Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (December 2009)

 
December 2009
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 12/25/2009 Merry Christmas to all!! Wishing you happiness and great memories, @fleur_irisee
  • 12/23/2009 A $25 donation to USO sends a care pkg to a deployed US soldier, including a calling card so they can call family. http://bit.ly/USO_Donate
  • 12/22/2009 RT: MBTAPoliceTPSA2 : Red Line derailment at Alewife. No injs. Busing Alewife to Harvard.
  • 12/22/2009 RT: FrommersTravel : Giving away 10 of our new full-color Hawaii guides ( http://twitpic.com/uofwv ) First 10 to RT get one!
  • 12/22/2009 Guinness World Records 2010 Fact: the Highest Career Earnings on the US PGA Tour = Tiger Woods with $82,354,376 between 1996 and 2009
  • 12/21/2009 Off to Rentals Unlimited's Boston showroom to find the perfect tables & chairs for the upcoming @bohaho wedding! http://www.rentals-unlimited.net/
  • 12/20/2009 Per the Guinness World Records 2010 Book: the 1st legal summons served online was Dec. 2008 by Australian lawyers who used http://www.facebook.com/
  • 12/17/2009 Public Speaking Tips: http://www.forbes.com/2007/08/01/sun-microsystems-nokia-ent-sales-cx_ll_0801byb07_publicspeaking.html
  • 12/17/2009 Men's Gifts: Cufflinks are a great gift that I've given to a variety of gentlemen (business and personal). You can gift high end or simple!
  • 12/15/2009 Here's the complete List of 2010 Golden Globe Nominations: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b158058_complete_list_of_2010_golden_globe.html
  • 12/14/2009 Be classy & thoughtful. Use designer wrapping paper & accents: try this South End spot, Obsessive Compulsive Design http://www.ocdboston.com/
  • 12/14/2009 Saxx offers unique, high-end underwear for men! I know guys who love this brand. Now, get $5 off w/code 365621SXW http://www.saxxapparel.com/
  • 12/14/2009 A unique party favor: Todd English’s fine cupcakes, Curly Cakes! ... they even deliver before opening in Jan.! curlycakes@toddenglish.com
  • 12/11/2009 Helmet Cameras - a unique gift: For action lovers, these can be worn to capture your sport moments. Example: http://www.goprocamera.com/
  • 12/10/2009 Design: Airport Architecture: The Most Beautiful Terminals in the World: http://flavorwire.com/55306
  • 12/8/2009 @skimagonline gives Williamstown, MA a nod by spotlighting Jiminy Peak Resort in the Berkshires http://www.jiminypeak.com/. It's ski season!
  • 12/8/2009 For a fun party favor via Vodka - the bottle does matter. Try Ultimat Vodka, it comes in a blue crystal decanter http://www.ultimatvodka.com/
  • 12/7/2009 This surprised me: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Gets Engaged! I had such a crush on him in high school. http://bit.ly/Eddie_Vedder_Engaged
  • 12/7/2009 Bistro du Midi was a great replacement for Excelsior, and they even expanded their wine vault - delicious! http://bistrodumidi.com/
  • 12/3/2009 Help Out December 6th: Going to Animal Rescue League of Boston at The Animal Rescue League of Boston on Sun http://zvents.com/e/6301g/e
  • 12/1/2009 RT: FunctionDrinks : Star Magazine names Function "Pick of the Week" in most recent issue! http://bit.ly/8ZYipL

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pairings Restaurant & Bar Review

Pairings at the Park Plaza
My Opinions:  It's a shame when a restaurant has prime real estate, and it doesn't make the most of it.  To eat here is not worth it , but to be fair, I did try it shortly after it opened so maybe it was a launching issue- Unimaginative menu - Average Service - They did a good job lightening-up the decor - Empty Bar Scene even though the drinks are fine (same as Bonfire) - I miss Bonfire's food - they did just introduce a sliders menu that seems to be getting good reviews. Try them during their happy hour before you go elsewhere for dinner!

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Roasted Beet Salad - Hanger Steak - Striped Bass - Albondigas

Patronage Inclination:  Avoid

Most Recent Visit: 12/29/2009
Amount Visited: 1
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.pairingsboston.com  Phone: (617) 262-3473
Social Networking:  Twitter @PairingsBoston  -  Facebook /Pairings Boston

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Il Casale Restaurant Review

Il Casale
My Opinions: It's nice to have a more formal restaurant in Belmont Town center, and they do have some good dishes, but, as a whole, the food and service is simply average - It can be fun to sit at the bar and enjoy their bar menu/Happy Hour

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Sfizis – Semplice – Ravioli – Funghi Trifolati – Bistecca

Most Recent Visit: 12/23/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 50 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Website: http://www.ilCasaleBelmont.com  Phone: (617) 209-4942
Social Networking: Facebook /Il Casale

BOND Bar Review

BOND at the Langham Hotel
My Opinions: Service is Good - Interior decor is fancy and the ambiance is dark and sexy – They have a maximum-capacity of under 180 people, therefore it doesn’t get very crowded so your visits are hit-or-miss at this place – It is a good spot for private parties and the outside dining in the warm weather is a nice treat

Most Recent Visit: 12/23/2009
Amount Visited: 2
Experiences: Bar

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
Website: http://www.bondboston.com   Phone: (617) 956-8765
Social Networking: Twitter @BondBoston  -  Facebook /Bond Boston

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Grafton Street Pub and Grill Bar & Restaurant Review


Grafton Street Pub and Grill
My Opinions: The food is is very good, but I'd skip coming to brunch here again – The service is decent – It's very nice to enjoy the outside seating in the warm weather – The bar can be very fun, but hosts a younger, college-age crowd
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Fried Calamari – Baked Macaroni and Cheese – Pot Pie – Grafton Burger – Pork And Sweet Potato Hash

Most Recent Visit: 12/22/2009
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Brunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Website: http://www.graftonstreetcambridge.com  Phone: (617) 497-0400
Social Networking: Twitter @Grafton02138 - Facebook /Grafton Street

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chez Henri Restaurant Review


Chez Henri
My Opinions: I’ve been dining here since I was a little girl – The service is formal yet friendly – The food quality is always upstanding – The bar scene can be fun, but the space is small - Location is slightly hidden and mysterious off of Mass. Ave., which adds to its appeal
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Charcuterie Plate – Butter Lettuce Salad – Steak Frites – Bistro Chicken

