RESTAURANT RADAR | PALO ALTO OPENINGS by Brackett Bilodeau

With the arrival of several high-profile restaurateurs, Palo Alto’s ever-growing food scene is poised to rival that of cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C.  Palo Alto is constantly expanding, showcasing increasing breadth and diversity, and these choices for top area restaurants, both old and new, offer an exciting array sure to please any culinary palate.

DON’T MISS

EVVIA ESTIATORIO

420 Emerson Street

Bringing the charm of Greece to Silicon Valley since 1995, Evvia Estiatorio marries Hellenic culinary sensibility with only the freshest produce, meats, and seafood in California. Offering classic Greek dishes like pastitsio and moussaka, this Palo Alto eatery has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for over two decades. With a warm and inviting environment of rustic wood beams, hanging copper pots, and a roaring wood-burning fireplace, Evvia is a draw for local techies and VCs by day, and couples or families in the evening.

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NOBU PALO ALTO

180 Hamilton Avenue

Located on the ground floor of the Epiphany Hotel, the vibrant, trendy eatery has gained a cult following, popular with hipsters, celebrities, and business professionals alike. Nobu Palo Alto is a smaller version of the restaurant than those found worldwide in locations like NYC, Hong Kong, London, and Monte Carlo. Signature Nobu dishes like yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño and black cod with miso, as well as California favorites like lobster ceviche and handcrafted cocktails round out the lunch and dinner menus. For breakfast, look for a modern twist on steak & eggs, made with braised short rib.

COMING SOON

PROTEGE

260 California Avenue

Drawing on the expertise of French Laundry alumni Dennis Kelly, a master sommelier who worked at the renowned restaurant for a decade, and Anthony Secviar, who cooked there for six years, the much-anticipated restaurant Protégé is aiming for a late 2017 opening. The restaurant concept is being billed as "approachable fine dining,” not too expensive, and not as high-end as French Laundry. The unique, neighborhood-friendly space will offer an outdoor patio and will also feature decor and dinnerware by local Bay area artists.

HOT TICKETS | BAY AREA by Brackett Bilodeau

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  • Legendary "It's Not Unusual"  singer Sir Tom Jones makes his way to the Bay Area on September 26th at The Masonic.
  • Songwriter/producer/member of the band fun., Jack Antonoff is heading back to the Bay Area with his band Bleachers in support of their second album Never Gone. Head to the Fox Theater on September 30th to see them perform. 
  • The classic animated biblical drama The Prince of Egypt will make its stage debut at TheatreWorks. With music by Wicked's Stephen Schwartz, this is sure to be a hit. Don't miss this debut, playing from October 6th to November 5th.

THE HUDDLE

The 2017-18 NHL season is upon us. Catch the San Jose Sharks home opener on October 4th. The Sharks go head-to-head against the Philadelphia Flyers at the SAP Center.

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HOT TICKETS | SOUTH FLORIDA by Brackett Bilodeau

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  • Grammy winning group Clean Bandit is heading to South Florida's Revolution Live. See the "classical electronic" band on October 2nd and bring your dancing shoes.
  • Former Secretary of State and Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is on tour in support of her latest book What Happened. Clinton will be stopping at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale on October 3rd.
  • On Your Feet! the jukebox musical based on the lives and music of Miami native Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan is heading to the Adriene Arsht Center. On Your Feet! will be performing from October 5th to 15th. 

THE HUDDLE

Football season is in full swing, and the Jay Cutler led Miami Dolphins are off to a good start. Head to the Hard Rock Stadium to see the Dolphins face off against the New Orleans Saints (October 1st) and the Tennessee Titans (October 8th).

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HOT TICKETS | NEW YORK by Brackett Bilodeau

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  • Suave R&B superstar Bruno Mars is bringing his 24k Magic Tour to Brooklyn. The Grammy winner will be making a stop at the Barclays Center on October 4th (or Madison Square Garden September 22nd & 23rd).

