Movin On Up

8 Aug

Hey everybody! The blog’s a’movin!

Not far though. I decided to upgrade a bit and get my own domain to make things easier and cuter (I’m a sucker for cute).

Check it out:

http://www.wickedcheapboston.com

If you’ve subsribed to the RSS Feed, 1. you’re awesome and I love you, but 2. you’ll need to re-subscribe here:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/WickedCheapInBoston

Food and Drink Deals

6 Aug

You may have noticed the link on the right side column of the blog – “Click here for food and drink deals” Maybe you were even brave and clicked it.  And what a reward you were given!

This permanent page will point out food and drink deals at restaurants in the Boston area, and will be updated whenever I find new ones (I’ll give you a heads up in the blog).  The link will stay right there (though I might make a pretty graphic for it) so you’ll never have to look far when you’re hungry.

There’s only a few up but I KNOW there’s gotta be more deals out there.  Do you know of any? Please let me know at wickedcheapboston@gmail.com.

Happy nomming!

Cheap Day Out – Sam Adams Brewery

5 Aug

This is a very, very delayed “Cheap Day Out.”  In fact, it happened months before I had even thought about writing this blog.  But it was still (very) cheap. And a day out. So it counts!!

“Todays” destination: The Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain.

Why was this “always a good decision”? The brewery offers free tours followed by tastings at the following times:

Monday –  Thursday: 10am – 3pm
Fridays: 10am – 5:30pm
Saturdays: 10am – 3pm

Tours start approximately every 45 minutes and there is limited availability, so you have to get there early.  We arrived at about 9:30 for the first tour on a Saturday and there were already a large group of people waiting for free beer (I repeat…at 10AM….).  I’ve read that the tours fill up for the day by around noon.

Anyone can go for the short tour, but obviously the tasting is 21+.

The tour shows you around the small brewery, with a short history and explanation of beer and the Samuel Adams company.  The tour guide is enthusiastic and amusing (and knows that no one is there to listen to him talk).  During the tasting, you get to try three different types of Sam Adams and learn how to do a proper tasting.  We tried the Boston Lager, Summer Ale and Dunkelweizen.  You get to keep your tasting glass! Free stuff!

But Molly, you think beer is totally gross: I know. It is. But I’m an awesome girlfriend.  And it was free, PLUS we had coupons for free pint glasses so why not.

How to get there: Take the Orange Line to the Stony Brook stop.  The brewery is nearby at 30 Germania Street.

The whole thing takes about an hour and is overall a fun activity for 21+ folks, especially beer lovers.

Our tour guide

In the tasting room

Arts on the Arcade – Arts and Farmers Market with Live Entertainment

4 Aug

What: Arts on the Arcade – a lively market including art vendors and exhibitors, a farmers market, and live entertainment

When: Every Wednesday through August 25th, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Live entertainment takes place between noon and 2:oo PM

Where: Along Cambridge Street adjacent to City Hall Plaza (take the Blue or Green line to Government Center)

Click here for more information and a schedule of entertainers.

Waterfront Performing Arts Series

3 Aug

What: A series of performances and concerts presented by The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events

When: Tuesdays in August at 6:00 PM

Where: Christopher Columbus ParkClick here for directions.

Schedule:

August 3 – A Night at the Opera

August 10 – Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

August 17 – Celtic Night with Laura Cortese

August 24 – Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Happy National Bowling Week!

2 Aug

Blog News: I will be in Maine this week.  You’ll miss me, I know.  I’ve scheduled posts for the whole week so hopefully my absence will not be felt too harshly.  Stay strong.

On to your regularly scheduled blog….

That’s right, July 31 through August 7 – it’s the best week of the year!! Ok…I just found out about National Bowling Week a few days ago but I bet it will be AWESOME.  To be honest, I haven’t gone bowling in nearly two years (on my first date with Adam. Aaaw.)

Click here to print your coupon for a FREE game of bowling (round of bowling?)

Then go here to find a center near you where you can bowl for free.

In the Boston area coupons are being accepted at Lucky Strike, Boston Bowl (which is 24 hours, by the way. For your late night bowling needs) and Lanes & Games.

Get ready to share some shoes and get your bowl on!

Caliente – A Celebration of Latin Music and Culture

30 Jul

What: Free concert that’s sure to get your hips shakin.  Featuring Jerry Rivera (Grammy nominated Salsa singer) and Eguie Castrillo (Berklee Professor).  Castrillo’s Latin Big Band is described as a “high octane crowd pleaser.”  This should be a lot of fun.

When: Saturday, July 31 at 7:00 PM

Where: City Hall Plaza.  Click here for directions.

Click here for more information.

WBZ Free Friday Flicks

30 Jul

The WBZ Free Friday Flicks has been going on for years (it’s their 25th anniversary, actually) and I’ve only ever been to it once! Bring the kids, a blanket, some snacks – a free night of entertainment.

What: Free family friendly movies

When: Every Friday through August 27.  Festivities begin at 6:00 PM and the movies begin at sundown (around 8:30 PM)

Where: At the DCR Hatch Shell.  Click here for directions.

Movie Schedule for the rest of the summer:

July 30 – Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (I watched this recently and it has become one of my favorite kid movies. SO funny.)

August 6 – Monsters Vs Aliens

August 13 – E.T.

August 20 – The Princess and the Frog

August 27 – Up (bring tissues for this one!!)

Some reminders (free food, free museum)

29 Jul

Wow, my views shot up yesterday.  I wonder if it had anything to do with the mention of free ice cream…

I tracked down the Ben & Jerry’s truck at their first stop yesterday and was pleasantly surprised.  I had anticipated a bunch of tiny bowls of melted samples but they were actually giving out those one serving size cups with the spoons in the lid. I scooped up this one:

From what I saw, they also had Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Cherry Garcia, and Mint Chip.  Not a bad selection.  The Ben & Jerry’s truck will be rolling around Boston for a while, follow them @BenJerrysTruck.

Today is Free Taco Day at Dorado Tacos in Brookline.  They’re celebrating their one year anniversary by giving out one free Ensenda-style fish taco per person from 4:30 – 5:30 and 6:30 – 7:30 today.

Tomorrow, get free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts thanks to the Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays. If my trip to the JFK Museum last week is any indication, the MFA will be packed so plan accordingly.  Its worth it for a free admission worth $20, lots of art, and air conditioning! (It is so gross in Boston today. Hot and sticky and bleeeh.)

Dancing Under The Stars at the Esplanade – Free Dance Instruction

29 Jul

Ready to get your dancing shoes back on?

What: The Esplanade Association presents Dancing Under The Stars – free dance instruction and a night of boogying at the Hatch Shell.

When: Every Thursday through August 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: In front of the DCR Hatch Shell, weather permitting.  Click here for directions.

Tonight, get out there and learn some Ballroom moves (sure to woo the ladies).  No experience necessary.