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Everything posted by waspie

  1. I'm planning to head over for Monday Night Football in October. Mogwai and Parquet Courts are playing in Queens on the Saturday night, so I'll stay there or Brooklyn over the weekend, before heading to a hotel closer to NJ on the Monday. Plenty of decent tickets at not stupid markups on TM and elsewhere.
  2. Darn.... work, baseball and cricket. Completely forgot about this! Have a great trip everyone.
  3. A geeky quote of a deliberately geeky misquote. You win.
  4. "Thundercats Ho!", or "Thunderbirds are Go!"?? Sorry... I'm a geek. And a pedant.
  5. Hmmm... money and leave juggling required, as I’m definitely doing Nashville, and almost certainly Chicago. 4 games would be unprecedented, verging on indulgent.
  6. Whoops.... yes. The Anglesea is a good pub, but its about 3 miles away!
  7. I'm staying near Oxford Circus. Will probably pop into a couple of Soho pubs - Old Coffee House, Brewdog - before the usual meetup at the Anglesea.
  8. Seven confirmed. Jay a maybe. Warren a late. Any more?
  9. I'll be VPN'ing to watch the cricket next week. Not expecting any problems.
  10. Oh; and whisper it softly, I really don't think the Pro Shop is all it used to be. There's not much in there that you won't find cheaper on the internet. The only thing I'm definitely going to want is the game day pin.
  11. Agreed that Game Day is not the best time to hit the Pro Shop, but it's not too bad if you get in early.
  12. FAO anyone getting the bus. You'll know that drinking is allowed. But don't forget that Massachusetts Blue Laws (which date back to the 17th Century) means that you won't find anyone selling alcohol on Sunday before 10.00am, so make sure you head to the liquor store before 11.00pm on Saturday night. I'll be finding somewhere to line my stomach before getting the bus. The Friendly Toast on Stanhope opens at 8 on a Sunday, and is between my hotel and the bus stop. I've not eaten in the Back Bay one yet, but if it's as good as the one in Cambridge, it's a breakfast to remember.
  13. I've reserved a table at Joes American on Newbury. They have a three-course prix fixe menu for $29/person, including corn chowder, turkey with sides, and caramel pumpkin cheesecake. The regular dinner menu is also available. http://www.joesamerican.com/ma/boston-newbury/ Table reserved for 4.30 - kickoff time for the second game. Restaurant is a short walk from the Pourhouse if we want to meet up with others for the late game. Currently table is for 10, but they will take larger bookings. Sign up below if you're interested.
  14. Bukowskis has to be on the agenda. The best dive bar in downtown.
  15. There's now a tailgate friendly (and alcohol friendly) bus option from Boston. https://www.bus.com/events/patriots?tripType=roundtrip Leave Boston at 9.30; get to Gillette at 10.15 (ish). Return leaves at 5.30. $35 Return. Use the promocode PATSTG to get a 15% discount and bring it below $30 See you on the bus.
  16. Didn't know of the one near the Garden, only been to the one near Fenway. Definitely some find beverages on tap. Canal Street; 5 minutes away. A bit full ahead of Bruins games.
  17. I'm surprised we don't have a Boston Beer Works tradition going on the road trip. It's not full-on craft beer geek, but their beers are really good, and the bar near the Garden is great.
  18. If you're on the road trip and are going to be in Boston on Thanksgiving, would you be interested in getting together for a proper Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings? There are a lot of restaurants and bars that are open on Thanksgiving and which are either offering a special menu, or are adding Turkey and pumpkin pie to their regular offering. But most will be fully booked well before we get to Boston. I'm checking out a few options, preferably in or around Back Bay, where we can eat and watch at least one of the Thanksgiving games, before presumably retiring to so
  19. Add me to the list.... I got ticket in the general sale.
  20. I haven't researched it too much yet, but there seem to be plenty of bars and restaurants that will do a proper Thanksgiving lunch. If we can find one that also has the football, then we'll be all set. I don't know if it's just me getting old, but the Pourhouse has got really loud.
  21. btw - I'm still planning to be there. But I'm going to try to source my own ticket in the same time zone as the field.
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