Author Archives: DAN MCCARTHY

Food and Drinks 

SLUSH PILE: SAKE SLUSHIES RULE AT NIGHT MARKET

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I took mine down with a side of Asahi beer (and Sichuan fried chicken wings), from the list that includes other Asian beers (think: Hitachino Nest White Ale, Beerlao), all of which supported the overall secret-y vibe, as if I had just discovered a former punk rock stronghold that’s been retrofitted into a Japanese izikaya. Continue reading

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INMAN INCOMING: FANS OF BERGAMOT AND FUNKY PLATES HAVE REASON TO REJOICE WITH BISQ

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And the staff, largely made up of the people that have been with Pooler and his team for the four years that Bergamot has been operating, are ready to take next step with Bisq. Continue reading

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SUPPLY AND DEMAND: YOUR NEW UNION SQUARE PEGBOARD WORKSHOP OF BEAUTIFUL STUFF

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“We wanted to support people that have dedicated their lives to making awesome things,” says LaFoy. “To us, it’s a privilege.” Continue reading

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DOG GONE: 40-YEAR-OLD FANEUIL HALL DIVE GETTING THE HEAVE-HO

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The move is presumably due to the planned overhaul of the entire marketplace to make way facade upgrades, national chains, and a proposed 180-room boutique hotel above the South Market. Continue reading

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NEW KIDS IN THE HALL: THE INVENTOR OF THE SIX-PANEL VISOR BRINGS NANTUCKET TO FANEUIL HALL

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The space is the brainchild of Luke Gutelius who, after partnering with pal Sean Dew—a Nantucket native born and raised on the Grey Lady herself, who began working at the original TownPool store on ACK when still in high school—opened the mainland outpost two weeks ago. Continue reading

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POP-UP SNEAK PEEK: A CLASSIC VIDEO GAME PARTY HITS SOMERVILLE NEXT WEEK

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The event will feature approximately 24 arcade video game cabinets (think: DigDug, Ms. Pac Man, Final Fight, Asteroids) and also classic multi-player console games both for play and for purchase. Continue reading

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DOWN BY THE RIVER: SOMERVILLE’S LATEST ADDITION BRINGS ELEVATED STREET FOOD TO ASSEMBLY ROW

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Most of the time, younger siblings arrive into the world to the chagrin of their elder kin. They’re noted for the annoying habit of mimicking the traits of their breed, or just flat-out ripping them off in an attempt to create identity. Continue reading

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THE CLEAN-UP: HEAD INTO THE HOLIDAYS A LITTLE MORE GROOMED, YOU ANIMALS

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In about 20 minutes, I went from being my father’s son to being a man with a back as smooth as a baby porpoise. Continue reading

Arts 

STONEHAM-ING IT UP: STAND-UP JOSH GONDELMAN ON WRITING FOR JOHN OLIVER, BOSTON, AND WOMEN’S MAGAZINES

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“A year and a half ago I did a set for 15 year-old Jewish boys in someone’s basement. I drove out to Forest Hills Queens, did a half hour as a dweeby, almost 30 year-old guy who showed up to a party with kids eating pizza saying ‘This guy isn’t Kevin Hart!’” Continue reading