Food and Drinks

Where to eat in Boston, what to drink wherever, and the best of everything else you put into your mouth. Restaurant and bar reviews, news, and scoop.

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

health

You have to remember to look around, or risk missing stuff like a soul-melting sunset that, for five brief minutes during a punishing commute home, can set our stresses free. It’s important to become quiet enough to feel the natural rhythm of our bodies, and listen to what they’re telling us, and then responding in kind. Continue reading

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

DR_CafeArtScience(MikeSchawrz)

“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

BAR HAVOC: OF BOOZE AND BARF

hangover_600

There are a handful of sounds that exist in the universe that only bartenders understand. Our ears are trained to pick these things up from just a few feet off to entire rooms away. Say, the tap-slap of a credit card being placed down after a meal, or the clunk-splash of a 16oz glass being knocked over and spilling. And, of course, the unmistakable sploosh-splat of vomit. Continue reading

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

DR_Pheonix_1642

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

BIG LEAGUE CHEW: ECO-CONSCIOUS FOOD DEVELOPMENT OUT OF A LAB IN CAMBRIDGE

EA_ChewArt

Chew-Lab sports a large illuminated carrot on its façade, leaving passerbys curious about the space. It’s an homage to their ability to see food as food, and not just a commodity. Continue reading

POP CULTURES

DOC_SplashMomPopUp(MelissaOstrow)

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

FIVE DRINK MINIMUM: DIVE TO SWANK EDITION

5Drink_banner

Be it Davis Square in Somerville, the wild shoddy badlands of Allston, and even the nooks found around Fenway Park, what you’re about to read is a story involving intoxicated buffoonery all conducted at your favorite (or not-so-favorite) local haunts, be it drinking in public outdoors (but just for a photo), allusions to shooting pornography, and even men in ruffled shirts becoming threatened by small children drinking out of coconut shells in close proximity to them. Continue reading

TAP THAT: BEER FROM MUSKET HANDLES AT THE TAP TRAILHOUSE

HP_Taphouse+tapglass

Mike Boughton, the mind behind the beer program here, acknowledges that in spite of 24 drafts and 19 different bottles and cans at the ready, he has only begun to scratch the surface of local beer procurement. He aims to maintain a rotating beer list by swapping different styles and breweries more often then you probably do your laundry. Continue reading

MYSTIC PIZZA: THE WORD ON SOMERVILLE’S COLUMBUS DAY OPENING OF THE CELEBRATED ERNESTO’S PIZZA

EATS_Pizza

By keeping the same slices and toppings the original spot is known for, Radikowski doesn’t plan on conforming to the new trend of “latest and greatest” pizza shops locals have been seeing pop up all over the city. Instead he says he’s going to focus on putting stuff on [the pizzas] that people know. Continue reading

FACES OF FASHION: UNIQUE COCKTAIL MIXER INVOLVING JOURNALISTS, DESIGNERS, AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ORBITING THE LOCAL FASHION SCENE

DOC_FashionWeek

Think of it as a kind of cocktail mixer with concentrated doses of the sartorial sect, as well as the photographers who love/work with them, should that be the kind of crowd you want to break into. Continue reading

BAR HAVOC: GRIDIRON TIMES

PACKERS

That said, not all in football’s orbit warms my heart. Some fans are assholes. I’m talking about you, guy at the bar who screams so loud at every play that I nearly piss my pants. I’ve dropped glassware and practically jumped out of my shoes multiple times due to your outbursts. Continue reading

Click to show tags in category...