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Nathan Tavares

Contributor

Nathan Tavares is a writer and former assistant editor of The Improper Bostonian. His fiction debut, A Fractured Infinity, comes out November 1, 2022.

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Restaurants

Folio Marks a New Chapter for the Boston Athenaeum

The historic library’s onsite restaurant, opening soon in 2024, aims to tell a story with French-meets-Mediterranean fare.

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Where to Find the Best Mac ’n’ Cheese in Boston Right Now

These options for gooey, cheesy comfort in a bowl (or a skillet, or a mug) will get you through Boston’s colder months.

Neapolitan-style pizza topped with pepperoni and basil comes with a small side bowl of honey garnished with edible purple flowers.
Restaurants

24 Must-Visit Restaurants in Providence, Rhode Island

From sizzling-hot newcomers to old favorites slinging flaming cocktails, the Ocean State’s capital city has an A-plus dining scene.

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The Best Restaurants in Harvard Square

Graduate from ho-hum meals to A-plus soufflé pancakes and masterful bowls of ramen.

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Travel

How to Spend an Excellent Weekend in Portland, Maine

A powerhouse dining scene, hiking trails, and even a cryptid museum call from this quirky city by the sea.

Restaurants

14 Must-Visit Restaurants in Portland, Maine

Where to find oysters, Tex-Mex, Belgian-style fries, and more in one of New England’s best food cities.

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Restaurants

Meet Boston’s Best Up-and-Coming Chef of 2023

Kendall DaCosta’s supper club, Out of Many One People, is a flavor-packed showcase of Afro-American and Caribbean cuisine that draws influences from near and far.

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16 Places to Find Greater Boston’s Most Delicious Cookies

Classic chocolate chip, chewy almond, ice-cream-and-cookie sandwiches, and so much more.

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How to Spend a Beautiful Summer Weekend in Charlestown, Rhode Island

Beaches and hiking trails await, not to mention a unique shopping destination, award-winning Indigenous cuisine, and an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet—just a short road trip from Boston.

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Restaurants

Aceituna Grill’s New Cocktail Program Honors Bartending Legend Brother Cleve

Nick Mallia’s Mediterranean-forward mixology pours one out for the late local icon.

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New England’s First “Dog Bar” (!) Comes to Everett

Park-9 unleashes a fetching venue for canines and their humans—and it even features cocktails with dog treat pairings.

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Restaurants

Our Wildly Comprehensive Guide to Eating and Drinking in Fenway

Bring your Green Monster-sized appetite to these home run spots serving lobster rolls, bouncy udon, pig roasts, and lots more.

City Life

Dorchester’s Renovation Husbands Decorate the White House

Stephen and David St. Russell bring their DIY home-design magic to the People’s House.

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Eight Destination-Worthy Brunch Spots beyond Boston

Tuck into midday meals starring seafood, ube-coconut pancakes, and more—just a short drive from the city.

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Restaurants

Tenderoni’s Skates into the Fenway with Crunchy Pizzas and “Big Disco Energy”

Hustle through the menu of scratch-made pastas, huge salads, and “Italian-American-ish” delights.