Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Credit Card Information Stolen from Not Your Average Joe's

According to the Boston Globe and other sources, credit card data has been stolen from Not Your Average Joe's, a local restaurant chain. It appears that more than 3,000 people who have dined at Not Your Average Joe's have had their credit card information stolen.

According to an information page on the Web site of Not Your Average Joe's, there has not been any evidence of credit card data being stolen after September 29.

for more information, go to the Not Your Average Joe's Web site at:

http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bob's Southern Bistro in the South End to Close; Night Town to Take Its Place

Bob's Southern Bistro, a soul-food restuarant and jazz club, is closing down. An upscale restaurant and lounge will be taking its place, probably opening sometime in December.

Bob's, which used to be known as Bob the Chef's, will be renamed Night Town, according to the Boston Globe. The new restaurant will concentrate on American cuisine, and they will feature a variety of entertainment.

For more information on the closing of Bob's Southern Bistro, please go to this link:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/10/30/bistro_ending_its_soulful_reign/

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2007 World Champions

Just wanted to step away from talk about Boston restaurants to congratulate the Boston Red Sox on sweeping the Colorado Rockies to win the 2007 World Series. It was a magical moment, seeing the Sox celebrating last night once again.

There are lots of players to tip our hats to in 2007, including Mike Lowell (an incredibly classy person both on and off the field), Jon Lester (for coming back from cancer to end up winning the clinching game of the World Series), David Ortiz (for being perhaps the best clutch hitter in Red Sox history), and so many others.

Thanks also to the front office for bringing so many great young players up through the farm system and onto the team, such as Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Jacoby Ellsbury, Lester, Jon Papelbon, and others.

Finally, congratulations to the Colorado Rockies for getting to the World Series in spectacular fashion, and showing a lot of class and grace both during and after the World Series. Best of luck to you in 2008.

A few final notes....to the front office, please find a way to keep Mike Lowell. He is a great player as well as a true team leader who is the glue that holds this team together; to Coco Crisp, who may have played his last game for the Sox, thanks for the lasting memories of all the incredible catches you made in the outfield, and best of luck wherever you are in 2008; and finally, to Sox fans, get ready for another rolling rally!

Once again, congrats to the 2007 Red Sox, and thanks for making 2007 such an exciting year.

By the way, If you would like to see photos of the post-victory celebration, check out this link:
http://jfishsports.blogspot.com/2007/10/2007-world-series-champions-boston-red.html

ED NOTE: Plans for the "rolling rally" through Boston are now in place. The rolling rally will be held on Tuesday, starting at Fenway Park somewhere around noon. It will proceed east on Boylston Street, going past Boston Common and ending at City Hall and Government Center. Duck boats will be used to transport the Red Sox players, but they will not travel on the Charles River. (And Mayor Tom Menino said that he is expecting Jonathan Papelbon to live up to his promise of doing a dance routine; expect him to do it along the rally route.) Stay tuned for more details on the rolling rally in case plans and/or times are changed at all.

Reminder About Our Email Newsletter List

Just a reminder about Boston's Hidden Restaurants having a quarterly newsletter that gives information on new reviews, various features, and other items connected with the site.

If you wish to be on our email newsletter list, please email us and we will put you on the list. Thanks very much!

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Latest Review: New Brown Jug in Chelsea

photo of New Brown Jug, Chelsea, MAOur latest featured restaurant on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site is the New Brown Jug, which is just off of the Revere Beach Parkway (Route 16) in Chelsea, near the Route 1 intersection. The New Brown Jug is a pizza joint and bar that serves bar pizza and calzones. The dining room, with its high-back wooden booths and neon signs, has the feel of a classic, old-school dining spot. To read more about the New Brown Jug on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site, please go to the link above.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Restaurants Near Fenway (Site of World Series Game 1 Between Red Sox and Rockies)

Congratulations to Manny Ramirez, Julio Lugo, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Lowell, J.D. Drew, Kevin Youkilis, Jason Varitek, Jacoby Ellsbury, Coco Crisp, Jon Papelbon, Hideki Okajima, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and all the Red Sox last night for winning Game Seven of the ALCS last night. It was a truly amazing finish to an incredible comeback against the Indians, who had been up in the series 3-1 at one point.

The World Series against the Colorado Rockies begins at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. It should be an interesting matchup between these two teams, and it could end up being another seven-game series. Best of luck to the Sox once again!

