We Love Weekends – February 22 – 24

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We, the undersigned authors of We Love Beantown, are sick of the snow. Therefore, while we may whine about it in our upcoming weekend, that doesn’t mean we can’t supplant it with visions of summer and spring in the photos. Sadly, it’s also one of our author’s swan songs, so we’re calling the lead photo acceptable.

Maloney: Well, this is it. I’m ready leave for Chicago on Sunday. So I’m trying to get everything on my Boston Bucket List checked off before then. Anna’sSantarpio’sModern Pastry; check, check, check. Man, most of my posts and weekend updates are usually about food. Saturday night, if the storm doesn’t interfere, I’m getting drinks at Tavern in the Square in Porter. Feel free to stop by and tell me I’m nuts to drive through the storm on Sunday. And then… I transition from an author to reader of We Love Beantown.

Alex: Saturday, I will be going with my roommates Chris and Dan (our newest Beantown Author), to brunch at Hops and Scotch in Coolidge corner.  I have been there for drinks and dinner, but never for brunch… I’m super excited! I have realize that, we have many people from Boston College writing for WLB, however, I’m not one of them. To the despair of my BU Terrier sister, my roommates have taken me under their wing as an honorary member of the Eagle convocation.  Saturday afternoon they will be taking me over to BC to show me around their beautiful Alma Mater so I can write a new Architectural Walking Tour (stay tuned!) Just so everyone knows, never have I ever stepped foot on BC’s campus. The fun will continue Saturday night at the BBG for burgers and beer, followed by a trip across the river to see the “ultimate disco experience” at the American Repertory Theatre, The Donkey Show. Sunday…the weather again…ugh.

Dan F.: I’d like to dedicate my first “We Love Weekends” post to Nana Fabrizio; today is the 66th anniversary of the day she arrived to the U.S. from Italy. I’ll be spending Friday celebrating with her and the rest of my family up on the North Shore. On Sunday, after shoveling the six inches of snow out of my Brighton driveway, I’ll be attempting to roast a whole chicken for the first time in my life. As for my Saturday, see Alex’s “We Love Weekends” post.

Drea: Have I mentioned I got a new job? I’m the new Director of Marketing at a local startup called Timbre, a band discovery app. Go ahead and give it a download! Every Friday, we are invited to hang out at work, have a few beers, dinner, and play. I’m officially in the office today, so I’ll stick around for a bit and mingle. Saturday, we’ll host our first over-night guest in our new place, (my sister-in-law) and show her a good time in the North End. Neptune Oyster perhaps? Sunday, we’ll have to find a new local breakfast place; I hear North Street Grille is good? Any other recs?

Dave: I’m on a quest this evening. You see, I never found the Old Fashioned to replace the Old Fashioned I lost when Columbus Cafe shut down last July…so herein lies the plan for Friday night. Saturday, as you may have heard, will be the bittersweet soiree in which wesay goodbye to Katie Maloney and then it’s bunker-time on Sunday to stay out of the cold snow with a double-header of televised BC sports.

JarretFor the academically minded, may we pause and acknowledge there are 100 (ish) days left till commencement. Boston College knows, and Stonehill College definitely knows since I’m going to be playing the hits on piano all night for the seniors. Thrift Shop, anyone? If you are not attending an official 100 Days celebration, or are celebrating 2100 Days Since Commencement, as I am, I suggest you go to Jacob Wirth and request Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s classic of Mel Stiller.

Natty: I’m currently en route to Kennebunkport, ME to book the wedding venue with the gal. We’ll spend the night in this quaint town by the sea before hustling back to Beantown on Saturday before the snow traps us up north. Is it baseball season yet? Sunday is a BC sports day, and I’ll be tracking down Dave to view basketball and hockey–snow permitting. Seriously though, is it baseball season yet?