Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Today I have a few exciting announcements! They’re largely applicable to those of you who live in the Boston area, but even if you’re not local it’s all worth knowing.

Let’s start with the one that’s actually happening today – the long-awaited opening of The Boston Shaker’s standalone store in Davis Square! You may remember from my bar tools post that the Boston Shaker is my go-to spot for the latest and greatest in bar tools, books, and bitters. Until today, I had to schlep out to Union Square on my bike or the bus – but no longer! Adam’s beautiful shop is within walking distance of my house, and right on my commute home. If you are not so blessed, visit the online shop at thebostonshaker.com. You’ll be glad that you did!

Next up, even though it is not Sunday Run Day, I have a marathon announcement – the next big fundraiser! This is a joint effort between those teammates who work in the Boston Partners in Education office (of whom I am one, which you should be aware of if you read this blog ever.) We are hosting a trivia night at the Crossroads Pub in the Back Bay on February 19th, at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 each, but if you put together a team of 4-6 and pre-pay, you’ll get $5 off! We’re going to have some fantastic prizes, so come out, have some fun, and support us at the same time. Contact me to pre-buy tickets or for more information. Space is limited to 100 people, so don’t delay!

Finally, I would like to announce to all of the amateur cooks out there that the Boston Lamb Takedown is coming up on February 28th! The Takedowns, the brainchild of Matt Timms, are basically big ol’ cook-offs – but a bit hipper than your average Pillsbury Bake-Off. I’d really love to enter, as I’ve got some interesting ideas (they involve dried fruit, ala Katniss’ favorite meal in The Hunger Games) but I think it’s a little too much to put on my proverbial plate at this point in my training. Next time, Mr. Timms, NEXT TIME! If you all have time, you should show off your skills. In any event, tickets to simply eat the fantastic creations are only $15, so even if you’re not confident in your lamb-cooking prowess you can still join in the fun! It’s at the Middle East Club in Cambridge, and you’ll be able to purchase your tickets through them. Oh, and if you DO enter, let me know!

I hope to see you at any and all of these exciting events – it’s going to be an amazing February, and how often do you get to say that?


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