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Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: OF BOOZE AND BARF

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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

Food and Drinks 

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

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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

Beer 

HONEST PINT: LORD HOBO BREWING COMPANY

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Along with his years of experience presiding over ever-changing, handpicked drafts, dispensing domestic all-stars and local standouts, Lanigan’s enthusiasm for sharing high-quality liquid is exactly what’s needed to enact change in the local beer scene. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

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

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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

Food and Drinks Shop 

POP CULTURES

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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

Food and Drinks 

FIVE DRINK MINIMUM: DIVE TO SWANK EDITION

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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

Music 

INTERVIEW: VULVATRON, GWAR’S MURDEROUS SEX GODDESS

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“I was summoned back to Earth to alter the course of the future battle. GWAR really fucked up and I felt the need as a commander of the forces in the future to navigate back to the present time to alter their fuck up.” Continue reading

Music 

CURIOUS ABOUT CLIPPING.? YOUR QUESTIONS, ASKED AND ANSWERED

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“There’s a preconception amongst fans that we clearly must hate rap music, which is why we’re doing what we’re doing. Whereas, we think we’re just making rap music.” Continue reading

Beer 

TAPPED OUT: A QUICK GUIDE TO THE PAY-TO-PLAY CRAFT BEER BROUHAHA

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Whatever one’s choice in slang or position on the act itself – which in essence gives distinct advantage to larger brewers at the expense of smaller, independent craft brewers, and is illegal according to the Mass Alcohol Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) – the fallout has become a clear and present danger to the local beer and bar ecosystem. Continue reading

Music 

RUN FOR COVER: SMOKEY ROBINSON VS. POND: “TEARS OF A CLOWN”

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Covering Motown staples can be a tricky thing: there’s so much foundation, so much charm, and so little room for improvement. Pond acknowledged that and sat down to play their own loose, fun version. Continue reading