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On Wednesday, November 28th, the Spirited Bostonians, a group of philanthropic friends who host fundraisers all around town, descend upon Poe’s Kitchen for the third annual Rattlin’ Around the Christmas Tree. Pick up a ticket ($20 each) and head to the Rattlesnake between 5:30 and 10:00pm to enjoy live jazz from the Rollo Tomasi Quartet, a fashion show from the Dawn Mostow Models, live and silent auctions and a Southwestern-inspired tasting from chef Brian Poe and his right hand man Shawn Russell. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Globe Santa Fund and guests are also asked to bring an unbreakable Christmas for the tree which will be donated to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Get tickets and additional do-gooding details online.
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What’s this Camera-Shy Cooker Doing on Top Chef? - There’s no shortage of chefs on TV. But chef Dante de Magistris would just as soon be behind the line at any of the three restaurants (dante, il Casale Belmont and il Casale Lexington) he owns with his two brothers, Damian and Filippo. Although he’s declined invitations to try out to be a cheftestant, he did recently welcome the Top Chef team to his Belmont spot, which happens to be housed in a former firehouse (which may or may not be relevant to the episode). See what he had to say about the experience and then tune in to see how he handles the spotlight. READ MORE »