Kennedy’s on the Square (Harvard Square)

A few weeks ago, I went to Kennedy’s on the Square with Blog and Tweet Boston. Kennedy’s OTS is located at 15 Dunster St. in Cambridge, just around the corner from Harvard Square station, where the First Printer restaurant was. And right next to the Mike’s Pastry. Now you know, right?!!?

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I arrived first and enjoyed looking at some of the memorabilia on the walls. I also ordered a Moscow Mule. I love the combo of ginger, vodka, and lime juice.

Here is the main bar area with 2 televisions.
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Looking to the other side of the restaurant.
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We ordered a few appetizers to share, including the frito misto seafood platter with shrimp, scallops, and calamari. Sorry, this picture looks terrible but the calamari that I tried was great.
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We also shared the Meatballs
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My favorite was the hot wings, so much so that I didn’t get a picture before we devoured them. I wanted to order the Buffalo Chicken Wontons, but they were out of them. I kind of forgot about them after the wings came!

They had a great listing of cocktails picked out.

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Others arrived at the table next to us.
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Anna ordered the bbq pulled pork sandwich.
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Lobster Mac and Cheese
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Fish Tacos
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I ordered the Lobster Roll. I don’t normally order lobster rolls, so I thought I should go for it.  It was good, full of lobster, but I made a little bit of a mess eating it. The fries were another highlight of the night. They were crispy!
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We ordered a few desserts to share!

Here was the bread pudding. I didn’t get to try it.
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Conversations at the end of the table.
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The Nutella Creme Brulee was fantastic!
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Someone grabbed a bite of the flourless chocolate cake before we snapped a picture. I loved that it included vanilla ice cream and also a chocolate dipped strawberry!
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I loved the decor and also the old bank vault seating.
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More photos of JFK
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Check out Kennedy’s on the Square, in Harvard Square.

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I received this complimentary meal, but these are my opinions.

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Brunch at Beat Brasserie

Brunch at the Beat Brasserie! Sounds fun, right? It was!

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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend brunch with the Boston Brunchers at Beat Brasserie (formerly Beat Hotel) on Super Bowl Sunday! I’ve been before for dinner, but I was excited to try their brunch menu.

Here’s the stage with the band. They have live music every night of the week (I’m pretty sure) and also on the weekend for brunch from 10am to 2pm.   We were in the first row of tables, and we were able to hold a conversation with everyone at the table without yelling.

A look before it got busy! When we left, I turned around and almost every table was full. So for brunch, get there before noon!
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We shared the large Bohemian Platter ($25). It was a selection of hummus, dips, salads, cheese, pickled vegetables, and olives.

Here’s a better look. We had a fun time looking through and figuring out what everything was.

It was almost noon…. so I ordered the electric side car.

The brunch menu included traditional brunch items and other lunch/dinner items such as their famous Azteca Bowls.

By far, my favorite item was the buffalo cauliflower bites. They were delicious!!

Sharing is caring! We had a few things left on the platter, so we passed it down to other brunchers in our party!

Leah’s Eggs Benedict with Salmon

Kerri’s dish (slightly hidden in the back), Janelle’s quiche (on the left) and Leah’s Eggs Benedict with Salmon. And the communal bacon!

Sam’s Eggs Shakshuka with Merguez Sausage.  This is also what Kerri ordered. What is that you ask?  I had to ask what it was too. It is a dish of poached eggs, with North African tomato sauce, peppers, and polenta.

I ordered the braised Short Rib Eggs Benedict ($15.50). The beef was tender and full of flavor.

I loved the decor. Their sister restaurant is the Beehive in the South End. It had a similar vibe. Pretty cool.

Here is the entry area. It was a beautiful sunny day, after getting snow the previous day!

The entrance from Brattle Street. It’s below the Gap.

This meal was provided free of charge, but these are my own opinions.

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Lots to celebrate today!

There is a lot of celebrate! The New England Patriots just won Super Bowl 49!
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Today also marks my 4 Year Boston Anniversary! That’s right, it’s been 4 years since I moved to Boston. I would have never imagined all that I’ve done and where I am, but that’s life! It’s all about what you make of it!
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I won a Tom Brady jersey yesterday and I wore it today! We made some beef and cheese dip. I made Bourbon and Ginger Beer cocktails. Pretty low key.

Earlier today, I had brunch with the Boston Brunchers group!
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Between brunch and the Super Bowl, I went shopping at CVS and went to the gym- a few of my favorite things!

Go Pats!!

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Eat for free Superbowl Sunday if the Patriots win!

Hi all,

I have to tell you about the promotion that Papagayo is having on Superbowl Sunday- less than 2 days away! On February 1st, 2015, if you call ahead to make a reservation and you purchase a beverage and food by kick off, and the Pats win, your meal is free!

Here’s a link to the details.

I heard about the promotion when I went to brunch a few weeks ago. We also did karaoke!!!  At the Papagayo’s Charlestown, MA location, you can make a reservation and call ahead for karaoke, and if you sing, your brunch is FREE! Visit their website to find out more details.

For brunch, they had a buffet but you can also order off the menu. On the buffet, they had traditional brunch items like eggs, bacon, french toast, but they also had wings, mac & cheese, chicken, and sirloin tips. And a selection of dessert items.

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There’s also a bar area to watch the game!
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Our table before ordering.
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My neighbor Erin’s meal… and the shared french toast.
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That was some seriously good french toast. I’ve been trying to cut back on the carbs, so it had been a few months since having any toast but that was really good french toast. I had 2 bites- I swear!

I ordered the Huevos Ranchero ($9), which was described as “Sunny Side Up Eggs on Soft Corn Tortillas with Black Bean Puree, Spicy Ranchero, Crema, Tortilla Strips, Cotija, and Chili Dusted Home Fries.”

I did share with Janelle from Bostonwannabe.com. We both ordered an entree a split them!
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She ordered the Breakfast Quesadilla ($8). It had the Hash Browns, Chorizo, Scrambled Eggs, and Monterey Jack Cheese INSIDE the quesadilla.

Here’s proof we sang karaoke!
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Thank you Papagayo’s for hosting us and letting us sing TLC! There is a video clip, but I’ll not post that!!

This meal was provided for free, but these are my own opinions.

-Erica

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Blizzard of 2015

Well, we survived the “Blizzard of 2015″, as some people are calling it.
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We were lucky. We had nowhere to be. We had power, heat, food, and the internet. But I was bored and lazy. Besides buying a deal on a mani/pedi for the spring, I didn’t get much accomplished today. I did log 3 hours of contracting time today since work was closed and I get paid hourly. I just got notified that we’re closed again tomorrow so I may try to work 4 hours to make up some lost time and day.

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Below is a picture of my car around 11am before we went outside. We estimate that we got almost 24 inches of snow. It was hard to tell because of drifts and things blocking snow in one place but piling up in another.
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I may try to get more blogging done tomorrow. I also have a ticket to tomorrow’s Louisville at Boston College Men’s basketball game if it is not postponed although I have no clue how I am getting there or back for a 9pm game.

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