Liquor Licenses


Alcohol Licensing Process Will Get Easier For Liquor Store Owners

In a state with antiquated liquor laws, where it can take months to get permission to sell alcohol, officials announced this week that it will […]


Drizly App Lets You Get Alcohol Delivered Straight to Your Door

Alcohol delivery in Massachusetts isn’t a new phenomenon, but streamlining the process through a smartphone app that acts as a digital shopping cart is something […]


Opening Alert: Ana Sortun to Take Over The Paddock in Somerville

For anyone who has ever eaten at Ana Sortun’s Turkish-influenced eatery Oleana and bakery Sofra (and if you haven’t, shame on you! Just kidding….but you […]


What You Missed at Andrew Zimmern’s Babson Roundtable

From left: Andrew Zimmern, Jamie Bissonnette, Skip Bennett, Michel Nichan. Photos by Leah Mennies. In celebration of Food Day, Babson entrepreneur-in-residence (and Bizarre Foods star) […]


Happy Hour Opponents vs. Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Little did I know about the criminals in our midst. That kind waitress who comped us a bottle of wine with dinner a few months […]

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Somerville’s Feeding Frenzy

The ‘Ville has become the place for food lovers, with a slew of exciting new eateries that have raised the bar for Boston’s dining scene. So what’s behind this rapid influx of restaurants? A perfect storm of factors.


Mayor Menino Gets Hip

What’s the best way to prove that you’re hip to change? By being obstinate about your willingness to discuss new ideas about the city. Or […]

Artisanal vermouth

Vermouth Gets a House-Made Upgrade

Mass-produced vermouth is fine in a mixed drink, but hardly worth sipping straight. Enter the in-house, small-batch versions popping up in bars and restaurants across town.

Power Case Studies

How to make sure your toddler gets into the Harvard class of 2024.   1. Call Beacon Hill nannies right away! They’ll ensure Junior’s cared […]


Does Chestnut Hill Need Another Corporate Liquor Store?

Last week, we learned that Star Market, (part of the Supervalu supermarket group based out of the midwest) is seeking a beer and wine package […]

Where to Eat in 2012

Your guide to the city’s most exciting restaurant debuts, the grand openings to come, the hottest culinary neighborhoods, and the chefs who are making waves all over town.

License to Buzzkill

What do you call a state run by a bunch of nannying killjoys? Massachusetts.


Booze for Sale on Monday After Christmas!

I’ve railed against Massachusetts’ arcane blue/Neo-prohibitionist laws in the past, from our lack of happy hours to the fact that many small restaurants are being […]


Massachusetts’ Worst Blue Laws

I’m on the record for being a general hater of Massachusetts’ absurd happy hour ban and liquor license rules, but I’m betting there are scores […]


Boston’s Liquor License Problem

Last night, PBS showed the first part of Ken Burns’ new documentary, Prohibition. The series, narrated by prominent actors like Tom Hanks and John Lithgow, […]