Boston Area IJBFC Gathering

I am pleased to announce that I will be in the Boston area at the beginning of June, and I am organizing an informal dinner gathering of IJBFC members for food, trivia, schmoozing, and laughter. 


Hollywood beauty KAY LINAKER (brunette at right with Phil Harris and at left with Phil Harris impersonator Eric Brolund) will be with us that evening.  Kay (real name Kate Phillips) worked with Jack in Buck Benny Rides Again and Man About Town, and is a wonder of stories about her work in films both in front of and behind the camera.

Plus, Boston beauty and Benny grandchild Joanna Meiseles (pictured above with Eddie Carroll and husband Brad) will also be with us for the festivities!

Where The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon Street (near Washington Street), Brookline, MA (see map below)
When Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM 
Who IJBFC members, and anyone and everyone who loves Jack Benny and/or comedy 
How Dutch treat (Jack won't let me do it any other way) - Click here for menu

What you should do if you'd like to attend: RSVPs are now closed.  Any late RSVPs should E-mail

Thanks in advance for your cooperation, and I look forward to seeing many of you then! 

--Laura Leff
President, IJBFC

The Fireplace

Fixed Price Menu

Dinner $35 per person (plus service charge)


Choice of non-alcoholic beverage excluding bottled water


Mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette

Tomato bisque with pea tendrils and cheesy croutons

New England fish and mussel chowder

Main Course:

Grilled "porterhouse" pork chop with port & apricot sauce, apple-cornbread stuffing & glazed carrots

The Fireplace signature spit roasted half chicken with mashed potatoes and sage brown butter

Sweet pea ravioli and spring mushrooms in a light tomato broth with chervil pesto

Grilled lamb kabobs with red wine-shallot butter & lemony sautéed spinach

Grilled rainbow trout with lemon-dill butter & garlicky broccoli


Assorted cookies

Molten chocolate with fresh whipped cream

Baked Indian pudding with vanilla ice cream and candied ginger