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Scott Kearnan

Food + Entertainment Editor


Nine Pumpkin Spice-Inspired Plates to Try Around Boston

Hold the PSL. Order these raviolis, pancakes, and ice cream scoops instead.

Arts & Entertainment

Why Are So Many Scary Movies Set in New England?

Hollywood loves to make horror films here. Why? Consider our region’s haunted history—and how well we look the part.


Look Inside Atlántico, a Buzzy New Seafood Restaurant Opening in Boston This Week

Select Oyster Bar chef Michael Serpa is bringing Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired plates to the South End.


Please Hold the Salt Bae

The social media-famous chef, known for thousand-dollar steaks, has opened a Boston restaurant. But with local eateries hanging on for dear life, it’s hard to celebrate such conspicuous consumption.

Arts & Entertainment

Follow the Leaders

COVID-19 has forced local artists to get even more creative when it comes to sharing their work. Here are five genre-spanning Instagram accounts fitting big ideas into small frames.


Actually, You Can Still See a Live Red Sox Game in Boston

But only if you score a prime seat at Bleacher Bar, inside a former Fenway Park batting cage.

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I’ll Eat Outside at Boston Restaurants All Winter If I Have To

If you would have braved the freezing cold for a Patriots game, you should do it to save local restaurants, too.


These 22 Boston Chefs and Food-World Pros Are “Rising Stars Award” Winners

National organization StarChefs announces its Hub honorees—and launches a Restaurant Week to highlight their most mouthwatering dishes.

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Arts & Entertainment

How To Save the Arts

If Boston is to remain the “Athens of America,” our pandemic-assailed cultural institutions need an emergency intervention.


Your Guide to Dinner with a (Drive-In) Movie in Massachusetts

Before summer ends, hit these outdoor cinemas with amazing barbecue, seafood, and Italian joints nearby.


The Extremely Definitive Ranking of Every Official Massachusetts State Food

Are you Team Cod or Team Cranberries? Herewith, we rate all the Bay State’s formally adopted foodstuffs.


If Cheers Can’t Survive COVID-19, What Boston Bars Can?

When short-sighted landlords won’t save even their most well-known, touristed tenants, we need an intervention before “last call” hits your local.

City Life

Slice a Path to These Five Ax-Throwing Joints in Massachusetts

Need to unleash all your pandemic-related aggression? Swing by these spots for target practice (and maybe a beer).


As Boston Restaurants Reopen Their Dining Rooms, Chefs Share Excitement and Concern

Many operators are raring to get back to pre-COVID business—but others are choosing to keep their doors closed.


Boston Restaurants Are Back (Sort of), and Change Is on the Menu

Dining out isn’t different. We are.