Most Recent Visit:
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 1 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Website: http://www.chezhenri.com   Phone: (617) 354-8980
Social Networking: Twitter @ChezHenri

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Alibi Bar Review

Alibi
My Opinions: Contrary to assumptions, it's not operated by the Liberty Hotel, just rented real estate – Outdoor patio is the best feature during the warm weather – I find the interior layout a bit congested – Table service is the way to go instead of waiting for the waitress for each round
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Jailbait Cocktail – The Walk of Shame Cocktail

Most Recent Visit: 12/17/2009
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Bar

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Website: http://www.alibiboston.com  Phone: (857) 241-1144
Social Networking: Twitter @alibibarlounge - Facebook /Alibi Bar

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Abe & Louie's Restaurant Review

Abe & Louie's
My Opinions: Brunch is my favorite meal to enjoy here – Exceptional Staff – Food quality is fresh – High-Standard of cleanliness – The décor is what you’d expect … simple, warm and masculine – The bi-level floor plan and fireplace is a nice touch – Bar scene is typically lively, but can be extremely overcrowded – Wine list selection is plentiful
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Crab Cake Benedict – Lobster and Shrimp Omelette – Abe & Louie’s Salad – Filet Mignon – Boca Chopped Salad – Blueberry Pancakes – Fresh Lobster Salad

Most Recent Visit: 12/13/2009
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 793 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (multiple locations)
Website: http://www.abeandlouies.com  Phone: (617) 536-6300

Sunday, December 13, 2009

O Ya Restaurant Review

O Ya
My Opinions: Tasting Choice is fun, but they should double the quantity given to two pieces per plate - The restaurant is small, so be sure to make reservations ahead of time ... and bring your American Express Black Card too! - the ambiance is romantic, so it's a great date spot, and a place that not everyone's been to - the bar can be nice to sit at, especially if you can't get a table to eat at, but Les Zygomates is across the street  and that's my preference for a social bar scene.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Chef’s Tasting - Sushi (what else?)

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/11/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 9 East Street, Boston, MA 02111
Website: http://www.oyarestaurantboston.com  Phone: (617) 654-9900
Social Networking:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Grendel's Den Bar & Restaurant Review


Grendel’s Den
My Opinions: Half-Price menu hours are great! The menu has a good variety of food and is very affordable - Wait staff is average, and gets the job done. The bartenders are usually the best company, so eat at the bar if you want good service – the Food is fine – I am not a fan of garden-level dining establishments – Interior is plain and the seating is close together due to the small space - People who come here are lively and typically a younger, college-age crowd
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Nachos Supreme - Quesadilla - Turkey & Harvarti - Hummus bi Tahini - Sebastian Sandwich

Most Recent Visit: 12/11/2009
Amount Visited: 30+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 89 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Website: http://www.grendelsden.com  Phone: (617) 491-1050
Social Networking: Twitter @Grendels_Den - Facebook /Grendel's Den

Sunday, December 6, 2009

P.F. Chang's Restaurant Review

P.F. Chang's China Bistro
My Opinions:  Food is tasty and consistent - Service is decent - The wait for your table, reservation or not, can be long - the ambiance is social and casual-formal with a simple Asian Decor - Bar can be fun, but it tends to feel a bit too crowded for me - Try their happy hour menu currently offered 3-6pm

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Dumplings – Egg Drop Soup – Chang’s Spicy Chicken – Mu Shu Chicken – Sesame Chicken – Kung Pao Chicken – Mongolian Beef – Beef a la Sichuan – The Great Wall of Chocolate – Mini Desserts

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/05/2009
Amount Visited: 20+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116 (multiple locations)
Website: http://www.pfchangs.com  Phone: (617) 573-0821
Social Networking:  Twitter @PFChangs  -  Facebook /P.F. Chang's

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Gypsy Bar Review

Gypsy Bar
My Opinions: Pravda was great, but the Gypsy Bar has definitely held its own - The jelly fish tank and fashion shows on tv are great eye candy - the back bar is where the dancing is and the lounge gets a lot of celeb visits - A place to be seen so dress up and get ready to flirt

Most Recent Visit: 12/04/2009
Amount Visited: 30+
Experiences: Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occassion

Address: 116 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.gypsybarboston.com  Phone: (617) 482-3399

Social Networking: Twitter @GypsyBar – Facebook /GypsyBar

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stephanie's on Newbury Restaurant & Bar Review

Stephanie's on Newbury
My Opinions: This is a classic Newbury Street Restaurant, and I've been coming here for years - The Red Beet Salad is my favorite and I favor eating lunch here over dinner – They have a very good brunch -  The outside dining scene is a must in the Summer season ... fabulous people-watching - Don't miss their delicious seasonal cocktails - Their newest member of the family is Stephi’s on Tremont (so good)!

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Frittered French Toast – Skirt Steak – Winter House Salad – Fried Calamari – Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Open Faced Thanksgiving Sandwich – Fried Chicken Sandwich – Turkey Club – Classic Chunky Chicken Salad – Red Beet Salad – Pecan Crusted Warm Goat Cheese Salad – Pulled Chicken Pasta – Chicken Pot Pie – Oversized Stephi Burger – Macaroni and Cheese – Bread Pudding – Warm Chocolate Cake

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/02/2009
Amount Visited: 100+
Experiences: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Address: 190 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.stephaniesonnewbury.com/  Phone: (617) 236-0990
Social Networking:  Facebook /Stephanie's On Newbury

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

28 Degrees Restaurant Review

28 Degrees
My Opinions: Good service – Tasty food with fresh ingredients – Clean – Bathroom design is creative – Televisions and music from an in-house DJ keep the atmosphere lively – Theme nights are always fun – The bar scene is diverse, handsome and favors the fashionable.
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Mini Beef Burger – Crispy Calamari – House Made Gnocchi – Brick-Oven Pizza

Most Recent Visit: 1/09/2010
Amount Visited: 35+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 1 Appleton Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.28degrees-boston.com  Phone: (617) 728-0728
Social Networking: Twitter @28DegreesBoston - Facebook /28 Degrees

Strings Restaurant Review

Strings
My Opinions: The restaurant was very good, and I would certainly go back -  Food was tasty with a nice presentation, and they try to include local ingredients. They even have a happy hour menu - Service was formal and friendly - I'd like to sit out on the patio this coming summer!

