Charles Kelsey

The Crema Always Rises

Crema Café’s coffee buzzes with complexity, bright acidity, and flavor free of any overwhelmingly burnt overtones. That, plus the skilled baristas and a badass Italian espresso machine, and it’s little wonder this new Harvard Square coffeehouse has hit the ground(s)…

Bangers and Heirloom Mash?

The neighborly vibe at new Hyde Park gastropub Townsend’s is not instantly apparent. The sleek bar area, lofty ceilings, and understated elegance of the airy dining room portend fine dining. But the massive fireplace, ancient wood flooring, and beer-centric drink…