On Monday night, I had the privilege of lending a hand at an event for an organization I care deeply about. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works to recover perishable and unserved foods that would otherwise be thrown away and wasted. The food is distributed to local crisis centers, soup kitchens and other social assistance entities in Boston. You will probably recognize Lovin’ Spoonfuls from OMG Red Velvet.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls is run almost singlehandedly by the wonderful Ashley Stanley. Luckily, Ashley has received an immense level of support from the Boston restaurant community. On Monday night, Lineage in Brookline celebrated its 5 year anniversary by giving back to the community, and I was delighted to help out along with Meghan. Friends and neighbors were invited to enjoy a fabulous lineup of food and drink with all proceeds going to Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
Photo by Allison Pharmakis
Also in attendance was Island Creek Oysters, making guests very happy with a boatload (literally) of raw oysters. Above, Ashley helping shuck oysters with Chris of Island Creek.
I have been wanting to dine at Lineage for quite some time based solely on the food, but after spending an evening there, I was blown away by the warmth and hospitality of the Lineage staff. Every person I met was gracious and welcoming and you could tell by the way they greeted all the guests that Lineage is a place people truly enjoy returning to time and again.
In addition to the oysters, guests dined on mushroom and mashed potato pizza, spicy lobster tacos with mango salsa and avocado mousse, a creamy cauliflower soup and more. There was also a decadent butterscotch pudding for dessert.
If I was not already eager to try out Lineage, this little sampling fully convinced me. Their 5 years in business goes to show that Lineage knows how to create a wonderful dining experience, serving excellent food and making patrons feel right at home in their restaurant.
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