Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. 1/23/2019, 11:02 a.m. 72174 Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Print The Best Takeout Options for Super Bowl Sunday 2019 in Boston Get your orders in now to treat your team to lobster rolls, barbecue, dumplings, and more during the Big Game. By Jacqueline Cain· Island Creek Oyster Bar Super Bowl specials. / Photo by Emily HagenApparently we weren’t the only ones whose hearts started palpitating during the AFC Championship. But it wasn’t just the on-field drama at work; we’re also pumped to host yet another home-crowd Super Bowl party. Not only do we have Tom Brady and team to help us show up the haters, but we also have these Boston restaurants—and their tailgate-ready takeout specials—to make ours the neighborhood’s most winning watch party. No need to stress on game day—these options have you covered better than any offensive line.Anna’s TaqueriaIn honor of TB12 himself, a 12 percent discount on takeout orders applies on Friday, Feb. 1, and on Sunday, Feb. 3, throughout this local chain of burrito shops. Customize your spread of burrito trays, big salads, create-your-own taco bars, house-made horchata, and more; or go big with Anna’s 30-inch Cubio burrito.1412 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-739-7300, and other locations, annastaqueria.com.Backyard Betty’s Nashville fried chicken sandwich. / Photo by Mike DiskinBackyard Betty’sFor its first Super Bowl in Southie, Backyard Betty’s is offering half-gallons of house-made chili for $25; as well as a tray of a dozen Nashville fried chicken sandwiches and rosemary fries. The $100 Game Day takeout special is an $80 savings from the regular menu.170 West Broadway, South Boston, 617-766-8955, backyardbettys.com.Bar MezzanaLifelong Patriots fans are all over the city, but one of them is chef Colin Lynch. His takeout specials ($12-$90) include “finger lickin’” ribs, seven-layer dip, “soon-to-be-famous” wings, and a Big Hoagie, layered with 36-month aged prosciutto. There’s also a Super Bowl family deal for 6 or 10 people ($90-$175). Call before 10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, to pick up on Sunday.$12-$180, 360 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-530-1770, barmezzana.com.Branch LineFor Game Day, this Watertown rotisserie is smoking up pork shoulder, brisket, ribs, and more for takeout packages ($10-$80). Make it a meal with large-format sides like Dijon potato salad, bacon-loaded fries, and more. Orders are due Thursday, Jan. 31, and pickup is on Sunday.321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, 617-420-1900, branchlinearsenal.com.Broadway Restaurant GroupLoco Taqueria has the taco-filled Brady Box available again this year, and Lincoln Tavern is taking pre-orders for Game Day spicy wings—but wouldn’t it be fun to offer your friends a taste of all four of the Broadway Restaurant Group’s menus this year? You can. The new BRG Snack Box is a $200 package that feeds 10 people with crab Rangoons from Fat Baby, pineapple guacamole and chips from Loco, Lincoln’s spicy wings, and meatball sliders from Italian sister spot, Capo. Order by Thursday, Jan. 31, for pick-up at Loco on Sunday, Feb. 3.412 W. Broadway, South Boston, 617-917-LOCO, locosouthboston.com, lincolnsouthboston.com.Italian grinder at Coppa. / Photo providedCoppaJust like Tom Brady, Coppa’s classic Italian grinder is a game-changer. Make sure your party is equipped with some of these sandwiches with an order for either the Gronk Spike ($90, serves 4-6), or Brady’s Back ($165, serves 10-12)—each package comes with some signature sandwiches, pizzas, and a Caesar salad. Order by January 31 to pick up February 3.253 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-391-0902, coppaboston.com.Craigie on MainAfter so many Patriots appearances in the Super Bowl, are you tired of everyday football food? Acclaimed chef Tony Maws has the solution: It’s a swanky selection of make-your-own pig’s head tacos, sides like buffalo-fried cauliflower, beer-braised sausages with house-made ale mustard, and more. Craigie on Main has party packages available for 4-6 people starting at $75. Order by Saturday, Feb. 2, for pickup on Sunday between noon-5 p.m.853 Main St., Cambridge, 617-497-5511, craigieonmain.com.Island Creek Oyster BarThis Kenmore Square mainstay is making it easy to stack your lineup with New England seafood. Choose from a package meant for 4-6 ($200) or 8-12 people ($400). Both options including a spread of snacks, sliders, and sweets, such as petite lobster rolls on rosemary buns; shrimp pimento cheese dip with house-made buttery