08/01/2017 Boston Revisited

BOSTON REVISITED, LTR!’s August showcase notes a number of unique destinations in the City of Boston. Include Boston Transit/ MBTA, the country’s oldest from 1997 and the Boston Public Library, the country’s first publicly sponsored public library.There’s also Fenway Park, the country’s oldest original ballpark and the country’s oldest family owned Yankee restaurant, Durgin Park. Add Old North Church, Boston’s oldest surving church,the start point of the famous Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Boston Commons, the first public park in the nation. Listen to LTR! ‘s August showcase for more.

Patricia Reyes

Patricia Reyes

General Manager, Durgin-Park restaurant

General Manager, Durgin-Park restaurant, Boston’s oldest family run dinning site in Faneuil Hall since
1742. It is now managed by ARK’s New England Restaurant Corp., a national company serving
fine dinning establishments throughout the U.S. Patricia is also Regional Operations Manager for ARK.

contact: preyes@arkrestaurants.org617-227.2038

Rev. Stephen T. Ayers

Rev. Stephen T. Ayers

Vicar, Christ ( Old North ) Church, and Exec. Dir., Old North Foundation, Boston, MA

Rev. Ayers manages and maintains Old North Church, a national landmark in Boston’s North End
including the Printing Office of Edes and Gill and Captain Jackson’s Historical Chocolate Shop.
The site is located at 193 Salem Street. Open year ’round with services in the Episcopal rite on Sundays for all visitors. The congregation is made up of over 150 members.

contact: oldnorthchurch@yahoo.com 617-777.3078617-523.6676

David Leonard

David Leonard

Pres.,Boston Public Library

Pres.,Boston Public Library, a 170 year old institution, the nation’s first publicly sponsored library for the general public. our collection is third in size behind the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. It is acclaimed for its Venetian courtyard, a landmark site, its divisions of technology, educational, cultural and civic treasures. It is open 7-days.

contact: Rosemary Lavery: rlavery@bpl.org617-308.4391617-859.2348

Paul Phillips
Dir., Visitor Services, GREATER BOSTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Paul is a 30 year veteran of the GB-CVB and oversees all issues relating to the Tour & Travel opportunities in the City of Boston for both trade and consumer media. Visitor services are available for groups large and small, for conferences and conventions along with tour guides support.
Contact: pphillips@bostonUSA.com617-867.8254, fax 617-424.7664Pick Sheets of the week aren also available

Frank DePasquale
Pres. & CEO, DePasquale Ventures, a corp.that develops fine dinning establishments and related hospitality signatures for six Italian restaurants, a panetteria, a salumeria, a gelateria and cannoli factory and Bricco Suites in Boston’s North End. These include Bricco, Sfizi, Quattro, Trattoria Il Paniono and Mare.

contact: www. depasqualeventures.com OR 617-248.6800.

 

A view of Boston Harbor from a cruise on the Charles River

Lobster ravioli at Mare restaurant in Boston’s historic Italian North End.

Crab cocktail at Mare.

Sunday afternoon at Revere Beach, the oldest public beach in the U.S.

 

 

 

About The Author

Susan Raphael, Traveler Extrodinaire/ Executive Producer/Co-Host

Susi’s passion for travel and talk has come together at Let’s Travel!. Previous to being Executive Producer/Co-Host of the show, while National Director of Broadcasting and Advertising for the American Cancer Society, Susi produced the “Cancer Society Radio News Service” and won an Emmy for the anti-smoking Public Service Announcement, “Sophisticated Lady”. Susi is also an artist and photographer and has exhibited her work in various venues in New York City.

Hornblower blows ‘em away!

Thurs., July 4 aboard the Hornblower Esprit, celebrating Macy’s 4th, the nation’s 233rd Independence Day anniversary. What a night!

Hornblower Yachts owns up to having the largest number of luxury vessels in eight U.S. cities, including New York. The company has seven here ranging from the largest, the Infinity, at over 200’, accommodating up to 700, to the smallest, the Esprit, at 90’ , accommodating 80-100. Cruises are set lunch/ brunch and dinner, for a coterie of special events and private parties, corporate meetings, and weddings, of course! They serve both sit-down and buffet menus.. They also do After 5 cocktail cruises, and a host of charitable events. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Ca. It’s now in its 40th year.

On the night we were on, the 4th, we were seated on the Sky Deck of the Esprit, a restored beauty. There were only seven tables on this top deck facing out and with a nicely appointed bar in front of us manned by Nicholas, a really talented barkeep, and with some soft jazz by DJ Mike, which later turned to Pop, Latin, Disc and Rock for or dancing pleasure. Gabriel was our Maitre’d and Oscar was our chef for the evening. Boy can this guy cook! Dinner started off with a plate of Blinis with Caviar, followed by a nice medley of Little Neck clams and oysters on the ½ shell, with a sampling of jumbo shrimp in the best salsa I’ve ever tasted ( I asked for a second. My apologies ). This was followed by a full serving of Agnolotti served Italian style over freshly baked cherry tomatoes and a very fresh salad of lettuce, celery, cucumber and more cherry tomatoes. The entrée: Lobster and Filet Mignon with a crab filling topped with a wild mushroom sauce. A bottle of Chandon white was offered to each guest complimentary. Ha! You can’t beat that! As for dessert, a chilled freshly baked apple strudel and chocolate dipped strawberries was the finale, with good coffee and an assortment of blended teas for the asking. And, yes, the bar was open for the entire 3 ½ hours we were on board. By the way, the company provides translaters for Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, French, German and Italian guests.

The yachts ail from Pier 15/ 75 South St. adjoining the South St. Seaport and Pier 40 on the West Side/ W. Houston St. and the Hudson River, from March thru-November with 10 daily departures, 7 days-a-week.

In New York they operate the Statue Cruises affiliate to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island State Park from the Battery Park Terminal on the Manhattan side, along with a Liberty Water Taxi service. They also serve the Metro New York area with a round-the-clock ferry service, the city’s first commuter ferry operation to points in Manhattan, Bklyn and Queens. In brief, the company is the world’s leading provider of high-speed ferry services. For more on Hornblower try: info@365ticketsUSA.com or 1-844TKTS, or phone 646-780.9693 or simply: www.Hornblower.com

 

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