Monday, November 17, 2008

Pour the nog in your noggin!

Autumn has broken and the holiday season dawned. There's a chill in the air and whatever pumpkins are left on front stoops have been officially frosted. It is time to warm up around the fireplace or the space heater. Hello, holiday season! It's time for some artery-clogging consumption.

B&A Bargain Store is an unprepossessing though tidy grocery located at 1098 Dorchester Avenue a few blocks from the Savin Hill T station. Egg nog went on sale this weekend, available in 64 rich, glorious ounces prepared exclusively by the Hood Dairy Company according to their special, proprietary recipe that has been the delight and comfort of generations. If the label says Hood, its got to be good.

Since the words went up on this sign, this niche of Dorchester has been humming with the news about the fresh supply of eggnog that's rolled in. At 10:30 PM on Sunday, a gaggle of patrons at Tom English's Tavern a little north on Dot Ave were talking up the arrival of this holiday beverage. A middle aged man wearing a Bruins shirt and a Red Sox cap said, "I've get to get down there tomorrow. Then I'm going across the street to Best Liquors for a bottle of rum. Thank god it's winter!"

It's good cheer for all when the egg nog is flowing. People are happy the holiday season has officially arrived.


Anali said...

I definitely prefer the warmth of summer to the chill of winter, but having egg nog almost makes the cold worth it. : )

'Whalehead' King said...

Bad for the arteries but good for the soul.


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