Downtown, North End, OUT & About, Things to Do, We Love Drinks, We Love Food, We Love Music



Crash Line Productions, in partnership with Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) and The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, announcesthe 2014 Boston Calling Block Party series. Kicking off May 8, 2014 and running through September 25, 2014, the parties will be held every Thursday evening from 5-8pm in Dewey Square, directly across from South Station. All events are free and open to the public, and are presented by Shock Top and Radio BDC. The Swinging Johnsons will perform this Thursday and fans can check the rotating schedule of local artists each week at The Block Party series is in addition to Boston Calling’s three-day music festivals, which take place May 23-25, 2014 and September 5-7, 2014 respectively.

It’s official. Summer is in the house.

The folks who put on Boston Calling Music Festival feel like Boston could use even MORE fun and music throughout the warmer months, those jerks 🙂

But seriously, this is a great move to showcase the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway, local artists and DJs, as well as some delicious local produce from the farmer’s market.

Mayoral Walsh also chimed in to offer his approval:

“We are excited about Boston Calling’s creative activation of the City of Boston’s unique open spaces. The popular Block Party Series’ move to Dewey Square, where food trucks and the Boston Public Market already bring people together, will add additional energy to the square. It will create a new environment for friends to gather after work, and will make the Rose Kennedy Greenway and our whole city even more vibrant.”

So kick off those wingtips and heels, flower children, and enjoy the green grass beneath your feet because Boston’s ‘summah’ just got ‘funnah’.

If you want to enjoy some other great events put on by the great folks at Boston Calling check out the Music Festival coming up: 


North End, OUT & About, We Love Food

Pub Crawling in the North End…With Food


With the colder weather many people choose to stay hunkered down until the thermometer cracks, you know, at least 40. But what those hibernators don’t know is you can still have a good time sans sun.

Take for instance the North End. Usually bustling with tourists and double parkers and full restaurants, but now? It’s a lot more quiet and if you find the right deal, a lot more reasonable…
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Which brings me to Tuesday evening, I was able to take full advantage of this through a Dishcrawl. Think a pub crawl, but with food, stopping at four amazing spots along the way: Tresca, L’Osteria, Gennaro’s and Bova’s Bakery.

We recorded the experience on this great app Favecast 😉 (shameless plug)

Check out the full recap here.

Back Bay, Brighton, Brookline, Downtown, Fenway, Neighborhoods, North End, Sports Department, Transportation and the T

Your Roadmap to Wednesday’s Fenway Parking Nightmare

No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday & Thursday 4PM to 2AM

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to get my car towed/ticketed/flipped/broken-into-during-riots, since I always try to keep my car at top, and I even got insurance from the cheap auto policies online, so my car is always safe… so I checked out the City of Boston’s parking ban list… and I was lost as I read down the laundry list of roads.

I help myself out (and you) mapped out the bans… if it is in red…or close to the red… don’t even think about pulling over.


From the Department of Transportation:

Red Sox fans are strongly encouraged by the City of Boston to leave their personal vehicles at home and take the T whether they are heading to Fenway or another destination in Boston to watch the World Series games scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  On-street parking will be restricted on several streets in the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood of the City.  Parking will also be restricted on streets in Brighton, as well as near Northeastern University, Faneuil Hall and North Station.

Additional Parking Enforcement staff will be working before, during and after the games to assist with public safety needs.  They will also be concentrating on ensuring that only vehicles with Fenway/Kenmore Resident Parking Permits are parked in curbside spaces designated for residents in that neighborhood.

For more information on the parking ban check out the City of Boston’s Press Release for the official road closings… I wouldn’t want you to get mad at me if you park on a street that I missed!

Beacon Hill, Neighborhoods, North End, Quickly Around Town, South End, Transportation and the T

Street Sweeping Delayed; Don’t Move Your Car

Unsurprisingly, City Hall today announced Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning has been pushed back a week. A notice sent to residents this afternoon said, “due to current roadway conditions street sweeping in the North End, South End, and Beacon Hill has been cancelled through the end of the week of March 4th.”

The Public Works Department will reevaluate conditions to begin the program for the week of March 11, according to the emailed notice. More information is available directly from DPW.

WLBT previously cast skepticism on City Hall’s March 1 target for the daytime street sweeping schedule. Can’t say we weren’t justified.

Neighborhoods, North End, South End

South End & North End Street Sweeping Starts March 1 (In Theory)

Take a look down the main drags of the South End.

Are you thinking to yourself, “I’m so glad the alternate side car dance is beginning in just a week around all of this snow?”

Last year, the Mayor announced expanded street sweeping restrictions in the North and South Ends, adding a month on either side to include March and November. That means 10 months out of the year, you better watch your resident sticker and what side of the street you are on during the weekdays, an extra month of “is this the third or fourth Friday”.

Now, there is a waiver in the language from last year’s release to say that the Public Works department can waive the March month off due to winter weather. Given the current state of the streets and the threat of more snow over the weekend, we’ll see what happens come March 1.