crackers; ICOB’s beloved New England clam chowder; and football-shaped cookies. Order must be received by noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, to be picked up between noon-4 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-5300, islandcreekoysterbar.com.App platter from the Lodge at Publico. / Photo providedPublico Street BistroThis South Boston spot has three-for-$20 pizzas for Game Day, including a goat-cheese number named for the GOAT, the Pizzetta Brady. Or, select the Publico Lodge app platter, full of cheeseburger sliders, truffle arancini, and more snacks from the menu of the wintertime bar. Order by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, to pick up orders on February 3.11 Dorchester St., South Boston, 617-622-5700, publicoboston.com.Mamaleh’sTailgate with house-made pastrami on seeded rye, egg salad, and pie from this Cambridge delicatessen and bakeshop. There are build-your-own sandwich packs priced for 4-6 ($99) or 12-16 ($270) people, and more—plus, delivery is available.One Kendall Square, Bldg. 300, Cambridge, 617-958-DELI, mamalehs.com.Momi NonmiBring some Hawaiian izakaya snacks to the party with takeout deals from chef Chris Chung. Among the options are $1 gyoza, Spam musubi, fried rice with kalua pork, Spam, and mushrooms; and more. Order before Thursday, Jan. 31, at noon, by emailing email@example.com. Pickup is Sunday afternoon between 2-4 p.m.1128 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge, 617-945-7328, mominonmi.comState ParkSome of the heartier options here are quarts of beef and bean chili ($10.50/each), and buckets of pickle-brined fried chicken with garlicky greens ($60/15). Sandwich lovers can choose a mixed bag of fried chicken katsu, and double cheeseburgers ($60-$120); and other add-ons and sides are available. Order by 5 p.m. on Friday to pick up on Sunday afternoon.1 Kendall Square, Building 300 Lower Level, Cambridge, 617-848-4355, statepark.is.Bucket of fried drumsticks at Sweet Cheeks. / Photo providedSweet CheeksTreat 10-15 guests to a spread of barbecue from the Fenway restaurant queen, Tiffani Faison, with the the Super Bowl Supper ($229), a feast of five smoked meats, three scoops of sides, and a dozen famous biscuits. Other options include a sandwich-making setup ($159) with pulled pork and chicken; and buckets ($89) of fried chicken, smoked wings, and ribs.1381 Boylston St, Boston, 617-266-1300, sweetcheeksq.com.TalullaThis delightful, new gem in Cambridge is having fun for its first Super Bowl Sunday with a comforting menu of takeout fare, like pints of buffalo cauliflower with buttermilk ranch ($5), Wagyu steak bomb sliders with peppers, onions, and cheese sauce; and gochujang-pulled chicken by-the-pound. There are also packages of make-your-own sandwiches and sides, priced for groups of 4 ($50), 6 ($75), or 8 ($110) people. Call to order by Friday, Feb. 1.377 Walden St., Cambridge, 617-714–5584, talullacambridge.com. Yellow Door TaqueriaThe only choice to make here is just how big you want to go. Both of this Lower Mills spot’s Game Day packages include guacamole, salsa, and a taco spread of carnitas, duck confit, Tecate-battered fried fish, and veggie; it’s your choice of either 20 ($100) or 40 ($200) tacos. All orders must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, for pickup before kickoff on Sunday.2297 Dorchester Ave., Lower Mills, Dorchester, 857-267-4201, yellowdoortaqueria.com.Photo provided by Yellow Door TaqueriaWANT TO COOK?Boston Chefs Share Their Best Super Bowl Party Recipes »
000 Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Print 2/25/2019, 9:26 a.m. Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* By Julia Kacmarek· Party Pics PHOTOS: Night at the Symphony Check out scenes from the February 5, 2019, event at Boston Symphony Hall benefiting Emerald Necklace Conservancy Emerald Necklace Conservancy kicked off its Party in the Park fundraising season with a “Night at the Symphony” event on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Boston Symphony Hall. Funds raised at the event will go towards raising capital, awareness, and special restoration projects for the Emerald Necklace park system throughout Boston and Brookline.Photography by Michael BlanchardEvent Committee: Kim Furnald, Molly Dunne, Cackie Austin, Pam Messenger, Camille Valentine and Deb HoffmanEmerald Necklace Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek and Katie Schuller BleakieMolly Dunne, Kitty Creighton and Ellie Cornish ChuParty in the Park Chairs: Holly Safford, Danielle Frissell and Kitty CreightonSam Plimpton and Suzanne BernardMatthew Tambiah and Molly PlimptonChristine CusickJulie Hume Gordon and Rita Weiner
