Monday, March 27, 2017

March Madness

March has been the month for travel - and not just the usual weekend warrior road trips - there have been lots of adventures to faraway states! I was down in Nashville, Tennessee for a Bachelorette, followed by a ski trip to Colorado, a brief weekend of downtime, and then west again to California; flying into Long Beach for a wedding and road trippin out to Joshua Tree and Palm Springs.

I'm invigorated by all this travel. I love to fly. I love new experiences and places. I had been to Nashville prior but still had many new experiences - like the hilarious, laugh-till-you-cry Nash Trash Tour, the uniquely awesome Pedal Tavern, bowling at Pinewood Social and a visit to Corsair Distillery. If you need recommends for a bachelorette party or otherwise, definitely inquire!

In Colorado we skied at Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Vail, all firsts for me! I was in constant awe of their charms and beauty ranging from that hip western mountain town vibe (Breck) to the sprawling luxe resorts (BC, Vail). All of that was met with warm, sunny, spring break weather and endless pistes of super fun terrain. 

As for Southern California, I'm so excited to head there as I've never been. 

So that's where and what I've been up to this month. I plan to put together some more detailed travel posts once a little more downtime happens.

I hope you all had a great March!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Twelve Hours | Brighton

 Twelve Hours is my new favorite neighborhood spot for comforting and flavorful Asian inspired street noodle soups. The name is indicative of the broths twelve hour preparation + cook time and the combination of their opening hours (12hrs/day!)

The cafe featuring exposed brick and colorfully painted weathered wood beams is a quiet and charming self service space should you choose to dine-in, however, most of their business leans towards takeout + delivery. Besides noodle soups the large menu also includes and array of stir fry noodles, fried rice and grilled dishes. (But I've only had the soups, plus a few sides.) 

The Street Noodle Soup is a must order. It's a Thai style hot and sour soup with ground pork, chicken, shrimp, crushed peanuts, bean sprouts, cilantro, fried wonton, and soft boiled egg. The broth flavor is remarkable and truly takes noodle soup to a new level of comfort. They offer excellent Ramen Noodle soups like the Sakura Falls Ramen - a Japanese shoyu style or a Red Curry Ramen which is Thai style broth - both with braised pork and all the the traditional fixings. 

559 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135