This Week’s Top 10…

in no particular order:

1. April Fool’s Day

2. Making shrink-wrapped Russian Easter eggs

3. The Chopped Liver from Waban Market

4. A dinner party that included two of my favorite performers: The Discovery Ensemble‘s Courtney Lewis and Boston Ballet‘s John Lam

5. The whole grilled Orata at Bina

6. The Barons Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Haut-Medoc my father served at Passover

7. A Chinese feast at Bernard’s

8. My college roommate finding the cricket bat I dragged back from New College, Oxford, 25 years ago

9. Stopping for gas at a place called Gooseberry Corners

10. The cast-iron gnome from Skillins that my sister-in-law put in my Easter basket.



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This Week’s Top 10…

In no particular order:

1. Cocktails and kicking Sam’s ass in cribbage

2. An afternoon spent sipping delicious hand-crafted spirits at the Turkey Shore and Ryan and Wood distilleries in Cape Anne, followed by a trip to Louisville to tour the Maker’s Mark complex and sample Makers 46.

3. The Boston Ballet‘s Bal du Diamant

4. Two J’s New York premier Boston trunk show at the Benjamin Mansion

5. The ass-saving magic that is Uber

6. Raising a Reader‘s Dinner With an Author with Andre Dubus III and Anita Diamant 

7. Sloppy Sunday at Pizzeria Regina and The Comon Ground

8. Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Body Wash

9. The 21C Museum Hotel

10. A Pulled Pork Sandwich and Bourbon Baked Beans at the Toll Gate Cafe in Loretto, KY