Category Archives: BDaybrunch

Boston Brunchers’ One Year Anniversary Party

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of partaking in the Boston Brunchers one year anniversary party at Island Creek Oyster Bar. The Boston Brunchers was started by Renee and a group of bloggers who met at a blogger dinner, where they discovered their shared love for brunch. Now, the Brunchers meet up at least once a month to catch up, network and enjoy delicious food at restaurants all over the Boston area.

To read the full recap, click here.

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Boston Brunchers – Indulge Inspire Imbibe

A little over a year ago, a group of 12 bloggers got together at Lord Hobo for Sunday brunch. The next month, that group just about doubled in size for a morning rendevouz at East Coast Grille. After that, the Boston Brunchers was officially launched! Brunching with this crew is always a wonderful way to begin a weekend morning, this was especially true for last Sunday’s Birthday Bash held at Island Creek Oyster Bar.

To read my recap, click here

Island Creek Oyster Bar and Boston Brunchers, Kenmore, Boston – Baking Me Hungry

I recently commented on what brunch means to BakingMeHungry. “We love brunch because after sleeping in, brunch embodies Lazy Sunday. Who doesn’t love unlimited coffee, eggs and good conversation!” When Renee Hirschberg, founder of Boston Brunchers, tweeted and wrote on her blog Eat Live Blog, that I be joining the 1st Birthday Brunch for Boston Brunchers, I was thrilled.

Please view entire review here.

Boston Brunchers Birthday – Travel, Wine & Dine

Happy birthday to you, Boston Brunchers! I can hardly believe it has been a year since the Boston Brunchers got started, and I was very excited to celebrate with everyone at Island Creek Oyster Bar on Sunday. I had only been to Island Creek for dinner and was interested in how their brunch would be. . .

Read the entire recap at Travel, Wine & Dine

Birthday Brunch with a Tiny Visitor – Don’t Mind the Mess

There was no way I’d be missing brunch with the crew at Island Creek Oyster Bar, even though my husband was working and we didn’t have a babysitter. So I risked the possibility of tantrums to take my toddler along. The result? We both had a great time!

View my full recap at Don’t Mind the Mess!

Island Creek Oyster Bar with Boston Brunchers – Sweetly Serendipity

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of joining a big group of local bloggers for the 1st anniversary of  Boston Brunchers at Island Creek Oyster Bar. Boston Brunchers was started by Renee of Eat Live Blog as a way to unite local food-minded folks over the greatest meal EVER (in my opinion anyways) – brunch! Since it began in October of last year, it has developed into something so wonderful, for bloggers and the food community alike. I’ve been to a few brunches over the past year, and they’ve all been a wonderful mix of great food and great company. This past Sunday was no different – the food was delicious, the service impeccable, the company bountiful and so pleasant, and the occasion such a special one.

Read my entire recap over at Sweetly Serendipity

Sunday Brunch at Island Creek Oyster Bar – Fun and Fearless in Beantown

Last Sunday, I was lucky enough to attend a complimentary brunch at the Island Creek Oyster Bar. This fantastic brunch was hosted by the Boston Brunchers in celebration of the Boston Brunchers’ first birthday.

To read my full post, please click here.

Boston Brunchers 1 Year Birthday Bash at ICOB – I am a Honey Bee

Having the opportunity to attend the Boston Brunchers 1 year Birthday Brunch was a little dream come true. Getting to eat an amazing brunch with new bruncher friends I have met over the year while celebrating the success of the group that the very talented Renee (Eat.Live.Blog) started… Sign me up! I can’t lie… I really did set an alarm so that I could grab one of the 20 tickets released at first. I ran over to the computer to get to sign up while Pricer was looking at me like I was crazy. “but it’s the birthday brunch!!!!”

Read the entire recap at I am a Honey Bee!

Boston Brunchers Birthday at Island Creek Oyster Bar – Eating Places

What’s better than brunch at Island Creek Oyster Bar? Chatting with food bloggers over brunch at ICOBar!

