Going viral? Thanksgivukkah; and WOTSY

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Nov 26 19:06:14 UTC 2013

The new Beat Hôtel in Cambridge, Mass., is
presenting on Wednesday "Thanksgivukkah at Beat
Hôtel".  "You can feast on smoked beef brisket
with challah stuffing and cranberry pumkin
tzimmes ($24) and maple smoked salmon with
potato, carrot, and parsnip latkes ($14)."  [I'm
astounded that the fish is less expensive than the beef.]

Yes this hôtel does seem to present itself as
pretentious.  It is not a hotel, but rather, as
it describes itself, a "Brasserie, Bar, and Live
Music" (13 Brattle St.).  And so new I did not
notice it on my last excursion from the Harvard
Square T to Widener Library on November 11.  Aha
-- one blogger describes it as "subterranean"--
it's where formerly there was "The Tannery", and
seems to have opened in October.  Too far from
the center of the Square for me to venture.

But to get back on topic:

1)  I nominate "Thanksgivukkah" as the Word of the 77,798th Year.

2)  In the spirit of turducken, perhaps someone
can coin a term for "smoked beef brisket with challah stuffing".


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