Saturday, December 29, 2007

Taste of Eastie 2008 invite from East Boston Main Streets

Below is the announcement for the 2008 Taste of Eastie event from the East Boston Main Streets web site ( It sounds like a wonderful event with quite a list of participating businesses. We are really looking forward to attending this year.

Taste of Eastie 2008
-- Our 12th Annual --
To be held at the Logan Airport Hilton on Thursday, January 17, 2008
Please join us for an evening of great fun and great food!

“Taste of Eastie”

East Boston Main Streets (EBMS) will once again highlight our local eating establishments at the 12th Annual “Taste of Eastie” on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In the past we have had over 30 local restaurants specializing in Italian, Latin American, American and Asian cuisine provide samples of their most popular foods. This event has become the largest East Boston dining charity event.

Our art auction and basket raffle add to the evening. If you would like to take part in this great event, please call the EBMS office at 617.561.1044 for more information.


Boston Organics - produce, bread, eggs, coffee, etc.

Since moving to East Boston last year I have been looking for alternatives to Whole Foods. I have been trying to do without a car for at least 1-2 years and one big challenge is grocery shopping. For several years, while living in Beacon Hill and the North End, I received a weekly box of produce, breads, eggs and an expanding list of "add-ons" from a wonderful service called Boston Organics ( As is the case with several services I had used in the past, Boston Organics does not currently deliver to East Boston.

My understanding is that should a sufficient number of Eastie residents express an interest, they would add us to their Tuesday delivery schedule. While I am happy for Jeff, et al., I was discuouraged to learn that their tremendous growth over the past few years has made it challenging for them to staff their current routes. So, it looks like we would need an even greater number of people to request service before they can manage.

I would encourage anyone who is interested to visit their web site and fill out the contact form requesting service in our area. In the five years I used their service I was very happy and their customer service is the best.