Tag Archives: Alternate Dining Experiences

Food Truck Throwdown – Boston Alliance VS New York strEATs

Are food trucks the love child of “roach coaches” and “dirty water” dogs? Perhaps, since mobile food vending has a long history in the US starting with 17th century street food hawkers and continuing to the present with the recent explosion of food trucks. Evolving out of our burgeoning food culture – thank Julia for […]

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The Countdown to Mystery Meet Boston 15!

We can hardly believe it: the next installment of Mystery Meet Boston is just one week away! Though we would love to share with you where it will be and the theme, you will just have to try to figure it out, so here are the clues: This former salt marsh is now home to […]

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Join Wine Dine With Us for the Revival of Mystery Meet

In our 2011 year-end series “Picks and Pans, Rants and Raves“, Katrin cited Mystery Meet as both a pick and a pan – a pick because she enjoyed attending the meet-ups very much and a pan because Mystery Meet had gone on hiatus with an uncertain future. When Seth Resler, creator of Mystery Meet, read her assessment, […]

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Picks and Pans, Rants and Raves #6 – Mystery Meet Boston

Part of a series looking back at the best – and occasionally the worst – of 2011 If there was one thing that redefined dining for me, it was Mystery Meet. Launched in the summer of 2010 by Seth Resler, the location of the monthly dinner was a secret until the day before and you […]

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He Said, She Said – Outlier Burgundy Seminar and Dinner at Journeyman with Len Rothenberg

GLENN – My serious wine education began with weekly tastings at Federal Wine and Spirit hosted by Len Rothenberg. The tastings weren’t just a “swirl, sniff and slurp” event but an in-depth tutorial taught by Len, one of the early and continuing  players in Boston’s wine culture. Even though I never obtained the distinction of being one […]

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Mystery Meet at Area Four

  All clues pointed to Area Four as the restaurant for Mystery Meet 14. Heather Brundage, an ardent supporter and attendee of Mystery Meet, was hosting the event. As a techie and MIT alumna, it was a perfect match-up between host and venue. The Menu First Roasted Squid, Chickpeas, Parsley, Preserved Lemon and Black Olives […]

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He Said, She Said – Leaving the Country for EatBoston’s British Pop-Up

GLENN – Last week’s online “Zagat Buzz” featured an article, “The 10 Most Annoying Restaurant Trends”, one of  which is the increasing popularity of pop-up restaurants. Of course, Zagat would decry pop-ups since their revenue stream is dependent upon brick-and-mortar, i.e. permanent, restos. The notion of something temporary and ephemeral goes against the Zagat grain. Having never […]

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He Said, She Said – Mystery Meet Pig Roast at Citizen Public House

  ~ THE MENU ~   SHELLFISH STARTER – BLUE POINT OYSTERS, LITTLENECK CLAMS, COCKTAIL SHRIMP  ROAST SUCKLING PIG  WITH MINTED SAUSAGE STUFFING  ROASTED RED BLISS POTATOES  GRILLED ASPARAGUS   MAC AND CHEESE  BLUE CHEESE BRIOCHE PUDDING  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  GLENN – Accompanied by a soundtrack that was an homage to 90s grunge, […]

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He Said, She Said: Mystery Meet 9 at the Back Bay Social Club

KATRIN: I was elated when I learned that, after two dinners in Cambridge, Mystery Meet would be returning to Boston with a dinner at the Back Bay Social Club (BBSC). Several on-line reviews had mentioned how nice the décor is, but personally I could not get images of the space’s former tenant, Vinny T’s, out […]

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He Said, She Said – EatBoston Pop-Up at Taza Chocolate Factory

GLENN – I was a bit apprehensive about this one. I had first learned that the pop-up would be at Taza Chocolate Factory – intriguing  location. But then I found out that it would be on Valentine’s Day weekend and feature a chocolate-influenced menu. This gave me pause. As an avowed bachelor, occasional misanthrope and with […]

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