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.
  • 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 ( ) 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!
  • 12/20/2009 Per the Guinness World Records 2010 Book: the 1st legal summons served online was Dec. 2008 by Australian lawyers who used
  • 12/17/2009 Public Speaking Tips:
  • 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:
  • 12/14/2009 Be classy & thoughtful. Use designer wrapping paper & accents: try this South End spot, Obsessive Compulsive Design
  • 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
  • 12/14/2009 A unique party favor: Todd English’s fine cupcakes, Curly Cakes! ... they even deliver before opening in Jan.!
  • 12/11/2009 Helmet Cameras - a unique gift: For action lovers, these can be worn to capture your sport moments. Example:
  • 12/10/2009 Design: Airport Architecture: The Most Beautiful Terminals in the World:
  • 12/8/2009 @skimagonline gives Williamstown, MA a nod by spotlighting Jiminy Peak Resort in the Berkshires 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
  • 12/7/2009 This surprised me: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Gets Engaged! I had such a crush on him in high school.
  • 12/7/2009 Bistro du Midi was a great replacement for Excelsior, and they even expanded their wine vault - delicious!
  • 12/3/2009 Help Out December 6th: Going to Animal Rescue League of Boston at The Animal Rescue League of Boston on Sun
  • 12/1/2009 RT: FunctionDrinks : Star Magazine names Function "Pick of the Week" in most recent issue!

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:  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:  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:   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:  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:   Phone: (617) 354-8980
Social Networking: Twitter @ChezHenri

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Alibi Bar Review

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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  Phone: (617) 728-0728
Social Networking: Twitter @28DegreesBoston - Facebook /28 Degrees

Strings Restaurant Review

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:  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:  Phone: (303) 893-0044‎
Social Networking: Twitter @Corridor44 - Facebook /Corridor 44