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Chicory Salad – Duo of Beef – Belgian Chocolate Mousse Cake

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 11/30/2009
Amount Visited: 1+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 1700 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80218
Website: http://www.stringsrestaurant.com/  Phone: (303) 831-7310
Social Networking:  Twitter @DenverStrings  -  Facebook /Strings Noel

Corridor 44 Bar Review

Corridor 44
My Opinions: I love the bubblies, and I was lucky enough to enjoy some flutes here during its opening week! The drink menu is fantastic with over 80 bottles to choose from. The service is friendly and it's conveniently located in the cozy block of Larimer Square. I have heard the food is good, but have yet to taste it for myself ... something to look forward to for my next visit.

Most Recent Visit: 11/29/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 1433 Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202
Website: http://www.corridor44.com  Phone: (303) 893-0044‎
Social Networking: Twitter @Corridor44 - Facebook /Corridor 44

Monday, November 30, 2009

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (November 2009)

 
November 2009
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 11/30/2009 I just found out about Patron XO Cafe - hmmmm. I hope it's good! http://www.patrontequila.com/ 
  • 11/29/2009 RT:ScottKirsner: Finding the right route to market & the right partners can be rough. Today's Globe column: http://bit.ly/6L49yU (about a cosmetics entrep) 
  • 11/29/2009 HERVE LEGER / BCBG / MAX AZRIA SALE: http://www.bcbg.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3929151&camp=BCBG:email:20091129_SECRET_SALE:SHOP_NOW 
  • 11/28/2009 @PronoviasNYC: ONE DAY Bridal Sample Sale, Dec. 6th. Save up to 75% OFF sample gowns - Limited appts. http://www.pronovias.us/samplesale/ 
  • 11/27/2009 BIG A$S HOT DOG in Chicago: Is 16" x 4", 50X's bigger than a tiny hot dog, =7lbs & is made of 100% veal, beef, pork. 
  • 11/27/2009 RT:nytimes : Broncos 26, Giants 6: Broncos Bury the Giants http://bit.ly/5I5p0u
  • 11/26/2009 Great Party Themed idea: Movie-Inspired Cocktails - Stars at the Holidays 2009 - Celebrity - In Style: http://bit.ly/4Kcc3x
  • 11/26/2009 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!
  • 11/26/2009 the Blind Side movie was excellent
  • 11/25/2009 Wine Song: A tasting and charity auction Sept. 10 & 11, 2010 along the Mendocino Coast. http://www.winesong.org/
  • 11/25/2009 one of the best feelings after a great day of skiing is putting on comfy sneakers
  • 11/25/2009 Chateau Montelena is one of my fav. vineyards. I can't wait to try the 2006 Red Zinfandel I got for Thanksgiving! http://www.montelena.com/ 
  • 11/24/2009 watch the Celtics on Wednesday night, November 25 as we host the Philadelphia 76ers. Tip-off at 7:30pm 
  • 11/24/2009 buffet: Club Cafe's Brunch Buffet is back with many exciting offerings. Enjoy. http://www.clubcafe.com/ 
  • 11/24/2009 i've arrived in beautiful Colorado! 
  • 11/23/2009 Tell Stuart Weitzman about a woman in your life & why you’re thankful for her. One story wins a pair of shoes for two! http://bit.ly/2P2buq 
  • 11/23/2009 CAVIAR: Golden Whitefish, Rainbow Trout, Spoonbill Paddlefish, and Transmontanus Rex are all superb right now. http://www.littlepearl.com/ 
  • 11/22/2009 RT:WFM_Symphony : Attention vegans! We've got 2 vegan pies- pumpkin+apple-cranberry. #Cholesterol-free Don't forget whipped! http://twitpic.com/qjurk
  • 11/22/2009 RT:MistralBoston : Our Prix Fixe is available tonight and extended through Wednesday in honor of Thanksgiving! 3 courses for $35
  • 11/20/2009 Cirque Dreams Holidaze was festive & eye catching, & only $30/ticket! http://www.mgmatfoxwoods.com/holidaze.aspx
  • 11/20/2009 Paragon restaurant was nice with a full wine list @FoxwoodsCt. They shouldn't pull the blinds at night since the view is part of its appeal.
  • 11/20/2009 I just stayed at MGM at Foxwoods - the suite was great! @mgmfoxwoodsct http://www.mgmatfoxwoods.com/
  • 11/18/2009 Poker Night at the Living Room: Registration at 6pm. Seat $100. @LivingRoomBos http://www.thelivingroomboston.com/
  • 11/18/2009 @hollymadison123 was that because the one offended was in a stall while the other two were at the wall stands?
  • 11/18/2009 Sex offender ban sought for homeless shelters - The Boston Globe - http://shar.es/azJHI @BostonUpdate
  • 11/18/2009 Don't miss the 28th annual ski and snowboard expo at the Bayside Expo Center - open until Sunday. http://www.bewisports.com/expos/boston/
  • 11/18/2009 I am eager for Jaeger-LeCoultre's 3rd piece to be unveiled in Jan. 2010 following 1958 Geophysic Chronometer & Master Compressor Extreme LAB
  • 11/18/2009 I had a fantastic massage with a Boston-based therapist who will travel to your residence - no need to find parking. Now that's relaxing.
  • 11/17/2009 I'm off to the lovely Liberty Hotel to experience their Wedding Vendors Event tonight at 5:30pm. @LibertyHotel http://ww.libertyhotel.com/
  • 11/17/2009 Cookie Tasting Tuesdays @75Chestnut. Try a new recipe & share your own - the winning recipe creator wins dinner for 2 http://75chestnut.com/
  • 11/16/2009 I do NOT recommend this approach: RT @chelsealately With the help of a polygraph, nothing gets by Kourtney Kardashian http://bit.ly/xxbSG
  • 11/16/2009 How to Market Your Business With Facebook - http://bit.ly/xvwKt
  • 11/16/2009 A favorite clothing line of mine, and now on sale! Since I always share my good finds ... HERVE LEGER SALE: http://bit.ly/HerveLegerSale
  • 11/16/2009 RT @BostonTweet: This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week with events kicking off this afternoon at Northeastern. http://bit.ly/30dErp
  • 11/16/2009 @bobbysgrille RT BOBBY'S GRILLE in Wellesley Hills will officially open 11/16/09 to help out the dining scene! http://www.bobbysgrille.com/
  • 11/16/2009 TODAY: Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. To donate or learn more, visit: http://www.ejaf.org/
  • 11/15/2009 Big Game for our Patriot's tonight! Mazz and Gasper debate on Brady/ Manning - @BostonUpdate http://www.boston.com/ - http://shar.es/ayScg
  • 11/15/2009 Creating a Business Plan - Managing Your Money - Boston.com - http://shar.es/ayFc8 @BostonHot
  • 11/15/2009 Fleur Irisee is VERY excited to realize that all I had to do was click on @Fleur_Irisee to get my Tweet Mentions
  • 11/14/2009 Simply click the purple button to give pets food - 2secs & NO SignUp necessary! Please follow this: http://bit.ly/GiveFreeFood @PetsInNeed
