Stroll Madness

In this week’s paper, Joshua Balling reported that “Stroll a success for participants, restaurants alike.”  The Brotherhood was no exception.  For this year’s stroll we opened the patio seating and outdoor bar Saturday, complete with a space heater and a tent over the patio to keep in the warmth. It’s a good thing the patio was opened, because the Brotherhood was slammed all day.   Like the Whaling Museum, lines formed outside of the Brotherhood before we opened! Thanks to all who came out to enjoy Continue reading →

Pierce Pettis Got Start at the Brotherhood

Singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis, best known for his 2004 release “Great Big World” from Nashville’s Compass Records, got his start playing at the Brotherhood of Thieves. The album, named one of the top-10 albums of the year by several folk-radio stations including Boston’s WUMB, has catapulted Pettis to “the highest level of obscure success,” he told the Inquirer & Mirror. A few years after graduating from college in the mid-1980s, Pettis played a gig at the old Brotherhood of Thieves restaurant. The audience was rowdy, and the restaurant’s Continue reading →