27th.

Furry Friday

Furry FridayIt has been quite a while since I last posted a photograph of Ben Cohen and although I’d like the picture to be a bit larger, it does seem to capture Ben from all the right angles.

Past Furry Friday Posts

BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaserEach 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.  I think this week’s riddle is very tricky but maybe you’ll figure it out.

This weeks riddle:  What has been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old?

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

Rolling Stone cover

Julia Luis-DreyfusThis morning I had a good laugh when I saw the current Rolling Stones magazine cover in a Boston.com article.  It features a naked Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the US Constitution and John Hancock’s signature scrawled on her back. It is unclear to me if the historical error is intentional or a gaffe. The Boston.com makes it seem that it was (sadly) the former.

You can read more about this in today’s Boston.com.

declaration of independence

South End hostel at 40 Berkeley sold

Bruce Percelay, Mount Vernon Co40 Berkeley, a 206-room hostel in the South End, sold for $17.2 million. According to the Boston Business Journal, the deal on the 80,000 square foot building closed last Friday.

Bruce Percelay, chairman and founder of the Mount Vernon Co., had this to say about his firm’s acquisition and plans for the space, “Given that we already have hotel experience with two properties in Nantucket and one in Portsmouth, NH, this is a business that intrigues us, and we feel there is a real opportunity in Boston to provide an affordable alternative to the more costly hospitality options in the city. The concept of small rooms and very attractive lobbies has taken hold in New York City and is certainly a consideration for us to apply in Boston.”  Full story here.

Woodmeister to open in Wilkes Passage

gossipLater this summer Woodmeister Master Builders will be moving into the retail space on the corner of Washington and Waltham Street in the Wilkes Passage building. This will be their fifth location with other stores in New York City, Nantucket, MA, Newport, RI and their home office in Holden, MA.

In related news, word on the street is the PetCo previously reported to open in the space across the street in Rollins Square may now be off. Conflicting rumors make this hard to determine for certain.

Rick Astley

Rick AstleyHave you seen this making the rounds on Facebook? Sergio shared it with me and I enjoyed it so I thought I’d pass it along as well.

Restaurant review: Row 34

In late November 2013, the Island Creek Oyster House team opened Row 34 in Fort Point Channel.  The  website describes the restaurant as  “a working man’s oyster bar”.  I have no idea what that means, but I don’t care because I loved everything about the restaurant. Executive Chef and part owner, Jeremy Sewall, is fast becoming my favorite chef in Boston. Row 34 seems like a smaller, more hip version of ICOH.

Boston seafood restaurant

Photo from Row 34 Facebook Page

The dinner menu has a couple of turf options but this place is really all about the raw bar and seafood and it is here where Chef Sewall and his team really shine. We started our dinner trying their shrimp sliders that are $4 each and worth every penny. The lightly battered and fried shrimp are served with a chipotle sauce and sweet pickles sandwiched by a toasted bun that is light and buttery. Hashtag this #Delicious. Row 34 Boston

We also tried the mussels ($10) served in a very garlicky, white wine broth that we initially dipped our grilled bread and later sipped with our oversized soup spoons after all the mussels were consumed.Row 34 Boston

For dinner Sergio tried the Maine crab cake ($24) that came served with a shaved fennel salad. I tried the crab cake but I preferred the pan roasted striped bass ($28) I ordered. It was served atop marinated cucumber, yogurt and fennel. The thick cut of fish was cooked perfectly and the cucumber and yogurt added a creamy flavor that paired especially nicely with the salty, grilled exterior.pan roasted striped bass

After such a savory meal we opted to try one of Row 34′s tempting desserts and for those of you who love candy bars you *must* try Chef Sewall’s chocolate peanut candy bar with salted toffee ($6). Think of the best Snickers bar you’ve ever tasted then multiply that by ten times better and that is how I’d describe this dessert that I know I’m still dreaming about. I might just come back in for this and a coffee.Row 34 Candy Bar Dessert

Just like it’s sister restaurant, ICOH, in Kenmore, this place is packed every night so I highly recommend making reservations. Give Row 34 a try if you’ve yet to dine here. I think you’ll love it. I know I did.

Row 34 is located 383 Congress Street in Fort Point Channel.

Row 34 on Urbanspoon

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

gay sports wrestlingI doubt this guy is checking for a hernia and where the heck is the other guy’s head?

If we are so connected why are we so lonely

Do you find that more of your time is spent online and less of your time is spent face-to-face conversations with friends or family?  This video is making the rounds, and I thought I’d share it.

I don’t feel lonely, I have a wonderful partner, strong family connections and a good group of friends who have known me for a long time and can call ‘bullshit’ when they see or hear it. However, I’m not immune to this feeling and I think many others feel this way too often.

Star gazing at Boston University

BU ObservatoryDid you know that every Wednesday in April the Department of Astronomy at Boston University offers the public a chance to view the night sky through telescopes in their observatory.

Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m., Coit Observatory, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-353-2630, bu.edu/astronomy.