  • 11/14/2009 Before Saturday night fun begins, remember Lululemon Prudential offers Free Sunday Yoga at 9:30am http://bit.ly/lululemonBOSTON @lululemon
  • 11/14/2009 I just became a foster for Somerville's No-Kill Shelter. Thank you. See you at the fundraiser Dec.4th! http://bit.ly/PetsInNeed @PetsInNeed
  • 11/14/2009 I think Abe & Louie's Boston has one of the best brunches in the city - opened Sat & Sun until 3pm - fantastic! http://www.abeandlouies.com/
  • 11/14/2009 City Table's service, food and management was top notch! I will definitely eat there again. @CityTable http://www.citytableboston.com/
  • 11/13/2009 Drinks have always been good at City Table. Tonight, I'm looking forward to trying their new menu @CityTable http://www.citytableboston.com/
  • 11/13/2009 THE AMERICAN GIRL @RitzCarlton in Boston. Local girls model fashions that reflect American Girl Collection to benefit Junior League Boston
  • 11/13/2009 Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Auction Preview at http://www.christies.com/
  • 11/13/2009 Vineyard Vines Sale! @Rue_La_La http://www.ruelala.com/event/all/19594
  • 11/12/2009 Zagat: Tim Zagat is a critic of all he surveys - The Boston Globe - http://shar.es/aaPMp
  • 11/12/2009 @TravlandLeisure awarded Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA as #4 on Top 10 Destination Spas! http://www.travelandleisure.com/
  • 11/12/2009 @CosmoOnline Nov09 Magazine, "Volunteer to take on a fun project at work, like Twittering for your company" to expand your opportunities
  • 11/11/2009 Green-energy sector: Alternative fuels aren’t boosting state economy yet -Boston Globe http://shar.es/aaPMp - It's not always about money!
  • 11/11/2009 Everyone knows I love the bubblies! @thewinespies is offering Mumm Napa Demi-Sec sparkling wine 20% off - today only http://thewinespies.com/
  • 11/11/2009 @BuildBoston is sponsoring a food drive to benefit @Gr8BosFoodBank. Bring canned/nonperishable goods to Build Boston - help the hungry
  • 11/11/2009 rt:BuildBoston: Choose from more than 200 Build Boston workshops at http://www.buildboston.com/. November 18 through 20 at the Seaport World Trade Center.
  • 11/11/2009 Plan to not cook & not clean this Thanksgiving - here's @bostonmagazine list of restaurants hosting dinner, http://bit.ly/ThanksgivingDinner
  • 11/11/2009 @selahdor Congrats on the @DailyCandy eBlast! "Ladies Love Me, Boys Adore Me" Selah D'or Clothing Collection Launches - http://selahdor.com/
  • 11/11/2009 Marliave was a delicious surprise! http://www.marliave.com/ They should do more marketing to fill house.
  • 11/10/2009 Looking forward to dining at Marliave - I hope it's delicious! http://www.marliave.com/
  • 11/10/2009 RT:FSBoston: Burgers & Burgundy Wednesdays tomorrow is a can't-miss evening in The Bristol!bit.ly/2QzObS
  • 11/10/2009 Cookie Tasting Tuesdays @75Chestnut. Try a new recipe & share your own - the winning recipe creator wins dinner for 2 http://75chestnut.com/ 
  • 11/8/2009 Go New England! Patriots win (Patriots 27, Miami 17, FINAL) - Extra Points - http://www.boston.com/ - http://shar.es/aaPMp 
  • 11/8/2009 @CharlesHotel Noir: Mad Men Finale Party tonight, 9pm. Enjoy classic cocktails, retro snacks, & quizzes. Prizes awarded for "Best Dressed." 
  • 11/7/2009 @NewsBoston Sounds like a great golf day! What public courses are opened? An end-of-season reference list might be very popular. 
  • 11/7/2009 @WBostonHotel I'm looking forward to munching and drinking at Market tonight! I'll report back on the food & service. www.whotels.com/boston 
  • 11/7/2009 @lululemon : Wake up at Lululemon Free Sunday Yoga at Boston's Prudential Center (9:30am). http://www.lululemon.com/boston/prudentialcenter
  • 11/7/2009 @Forbes_Magazine: "We've created more assets than there are hands to hold them. And we cannot all deleverage at the same time." -David Beim
  • 11/6/2009 Winter is coming: SnowRiders Winter Kickoff Party is at Who's On First on Sat, Nov. 7th at 8pm http://zvents.com/e/61sdz/e
  • 11/6/2009 @dailycandy Daily Candy is launching Swirl: a new sample sale site with up to 80% off! Sign Up now at: http://www.swirl.com/
  • 11/6/2009 Room to Grow's Fall Gala is tomorrow night, Nov. 7th, with co-chair Uma Thurman, at the Boston Center for the Arts http://www.roomtogrow.org/
  • 11/6/2009 BEER SUMMIT: HARVEST FEST featuring autumn style beers from 50+ brewers. Afternoon tickets are still available. http://www.beersummit.com/ 
  • 11/6/2009 Ames Boston: Hotel Opening, including Woodward restaurant, is opening on November 19th! Be on the look out. http://www.ameshotel.com/
    11/6/2009 Today! Gucci Spring 2010 Trunk Show @ Saks Fifth Avenue Boston. For more information/appointment, call 617.937.5352 http://www.gucci.com/us
  • 11/6/2009 Fashion Plates Luncheon & Fashion Show @ Sheraton Boston Nov.6 WAMS hosts to benefit the National MS Society http://bit.ly/nationalmssociety
  • 11/6/2009 ECOTECH is the latest cutting edge innovation from Ermenegildo Zegna Sport made from 100% recycled plastic sources. http://bit.ly/EcoTech
  • 11/5/2009 The Boston Ballet presents the Nutcracker Ballet Nov 27th-29th at the Boston Opera House (http://www.broadwayinboston.com/) @BostonBallet
  • 11/5/2009 The Moscow Ballet begins their Nutcracker Tour on Nov. 12th. A 65-city tour from California to Florida. (http://www.nutcracker.com/)
  • 11/5/2009 I love the 2009's 25 Most Stylish Bostonians @BostonUpdate http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fashion/gallery/moststylish09
  • 11/5/2009 Delicious veggies & fruits are IN-season for November: Arugula, Beets, Leeks, & Squash top my list @edibleboston http://www.edibleboston.net/
  • 11/4/2009 Gucci Spring 2010 Trunk Show @ Saks Fifth Avenue Boston. For more information, or an appointment, call 617.937.5352
  • 11/4/2009 Did you know?: Only tom turkeys gobble - hen turkeys make clicking noises
  • 11/3/2009 Christmas Festival by Artisan Promotions: 350+ American craftsmen & an Annual Gingerbread House Competition http://www.bostonchristmasfestival.com/
  • 11/2/2009 Nov. 3rd, Boston Rising Stars Gala Revue: http://bit.ly/Rising_Stars VIP tickets includes Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Champagne & caviar!
  • 11/2/2009 Fri, Nov 6th - NARS National Makeup Event in Barneys New York @ Copley Place: http://bit.ly/NARS_MakeUp. Call 617.385.3300 for appointments
  • 11/2/2009 Thrillist: http://bit.ly/Movember_Kickoff_Invite: Nov 4th @ Bleacher Bar in Fenway featuring FREE Canadian Club drinks & The Dollhouse DJs
  • 11/1/2009 I'm looking forward to attending the Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show today at L'elite! http://www.lelite.com/

