Enjoy the taste of New England at the Boston Local Food Festival

Fall in New England means harvest time. What better way to sample the cialis online without prescription delicious flavors of the region than to visit the Boston Local Food Festival?

Presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, the festival will take place on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, near Faneuil Hall and the Boston Aquarium, on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event highlights local farms and locally owned food businesses, with the goal of supporting the local economy and promoting access to healthy food in urban communities.

Visitors can taste local produce, dairy, meat, seafood, prepared foods and beverages and will have the chance to talk with area farmers, food experts, and entrepreneurs. The festival includes interactive workshops, lively music by local bands, and demonstrations by chefs and food experts. Do-it-yourselfers won’t want to miss the educational exhibits and workshops on farming, gardening, composting, health and nutrition, and more.

If you’re in town the weekend of the Boston Local Food Festival, we’d love for you to stay with us at the Kendall Hotel – we’re just a quick subway ride from downtown Boston. While you’re here, be sure to dine at our very own Black Sheep restaurant, where locally grown and seasonally inspired food is our specialty.

For reservations, contact us. For more information on the Boston Local Food Festival, click here.

MIT Students Return to Campus

We’re all set for orientation weekend at MIT – an exciting time for students, parents, and the whole neighborhood!

As MIT students know, the school’s housing system is rather unusual in that freshmen arrive on campus not knowing where they’ll be living. Instead, they’re assigned temporary rooms. Then, during orientation, the dorms throw open their doors for tours and social events so that incoming freshmen can investigate their living options and decide where they’d like to stay.

Known as Residence Exploration (or REX), this whirlwind event gives incoming students the chance to check out each residence’s unique personality and choose the place where they think they’ll fit in best.

On Move-in Day (August 30th this year), the whole student body pitches in to help freshmen move their belongings from their temporary accommodations to their permanent living quarters. Expect to see crews of helpful fraternity guys loading and

unloading shuttle vans all around campus!

If you’re a parent of an incoming MIT freshman, you’ll also be attending orientation activities designed just for you this weekend. But when that’s finished, why not take the opportunity to explore Cambridge and Boston and discover what the area has to offer?

At the Kendall Hotel, we’re not only convenient to the MIT campus, we’re just steps away from the Kendall/MIT Red Line subway station and easy transportation to the city’s wonderful variety of shops, restaurants, and historic sites.

Best of all, you can rest assured your accommodations at the Kendall will be comfortable and inviting – a perfect fit for you!

Fuel Up This Summer

Don’t let the gas prices keep you from enjoying a summer trip to Boston. We are taking away some of the pinch!

Our Fuel Up This Summer Package includes:

  • 3 + night stay
  • Deluxe room for two
  • Parking included
  • $25 gas card
  • $25 food voucher good toward dinner at the Black Sheep Restaurant*
  • Two $8 T Passes
  • Two Kendall T-shirts*

*If single occupancy – guest will receive $10 food voucher and one T

shirt.

To reserve, type in FUS promotion code or call us at 1-866-566-1300 or 1-617-577-1300 and ask for the FUEL UP THIS SUMMER package.

Don’t let the gas prices keep you from enjoying a summer trip to Boston. We are taking away some of the pinch!
Our Fuel Up This Summer Package includes:

  • 3 + night stay
  • Deluxe room for two
  • Parking included
  • $25 gas card
  • $25 food voucher good toward dinner at the Black Sheep Restaurant*
  • Two $8 T Passes
  • Two Kendall T-shirts*

*If single occupancy – guest will receive $10 food voucher and one T shirt.
To reserve, type in FUS promotion code or call us at 1-866-566-1300 or 1-617-577-1300 and ask for the FUEL UP THIS SUMMER package.

Kendall’s COMFY BEDS…

Sleep – never over-rated but highly anticipated when you are visiting the Kendall Hotel.

INTRODUCING our Comfy Beds; a night’s sleep you will discount viagra certainly appreciate.

