Friday, January 25, 2013
The Haven features traditional dishes and ales, and live music that covers all bases.
On any given night at The Haven, the Scottish restaurant at 2 Perkins Street, you can treat yourself to a traditional Scottish meal of Finnan Haddie Croquettes along with a poke of chips, and wash it down some Belhaven Ale on tap or maybe some Thirsty Cross Cider in a bottle. But on Wednesday and Thursday nights, you can add live music to the mix. JP resident Joshua Lee Loomis is a bartender and server at The Haven, and he coordinates the Wednesday night hootenannies and the Thursday local band nights. Loomis, 35, also plays guitar and sings in the rock band The Great Buriers, whose most recent release is “Hellway to High.” On a recent Wednesday night, the sounds from the stage kept changing. The JP-based Ariel Strasser Trio played some …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Jamaica Plain's Scottish restaurant holds Burns Suppers this weekend.
In the mood for Scottish tradition? There will be no better place to go - outside of Scotland - than Jamaica Plain's The Haven restaurant this weekend. The Haven will host four Burns Suppers, a tradition that celebrates the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns with festive music, food, dance and drink, each night between Jan. 25 and 28, according to a press release Monday. Each all-inclusive supper will be $60. The traditional Burns supper includes three courses, a welcome cocktail and the piping in of the Haggis - a tradition in which everyone in the room stands while the chef brings in the haggis as bagpipes play - along with song and dance. "Each year the event has grown bigger and better," said Chef Terri Montilio in the statement. The …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The local haunt celebrates the legacy of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Jamaica Plain’s Scottish restaurant will take part in a tradition from Scotland this month. The Haven will host four Burns Suppers, a tradition that celebrates the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns with festive music, food, dance and drink, each night between Jan. 25 and 28, according to a press release Monday. Each all-inclusive supper will be $60. The traditional Burns supper includes three courses, a welcome cocktail and the piping in of the Haggis - a tradition in which everyone in the room stands while the chef brings in the haggis as bagpipes play - along with song and dance. "Each year the event has grown bigger and better," said Chef Terri Montilio in the statement. The Haven opened on Perkins Street in 2010, and according to …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Five Things You Need To Know Today, June 22.
1. A Scottish Party: The Haven is celebrating its second anniversary this week. Tonight, put on something plaid to enjoy Kilt Night and a screening of "Trainspotting." 2. Music: If you like your music live and loud, get to the Midway Cafe at 8 p.m.. The evening is filled with punk and hardcore music from A Minor Revolution, Rebel, Inc., The McGunks and Condition Oakland. 3. Some Pictures of the Infinite: Josiah McElheny has a 15-year art career under his belt and the ICA has a wide variety of his work on display. This exhibit explores McElheny’s questions about history, time, space and design. 4. Mr. Madison’s War: The War of 1812 divided the Commonwealth amongst political lines. This exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society will …
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Team Scotland trounced the Boston Brits in sports such as caber-tossing, Scotch Egg racing and the Yard of Beer Drink-off.
A picture-perfect spring day was the backdrop for the JP Scottish Olympics on Saturday, hosted by Hyde Square's The Haven restaurant and pub. Haven owner Jason Waddleton was the master of ceremonies as his Scotland Team faced off against the Boston Brits. A whimsical riff on traditional Scotland Highland games included caber tossing (basically, throwing a big wooden pole), a Scotch egg toss and relay, Haggis hurling, a big yellow boot toss and a yard of beer drink-off, featuring the just-released Haven Scotch Ale, the 70 Shilling Special. A talented bagpiper provided the soundtrack for the day of family fun and amusement. The games were part of The Haven's celebration of Boston Tartan week, which included a Scottish quiz night, Scottish …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Blue Nile will re-emerge in Hyde Square as a small 20 seat Ethiopian restaurant, a world away from its original life as a nightclub. Plus other news from last night's JP Neighborhood Council committee meeting.
In a small but well attended monthly meeting of the JP Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee, five people spoke in favor and none against the petition by Ellena Haile of Marathon Food, LLC, to open a small Ethiopian restaurant. Haile seeks a seven-day common victualers license that will include beer and wine, as well as an entertainment license for non-live performance, specifically a TV and recorded music. She has leased the vacant space and plans seating for twenty with no bar at 389 Centre St., the former location of Velouria Espresso. She will go before the Boston Licensing Board a week from today with the unanimous support of the committee. The new restaurant will be known as The Blue Nile, the same name as Haile’s …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Haven, the city's first Scottish pub, seems poised to be more than just a neighborhood-known haunt.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Editor's note: JP Eats! columnist Kate Mason has been in Argentina drinking good wine and eating some of the world's best steaks. In honor of The Haven opening for lunch (which happens today, March 1, for the first time!) we present this archive edition of Mason's column. It originally ran Oct. 7, 2010. While there's no shortage of Irish bars in Boston, Hyde Square is the only neighborhood to boast the city's first and only Scottish pub. Opened by Scotsman Jason Waddleton, formerly of Brookline's Matt Murphy's, with Ten Tables' former "Chef Wax" on the line, Haven's offering of spot-on Scottish fare, specialty beers, and warm, authentic hospitality suggests this JP newcomer is here to stay. At its cozy Perkins Street location, there's …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The monthly meeting of the elected, volunteer group included updates on efforts to make the T include the long-delayed Arborway Yard project in its budget.
An Ethiopian restaurant aims to open in the tiny space vacated by Velouria Espresso in Hyde Square. That was among the items discussed at Tuesday's meeting of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. Blue Nile, which would be an Ethiopian sit-down restaurant with beer and wine, is seeking a closing time of 11 pm, according to Council Member Michael Reiskind. A more detailed vetting of the proposal comes Tuesday when the council's Public Service Committee meets. Also on the agenda at that meeting will be exciting news for fans of Drambuie: The Haven is applying to add "cordials" to its permit to serve beer and wine. In the case of this outpost of Scotland on Perkins Street, that of course means Drambuie, the liquer made from Scotch whiskies …
Friday, January 28, 2011
In honor of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns, the Haven celebrated the tradition of Burns Night on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
In case you missed the sold-out Burns Suppers at The Haven, here are some photos. Each evening, which honored Scotland's bard, Robert Burns, included a full four-course meal with the main entree of haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes), a cask of Scottish craft beer, readings of Robert Burns’ poetry, live music from Berklee alum and Edinburgh’s renowned harpist Maeve Gilchrist and Scottish country dancing from the Boston Highlanders dance troupe.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Essential daily information at a glance.
1. The bad news: The Robert Burns Supper for Jan. 25 at The Haven is sold out. The good news: They've added two more nights, so you still might be able to experience the four course meal (with a Scottish craft beer cask), live music and dancing. You can book at The Haven's blog.* 2. JP's new district city councilor, Matt O'Malley, is holding office hours this morning at JP Licks from 8-9 am. 3. The celebration of The Midway's expansion continues tonight with the Dark Holler Stomp Musical Review. Door open at 8 pm, music all night, anchored by The Resurrectionists. * Bonus video: You must take a look at the attached YouTube video of the Haven's own Fireball Ceremony from New Year's.