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Mass appeal: A boozy quest to define our turf's terroir

Mass appeal: A boozy quest to define our turf's terroir

Photo: JANICE CHECCHIO The word "terroir" always transports me back to the place where I first heard it, which, unsurprisingly, was a winery in France....
By Aaron Kagan  |  July 11, 2011

Tasty Burger

In the 1994 classic Pulp Fiction, Samuel L. Jackson called hamburgers "the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast."
The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast is good all day
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  September 24, 2010

You can sleep when you're dead: A guide to late-night Boston

To mingle over a grilled cheese at 3 am. To debauch at dusk-till-dawn discothèques. To cram chicken shawarma in your face at 2 am, your ears a-ringing from the show just over at T.T.'s.
Think Boston shuts down at midnight? Here's how to stuff your face, roll gutter balls, binge on cult cinema, and dance your ass off all the way to sunup.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 03, 2010

Drinking stories

Twenty-five thousand members of the Lutheran Youth Congress are leaving New Orleans. Replacing them are another kind of faithful, equally dedicated in their way to their calling: 15,000 eager bartenders.
How Boston's best barkeeps survived five days of around-the-clock cocktails
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 13, 2010

HOT COMEBACK: 1970s Cuisine

Is your 'do feathered? Are you sporting a leisure suit? If not, then relax: you didn't just enter a time warp. That pleasant sense of...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 26, 2010
The Ageless Allure of an Aperitif

The Ageless Allure of an Aperitif

Consider the little black dress. Since Coco Chanel ushered it to the forefront of fashion in the 1920s, it's been a cornerstone of every woman's...
By Liza Weisstuch  |  May 31, 2010


How gay is Southie?

Welcome to the gayborhood.
Once unthinkable, Boston’s most notorious neighborhood now sports a welcoming face. How the hell did that happen?
By ERICA CORSANO  |  October 16, 2009

Franklin Southie

The original Franklin Café in the South End won friends quickly with a unique combination of minimalist but inventive cuisine, comfort food like turkey meatloaf, an innovative wine-pricing scheme ($15 over wholesale), a terrific selection of draft beers
A popular chef's hangout branches out
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 03, 2009

Triple Threat

Supposedly, the third time’s the charm. In the case of the South End’s go-to Franklin Café (278 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, 617.350.0010), we think chef/owner David Dubois hit the mark the first time. Now he’s using that success to propel a third Franklin (the second one’s in Gloucester) into the Allele condo complex in South Boston. The new restaurant, slated for a mid-November opening, will be called Franklin-Southie (152 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston) and will feature a small outdoor seating area, weekend brunch, and late-night plates served until 1:30 a.m. Chef Brian Reyelt is on board, but don’t fret: he’ll continue in the South End kitchen, too. And while the menu is still in the works, Dubois assures us that we’ll see some old favorites from the original Franklin list.

By Staff@Night  |  October 07, 2008
What's cooking?

What's cooking?

 What happens when you put eight local chefs together at a table and ask them to dish on their industry? We decided to find out.Our...
By Heather Bouzan  |  June 13, 2008
Twist: Liquid prescriptions

Twist: Liquid prescriptions

OUR FAVORITE bartenders tend to double as psychologists and pharmacists. So we bellied up to the bar at the Franklin Café (278 Shawmut Avenue, Boston,...
By Heather Bouzan  |  March 25, 2008