Author Archives: DAN MCCARTHY

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AW, NUTS: FOUR PIECES OF LOCAL DONUT NEWS THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR LIFE

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The team behind the loud and boisterous Washington Street house of solid beer and poutine galore, The Gallows, have announced plans for something called Blackbird Doughnuts, which at present has plans for a South End opening at 492 Tremont Street. Continue reading

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PUBLIC NAPPING: HERE’S WHERE TO DO IT

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There’s a time and a place to catch some shuteye in public. You chose the times. Here are your places. Continue reading

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THE STUDENT GUIDE: YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STUDENT LIFE IN TOWN

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We have gone to great lengths to bring to you, oh happy student reader, a compendium of cool and wondrous things to celebrate while attending university in Boston. Continue reading

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GTFO: YOU’RE HERE. WELCOME. NOW TAKE A HIKE.

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You made it. You’re here, ready for a new semester and an immediate future of tireless studying. Right after you get the fuck out of town. Because let’s face it: You’re going to want to. Continue reading

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PRIDE AND GLORY: A TWO-DAY SEMI-OUTDOOR AMERICAN GOODS EXTRAVAGANZA. WITH WHISKEY.

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“If everyone spent 5 percent of their purchases buying American crafted goods, there would be a million new jobs in the USA,” says Mark Bollman, American Field founder and CEO of Ball and Buck in the Back Bay. “We’re getting separated from the process in which something is made, [and instead just] buying something in plastic packaging from a shelf.” Continue reading

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FRENCH BOAST: BASTILLE KITCHEN’S BAR IS KEEPING IT SIMPLE. AND THIS IS GOOD.

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“Most people staring at a menu of serious cocktails don’t know what 90 percent of the ingredients are,” Adkins says. “And that can be intimidating. We wanted to use fun ingredients sometimes overlooked, as well as traditional spirits.” Continue reading

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FINAL BATTLE: SOUS CHEFS, HIP-HOP, AND PATIO PARTYING THIS SUNDAY

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“We have a lot of interesting, smart people coming together over food, and that’s really what it’s about,” Meenan says. “Building community while breaking down the traditional silos [and social interaction] people are used to being a part of in Boston.” Continue reading

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TALLY UP: THERE’S A NEW WAY TO YELP. IT’S CALLED TALLY.

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“If you look at the bad column and the top take says the service was poor and 30 local people agree, it’s not one person’s story,” Myers says. “It’s clear that’s the deal. The ordering comes down to crowd consensus.” Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE HOOCH: ONE BARREL. 250 BOTTLES. TIME TO DRINK.

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“I wanted a repasado (anything aged at least two months, up to a year) and that the tequila would have all the characteristics of a great tequila, but had to be one that was very approachable.” Continue reading