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Chairlift @ Brighton Music Hall

While Mother Nature decided we could use a surprise cold front last night, Crystal and I went to see Chairlift at the Brighton Music Hall.

I love when an opening act tears it up and starts the night on a high note and that’s exactly what Zulu Winter came to do. They ripped up the stage with their dance-rock and a story of how they’ve been staying at the Days Inn for the last few nights. Hopefully more people pick up on these guys so they can get a hotel upgrade in the future. One of my favorite songs of the night was We Should Be Swimming. Check out the video below:

Next up, was Nite Jewel, who I was really excited to watch after getting hooked on the smooth and sultry In The Dark and synth-tastic One Second of Love. After having the sound check session with each member of the band asking the sound engineer to turn up their monitors, Ramona Gonzalez and the gang brutally raped my ears with music that sounded off-balance. Crystal and I agreed that it sounded terrible and we couldn’t wait for the end. Throw in her Elaine-like dance moves and the set reminded me of drunken karaoke.

Finally, Chairlift took the stage and controlled the crowd. Singer Caroline Polachek’s dance moves and shaker skills could headline the show on their own, but the band was about as awesome as it gets. Definitely unforgettable, even for those suffering from amanaemonesia.

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Nerd Alert: Les Mis at the Boston Opera House

I love musical theater!! But good theater is so expensive. Last night, I sacrificed a chunk of change to see Les Mis at the Boston Opera House. Holy shit, this theater was incredible!! Below is the only picture I could snag before getting scolded by the usher.

Boston Opera House

The show was stunning and wonderfully epic! Unfortunately, our seats were so far away it was hard to see and hear, but nonetheless, it was amazing.

Jean Valjean and Bring Him Home were indescribable and the closing to Act I was everything I wanted it to be. Overall, it was a fabulous night of theater. If you’re in the Boston area, GO! It’s a great opportunity to get some culture as well as chance to be in the Opera House.

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Death by Chocolate

Over the weekend, we ventured out to Harvard Square in Cambridge for the second annual chocolate festival. At one point in the afternoon, several vendors came together to promote their eateries and gave out FREE samples of chocolate. FREE samples, need I say more? It was chocolate overload…I couldn’t have asked for more. We were near the front and still waited in line for about 40 minutes…and the line stretched long behind us.

Long Long Line

Chocolate Samples

(Starting bottom left and circling clockwise)

  1. Chocolate ice cream smothered in chocolate sauce from JP Licks
  2. Chocolate ice cream with chocolate chunks from Libby’s Dairy Bar
  3. Gluten free and sugar free chocolate mouse with whipped cream from Legal Sea Food
  4. Chocolate fudge cake from Finale
  5. Fried crepe stuffed with Nutella from Bertuccis

To my dismay, I couldn’t finish all mine due to the impending stomach ache, but Rick had no problem finishing his!

Happy Man

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The Salty Pig

Her take:
So today, we had a positively delightful brunch with some wonderful new friends. We went to the Salty Pig in the South End right near Copley Square. The restaurant is super cute and cozy…great design and ambiance. The table ordered a “board” where you first choose from a selection of cured cuts of pig, then your cheese, and finally some sides. It’s presented on a small wooden cutting board. Then everyone ordered their meals. As a vegetarian, I was limited with options since the menu is so meat based, but I enjoyed an arugula salad with Vermont goat cheese, roasted parsnips, beets and squash. But perhaps the best part of the meal was the amazing Iggy’s bread. Our server brought out some cranberry pecan rolls with brown butter. SO GOOD.

the Salty Pig

His take:
Whenever I hit up a BevMo, I love cruising through the craft beer selection and admiring the label designs. Every once in while, I’ll buy a beer based on the artwork wrapped around the bottle.

What can I say -I’m a sucker for good design, which brings me to The Salty Pig.  I was initially drawn to this restaurant by its sweet signage and unassuming name. Crystal and I usually like to read reviews before trying any new restaurants so luckily we liked The Salty Pig’s brunch offerings as much as I liked their design aesthetic.

I ordered a Bloody Maria, which had a jalapeno-infused tequila, that I gulped down with the quickness. Soon after, my Pork Belly Hash was dropped off and ready to be consumed by my inner breakfast monster. It came with two eggs served to my liking, two strips of bacon, and country fried potatoes. I finally washed it all down with a Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA.

Oh, they also have their restrooms plastered with The Far Side comics. Great reading material.

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Snowfall in Boston

At long last!! Boston has had its first snowfall (aside from the freak snow storm back in October). Rick and I just got back from playing in the street…

Snow in Boston

Our street

Kenmore T Stop

In the Alley

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Crystal

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