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Brite Space Boston

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Eventbrite is already your go-to source for all the latest happenings in the city. But now it’s your go-to PLACE for events. During the month of May, they’re holding a collection of pop-ups at their temporary Brite Space Boston home at 73 Berkeley Street, just over the bridge over the Mass Pike. Consider your cabin fever cured.

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If last night’s kick-off event was any indication, (KEYTAR BEAR WAS THERE!!!!) this is going to be a fantastic pop-up series.


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Porkapalooza at The Salty Pig

The Salty Pig

When I saw that the “secret ingredient” at The Salty Pig’s Porkapalooza event was “Pork Trotter” I immediately reached for my phone to ask trusty Google what the hell I was about to eat. One of my dining mates then informed me that it was what it sounded like – pigs’ feet. Makes sense. We were in for a fun ride!

Dartmouth Street’s The Salty Pig has been hosting their own version of an all pork food throw-down called Porkapalooza. For one flat price of $25, you get to sample two family-style dishes made by the two “competing” chefs (it’s all friendly competition over here) and vote on which one is your favorite. This week’s visiting chef was Karen Akunowicz from Myers & Chang fame vs. The Salty Pig’s executive chef Kevin O’donnell.

Once I got a drink, it was time for business. Each dish was separated by numbers, Chef #1 and Chef #2, so as not to spoil the surprise. After a round of small appetizer plates, it was time for the main attraction – the pork!

Chef #1’s dish was braised pork trotter with collard greens, pickled green tomato, and a soft boiled quail egg marinated in soy sauce.

The Salty Pig

Chef #2’s dish was stuffed trotter with lentils and a grape mostarda.

The Salty Pig

I loved the spice in chef #1’s dish. It wasn’t overpowering and grew stronger as you ate. The quail eggs were crazy good, and the pickled green tomatoes cut through the richness of the trotter cake and the spicy sauce.

Chef #2’s presentation was insane. That is a pig’s foot…right there…on my plate. The lentils were perfection and the grape mostarda gave a nice sweetness to the really rich trotter.

Choosing a winner was difficult – they were both so surprisingly (given the somewhat unsettling ingredient) good! After sampling both, all the diners got to vote for their favorites, while the two judges submitted their favorites. Tonight’s judges were Drew Starr, contributing Editor at Eater Boston and Tom O’Keefe, everyone’s favorite man on the street, Boston Tweet.

After tallying the votes, the winner was Chef Karen! Competition aside, it was a really fun way to spend a Monday night. Good company, amazing food, and wonderful atmosphere. I will definitely be checking out The Salty Pig for dinner very soon. If you want to go to Porkapalooza yourself, keep an eye out on Eventbrite’s website. This looks like it’s an event here to stay.


This post is sponsored by Eventbrite Boston. Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event. They make it easy to set up online event registration and sell tickets online as well as discover awesome events in Boston. Post your event, send invitations, collect online payments, track ticket sales and more-all in one place.
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Sweat in the City: #Sweatworking

What do you get when you mix working out with a networking event? #Sweatworking.


Love to work out? Do you have a passion project? At last night’s #Sweatworking event at the Athleta store on Newbury Street I got super sweaty and connected with lots of like-minded people with varying passions, from their careers to charities. So who was the mastermind behind this? Eventbrite! Through a partnership with Athleta, Eventbrite hosted the awesome event.

When I arrived, I was asked to make a name tag with my name, passion project, and a skill that I am good at. This was a great way to break the ice with others during the networking event. Then I laid my yoga mat out and the event got started. The first hour of the event was a cardio workout led by an Exhale Boston instructor.

Now, let me tell you. I am a fitness fanatic. I like to consider myself in good shape. I’m training for a marathon at the moment, so I’m no slouch when it comes to cardio. Well. I was wrong. I ate a huge slice of humble pie during this workout. As I type this my shoulders are screaming Uncle. But it sure was a lot of fun.

After the workout, delicious snacks were provided by Pretzel Crisps. Pretzel Crisps, cheese, and jam were delicious. After a quick snack break, everyone started connecting, networking, and sharing laughs about the workout. It was great seeing everyone share their passions with one another.


I want to send a big thank you to Eventbrite for bringing this event to my attention! Buying tickets was easy and painless. They even have an app that lets you download your ticket, making it really easy for folks like me who don’t have a printer at home to print tickets. Want to find other awesome events like this one, follow Eventbrite Boston on Twitter for the latest events!

This is an Eventbrite Boston sponsored post. Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event. It’s also a destination for people to discover awesome events going on in THEIR city! Keep up on the goings-on in Beantown by following Eventbrite Boston on Twitter and by liking them on Facebook.