Frank Avruch

A New England television personality for over 40 years,  Boston born and bred. i've had an ongoing love affair with the city .I retired in 1995 after some 40 years on the Boston television scene.
 I've had a varied career starting out as a radio disc jockey,producer/host of the Bozo  tv show for 12 years and later on national syndication.I've also hosted a classic film show "The Great Entertanment"(pre amc, turner, etc) Unofficial goodwill ambassador for Channel 5 (WCVB) host of Sunday Open House, a talk show,and featured on the station's "GoodDay"show  in a  "Man About Town"series on what was going on in Boston...concerts,pla
ys,etc...that last career move translated easily into the web site that has been in business for some 20 years.  Now my wife and  I ,two independent octogenarians  are setting off on a new adventure. we’re moving into the heart of the city. and plan to explore  visit and report on the current entertainment scene.  Imagine living right in the heart of the city where I'll be able to walk or take a cab to theatre,concerts, restaurants..  I cordially invite you to continue to follow our urban adventures from a different prospective as we.share our new found lifestyle with friends old and new. . SO fasten your seat belts,my friends, it’s going to be a glorious ride!

  • SHAKESPEARE ON THE COMMON JULY 23
    For the 19th season production of Free Shakespe-AUG 10are on the Common, CSC is pleased to present Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's classic comedy of love in disguise. One of The Bard's most popular plays, Twelfth Night follows the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in their new homeland-the mythical and magical land of Illyria.
     
    Tues - Sat @ 8pm | Sun @ 7pm │
    Matinee: July 27 @ 3pm

 

 

 
 

Boston Duck Tours - 40% OFF! Now Nov 1

With Boston Duck Tours you'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. and just when you think you've seen it all. it's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River!

These Duck Tours depart from the Museum of Science and are valid only for the specific time shown.

Chestnut Hill Hub's  hot new restaurant scene

Seasons 52, a chain with over 30 locations nationwide, including one nearby in Burlington, is the latest eatery to open in what has become the mecca for shopping malls. Three of them within walking distance of each other.Brico Tuscan Grille is also open in  Chestnut Hill Square. Both these restuarants offer special menus to accomodate those who have dietary restrictions, e.g. gluten-free, vegan, and low-calorie options. Seasons 52 takes calorie consciousness a step further by offering "tiny desserts."

The Cheesecake Factory's new space at the upper Chestnut Hill Mall (Bloomingdales) has moved over from the nearby Atrium, and a new Japanese restaurant is now open in the former Bernard's space on the second level. Bernard's has enlarged and added a full bar to its new digs next to the Showcase Cinema Add a Mexican restaurant to the long-time ensconced Papparazzi.

And if that's not enough of a choice, at the lower mall, now called "The Street," you have Cuccina Davio's, Shake Shack, and DelFrisco's steak house open for lunch and dinner. In case you're wondering Legal's Seafood and The Cottage are still packing them in.

Hungry Mother's new little sister, State Park, (about a block away in the former Think Tank space in Kendall Square, is now open. A more casual, less upscale eatery you'll not only be able to eat and drink, but also get a chance to show your skill at tabletop shuffleboard.

 

Other New Eateries

Craigie on Main's new sister restaurant, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, is now open in Somerville, focusing on a more rustic, casual menu. Lots of items are wood-grilled.

Look for things like salmon head, chicken liver, and smoked and roasted pork neck The KT&T burger features grass-fed beef, waffle-cut fries, and house-made pickles, and it can be yours for $17. It's on the standard menu, not part of an off-menu limited supply like the Craigie burger.

There's beer: eight on draft and sixteen bottles, at the moment. Prices range from a $4 can of Schlitz Gusto to a $28 25.4-ounce bottle of Jolly Pumpkin's "La Roja." There's also a cocktail menu at $10 a pop, with options like City Line Soda (Del Maguey Vida, pineapple-celery soda) and A Tale of Two Kitties (Plantation Dark, allspice, almond, citrus). The Kirkland Tap & Trotter is open daily from 5pm until 1am (food is available until midnight).

West Roxbury and Newtonville both have Rox Diner, and now there's a third restaurant in the little family — Rox Cafe in Newton Highlands. Owner John Fortin tells the Boston Globe that the cafe differs slightly from the diners. "We've taken the basic values when it comes to our approach to cuisine and service, but we've narrowed it down a little bit to something that is not as extensive as our diner menus." The 60-seat restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, has a full bar, and also has a market with takeout food.

The menu varies with the seasons and the availability of locally sourced ingredients.

 

Frank as Bozo

Get an autographed picture of Frank
as Bozo the Clown!

Legal Sea Foods