Monday, May 27, 2013

BEANTOWN

BOSTON!
 …Or should we say BAH STAHN…we’ll just stick to “Boston”.
We planned a Boston beer adventure for the Memorial Day weekend.
Day 1
This adventure starts out with hotdogs!
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NEW GUIDA'S Restaurant

484 Meriden Road, Middlefield, CT 06455 in Connecticut claims to be one of state’s best “10” inch hotdog. Not a 6 inch or an entire foot of hotdog, but 10 inches! They can stake such claim because their hotdogs are extraordinary. Finding "New" Guida’s was purely accidental, in search of gas and failing at finding one, the foodie Gods bestowed upon us a gem along our path to Boston.

With only drops of gas left in the tank, we knew it was more important to fuel the human tank, and since we got off the highway and find ourselves in the middle of nowhere…low and behold….HOTDOGS!
It was adorable and attractive! This little food shack immediately caught our attention and drew us in.
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We were too famished to read what was plastered all over this establishment about having the “Best Hot Dogs in Connecticut”. Initially, we ordered lunch specials (which were delicious but not meeting our craft beer stomach standards of portion) after having some food in us and regaining some our senses, we finally noticed the their big claim….SO…we had to do it and have these great hotdogs!
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We highly recommend New Guida’s Restaurant for those who ever finds themselves in this part of town for whatever reason.
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We make our way to Boston, or actually, we make our way to Cambridge where we will be having staying during the trip and where we will be having our first beer of the weekend.
LORD HOBO
92 Hampshire St  Cambridge, MA 02139
 Amazing hamburgers and of course and impressive selection and offering of local New England beers. 
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CAMBRIDGE BREWING COMPANY
1 Kendall Square #100  Cambridge, MA 02139  
New England beers have that extra crisp to them.


They have outstanding brews and amazing concoctions, such as their "Banryu Ichi" - the offspring between the mating of a beer and a sake! 
Photo by Steve H
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IMPROV BOSTON
40 Prospect St  Cambridge, MA 02139
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 These guys are awesome and they got to pick on Mr.Steve H., the fearless leader of Craft Beers and Brews.

The "VICTIM"

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Photo by Steve H
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Day 2
ASGARD
350 Massachusetts Ave  Cambridge, MA 02139
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We decide to do touristy things...
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We weren’t that pathetic….we did NOT go to CHEERS! 
  ....and then....
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 we had dinner at
The BARKING CRAB
88 Sleeper St  Boston, MA 02210
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Photo by Steve H

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The LAST DAY, on our last day, we had brunch in Cambridge, then we decided to travel to Salem, Massachusetts to do our tourist thing and look for witches and brews.
The MIDDLE EAST
472 Massachusetts Ave  Cambridge, MA 02139






Not what one would think. The Middle East is an eclectic, hipster bar – restaurants – music-venue (yes, all that in one). We came here for Brunch and they did satisfy Craft Beer belly standards.
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SALEM
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Photo by Steve H
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Beer and Wine shop -  Meades, wines and beer local to the area and only available in the area. We are ready to go in and start the shopping spree…until a young Australian man, an employee stops us in our tracks and gently breaks the news to us….In the State of Massachusetts, alcohol is not allowed to be sold on Memorial Day. Yes, we were there ON Memorial Day and we cannot buy alcohol!
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SALEM BEER WORKS
278 Derby St Salem, MA 01970
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Photo by Steve H

Delicious!

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www.beerworks.net   
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We concluded the trip with strolls throughout the town and buying souvenirs from T-Shirt shops.
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Photo by Steve H

Photo by Steve H


Until next time…which should be at Foley’s NYC, Alfies and a rescheduled The Randolph……

FOLEY'S

ALFIES




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