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Osushi Restaurant Review

Osushi Restaurant in the Copley
My Opinions:  Small and mighty ... this restaurant is tiny, in a nook of Copley Plaza, and the food, and food quality, is great! They even round out the menu with scorpion bowls - the restaurant is kept clean and the atmosphere is cozy

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Edamame – Popcorn Shrimp Tempura – Shumai – Seaweed Salad – Sushi and Sashimi

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 11/28/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.osushirestaurant.com  Phone: (617) 266-2788
Social Networking:  Twitter @OsushiBoston  -  Facebook /Osushi Restaurant

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Aspen Grill Restaurant Review

Aspen Grill
My Opinions: Kept clean and the service is friendly – The food always tastes fresh and is seasoned well – Cozy atmosphere with a great view and open layout.
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Fire Roasted Artichoke – Aspen Grill Salad – Chicken Brie Sandwich – Bison Burger – Elk Meatloaf

Most Recent Visit: 11/25/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Lunch, Dinner

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd. #105, Evergreen, CO 80439
Website: http://www.aspengrillevergreen.com  Phone: (303) 674-9463

Bistro Vendome Restaurant Review

Bistro Vendome
My Opinions: Service was great – Food quality and cleanliness standards were high – Interior decor was a pleasant upscale change from the surrounding area offerings
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Salade de Betteraves – Roquefort Steak Frites - Macaroni & Cheese

Most Recent Visit: 11/23/2009
Amount Visited: 2
Experiences: Dinner

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 1420 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Website: http://bistrovendome.com  Phone: (303) 825-3232
Social Networking: Facebook /BistroVendome

Monday, November 23, 2009

Yoki Restaurant & Bar Review

Yoki
My Opinions:  An unassuming Japanese restaurant that offers great sushi/sashimi - Staff is very friendly - Sitting at the bar is just as fun and service oriented as sitting at a table - It's a comfortable spot for the single diner too - Drinks are creative and good (definitely try the scorpion bowl) - Restaurant is a good size and kept clean. There is even outside seating in the warm season, but with minimal views ... on the topic, there is plenty of free parking in the lot, so it makes it an easy place to visit!

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Maki, Sushi & Sashimi - Edamame - Beef Teriyaki - Gyoza - Scorpion Bowl

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 11/22/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 62 Station Lndg., Medford, MA 02155
Website: http://yokirestaurant.com  Phone: (617) 381-6688
Social Networking:  Facebook /Yoki Japanese Restaurant

Friday, November 20, 2009

Radius Restaurant & Bar Review

Radius
My Opinions: A Boston-Classic in the Financial District, and one of my favorite restaurants to dine at - Service is impeccable with Food Quality and Flavors to match - I like the sexy room layout and simple/clean decor - Bar scene is very nice, even for the single diner/drinker, and it boasts a nice after-work crowd. Try the seating by the large windows to get a view of passerby's - I'm a big fan of Via Matta as well, a member of Michael Schlow's group of restaurants.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Maine Crab Salad – Sweetbreads – Foie Gras – Chilled Maine Lobster – Bass – Organic Chicken – Rib Eye

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 11/19/2009
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 8 High Street, Boston, MA 02110
Website: http://www.radiusrestaurant.com  Phone: (617) 426-1234
Social Networking:  Facebook /Radius Restaurant Group

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cafe Escadrille Restaurant Review


Cafe Escadrille
My Opinions: This is a great find in Burlington - The service is attentive and friendly - The food is very good - the bar is a fun scene with an older crowd
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Hearts of Lettuce – Baked Stuffed Artichoke Hearts – Baked Brie – The Perfect Pair – Chicken Picatta – Grilled Swordfish

Most Recent Visit: 11/18/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 26 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803
Website: http://www.cafeescadrille.com  Phone: (781) 273-1916
Social Networking: Twitter @CafeEscadrille - Facebook /Cafe Escadrille

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Scampo Restaurant & Bar Review

Scampo at the Liberty Hotel
My Opinions: The food is good, the service is fine and the chef, Lydia Shire, is famous ... the wait for a table, reservation or not, is atrocious, extremely frustrating, and should not still be happening since the restaurant has been opened long enough to correct this issue - The mozzarella bar is fun - Bar scene is fine and gets some overflow from Alibi and Clink - There is outside seating for dining and special events in the warm season.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Naan – Artichoke & Prosciutto Pizza – Spaghetti Bolognese – Brick Chicken – Mozzarella Bar w/Vine Ripe Heirloom Tomatoes

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Most Recent Visit: 11/17/2009
Amount Visited: 25+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Website: http://www.scampoboston.com  Phone: (617) 536-2100
Social Networking:  Twitter @ScampoBoston