  • Our beds are locally made by a family-owned company
  • 100% Cotton Mattress Pad – like no other: specifically designed and constructed to provide back support
  • Duvets – keeps you warm in the winter and cozy in the summer – a down alternative
  • 100% 300 thread – count sheets
  • All-Cotton Americana Quilts & Shams

For more information please contact us or make a reservation today!

Boston Marathon hotel rooms still available

Whether you’re a competitor in the 2012 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, or you’re just planning to watch and cheer on your favorite athletes, you’ll need a convenient place to stay while you’re in the area. Here at the viagra 100mg Kendall Hotel, we’re a short subway ride from downtown Boston and the final, most exciting portion of the course.

Now in its 116th year, the Boston Marathon is one of the best known and highly regarded road races in existence, attracting amateur and professional runners from all over the world. It’s traditionally held on the third Monday in April, Patriots’ Day, commemorating the start of the Revolutionary War. Competitors must qualify for the race by completing another certified marathon in under a certain time, which varies by
age and gender.

The most famous section of the race may be Heartbreak Hill, a challenging climb that
comes at the 20-mile mark at a time when many runners are hitting the notorious “wall.”
Each year, some 500,000 spectators line the 26.2-mile course to offer marathoners their support and encouragement.

But no need to worry about parking restrictions and road closures in the city while the race is under way! Just be our guest at the Kendall Hotel and catch the T at the Kendall/MIT Redline station, steps away from our front door. After the race, you can explore the incredible variety of things to see and do in Boston, or escape the hubbub and enjoy a relaxing dinner at our very own Black Sheep Restaurant.

For more information on the Boston Marathon, visit the official website. To make a reservation at the Kendall Hotel, contact us.

Fenway Park is Celebrating Her 100th Year!

Fenway Park, celebrating her 100th year birthday April buy cheap cialis online 27! Even at 100 she’s still a beauty. To celebrate this historic occasion the Kendall Hotel is proud to offer a special Fenway Park Birthday Package!

Fenway Park’s Birthday Package – good through the entire baseball season – includes:

  • Deluxe Room for Two
  • Two Sam Adams Beers and Pretzels
  • Parking
  • Two round trip “T” passes to and from Fenway Park

To reserve, please call 1-866-566-1300 or go reserve on-line and select FEN rate code.

To learn more about the 100th Year Celebration, please visit the MLB Fenway page!

Master Food Artist Returns to the Black Sheep Restaurant in Kendall Square

When the 1895 fire station was being converted to a full – service hotel, owner Charlotte Forsythe and daughter Briar Rose Forsythe – Fandetti wanted to ensure the hotel’s restaurant would support the hotel’s past. The Black Sheep Restaurant was named after the firemen who once served there, and the menu was developed from the women’s own personal recipe collection; tried and tested through-out the years amongst family and friends.

Long time family friend and chef consultant, Dalu Aruda assisted the two women with opening the hotel’s eatery, The Black Sheep Restaurant. Her artistry in the kitchen was astounding and after launching the Black Sheep, Dalu began working on her own interests including teaching cooking on a local television program as well as writing her own cookbook. But recently, Charlotte and Briar Rose convinced Dalu to return as Head Chef for the Black Sheep restaurant on a full-time basis. The Kendall Hotel and Black Sheep Restaurant are thrilled to have Dalu back!

When it comes to Cambridge food establishments, there are many options; the trendy, the tasteful, the traditional, and the conventional chefs – then there is Dalu, a true food artist.

Watching Dalu create in the kitchen is like watching a master artist complete his Mona Lisa. Dalu’s soups each contain a “secret” ingredient; molasses in the Firehouse Chili and gin in her award winning Clam Chowder. She makes a simple from scratch Chicken Pot Pie with outstanding rich flavors – a five star dish! Dalu also creates some special menu items like her wonderful gluten-free cheese rolls, which have soft centers and golden-brown exteriors. Dense, warm, and chewy, they’re made with tapioca flour.

Dalu’s food is all American; fresh, honest and lots of it. Her insistence on quality is apparent in all aspects of her kitchen including her daily trips to the fish and produce markets to personally choose the best product available. Dalu demands perfection and nothing less is delivered to her tables. And no skimpy portions are delivered either!

