I had the pleasure of hosting a Table for 10 dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar last night in the company of a wonderful group of BYPA members.
We all enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu: a 3-course meal from one of Boston's top-rated restaurants. Everyone opted for either the Caesar salad or the Ahi tuna for their starter. I had the salad and it combined the classic tastes of lettuce, Caesar dressing, and mustard for a rich and zesty beginning to my meal.
Added by Scott Josephson on August 20, 2010 at 9:20am —
Just my random thoughts on food and spirits locally and beyond.
There seems to be a prevailing thought that there are levels, or castes if you will, of alcoholic beverages. Beer is down there, wine is up here, scotch, etc, is way up here.
Isn't that the silliest thing you ever heard? At the end of the day, they are all a just delivery vehicle for ethanol. Their main difference is of course a) price and b) source of the sugar for fermentation (ok distillation process as well if… Continue
Added by ROM on June 26, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I love wine. I'm not sure what it is; maybe it has something to do with the fact that when I started drinking, I was served wine. You'd think it would have been beer -- but, no, my friends drank wine. Problem is, I didn't know a lot about wine. Sure, I could throw around a few terms in an attempt to sound like I knew what I was talking about. Truth is, I needed some enlightenment.
Last night, BYPA held its first Wine 101 at the Wine Bottega in the North End -- a 2 hour tasting class… Continue
Added by Scott Josephson on June 24, 2010 at 9:24am —
Please check out my June newsletter. This month there are some great articles on the Boston real estate market. There is some great inventory out there if you're looking to buy. The summer months are always excellent times to get a good deal. My featured property of the month are 4 awesome brand new condos in South Boston for under 300K! Just copy and paste the full links. … Continue
Added by Adam on June 17, 2010 at 11:49am —
Paranoia runs deep in Celtics Nation
With the hangover of Monday night's overtime loss finally subsiding just a bit, the Boston Celtics will take on the Orlando Magic tonight in game five of their best of seven in Orlando. Despite taking a 3-games-to-1 series advantage into tonight's matchup the pressure in this series has suddenly shifted Boston's… Continue
Added by Patrick Gilroy on May 26, 2010 at 7:15am —
Please check out my monthly real estate newsletter. In it I include several articles touching upon the state of local and national real estate trends. In addition I have 3 monthly features. 1) Home of the Month - this profiles a listing of mine 2) Beantown HotSpot - This is a great section reviewing a restaurant, bar or cultural event happening in or around the city 3) On the Block - this profiles a property that is up for auction. Just copy and paste these three URL's and… Continue
Added by Adam on May 3, 2010 at 11:53am —
Join CWU for our inaugural young professionals’ reception and networking event at 28 Degrees bar and lounge in Boston's Back Bay on May 20, 2010.…
Added by Sanju on April 30, 2010 at 11:00am —
Sometimes the NBA would be better served if the powers-that-be would simply just look the other way. Continue
For Celtics fans looking for signs of life from the Green, Kevin Garnett's actions and elbows were just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately for the Celtics, the ramifications of KG's transgressions were far reaching, and for the NBA as an entity the idea of…
Added by Patrick Gilroy on April 22, 2010 at 7:30am —
Reporting on the Boston Celtics on some way, shape or form has been a part of this writer's job description for the better part of the last decade. It is for that reason that I am totally embarrassed to tell you that if you are looking for playoff insight, this may not be the column for you. The fact remains that by this time next week the NBA's 82 game regular season will be over. Chances are, your… Continue
Added by Patrick Gilroy on April 11, 2010 at 11:30am —
Just when it looked as if it was safe to believe that the Celtics have cured what ailed them, they throw up an effortless stinker. In their Sunday-evening, nationally-televised loss to the equally-old San Antonio Spurs, the Celtics proved only one thing: There is still more work to be done, both on and off the court.
If the Celtics want their fans to take their championship talk seriously, they will simply have to… Continue
Added by Patrick Gilroy on April 6, 2010 at 3:08pm —
"Two out of three ain't bad," as Southerners like to say. Especially when the two wins came as part of a Texas two-step including victories against the Rockets and the red-hot Dallas Mavericks. Although the Celtics lost a tough game in Utah Monday night, Celtics fans have many reasons for optimism heading into the season's stretch run.
With only a couple of weeks left in the regular season, the Celtics appear to have something that they have been lacking all… Continue
Added by Patrick Gilroy on March 25, 2010 at 8:02am —
I've worked in a project management capacity for awhile now and have always thought about how I could apply these skills to my life. After all, if I can manage schedules and deadlines for work, why not translate this into self-improvement tasks? It wasn't until I discovered Agile Software Development that this started to really make sense.
Agile means flexible and it works like this: you catalog all of your user stories -- what your customers want to do with your software, along with a… Continue
Added by Scott Josephson on March 22, 2010 at 11:30am —
Hello! I'm starting my own company - so exciting and scary!!! If anyone has any tips/ideas/words of widom, I'd LOVE to hear them. Thanks so much! I am looking forward to meeting everyone.
Added by Mindy Eichler on March 21, 2010 at 8:56am —
So, for those of you that know me, you know I'm a mom. I never really paid much attention to what food I was eating until I became a mom, and then suddenly health meant a lot more. But I go in the grocery store, and we're on a budget, and I have no idea what I should buy organic, what natural means, what foods to eliminate... Sometimes I think I need to go back to school just to figure out how to grocery shop!
Well, I'm a part of this great, free weight-loss website called… Continue
Added by Boston Young Pros Association on March 16, 2010 at 10:01am —
For Boston Celtics fans still attempting to figure out who this team is, my message to you is simple. Stop. There is not one basketball mind this side of Red Auerbach that could figure this bunch out. While the goal of returnuing to the NBA Finals may still be within their grasp, it certainly will not be an easy nor a predictable road for the Green. From a distance, the Celtics hold a terrific record (40-22) and with four consecutive wins before last night's loss to… Continue
Added by Patrick Gilroy on March 10, 2010 at 7:02am —
Please help find my coworker, Gene Losik. He disappeared in Boston on February 21 and has been missing ever since. There's a $10,000 reward for information leading to his safe return. You can read about him and the efforts to find him at http://findgenelosik.com
. Please spread the word!
Added by Kate on March 1, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Considering how poorly the Celtics played heading into the All Star break fans should be thrilled with their sudden turnaround which consisted of a 3-1 post All Star game road trip, a rejuvenated post-trade deadline Ray Allen, and most importantly, a suddenly spry looking Kevin Garnett.…
Added by Patrick Gilroy on March 1, 2010 at 1:24pm —
There are lots of frustrations to running a social group. Those frustrations include but are not limited to planning events and doing your best, but you can't make everyone happy, working with venues who don't keep their word and let our members down (we won't name names!), trying for 3 years to work with programmers to get a web 2.0 site, and having them quit on the job and run away with your payments... I could go on and on!
But I keep doing it year after year, and the… Continue
Added by BostonYPA on February 28, 2010 at 12:23pm —
So, the earthquake in Haiti happened, and everyone wanted to help, including BYPA. So, with the help of several people, including FJ Cassidy of Cassidy Insurance we got to planning.
Since we knew that interest would wane over time, we knew we needed to act fast. So we went looking for a venue. We got several awesome offers that ended up leading nowhere. Most notably, another (very popular) venue told us on the Friday two weeks before our chosen date that they would donate… Continue
Added by BostonYPA on February 23, 2010 at 1:00pm —