I was very fortunate to win a ticket to the Boston Brunchers Birthday celebration on Sunday, October 16. Renee from Eat.Live.Blog. beautifully organized the event and, particularly after reading the menu and long list of event sponsors, I was counting down to Sunday all last week.

Read the entire recap at Eating Places!

Saved by the Boston Brunchers first anniversary! – Frugal Foodista

A trip to New York is always exhausting, making it back in time for the Boston Bruncher’s first anniversary at Island Creek Oyster Bar made the 1:30 a.m bus back to the Bean worth it though!

See more about my trip and a glimpse of the Boston Brunchers’ bday treats here: http://frugalfoodista.blogspot.com/2011/10/new-york-by-day-transit-by-night.html

Boston Brunchers’ Birthday Party — Delicious Dishings

The Boston Brunchers group was started by Renee of Eat.Live.Blog one year ago — and to celebrate, she put together a fabulous brunch at Island Creek Oyster Bar. Forty Boston Brunchers attended the brunch this past Sunday morning. Island Creek Oyster Bar put together a special menu and treated us all to baskets of pastry, cocktails, and brunch entrees. In addition to the generosity of Island Creek Oyster Bar, this brunch had so many other wonderful sponsors, and we all walked in to find enormous bags filled with all sorts of goodies. (See the list at the end of my post for all of the amazing sponsors).

Read the full post here.

RecipeCan at Island Creek Oyster Bar

What an exciting brunch! I can’t believe it has been one year since the Boston Brunchers formed – Happy Birthday! This weekend we had such a great party at Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore. Check out my recap at RecipeCan!

More Brunch Updates and Another Eversave Giveaway!

Congratulations to last week’s $20 Eversave giveaway: Marissa Sweazy! Email me your Eversave email address and your prize will be deposited!

This is it folks, the final stretch before the big Boston Brunchers Birthday Brunch! Gift bags are being made, door prizes are being delivered, and brunchers are tweeting their excitement for #BdayBrunch left and right!

And this just in….the menu for our Birthday Brunch at Island Creek Oyster Bar

Starter: 

A selection of ICOB’s Signature Pastries. May include: blueberry muffin, doughnut muffin, cinnamon roll, butter croissant, banana bread and citrus scone

Brunch: (Choose One)

  • Smoked Salmon Plate with House Made Bagel and Side Salad
  • House-Made Baked Beans  with Slab Bacon and Fried Egg
  • Cinnamon French Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Toasted Almonds
  • Ethel’s Lobster Roll on a Rosemary Roll with Kettle Chips, Cole Slaw

Beverage:

  • Coffee (included)
  • One Cocktail or Non-alcoholic Beverage

Please Note: Brunchers will be responsible for payment of any additional beverages. Brunchers are requested to bring cash to tip the servers at the end of the event.

The goodie bags each bruncher will be receiving are almost full! The bags are chock full of all thing delicious, exciting, useful and fun. Not to mention the unbelievable door prizes we have in store! And it is all thanks to our amazing sponsors!

As you are by now familiar, our sponsor Eversave has beem giving away a $20 Save per week leading up to our big Birthday Brunch! So, today is our last giveaway! Make sure to enter by Thursday 10/13/11 at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on Friday. You must be at least 18 years old to enter, and live in the continental United States.

Eversave works day and night to negotiate the very best deals for you on all the things you love.  From spas and restaurants to lift tickets and yoga classes – Eversave delivers these local discounts directly to your inbox, in the form of a Save. In addition to their daily local deals, they also offer spectacular Saves from online merchants which allows their customers nationwide to get in on the fun!

So, how do you win $20 to spend on Eversave.com? It’s easy! Just leave me a comment below. Say anything you would like. Say hi, mention your favorite brunch, tell me how you like to save money….whatever you would like! Friday morning I will draw a winner using Random.org. The winner must reply to me no later than Monday, 10/17/11. If they do not, a new winner will be chosen.

The Story Behind the Blogger Event Group, Boston Brunchers – Eat.Live.Blog.

