Friday, May 24, 2013

Boston Boutique Hotel Welcomes New Steakhouse to the Neighborhood!

Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the super trendy and hip South End neighborhood. We are so lucky to be a stone's throw away from numerous restaurants that rival any in the city. Whether is seafood at Barbara Lynch's B&G Oysters, Latin tapas at Ken Origner's Toro or sticky buns at Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery, there is no shortage of delicious food within a 10 minute walk from our door.

The South End food scene is very lucky to welcome a new kid to the neighborhood! Boston Chops describe themselves as an urban steak bistro. Forget the stuffy, corporate atmosphere of other area steakhouses! This restaurant features soaring 20 foot ceilings, an awesome bar made from reclaimed wood and a 2,000 bottle wine room! Foodies and more traditional diners alike can find delicious menu options to tempt their palates. For the more daring patron, sample a bite of beef tongue, herb marinated heart or chicken fried sweetbreads. If you are searching for a classic dining experience, the 14 oz prime rib eye accompanied by duck fat fingerlings and brussel sprouts au canard might be more tempting. Everyone can enjoy a tower of onion rings and a poutine style twice backed potato loaded with gravy and cheese curds. If you still have room after all that delicious meat and carb goodness, then dessert is also a course not to be missed! The sticky toffee pudding and warm chocolate cake can satisfy any sweet tooth. The team behind Deauxave and dBar have done it again. Head in for a sexy night of great food and awesome atmosphere.

After your night of gluttony and indulgence, the 10 minute walk back to your favorite bed and breakfast will be a most welcomed adventure! Spoil yourself once more with more wine on our roof in the hot tub!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Boston Boutique Hotel Celebrates Mother's Day!

Spring has finally sprung in Boston! Our historic South End is filled with blooming flowers, fresh green leaves and sunshine that will put a smile on anyone's face. Many locals and visitors alike can be found wandering the cobblestone sidewalks, peering into small boutiques and one of kind art galleries. Wouldn't it be lovely to take your mother for a stroll in this gorgeous neighborhood?

After perusing the farmer's market and indie artist market at SOWA Sundays, head on over to the Back Bay with Mom for a day at the spa! All month long, Emerge and G2O will be celebrating the most amazing women in everyone's lives. At Emerge, guests who purchase gift cards for Mom for $150 or more will also receive a complimentary Trish McEvoy gift valued at over $75! It is up to you if you want to give this gift to Mom for extra spoiling, or keep it for yourself; we won't tell! At G2O, when you purchase any of their Top 3 gifts for Mom, you will receive a different complimentary gift with each one! The Clarisonic Skin Cleaning System comes with a complimentary MoroccanOil Shower Gel valued at $26. NuFace Trinity Facial Toning System comes with a Yonka SPF 40 High Protection Sun cream, valued at $62 and the Solano Blow Dryer now included a full size Kerastase Thermique, a $41 value!

Another unique option to show Mom how much you love her is to participate in the Celeste-a-Thon. Celeste Corcoran is a member of the Emerge family. She and her daughter were both seriously injured during the Boston Marathon bombings, resulting in Celeste losing both her legs below the knee. On Monday, May 13th, salons up and down Newbury Street will be offering special promotions, raffles and fundraisers to help these strong women in their time of need. At Emerge and G2O, haircuts and blowouts can be done for a donation of $50, a 30 minute manicure for $20 donation, a targeted massage for $50 donation, and many other services. More information can be found online including a list of participating salons in Boston.

With so many fun activities for you and Mom to enjoy, wouldn't it be nice to come back to a relaxing environment on a quiet street to rest with a glass of wine or cup of tea before a delicious dinner? Our bed and breakfast is that perfect urban oasis you have been dreaming of! Stroll to numerous outstanding restaurants and bars for the evening and enjoy the Boston skyline from our rooftop terrace before collapsing in bed. This Mother's Day should be one to remember.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Boston Bites Back at Fenway Park to Support the One Fund!

Two weeks ago today, the Boston area police departments with the help of the FBI and other government agencies shut down our bustling metropolis to find the men who poked the wrong sleeping giant. While the city has slowly regained its flow and businesses on Boylston are back in business, celebrity chefs Ken Oringer and Ming Tsai have been plotting their own comeback. Boston Bites Back will be held on May 15th at the historic Fenway Park with over 100 chefs participating.

Boston favorites like Flour Bakery, Eastern Standard, Hungry Mother, Coppa and Summer Shack will all be represented by their finest culinary masters. Tiffany Faisson of Top Chef and Sweet Cheeks and Mario Batali will also be in attendance serving up delicious BBQ and classic Italian cuisine. General admission tickets will be sold for $200. This grants patrons to the Big Concourse to sample food from all the chefs along with beer, wine and soft drinks. Guests are invited to sit in the stands, enjoy all the amenities of the Budweiser deck and even walk out to the warming tracks! VIP tickets will be sold for $1000 and includes exclusive menus from Ming and Ken themselves as well as top shelf wine and liquor and a private party in the EMC Club. This event is for adults 21 and over only and tickets can be purchased online.

If you can't make it to Fenway Park on the 15th, maybe you can head over to the TD Garden on May 30th? The Boston Strong Benefit Concert will also attempt to raise money for the One Fund. Headliners such as Aerosmith, New Kids On The Block, Jason Aldene, James Taylor and comedians Dane cooks and Steven Wright will be joined by many others for one night of music magic. Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 6th on Ticketmaster and LiveNation. They are priced between $35-$285. To ensure that all money raised goes directly to the One Fund, only tickets purchased on the two sites mentioned will be allowed in. Ticket holders must have a valid form of government issued ID and the credit card used to purchase the ticket to gain entrance.

Nights like these are certainly ones to remember, and also ones to tire you out! Stay with us at our boutique bed and breakfast in the South End neighborhood and share all your stories and adventures with us over breakfast the next morning. That is, if you can wake up from the deep food and music induced comas!