Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mad Men Sundays Returns to Tavolo!

After a 17 month hiatus, Mad Men returns to television for its fifth season. Keeping in tradition, Tavolo will be hosting its regular Mad Men Sundays. They will have 1960s themed cocktails, appetizers, and a best dressed contest this Sunday for the season premier. The two hour episode starts at 9 pm.
1918 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester
Located on Dochester Ave. just north of the intersection of Beale Street. Just west of the Ashmont T stop (near the southern entrance/exit).

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Upper Dot Adventure: Van Shabu and Bar (UPDATED)

It has been a while since we reviewed an Upper Dot establishment. With a new shabu shabu bar opening up, we found just the place to review. In a completely new building, Van Shabu and Bar was sleek and clean. Hip pop music accented the diverse dinners. We started with lychee martinis (there is a full bar) and sashimi (we overheard that their sushi bar will open in two weeks!). We had a split hot pot of pork and kimchi broth, with beef sirloin and seafood selections. The shabu shabu came with a fresh assortment of vegetables. The staff was attentive and the food was well-prepared. Once this place starts serving sushi (since we love sushi and Dorchester still has no sushi restaurants), we may be visiting quite regularly.
1156 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester
Located on Dorchester Ave. Just west of the Savin Hill T stop.

UPDATE: Van Shabu and Bar now has a full menu of sushi. We can report that it not only tastes amazing, but its not overly priced (and they offer excellent specials, including all-you-can-eat sushi and hot pot on certain days and nights). Click on their website link above for their full menu.

Have you been to Van Shabu and Bar? Rate it below.