It’s Friday man. Oh, sorry, does that come as a surprise? Yep, another week has gone by and we are going into another seemingly undeserving weekend.
Take solace in the fact that you are not alone. The entire world – repeat, entire world – is feeling pretty much the same way. Except maybe fore health care workers, no one can claim to understand or empathize with what they are currently going through. So shout out – shout it out from the rooftops – THANK YOU to all the dedicated health care workers who are selflessly putting themselves at risk to care for others.
That said, it’s time for another Corona Shut Down Shout Out … this edition gives you a few things to look forward to in the coming days.
Let us know if you are doing something or know someone who is doing something innovative, awesome and noteworthy and we will include them in an upcoming article.
For now, stay safe, stay home, stay positive … because this too shall pass. Until then, enjoy today’s Corona Shut Down Shout Out. Love ya Boston.
1. GO LIVE FROM THE LOFT
Join in ‘Live From The Loft’ – a music series where Lacy Kay hosts local Boston music artists, from her loft and LIVE STREAMS the entire thing! It’s a virtual gig and you’re in the front seat! Live stream starts at 7:30pm. Watch the stream on Instagram @iamlacykay
Tonight Lacy Kay hosts vocal powerhouse and dynamic songwriter Liz Bills – known for her entrancing high energy performances and emotionally charged power vocals, vulnerable and passionate in her songwriting and stage presence; Liz’s music openly discusses mental health, female empowerment and many other sensitive topics that so desperately need to be explored.
Highlights have included winning Roots Act of The Year in 2019 and ‘Rock Act of the Year’ in 2018 for the New England Music Awards, opening for Bon Jovi at Mohegan Sun in 2017, runner-up in the 2016 Aloft Rising Star with Daughtry, and a semi-finals appearance in the WZLX’s 2016 Rock Rumble. Liz was a top 30 female finisher in the 2013 American Idol competition, and has been compared to singers such as Grace Potter, Janis Joplin, Florence and the Machine and Susan Tedeschi. Make sure to tune in – live stream starts at 7:30.
The event is completely free – however – if you would like to support the featured artists, you are more than welcome to tip / donate to the artists via Venmo @livefromtheloft. Then grab your drink of choice, sit back, relax, enjoy the show.
2. ONE ROAD TRIP, TWO LOBSTERS & 6 BEERS
Sandrine Rossi of Frenchie and Colette Wine Bistro will teach you how to make her grandmother’s luscious Mousse Au Chocolat. She calls it “The lightest dessert on Earth!” How can you resist?? She’ll also be whipping up her iconic Frenchie 76 sparkling cocktail. See below for the full ingredients list and spread the word to all your friends who need some light and fluffy chocolate in their lives!
Ingredients: Gin, sparkling wine, lemon juice, sugar or simple syrup, one lemon, ice
Equipment: Cocktail shaker, cocktail jigger, champagne flute, strainer, peeler
Mousse au Chocolat
Ingredients: .5 lb chocolate (anything above 49% works), 6 eggs (separated yolk and whites), 3 oz of sugar
Equipment: Saucepan, mixing Bowls, whisk, spatula, container of your choice, Optional: piping bag
Santé and Bon Appétit!
We’re all in need of some excitement, and Netflix is here to deliver. This week marks the return of Jason Bateman’s rollercoaster crime drama, Ozark.
Ozark started as a relatively simple story about an accountant who volunteers to launder money for a cartel to save himself and his family. But the series quickly plummeted deep into illegal madness. Packed with murder, bribery, casino schemes, and some of the most memorable characters onTV, this is one show you don’t want to miss. Tonight, March 27th, after a year and a half of waiting, Ozark comes to your living room with the premiere of Ozark Season 3 on Netflix. It will be nice to watch Jason Bateman’s world implode around him and forget about the current state of the world around us!
5. SIP ON THIS YA SKREWBALLS!
Of course we’re not suggesting that this cocktail is actually good for you – or better for you than straight H2o & Emergen-C. But it is Friday, and there’s nothing wrong with getting your vitamins in any way you can! We think this new Skrewball PB&J cocktail covers it all! Made with 1.5 oz. Skrewball Whiskey, 1 Package of Raspberry Emergen-C, Ice, Sparkling Water you hydrate, rejuvenate and buzz all in one! Stir all ingredients together in a 12 oz. cup. Enjoy, and stay healthy, Skrewballs! Click here to enjoy some more Skrewball cocktail recipes!
6. JAY PSAROS LIVE
A strange time indeed, as the Coronavirus continues to bring the majority of “in person” interactions to a halt, Jay Psaros has decided to take this time to release a digital album of some of his favorite recordings, including: live “In Studio” performances, previously released live videos, radio appearances, unreleased studio recordings, and some newly recorded music.
