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STRB Recommendations: Boston Winery

The Boston Winery is a hidden gem in Dorchester Massachusetts. It is located beside Venezia restaurant in a Civil-War era building. The winery is run by Ralph Bruno and his goal is to “share his knowledge of making superb wine and to teach others how to enjoy this experience.” Every Saturday afternoon the winery is open to tastings and tours. For only $10 you receive 3 tokens that can be exchanged for glasses of wine, and a tour of their facilities. 

Boston Winery Door

Tours run every half hour, you can arrive anytime between 1pm and 6pm . The winery is not big so the tour is only about 10 minutes. If your tour guide asks any questions make sure to be the first to answer! The guides hand out extra tokens throughout the tour. They do a great job of explaining their process of creating the wine.  Contrary to popular belief they do not crush the grapes with their feet.

Boston Winery Barrells

The tasting room offers about 5 different wines. I went with a friend so between both of our tokens we tasted them all. Red, white, and sparkling are included in each tasting, chances are they will have a wine for you.  Handmade pizzas are available in the tasting rooms. Make sure to be the first to grab a slice, the pizza is for everyone participating in the tasting.

Boston Winery Drinks

The winery is only a short drive away from many of our properties. If you are staying with us on a Saturday make sure to stop by, and let us know what wine you tasted! I highly recommend the Sparkling Brachetto and The Black Dog Cabernet Sauvignon.


STRB Restaurant Pick Of The Week: Grille 705

While on vacation it isn’t always reasonable to sit down for long meals. Sometimes you need a quick bite to eat before starting your day. That is why we recommend Grille 705. It is a go-to for the locals in the South End. The best characteristic about this restaurant is that the food is affordable. You won’t have the break the bank for a great meal. The location is prime, right on the corner of Massachusetts and Harrison Avenue. Many of our properties in the South End are only a 10 minute walk away. Our office on Washington Street is about 2 blocks away. You can find a couple STRB employees stopping by Grille 705 during our lunch breaks.

Grille 705 Outside

Grille 705 has breakfast served all day long, so if you aren’t an early riser you can still get some pancakes and bacon when you wake up. Their omelets and french toast are any breakfast lovers dream. If you order french toast there are 6 different kinds of toppings to choose from, personally I like the blueberry. As for lunch I tend to go for the chicken wraps and sandwiches, but they also have hamburgers and pasta. Last time I ordered the Ranchero Chicken Wrap with french fries and a side Greek Salad. I was finished in about 15 minutes, the food was great! A cool option they offer is ordering online. So you can go to their website, pick out what you want, pay, and then go pick it up in 15 minutes or less.Grille 705 Chicken Wrap

Grille 705 is one the best diner’s in Boston’s South End. We recommend this spot to our guests because it is affordable and has an eclectic menu. If you are staying at our East Springfield or Concord Square apartments Grille 705 is only a 10 minute walk away. Make sure to look up their hours before you head over, on certain weekends they close at 4pm. Check it out the next time you are in Boston and let us know what you ordered!


Where to Explore in Boston this weekend

 

That nip in the air means that fall has officially arrived.  Here is a list of what to do this weekend! Just because Hurricane Joaquin is coming in, doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun in Boston this weekend.

Friday, October 2nd

 

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2015 Harpoon Oktoberfest

On October 2nd & 3rd Harpoon Brewery will celebrate Oktoberfest with beer, bratwursts, chicken dancing, and more.  Located at 306 Northern Ave in Boston.  Purchase your $20 ticket HERE

 

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The Dark Side of Boston Walking Tour

Explore the darker side of Boston on this spooky walk based on true historical events that occurred in Boston.  You will hear many stories not often shared with tourist while walking among the streets of the North End.  The tour starts at 6:00 pm at the corner of Hanover and Cross Street in front of the Tony DeMarco boxer statue.  Tickets are $13, purchase them HERE

 

Saturday October 3rd

 

Nick’s Comedy Stop

As one of the top clubs in the country, Nick’s draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston.  Nick’s is located in Boston’s theater district at 100 Warrenton Street.  Click the link for $10 tickets!

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The 4th annual Let’s Talk About Food Festival

This festival returns to Copley Square in Boston on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.  This event will bring together celebrity chefs, farmers and fishermen, nutritionists, non-profits, public officials, parents and food experts to tackle topics of  food in a fun and meaningful way. There will also be cooking demos with educational and meaningful actives.  The festival stars at 10:00 am and goes until 5:00 pm.  Click HERE for the event website.

 

Sunday October 4th

 

Jazz Brunch at the Merchant

Join them from 11am to 3pm for performances by local musicians located at 60 Franklin street in Downtown Boston. Event website HERE


Guide to Boston Entertainment- August 13th-16th

The summer is not over yet!  Check out what’s going on in Boston this weekend, make sure to dress accordingly, it’s going to be a hot one!

Packed Fenway

Thursday,  August 13th– Boston Calling Block party located at 700 Atlantic Ave in Boston.  Open to the public. Bands, cocktails, and more. FREE. 21 plus. From 5 pm- 8pm.  Check the Facebook page for updates on performers later in the summer:https://www.facebook.com/bostoncallingblockparties

Friday, August 14th– Boston Red Sox take on the Seattle Mariners at Fenway.  Click link to purchase tickets http://www.stubhub.com/boston-red-sox-tickets-red-sox-vs-mariners-8-14-2015/event/9150437/

Kids Yoga, Instructor Joanne Lloyd will hold a yoga class for kids (though parents can jump in too!) on South Market Street in Faneuil Hall at 10 am. Mats provided, or bring your own. Event Website http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/event/kid-fitness/2145457279

Free Wine, Beer, and Spirits Tastings!!- Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The Urban Grape holds complimentary wine, beer, and spirits tastings. The theme changes daily. See our events page for up-to-the-minute information on our tastings! Located at The Urban Grape South End, 303 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 from 5 pm- 8 pm. Event website: http://tinyurl.com/ugevents

Saturday, August 15thFisherman’s Feast in the North End.  Each August since 1910, the Feast has been held in Boston’s historic North End on North and Fleet Streets, making it the North End’s oldest continuously running Italian festival. There is entertainment on the bandstand and vendors selling food (Italian sausages, calamari, pizza, pasta and much more) as well as crafts.   Goes all weekend from Thursday at 6:00pm – Sunday to 10:30 pm. Full schedule of events: http://www.fishermansfeast.com/schedule.html

Sunday, August 16th– Rhythm & Brunch.  Monthly brunch party with a R&B soundtrack!
21+; No Cover When: Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 11:00a – 4:00p Where: Causeway Restaurant &Bar
65 Causeway Street. Boston, MA 02114