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Lobster or Lobstah – Get some now

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining, Headline by on June 27, 2009 1 Comment
Lobster or Lobstah – Get some now

Summertime in New England just screams, “Eat a lobster!” And, if you don’t have time to steal away to the coast of Maine for a seaside picnic of lobster, drawn butter and strawberry rhubarb pie, Boston can still offer some remarkable choices for this exotic detritus feeder of the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Before you go, […]

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Boston’s Coolest Restaurant and Bar Bathrooms

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining, Headline by on June 24, 2009 1 Comment
Boston’s Coolest Restaurant and Bar Bathrooms

Some people pay attention to the architectural details in a restaurant’s dining room or perhaps the wine selection. I’m always curious to see the bathroom. Yes, you read that right. I am a connoisseur of restaurant bathrooms (but for the record, I would never do anything illegal in them). Lots of restaurants and bars have a […]

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New and Notable Restaurants in Boston

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining, Headline, Local News by on June 19, 2009 1 Comment
New and Notable Restaurants in Boston

Despite the downturn, Boston saw a several new restaurants opening earlier this year. Here’s our take on a couple of newcomers to the Commonwealth. 1. Tory Row: Filling the space formerly known as The Greenhouse, the restaurant has been transformed into a sleek and modern space with plenty of windows for people-watching along Brattle Street. […]

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Pride & Prejudice: Boston Gay Pride

Pride & Prejudice: Boston Gay Pride

GAY PRIDE BOSTON 2009!

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”
– Ralph W. Sockman

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Where to Eat in The Fenway Neighborhood

Filed in Food & Dining, Headline, Sports by on June 12, 2009 0 Comments
Where to Eat in The Fenway Neighborhood

Boston’s Fenway neighborhood is, of course, most famous for its proximity to the famous baseball park. But since I moved here two months ago, I’ve learned that there’s a lot more to Fenway than the Red Sox and Fenway Park. Whether you’re looking for a pre-game beer or something a bit more sophisticated, my ‘hood has […]

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Pirates! Playing at Boston’s Huntington Theatre Now Through June 14

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Headline by on June 2, 2009 0 Comments
Pirates! Playing at Boston’s Huntington Theatre Now Through June 14

  My Grandfather introduced me to Gilbert and Sullivan, and in fact, “A Modern Major General” from Pirates of Penzance was one of his favorite patter songs (a patter song is sort of like the nineteenth century version of a rap song with lots of fast-moving lyrics and puns). Well, Grandpa might not have enjoyed […]

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Boston Pops Summer Concert Season

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Headline by on May 29, 2009 3 Comments
Boston Pops Summer Concert Season

Thousands of people swarm to the Hatch Shell each July for an annual concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra, but Fourth of July is far from your only opportunity to catch this world-famous orchestra. In fact, the Pops have dozens of concerts scheduled between now and Independence Day. And if you haven’t already been inside Symphony Hall, then that in itself is practically worth the price of admission.

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Free Earthfest Concert this Saturday!

Free Earthfest Concert this Saturday!

Free is a word everyone seems to seek out these days. And Radio 92.9 (formerly WBOS) has been kind enough to provide the good people of Boston with this free concert going on 16 years now.

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market (a personal favorite of mine – their free sample selection is phenomenal), the concert being held this Saturday May 30th, focuses on all things green with a special emphasis on community involvement.

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Crash Courses in Wine From The Second Glass

Crash Courses in Wine From The Second Glass

Not sure about the difference between a Pinot and Prosecco? Or a Merlot and a Muscat? Then maybe you need a little guidance from The Second Glass. This Boston-based print and online wine magazine offers a hip, unpretentious approach to wine, demystifying the world of wine and helping beer-loving Bostonians learn more about different wine regions, styles of wine, and pairing options. They also offer a weekly email called the Wine of the Weekend. (Full disclosure: I’m friends with the marketing director, but I’d be blogging about this either way. Trust me, it’s that cool.)

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Boston’s Best Thrift and Consignment Stores

Filed in Featured, Headline, Lifestyle by on May 15, 2009 7 Comments
Boston’s Best Thrift and Consignment Stores

I’ve always been thrifty (in fact, most of my toys and clothes from childhood were acquired at yard sales), and I’m happy to see that frugality is finally fashionable. Gone are the days when you have to wear name brands or carrying the It purse to be considered stylish. Instead, it’s all about accessorizing with vintage jewelry and adding DIY touches to thrift store finds. Whether you’re looking to dip your toe into thrifting or you’re a seasoned consignment store shopper, Boston has you covered.

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