  • Did you know comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld has a residency at the beautiful Beacon Theatre? Catch his next performance on October 5th or ask you Attaché when he will be back.

  • Fan of Downton Abbey? Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley in Downton Abbey) will be making her Broadway debut in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Time and the Conways at the American Airlines Theatre. Performances begin October 10th and run through November 26th.

THE HUDDLE

The 2017-18 NHL season is upon us. Catch the New York hockey teams home openers on October 5th (New York Rangers take on the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden) and October 7th (New York Islanders go head-to-head against the Buffalo Sabres at the new Nassau Coliseum).

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HOT TICKETS | LOS ANGELES by Brackett Bilodeau

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  • Legendary "It's Not Unusual"  singer Sir Tom Jones makes his way to Los Angeles on September 28th at the Greek Theatre.
  • Current reigning Best New Artist Grammy winner Chance the Rapper is swinging by the Hollywood Bowl on October 3rd and 4th.
  • The timeless movie Dirty Dancing is reinvented on the stage in the musical adaptation. October 11th and 12th is your chance to see the musical at the Fox Performing Arts Center. 

THE HUDDLE

The 2017-18 NHL season is upon us. Catch the Los Angeles area hockey teams home openers on October 5th. The Los Angeles Kings take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Staples Center and the Anaheim Ducks go head-to-head against the Arizona Coyotes Honda Center.

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HOT TICKETS | BOSTON by Brackett Bilodeau

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  • Grammy, Emmy, and Tony winning legend Barry Manilow returns to the stage in his latest tour. Catch, Manilow: Live in Boston!, on October 3rd at the TD Garden.
  • See Kesha's triumphant return to pop-stardom in her Rainbow tour. She will be making a stop at Boston's House of Blues on October 4th. 
  • Ken Urban's latest play, A Guide for the Homesick, makes its premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company's Calderwood Pavilion. See this arresting new drama from October 6th to November 5th. 

THE HUDDLE

The 2017-18 NHL season is upon us. Catch the Boston Bruins home opener on October 5th. The Bruins go head-to-head against the Nashville Predators at the TD Garden.

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RESTAURANT RADAR | SAN FRANCISCO OPENINGS by Brackett Bilodeau

With an ever-changing food scene that rivals Chicago, Washington, D.C. or Los Angeles, San Francisco is constantly reinventing itself, showcasing its breadth and diversity. These choices for top San Francisco restaurants, both old and new, offer an exciting array sure to please any culinary palate.

DON’T MISS

STATE BIRD PROVISIONS
 

1529 Fillmore Street

Employing a dim sum-style service, State Bird Provisions is a former James Beard award winner. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, this popular eatery first opened in 2012 and still attracts throngs of diners eager to try the ever-changing menu of unique dishes such as oysters with kohlrabi kraut & sesame and curry-roasted cauliflower with smoked date puree. They also offer a short menu which includes their signature pancakes and fried quail, California’s state bird.

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EIGHT TABLES BY GEORGE CHEN

8 Kenneth Rexroth Place

Based on an elite style of dining in China, Eight Tables takes its name from its concept of serving prix fixe menus to small groups of diners each night, literally offering eight tables of varying size for reservation only. The menu is eight courses and starts with “nine essential flavors,” expanding from the more common five flavors of Chinese cuisine: salty, spicy, sour, sweet, and bitter. Popular items include selections like chicken roulade with egg yolk and red braised pork with fava beans. Eight Tables also features an inventive cocktail menu with unique offerings like a martini made by infusing vodka with wok-grilled rice, as well as global wine pairings.

