Amy J. Downey'S latest stories

Dustin Pedroia's New Balance T-Shirt Collection

By: A. J. Downey New Balance has been busy. First, it debuted the “new” New Balance line of running gear. Then, there was the making of the Minimus. Their latest launch is a collection of “lifestyle t-shirts” designed by Dustin…

This Week's To-Do List 3.31.11

From deep South soul to Mongolian contortionists, we’ve got your weekend covered: Check out the slideshow!

Vote: One-Way Ticket

If Boston is the Athens of America, why not start acting like it? One of the polis’s more charming customs was the ostracism vote: Citizens would regularly cast ballots to kick someone out of town. We love this! Readers: Who…

To-Do List: 3.24.11

Film festivals, fine food, craft fairs and a whole lot of sheep in need of a haircut — in short, everything awesome for you to do over the coming week. Check it out!

Inside: Local 149

By: A. J. Downey Southie opened its newest restaurant over the weekend, Local 149, located in the former Farragut House site. Co-owner Jason Owens (Biltmore Bar & Grill) lives a short walk away, but the Nashville native is adding some…

Coming Right Up: Whole-Animal Dinners?

By: Katherine Brooks Environmentalists may push reusable shopping bags, metal water bottles, and recycled yoga mats, but let’s keep in mind a key part of going green: less waste! And, several area restaurants are doing just that with whole-animal dinners….

Dropkick Murphys = #Winning

Saint Patrick may have one day dedicated to him, but the guys from Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys are taking an entire month to celebrate. They started March’s tour de force with the debut of their seventh full-length studio album,…

St. Patrick's Day To-Do Roundup

Dig out those green socks and emerald stickpins Boston readers, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day! We get you ready to celebrate Irish-style with our roundup of all the things to see, eat, hear and drink in honor of he who…

To-Do List: 3.10.11

With events celebrating everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Albert Einstein, how could this week be anything but fantastic? Check it out at the link below: Click here for more

Editor's Picks: Restaurant Week

By: Shannon Fischer and A. J. Downey Okay, so we took a few points from Donna Garlough about the pros and cons of Boston’s Restaurant Week — but that doesn’t mean we think you should go hungry during this citywide…