Jay will be streaming the release live on Facebook and interacting with friends, family and fans in realtime as he rolls out the album. Psaros will be streaming via FACEBOOK LIVE at 8pm EST on Wednesday, April 1st from his personal AND music facebook page. His personal page located here and his music page here.
Anyone who leaves a Venmo or PayPal “Tip” (pay what you’d like … every little bit helps) between now and April 1st will be sent a digital copy of “Live at Home.” Simply leave your email in the comments of Venmo – @Jason-Psaros – or PayPal. The album “Live at Home” will be delivered to your email in MP3 format after the Facebook Live Show. The Album will also be available on Bandcamp.com.
Metropolis Cafe – Micaela Cullinan, long time GM (aka the Queen of Tremont Street) along with Executive Chef Dolly Bourommavong continue to offer Metropolis Café’s limited menu (located at 584 Tremont Street in Boston) Monday – Sunday, 5PM to 9PM, takeout, curbside pick-up as well as delivery via GrubHub or DoorDash and Uber Eats. Click here for the menu and more information. You can order online or call Micaela directly at 617-247-2931.
Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood - Cusser’s Roast Beef & Seafood in the Back Bay continues full steam ahead with take-out. Chef Carolyn Johnson and team have slightly expanded the menu and have opened their take-out window early to ensure everyone is safely well fed! Cussers Roast Beef & Seafood is open 11AM to 8PM, Monday-Saturday. Call (617) 917-5193 or click here to order online via Chownow or Ritual.
ALMA NOVE – Chef Paul Wahlberg and the Alma Nove team are offering a limited take-out menu as well as curbside pick-up and delivery within the town of Hingham. Click here for that menu. Alma Nove can also be reached by calling 781-749-3353 or clicking here for more details.
WAHLBURGERS – Wahlburgers is pushing takeout, online ordering (through the Wahlburgers app or at Wahlburgers.com), curbside pick-up and delivery in
Boston (Fenway) – 12p-8 – Dorchester – 12p-8 – Hingham – 12p-8 – Lynnfield – 12p-8.
ANOUSH’ELLA KITCHEN – Anoush’ella is a “fine fast casual” eatery serving fresh, flavorful Eastern Mediterranean inspired food in a relaxing atmosphere where guests feel at home. Their South End location is their only current location open at this time, offering only is open during this time for takeout, pick-up and delivery from 11AM to 9PM Monday through Sunday. In addition, Anoush’ella has committed to offer Free Meals to out-of-work hospitality workers during this time, they can feed about 60 to 70 out of work folks a day. Click here menus and details.
BRASSICA KITCHEN – NOW SERVING DINNER! – The award winning Brassica Kitchen in Jamaica Plain is transitioning to TAKEOUT ONLY for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis. Brassica Kitchen is offering their regular breakfast and lunch menus, from 11AM – 4PM and 5 to 9:30PM. Please call ahead to (617) 477-4519 and place your orders to help insure small lines and appropriate social distancing! (They will also be asking for payment over the phone to expedite your orders.) Click here for details, menu, etc. You can also follow Brassica Kitchen for updates.
LULU GREEN – The mission at Lulu Green, located at 246 West Broadway in South Boston, is to spread health through remarkably delicious whole foods, along with plant-based inspiration and education.
They are now open from Tuesday thru Friday from 12PM to 6PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 3PM with brunch menu. Coffee and Juice Bar is open every day. Online Ordering, Take-Out, Pickup and Delivery via Caviar. Or call 617-420-4070. Click here for menu and follow LuLu Green on Instagram.
Offering fans unprecedented access inside the daily lives and legendary archives of the music industry’s most captivating personalities, Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Behind The Lens format expands its reach with the unveiling of a new Instagram Live/IGTV video series. Streaming directly from a featured photographer’s home or studio, each episode merges elements of storytelling, conversational Q&A and the cultivation of a global music culture in accordance with the evolving brand identity of Morrison Hotel Gallery, the international leader in fine art music photography.
9. LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA
Don’t miss the iHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA streaming across America and hosted by Elton John, Sunday night at 9ET/6PT only on FOX! Mariah Carey is performing from her home studio with a door open so she can watch her children at the same time. The Backstreet Boys will perform together, but from each of their own homes. Billie Eilish will sing from her family’s couch.
“This is something completely different than we’ve ever tried before,” explained iHeart Media president of entertainment John Sykes, who is hard at work putting together “FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America” that will air on Sunday night.