COMING SOON

BIRDSONG
 

1085 Mission Street

Conceived as “an ode to heritage cuisine” of the Pacific Northwest, chef Chris Bleidorn’s much-anticipated eatery Birdsong will feature a menu which utilizes local ingredients found along the coast from Oregon to Alaska, including mushrooms, berries, shellfish, elk, and buffalo. Birdsong will offer a 12-course tasting menu, as well as banquet-style dishes a la carte, like whole roasted duck and whole trout. The extensive drink menu will feature an array of European wines and beers from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

RESTAURANT RADAR | LOS ANGELES OPENINGS by Brackett Bilodeau

With an ever-changing food scene that rivals Chicago, Washington, D.C. or San Francisco, Los Angeles is constantly reinventing itself, showcasing its breadth and diversity. These choices for top Los Angeles restaurants, both old and new, offer an exciting array sure to please any culinary palate.

DON’T MISS

BESTIA

2121 East 7th Place
 

Since arriving on the Los Angeles food scene in 2012, this seasonal Italian restaurant has consistently topped most every “best of” restaurant guide in southern California. The hip space has an unfinished, industrial feel, and Chef Ori Menashe is known for serving up simple Italian fare, with a menu featuring house-cured salumi and wood-fired pizzas. The spaghetti rustichella with dungeness crab and cavatelli alla norcina with housemade pork sausage and black truffle are favorites at this rustic eatery, where walk-ins at the bar are welcome, but reservations are recommended.

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DIALOGUE

Gallery Food Hall, 2nd Floor
1315 3rd Street Promenade
| Santa Monica

Deriving its name from the intimate nature of its design, this 18-seat restaurant, recently opened in Santa Monica, is led by James Beard award-winning chef Dave Beran. The tasting menu format focuses on locally-sourced, seasonal produce of southern California. Patrons purchase a food ticket that includes food and hospitality fees. Dialogue also offers two beverage pairings; one mixed beverage pairing featuring sake, beer and teas, and a reserve wine pairing showcasing global wines. With eight seats at a counter facing the kitchen and three banquettes, this unique space is meant to incite conversations among staff and guests.

COMING SOON

NORTH SPRING

1725 Naud Street
 

David Chang’s Momofuku empire arrives in Los Angeles with the opening of North Spring, a new endeavor by the celebrated chef and restaurateur. Featuring an entirely new menu that draws heavily on local ingredients and the diversity of Los Angeles food culture, the nearly 5,000 square-foot space will take up residency in an industrial section north of Downtown Los Angeles.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ATTACHÉ | NICOLE KATZ by Brackett Bilodeau

Originally from Long Island, Nicole has always been passionate about New York City and believes that the bright lights and buzzing energy make it the greatest city in the world. She is a foodie, a tastemaker and, in addition to event planning, especially loves securing the hottest dining reservations and brainstorming thoughtful gift suggestions. Learn more about Nicole in this week's Attaché Q&A.

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Zodiac sign: Taurus
Place of birth: New York
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite flower: Hydrangea   
Favorite book: The Secret Language of Birthdays
Favorite movie: The Lion King
Favorite workout class and instructor: Soulcycle with Erin and Samantha J.
Favorite cultural activity: Visiting Pop-Up Art Exhibits
Favorite travel destination: Tel Aviv
Favorite airline: JetBlue
Favorite restaurant: L’Artusi
Favorite dish at favorite restaurant: Tagliatelle
Favorite cocktail lounge, bar or club: Public Arts
Favorite cocktail: Vodka Soda two limes!
Favorite entertainment/concert venue: MSG
Favorite museum or gallery: MoMA
Favorite boutique, bookstore or home goods store: ABC Home and Intermix
Favorite band or performer: Kendrick Lamar and Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite weekend activity: Sleeping late and brunch with friends
Favorite NY neighborhood: West Village
Iconic New Yorker: Joan Rivers
Hidden NY gem you’d like to share: Romantic enclosed garden at Palma, West Village
Can’t live without: Moisturizer and Scented Candles
If you could live anywhere else besides NY: Not happening!
Favorite Attaché request: Gifting and Dining Requests

RESTAURANT RADAR | BOSTON OPENINGS by Brackett Bilodeau

With a growing food scene that has come to rival that of Chicago, Washington, D.C. or San Francisco, Boston has, over the past few years, grown into a major dining destination, showcasing its breadth and diversity. These choices for top Boston restaurants, both old and new, offer an exciting array sure to please any culinary palate.

