Super Hunger Brunch at the Fireplace

As part of Brookline Climate Week, Climate Action Brookline has been encouraging people to eat at Brookline restaurants that are recognized for “green” practices such as sustainable operations and menus composed of organic or locally grown food.  The Fireplace in Washington Square is certified by the Green Restaurant Association and prides itself on offering New England-grown seasonal produce.  Even better, this Saturday the restaurant was participating in the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Super Hunger Brunch with a special menu for $25.  This annual fundraiser uses the proceeds – vouchers for specific restaurants available on the website a few weeks ahead of time – to stock the food bank that provides over 500,000 meals each year.

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The waitstaff had to adjust the menu a bit for vegetarians.  The brunch cocktail, yogurt parfait and croissant stuffed with egg, cheese and roasted Brussels sprouts were delicious and a great value!

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RE:Gift 2014

ReGiftIt is a few days after the Sustainable Fashion Collaborative’s Post-Holiday Clothing Swap and I find myself at yet another event where still-serviceable cast-offs are desired, though this time it is in order to donate them to the needy.  RE:GIFT 2014 was sponsored by Bacardi and Society on High, a restaurant and bar in the Financial District.  This time the request was specifically for items that keep you warm.

In exchange for the cozy donations that we brought, myself and a friend received two drink tickets each which were good for choices from a cocktail menu of drinks made with Bacardi.

This event, like the swap, suffered from the good-idea-poor-execution problem.  We may have been the only two who showed up!  I’m not entirely sure how the marketing went but I only saw it as I happened to be registering for something else on Eventbrite.  Too bad.

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