Sunday, January 2, 2011

Giveaway: $50 to Audubon Circle

Happy New Year! Hope yours was relaxing and/or exciting!

Here at, we're starting off the new year with a lovely giveaway from our friends at Audubon Circle, part of the Tigers and Bears restaurant group! Up for grabs is one $50 gift card, which should nicely cover a romantic dinner for two (or a feast for one!), some cocktails with friends, or however else you'd like to spend it.

From the website:
"Opened five years after Miracle of Science, Audubon Circle reflects a refinement in the owners' taste, bearing a more contemplative menu and expertly-mixed cocktails. Catering to young professionals, Audubon Circle exudes ample energy, particularly during Red Sox season. Enjoy the stylish bamboo lined outdoor patio in the warmer seasons."
Audubon Circle - a sister restaurant to Tory Row, Cambridge, 1., Middlesex, and Miracle of Science - is located at 838 Beacon Street, Boston, and it's very easily accessible from the B, C, and D branches of the Green Line.

To whet your appetite, here's a round-up of blogger opinions:

"...the pork schnitzel, arugula, and pickled onion entrée was the star of the show. The pork was deep fried into a palatable crunchy treat that wasn’t over greasy and didn’t leave me with an oily headache after consumption. The arugula also helped to balance to the heaviness of the pork (plus gave me my serving of fresh vegetables for the day)!" - Forays of a Finance Foodie

"Audubon Circle only offers one dessert, focusing on quality over quantity for a restaurant with no pastry chef. The chevre cheesecake with oreo crust is a knockout. I usually don't like cheesecake, but this was light and fluffy, with just enough tang from the goat cheese to be interesting. Definitely a good way to cap a delicious meal." - Cave Cibum

"Overall, the food is great, the cocktails ($10 each) are exceptional and it's a quiet, intimate setting. A great alternative to more boisterous locations in Kenmore Square with plenty of on street parking available." - The Boston Foodie

"The inside had a really funky vibe- it definitely looked like a great after work place for dinner or drinks.  The restaurant also had a nice outdoor space! If it wasn't so cold, I would have definitely wanted to sit out here.  I love nice outdoor space in the middle of the city!" - Food to Run For

"I love bars that don’t serve food as an after-thought. Audubon Circle’s menu is well thought out with high quality, mostly seasonal, ingredients." - Healthy and Sane

"Highlights of the evening for me were the New England crab cakes with chipotle aioli and the white bean purée with grilled bread. Both were excellent." - Carrots 'n' Cake

Now aren't you hungry? Time to enter the giveaway!

Ways to win - do any or all of these! The first one is required; the rest are for extra fun (and entries)!

  1. After checking out the menu, leave a comment on this entry telling me how you'd spend the $50. Date night? Cocktails with friends? What drinks and dishes do you most want to try?  -> 2 entries (no additional entries for additional comments)
  2. Retweet any tweets from @BostonFoodBlogs regarding this giveaway, and/or tweet about it on your own. (Please include @BostonFoodBlogs in your tweet so I see it!) -> 1 entry per tweet or retweet (maximum 3)
  3. Blog about this giveaway (and leave a comment here linking to your post). Please be sure to include a link to this giveaway, a link to the Audubon Circle website, and a link to the Tigers and Bears website. -> 3 entries
You have until Monday, January 10th, at 9pm EST. Good luck, and have fun!

UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway is Elina (Healthy and Sane). Congrats! Enjoy your dinner!

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