Local Food

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STRANGE CITY: DUNKIN’ DONUTS

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Wait a second, is that ANOTHER Dunkin’ Donuts? And is that one ALSO crowded? How can so many people want Dunkin …CONSTANTLY? Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

NIBBLE YOUR HEART OUT @ PORTER SQUARE BOOKS

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“Eating your way through Union Square is like taking a vicarious spin around the globe, while remaining fiercely local,” write the authors of Nibble. Continue reading

News 

BUYING LOCAL AND PAYING FOR IT: INCENTIVES FOR THE 10% MOVEMENT

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Why would you buy a $10 hunk of cheese when you can barely afford rent?
Here’s why and how. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

SENSING TERROIR: WHERE TASTE AND SOUND COLLIDE

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Chef Jason Bond and composer/digital media artist Ben Houge bring food and music together to create an unforgettable meal. Continue reading

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INGREDIENTS @ BRATTLE

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After years spent munchin’ on reconstituted pigeon anus and processed shame nuggets, the generation raised by the microwave has finally decided that it was going to try this whole “actual food” thing that the rest of recorded history had been ravin’ about. Ingredients, showing over at the Brattle, documents America’s re-discovery of agriculture, and how local food movements across the nation are striving to introduce the Kids of Kids Cuisine to greens that are, well, actually green. Rather than a sort of … light beige. Catch the panel discussion after the flick and join the war for your innards. [TUES. 6.7.11. 40 Brattle St., Cambridge. 671.876.6838. 7pm/$7 brattlefilm.org]

Food and Drinks 

ONCE IN VALHALLA: MEAD AND POTATOES

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Saturday, Jan. 22, in Somerville’s Center for the Arts at the Armory, Bostonians are invited to “feast among the Aesir Gods and Valkyries in Odin’s Mighty Hall.” Now, if that makes any sense to you, then a tip of the iron-horned helmet to your Nordic knowledge. If not, then a barbarous swing to the gullet for you, and continue reading. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

DIG THIS! OKTOBERFEST

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Last year marked the 30th anniversary of this Harvard Square tradition, featuring a Teutonic-compound-noun’s worth of live musicians, street vendors and many, many, many different types of sausages. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

DIG THIS! HARVEST FEST

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Once again, Pagan festivals prove that they are, without a doubt, the best kind of festival, with an afternoon-to-evening celebration of the ‘ville’s finest in feast-ery, drink-ening and tunes-afying. Ten local eateries offer nibbles from this year’s bounty, and 10 of New England’s choice craft brewers provide the artisan ales to wash them down with. In lieu of the slightly dated and generally frowned upon traditional human sacrifice, the organizers have instead decided on live local music and a fashion show.

[Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617.718.2191. 1pm-10pm/$20. artsattheamory.org]

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North End

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Boston’s North End has about as many restaurants and shops as the Greeks have myths. Continue reading