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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

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 

LONE STAR CAMBRIDGE: IT’S COMING, AND SO ARE THE LIBATIONS. HERE’S A TASTE.

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Toste says he’s going to focus on bringing elements of the old to embolden the new, be it a new crushed ice program, house-made tinctures, or the general ebb and flow of seasonal offerings matching when they’re being rolled out. Ultimately though, Toste says the food will dictate the palate. Continue reading

Beer 

RESERVE STOCK: OGLING JASON BOND’S RESERVE BEERS AT BONDIR CONCORD

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Each bottle in Bond’s growing collection is treated like an expensive vintage wine. They’re stored in a temperature controlled cellar than never rises above 60 degrees. But instead of being racked on their side, bottles are stowed upright to force any sediment to the bottom so they’re ready to serve immediately. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

FRENCH BOAST: BASTILLE KITCHEN’S BAR IS KEEPING IT SIMPLE. AND THIS IS GOOD.

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“Most people staring at a menu of serious cocktails don’t know what 90 percent of the ingredients are,” Adkins says. “And that can be intimidating. We wanted to use fun ingredients sometimes overlooked, as well as traditional spirits.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

POUR HOSS

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Every three-liter box holds four 750-ml bottles worth of wine and keeps it cork-in fresh for 30 days, and each is outfitted with a super easy push-tap spigot that cuts off quickly after filling your favorite goblet at a late-summer outdoor party. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

DIG THIS AWARDS 2014: EATS + DRINKS

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The Eats + Drink you love … Continue reading

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Sex 

THESE DATING TIPS SHOULD LIVE ON

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Since the site where I first published them is gone, in the interest of keeping them in circulation, here are two of my finest tips from the vault. Continue reading