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Eclectic Blues

Situated above the Persian restaurant Molana in Watertown Square, Comfort offers casual sustenance in a beautiful space: an exposed-brick dining room overlooking a quiet alley, and a cozy bar with a lengthy wine list and a cadre of patrons who…

Morsel Combat

On a sunny Thursday in April, sporting a natty jacket, a pocket handkerchief, and a hardhat, François-Laurent Nivaud mimes his way through a dusty, sprawling construction site on the North End’s Battery Wharf. “This will be the cocktail bar,” he…

Grime and Misdemeanors

Eco-friendly mops that will leave your floors—and conscience—spotless. SOME FOLKS DREAD THE BLEAK, DARK days of Boston winters. Me? I’ve always dreaded the arrival of spring. Bright, sunny days shed way too much light on my dirty floors. After a…

Brewed Awakening

Manual coffee makers don’t just win on looks—they also yield superior joe. My barista knows how I like my coffee, but I’ve never been able to match her skills at home. Apparently, electric coffee makers either overheat or underheat the…