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SLA New England Hosted Dine Arounds at SLA 2015

SLA New England Hosted Dine Arounds at SLA 2015

The SLA New England Chapter will host several dine arounds on Saturday, June 13th and Tuesday, June 16th.  It is a great opportunity to meet fellow attendees and dine at some great restaurants near the convention center.  Check out the list of restaurants below along with who to contact to RSVP. Note, we are accepting a limited number of RSVPs per restaurant.  Each host will let you know when the limit has been met and we will update this post accordingly.  All restaurants are short walks from specified meeting locations.

Saturday, June 13th 

6:00pm Barking Crab (http://barkingcrab.com/): American pub fare and decent beer selection. “First come. First served basis” so there maybe a wait.
Address: 88 Sleeper St.
Dine Around Host: Jamie Emery. Send your RSVP by Monday, June 8th to jamie.emery@gmail.com with your name and email/phone information.
Meetup Location:  We will meet in the Seaport Boston Hotel Lobby by 5:35. Look for a person holding a sign reading ‘SLA New England’ sign. Group will depart promptly at 5:50 p.m.

 

6:00pm Blue Dragon (https://www.ming.com/blue-dragon.htm):”Blue Dragon is a comfortable, neighborhood place to simply hang out, have a drink and enjoy some incredible food. The tapas-style menu adds Ming’s East West twist to many pub favorites. The bar is well-stocked with a number of craft beers, worldly wines, premium sakes and signature cocktails. “Seating is on a first come, first served basis” but we are working on securing a reservation.
Address: 324 A Street
Dine Around Host: Stefanie Maclin-Hurd. Send your RSVP by Monday, June 8th to srmaclin@gmail.com with your name and email/phone information.
Meetup Location: We will meet in the Westin Boston Waterfront Lobby by 5:30. Look for a person holding a sign reading SLA New England sign. Group will depart promptly at 5:45 p.m.

 

6:30pm Legal Seafood (http://www.legalseafoods.com): One of the most popular seafood restaurants in Boston. “Here you’ll enjoy an all-day menu of seafood favorites with a twist as well as shareable plates, pastas and pizzas made to order in an open kitchen.”
Address: 270 Northern Ave
Dine Around Hosts: Gabi Toth and Jess Wallis. – No longer accepting RSVPs
Meetup Location:  Meet in the Seaport Boston Hotel Lobby by 6:10. Look for a person holding a sign reading SLA New England sign. Group will depart promptly at 6:20 p.m.

 

7:00pm Papagayo (http://papagayorestaurants.com/): “Buzzing Mexican kitchen & tequila bar starring guacamole made tableside & stiff margaritas.”
Address: 283 Summer St
Dine Around Host: Karen Sluzenski – No longer accepting RSVPs
Meetup Location:  Meet in the Westin Boston Waterfront Lobby by 6:30. Look for a person holding a sign reading SLA New England sign. Group will depart promptly at 6:45 p.m.

 


Tuesday, June 16th

7:00pm Barlow’s Restaurant (http://barlowsrestaurant.com/): “Eatery serving gussied-up American standards & cocktails in an airy, industrial space with a patio.”
Address: 241 A Street
Dine Around Host: Joy McNally Brandow- No longer accepting RSVPs
Meetup Location:  Meet in the Westin Boston Waterfront Lobby by 6:30. Look for a person holding a sign reading SLA New England sign. Group will depart promptly at 6:45 p.m.

 

7:00 pm Jerry Remy’s (http://www.jerryremysseaport.com/):  Former Red Sox player and team’s current  announcer has a restaurant near the convention center. The restaurant serves American pub fare.
Address: 250 Northern Ave
Dine Around Host: Wendy Austin. Send your RSVP by Thursday June 11th to austin.wendy@gmail.com with your name and email/phone information.
Meetup Location: Meet in the Seaport Boston Hotel Lobby by 6:35. Look for a person holding a sign reading SLA New England sign. Group will depart promptly at 6:50 p.m.

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Boston for Sports Lovers

Boston for Sports Lovers

by Mary Purdey, SLA New England Secretary and Tom Clark

Boston is a BIG sports town so there’s lots to see and do.  If you can’t make it to these highlights, but don’t want to miss the sports news while you’re away, tune in to either of our local sports stations: 93.7, WEEI FM or 98.5, the SportsHub.

