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Food and Drinks 

DOWN BY THE RIVER: SOMERVILLE’S LATEST ADDITION BRINGS ELEVATED STREET FOOD TO ASSEMBLY ROW

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Most of the time, younger siblings arrive into the world to the chagrin of their elder kin. They’re noted for the annoying habit of mimicking the traits of their breed, or just flat-out ripping them off in an attempt to create identity. 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

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

Food and Drinks 

VEG HEAD: CAMBERVILLE FOR NON-CARNIVORES

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Here’s the best of the best from fine dining to late night eats that will quell those veggie cravings. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BEER ALERT!: NOTCH, SLUMBREW, BACKLASH, AND PRETTY THINGS

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The Three Wise Men of local brewing come bearing gifts in honor of Boston Beer Week tonight and Dann Paquette of Pretty Things is DJing the Independent Beer Week social. #waitwhat?! Continue reading

Arts 

THE MORNING AFTER … 7.25.11

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Slow Monday, but sometimes you just need to head to your favorite bar, listen to some lovely ladies spin some tunes and drink a craft beer. Or whiskey. Whatever poison you picked, it’s The Morning After. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

EAT WITH ME: THE INDEPENDENT

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Each week, the Dig hand-selects the very best in Boston Food Bloggery over at gastrophile haven Eat With Me.  Contributor au jour Lena Kim weighs in on a Somerville Standard-

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Food and Drinks 

SECOND COURSE: THE INDEPENDENT

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In early January, The Independent announced that they were changing their menu. People were pissed. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

WHAT’S ON TAP?

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Every so often we’ll call up some of our favorite local establishments and ask for their recommendations or, simply, “What’s on tap?” Continue reading