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Boston Marathon running to the front of our minds!

Just Giving Credit Where It’s Due

A Boston Marathon is unlike any other marathon in the world.  Much like most things in Boston, the Boston Marathon is unique, timeless, and full of history. With the 119th year approaching, this beloved marathon is the oldest city marathon in the world. Just one of many impressing facts related to it.

Paying Respect

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 2.07.44 PMOf course, we cannot talk about the Boston Marathon without first mentioning the bombings that occurred just three years ago.  A shocking and heartbreaking event, many of us may first think about the bombings when we hear “Boston Marathon.” It
not only effected those in New England, but the heartbreak spread to the rest of the world as well, as seen here at the London Marathon just days later. However, through the resilience of everyone involved, we can remember the day and move forward with time to continue to celebrate the tradition of the Boston Marathon.

It’s a Marathon Like No Other

So, you may be thinking what else is there that makes the Boston Marathon so…special?  While we think there are infinite reasons, here are just a few to start off with:

  • It’s part of the World Marathon Majors series, bringing in elite runners from around the world
  • The community comes together with thousands of volunteers and supporters
  • A difficult course with rolling hills making it nearly impossible to qualify
  • Only a selective group can actually qualify to run


Ever Heard of Heartbreak Hill?

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The Boston Marathon isn’t for those that are weak at heart. You may be at sea level; however, the Boston Marathon course is one of the most varied in elevation.  Refer to the diagram on the left to see just how much more difficult it is to run in this marathon.








It Could Be Your Cinderella Story

Picture this: you’re an athlete who’s been training to run marathons your whole life.  You may even have a favorite marathon runner.  You’ve just qualified to run the Boston Marathon, and now you get to run with, or for some of us far behind, the top runners in THE WORLD.  That’s like getting to play guitar with your favorite rock band, or tossing the ball around with a Major League Baseball player. In the world of sports, that never happens.  At the Boston Marathon, you are as much a part of it as the elites.

Become A Part Of It 

If you have never been to Boston, you’re missing out.  Now of course I may be slightly biased, but it really is one of the best cities around! The Boston Marathon is just one example of the love and the passion that surrounds the city.  Join us one day, whether it be as a runner, a medical volunteer, or even as just a fan.  Because here in Boston, everyone is welcome, and everyone is a part of something that is bigger than themselves. And really, how does it get better than that?

Eat for life, eat for you.

Adapting to change can be hard sometimes. It’s a known fact: fast food is bad, so why do people keep eating it? Is it the lack of motivation? Or is it because they don’t think it’s will taste good? Eat for life lets you explore a fresh clean lifestyle.

Taking steps day by day will result in the best progression. First, start with your eating habit. Make it a daily challenge to strive for better options. Farm fresh foods not only make you feel good about yourself but it makes a huge difference for the community. It’s a win- win situation when you’re supporting local farms and get to enjoy their rich produce.

Healthy eating philosophy: natural food can be the base for dishes that are delicious, easy to make, and satisfying. If experimenting with natural foods is not your area of expertise, then start simple. Later on you can get creative with your meals. Farm fresh foods give you a chance to make unique dishes that taste amazing yet guilt free.  Need some inspiration? Check out the neighborhood farmers market. They provide the best seasonal produce which is freshly harvested.  Cold weather is all about those greens. Tender bok choy, crispy lettuce and juicy limes, yes please. Then again warm weather is coming up sooner than you think, and summer means salads. Say you’re more of a classic cucumber and tomatoes kind of person. Think outside the bowl with more summer vegetables. Try some peppers, edamame or add a southwest kick to it with beans and corn. There’s nothing more refreshing than seasonal produce. The best element of farm fresh food is that it’s guaranteed to leave you feeling full and energized.

Watching what you’re eating is only part of the eat for life equation. The other part is staying fit. Make an effort to continuously seek new ways to improve and stay active. Remember to stick to the basics, keep hydrated (that’s a big one), follow an active routine, and make goals. Only then can you perform to your best ability. No matter what it’s like outside there’s always a way to exercise. By the way, yoga is a great relaxing way to experience exercise on a low key level. A favorite go-to when the weather is not ideal. If you’re still losing that motivation, make an effort to give some kind of reward at the end. It’s hard not to make the reward sweet and sugary but if ice cream is a must then try for a better alternative, frozen yogurt. Less fat but a whole lot of love and delight.

We change our eating habits for a valuable future. We eat for life.  As cliché as it may be, it can be a whole new chapter to your life. It will provide you with the extra energy you need to excel at other day to day actives you have going on.  It’s all up to you. Set a goal for yourself now to start exceptional living.  Make mindful choices today, for a better tomorrow.

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So Much Boston, So Little Time…and a Whole Lotta Bridesmaids!

So it’s almost wedding season, and let’s talk honestly here: we’re all dealing with some seriously beautiful bridezillas…bridezillas that want that perfect Bachelorette Party Boston flair. For those of you who have taken the honorable title of being the maid of honor, this, we’re sure, is no easy task. The word “task” almost doesn’t do the job justice—in all honesty, a sliiightly stressful opportunity may be a more fitting term. So many thoughts have to come into play: Does she want the what-happens-at-the-bachelorette-party-stays-at-the-bachelorette-party theme? What if she wants something more mellow, just to spend time with the girls? Does she even want to drink!? With an abundance of decisions to be made, this blog can (and will!) de-stress your party-planning selves!