Let me first explain what Boston Brunchers is. When I first started working at BU, I was a little lost without the creative outlet I had while working in marketing. I was still addicted to social media, but without having a project, found myself grasping at ways to stay involved. Then I attended a bloggers’ dinner at Villa Francesca. It was my first REAL bloggers’ event, and it was the birth place of the Boston Brunchers.

Read the entire story, and enter to win a ticket to the Boston Brunchers Bday Brunch, here!

Boston Birthday Brunch Eversave $20 Giveaway!

Welcome to the 2nd Eversave Boston $20 giveaway! As a sponsor of the Boston Brunchers Birthday Brunch, Eversave has generously offered to give one lucky winner per week $20 to spend on anything they would like, sitewide, on Eversave.com! Maybe you use it towards an amazing stay in Vermont, or on a pumpkin facial to celebrate fall. The possibilities are endless!

For this week’s contest, take a look at our amazing list of sponsors for the upcoming birthday brunch:

Pretty impressive, huh?! Now all you need to do to win is leave me a comment including one of our sponsors. Tell me which ones you love, which ones you are excited to try, whatever you like!
While you’re at it, check out their websites. They are kind enough to support us, so let’s do the same for them!
 
 
Contest Fine Print: All entries must be received by 11:59pm on Thursday, October 6, 2011. Winner will be chosen using Random.org on Friday, October 7, 2011. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification. If they do not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

Win $20 in Eversave Saves!

Update: Congratulations to winner Erica Thomas! For everyone else, check back next Wednesday for another chance to win!

As you well know, Eversave Boston is one of the sponsors of our upcoming Birthday Brunch. In order to help us celebrate, every week until the big brunch, we will be giving away $20 in Saves for you to spend however you like site-wide on Eversave!

What exactly is Eversave?

Eversave works day and night to negotiate the very best deals for you on all the things you love.  From spas and restaurants to lift tickets and yoga classes – Eversave delivers these local discounts directly to your inbox, in the form of a Save.

In addition to their daily local deals, they also offer spectacular Saves from online merchants which allows their customers nationwide to get in on the fun!

If you are new to the site, Eversave will even give you $2 to use towards your next purchase just for creating an account!

And don’t forget to spread the word.  Eversave makes it easy and rewarding to share Saves with family and friends. Whether you tell them about a deal you love via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, when someone you’ve referred to the site makes his or her first purchase, we’ll add $10 in Save Rewards to your account.

So here is how you can win $20 in Eversave Saves from Boston Brunchers Today:

  • Mandatory Entry: Look back through the Boston Brunchers archives and leave me a comment (on this post) saying which brunch looked the best.
  • Bonus Entry: Follow @EversaveBos on Twitter and tweet “Thank you @EversaveBos for being a sponsor of @BostonBrunchers #bdaybrunch! Now give me $20! http://wp.me/p19ZsJ-fy” … or something to that effect. Leave me a separate comment here saying you did so.
  • Bonus Entry: Like Eversave Boston on Facebook and write something nice on their wall that mentions the Boston Brunchers Bday Brunch. Leave me a separate comment here saying you did so.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 29th. Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • You must be a resident of the continental US to enter, you do not have to live in Boston.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter
  • You must include an email address or way for me to contact you when posting your comment.
  • One winner will be selected to be awarded $20 in Saves from Eversave.

Boston Brunchers Birthday Brunch Update!

Update: Congrats to Nicole who guessed correctly! The new location for the Birthday Brunch is Island Creek Oyster Bar, and we couldn’t be more excited!

I have some exciting news about our upcoming Birthday Brunch! First, have you checked out our amazing list of Birthday Brunch sponsors? This list keeps growing and keeps getting better and better!

Now, this is a big announcement….Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, we have had to move our Birthday Brunch. I was going to make the announcement of where the brunch has moved to, but instead I think I will have you guess. The first person to guess the correct location will win a ticket to brunch! If you already have a ticket, you can win a ticket to give away on your blog or Twitter!

To enter: Simply comment on this post with your guess of where the Birthday Brunch will be held! I will also answer yes and no questions. The first person to post a correct answer wins the ticket!

