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Vesuviana - The Food Lens

Vesuviana - The Food Lens

Poor Somma Vesuviana. Like Pompeii, the bygone Italian town was a popular resort for well-to-do Romans until Mount Vesuvius buried it under a blanket of volcanic ash. But unlike its similarly ill-fated neighbor, Vesuviana was more or less forgotten.


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La Belle France - The Food Lens

La Belle France - The Food Lens

La Belle France, served by South End newcomer Bar Lyon, shares a name with the first chapter of Julia Child’s My Life in France. That’s no coincidence: Like Child, the cocktail celebrates “the beautiful France,” which in its case means highlighting French gin and French apple brandy.

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#smashed - The Food Lens

#smashed - The Food Lens

“A great beginner whiskey cocktail” is how Chase Sutton, beverage manager of the Downtown Crossing location of Boston Chops, describes #smashed. The simple drink debuted six years ago with the opening of the first Boston Chops in the South End, and it won’t be leaving either spot’s menu anytime soon.

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Feed The Fire - The Food Lens

Feed The Fire - The Food Lens

“We tried to add three elements to it: sweet, savory, and heat,” says Rachid Hadouche, general manager of The Bristol at Four Seasons Boston. He’s referring to Feed the Fire, the Bristol Bar’s zingy daiquiri variant that trades rum for vodka and possesses those three qualities in spades.

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