Starting at FiRE+iCE is a no-brainer, perfect way to get a Bachelorette Party Boston started…but what else will Boston hold for the remainder of the night? For the rowdier bunch, Liquor Store will be ready for you—mechanical bull and all! If your crew is looking for something a little more grand: a fist-pumping worthy night at Royale could be your alternate destination (and is totally the perfect excuse to dress as extravagantly as you want). Still unsure? For the elite bride-to-be, Emerald would be a great lounge to splurge at.

As for those of you that may not want to dabble with drinks, check out the Blue Man Group! It’s an experience like nothing else, and certainly worth the money. Not to mention, it is definitely an activity that would please a wide range of age groups in the party, so maybe the younger sisters can join along with the fun as well! Still want some different excitement? Reserve a night at Gypsy Rose Dancing for an exhilarating time!! With no age restrictions and a location less than ¼ mile from our grill, its sure to help make your night uniquely AWESOME.

Bottom line: what better city to host a great bachelorette party than a Bachelorette Party Boston style?! Easy transportation, good eats at our grill, and plenty of places to venture to with the girls. What’s your next move?

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Oh no, More Snow???

Another weekday snow storm… Never fear, FiRE+iCE is here!!

Don’t brave the roads during rush hour. Enjoy the warmth of the grill and a delicious dinner before heading home. We will even sweeten the deal with FREE ice cream and coffee to keep you pepped for the ride home!

Please just ask your server for your FREE treat after your meal!

That’s right, we’re open and grilling in the snow! Join us!

[Available in Boston, Cambridge and Providence locations only. Receive a free ice cream with the purchase of your meal. Valid 1/21/14 only. ]


Kids Eat Free Week!! Boston, Cambridge & Providence!

 That’s right, KIDS EAT FREE WEEK is back!!!

We know your wallets may be a little lighter after the holidays, so what better way to keep the holiday spirit going! And be sure not to miss out on our New Years Day Brunch on Wednesday!!
(Boston, Cambridge & Providence locations only.)

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[Valid in Boston, Cambridge and Providence Locations only. Kids Eat Free Week applies to children ages 12 and under. Must have a least one paying adult accompanying visit. Limit to two free kids meals per paying adult. No rain checks. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer valid 12/26/13-1/1/14.]

A Salute to our Veterans

Do you ever wonder what it might be like to be the most courageous, brave-hearted, unselfish person in the world? I know what you’re thinking; Superman is only fictional (hey, only to some of you!!). Anyway, I imagine that’s what a superhero must feel like. But, an even more notable superhero to me is every man or woman out there who can selflessly call themselves veterans of our country.

We see them on TV, countless movies are made where the Army is pretty much the central theme, and there are numerous amounts of books available about the military. Truth is, I know I will never truly be able to accurately imagine what it must be like to be a veteran. The bravery that families must also face at home is equally unimaginable. It is so heartwarming to watch videos of soldiers coming home to families, and nearly impossible to do so without tearing up. Simply writing this blog, I find it hard to put into words how grateful I am of each and every veteran out there for putting his or her life on the line for our country. To express this gratitude, FiRE+iCE will be providing veterans and their families with free lunch or free dinner on November 10th and 11th. Happy Veterans Day everyone, and thank you troops!!

SUPER SAUCES Kick It Up a Notch!!

What is a SUPER SAUCE?? Well…just in case our homemade sauces didn’t add enough zing! to your dish, we have turned up the FLAVOR! Super Sauces are a blend of our sauces with fresh herbs and spices. Crafted for flavor-lovers these combinations add all the heat, sizzle and savory-ness you are craving.

Have a look as Chef Dan whips up some saucy goodness! SUPER SAUCE Video!

Try it for yourself!! What flavors would you add or change?

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Where do Black Beans Go??

Do you ever wonder what the deal is with black beans?  Are they a protein? A vegetable? Some people call them a fruit! Before we discovered their slightly sweet flavor and creamy texture, we were kinda confused. There were so many questions, so few answers. But folks, we realized that the questions don’t really matter, because they’re delicious! And you can add them to literally any meal. Even brunch (keep reading, we’ll tell you how).

Black beans are staples in Central and South American cuisines, so put them in your tacos or mix them with rice add some lime and cilantro. But don’t stop there! Mix them with pineapple, green pepper, chicken and any of our Latin sauces. They bring out the flavor of shrimp, so mix the two up with some Jalapeno Lime sauce, corn and peppers. Love our honey garlic sauce? Pair it with black beans and broccoli. Black beans even go with marinara, so grab some sausage, peppers and onions and you have a creative twist on Italian! Mangia!

If you’re tossing some bacon in your bowl, don’t forget the black beans. Those two are a match made in heaven. Want to try black beans at brunch? Eggs, bacon, black beans, tomatoes and cheese. Trust us, you will thank yourself!

It’s no wonder these awesome little beans have been a staple in Latin diets for thousands of years! And with all their calcium, iron, vitamins, fiber and other good-for-you stuff, they’ve been called a “super food” for weight loss and health. So don’t let confusion about black beans hold you back from deliciousness. No matter what cuisine you’re in the mood for, let our chefs throw some black beans on the grill for you next time you come in!