  • Fenway Park is the oldest ball park in the MLB and the home of the Red Sox. Located in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, the Park opened in 1912, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Tours of Fenway Park are offered year round. They last 60 minutes and start at the top of the hour. Fenway Park is accessible by Boston’s public transit system (the T). You can take the T to the Kenmore or Fenway stops on the Green Line.
  • TD Garden is the home arena for both the Bruins and the Celtics. The Garden is located directly above North Station, a stop on the MBTA’s Green Line, and a major commuting hub. A bronze statue of Bobby Orr (one of the Bruins most famous players) was unveiled outside of the Garden in 2010. The Garden is also home to The Sports Museum which has exhibits on the history of Boston Sports. Tours of the TD Garden are given through The Sports Museum at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and are included in the museum admission. Tours run from the end of the Bruins and Celtics seasons through Labor Day Weekend. **The Sports Museum is closed on June 12th and 16th.**
  • Gillette Stadium is located in Foxboro, MA (35 minute drive from Boston) is home to both the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution soccer team. The Revolution has a home game on June 13th at 7:30pm.
  • The Basketball Hall of Fame is located in the city of Springfield, MA (90 minute drive from Boston). There are several hotels in the area as well as numerous restaurants.
  • Boston is also home to the Boston Marathon, which is held annually on the third Monday of every April. If you want to visit Copley Square to see the Marathon finish line in person, you can take the Green Line to Copley Square.
  • Boston is home to the Head of the Charles Regatta, a rowing race held annually in October. The Head of the Charles Charity Program has raised thousands of dollars for charity since its inception in 1998.
  • Two sports statues commemorate Boston Celtics heroes Red Auerbach (Coach and GM from 1960-2006) at Fanueil Hall and Bill Russell (legendary player and activist) at City Hall.
  • Two sports bars to check out are The Fours near TD Garden and McGreevy’s near Fenway Park.

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Boston for Beer Lovers

Boston for Beer Lovers

Thanks to Sarah Bennett, Director Of Library Services at Sullivan & Worcester, LLP for compiling this list. 

Boston (and surrounding areas) are known for its local brews.  Check out this guide for places for local brews along with great beer selections. The guide’s order is from closest to the convention center to farthest.

Harpoon Brewery is a short walk from the Convention Center. This destination brewery has  a beer hall,  brewery tours for $5 and a retail shop.  The beer hall and tours are both family friendly, except on Saturdays, when the Beer Hall is 21+.

Row 34 with a world class rating of 100 from the Beer Advocate, this restaurant is not only known for its unique beer selections but for great oysters! It is also a short walk from the convention center.

Bell in Hand, is one of the oldest bars in the United States. The bar has been around since 1795! Decent beer selection. The pub is in the Government Center area near Faneuil Hall. Walkable on a very nice day but you can also take the subway to State Street station on the Orange or Blue Lines or Downtown Crossing station on the Red or Orange Lines.

Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale is walkable on a nice day but you can also catch a bus or the Silver Line or Red Line to Downtown Crossing.  Zagat has ranked Stoddard’s one of the “best restaurants in Downtown Cross./Financial District Boston” with 20 Draft Lines & 5 Cask Engines.  Good craft beer selection. Open at 5pm Tues-Sat. 11am Sunday. Closed Monday. 

Tip Tap Room was ranked by Zagat one of the “best restaurants Near Boston’s T.D. Garden“, the home of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. Located in the Beacon Hill area, it is a gastropub with 30 taps and world class rating from the Beer Advocate of 95. Tip Tap is a short walk from Charles MGH station on the Red Line.

Bukowski Tavernif you are in the Back Bay area of the city, then check out this funky and popular dive bar  named after the famous poet, Charles Bukowski. It has a great beer selection. The tavern is walking distance from Back Bay Station on the Orange Line and Copley, Prudential, and Hynes Convention stations on the Green Line.

Lower Depths is home of over 150 bottles of beer, 16 rotating drafts, and killer food. Best to go when the Red Sox aren’t in town.  Younger crowd, great service. The restaurant is near Kenmore station on the Green Line.  

Cambridge Brewing Company, if you find yourself in the Cambridge area then check out what Zagat named “best beer halls in Boston area.” My personal favorite.  A Brew pub with something for everyone.  A solid line of year round brews and eclectic seasonals paired with localvore American comfort fare. Hop on the Red line to Kendall Square /MIT station then walk ½ mile or cab.  The station exits at the Boston Marriottt Cambridge so cabs are available.

Lord Hobo, is a short walk from Cambridge Brewing Company so a great addition to your trip to Cambridge. Hipstery bar with a world class beer list.

Sam Adams Boston Brewery, get up close with the company that started it all. Tours are available Monday – Thursday and Saturday from 10am – 3pm. Friday from 10am – 5:30pm. Tours are free. The Brewery is a short walk from the Stonybrook station on the Orange Line.

Deep Ellum has been ranked by Zagat as one of the best restaurants in the Allston area of Boston. It is known for great craft beer selection and unique cocktails.  House made charcuterie.  Great atmosphere. Hop on the Green Line Boston College “B” branch to Harvard Ave and then a 5 minute walk.

The Publick House, if you find yourself in beautiful Brookline then check out this restaurant ranked by Zagat asbest pub food in Boston area.”Friendly pub with excellent food and good brews.  Hop on the Green Line Cleveland Circle “C” branch to Washington Square stop.

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