Cambridge Community Kitchen Needs a Home

I’ve been learning to appreciate real food again now that my culinary student extraordinaire roommate has taken over our kitchen. I had a nice chat with him while he was working the stove top about how he’d like to teach cooking classes in the area. Then a lightbulb went off in my head and I remembered that the good folks on the board of Cambridge Community Kitchen are trying to help foodies like my roommate Jay make their dreams come true and teach the gospel of cooking to the community. Cambridge Community Kitchen has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help the secure a home for all their top notch equipment.

The goal is to have a multi-use commercial kitchen facility for crafty folks to make food to sell and community members to have low cost cooking classes. I think we can all get behind supporting local food and learning how to not to create disasters in the kitchen. Don’t you? Check out the video below to get more info on how you can help the project:

Art, Events, Music

Somerville Local First’s Harvest Fest: Not Your Mama’s Non-Profit Gala

Somerville Local First Harvest Fest

I’ve always been a big fan of Fall. Aside from prepping myself for the Fightins’ guaranteed October baseball appearance while Red Sox nation weeps, I’ve been digging the air-conditioning free nights and noshing on the fresh apples from my Enterprise Farms farm share. As a Somerville local I’ve also been bracing myself for one of the coolest events of the season – Somerville Local First’s 2nd annual Harvest Fest on October 9th.

This year it’s Rock n’ Roll vs. Electronic. Get your rock on during the day in the 1st session with a smattering of local bands and foods – a definite must go-to event for any craft beer jugheads (or is that growler heads?) out there. At the night session David Day and the Zebbler Encanti Experience will summon you to cut the floor at the Armory with your dancing shoes. Food, music, lights, fun – all local and all for a great cause to support the hard working folks at SLF.

So what the hell are you waiting for?


Events, Music

Black El x Durkin: New Hotness in Boston Hip-Hop

Black El x Durkin

I was pretty pumped to hear that former Northeastern classmate turned HOT AS SHIT DJ, Durkin, was producing hip-hop tracks. Durkin will be performing with Black El on Tuesday the 14th at Church Boston (one of my favorite venues for hearing new stuff) in honor of the CD Release of their full length, Color Commentary. It’s refreshing to hear some original hip-hop coming out of this place that isn’t made by some irritating New England Asher Roth wanna be. It’s only 7 bucks, but something tells me you won’t be paying that little scratch for too long with these dudes. As if this night couldn’t be awesome enough BREK.ONE, Ghostdad, and Durkin will all be spinning, so be prepared to dance your ass off to the best freaking DJ’s this city has to offer.