Monday, July 29, 2013

Boston - Lisbon Portugal from $577 Roundtrip with tax!

I found this fare for 2/9/14-2/23/14, but other dates may be available!  Click here to go to and check your dates.

Boston - Dublin Ireland for $526 Roundtrip with tax.

Dublin for $526 roundtrip with tax!  I found this fare for 10/28/13 - 11/11/13, but other dates may be available as well.  Click here to go to and check your dates!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Portsmouth, NH Dining and Drinking Recommendations


-Either on the way in or out of town, make sure to take the long beautiful Route 1B through Newcastle and islands, totally worth it for the views.
-Shop along Market and Congress streets 
-If you want an awesome diner-like breakfast, check out the Golden Egg, on rte 1A heading south towards rye.
-Quick-service breakfast / lunch with bloody marys at Popovers on the Square
-Hang out all day/afternoon on the deck on the water at Harpoon Willy's, beers and fried stuff
-Dinner at Black Trumpet Bistro on Ceres st, preferably at the bar upstairs
-Dinner- across the bridge into Kittery Maine, restaurant called Anneka Jans is fantastic rustic American cuisine, think mussels with blue cheese sauce, hanger steak, seared calf's liver, etc.  Excellent wine list too.
-Lunch and/or beers at Portsmouth Brewery on market st
-After-dinner cocktails at The Red Door, located above Dos Amigos Burritos.  Sometimes a small cover charge, but nice loungy bar with leather couches and usually DJs playing downtempo music to chill out to, really cozy.
-We had a nice Portsmouth Restaurant Week lunch at Blue Mermaid, not sure how it is normally.

Other decent/divey bars- Rusty Hammer, Press Room, State St. Saloon, Daniel St. Tavern, Fat Belly's.

Check out Street restaurant out by Route 1.  Pretty good asian street food dishes, cool atmosphere.

Haven't made it yet to a few places, but definitely on my list to try are:
Moxy (Dinner)
Coat of Arms Pub (dive)

When you're ready for your next town, drive the coastal Route 1A all the way from Portsmouth down through Rye eventually to Hampton Beach.  
In Rye and Hampton Beach:

-Wally's Pub (big place, biker bar/small concerts/serious beer pong tournaments w/DJ twice weekly)
-Ocean Wok for great chinese (ginger scallion lobster, salt and pepper squid, dan dan noodles, wontons in chili sauce, szechuan triple crown are our favorites).  MAI TAIs are strong and amazing, Get the large one.
-Karaoke at Stacy Jane's across the street from Ocean Wok, every night around 8:30pm 
-La Bec Rouge roofdeck in the summer is fantastic, day and night.
-Petey's Summertime has great seafood in-house, a bar, and also sells takeout and live lobsters cheap.

As always feel free to email me any suggestions or questions!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Taqueria Jalisco in East Boston

Taqueria Jalisco was highly recommended to me for quality tacos in East Boston.  It's located in Day Square.  It's a cute little place, no A/C, and the tacos were truly very good.  I tried tongue, "adobado de cabeza" (cabeza means head, but I'm not sure which part of the head these were from), and carnitas.  Each came on 2 very soft, warm, smooth corn tortillas, with cilantro and chopped white onion, limes for squeezing on the side, for $2.25/each.  They also came with two salsas/sauces, a green one and a brown one, both very delicious and spicy, and very different from each other.  Great tacos, if you're in the area, give them a try!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Boston - Seattle for $248

Want to see the iconic Seattle Space Needle in person? Or just want to check out Seattle's thriving food and beverage industry scene?  Buy your flights now, they are starting at just $248 total, roundtrip with tax!  Click here to read more and check your dates!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Barrel House American Bar in Beverly, MA

Just went to this place, heard about it from Clayton at Short and Main in Gloucester.   He's a great bartender, so we trusted his recommendation for a great bar and restaurant in Beverly, a town neither of us had ever visited before.  The Barrel House was AWESOME.  It's a joint venture between two Eastern Standard alums, Chef Patrick Shea and Barman Sean Maher.  Great food.  Amazing cocktails. Excellent wine, beer and spirit selections.  Fantastic dark wood room with tin ceiling and dark red leather chairs.  It's a serious, downtown-type restaurant, in Beverly!  I would even say it's worth the trip up there just to eat at Barrel House.  Enjoy!

Citizen Public House- get the burger!

If you haven't had the burger at Citizen Public House, do it next time you're there.  Thick and juicy, on a chewy ciabatta roll.  I get it with bacon and bleu cheese.  Perfect.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Boston - San Diego, CA for $200 roundtrip!

Select dates only, $200 roundtrip total with tax!  Best fare I've ever seen to San Diego.  Click here, and then click on Hotwire link to check dates.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fly Boston - Atlantic City, NJ for $60 Roundtrip with tax

It's like a Las Vegas getaway from Boston, but smaller, and the fare is only $60 roundtrip total, with tax!  Click here for more info.