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At the Sinclair, good drinks and good music meet at last

Boston has a handful of great cocktail bars, and more than its share of solid music venues.
By: LUKE O'NEIL  |  March 19, 2013


Row 34, where are you?

With the situation at the Seaport devolving rapidly into some kind of Epcot-style food court, there's zero shame in indulging a few good tears.
By: JOLYON HELTERMAN  |  March 12, 2013


Simmons workers, students, and faculty join forces to create a cafeteria union

Food Fight
At Simmons College, the dining hall may soon start serving a dish unfamiliar to the Fenway-area school: organized labor.
By: DAN SCHNEIDER  |  March 14, 2013


Five Courses with: Brian Lesser of Speakeasy Group

We thought we knew Brian Lesser — a smart businessman who always had a good exit strategy.
By: LOUISA KASDON  |  February 27, 2013


Fresh Blood: Meet Boston’s new culinary muscle

Whether behind the line of a critically acclaimed kitchen, holed up in a basement pumping out some of the best nosh in the city, or braving Boston’s pothole-filled roads to bring you ass-kicking bites, these chefs are fast becoming ones to watch.  
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 21, 2013


The steep ascent of Tea Cuvée

We've all been told that once upon a time, angry Bostonians dumped three shiploads of English tea in the harbor to protest taxes, but let's be real here — it was probably just really shitty tea, and they were doing what any of us would do when continually plied with subpar beverage choices.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 13, 2013


Five Courses with: Louis DiBiccari of Tavern Road

When chef Louis DiBiccari wants something, he makes it happen.
By: LOUISA KASDON  |  February 15, 2013


Bee’s Knees takes flight: Chef Jason Owens readies his gourmet grocery

"There was a bit of a setback with the wood for the floors," Jason Owens says, a facemask hanging from his neck and a trucker hat perched on his head, his easygoing Nashville drawl rising above the sound of electric saws.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 04, 2013

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The challenge? Turn Valentine’s candy into haute cuisine — no desserts allowed

Out of the Box
As adults, we find ourselves missing those halcyon years when Valentine's Day was just a Halloween knock-off with no pressure and lots of processed sugar.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 04, 2013


A mobile farmers’ market revs up

Fresh Solutions
The USDA defines a "food desert" as any location without a grocery store within a one-mile radius.
By: DAN SCHNEIDER  |  January 29, 2013


Trade secrets: Scott Haas's Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant

Food writer and clinical psychologist Scott Haas's fly-on-the-wall account of Central Square hotspot Craigie on Main, Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant , drops February 5.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 29, 2013


Holy Cannoli: A highly unscientific attempt to crown the king of Hanover

There's a new kid on the cannoli block: Thinking Cup, the coffee nut's paradise facing the Common, recently opened a second location smack dab in the middle of Hanover Street.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 23, 2013


The sweet smell of success: UNREAL's aim to unjunk junk food

It all started on Halloween.
By: CHERYL FENTON  |  January 25, 2013


The new Mike & Patty’s crew gives us a taste

Hot Plate: Breakfast Torta
T he new iteration of Mike & Patty's has neither Mike nor Patty: discuss.
By: LUKE PYENSON  |  January 15, 2013


Going meal for meal with Jamie Bissonnette in food heaven

An American Chef in Hong Kong
It's just over an hour after we've touched down in Hong Kong, and Jamie Bissonnette has already sniffed out a street joint where a woman snips piping-hot lengths of tripe into a bubbling broth with kitchen shears.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 09, 2013


Soup's On

Most cookbooks catch you with a really stellar recipe about a third of the way in — something with heft and a rustic photo to go with it, past all the stocks and appetizers.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 08, 2013


John Harvard's new deal

Beer Advocate
We recently visited the original John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Harvard Square to check out renovations made this past September.
By: JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  January 07, 2013


The cost of cocktails

After a brief, giddy period of inflation during the Great Cocktail Expansion, we seem to have settled on an unspoken baseline price structure.
By: LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 07, 2013


Five Courses with: Adam Simha of MKS Design

Like something out of a chef's fantasy (or maybe Edward Scissorhands's), Adam Simha's North Cambridge studio brims with blades waiting to slice, dice, chop, and fillet.
By: LOUISA KASDON  |  January 07, 2013
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