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.

I’M NOT YOUR BAR MOM

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There reaches a point when you should just stop, and go home while you’re ahead. Newsflash: That girl is not going to call you. She wants pizza. Continue reading

GRANITE STATE OF SHINE: GTFO FOR VODKA AND MOONSHINE CONCEIVED AMIDST WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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When asked why he chose to start with vodka, Kurland explained: “Vodka is defined by being flavorless and odorless and tasteless,” he said. “You may as well be making rubbing alcohol. So to give ours character, I distilled to a point where there’s a little corn-sweetness on the tongue and a smooth finish that has no burn at all.” Continue reading

KING’S COURT: THIS BAR APP IS HERE TO HELP YOU GET LAID. MAYBE.

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“At the end of the day the app was built with the idea in mind that different people would use it to assess a scene before even walking through the door, be it for the crowd, or potential dates,” says Shea. “We wanted to facilitate the in-bar dynamic, instead of recreate it.” Continue reading

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: THE SCOURGE OF LYME DISEASE AND ME

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When I called and was asked to describe the bite and pain that was starting to radiate from the bite and travel up the side of my leg, they told me to come in immediately. Underscoring just how rapidly the swelling happened, I was placed antibiotics without a single test. It was officially unofficial. I had Lyme disease. Continue reading

BAR HAVOC: BAR-THERAPY

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When you work at a small bar like mine, as a professional occupation, bartending becomes something much more, something akin to barpsychotherapy. Continue reading

SECOND THIRST: FOUR DAYS OF COCKTAIL CULTURE, KNOWLEDGE, AND DRINKING IN NOVEMBER

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But don’t mistake it for another big-format trade show. This is more intimate, with three themed parties (and yes, there will be separate after-parties), and sessions as different as the personalities peppering the local cocktail scene, many of whom will be behind the bar all at once. Continue reading

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: OUT WITH THE OLD

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You just can’t argue the case that the act of throwing stuff out, or better yet, donating that stuff will clear up both your home, and your mind. Continue reading

CHASING TAIL: LOCAL SPOTS TO EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH PATRIOTS SUNDAYS WITH FRIENDS

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It seems like it was just last weekend that the sun was shining, the air was warm, and football once again graced your television set for the entirety of Sunday. Actually, that’s because it was last weekend. It’s official: Football season has begun. Continue reading

LAST CALL WITH BAR HAVOC

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Last call means 15 minutes. If you order seven Jagerbombs and 15 beers and learn you can’t consume all that in 15 minutes, that’s your problem. It doesn’t mean you stay past 2am. Continue reading

HOWL AT THE BOON: NEW BOSTON-BASED APP AIMS TO REVOLUTIONIZE HOW YOU EAT AND SHOP

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“We’re only bringing relevant content to an individual who wants it,” Gaylor says. “You can say ‘I’m not interested in steak deals since I’m a vegan’ by simply hitting the dismiss button. The app begins to cater to what you like over time.” Continue reading

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