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse Restaurant Review


Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
My Opinions: This is a great steakhouse and meets all the expectations that come with a nice steakhouse – The service, cleanliness and decor are very good as well as the cuts of steak – Excellent wine list, including a nice selection of wines by the glass - Bar Scene can be good with an after-work mix, but as of late, the crowd has thinned
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Wedge Salad – Mozzarella & Sweet Tomato – Asparagus – Filet Mignon – Bone-in Ribeye – Turtle Pie

Most Recent Visit: 11/17/2009
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Dinner

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 217 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com  Phone: (617) 292-0808
Social Networking: Facebook /Felming's Prime Steakhouse

Friday, November 13, 2009

Marliave Restaurant Review

Marliave
My Opinions: This was one of those few successful restaurant re-inventions in Boston. With a minimalistic approach to advertising, this establishment's stayed true to their neighborly-attitude and retained their loyal customers while enticing new ones - They have upgraded their menu, so the prices are a bit higher, but still in the affordable range - Though seemingly more food-focused, Marliave mixes some excellent cocktails and a good wine list - The expensive truffle cheesy macaroni was good, and worth a one-time try.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Cheesy Macaroni – Beets - Henry’s Soup – Yankee Pot Roast – Bistecca

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 11/10/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108
Website: http://www.marliave.com  Phone: (617) 422-0004
Social Networking:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vox Populi Restaurant & Bar Review

Vox Populi
My Opinions: Decent food and strong drinks - The casual feel pulls a younger crowd and its Boylston Street location sets it up as a good pick-up bar at night - Typically a "meat-market" with more men than women circulating - Vox hosts a lot of events, usually with complimentary appetizers, so there's always a good crowd. They make it very easy to host an event as well. - Don't miss the upstairs section that has additional seating and another full bar - I love the 50 Carat Martini that comes with a stick of Rock Candy!

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Pear Salad – Steak Frites – Statler Chicken – Southwestern Chicken – Grilled Cheese – Black Angus Burger

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Most Recent Visit: 11/11/2009
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Address: 755 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.voxboston.com  Phone: (617) 424-8300
Social Networking:  Twitter @VoxPopuliBoston  -  Facebook /Vox Populi

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Picco Restaurant Review

Picco
My Opinions:  What a cute neighborhood restaurant! - The food is very tasty and the greens are always fresh - Don't skip the homemade ice cream - Service is friendly - Outside dining is always full in the warm weather. It's a great people-watching/meeting spot.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Green Salad – Arugula Salad – Warm Spinach Salad – Meatball Sandwich – Chicken Parm Sandwich – Macaroni & Cheese – Malt Frappe - Pizzas

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 11/10/2009
Amount Visited: 20+
Experiences: Lunch, Dinner

Address: 513 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.piccorestaurant.com  Phone: (617) 927-0066
Social Networking:  Twitter @PiccoRestaurant

Beehive Restaurant Review


Beehive
My Opinions: It is a very nice treat to enjoy live music – The food is very good and the interior decor is appropriately funky
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Potato & Cheese Pierogies – Moroccan Cigars – Blackened Ribeye Steak Frites – Duck & Jalapeno Risotto – Pink Lady Lemonade

Most Recent Visit: 11/09/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.beehiveboston.com  Phone: (617) 423-0069
Social Networking: Twitter @BostonBeehive – Facebook /Beehive Boston

Monday, November 9, 2009

Neptune Oyster Restaurant Review

Neptune Oyster
My Opinions: Such a great seafood restaurant find in the lovely North End. The seating is limited and very tight, so bring your patience and leave your need for personal space at the door. Once seated, the service is casual, but good - The oysters are cold and fresh and the meals are naturally flavorful.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Oysters – Clam Chowder – Lobster Pan Roast – Roasted Scottish Salmon

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 11/8/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 63 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113
Website: http://www.neptuneoyster.com  Phone: (617) 742-3474
Social Networking:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pigalle Restaurant Review

Pigalle
My Opinions: This is such a romantic neighborhood restaurant ... I hope the rumor mill is wrong, and it doesn't go out of business - The food is consistently delicious - Wine list has some nice options - Service is attentive and respectful of your space and conversation - the upscale restaurant is small and cozy, and avoids feeling cramped ... magic?

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Arugula Salad – Petite Beef Tenderloin – Roasted Beet Salad – Truffle Risotto – Squash Risotto – Smores – Cookie Plate

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 11/7/2009
Amount Visited: 25+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 75 Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.pigalleboston.com  Phone: (617) 423-4944
Social Networking: Facebook /Pigalle Restaurant

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sel de la Terre Restaurant & Bar Review

Sel de la Terre
My Opinions: Everyone knows that brunch is my favorite meal, and I adore the brunch at Sel de la Terre - My favorite location is on the waterfront as it's been opened longer, I enjoy the 1-level layout better, the bakery as you enter the front is inviting, and the small outside dining tables in the warm season  - Food is delicious and the Service is formal and polite at all locations.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Eggplant-Goat Cheese puree – Pork Pate – Beef Short Rib – Grilled Hanger Steak Frites – Grilled ham and Cheese – Brunch Breads – Brioche French Toast – Quiche

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 11/5/2009
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Brunch, Dinner, Bar

Address: 255 State Street @ Longwharf, Boston, MA 02109 (multiple locations)
Website: http://www.seldelaterre.com  Phone: (617) 720-1300
Social Networking:  Twitter @SeldelaTerre  -  Facebook /Sel de la Terre

Friday, November 6, 2009

Orleans Restaurant Review

Orleans
My Opinions:  Located in Davis Square ... haven't been back in a little while since I frequent Boston, but it's definitely a place I'd revisit - Food is good with a selection of bar food and some entree dishes - the service is friendly and casual - the establishment does a great job catering to the local younger crowd. Trivia night is fun and participatory, they offer live music or a dj some nights, and currently they've even integrated Rock Band into their offerings on Sunday. - Outside seating in the warm weather is nice, even if it has a back-alley feel.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Orleans’ P.B.T. – Cornish Game Hen – Chicken Rigatoni – Quesadilla - Nachos - Beer-Beer-Beer!

