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Boston’s Best Cupcakes

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining, Headline by on May 12, 2009 1 Comment
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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Bay State Bike Week

Bay State Bike Week

Remember how you spent all winter sighing as you looked outside your window at the snow piling up outside? And then, how you made that vow to make the most of every beautiful and sunny day that may come your way when spring finally arrived, just praying that the day would one day actually arrive? Well, it is here. The weather is beautiful and if you are making up excuses to stay closed up inside, Bay State Bike Week is here to get your but in gear.

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Get your StyleFixx

Filed in Headline, Local Events, Things To Do by on May 6, 2009 0 Comments
Get your StyleFixx

For 8 years running, the folks at StyleFixx have partnered up with some very fashion savvy Boston businesses to host a true ultimate girls night out: friends, fashion, cocktails, makeovers and goodie bags!

This year’s event is being held over two nights Wednesday, May 13th and Thursday, May 14th from 5pm – 10pm at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street in the fashionable South End.

For those that have not attended, here’s some of what you can expect:

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With Spring Awakening, Boston Gets a Musical Awakening

With Spring Awakening, Boston Gets a Musical Awakening

Before the lights dim and band plays its first chord, there’s an unusual sense of energy and anticipation in Boston’s Colonial Theatre. For one thing, I’m used to being one of only a handful of people under the age of 50. Not so today. In fact, most of the theatre milling around the lobby or flipping through the playbill around me appear to be in their teens or early twenties, which is a welcome change.

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Boston’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Filed in Featured, Food & Dining, Headline by on May 1, 2009 3 Comments
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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