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.

BAR HAVOC’S BACK TO SCHOOL BAR COMMANDMENTS

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Sure, summers are crazy here, but there is nothing like the last week of August and the first few weeks of September. With their fake ID’s in hand and a glint in their eye, these children will do anything to get past the bouncers to consume as many Jager-bombs as possible. Continue reading

BAR HAVOC: SURVIVING THE FALL

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With the windows open, the cool, almost autumn breeze flows in. I’ve been bringing a light jacket out with me at night for those cool evenings when the heat produced from a slug of Fireball Whisky isn’t enough. Continue reading

LIQ-ER’D UP: STURDY PORTABLE CUPS FILLED WITH MIXED SHOTS

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Now, we’ll leave it up to you, our responsible readers, to decide if a company giving Bostonians a new way to down shots while on the go is a good idea or not. We will tell you that because it’s launching in town and it involves portable pre-packaged shots, we felt the need to at least alert you to its presence on this Earth. Continue reading

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

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

ALL THE PERKS: COFFEE AROUND TOWN

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We’re aware your school cafeteria’s coffee tastes like bath water, and while it’s free, occasionally you’ll seek out a more satisfying alternative. May we recommend these fine local establishments. Continue reading

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

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKOUT: MEET YOUR NEW COOKIE FRIEND WHILE DRUNK IN HARVARD SQUARE

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His name is John Piermarini, and he’s got cookies to deliver. It was almost five years ago, during his last semester of college, when Piermarini started his venture into the confectionery world. And ever since then, it’s somehow evolved into a sort of underground cookie-delivery service for the largely inebriated. Continue reading

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

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: HEALTH TIPS FOR STUDENTS

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We may find ourselves thrown back into the shuffle, struggling to nail down some semblance of a routine that we have no desire to create. Especially when acclimating to a new city or school. Just trying to figure out how to get to and from class can be overwhelming, let alone trying to figure out what to eat, and how to stay active. Continue reading

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