Most Recent Visit: ??
Amount Visited: 30+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 65 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Website: http://www.orleansrestaurant.com  Phone: (617) 591-2100
Social Networking:  Facebook /Orleans Restaurant

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Aquitaine Restaurant Review


Aquitaine
My Opinions: Service is okay, but sometimes seems understaffed – Food quality is above average and the flavors are paired well – Bar area is very small
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Croque Monsieur – Eggs Benedict – Belgian Endive Salade – Steak Frites – Pan Roasted Half Chicken

Most Recent Visit:11/04/2009
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 569 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118 (multiple locations)
Website: http://www.aquitaineboston.com  Phone: (617) 424-8577
Social Networking: Facebook /Aquitaine Boston

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (October 2009)

 
October 2009
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 10/31/2009 Booooo =) Happy Halloween! 
  • 10/30/2009 Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) New England: Celebrate the Spirit Reception Nov. 6th. For info/tickets: amy.winn@nfte.com
  • 10/29/2009 I'm hot for the new 27" iMac: 2560 by 1440 res., edge-to-edge glass, LED backlighting, & meets ENERGY STAR 5.0 and EPEAT Gold requirements
  • 10/28/2009 Market, by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, inside the W Boston Hotel, opens tomorrow, Oct. 29th! www.whotels.com/boston
  • 10/27/2009 November 3rd: 2009 Rising Star Revue Tasting Gala http://bit.ly/17X4IH
  • 10/27/2009 Hedgeable (http://www.hedgeable.com/) helps analyze/build/manage an investment portfolio. Use code Thrill390 & get 3mos. free portfolio mgmt.
  • 10/27/2009 Pine Ridge Vineyards is using Rue La La to sell their wines at a generous discount. Cheers! http://www.ruelala.com/event/all/19275
  • 10/26/2009 I'm looking forward to Newton Pippin apples (made famous by Thomas Jefferson) to come into season on November http://www.applejournal.com/
  • 10/26/2009 I'm looking forward to trying some Red Velvet Cake from Johnny Cakes! http://www.johnnycakes.net/
  • 10/26/2009 Annique Couture Bridal was a fantastic experience - she is intuitive, classy & hard working (p.s. affordable too!) http://annique-bridal.com/
  • 10/26/2009 Butter Restaurant in NYC is over. I tried the steak and duck - both were of poor quality, flavor and prep. http://www.butterrestaurant.com/
  • 10/23/2009 Flatotel in New York (http://www.flatotel.com) has the best concierge, Gregory Smith. Cheers to Gregory for an outstanding level of service!
  • 10/23/2009 @allegiantair Allegiant Air http://www.allegiantair.com/: low fares, nonstop, all-jet service! When are you going to fly out of Logan (BOS)?
  • 10/22/2009 Privacy Lovers in a Voyeuristic world: phone and computer privacy screen covers - http://www.3mprivacyfilter.com/
  • 10/20/2009 Rue La La - Shop for Good: 25% of the sale from your purchase are donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® http://www.ruelala.com/
  • 10/20/2009 Wine Deal! 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape "Cuvee Felix" Bois de Boursan only $479.88/case - 94pts The Wine Spectator
  • 10/20/2009 GOLF - Today is a beautiful day to Golf in Boston ... perhaps Granite Links or Newton Commonweath
  • 10/19/2009 Don't miss the Monique Lhuillier 2010 Trunk Show at L'elite! Coming up Oct. 30 - Nov. 1st. http://www.lelite.com/
  • 10/19/2009 Just added myself to the http://wefollow.com/ twitter directory under: #boston_ma #eventplanner #weddings #partyplanner #busin
  • 10/19/2009 @CityTable I just drove by CityTable's windows on Exeter St. and everything looks great. I know you close at 2am, but what time do you open?
  • 10/19/2009 Do we like the new Louboutin suede boots with button loops? Yes. Yes we do! http://www.christianlouboutin.com/
  • 10/18/2009 Had a successful bridal dress appointment at L'elite Bridal Boutique! http://www.lelite.com/ - Reem Acra might be the winning designer!
  • 10/18/2009 59 to zip!! GO Patriots!!
  • 10/17/2009 Four Seasons Hotel Boston http://www.fourseasons.com/boston - Desert buffet is delicious, indulgent, and, do I dare?, a bit too sweet...
  • 10/16/2009 Casa Lever: one of the newest NYC restaurants - hot or fly-by? http://www.casalever.com/ Let me know if you've eaten there & what you think
  • 10/16/2009 I'm keeping my hopes up that Gramercy Tavern will get me in for dinner! http://www.gramercytavern.com/ Their Autumn Menu looks delectable.
  • 10/15/2009 @vineconnections I'm about to enjoy one of the fantastic wine bottles Vine Connections delivered to me after a successful Wine Riot 2009
  • 10/15/2009 I'm loving Edible Boston's Fall Issue of what's IN SEASON - Raspberries, Pears, Parsnips and more! http://www.ediblecommunities.com/boston/
  • 10/15/2009 http://www.gmfarm.com/ Green Meadows Farm is having their Farm Harvest Festival on Oct. 17th in Hamilton, MA. Let's enjoy this crisp weather!
  • 10/14/2009 My Post 390 Review: Bar Area is similar to Sonsie's, Bartenders were friendly, Food was mediocre, Waiter was unorganized & not well informed
  • 10/14/2009 I'm looking forward to reviewing Night Rhythm (http://www.nightrhythm.com/) and K2 (http://www.k2band.com/) for an upcoming wedding
  • 10/13/2009 Tonight, I'm off to try the new restaurant, Post 390, in Boston! http://www.post390restaurant.com/
  • 10/13/2009 looking forwad to my 2-hour massage!
  • 10/12/2009 Find Parking in Boston & New York City: http://m.primospot.com/ for your mobile phone and research online at http://www.primospot.com/ - nice!
  • 10/12/2009 Come on Boston!! We can't have all our sports teams lose this week. The Bruins, then Red Sox ... and the Patriot's game was such an upset!
  • 10/10/2009 Off to oversee the Indian Wedding happening at the Mandarin Oriental Boston! http://www.mandarinoriental.com/
  • 10/9/2009 I'm off to see my first Mantra-hosted Rehearsal dinner http://www.mantrarestaurant.com/ 
  • 10/8/2009 Jeanette Farrier Blankets (kanthas) are handmade in India from 5 vintage patterned saris layered together & stitched w/multicolored thread
  • 10/8/2009 I'm looking forward to working with Blue Guava Florists for this Saturday's upcoming Indian wedding! http://www.blueguava.com/
  • 10/7/2009 Big Papi's Steakhouse in Framingham seems to be a strike out www.bigpapisgrille.com. For now, I think I'll pass on hosting a party
  • 10/7/2009 Why don't bridal boutiques in NYC stay opened on Sundays? L'elite Bridal and Vera Wang in Boston do! ...I thought New Yorkers worked hard?
  • 10/6/2009 http://www.jetsetter.com/ Finally! A site that has member-only pricing to high-end destinations! I'm a member, so if you need access call me
  • 10/6/2009 Tweets ... on a deeper level. This uses 2 linguistic analysis algorithms to build a psychological profile: http://www.tweetpsych.com/
  • 10/5/2009 Absolut Boston - what's your verdict? I just heard a recipe that combined Absolut Boston w/pumpkin liquor and ginger ale ... seasonly good?
  • 10/5/2009 Post 390 Restaurant is serving, and it's getting good reviews ... even on Yelp! I am looking forward to trying it http://www.post390restaurant.com/
  • 10/4/2009 Is it already time for Oktoberfest in Harvard Square? http://www.harvardsquare.com/
  • 10/3/2009 Global Wine Pairing "Cheat-Sheet": http://bit.ly/nyNG1 - You can bring it with you in a wallet card size
  • 10/2/2009 I'm looking forward to going to the Mandarin Oriental today and meeting the newly hired Event's Director! http://www.mandarinoriental.com/

