Oyster Happy Hour

Who’s ready for Friday?! I most definitely am. Generally right now I am just ready for a day when I don’t have a fever or major congestion, but that aside, I am excited about the weekend.

It’s my birthday month and one of my favorites of the whole year because I feel it is full of renewal. For more on that and a pretty picture, please check out my post on welcoming March from last year. The month is certainly coming in like a lion!

Tomorrow I hope to get through a 20 mile training run before heading to a very local bar for my cousin’s husband’s birthday. Saturday I am looking forward to a pajama day with some work, taxes, and movies thrown in, and Sunday I will be mixing up cocktails with Jackson Cannon at The Urban Grape. Not too shabby.

Mostly I want time to pass so that it’s next Friday and I can be on a plane to my beloved San Francisco and on to Sonoma. Sonoma helps me to recharge like no other place. It’s magic, and my trip happens to coincide with the visit of some lovely ladies.

Until then, we’re working and loving life right here in Dorchester and taking advantage of some of the great, delicious deals to be had.

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Last night, as I was a self-described shut in (working from home gets to the best of us), my husband took me to The Ledge for their dollar oyster night. The Ledge is another fine Dorchester establishment with great food, drinks, and a beautiful, secluded patio.

We each indulged in a Mayflower Porter and shared a dozen Wellfleet oysters which are just a dollar each during The Ledge’s Wednesday Oyster Happy Hour.

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These oysters were delightful and briny. The beers were malty and toasty, but I might stick with my standard Guinness and oyster combo next time. It can’t be beat.

I also had the fish and chips, always good at The Ledge, but I really wanted clam chowder and didn’t go with that. Later on I still wanted clam chowder and regretted it. Not a big deal, but I have to remember to get what I want because I usually know exactly what that is.

How is your week going so far? Do you usually go with your gut when it comes to ordering at restaurants, or do you sometimes second-guess your choice, even if it’s really good?

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    This week has been hellish and I am definitely looking forward to the weekend. I can’t believe we’re going to be in SF and wine country a week from each other!

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  2. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    I really enjoyed your March 1 post last year – thanks for reposting it. A Saturday full of movies and taxes sounds quite nice — I’m in crunch time with the quarter ending at school so it’ll be a pretty cruddy weekend for me. But a break comes soon!

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  3. Daisy’s avatar

    I love doing my taxes. weird??

    I also love oysters and beers. what a nice evening!

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  4. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    There needs to be a progressive dinner in Dorchester. So many great spots!

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  5. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Happy birth month!
    Taxes = death, clearly.

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  6. Megan’s avatar

    If this is March’s lion, I’ll take it! Happy Birthday Month! If you’re anything like me you’ll find plenty of excuses to celebrate all month long. I’ll cross my fingers that time flies quickly and your trip is here before you know it. :)

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