Now, one last update. Our fabulous friends, and Birthday Brunch sponsor, Eversave Boston, will be giving away $20 in Saves every week right here on Boston Brunchers! Contests will go live every Wednesday morning starting September 28th, and winners will be announced every Thursday morning.

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What the Boston Brunchers means to me!

In honor of the Boston Brunchers’s 1st Birthday, I decided to write a poem for the current giveaway!!  Enjoy and good luck to the other entries!

Check it out here:

http://cookwithabandon.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/what-boston-brunchers-means-to-me/

Blogger Contest: Win a Ticket to the Birthday Brunch!

Okay Bloggers, it is the moment you have been waiting for…another opportunity to win a ticket to the Boston Brunchers Birthday Bash!

I will be awarding a ticket to the Brunch to one blogger. The winner will be chosen by a person completely un-related to the event, and identifying marks will be taken off all entries when being judged.

So what do you have to do? Well, each blogger must write a blog post about the Boston Brunchers. Be as creative as you like. It can have to do with your experience as a bruncher, why you want to be a bruncher, whatever you like! The only stipulation is that you must have a link to www.bostonbrunchers.com in your post, and you must link your post to our BdayBrunch Category. If you have not done this before, simply contact me and I will give you instructions. Your entry will be considered submitted once this is complete.

Entries will be judged on, well, which one the judge likes the best! Again, they will be completely anonymous while being judged.

All submissions must be received by Monday, September 26th at 10am. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 27th and will have 24 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. In the case of a tie, we reserve the right to award 2 winners each with a ticket to the event.

Tickets to the event are non-transferable and have no cash value. If you are unable to attend the event, you forfeit your prize. Please only enter this contest if you are able to attend. One ticket will be given to the winner(s) of this contest.

Brunch at Area Four – Giveaway from Free Food Boston!

Elizabeth from Free Food Boston has a ticket to giveaway to the Boston Brunchers Birthday Brunch! Below is an excerpt from her announcement. Visit her post to enter!

I have made no secret of my love for Area Four. So I could not be more excited that the 1 year anniversary celebration for Boston Brunchers in October is being held at Area Four. They are unveiling their brunch menu soon and the brunchers will have the privilege of being some of the first to try it. To read more about the event, including all of the awesome local sponsors, check out the announcement on the Boston Brunchers site.

Boston Brunchers Birthday Brunch

What started off as just a fun idea for brunching has now become the go-to resource for spreading the word about Brunching in Boston….and now we are turning one! Can you believe it? The only thing to do in a situation like this is to throw the Birthday Brunch of the year!

On Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., come celebrate with brunch at Boston’s definitive seafood destination, Island Creek Oyster Bar. A collaborative effort between Skip Bennett of Island Creek Oysters, Chef Jeremy Sewall of Eastern Standard and Lineage and Eastern Standard owner Garrett Harker, ICOB opened at the Hotel Commonwealth in October 2010. Representing the next generation of farm to table, a shared belief in bringing locally-grown and ecologically-minded products into the restaurant is the hallmark of ICOB.

Not only does ICOB do seafood right, but they have an absolutely drool-worthy brunch that will make even our vegetarian friends fall in love.

The hottest brunch in town isn’t the only way to celebrate! We will have goody bags and door prizes thanks to the following amazing sponsors (check back to watch for additions to this list).

America’s Test Kitchen

If you know anyone who is interested in providing door prizes or swag for the goodie bags, please have them contact Renee at renh77@gmail.com.

Media: please feel free to contact Renee as well for more information on this event.

How to get seats to the Boston Brunchers Birthday:

  • On Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 10:00 am EST, 20 tickets will be released to brunchers who have previously attended Boston Brunchers events (aka: Brunch Alumni). All alumni should have already received an email regarding this.
  • Starting on Monday, October 1, 2011, check out the Boston Brunchers website and Twitter account for contests to win one of the remaining 20 tickets.
  • Tickets are non-transferable. They must be in the attendees name.
  • Only those physically in attendance at the event will be eligible to receive goodie bags or win door prizes.

Happy Birthday to Us!!!!