Monday, April 23, 2012

Luke O'Neil to Film a TV Pilot in Somerville's Davis Square

A Boston-area journalist who recently wrote a book on dive bars in Boston is going to be shifting his focus from writing to television this week.

Grub Street Boston reports that Luke O'Neil is going to be filming a TV pilot today at Saloon in the Davis Square section of Somerville and tomorrow at the adjacent Davis Square Theatre. The show, which will be called Carousel, will be a talk show that features interviews with chefs, drink demos from bartenders, and live music. Luke mentions that it is not yet known which television channel it will be on, though it appears that the show will probably be on a regional New England station.

A writer for such publications as the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Boston Phoenix, Stuff, Weekly Dig, and Boston Metro, Luke O'Neil published a book last year called Boston's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in Beantown that focused on down-and-dirty places frequented more by locals than visitors to Boston.

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