BIT FEST REDUX: A 12-HOUR BEER-SOAKED POP-UP ARCADE AND CLASSIC VIDEO GAME PARTY COMETH

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Like all proper sequels, this one is cranking things up a notch.

BREAK EATS: WHERE TO BREAK UP WITH SOMEONE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

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Some people would say that choosing Valentine’s Day to break up with a significant other is the mark of an unconscionable cad. Notice we’re not arguing.

COUNTER SERVICE: EXPERIMENTAL DINING SPACE LOOKING TO OPEN IN EARLY 2015

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Tasting Counter will be 20 seats wrapping around three sides of the kitchen, with a tiny back of house area and everything else stored out in the dining room (see: dry goods, perishables, etc.). The goal is to bring the guest as close as possible to the origin of the food being produced, cooked, and plated. In short, the whole space is basically one big “chef’s table.”

THE COMPLETE SOMERVILLE FILES (PARTS 1-4)

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For 10 months between 2012 and 2013, Chris Faraone, Tom Nash, and Adam Vaccaro dug into the unseemly political underbelly of the City of Somerville, where the power and privilege of an elite few has dominated and perverted municipal progress for decades.