Friday, October 30, 2009

Aquavit Restaurant Review

Aquavit Restaurant
My Opinions: The service is wonderful – Food quality and the establishment’s cleanliness was excellent – Décor was upscale, yet a bit boring – Ambiance exuded a basic hotel feel
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Sunday Brunch Buffet

Most Recent Visit: 10/25/2009
Amount Visited: 1
Experiences: Brunch

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 65 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022
Website: http://www.aquavit.org  Phone: (212) 307-7311
Social Networking: Twitter @Aquavitgrb

Thursday, October 29, 2009

David Burke Townhouse Restaurant Review


David Burke Townhouse
My Opinions: Service and Food was excellent – Interior decor was great, unique, bright and haute – I would definitely dine here again
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Endive & Beet Salad – Cavatelli & Braised Short Ribs – Apple Tart – Chocolate Layer Cake – Lobster Scramble

Most Recent Visit: 10/24/2009
Amount Visited: 1
Experiences: Lunch

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 133 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10021
Website: http://www.davidburketownhouse.com  Phone: (212) 813-2121
Social Networking: Facebook /David Burke Townhouse

Cactus Club Restaurant Review


Cactus Club
My Opinions: The service, food and cleanliness is decent, tasty and up-to-code – The scene is typically younger, but still casually fun – Huge margaritas are always cold and impressive – During the warm weather, sitting outside is social and enjoyable
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Chimichangas – Queso Fundido – Buffalo Tenders – The "Big Dig" – Cactus Nachos – Sunset Salad – Quesadillas – Hand-Rolled Enchiladas – Fried Ice Cream

Most Recent Visit: 10/26/2009
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Website: http://www.bestmargaritas.com  Phone: (617) 236-0200
Social Networking: Twitter @Cactusclubmargs

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Butter Restaurant Review


Butter Restaurant
My Opinions: Poor quality food – Mediocre service – Uneventful ambiance, even with the dj downstairs – Request upstairs dining if you have to eat there
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Red Hudson Valley Foie Gras – Frisee, Dandelion and Empire Apple Salad – Seared Filet of Beef – Rack of Lamb

Most Recent Visit: 10/24/2009
Amount Visited: 1
Experiences: Dinner

Patronage Inclination: Avoid

Address: 415 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Website: http://www.butterrestaurant.com  Phone: (212) 253-2828
Social Networking: Twitter @ButterNYC

Friday, October 16, 2009

Eastern Standard Bar & Restaurant Review


Eastern Standard
My Opinions: I have been coming here since it opened and the Service has always been attentive and professional – the Food has made marked improvements and now ranks among the top of the list for its flavors and menu offerings, brunch, lunch and dinner – Interior is comfortable – Bar scene is great and is considered a hot spot for singles to meet other singles – the space makes for a great place for companies and groups to host events at – It's always fun to visit during the cold weather and dine outside under the heat lamps
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Eggs Benedict – Frisee aux Lardons – Chicken Chopped Salad – Standard Burger – Charcuterie Plate – Breakfast Breads

Most Recent Visit: 10/15/2009
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Website: http://www.EasternStandardBoston.com  Phone: (617) 532-9100
Social Networking: Twitter @ESKDboston - Facebook /Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Post 390 Restaurant & Bar Review

Post 390
My Opinions: I went shortly after its grand opening, and I think it was too soon. The bar was great! The bartenders were qualified and friendly and the crowd was professional and fun.  Then, I had dinner upstairs and it changed my mind about the place. The service was bad ... slow, uninformed about the menu, and a bit too casual for the atmosphere - Food was fine, but did not come out at the same time, which, in a party of 6, is awkward - I would go back to the bar at some point because the layout is social (reminiscent of Sonsie's) and the bar service was good.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Crab and Spinach Dip – Oysters Grilled – Post Burger – Beer and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Most Recent Visit: 10/13/2009
Amount Visited: 1
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 406 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.post390restaurant.com  Phone: (617) 399-0015
Social Networking:  Twitter @Post390  -  Facebook /Post 390

Monday, October 5, 2009

Met Bar and Grill Restaurant Review

Met Bar and Grill
My Opinions: The atmosphere is fun with a good crowd - Food and service was good -It's a good after-work spot with plenty of dishes you can share.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Greek Salad – Chopped Iceberg – Kobe Bevette Steak – Met Flatbread – Pork Short Ribs

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 10/02/2009
Amount Visited: 2
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760
Website: http://www.metbarandgrill.com  Phone: (508) 651-0003
Social Networking:  Twitter @MetRestaurant  -  Facebook /Metropolitan Restaurant Group

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Butcher Shop Restaurant Review


Butcher Shop
My Opinions: The service is always fair and the food is delicious ... especially their meat selections – The decor is trendy-casual and the vibe is upbeat - the bar scene is good – lunch at the bar is a great break from the typical restaurant feel
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Prime Hamburger – Hot Dog a la Maison – Crispy Duck – Pates – Farro Salad

Most Recent Visit: 10/3/2009
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 552 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
Website: http://www.thebutchershopboston.com  Phone: (617) 423-4800