2016 Presidential Candidates, #BostonOneDay, and Marathon Monday

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Top Story: 2016 Presidential Candidates

On Sunday, Hilary Clinton took to social media to announce what everyone already knew: that she is running for president.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary posted a video featuring the economic stories of a diverse group of Americans to make her announcement that she will seek the presidency for a second time. This is a very different approach from how she announced in 2007, and suggests she’s focused on making it about the people rather than herself.

Hillary is particularly outspoken about foreign policy matters and advocating a two-state solution to Israel and the Palestinians. She has also taken positions on income equality, fixing America’s immigration system, and fighting climate change. While Hillary stands uncontested on the left, to the right there’s Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and now, Marc Rubio.  

Marco Rubio

This week, Senator Marco Rubio became the fourth Republican to officially declare he is running for president. He is a first-term senator known for his aggressive foreign policy positions, his support of immigration reform, opposing same-sex marriage, and for his awkward sip of water that went viral.

At age 43, Rubio is also the youngest in the contest so far. He is hopeful that, in addition to his Cuban-American heritage, his youth will help win votes from young and Hispanic voters who don’t usually go for the GOP.

Around the Hub: Boston Marathon Meals and Media

Boston Marathon Meals

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This weekend, the city will be swarming with people from all over the world who will take part in one of the biggest events of the year: Marathon Monday. This year marks the 119th Boston Marathon, which will have an estimated 30,000 runners and one million onlookers! Whether you are looking for an energy boost before the big race or for place to dine before you cheer on the runners, these Boston-area restaurants are serving up delicious Marathon Monday meals for all:

1. Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street, Boston 617.426.7878 | @BistroDuMidi

Bistro du midiBistro du Midi is introducing a special menu addition in honor of the Boston Marathon that is sure to delight runners, race enthusiasts and carb lovers alike (that’s us!).

The decadent new dish will be offered from Friday, 4/17 through Monday, 4/20.

Executive Chef Robert Sisca’s unique twist on a classic pasta dish is the Duck Bolognese. House made garganelli pasta is served with a rich Bolognese made with ground duck and spicy pork sausage, then cooked to perfection in red wine, pork stock, and finished with Cabernet vinegar, olive oil, white peach, basil and French Feta.

2. BOKX109 American Prime

399 Grove St., Newton | 617.454.3399 | @Bokx109Prime

Bokx 109 primeBOKX 109 is transforming into a runner’s haven on the eve of the 2015 Boston Marathon with a Carbo-Loading Special that is sure to give any runner the fuel they need for race day. Cooked up by the talented culinary team, the Carbo-Loading Special will feature a Pasta Carbonara (mixed vegetables, mushrooms, broccoli, peas, egg and parmesan cheese) and the BOKX Bolognese (house made cavatelli, ground short rib and ribeye, and fried basil) for just $26.20 per person.

In addition, BOKX 109 is teaming up with Hotel Indigo to provide a special bag of goodies for runners which includes race day necessities such as Power Bars, bottled water, bananas, vaseline, Ibuprofen, and electrolyte gel.

The Carbo-Loading Special will be available on April 19 only and the special goodie bag will be available in the lobby of Hotel Indigo on April 20.

3. Restaurant dante

40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge617.497.4200 | @dante_cambridge

Restaurant DanteRestaurant dante invites guests to carbo-load at its annual All You Can Eat Pasta Marathon. Chef Dante is known for his classic house-made pasta, and now guests can order their favorite version and eat as much as they can. The menu includes:

BASIL PESTO “chitarra alla genovese”, basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano
TOMATO BASIL “tufoli al sugo di pomodoro” San Marzano (D.O.P.), basil, Parmigiano Reggiano
AGLIO E OLIO “spaghettoni aglio olio e peperoncino”, pine nuts, raisins, a little spice ZUCCHINE “strozzapreti con le zucchine”, cherry tomatoes, Pecorino Romano

The “All You Can Eat Pasta Marathon” special will run on Sunday, April 19.

4. Papa Razzi

@paparazzidining

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Papa Razzi invites Marathon runners to experience the best of Italian scratch cooking this spring. If Boston Marathon participants sign up for the BENE loyalty program online, they will receive discounts every time they dine from now until May 15: $5 off their first visit, $10 off their second visit, and $15 off their third visit.

With everything from thin-crust pizzas to favorite pastas made to order, Papa Razzi is the perfect place to enjoy a heart-warming meal in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

BENE Boston Marathon promotion is available from April 1 – May 15. Participating locations include Boston (159 Newbury Street), Concord (768 Elm Street), Cranston (1 Paparazzi Way), Framingham (155 Worcester Road), and Wellesley (16 Washington Street).

5. Taj Boston

15 Arlington St., Boston | 617.598.5255 | @TajBostonHotel

Taj-BostonLocated just steps away from the Boston Marathon finish line, The Café at Taj Boston is helping runners get motivated and get carbo-loaded the night before the big race. This year their award winning culinary team will feature a Fresh Cavatelli Pasta menu addition with arugula pesto, spring vegetables, pear tomato, and toasted pine nuts for $26 per person.

The Fresh Cavatelli Pasta special will be available on April 20 only from 5 – 10 p.m.

 

Boston Marathon Media

This April 15 marked the first instance of a new annual Boston tradition: One Boston Day. This day was and will always be about honoring and remembering all of those affected by the tragic events. It is a celebration of the resilience, generosity, and strength of the people that make Boston the great city it is.

 

Whether you’ll be cheering at the finish line or from the comfort of your home, taking to social media is a great way to build spirit and excitement about the race. So, as in the past, we have compiled a social guide for showing your #Boston pride this Marathon Monday.

Boston Marathon

For updates: @bostonmarathon & the 2015 Boston Marathon mobile app
For news: @bostonglobe
For safety: @bostonpolice
For motivation: @BostonStrong

P.S. Shout out to our Pay-Per-Click Account Manager, Brian Murray, who will be running his 4th Marathon and FIRST EVER Boston Marathon!

Good luck Brian! We will all be cheering for you on the sidelines.
Good luck Brian! We will all be cheering for you on the sidelines.

Good luck to all those running this Monday! Are you ready for the race?

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