Nov 2009 11


There was a time in our country’s infancy when heading out for several pints of ale involved long evenings spent in taverns built right into a friend’s home. It’s a legacy few have paid tribute to.

Until now, that is.

Welcome to the Woodward Taverna two-floor throwback saloon built right into the brand-new Ames Hotel in Downtown Crossing, opening next Friday. Brought to you by nightlife kingpin Seth Greenberg—of Mistral fame and M-80 infamy—it’s your newest watering hole to embrace the rustic spirit of our revolutionary forebears (with none of the scurvy).

Upon arrival, you’ll want to head straight upstairs and sink into one of the leather-cushioned thrones at the upstairs bar, or better yet claim land on the couch (you’re going to want to stay a while) in front of the corner fireplace for outstanding views of the Old State House and Custom House clock tower to go with your Short Rib Pot Roast.

Feel free to savor the moment, as well as the excellently named Ames Addiction, a raucous cocktail made with 23-year-old rum, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur and vermouth. But as you drink in the surrounding old-world vibe, don’t leave without sampling one of their Smuttynose-brewed Woodward Ale growlers, which by our drinking math is the best way to go.

And by math we mean: ale + large jug = more ale in you.

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Oct 2009 01


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…ok maybe not but the chill in the air can definitely be felt.  It’s official summer is over and fall has quickly moved in.  I must say I do enjoy the fall fashion – scarves, jackets and sweaters…anyway.  I received the following notice from UrbanDaddy and thought I would share.  Being a total foodie I am always excited to hear of a new restaurant or lounge opening in the area – and this one seems like it could be Boston’s next see and be scene hotspot (sorry Liberty).  
So until Christmas time officially arrives and I can get my ski-bunny self out to Vail – Post 390 will have to fill the Colorado void.  
And up until now your list of high-end downtown restaurants combining ski-lodge cool with an urban locale has been decidedly blank, no matter how far down the Green Line you’ve traveled (turns out it doesn’t extend to the Rockies).

Enter Post 390, opening this Saturday and bringing you all the glory of toasting life in an Aspen tavern, with the bonus of being a little closer to home.

Located where a Post Office once sat (hence the name), Post is where you’ll go when you feel like exploring two full floors of urban tavern-ness (brought to you by the rustic folks behind Grill 23 and Harvest), complete with upstairs and downstairs bars, private rooms, a fireplace lounge, chef’s table and corner views of Copley Plaza and Trinity Church.

As you’d expect, they’ve got plenty of whiskey selections and beers here to go with your Lobster Pot Pie, but don’t leave without trying the house-brewed root beer. Order it traditional-style (on its own, in a glass), or find it in the sweet barbecue sauce that’s slathered on your St. Louis Ribs, compliments of two enormous in-house smokers.

Post 390 is currently taking reservations – please call 617-399-0015.  I’m for sure checking this place out – so please feel free to come say hello. 

Post 390
406 Stuart St  (at Clarendon)
Boston, MA 02116XX