Brighton, Neighborhoods, We Love Drinks, We Love Food

Brighton Gets Classy

Get ready for a pampering, Brighton.

Brighton Gourmet and Cellar

Last Fall, when I moved to Oak Square in Brighton, a nasty, basically condemned, bookshop closed its doors.  The place sat empty for a month or so until this sign appeared above the door.

My roommate and fellow Beantown writer Dan and I were smitten in culinary love.

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Allston, Brighton, Education, Neighborhoods

Then and Now Brighton + Allston Streetscapes

This… is really… really… cool.

[blackbirdpie url=”″] found historical photos of the Brighton and Allston neighborhoods, and snapped photos from the exact location.  Check out Brighton and see the old A-Line… I really wish that line still ran down Washington Street so I could stop relying on the 57.

What is really remarkable about these links is created sliders so you can shift the image up and down to reveal more of less of the overlaid images.

One of the most surprising photos of Brighton was image 2 showcasing the Egyptian Theatre. The Egyptian Theatre was built shortly after the Brighton Bakery and Brighton Five Cents Savings Bank were demolished. It remained open until the late 1950s.”

I hope they start cataloging more neighborhoods!

For now, check out these:

Brighton Then & Now

Allston Then & Now

Brighton, Photo of the Week

Get on up, it’s blizzard time!

Scenes like this gem from one of the many blizzards in 2010 will be recreated all over our city this weekend, I’m sure.

Nemo’s coming. No, not the cute clownfish, the giant snow storm allegedly set to dump almost two feet of, in my opinion, delightful powder on Boston.

And we want you to share your Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon and snowed-in photos on the We Love Beantown Flickr page!

Here’s a Boston snow photo shot list to get you started:

-Top of the plow piles (Bonus if you pull either a) a Titanic Rose and Jack pose or b) a Lion King Circle of Life pose)
-Picnic in the snow
-Lawn chair, stool, Caution tape, small child being used as parking spot saver
-Smallest possible walkway shoveled on sidewalk
-Sitting with an abominable snowmanesque Red Auerbach
Puppies. Duh.

What are we missing?

After a near two-year snow drought, we’re ready for it! Bring it, Nemo.

Brighton, Neighborhoods, Things to Do, We Love Food

All You Can Sushi

Boston is well known for its classic seafood. But there’s another kind of seafood rising in popularity in the city as well: Sushi. Specifically, all-you-can-eat sushi.

For us sushi addicts who easily and often rack up a $65 tab-for-two on a delivery order, all you can eat is a godsend of never-ending salmon sashimi – as opposed to three pieces for $3.50.

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