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The 12 Best Hotels in Boston Right Now

Luxury The Whitney Hotel Quiet yet cosmopolitan, moneyed yet not flashy, and, like many of its Beacon Hill neighbors, named for a descendant of William […]

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: A Sprawling Italian-ish Menu at Faccia Brutta

At Boston, we do stars, but in my dream job, we’d size up restaurants using only Randy Jackson–isms, which I’ve admired since American Idol’s heyday […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Best Events, Shows, and Things to Do in Boston All Fall

See history in a new light. Anna Deavere Smith has been a force in American theater for decades, thanks to her one-woman plays that examine […]

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: O Ya Is Still the Most Reliably Sublime Dining Splurge in Town

There’s a scene in Pretty Woman where Richard Gere whisks Julia Roberts to her first opera and, as the lights dim, ratchets up the stakes. […]

Arts & Entertainment

Nine Awesome Urban Hikes around Boston

As city dwellers continue to search for ways to get outside close to home amid the disruptions of the pandemic, an emerging idea has taken […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Best Theme Parks for Family Fun near Boston

Six Flags New England Agawam Drive time from Boston: 1 hour, 40 minutes Best for: Thrill-seeking families who want to conquer New England’s highest and wildest […]

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: A Shot Across the Bao

Honestly, the biggest bummer about Wusong Road, chef-owner Jason Doo’s thrumming, tiki-themed ode to the sweet (also: sour) comfort-food pleasures of throwback Chinese-Americana, is that […]

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: A World-Famous Chef Checks into a Harvard Square Hotel

Look, I don’t know who’s calling the shots at the Charles Hotel, and frankly it’s none of my damned business. I’m just a simple food […]

Arts & Entertainment

25 Things To See, Do, and Hear This Spring

Nerd out. Were you reading The Witcher long before Netflix came knocking at Henry Cavill’s door? Then this one’s for you. On April 9, the […]

Restaurants

The Top Beers in Boston

Whirlpool Night Shift Brewing Company New England Pale Ale ABV: 4.5% Availability: Year-round Format: Cans, Draft Taproom: Yes Hazy, juicy, and extensively hopped, New England-style […]

Restaurants

10 Delicious Ways to Elevate Your Cannabis Dining Game

The Party Planners Husband-and-wife team Edgard and Anna Hunt, the twosome behind cannabis-friendly catering business Dope Dinners, marry his restaurant-kitchen-honed cooking and her professional event-planning […]

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: The Banks Fish House Might Need a Stronger Hook

The photographs on the website and the walls of the Banks Fish House—salt-bleached boats, dark islands, fishermen proud and weather-worn—wordlessly signal home to many folks […]

City Life

12 Ways to Go For Your New Years Goals in 2022

The Resolution: Eat less meat. The Solution: Satisfy your cravings for comfort foods at PlantPub. Iron Chef alum Mary Dumont has partnered with vegan influencer Pat […]

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: Contessa Is Worth the Wait

I once got into Contessa for dinner three times in a single week. And if that doesn’t explode your brain, well, clearly you’ve never tried […]

City Life

24 Ways to Give Back and Volunteer around Boston This Year

Helping Hands Volunteering isn’t just rewarding—it can also be fun. That is, if you sign up for something that suits your skill set. If you […]