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Backlash Is Building a Brewery in Roxbury

UPDATE, Nov. 23, 9:15 a.m.: Backlash Beer Co. fans have propelled the brewery crowdfunding campaign past its $30,000 goal. As of this morning, the fund is up […]


Tasting Counter Debuts a Late-Night Natural Wine Bar

The haute cuisine from the chefs at Tasting Counter became a bit more accessible last summer with the addition of inexpensive, late-night bites on weekend nights. Beginning tonight, a […]

Down the Road Beer

Down the Road Beer Co. Will Open a Taproom Spring 2017

Donovan Bailey, founder and head brewer at Down the Road Beer Co., always envisioned a taproom as part of his company, with a name that evokes a […]

L'Espalier Salon photo provided

The L’Espalier Menu and Wine Bar Get a Revamp This Fall

A fixture in the Boston fine dining scene is shaking things up. Early next month, L’Espalier will roll out five- and eight-course tasting menus, in […]

The bar at Area Four Boston

Area Four Boston (and Its Haute Bar) Opens Tonight in the South End

If your Friday night calls for chewy slices of pizza, a creative cocktail or a few, and a soundtrack of classic ’90s hip hop, check […]


Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company Starts a Barrel-Aging Program

Although Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company debuted less than two months ago, the Framingham brewery is already broadening its lineup of beers with a new barrel-aging program. Exhibit ‘A’ opened a 20-barrel […]


Tavern Road Wants Your Bar Tools for a Ryan McGrale Memorial

Just more than a year after his sudden death shocked the restaurant industry, Ryan McGrale’s fun-loving personality and dedication to his job will be memorialized at […]

Barrels at Jack's Abby

Jack’s Abby Will Debut the Springdale Barrel Room This Winter

Jack’s Abby has shared more details on its Framingham expansion: the Springdale Barrel Room will open this winter. The new brewery and taproom will focus […]


Everything You Need to Know About Lamplighter Brewing Company

UPDATE, September 28, 5 p.m.: Lamplighter Brewing passed its final inspection and will begin filling growlers this Friday, September 30, at 4 p.m. Huzzah! PREVIOUSLY: At first, cofounders AC Jones […]


Barrel House Z’s Taproom Is Now Open In Weymouth

Beer fans who have stopped by Barrel House Z, aka Weymouth’s first brewery, since it opened in July might have been disappointed to learn they could only […]

Macenadas at Barrel House Z

Snack Attack: Macanadas at Barrel House Z

The barrel-aging antics of Weymouth’s first brewery, Barrel House Z, are on the radars of local drinkers by now. Founder Russ Heissner has put his focus primarily on […]

The Automatic chef Ian Andreotta, co-owners David Cagle and Chris Schlesinger

An Early Taste of the Sips and Snacks at the Automatic Bar in Cambridge

For David Cagle’s next act, the veteran bartender is creating what he hopes will become the ultimate neighborhood hangout in Kendall Square. The Automatic is […]

Mamaleh's Alon Munzer

Dinner Is Served at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen

The wide-ranging menu at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, the latest from the team that brought you State Park, hits all the right notes to the Jewish deli […]


Boston’s War on Happy Hour Needs to End

Boston’s war on happy hour has gone on far too long. It’s time to pour one out for our antiquated liquor laws.


Mystic Brewery and Jamie Bissonnette Team Up on the Ultimate Shift Drink

Anyone who’s paid their dues in the kitchen, bar, or dining room knows that restaurant industry folks like to kick back after a busy shift […]