DON’T MISS

TOWNSMAN

120 Kingston Street

Situated on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston, this New England brasserie-inspired restaurant celebrates the region with menus that reflect sustainable and seasonal local ingredients. Brown butter snails, Maine mussels, and grilled sardine are just some of the shared seafood offerings, as well as seared scallops and poached monkfish. Townsman also features an extensive wine, beer, and cocktail menu. With a refined and welcoming atmosphere, this popular eatery has a chic but neighborhood vibe.

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PAMMY’S

928 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge

Inspired by an Italian neighborhood trattoria, Pammy’s, a New American restaurant, offers a cozy yet sophisticated neighborhood feel. Chris and Pam Willis bring their love of great food and hospitality to this welcoming space located between Cambridge’s Central and Harvard Squares. Rustic, Italian-inspired fare and a wine list of New and Old World wines make this popular spot a hit with locals. The chic and homey space has a fireplace and communal tables with leather banquettes that contribute to its easy atmosphere.

COMING SOON

EVENTIDE FENWAY

1321 Boylston Street

Wildly popular Portland seafood spot Eventide Oyster Co. will bring a Boston outpost to the Fenway’s Van Ness apartment building. The casual counter-service spot will feature a high-tech digital menu board and a pared-down selection of the eatery’s popular menu, with selections including Maine and Massachusetts oysters, peekytoe crab roll, and green curry lobster stew. A single server will rove the dining room with a handheld point-of-sale system to take additional beverage requests. The masterminds behind Eventide Fenway are hoping to strike gold in bringing something new to the Boston food scene: luxury products in a fast-food environment.

RESTAURANT RADAR | SOUTH FLORIDA by Brackett Bilodeau

With the affluent South Florida market steadily on the rise, Miami, along with Fort Lauderdale, is increasingly heating up the restaurant scene, poised to rival other foodie destinations such as Chicago, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. These choices for top South Florida restaurants, both old and new, offer an exciting array sure to please any culinary palate.

DON’T MISS

JOE’S STONE CRAB

 

11 Washington Avenue | Miami Beach

This South Beach icon, ranked Miami’s Most Popular eatery, is open from October to May and is a dining destination for visitors and locals alike who flock here for its world-famous stone crabs, and other outstanding menu items, including fried chicken and key lime pie. The cavernous, bustling space has been a South Florida institution for over 100 years. Reservations are not accepted, so be prepared for a wait, or enjoy take-away from the adjacent shop.

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LE SIRENUSE RESTAURANT AND CHAMPAGNE BAR

9101 Collins Avenue | Surfside

This chic, waterfront eatery offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring seasonal Italian seafood classics prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients like fresh buffalo mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. The elegantly outfitted dining destination offers sweeping ocean views with an attention to impeccable service.

COMING SOON

MALIBU FARM
 

4525 Collins Avenue | Miami Beach

Miami Beach welcomes this South Florida outpost of Helene Henderson’s California restaurant. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Malibu Farm will feature farm-to-table dining using fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients in its menu selections like pea and pesto couscous and grass-fed beef sirloin with chili cherry tomatoes. They will also offer an extensive selection of wines and hand-crafted cocktails in the open and spacious waterfront design.

PERK ALERT | NYON AIR by Brackett Bilodeau

NYONair, an aviation services company, offers an array of aerial and photography services, from open door helicopter photo flights to private charters to branded media collaboration. With operations in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, this aerial photography service allows you to experience some of the world’s greatest cities from a bird’s-eye view. Whether you’re a local or visitor, amateur or professional photographer, this one-of-a-kind experience is a memorable treat as you experience the magic of these iconic skylines with this high-flying, up-close adventure. Clients of Luxury Attaché will receive 10% off all bookings. Book your next adventure by contacting your Attaché today.