The Black Sheep Restaurant, located in lobby of the historic Kendall Hotel, is the classic dining destination from the Forsythe – Fandetti collection – where simple hearty American fare is thoughtfully presented, and where friends gather to dine, drink and converse. For more information please contact us or make a reservation today!

Black Sheep clam “chowda” wins culinary award

We’re pleased to announce – with a bit of familial pride – that the winner of the Judge’s Choice award for best clam chowder at the 2011 Ipswich Chowderfest was submitted by Briar Rose Forsythe-Fandetti, daughter of the Kendall Hotel’s owners.

Briar owns and runs Willowdale Estate, an elegant event venue in Topsfield, Mass. She’s also the consultant for the Black Sheep restaurant here at the Kendall Hotel, the culinary artist who develops our recipes, including our homemade breakfast scones, Boston cream pies, delicious soups, and our renowned Firehouse Chili.

Ipswich, as you may know, is famous for its seafood, especially its clam “chowda” (as it’s pronounced locally). The Chowderfest, sponsored by the Ipswich Lions Club, draws hundreds of connoisseurs from the North Shore and beyond to sample and judge the cream of the crop of chowders from local restaurants and chefs, with proceeds going to local charities. To stand out from this distinguished field is quite an accomplishment!

We’re now featuring Briar’s award-winning chowder at the Black Sheep restaurant as part of our seasonally inspired menu of classic and innovative American home-style

cooking. If you’re dining with us for lunch or dinner, give this delectable soup a try – and discover what all the fuss is about!

Hotel and Museum Package

Come enjoy the Museum of Fine Arts and the Degas and the Nude Exhibit!

Package includes:

  • Deluxe Room for Two
  • Two Tickets to the MFA and to the Degas and The Nude Exhibit
  • Parking for one vehicle
  • Two round trip “T” passes to & from the MFA
  • $25 food voucher good toward dinner in the Black

    Sheep Restaurant

Reserve on-line or call us at 617 577 1300 and ask for the Arts Package. ?Rates starting at $184.00 per night

For more information contact us or Book a Room using the DEG rate plan.

Exhibition Dates & Valid Package Dates: October 9th – February 5th, 2012

Exhibition Hours:

  • Sat – Tues 10:00 a.m. -4:45 p.m.
  • Wed – Fri 10:00 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Porgy and Bess Gets Rave Reviews

This month our neighbor the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) brings the classic American opera Porgy and Bess back to its local roots. The opera made its world premiere at the Colonial Theatre in Boston in 1935. Now it’s been re-imagined as an energetic musical theater production. It’s still loaded with George Gershwin’s unforgettable jazz-influenced music (“Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “I Loves You, Porgy,”) but this version focuses on character and story, giving the show a more accessible feel for a contemporary audience.

Some of A.R.T.’s performers and creative teams stay right here at the Kendall Hotel during their onstage runs, so we couldn’t be more thrilled about all the great buzz this show is getting! The Boston Globe calls star Audra McDonald “a Bess for the ages.” The Harvard Crimson declares the new adaptation “shines.”

Porgy and Bess is set in the downtrodden Catfish Row section of Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1930s. Porgy, a disabled African-American beggar, falls in love with the beautiful but troubled Bess and tries to save her from Crown, her possessive and violent lover, and Sportin’ Life, the neighborhood drug dealer.

The original opera was occasionally criticized for taking too narrow a view of African-American culture, but the A.R.T. production has been brought up to date by Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American playwright Suzan Lori-Parks. The director is Diane Paulus, 2009 Tony award winner for Best Revival of a Musical (Hair). The cast is a mix of classically trained opera performers, gospel singers, and Broadway stars.

The reinterpretation of this iconic American opera is not to be missed! (And if you’re looking for an elegant and comfortable hotel to stay at while you’re in town, be sure and give us a call.)

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess runs through Sunday, Oct. 2 at the A.R.T.‘s Loeb Drama Center on Brattle Street in Cambridge. For tickets and information, visit the American Repertory Theater website or call 617-547-8300.