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Shakedown: It's IndepenDance Day weekend

Shakedown: It's IndepenDance Day weekend

 FRIDAY 07.02 | MANUEL DE LA MARE @ Rise | Last time an Italian DJ came to town, Pauly D left behind a sticky mix...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 01, 2010

Where the girls are

While Boston does have a few conventional — some might say uninteresting — gay bars, it doesn’t have a designated hotspot for queer women.
Prime places to track down all the single ladies
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 04, 2010

UpperEast Thursdays at OM

All the single ladies (who like ladies), put your hands up! (Uh-uh-oh ...) When it comes to gay nightlife, it seems like the guys tend...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 30, 2009
A Marriage of Flavors

A Marriage of Flavors

Like newlyweds moving into their dream house, chef Michael Madden and chef Clarissa Madden have...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  July 13, 2009
Grape meets grain: Cocktails made with wine

Grape meets grain: Cocktails made with wine

 We’re especially intrigued by the “Rosé Squirt,” made with dry rosé and maraschino liqueur, because it sounds both incredibly refreshing and incredibly naughty.


By Sara Faith Alterman  |  June 15, 2009
Veg out

Veg out

Cocktails are one of the only affordable self-pampering indulgences we have left in this terrible economy. Who can splurge on a car or a spa vacation or a pony right now? Most of us are freaking out because we have no money. But multi-taskers have reason to rejoice: you can combine your quest to find your inner Zen master with your self-medicating impulse to down cocktail after sweet, sweet cocktail.

Cucumber season is around the corner, and thank God. Everyone’s favorite phallic vegetable is an instant cure for those puffy eyes — you know, the ones that have swelled up to bee-stung proportions thanks to bouts of finance-related weeping. Take a deep breath, then a deep swig of the Cucumber and Pomegranate Mojito ($17) at Sensing (3 Battery Wharf, Boston, 617.994.9000); its hand-pressed E
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  March 20, 2009


Holy dread

A riot in the nervous system, on the point of being a riot for real.
Om, Middle East Upstairs, November 18, 2007
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 09, 2007


The early word on OM from a Phoenix staffer was, “Pretty food. Prettier than I tend to like my food, actually.”
Pretty inside and out
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 12, 2006