Food & Dining

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Boston’s Best Cupcakes

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Boston’s Best Cupcakes

There’s something delightfully nostalgic about cupcakes. Sure, it’s essentially the same thing as a slab of cake topped with icing, but cupcakes hold the unique power to transport us back to those classroom birthday parties with individual cupcakes and gooey chocolate icing. Nowadays, upscale bakeries are giving the childhood favorite a grown-up twist with flavors like mint julep and red velvet.

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5 Happy Hour Haunts in Boston

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5 Happy Hour Haunts in Boston

Earlier this week, I ventured over to the South End to meet some friends for happy hour. Thanks to some archaic Boston law, bars can’t discount alcohol during happy hour, but they can discount their food. Rocca Kitchen and Bar at 500 Harrison Avenue offers a “5 for $5” deal on appetizers. Basically, they have […]

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday may not be the most forgiving day of the week to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but if you want to be authentic May 5th is the day to get your drink on. While the date was originally meant to commemorate the Mexican Army’s defeat over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, […]

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Boston’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants

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Boston’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Last night the boyfriend and I ate dinner at Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. This cozy, intimate restaurant (it actually has eleven tables) has been on our to do list for awhile, but we don’t often get to JP for dinner. Well, it was definitely worth the drive. Service was polite and attentive. In fact, when I stepped away to the lady’s room, the waiter asked my boyfriend if we were celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

But the food is the real reason to go. It’s a small menu filled with local produce and fresh seasonal ingredients prepared to perfection. I ordered the four course vegetarian tasting menu, which at $28, is one of the best values I’ve seen. Each course was small so I didn’t feel stuffed at the end of the night. The dessert, a simple but sublime angel food cake with three different sauces for topping, was a sweet complement to the more savory dishes (and though my boyfriend is decidedly not a vegetarian, he made an exception for dessert).

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Boston’s Best Outdoor Dining Options

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Boston’s Best Outdoor Dining Options

As any of my friends will tell you, I’m a sucker for outdoor dining. There’s just something so enticing about the idea of sitting outside while dining al fresco and people-watching along Newbury Street or perhaps Harvard Square. Even if there are tables available inside, I will often insist that we wait for an outdoor […]

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