A Definitive Ranking of All the Stanley Cup Bets Boston Lost Boston/St. Louis wagers from transit systems, libraries, local celebrities and more, ranked from less-than-impressive to high risk. Print Hey @STLMetro…. we need more than a Twitter take over. You want to take over the @MBTA management? If u handle them like you handled @bruins… a lot of Bostonians will be psyched!— Eileen Wyner (@ewyner) June 13, 2019By morning, though, it seemed as though the takeover was not going to involve too much exposure to the T’s superfans for a St. Louis municipal employee. “The result of the friendly wager with the St Louis Metro is replacing the MBTA’s Twitter header photo with a photo of a Metro vehicle for one day,” a representative clarified in an email to Boston. We understand, St. Louis.Boston Public Library vs. St. Louis Public LibraryWhat was at stake: Nothing, really?Are they making good on it? There was definitely hard work put into this.Boston Public Library at Copley Square. / Photo by Meredith FoleyWhile you were off booing the Blues, jumping up and down to “Shipping Off to Boston” and screaming at TVs in bars, the St. Louis and Boston Public Libraries were entrenched in a quiet yet impassioned battle. Over the course of the series, the libraries exchanged “book spine poems” along with the most cutting of fourth-grade-classroom-appropriate trash talk.Hey @STLpubLibrary! Read ‘em and weep! Can’t wait to see the @NHLBruins and the @StLouisBlues face off on the ice tonight. #StanleyCup #BookSpineChallenge #LibraryFaceoff #WeWantTheCup pic.twitter.com/3QcT9YeLwc— BostonPublicLibrary (@BPLBoston) June 6, 2019 By Alyssa Vaughn· Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* 6/14/2019, 11:49 a.m. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Good luck on getting payout @STLMetro, 3/4 of the Boston metro population can’t even rely on the T to take them 3 miles on a daily basis— Tyler Walsh (@tylerwalsh92) June 13, 2019 304 BPL photo by Meredith Foley, Six Flags photo provided, Boston Harbor photo via iStock/espiegleBoston establishments love nothing more than an inter-city championship wager. It’s fun for everyone! It’s great PR! We never actually have to ship a dozen live lobsters to a midwestern congressperson we’ve never heard of!Well…until now.Thanks to that pesky defeat Wednesday night, the city’s going to have to show a little more St. Louis spirit than we’d like for awhile. However, not all Stanley Cup wagers are made equal—while some bettors must only add a few blue and gold accents to their social media profiles, others will be tearfully mailing off Boston delicacies or covering their ears as they blast Gloria. Ranked from lowest to highest stakes, here’s a list of all the bets Boston icons lost to their St. Louis counterparts.The MBTA vs the St. Louis MetrolinkWhat was at stake: Initially? A Twitter “takeover.” After the Bruins lost? Something much less cool.Are they making good on it? You be the judge.Photo by Margaret BurdgeOn May 24, the St. Louis Metrolink contacted the MBTA with a proposition. “Interested in a friendly wager?” the little light rail system tweeted out to its—aww—17.4K followers. “The stakes: winner takes over the loser’s Twitter page.”In an extremely on-brand move, the MBTA responded with unwarranted confidence. “Hello @STLMetro, you’re on!” the MBTA replied. “We haven’t beaten a St Louis team for a championship since the @RedSox beat the @Cardinals in 2013. We’re looking forward to it!”Immediately after the game, the MBTA tweeted that they would be happily upholding their end of the bargain, allowing the St. Louis MetroLink takeover to occur shortly. Weird: not sure why the MBTA would ever want to spend a second apart from its army of Twitter fans.HEY @STLMetro CAN YOU FIX THE DAMN RED LINE— Matt Lieberson (@m_lieberson) June 13, 2019 Hey @BPLBoston, this is it! The last battle, for us and our teams! We know our @stlouisblues are ready for Game 7. #StanleyCup #LGB #wewantthecup #BookSpineChallenge #LibraryFaceoff pic.twitter.com/IRw3moqKyr— St. Louis Public Library (@STLpubLibrary) June 12, 2019While there doesn’t seem like BPL has a concluding task to complete as the loser, the two libraries have officially exchanged end-of-series niceties. Phew—the aggression was getting out of hand.Stone Zoo vs. St. Louis ZooWhat was at stake: A festive redecoration of the losing zoo’s bear exhibit.Are they making good on it? Yes.Photo by Bill MarquardtThe Bruins’ and Blues’ mascots are both bears, which inspired this face-off between the Stone Zoo and the St. Louis Zoo. Per the terms of the “beary-friendly wager” (as the Stone Zoo’s Facebook page described it), the zoo of the losing city had to deck out their bear habitat in the opposing team’s colors and share photos on social media. No word on when the blue and gold takeover will be happening at the Stone Zoo’s black bear exhibit, but a post on their Facebook page congratulated the Blues and assured fans that they would be upholding their end of the bargain.Boston Harbor Cruises vs. The ArchWhat was at stake: A signature dessert and some nautical marks of shame.Are they making good on it? TBD.Photo via iStock/espiegleBoston Harbor Cruises and St. Louis’ Gateway Arch agreed upon the following Stanley Cup bet: The losing team must send its signature dessert to the winner (gooey butter cake from St. Louis; Mike’s Pastry cannoli from Boston) and fly the winning team’s flag at full mast on a boat in their fleet. The captain of the boat must also don the jersey of the winning team. While one wonders how all this boat stuff was going to be carried out in the landlocked state of Missouri (maybe the Bruins flag would have flown on one of those old-timey Mark Twain river boats?), look out for the Blues’ signature colors waving above the bay soon.Rep. Stephen Lynch vs. Rep. William Lacy Clay What was at stake: All the finest local delicacies.Are they making good on it? No word yet, but others in the House will certainly be holding them accountable.Photo via iStock.com/Marly Chebby / Marla ChebbyAccording to NHL.com, local Rep. Stephen Lynch and and St. Louis Rep. William Lacy Clay required third-party moderators to help them set the terms of their Stanley Cup wager. Clay initially offered chocolates from St. Louis’ Bissinger’s Chocolatiers, “Anheuser-Busch products,” and a St. Louis favorite, toasted ravioli, but these terms were rejected by Clay’s Massachusetts colleagues in the House. So, he raised the stakes by swapping out the t-ravs for a slab of St. Louis-style ribs. However, it’s Rep. Lynch who will be sacrificing some Boston cuisine instead. Which of our regional favorites will be taking a trip to the Midwest? A Boston cream pie, a case of Harpoon, and a half-dozen live lobsters. “Rep. Clay can decide if he wants to eat them or set them free,” Molly Tarpey, Lynch’s communications director, told NHL.com.Harpoon vs. Schlafly BeerWhat was at stake: Brews and some branded gear for the losing brewery to sport in the taproom.Are they making good on it? Yes./ Photo by Phil Cassella for Craft Beer Cellar/used with permissionIf there’s one thing Boston and St. Louis have in common, it’s a deeply-rooted, wholehearted passion for beer—brewing it, drinking it, and sharing it. That makes Schlafly’s victory over Harpoon a particularly potent one. However, according to the terms of the agreement between Harpoon and St. Louis’s Schlafly Beer, the winner is the one who sends their signature brew to the loser, so there is a silver lining here: more beer to help us drown our sorrows. In a message on Twitter, Schlafly (which normally does not distribute to Massachusetts) clarified that their Pale Ale is indeed headed to Harpoon, and will be available for consumption in the taproom for one day this July. “The added bonus of winning a wager with a great brewery like Harpoon makes this historic moment even sweeter!” says Schlafly’s founding brewer, Stephen Hale. “Congratulations to the Boston fans and players on a great series.”Six Flags New England vs. Six Flags St. LouisWhat was at stake: So much.Are they making good on it? You bet!Photograph courtesy of Six Flags New EnglandIf there were ever a good time to get sick on a roller coaster…it might be Monday. Six Flags New England and Six Flags St. Louis set the highest stakes bet of all, and now the New England park will pay a serious price. On Monday, June 17, Six Flags New England will temporarily rename the Thunderbolt rollercoaster to “Thunder Blues” and hoist a Blues flag to the top of the ride—and that’s just the beginning. The first 100 guests to arrive at the park on Monday will receive complimentary St. Louis gooey butter cake, as St. Louis park patrons feast on a New England-sponsored smorgasbord of Boston cream donuts, New England clam chowder, and Boston baked beans (all definitely foods that you would want to eat before getting on a thrill ride).Six Flags New England president Pete Carmichael will not be allowed to cower in shame alone—a blues band will follow him around all day. The icing on the cake? Anyone with a Missouri ID will be able to get into Six Flags New England for free any day next week, which will be very cool for all three people in New England who have Missouri IDs.