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We Asked Boston Bartenders for Cocktail Recipes for Polar’s Magical Seltzer Flavors

By now you’ve certainly heard that Worcester favorite Polar Seltzer unleashed a lineup of fantastic new flavors this week. Called Impossibly Good, the line brings […]

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Espresso Fizz, Cold Brew Tonic, and More Iced Coffee Drinks to Sip This Summer

There’s really no reason to miss Dunkin’ Donuts sugar-bomb Coffee Coolatta, which was discontinued earlier this year. Boston coffee drinkers are known for their year-round […]

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The Best Ice Cream Shops in Boston Right Now

Nothing beats a frozen treat on a hot day. Here’s our guide to the five must-stop ice cream shops of the season.

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Fenway Park Food, By the Numbers

Ballpark figures on our favorite part: the snacks.

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Boston Has a Poutine Problem

It’s a cold Wednesday night in April, and I’m sitting at Olde Magoun’s Saloon, a great bar in Somerville, waiting for bad poutine. One by […]

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Variations on a Theme: Southern Picnic

A new batch of down-home restaurants is serving up plenty of southern hospitality right here in the Hub.

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Boston Gets a New Pickle Fair in June

Long before fermentation was a deliciously ubiquitous trend on Boston-area restaurant menus and artisan grocery shelves, cooks have been using the technique to preserve and […]

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Where to Find Cocktail Flights (and More) at Boston Restaurants

Flights—a lineup of three, four, five, or more sample-sized servings—are a requisite feature of winery and brewery tasting rooms. But why put a limit on the […]

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Polar Seltzer’s Summer Flavors Inspire Cocktails and Ice Cream

The day Polar Beverages makes its seasonal flavor announcement is a joyful day at the Boston magazine office, year after year. Apparently, we are not […]

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Important Boston Tinned Fish Scene Updates

Last summer, tinned fish—typically imported cans of preserved, sometimes seasoned, seafood—emerged as an undeniable trend in Boston, with two hot newcomers, Saltie Girl and Haley.Henry […]

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Variations on a Theme: Mediterranean

With a parade of Mediterranean dishes descending on Boston, it’s suddenly chic to eat Greek.

The Juice Union in Somerville made a magical strawberry-açai smoothie
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This Somerville Juice Shop Is Making a “Unicorn” Smoothie

When the team at the Juice Union noticed a pink-and-purple pint making the waves on Instagram last week, they did a little research and development. Employee […]

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BU Starbucks Barista Rails Against the Unicorn Frappuccino

This Boston University student has had it with the infernal Unicorn Frappuccino. Jaime Bennis, who works as a barista at the Starbucks inside BU’s Questrom School of […]

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Trending Ingredient: Charcoal Is the New Black

From cold-pressed juice to artisanal ice cream, culinary-grade activated charcoal is taking local menus to the dark side.

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Where to Eat Poké in Boston

Here’s where to find the hot new dish.