Thursday, January 7, 2010
January 7, 2010
Writing an article on Martin Luther King's time in Boston for the 1/15/10 issue, his 81st birthday. He might still be alive today. What a different world we'd live in. What a different world we do live in thanks to his brief presence.
Working on Beans About Boston, pulling the page together, collecting and editing all the questions, answers and background info. The next issue's will be on MLK, of course, related to Boston.
Peter and I did some PR in the South End for our new (since Seotember 1) design/build business. Sunny, maybe up to 40°, just slight breezes now and then. Perfect for walking around, did four hours or so of flyering.
Broke for lunch at Francesca's. They had a crab soup that was superb. I didn't get any, but tried some of Peter's. We both got the mini of the day - a small sandwich on a split, lightly toasted English muffin - ham, cheese, lettuce and mustard with tortilla chips on the side, for $4. These are always great, change daily and are often inventive.
I'm going to review Francesca's for Boston's Best, because it is. Great people watching from the counters along the windows overlooking a very hip stretch of Tremont Street - across from the BCA, St. Cloud, Boston Ballet and surrounded by easily a dozen of the South End's top restaurants. Not to mention the hotties inside the spot. We have a new fave pit stop, well worth a slight detour. Charlie's has worn out its welcome. Is there no loyalty left? No ... I mean yes. Absinthe maketh the heart grow fonder. We're both hopeless foodie snobs.
At lunch I was telling Pete about the MLK article I'm working on. We had to divert to Dudley to pick some printing, so there and back again we did a little tour - the People's Baptist Church, MLK's apartment building at 397 Mass. Ave., the Hi-Hat jazz club location at 400 Mass. Ave. across the street, the jazz mecca around the corners of Mass. and Columbus, the Savoy where the Christian Science Plaza now is, St. Botolph St. where MLK also roomed.