Randy had some co-workers in town from his company’s Tokyo and Singapore offices yesterday and they invited me to join them for dinner. I’d apparently met the female co-worker while I was in Japan two years ago (I didn’t remember her…then again, I’d met a lot of people during that trip).

Anyway, Randy picked me up just before 7PM and we headed into Boston. I was left with the responsibility of choosing a place and I narrowed it down to either one of the restaurants at the Liberty Hotel (a hotel that took-over a nearly 200 year old Charles Bulfinch designed prison) or the Beehive.

The Beehive is supposed to be this funky space located in the South End under the Boston Center for the Arts. What I read was that this place was funky, fun, loungy, eclectic and geared towards the 30 and over crowd versus the majority of Boston nightspots that focus on college kids and 20’s-somethings (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

I must admit the space was kind of cool. It was subterranean and had exposed ceilings and brick walls, some plush draperies in an area where performers from local music colleges perform (Berklee, Conservatory, etc…). The art was fun, too…with some puge pieces adorning various walls.

And the food was quite good. At least, the food I had was good. Everybody seemed to like the tuna tartare and flatbread pizza appetizers. The polenta dish seemed to be a hit and I really loved my scallops and parmesan risotto. Our only issue with the place was that it was much louder than I’d expected. Being geared toward 30, 40, & 50 year olds, I would have expected more of a loungey feel with soothing background music playing.

I guess I’m WAY older than my years.


  1. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on May 3, 2008 12:28 am

    puge? is that like pretty huge?

  2. Comment by Karl on May 4, 2008 2:55 pm

    Oh, Dave. You’re so mean to me. he he

  3. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on May 6, 2008 1:18 am

    I’m am merciless until you spell-check in Word and then cut-n-paste here. Still luv ya, but typos are easily preventable!

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