full circle

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

When I studied abroad, I frequented a bar called the Thirsty Scholar in Cork. They had these tall, wooden barrels in the back that almost served as decoration. [Taken with a camera from the 80’s] Today, I frequent a bar called the Thirsty Scholar in Somerville. They have these tall barrels that stand on their […]

high school to cali and back

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

This weekend Mike and I are heading to Narragansett, Rhode Island, where I will have the honor of being in the wedding of one of my best friends from high school. We’ve definitely grown up since then… In 2005, after we both graduated from our respective colleges, I came back to Boston and my friend […]

drinks ’round the world: brussels fruit beer

Monday, June 1st, 2009

My first meme.. As I mentioned the other day, Travel Experta and Lifecruiser Travel Blog are co-hosting the happiest hour of all with a blog post about a fun drink from somewhere in the world every first of the month. I have decided to join in on the fun… I traveled to Brussels during my […]

raising a glass to favorite places

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

My kitchen cabinets do not look like Martha Stewart’s. They are filled with hand-me-down plates and bowls, cheap wine glasses from Bed Bath & Beyond and random mugs, wine glasses and cups. Last night I realized that my eclectic collection paints a picture of different places and every time I pour a beverage, I am […]

my sunday was irish

Monday, May 18th, 2009

It all began with brunch at the Druid, one of Boston’s most authentic Irish pubs, in my opinion. Mike and I decided to try their Irish Breakfast, which includes sausage, ham, white and black pudding, eggs, potatoes, beans and a tomato. [Irish Breakfast at the Druid] In between episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia […]

montreal cuisine

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

For our first night in Montreal, my friends and I had planned to check out a tapas restaurant that Lisa researched. It is called confusion, which was fitting. Expecting an awkward exchange with the host, ashamed that I had not taken the time to at least learn the basics of French, it actually wasn’t the […]

a local brew

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

I had a Paper City brew with my friend Kerry at Bukowski before she heads back to California. I swear it was a Paper City Ireland Dam Ale because I wrote it down on my coaster to remember. However, the closest thing I can find on their web site is a Holyoke Dam Ale and […]

getting over the perservatives

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Out of the blue my cousin Kathy emailed me a fact: when you drink a pint of Guinness, you should drink seven sips so there are seven rings around the glass when you are done. Apparently,  an Irish person will only see between 5-7 rings after finishing the pint. I told her I would have […]