Being that this is a restaurant blog, I'd like to mention, especially to folks coming to the games from out of town who are unfamiliar to Boston, that the area around Fenway Park has a number of excellent restaurants to go to before the games. If you would like to learn about some of these restaurants (many of which are within a short walk of Fenway Park), check out the Restaurants Near Fenway Park page that is a special feature within our Boston's Hidden Restaurants site. As mentioned, this page lists a number restaurants within walking distance of Fenway, and it also lists a handful that are slightly farther away from the park, but still nearby. And most of the restaurants on our list are little-known restaurants that are favorites of Boston locals.

For those coming to Boston for the first time, welcome to our city, and enjoy the cozy confines of Fenway. And, of course, go, Red Sox!

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival, October 20

The 12th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is being held at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center on Tremont Street in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The festival will include chefs and speakers from around the country, educational exhibitions, and a number of natural food providers and producers.

The Reggie Lewis Athletic Center is at 1350 Tremont Street. There is free parking available, and the Roxbury Crossing T Stop (Orange Line) is across the street.

For more information, go to http://www.bostonveg.org/.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Latest Review: Pasta Market Cafe in Malden

photo of the Pasta Market Cafe, Malden, MAAnother new review can be found on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Web site. The restaurant is in the Judson Square section of Malden, and it is called the Pasta Market Cafe. Located just south of Malden Center on Ferry Street, the Pasta Market Cafe specializes in homemade pasta dishes as well as Italian-style pizza. The pasta at the Pasta Market Cafe is about as good as you will find in the Boston area. To read more about the Pasta Market Cafe, please go to the link shown above.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Cardinal O' Malley Coming to Bad Abbots, Quincy, for Theology on Tap

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, will be a special guest for Theology on Tap at Bad Abbots in Quincy on Wednesday, October 10. Lectures and discussions will begin at 7:00 PM.

For more information on Bad Abbots, go to this link:
http://www.badabbots.com/

And for more information on Theology on Tap, jump to this site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theology_on_Tap

This is the second of six Theology on Tap sessions being held at Bad Abbots. The next session will be held on October 24.

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Java Jo's Coffee House in Milton Damaged by Fire

Java Jo’s Coffee Shop on in East Milton Square sustained damage from a fire that started around dinnertime on Monday night in a nearby building. Several communities were called in to help the Milton fire department put out the Adams Street fire.

According to the Boston Globe, a member of the fire department stated that the fire was probably electrical in nature.

No word at this point as to the extent of the damage at Java Jo’s.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Latest Review: Angela's Cafe in East Boston

photo of Angela's Cafe, East Boston, MAThe latest review that is on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site is for a new Mexican restaurant in East Boston called Angela's Cafe. Located in the historic Eagle Hill section of East Boston, Angela's Cafe resides in a small spot that has only a handful of tables (as well as some counter seating). The food at Angela's reflects the heritage of the people who own the restaurant (they are from the Puebla section of Mexico), with outstanding sauces, including a tremendous mole sauce. To read more about Angela's Cafe, click the link here.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Oktoberfest in Harvard Square, Cambridge (Sunday, October 7)

The annual Oktoberfest will be held this Sunday (October 7) in Cambridge. It will run from 12:00 noon to 6:00 in the evening, and will take place in Harvard Square. Several restaurants will be involved in the Oktoberfest festivities, including Grendel's Den, Z-Square, Pizzeria Uno, and Upstairs on the Square.

If you would like more information, please call (617) 491-3434 or go to this Web site:

http://www.harvardsquare.com/Home/Articles/Oktoberfest-Schedule-Announced.aspx

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Boston's Hidden Restaurants and MySpace

For those of you who are users of social networking sites, it may be of interest to you that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has a MySpace page. The page is used mainly to introduce MySpace users to Boston's Hidden Restaurants, but it is also a place where folks can comment on the site, the Boston restaurant scene in general, or anything else related to our Boston restaurant guide.

The link to the Boston's Hidden Restaurants MySpace page is http://www.myspace.com/hiddenboston. If you are a member of MySpace, feel free to post comments or add yourself as a friend. Thank you!

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Latest Review: Moulton's in Medford

photo of Moulton's, Medford, MAOur latest review is a no-frills seafood restaurant in Medford, MA, called Moulton's Seafood Restaurant. Moulton's, which used to be mainly a fish market, now has a dining room with a handful of tables. And what Moulton's lacks in decor, it more than makes up for in its incredible seafood dishes. Prices are good, parking is fairly easy, and there are rarely crowds there on weeknights. For more information on Moulton's, click the link above to read our review.

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