Boston Restaurants 2018

New restaurants, like new buildings, continue to come to the Boston area. With the notable help of several of our foodie friends, we discovered some new places to eat on our 2018 visit. Yvonne’s Yvonne’s is a hip, elegantly outfit remake of the venerable Locke Ober restaurant. Seven of us tried to make a mission [Read more …]

Boston Massachusetts

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We recently returned to Boston, where we had lived for over 20 years before moving to San Francisco. It was an opportunity to spend time with friends, revisit some old haunts and explore new places and restaurants. Boston Back Bay and South End We spent most of our time in the city reacquainting ourselves with [Read more …]

The Berkshire Mountains

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Over the years, we have spent a lot of time in the Berkshire Mountains area: around Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington: Summers for the Tanglewood Music Festival; Fall for foliage; and Winter when we used to cross-country ski. The area also has a lot of day-time activities. In addition to exploring the towns’ downtown areas, [Read more …]

Williamstown Massachusetts

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Williamstown Massachusetts is a small, pretty college town on the Massachusetts/Vermont/New York border. The town itself is lovely with its two block long commercial street (Spring Street) old buildings, school campus…but little else We decided to stay in Williamstown for 2 nights. For us, this was not a good decision. Part of it is the [Read more …]

Salem Massachusetts

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Salem Massachusetts One can love Salem Massachusetts for the simple beauty of its historic, 17th-century, clapboard, pitched-roof houses, its 18th- and 19th-century brick ship captain and merchant mansions and its initiative of turning the disadvantages of poor agricultural land and rugged, deep, rocky shoreline into a seafaring powerhouse that was the fifth largest, and of [Read more …]

Return to Nantucket Massachusetts

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Since we were already on Cape Cod, we took a fast, hour-long fast ferry (you could also take a 15 minute flight) to traverse the 30 mile stretch from Hyannis to Nantucket. The island, first settled in 1659, became the world’s largest whaling port and one of its most wealthy and progressive towns in the [Read more …]

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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When we lived in Boston, MA, we spent a fair amount of time on Cape Cod (“the Cape”). Now that we live on the west coast, we don’t get to the area as often. This summer we decided to go back—our first time in more than 10 years. Our motivation for the trip was to [Read more …]

Catching Up with the New Boston

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We finished up the trip to Nova Scotia via Boston. Although we have many friends and memories of the time we lived here, this time we had only a day and a half to catch up with the city. Our initial exposure to the city, from driving into and a brief walk through downtown and [Read more …]

A One Day Boston-to-Portland Detour

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  Joyce had two and a half days of meetings in Waltham, before our trip to Maine. I flew in the night of her second day, arriving in time for dinner at Boston’s Trade Restaurant, drinks with Joyce and few other colleagues at Waltham’s Naked Fish restaurant, and a night’s sleep. The next morning, before [Read more …]

Boston Restaurant Update--2013

We flew into Boston for meetings and a short trip to Maine, and then drove back to Boston for a flight to Chicago. Although we were unfortunately unable to spend time in the city, we did manage to make it to two restaurants; one in Boston and one in Cambridge.   Trade I had time [Read more …]