Blue Ginger

Dan Boston

For my dad’s birthday we went to Blue Ginger, an upscale Asian-fusion restaurant in Wellesley. Really good stuff – my appetizer were Shiitake-Leek Springrolls with Three Chile Dipping Sauce – truly awesome.  The main course I got was Mom’s Famous Three Vinegar Sautéed Organic Shrimp, which came with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Spicy Asparagus Salad.  I gave the asparagus to my grandma (I’m not a fan), but the big surprise of the dish was the absolutely mind-bogglingly tasty and heavenly balsamic reduction …

Downtown

Dan Boston

Popped back on the T this morning to travel downtown to meet Joey for lunch.  I hadn’t been down there since the Big Dig had been completed a few years ago, and the elevated freeway had been dismantled.  So, I was rather surprised at how impressive and pleasant the whole area is now – it’s like a big open European pedestrian walkway! Lunch was at Legal Sea Foods (hey, you can never get enough!) but I was trying to be …

Second "Seder"

Dan Boston

Tonight we had the second seder at my parent’s house. It wasn’t really a seder, since it was just six of us, and we skipped the whole “order” thing (which is the point of the seder, really).  We did, however, enjoy more of the same food from the previous evening.  The brisket was truly phenomenal. Need to figure out how to make it myself!

Japanese Passover

Dan Boston

OK , it really wasn’t a “Japanese Passover”, per se.  I did, however, get lunch with Sam, Liz and Josh at Fugakyu Cafe, which was quite tasty and satisfying.  Also saw Liz and Josh’s Natick house, which was really nice! Passover came later in the evening, which was also good – they split the party up into two tables: Over 40, and Under 40.  So the Under 40 table (which I was at) was with my cousins, and I think …

The Breakfast of Champions

Dan Boston

After a rather decent night sleeping (my cold seems to be slowly waning), I was woken up by the combination of light entering the living room (lots of windows with no shades), and the generally loud ruckus my nieces make when they wake up. Early. Managed to stay in bed long enough to feel somewhat rested because I got up. My little sister and parents were heading off to Provincetown for the day, so I went with my older sister …

Bike Ride / Martha's Vineyard

Dan Boston

Went for a bike ride with my dad around midday. It was gorgeous weather, and we biked about 3 miles to the ocean. I forgot my camera. Oh well. After lunch, we went to the bus stop and picked up my older sister and brother-in-law who had spent an extra night in Boston, and then we headed to Wood’s Hole. From there we took the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard – we were going there for dinner at “The Black Dog” …

Yael's First Birthday / Andrew & Annie's Wedding

Dan Boston

Today is Yael’s first birthday, so to celebrate we had a bunch of family and friends over for brunch. Some people couldn’t make it, as we had a family wedding to attend that afternoon in Groton.  It was a nice brunch, though Yael didn’t “destroy” the cake we had put in front of her.  So much for that photo op!   My cousin Andrew was getting married, and the event was taking place in Groton, somewhere northwest of Boston.  The …

Ear Plugs

Dan Boston

I forgot my ear plugs in Los Angeles. Oh man, do I wish I had them here.

Loud

Dan Boston

It’s great seeing my nieces – so much fun, but oh boy are they a handful.  And loud. Here is Yael, eating and screaming: And here she is playing. And screaming. And no, she’s not crying. She’s just…. screaming.