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Shh, Don't Tell Anyone About These Hidden Burgers

Every great burger, if you think about it, has started off as a secret. It takes time for the hordes of Instagrammers/bloggers/food media peeps to be hip to it all. Nothing is a literal overnight sensation, not even the strongest of contenders in the great big burger pyramid. The famed burgers that are currently the ones we’ve all come to love, the Craigie on Mains and Alden & Harlows of the world, weren’t immediately two of the top burgers.

 

In the case of Craigie, there was a slow build and online chatter before it exploded into one of the most buzzed-about burgers in the country, and for good reason. It was one of those hidden treasures that absolutely lived up to the hype. First on the menu, then slowly off the menu, it is now available in severely limited quantities and only at the bar. The mystique built and has thus reached its apex. Still delicious as ever, it is hardly a hidden attraction anymore.

 

The Alden & Harlow burger was popular almost immediately, but it still had that unique burger allure for the first few months, taking diners a little while before they caught on to its greatness. But now forget about it. The limited supply will sell out fast, sometimes within a half an hour, so the secret is out. The true secret lies in their secret-secret burger, which is entirely off-menu and is a revolving door based on available ingredients and the creativity of the kitchen. You might find a burger topped with peanut butter and a fried pickle, or another with beef tongue pastrami. It’s always different, and it’s definitely unlike anything else that’s out there.

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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What to Eat at Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Baseball season is upon us again, and with baseball season come ubiquitous Fenway Franks, overpriced beer, and nachos topped with electric-orange sludge. But fortunately there are other dining options in and around Fenway Park.

Inside Fenway Park

The Bleacher Bar: It's situated under the bleachers with a view of the field, but no ticket is required, so this is a good way to be inside Fenway without paying the big bucks; enter on Lansdowne Street. It's one of the only local spots to offer beef on weck, a roast beef sandwich popular in Buffalo. (During football season, it's a popular gathering spot for Buffalo Bills fans.) In fact, the majority of the menu is sandwiches, both hot and cold, along with some typical comfort food snacks. [Lansdowne Street]

EMC Club: Serving Sunday brunch as well as dinner for night games, the Club features appetizers and salads made with local ingredients and main plates including burgers, chops, steaks, a lobster roll and a selection of over 30 wines. ("A high-end meal not often associated with ballpark eating," promises the Sox website.) An in-seat menu is also available. Tickets for the EMC level are sold as season tickets only. Business casual attire recommended. [EMC Level]

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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13 Things To Look Forward To This Spring In Boston

Given the cold temps this week, we think it’s safe to say that spring hasn’t exactly sprung (not yet, anyway). But believe us when we say that it will (we promise) be here soon. Tomorrow, March 20 officially marks the beginning of the spring season – and despite the snowy forecast, we think there’s still a lot to be excited about.

So to help you get through the next couple of frigid spring days, we’ve compiled a list of what to look forward to this spring. From restaurant patio openings to the Red Sox baseball season, here’s what in store for you over the next couple of months!

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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@MassConvention: Attendees at #im2015 make the most of a beautiful day by taking a break outside the BCEC!

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13 Things To Look Forward To This Spring In Boston

Given the cold temps this week, we think it’s safe to say that spring hasn’t exactly sprung (not yet, anyway). But believe us when we say that it will (we promise) be here soon. Tomorrow, March 20 officially marks the beginning of the spring season – and despite the snowy forecast, we think there’s still a lot to be excited about.

So to help you get through the next couple of frigid spring days, we’ve compiled a list of what to look forward to this spring. From restaurant patio openings to the Red Sox baseball season, here’s what in store for you over the next couple of months!

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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@MassConvention: Attendees at #im2015 make the most of a beautiful day by taking a break outside the BCEC!

@MassConvention: @Massport & MCCA looking for significant diverse participation in BCEC HQ Hotel ow.ly/Mhrcq via @BostonGlobe

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Maze to rise at The Lawn on D

A massive inflatable maze called the Pentalum is among the coming attractions at The Lawn on D outdoor event space, which reopens May 15 for a second season of live music, food trucks, and quirky activities.

 

Designed by Alan Parkinson and his British company, Architects of Air, the space-age structure measures 169 feet long by 100 feet wide. For a $5 admission fee, it will be open for walk-throughs May 28-31.

 

But first, kickoff weekend on the Lawn will include a dance party, an outdoor bar, and the return of Swing Time — an interactive art exhibit featuring glowing, oversize tire swings.

 

When there is no special event, the 2.7-acre patch of grass next to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center will offer picnic tables and free Wi-Fi throughout the summer and fall, plus a weekly concert series on Friday afternoons.

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Testimonial

"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

Social

@MassConvention: @Massport & MCCA looking for significant diverse participation in BCEC HQ Hotel ow.ly/Mhrcq via @BostonGlobe

@MassConvention: Attendees at #im2015 make the most of a beautiful day by taking a break outside the BCEC!

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