Stepping Out Of The Norm For Fun

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By: John P. Napolitano, CFP®, CPA, PFS, MST

Living on the south shore, Boston is such a short drive unless it is in the teeth of rush hour for an AM meeting. But when it comes to social events or dining out, it really isn’t a problem at all. But every now and then we get the urge to do something different… not radical but just different.

Last Saturday was such a day. We noticed that Grammy winning Berklee College of Music graduate and Professor Paula Cole was playing at the Narrows Center in Fall River.  About 60 miles from Scituate, we wondered what else we could do while travelling that far for a show. 

We searched out authentic Portuguese food and selected a restaurant in downtown Fall River called Sagres. We sat at the bar, and were well treated by two attentive bartenders. It reminded me of being in a small place in the Bronx, where I grew up, as you could hear the back of the house employees communicating with passion and volume to the servers and bar tenders. A non-seasoned country kid may have thought that they were arguing. The second reason it reminded me of the Bronx was the food.  Authentic Portuguese food is amazing, and Sagres was no exception. We ate until we couldn’t eat anymore and had the few pops that we so enjoy before a live music show. 

As expected, the Paula Cole show was amazing.  She travels with a drummer, Ben Whittman that she met in College and one of the best guitar players that I’ve ever witnessed, Noe Socha. The venue and the exceptional collection of music professionals was top notch.

Needless to say, I’ll keep my eyes open for future shows at The Narrows Center.  The hardest part of the next visit will be whether to try a different dinner spot or go back to the tried and true of Sagres Restaurant.