WHAT A MUG: LOCAL COCKTAIL GOD BROTHER CLEVE ON BOSTON’S TIKI CULTURE

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In spite of the fact we seem to be in the throes of a perpetual winter, or perhaps because of it, tiki culture in Boston is booming.

DOWN TOWN: MATT JENNINGS’ TOWNSMAN OPENS IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE

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If the crowd on a Wednesday night last week was any indication, the wait was well worth it.

WRIGHT STUFF: COMEDY LEGEND STEVEN WRIGHT ON LOUIS C.K., LAUGHING, AND DREADING BOSTON2024

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On the prospect of the a 2024 Boston Summer Olympics: “It’s like really really expensive vandalism.”

SHINE BOX: YOUR NEW SOUTHIE COCKTAIL BAR ON DOT AVE

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If there’s anything the harsh winter has given us, it’s an appreciation for the times when a solid new neighborhood joint rises up to sate the thirst of the weary commuter, cocktail enthusiast, and restaurant industry toiler alike.

INTERVIEW: DEMETRI MARTIN COMES TO THE WILBUR

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I’m not old, but something weird happens on the road [that makes you] know the spots you like, but in a bad way. You’re like “I’ve been here before, I remember that.” If I have time I try to go to the museums to feel like I’m doing something, and not just eating.

GET OUT THERE: WINTER NIGHTLIFE GUIDE

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Think of it as a snapshot of what Sunday-Thursday has in store for you between now and the spring solstice on March 20, a time period that may later be referred to as “The Great Melt.”

UN-QUIET WYATT: WYATT CENAC ON SNOWY BOSTON, BLACK HISTORY MONTH, AND JOHN OLIVER

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I’ve nothing but nice things to say about Boston crowds. I have nothing but terrible things to say about your sports teams.