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: DUMBO by Brackett Bilodeau

Brooklyn’s vibrant DUMBO neighborhood has, in recent years, made a name for itself as an upscale residential and commercial community, offering a home for an array of luxury lofts and new businesses, from art galleries to technology startups. DUMBO’s food scene, once lackluster, continues on an upward trajectory as restaurateurs transform the Brooklyn waterfront into a first-class dining destination. Don’t miss our top picks for DUMBO’s best new restaurants!

DON’T MISS

CECCONI’S

55 Water Street | Brooklyn

With spectacular views of the iconic Manhattan skyline and bridges, this upscale Italian restaurant, with outposts in London, West Hollywood, Miami Beach, Berlin, Barcelona, and Istanbul, opened in Brooklyn’s trendy DUMBO neighborhood earlier this year. Featuring high-end pasta and seafood dishes, as well as wood-fired pizzas, this elegant and spacious eatery creates a warm and welcoming environment, with a brick-walled main dining room outfitted with leather and velvet seating. Cecconi’s offers an all-day menu of cicchetti (Venetian small bites) and is also open for lunch and dinner, as well as weekend brunch.

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SUGARCANE raw bar grill

55 Water Street | Brooklyn

Offering a shared dining experience through a selection of small and large plates, SUGARCANE raw bar grill is DUMBO’s latest fine dining installation. Featuring a robata grill, hot kitchen, and raw bar, this outpost of the Miami-born eatery will include a menu of oysters, ceviche, sushi, whole grilled chicken, ribeye and more. With leather banquettes, crystal chandeliers, and an outdoor patio overlooking Manhattan, this 11,000-square-foot, 300-seat waterfront spot at 55 Water Street is the perfect date night destination.

COMING SOON

CELESTINE

1 John Street | Brooklyn

Combining refinement and elegance with neighborhood dining, Celestine, from the restaurateurs behind Grand Army and Mile End, will arrive in DUMBO with a targeted opening of mid-September. Situated on the ground floor of 1 John Street, this Mediterranean-inspired eatery will feature a menu that draws elements from Sicilian, North African, and Middle Eastern cuisine, including selections such as whole grilled fish, flatbreads, mezze, and dips. The intimate space will seat 65 inside, with another 40 outside, offering major views of the Manhattan skyline.

HOT TICKETS | SOUTH FLORIDA by Brackett Bilodeau

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  • Head to the newly re-named Coral Sky Amphitheater to see Grammy-winning country group Zac Brown Band as they perform their greatest hits on September 22nd & 23rd.

  • Comedian John Mulaney is bringing his Kid Gorgeous tour to South Florida performing at the Adrienne Arsht Center on September 29th.

  • FAU Studio One will house the hysterical play The Government Inspector from September 29th to October 8th. Don't miss the side-splitting laughter.

THE HUDDLE

It is just about NHL hockey season. Head to the BB&T Center to watch the end of preseason as the team gear up for their home openers. The Florida Panthers take on fellow Floridian Tampa Bay Lightning on September 26th & 28th.

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HOT TICKETS | BAY AREA by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

  • What better concert to attend as the summer winds down than The Beach Boys at Mountain Winery. Sip some wine and listen to "Surfing in the USA" on September 22nd. 
  • Punk-turned-pop band Paramore is back with a new album, After Laughter, and a new tour. Catch the concert at the Paramount Theatre on September 24th.
  • Head to the Barbecue in Robert O'Hara's hard-hitting, comedic play at the San Francisco Playhouse. Performances run from September 26th through November 11th. 

THE HUDDLE

Baseball season is coming to a close. Don't miss your last chance to see the Bay Area teams play their last regular season home games. Watch the Oakland A's take on the Seattle Mariners from September 25th to 27th at the Oakland Coliseum -or- see the San Francisco Giants go head-to-head with the San Diego Padres from September 29th to October 1st at AT&T Park.

