Blog Posts - South End



Diplomatico Rum Tasting and Dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar (South End, Boston, MA)

I recently had the opportunity to taste the line of Diplomatico Rums at a tasting and dinner held at Barcelona Wine Bar in Boston's South End with Diplomatico's master distiller, Maestro Gilberto Briceño.Diplomatico was founded in 1959 and a...
by Gourmet Pigs on Jul 23, 2016

The First Pig Roast at The Gallows (South End, Boston, MA)

The popular South End spot, The Gallows, recently held their first family-style Pig Roast on April 4. The event was successful so hopefully we will see more of it!This was actually my first time at The Gallows, and I like the themed decorations like...
by Gourmet Pigs on Apr 17, 2016

Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D – Great Places for Outdoor Dining in Charlotte

The recent weather and an article last week from Charlotte 5 has gotten me thinking about great places for outdoor dining in Charlotte. I touched on it in a post three years ago. And I posted about great places to grab a beer outside last year. But...
by Hip Hoods on Mar 18, 2016

Great southern city Charlotte North Carolina

Though Charlotte dates from Revolutionary War times (it is named for King George III's wife, Queen Charlotte), its Uptown is distinctively New South, with gleaming skyscrapers and cultural landmarks. Uptown encompasses all of center city Charlotte, i...
by eTravelTrips on Mar 20, 2015

Design: Fences & Neighbors

Last summer, on a garden tour in Boston's South End, I was entranced by the story of four families who years ago took down the fences separating their back townhouse gardens. This photo was taken from the first garden, looking across to the other thr...
by Garden Design Online on Feb 12, 2015

$1 Tapas Blitz at Estragon (Boston, MA)

Did I tell you how bummed I was when I found out there's no happy hour in Boston? Yeah, happy hour deals on alcohol is illegal here. Sucks! But on the other hand, some of the restaurants here have great happy hour food deals. One such place is Es...
by Gourmet Pigs on Feb 7, 2015

B&G Oysters (Boston, MA)

There's no lack of oysters in Boston, but B and G Oysters in the South End from prolific restaurateur Barbara Lynch is one of the best places to get some.Carrying at least a dozen different types daily from local to the other coast, paired with p...
by Gourmet Pigs on Nov 13, 2014

Is an End in Sight to South End’s Inventory Shortage?

We’ve come a long way since the 1980s, when the South End was considered remote and unsafe. Real estate was cheap in the neighborhood back then. But as local artists and other early adopters began taking advantage of the area’s low housing prices...
by Boston Real Estate Observer on Oct 21, 2014

Yard Art Day Is Back!

Yard Art Day Is Back! Last year, I did a post to introduce my readers to Yard Art Day.  And the good news is: It’s back again this year! Yard Art Day is an art project based in Charlotte, but looking to grow outside the Charlotte area.  In fact...
by Hip Hoods on Sep 5, 2014

What $2.7 Million Buys in South End Boston

Look down at your feet. See that one square foot that your feet are resting on, what if it cost $1,242.52 for your feet to be there. That’s what the new owner of unit 401 at the Wilkes Passage condominiums in Boston’s South End enjoys. 3...
by Boston Real Estate Observer on Aug 25, 2014

Design: It's the View

click images to enlarge It's a five-flight walkup, but yes, who wouldn't give anything for this view of Boston. The fortunate who live in this building were fortunate to have Carey Erdman of Erdman Design in Boston install this rooftop garden, shared...
by Garden Design Online on Jul 1, 2014

Garden Design: Townhouse Plus

click to enlarge images This garden is in the backyard of a South End Boston townhouse ... opening out onto the narrow alley. Pete Cadieux and Jim Douthit of A Blade of Grass in Wayland, MA, saved an old mahogany deck, but more or blasted out the res...
by Garden Design Online on Jun 29, 2014

Design: Garden Details

click to enlarge I went on the South End Garden Tour in Boston last weekend, and again, it did not disappoint. What I love about it most is the eclectic nature of the gardens, all of them rather tiny and mostly in backyards. You always see something...
by Garden Design Online on Jun 24, 2014

The Butcher Shop, Boston - a meat lover's paradise

A day without lobster in Boston is like a day without sunshine. Given it was pouring with rain, we thought it high time some meat was in order and promptly headed to the Butcher Shop.This is in Boston's South End precinct and a groovy little neighbou...
by The Foodie World on Jun 5, 2014

From the Ground to the Table – Healthy Eating

From the Ground to the Table – Healthy Eating Audrey Hepburn once said “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” and who would disagree with such a recognized film & fashion icon!  I was introduced to gardening by my parents at a very...
by Hip Hoods on Mar 30, 2014

South End Boston Ink Block Brightens Harrison Avenue

Harrison Avenue in Boston is getting a new look.  The SoWa area of the South End is buzzing in anticipation of the Ink Block luxury condominiums located at 32 Travelers Street.  Where’s the “ink” in Ink Block come from?  The Ink...
by Boston Real Estate Observer on Feb 2, 2014

South End Boston Entry Only MLS Listings

2013 continues to see a rejuvenation of the real estate market, and Boston’s South End has seen condos sell for record prices and move off the market and under agreement quickly. One of the South End’s most recent condos to go under agree...
by Boston Real Estate Observer on Nov 14, 2013

Garden Design: Urban Serenity

click on images to enlarge Simplicity rules in this tiny garden ... another of the ones on last month's South End Garden Tour in Boston. There's beautiful detail in the fence on the right and in the paving, and as you step down to the main terrace ar...
by Garden Design Online on Jul 9, 2013

#8 Barefoot Beach – A Renters Guide!

This is the eighth installment of “Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach: A Renter’s Guide To the Islands”, which can be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library. If you are staying in one of the beautiful vacation rentals on Bonita Beach, you ma...
by Vacation in Fort Myers Beach on Aug 17, 2012

#7 Bonita Beach

This is the seventh installment of “Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach: A Renter’s Guide To the Islands”, which can be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library. Bonita Beach may be one of the best places in Southwest Florida to catch the sunse...
by Vacation in Fort Myers Beach on Jul 27, 2012


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