Author Archives: DAN MCCARTHY

Food and Drinks 

LAST GOOD NIGHT: THE NORTH END’S LONE IRISH PUB IS POURING ITS LAST PINT

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Goody Glover’s, tragically, is closing up for the last time at the end of the month. And in a neighborhood marred by gentrification and rising rents, the loss will be felt by all who have lingered for hours there over a beer. Continue reading

Arts Music 

THE CHANGELING: MIDDLESEX LOUNGE IS GOING TO BE THURS-SAT ONLY STARTING IN 2015

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A notification that was sent out tonight by manager Nate Brown details the decision to make the shift, shut down at the end of December for some renovations, and what that means in the coming months. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

POT HEADS: NEW CULINARY INCUBATOR FOCUSES ON FEMALE AND ETHNIC EMPOWERMENT

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The whole endeavor is the brainchild of Gouillart and some retired finance types who for years wanted to form a company designed to achieve public and social missions through a for-profit business model. One focused on empowering small, multicultural, and female-owned businesses at the local level as an engine for economic growth. Continue reading

Arts Music 

MUSICAL MILESTONE: HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY CONCERTMASTER ON PERFORMING VIVALDI, AND EYEBALLING THE NEXT 200 YEARS

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“The material is as exciting and fresh today as when it was written and a musical roller coaster ride to perform. It really needs to be experienced live in a concert hall to be believed, and can’t be copied in any kind of recorded format, or viewed on YouTube.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

GETTING CHILE: A DELICIOUS REASON TO ENDURE THE GREEN LINE TREK TO NEWTON CENTRE

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Subway tile, artwork involving kaleidoscopic-hued sharks (naturally), and a stretch of 18 seats lining the butcher block-topped chef’s table and bar greet you when you enter the sleek but unpretentious modular space, as does a bustling hum. Continue reading

Beer 

10 THINGS I LEARNED AT THE MOHEGAN SUN BREWFEST THIS YEAR

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I was given a room and a pass to this year’s Mohegan Sun Brewfest at the beginning of October. I drank, and then drank, and then drank a lot more. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

WEIRD SCIENCE: CAFÉ ARTSCIENCE’S TODD MAUL WANTS TO MAKE YOU A DRINK THAT DOESN’T EXIST

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“The big thing for us is taking small ideas and seeing how we can build [on them],” says Maul. “But not with gimmicks. We’re looking at the future of drinking, [and how] to just make a better drink.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

TRUE HOUSE WINE: DANTE DEMAGISTRIS LAUNCHES A RARE WINE YOU CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD

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But thanks to beloved local chef Dante DeMagistris, it now means you landing exclusive wine hailing from private family-owned land in Italy that is only (presently) available at his local spots (Restaurante Dante in Cambridge, and the Belmont and Lexington outposts of Il Casale). And then there’s the good news: Doing so won’t require you selling your own blood to pay for it Continue reading

Food and Drinks Shop 

POP CULTURES

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If you’re still unsure exactly what it is, besides an eclectic mixed-use space inspired by the old Keith Haring Tokyo pop up shops of the 1980s (hence the decor), it’s a project being done in conjunction with TheFenway.com designed to inspire excitement and new energy into the still-evolving neighborhood as the monolithic project across from Fenway Health is completed, which intends to house independent retailers on the ground floor. Continue reading

Music 

HEAR OF THE RAT: GET READY FOR A POP-UP SONIC ODYSSEY THROUGH THE SOUL OF THE ICONIC ROCK CLUB

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It’s the grandaddy of Hub rock joints, and to those that can still remember the smell of the floors there, it’s considered something of a holy grail. Continue reading