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HOT TICKETS | LOS ANGELES by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

  • "Free Fallin'" songsmiths Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers take on the Hollywood Bowl. Head to the iconic venue for performances on September 21st, 22nd, and 25th.
  • The State of the World Tour is heading to the West Coast, first stopping at the Honda Center. See Grammy winner Janet Jackson take the stage on September 23rd. 
  • You are not going to want to miss the LA Opera's next production of The Pearl Fishers from the composer of Carmen. Head to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from October 7th through 28th to see this beautifully exotic opera.

THE HUDDLE

Baseball season is coming to a close. Don't miss your last chance to see the Los Angeles Angels play their last regular season home games. Watch the Angels take on the Seattle Mariners from September 29th to October 1st at Angels Stadium.

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HOT TICKETS | NEW YORK by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

  • Iconic Beatles member Paul McCartney is heading back to New York with his One on One World Tour. Catch his set at Madison Square Garden (September 15th & 17th), Barclays (September 19th and 21st), or the Nassau Coliseum (September 26th & 27th).
  • Get ready to laugh. Funnyman Jim Gaffigan is swinging by the Beacon Theatre for a series of performances from September 28th through 30th.
  • The Public Theater is continuing their Shakespeare series with the Bard's classic, Measure for Measure. Get your tickets for a performance from September 17th through November 5th.

THE HUDDLE

Baseball season is coming to a close. Don't miss your last chance to see the New York teams play their last regular season home games. Watch the New York Mets take on the Atlanta Braves from September 25th to 27th at Citi Field -or- see the New York Yankees go head-to-head with the Toronto Blue Jays from September 29th to October 1st at Yankee Stadium.

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HOT TICKETS | BOSTON by Brackett Bilodeau

Mark your calendars, we’ve got some hot tickets in store for you. Whether you fancy the theatre, a rock concert, or sports, your Attaché always has access to the best tickets. Contact your Attaché today for more information about these upcoming events!

CULTURE CORNER

  • Head to the Cape one last time to see William Finn's (along with James Lapine) semi-autobiographical musical, A New Brain at the Cape Rep Theatre with performances from September 14th to October 15th.
  • Two-time Grammy winner Ed Sheeran returns to Boston along with James Blunt for his divide tour. The two Brits will be performing at the TD Garden on September 22nd and 23rd. 
  • Country fans head down to the House of Blues Boston for Country 102.5's Street Party 2 to close out the summer. On September 24th, catch country superstars Kip Moore, A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, and many more on Lansdowne Street.

THE HUDDLE

Baseball season is coming to a close. Don't miss your last chance to see the Boston Red Sox play their last regular season home games. Watch the Sox take on the Houston Astros from September 28th to October 1st at Fenway Park.

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BROADWAY BUZZ | THE MOST ANTICIPATED FALL BROADWAY PREMIERS by Brackett Bilodeau

With last year’s Broadway season setting box office records with well over $1 billion in ticket sales, producers are looking to recreate that momentum this year with the arrival of some of the most highly anticipated productions in recent years. Showcasing revivals as well as new productions, our picks for this fall’s top Broadway openings offer something for everyone.

M. BUTTERFLY

David Henry Hwang’s modern classic M. Butterfly is set to return to the Broadway stage in this revival directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor (Disney’s The Lion King). Lead by English actor Clive Owen, M. Butterfly follows the 20-year romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer. Played out against a backdrop of international espionage and personal betrayal, this dramatic story examines the often difficult nature of love and the blurred boundaries between male and female, east and west.

M. Butterfly first premiered in Washington, D.C. in 1988 before transferring to Broadway later that same year. This scandalous tale is based on the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese singer Shi Pei Pu, and this revival will include new material that has come to light since the play’s original production.

Previews will begin at New York City’s Cort Theatre October 7, with an official opening of October 26.


ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Once on This Island, the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical that first graced the Broadway stage in 1990, will return to the Great White Way in a revival directed by Tony Award-nominated Michael Arden. Set in the French Antilles, Once On This Island tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with well-born Daniel, as the gods of the earth help her along her journey to be with him, in a tale that explores the consequences of prejudice and hate.

