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South End

Arts & Entertainment

We’re So Grateful Wally’s Café Jazz Club Still Exists

BEST JAZZ CLUB Wally’s Café Jazz Club There are legends and there are legends. Wally’s Café Jazz Club is the latter—a 77-year-old family-run italicized legend. […]

City Life

How Yuppies Shaped Modern-Day Boston

One day a few months ago, I happened to be in the South End when I started noticing, in a way that I never have […]

Life & Style

Where to Buy New Sunglasses in Boston

For Hip Prescription Lenses Soma Optical This South End shop is a labor of love for husband-and-wife team Christos and Alissa Karabelas, who recommend that […]

Home & Property

On the Market: A South End Penthouse with a Private Rooftop Cabana

380 Harrison Avenue, Unit PH1J, South End Price: $5,995,000 Size: 2,704 square feet Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 (4 full, 1 partial) You know that phrase “feeling […]

Style

Dress Boston, a Beacon Hill Boutique, Expands to the South End

What woman hasn’t fantasized—at some point in her life—about opening a business with a close friend? Chums since the fourth grade, Martha Pickett and Jane […]

Restaurants

Ten Great Boston Date-Night Ideas

Whether you’re planning a first date or keeping things exciting after a decade of marriage, or anything in between, Greater Boston’s got plenty of fun […]

Restaurants

Boston’s Greatest Irish Pubs

The Irish pub is a prevalent style of watering hole in cities that aren’t home to huge populations of Irish descendants. It’s no surprise, then, that […]

Home & Property

Real Estate Showdown: A Condo in the South End vs. a Weston Single-Family

LISTING AGENTS: JANICE DUMONT, ADVISORS LIVING (BOSTON); DIANA CHAPLIN, CHAPLIN PARTNERS (WESTON) PHOTOS COURTESY OF DRONE HOME MEDIA (BOSTON); BRIGGS JOHNSON (WESTON) 100 Shawmut Ave., […]

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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 […]

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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 […]