Monday, April 25, 2016

Wine Riot Store to Open in South End

Second Glass's Wine Riot is getting a permanent home in the South End. Wine Riot which describes itself as "two parts education and one part revolution," will be opening it's first retail location at 519 Tremont Street.

Wine Riot is a four hour wine tasting like you've never experienced. Hosted over two days, guests are able to choose which Riot they would like to attend. Within the Riot there are 250 wines to sample from all over the world. In addition to the tastings there are "crash courses" designed to teach you about the expansive wine world. Combine that with a DJ and food stands from local restaurants and it is quite the event.

While the Riots will still be going on in various cities throughout the country, the retail shop will allow Boston residents to experience Wine Riot any day of the week. The retail space will have tastings, infographics, access to podcasts, and charts to help customers make informed wine purchasing decisions. Customers will also have access to Wine Riot's app which will make keeping track of favorites easy.

Wine Riot
Rendering provided to Boston Magazine
The new store will be a less than 10 minute walk from Clarendon Square which will be an exciting place for our guests to visit to learn about a bottle of wine, purchase it, and then sip it on our rooftop deck.

No word on the exact opening date but it should be very soon.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring into Boston's Spring

After a long New England winter, spring is finally here! What better way to celebrate than to get out and enjoy the city with the following itinerary?

Attend a game at Fenway Park - Cheer on the Red Sox in America's oldest ballpark. Sit on the Green Monster while snacking on a sausage with peppers and onions and wash it down with a cold locally brewed Sam Adams.

Take a stroll in the Public Garden - There is nothing quite like the Public Garden in the spring with all the flowers in bloom. While you're there you can take a ride on the historic Swan Boats that have been a Boston staple since 1877.

Support Local Businesses at SoWa - Starting back up on May 1, Boston's SoWa open market is located about a 15 minute walk from Clarendon Square. The outdoor market houses booths from local businesses and restaurants.

View the Megacities Asia Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts - A megacity is a city with a population of more than 10 million people. 11 artists across the globe have come together to express what living in a megacity looks like to them. It will be on display at the MFA until June 17, 2016.
Bicycle sculpture

Kayak the Charles River - Take in the scenery of one of the most scenic urban rivers in the country. It's the perfect activity for a warm spring day.

Monday, April 11, 2016

These Breakfast Recipes Will Have You Excited to Wake Up in the Morning

At Clarendon Square, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While we may serve a continental breakfast, that doesn't stop us from breaking out the stove at home. We've rounded up some creative breakfast recipes from our favorite chefs and blogs.

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon - You may associate salmon with bagels and cream cheese, but why not switch it up with some scrambled eggs and chives?
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza - Spruce up the usual English muffin with some Canadian bacon.
English-Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Strawberry Shortcake French Toast - Why save room for dessert when you can have dessert for breakfast?
Strawberry Shortcake French Toast

Eggs Sardou - Creamed spinach topped with artichoke hearts, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce is a hearty alternative to eggs Benedict, and a New Orleans classic.
Eggs Sardou (New Orleans-Style Poached Eggs With Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, and Hollandaise)

Bacon Cheddar Pancakes - These start with a basic American-style pancake recipe, but they come stuffed with crisp bacon, sautéed corn, jalapeño peppers, scallions, and—the kicker—pockets of gooey melted cheddar cheese.
Savory Bacon-Cheddar Pancakes With Corn and Jalape\u00f1o

Breakfast Banh Mi - It's easier than you think to make homemade sausage for this Vietnamese take on the egg sandwich. No need to mess with casings; just mix ground pork with seasonings, form into patties, and pan-fry.
Breakfast Banh Mi Sandwich with Eggs and Sausage  / Linda Pugliese, food styling by Chelsea Zimmer

Phyllo Squares with Baked Egg - These savory pastries from make a showstopping first course or brunch dish.
Phyllo Squares with Baked Egg, Spinach, and Cheese

Waffles Florentine - Savory cheese waffles replace the traditional muffin in this decadent eggs Florentine dish, perfect for brunch.
Easter Waffles Florentine

Scrambled Egg Muffins - Fill muffin tins with eggs, turkey bacon, and other savory ingredients.
Scrambled Egg Muffins

Spinach and Cheese Ravioli Egg Bake - Serve this delectable dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Spinach-and-Cheese-Ravioli Egg Bake