The musical is inspired by the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy. Arden's production "transforms the reality of post-storm Haiti into a fantastical world bursting with Caribbean rhythms and dance."

Once on This Island will play Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre beginning Thursday, November 9, with an official opening night set for Sunday, December 3.

 

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

Based on the Nickelodeon animated television series of the same name, SpongeBob SquarePants, the musical, heads to Broadway this fall, featuring songs by such legendary artists as Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Yolanda Adams.

Conceived and directed by Tina Landau, with choreography by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli, this fun and frolicking musical chronicles the adventures of beloved television character SpongeBob and the inhabitants of the underwater city of Bikini Bottom.

SpongeBob Squarepants will play Broadway’s Palace Theatre, with previews beginning November 6, ahead of a December 4 opening.


METEOR SHOWER

Comedian Amy Schumer makes her Broadway debut in Meteor Shower, a new play written by playwright and comedy legend Steve Martin. Set in Ojai, California, on a hot night, this new comedy chronicles an evening with two couples, Corky & Norm and Laura & Gerald, as they find themselves in “a marital freefall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky.”

Also starring Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Tudyk, and Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, Meteor Shower is set for a limited 12-week run at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. Previews begin November 1, with an official opening night of November 29.


THE BAND’S VISIT

The Band’s Visit, the award-winning musical by David Yazbek & Itamar Moses, makes its Broadway debut this fall. Based on the 2007 film of the same name, this new musical tells the tale of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra that mistakenly winds up in a remote Israeli town after a mix-up at the border. Stranded for the night, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals, and slowly but surely, language barriers fall and skepticism subsides, as the show celebrates the deeply human ways music, loneliness and laughter can bridge cultural divides and connect us all.

The Band’s Visit will begin previews at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre on October 7, with an official opening night scheduled for November 9.

LUXE LIST | WHERE TO WATCH FOOTBALL IN PALO ALTO by Brackett Bilodeau

Nothing brings people together like the thrill of athletic competition. As football season gets into full swing, fans are eager to settle in for an afternoon or evening of good food, drink, and company to cheer on their favorite teams. College and NFL fans alike are sure to enjoy these top picks for the area’s best sports bars.

DUTCH GOOSE

3567 Alameda de las Pulgas | Menlo Park

The Dutch Goose in Menlo Park has been serving burgers, brews, and pizza to loyal patrons since 1966. Known for its carved tables, peanut shells on the floor, signature deviled eggs, and heated outside patio, Dutch Goose also features eight plasma televisions for game viewing, as well as a pool table, arcades, 12 cold beers on tap, and an outside bar called The Duck Blind.


THE OLD PRO

541 Ramona Street

The perfect spot to grab a delicious steak, wings, sliders, pizza or salad, The Old Pro has been serving up comfort classics since 1959. This popular pub also features a mechanical bull, communal tables, and multiple flat screen TVs, making it ideal for gathering with friends for watching the big game.

THE PATIO

412 Emerson Street

Featuring an American pub menu of burgers, sandwiches, nachos, wings, tacos and more, The Patio is a great destination for a game day gathering, with 25 flat screens inside and outside. They also offer karaoke, live music, and a beer garden at the largest outdoor patio in the area. The Patio also features an impressive drink menu, with a variety of beers, wines, and specialty cocktails.


DAN GORDON’S

640 Emerson Street

Dan Gordon’s combines two favorites, bbq and beer, as well an array of hard-to-find whiskeys and local wines. Their menu includes mouth-watering brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and sausages, as well as comfort foods like mac & cheese and fried chicken. The communal tables and multiple TV screens make this the perfect spot to gather with friends for an afternoon or evening of football viewing.

THE TAP ROOM

233 University Avenue

This neighborhood bar in downtown Palo Alto serves local craft beers and updated pub grub in simple, yet comfortable surroundings. The cola and chipotle pulled pork sandwich and beeramisu (their take on the classic Italian dessert) are favorites among locals, who also enjoy board games & multiple TVs for game days.