When asked to come up with a list of favorite posts of 2013, I noticed a couple trends. We saw both life at Kelly’s Roast Beef and life paving the roads of Boston set to music. There were also some fun Sweat in the City posts like the time I got my ass handed to me in Athleta c/o Eventbrite. And then there was that time when we had 18 days above 90 degrees by mid-July. And of course, we had April 15th, and the even stronger city that rose up out of the ashes of that day. 2013 was a good one, but 2014 is looking to be even better. Cheers to the new year!
A year full of ups and downs, 2013 has been one heck of a roller coaster. From the Bruins coming up short, to the Red Sox taking home the title, sports were our escape, our agony and our jubilance. Although my main focus for WLBT has been music, whether pumping up the Boston Calling Festival or calling out a magazine for losing it’s way, it’s always been great to see our close knit community come together for something important. I’ve had a blast contributing to this site over the past year and it all started with a story about meeting one of my favorite musicians at a show. Since I’m more of an even year guy, bring on 2014.
When I look back on some of my favorites from the last year, there’s the tributes to dive bars, there’s the once-in-a-lifetime, there’s the Say Anything dream of the Red Sox that was ultimately fulfilled and, most importantly, the moments we came together to overcome. It was a fun year, certainly one that asked a lot of us, but we stuck together and got stronger. Hey, it’s our f’n city, and it still will be in 2014.
Over the weekend, the lead singer of The Standells – Dick Dodd – passed away at age 68. Standells are of course most known for the anthem to Boston, Dirty Water, and we all know those first six notes signify something to celebrate. While Dodd passes on, his voice will likely be continuing throughout the city for years to come.
There aren’t a ton of epic food challenges in Boston. Sure, there’s the Man v. Burger from Eagle’s, and a deep fried number that isn’t as much about eating quantity as it is about how you’ll feel after. That doesn’t mean there’s a lack of creativity, though, to find some other cool, very Boston food stories.
Like visiting all six Anna’s Taqueria’s on foot over the course of one day – and raising some money for a good cause along the way. Enter the 7th Annual Anna’s Walqueria, and you have a sense of the awesome way to spend a fall Saturday.