Monthly Archives: November 2010

What does a $3.99 Lobster Roll look like?

via NYMAG Grubstreet

Song 7.2, the Korean pub that brought you the $5 bulgogi burger, has now introduced the $3.99 lobster roll.
And because Luke’s is doing such swift business down the block, they’re also selling a lobster roll for $3.99 and lobster bisque for $5. Extra lobster will cost you $1.50, and you’ll probably want to go that route — as you can see here, the regular roll comes on a small hot-dog bun that’s grilled on the flattop, and the paltry amount of lobster meat is drenched in wasabi mayo.

Is this the grossest thing you have ever seen? I am glad no one is trying shenanigans like this around here. There will always be super lame spins on the lobster roll, but this is Guinness book of world record LAME! Putting Chowder on a bun and calling it a roll should be punishable by law. Do people who sell this stuff eat food? Please stop the insanity!

As always Joey has the Mrs’s recipe that is a reference for greatness and read roll reviews from my summer trip to Maine.

Exquisite Flora in Autumn From Kim Smith

Kim Smith Writes-

Dear Gardening Friends,

Last Tuesday I had the joy to attend the New England Landscape Design and History Association’s (NELDHA) October get-together, which is held annually at the beautiful Arnold Arboretum in Boston. The refreshments provided by Jon Hogan were simply delicious and the special guest lecturer Alan Banks gave an absorbing and informative presentation on "The Olmstead Legacy and its influence on today’s landscape design professionals." Alan Banks is the supervisory park ranger at "Fairstead," which is the Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site, located in Brookline, Massachusetts. Banks has extensively researched the Olmsted firm’s involvement in over 1,200 projects throughout Massachusetts, ranging from expansive parks to intimate private gardens. Among Olmsted’s greatest achievements is the Boston area’s six-mile Emerald Necklace (Including the Arnold Arboretum) that became a nationally acclaimed landscape masterpiece (Olmstead and his partner Vaux famously designed Central Park, NYC). Olmsted’s humanitarian philosophy and theories for land use are persuasive arguments for today’s landscape designers. To learn more about NELDHA and the manifold benefits of becoming a member, visit their new website New England Landscape Design and History Association’s.

I left Cape Ann several hours earlier than the scheduled event hoping to arrive at the Arnold in time to photograph, but as is typical, the traffic was dreadful and, regretfully, I was only able to take a few shots.

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On another note, our daughter Liv is singing every Sunday at the lovely St. Johns’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms. The music program, under the direction of organist and choirmaster Nicholas White, is divine. This coming Sunday afternoon (November 7th) at 4:00 pm is a special concert of Requiem ~ Gabriel Faure, with chamber orchestra and soloists, featuring the combined choirs of St. John’s Church, Beverly Farms, and Christ Church, Andover. The program will also include Felix Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer, as well as his Organ Sonata III in A Major. Barbara Bruns is the organist, with Nicholas White conducting. I hope you will come hear this gorgeous music, with Liv singing.

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Kim’s Entry

Joseph Everett Chandler and The Restoration of The Sargent House Event Saturday Nov 6th

Judith Nast Writes In-

Hi Joey,
The Sargent House Museum would like to invite people to a lecture followed by refreshments and a tour of the museum tour this coming Saturday at  2pm at the Sawyer Library.  We’re delighted to have the wonderful author, Tim Orwig, talk about Joseph Chandler’s work in preserving the musuem in the early part of the 20th century.  Joseph Everett Chandler, preservationist and antiquarian, was a champion of Colonial Restoration, most often referred to as the Colonial Revival style. He believed architectural forms demonstrated values of their builders, and that a culture could not survive without preserving reminders of its origins and character.  After the lecture, we’ will walki over to the museum for refreshments and a tour.  You may have noticed that the Sargent House Museum is in the midst of an exterior restoration project.  Come see what it’s all about!  Get tickets online at
sargenthouse.org.
Thanks for your support and helping us get the word out!
Judith Nast

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Reception for Ruth Mordecai at Soprafina Gallery

FRI, Nov 5, 5:30 to 8pm: Reception for Ruth Mordecai at Soprafina Gallery

Ruth Mordecai (painting)

Ruth Mordecai, Jacob’s Dream, 2010. Acrylic, oil and collage on paper.

A solo show by Ruth Mordecai, Dreams and Symbols, Works on Paper opens at Soprafina Gallery in Boston’s South End (SOWA district) Friday, November 5th at 5:30 – 8:00 and continues through November. Soprafina, located on Boston’s Thayer Street, was chosen the second best gallery in Boston by Boston Magazine. Thayer is a walking street and on the first Friday of every month all the galleries are open to the public.

Soprafina Gallery
55 Thayer Street, Boston
617 728 0770 Soprafina.com