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Restaurant News


BYO Tequila: Socially Distant Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Boston

It’s time to pick out a fiesta-ready Zoom background for your virtual happy hour: Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday next week. Planning to […]


Five Ways Restaurateurs See the COVID Crisis Changing the Industry in Boston

Well before the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close dining rooms in March, restaurant leaders in Boston had already been thinking […]


Your Guide to Takeout and Delivery Deals during the Coronavirus Shutdown

Even before Gov. Charlie Baker mandated that all restaurants close for on-site consumption on March 17, Boston-area chefs and restaurateurs were increasing sanitary protocols and […]


12 Boston Bottle Shops that Will Bring Wine, Beer, and Spirits Directly To Your Door

Since there’s no place to drink besides our own homes right now, package stores are busier than ever. “We’ve essentially turned both shops into a […]


Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Curbside Pickup and Delivery from These Boston-Area Bakeries

For some folks, a newfound habit of stress-baking is already keeping the kitchen stocked with cookies, cakes, and fresh loaves of sourdough while staying at […]


The Coolest Ways to Drink Socially from a Social Distance

There is no shortage of booze to be drunk during this time of isolation: Essential businesses like liquor stores and breweries are keeping their inventories […]


2020 Malt Madness Winner Definitive Brewing Co. Has Plans for a Kittery Taproom

UPDATE, Thursday, May 21: Just in time for the unofficial kickoff of summer, Kittery has a new brewery: Definitive Brewing Co. opens its Route 1 […]


Innovative Ways to Buy Fresh Produce and Groceries in Boston Right Now

Gone are the days (for now) when we could leisurely stroll aisle after aisle in the grocery store, eyeing stocked shelves and getting inspired to […]


What You Need to Know about How to Safely Order Takeout Right Now

Even as Gov. Charlie Baker has had to restrict access to public beaches and parks in order to enforce social distancing, restaurants are still considered […]

City Life

What It’s Like to Be a Boston Whole Foods Employee during COVID-19

For one five-year Whole Foods employee in Boston, the past few weeks on the job have been at once slower than ever before, and also […]


Donate to the These Funds to Directly Support Local Hospitality Workers

In his March 31 update on the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Charlie Baker laid out stark statistics about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts—and […]


Boston Magazine’s Malt Madness 2020: The Final Pour

Malden’s own Idle Hands Craft Ales, one of Boston’s original breweries. Vermont’s illustrious Hill Farmstead Brewery. And Portland, Maine’s Bissell Brothers and Definitive Brewing Company. These […]


Could This Be the Bill That Saves Massachusetts Restaurants?

Nearly two years ago, chef-owner Dave Punch’s Newton restaurant, Buttonwood, was closed following an electrical fire. It was a gut-punch: Buttonwood had only been open […]


Boston-Area Breweries Are Offering Curbside Pickup—and Even Beer Delivery

Let’s be honest: we could all use a couple of four-packs in the fridge right now. While it’s imperative to stay at home as much […]


13 Locally Owned Grocery Stores around Boston Where You Can Avoid Supermarket Stress

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, anxious shoppers are depleting the shelves of major grocery stores all over the country—though supply chain experts say […]