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South End

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Restaurants

Boston’s Hottest Bagel Pop-Up, Brick Street Bagels, Looks Ahead to 2024

It’s a chilly Saturday morning in December, and outside of Frenchie Wine Bistro on Boston’s Tremont Street, a line begins to form. Jazz music audibly […]

A spread of Portuguese-inspired dishes sit on a light wooden table next to a pale yellow banquette.
Restaurants

Baleia Brings Seafood-Filled Portuguese Cuisine to the South End

New England’s abundant seafood makes the region particularly hospitable to certain fish-rich cuisines from other countries—like Portuguese, with its salt cod, seafood stews, and sardines. […]

Restaurants

Where to Eat Lobster Rolls in Greater Boston

It doesn’t have to be summertime for that lobster roll craving to hit—and you don’t even need to commute to a seaside seafood shanty on […]

A large hot dog is covered with thick squiggles of ketchup and mayo.
Restaurants

Where to Find Great Late-Night Food around Boston

Sure, with our early last calls and even earlier subway-service shutdowns, Boston will never be confused for the City That Never Sleeps—and the pandemic and […]

Restaurants

Where to Eat Fabulous French Food around Boston

French fare is famously difficult to perfect—fortunately, though, Boston’s most talented chefs are up to the task. Whether you’re looking for a no-fuss bistro serving […]

Restaurants

Where to Find the Most Romantic Restaurants around Boston

Even if a low-key night in—sweatpants, Netflix, and takeout—is your preferred version of a date night, sometimes it’s nice to get a change of scenery […]

Restaurants

Where to Find Boston’s Most Scrumptious Secret Menu Items

The secret: A fried-lobster roll Where: Saltie Girl Hot or cold, mayo or hot butter, Maine or Connecticut—those are the choices to which we have […]

A bowl of mac and cheese features thick rigatoni topped in creamy cheese and biscuit crumbs.
Restaurants

Where to Find the Best Mac ’n’ Cheese in Boston Right Now

In the very un-scientific hierarchy of comfort foods—French fries, ice cream, tacos—one dish reigns supreme: mac ’n’ cheese. After all, a great mac ’n’ cheese […]

A mixed drink, served tall, has an orange layer, a pink layer, and an orange slice.
Restaurants

Here’s Where to Drink Creative Mocktails around Boston

It’s no secret that labels like “mocktails” and “zero-proof” are populating the bottom of drink menus everywhere these days. An increased interest in spirit-free drinks […]

Home & Property

See the Two Most-Expensive Home Sales Ever in the South End

As the year winds down, everyone is taking stock of their wins and losses—and when it comes to Boston real estate, some are definitely newsworthy. […]

A man in flannel over an orange shirt stands in front of shelves full of cans on nonalcoholic drinks.
Restaurants

Boston’s First Non-Alcoholic Liquor Store Comes to the South End

Tucked away on a cobblestone side street of the South End, a new store with big orange double doors beckons the sober, sober-curious, or, really, […]

Restaurants

Boston’s Best Patios for Winter (Yes, Winter) Outdoor Dining

Typically when the weather gets cold, New England’s frigid air forces restaurant dining to move exclusively indoors. But during the peak of COVID, when the […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Six Independent Craft Stores to Visit in and around Boston

While you can always head to the big-box craft stores that shall not be named (or worse, Amazon), why not buy local? From yarn stores […]

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Restaurants

22 Best Restaurant Bathrooms in Greater Boston

Everybody has to go, so it makes perfect sense that restaurateurs looking to cultivate an experience are also making their bathrooms destination-worthy. Whether the restroom […]

A very thick drinking chocolate fills a white mug with a floral pattern. The chocolate is topped with large marshmallows in purple, blue, pink, and green.
Restaurants

Where to Find Greater Boston’s Greatest Hot Chocolate

Rich, satisfying, and full of flavor, a steamy mug of hot chocolate is a must-have accessory on many a cold New England day. Watered-down Swiss […]