Saturday Short List: April 28

28 Apr

Happy Saturday! It’s all about the alcohol today.

The above picture captures one of my favorite spots for outdoor dining – The Blue Room in Kendall Square. Their cocktails are sublime. The drink in the front is a ‘Magic Bus’ (Berkshire Mountain Distillers Vodka, St. Germain, grapefruit juice), one of my favorites. I can’t wait for some (consistent) warm weather and dinner on the patio.

The Jogging Concierge compares two local breweries: Samuel Adams and Harpoon. Which is your favorite? After living in Boston for two years I still haven’t visited either of them. How is that possible?!

I thought there was a worldwide cork shortage, but according to the Cork Forrest Conservation Alliance (CFCA), there is no shortage and (obviously) plastic corks and metal screw tops are not sustainable. Hm…

Speaking of corks, the 3 bite rule shows off a great looking wine cork tray. Good luck finding the elusive authentic cork to make your own.

I finally bought a bottle of ‘Wild Tea’-flavored Absolut yesterday, as mentioned in my Sweet Carolines Grand Opening Party post. A little splash in some lemon seltzer…so good, I may need to alternate between this and my favorite summer combo of gin and tonic.

Free Food Boston gives us a first look at newly opened All Star Pizza Bar in Inman Square (across from All Star Sandwich Bar). They were giving out free pizza last week and I unfortunately missed the craziness. They’re on this list because, while I haven’t tried their pizza, I’ve been to All Star Sandwich Bar often enough to know they have awesome draft beer options.

Drink responsibly and enjoy the sunny weekend.

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6 Responses to “Saturday Short List: April 28”

  1. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic May 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I haven’t tried Absolut Wild Tea yet but I think I will love it too. One of my favorite vodkas is Firefly Sweet Tea :)

    • Liz May 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      I usually stay away from crazy drink flavors, but I was pleasantly surprised with the Wild Tea.

      Now that I’m being more adventurous (me being adventurous = vodka and seltzer…) I’ll have to try Firefly – sounds like something I’d like!

  2. Elizabeth May 2, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Thanks for including my review! The pizza’s pretty fun, but I think I like Sandwich Bar better. Definitely worth visiting though.

    • Liz May 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

      Of course! Thanks for checking it out!

      I can understand that – they run Sandwich Bar SO well, it’s difficult to top what they’re already doing. The pizzas in your post look awesome – Ms. Piggy’s Fig is first on my list to try.

  3. Taryn Collins (@tbren15) April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I love love LOVE St. Germain (my go-to is St. Germain, gin and grapefruit with a splash of bitters), so that Magic Bus drink looks amazing, and I’ve never been to The Blue Room so I have an excuse to check it out! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Liz May 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

      Yes, St. Germain is so good! I know I’m on the right track any time there’s a drink that includes it.

      You would love Blue Room – it’s fine dining and creative ingredients, but in such a comfortable neighborhood atmosphere. Thank goodness I don’t live within walking distance! :)

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