I was depressed and I wanted to feel more depressed so I went to Cheers
The following is an excerpt from Welcome to Hell World: Dispatches from the American Dystopia ...
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It’s nice to see such places as the Friendly Toast in Cambridge’s Kendall Square (and several other locations) take a light-hearted attitude toward all this, realizing that sometimes, you just want to have a decent meal, a drink or two, and a few laughs while enjoying a funky vibe that’s missing from so many other spots.
“It just seemed like the right time to find some partners and create one that showcased the Boston hospitality industry. It’s grown to encompass a little bit more of New England, so we try to do outreach and work with bartenders in all of the other New England states.”
You can get entrees as well, including fish and chips, a fisherman’s stew, and shepherd’s pie with lamb. The items tried over the course of a couple of visits were very impressive for a brewery, with the beef barley soup having loads of barley and almost being a meal on its own.
Pore through the pages of any cocktail history tome and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a distinctive contribution to the art that is Boston’s and Boston’s alone. The Ward 8, however, is a drink that did originate here, specifically at the long-gone Locke-Ober restaurant on Winter Place (in the spot currently known as Yvonne’s).
A list of bars and locales to consider—and those to avoid—if all you really want to do when it comes to drinking on Sunday is sit down, have a cocktail, and not be surrounded by people in green hats who look like they’re ready to puke on your shoes.
Not really a speakeasy, but a great neighborhood bar
“This is going to be a well-run program that allows people to talk about important things in a safe and frank way and see the other members of the community as potential collaborators and making changes when needed and talking about identifying situations that are toxic or not safe."
That special day is once again approaching, so it seems like a good time to identify more restaurants and bars that are particularly good date-night places.
"We’ve never had to navigate sharing such devastating news, but any way you’re able to help share the news of the benefit would be much appreciated. The more eyes, the more donations for Tenzin’s son. I’ve shared some information about the event below for quick reference and am happy to answer any questions you might have."