Brookline - The Food Lens

Brookline - The Food Lens

Brookline may not be anyone’s idea of a food mecca at first glance—but those who pass it off as another Boston suburb do so at their own peril. That’s because it’s home to some of our favorite neighborhood destinations, from line-drawing independent bakeries and sandwich shops to tiny spots bursting with fierce flavor.

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Cheat Sheet: Single Malt Whisky vs. Single Grain Whisky - Bevvy

Cheat Sheet: Single Malt Whisky vs. Single Grain Whisky - Bevvy

Wander into your local scotch aisle, and you’ll see the phrase “single malt” dozens of times over. Look a little closer, and you might see “single grain,” too. The former term will sound recognizable to even the most casual of drinkers, while the latter is more obscure. Yet both are commonly misunderstood and even confused for each other. So, let’s break down the difference between single malt and single grain whisky.

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Vintage Omega Seamaster - The F.E.C. Diaries

Vintage Omega Seamaster - The F.E.C. Diaries

For most of history, sea monsters were indicative of where you shouldn’t be going. Dig up a medieval map, and look for those corners of the globe they hadn’t quite figured out yet. In place of South America or Taiwan you’ll see fearsome, cryptozoological swimmers that stand for one thing: “lost.”

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A field guide to 16 essential vegetarian restaurants - Boston.com

A field guide to 16 essential vegetarian restaurants - Boston.com

Finding a plant-based meal in Boston hasn’t always been easy. But that has changed recently, as a new generation of meat-free options has sprung up to complement long-standing vegetarian and vegan favorites. That’s great news for a lot of us, whether you’ve decided to go sans-meat yourself or are just looking to do 2019 on a new foot. Here are 16 places to start.

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Dante’s Naren Young on Good Martinis, Bad Martinis, and “Owning” the Negroni - Bevvy

Dante’s Naren Young on Good Martinis, Bad Martinis, and “Owning” the Negroni - Bevvy

We had the chance to speak with Dante Creative Director Naren Young on the eve of the New York City bar’s new Martini Hour menu launch. The Martini Hour is the latest initiative from the historic bar, which currently occupies the #9 position on the World’s 50 Best Bars List and has earned wide-ranging acclaim for its Negroni Sessions menu. We picked Young’s brain on “owning” the Negroni, the state of the Martini, and how he makes his at home.

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Allston-Brighton - The Food Lens

Allston-Brighton - The Food Lens

Allston has outgrown its reputation as a student-packed 'hood filled with greasy slice joints and fast food. Well, the students are still there-but they now have access to innovative fast-casual spots, excellent ethnic fare, and plenty of independent restaurants and bars that won't break the bank.

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Gold Bar Whiskey Review - Bevvy

Gold Bar Whiskey Review - Bevvy

Gold Bar Whiskey is one spirit that won’t be mistaken—or missed on the shelf. Its bottle resembles a gold bar and includes a removable “Lady of Fortune” brass coin made by a private mint. The actual juice is a blend of rye, barley, and corn that is finished in French oak wine casks sourced from a Napa Valley winery.

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