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April 10 | WAITIKI Festival at Russel House Tavern

April 10 | WAITIKI Festival at Russel House Tavern


Everyone can identify certain folks who've been deemed "fathers" of fields. Who's the father of psychoanalysis? Sigmund Freud. The godfather of soul? James Brown. But...
By Scott Kearnan  |  April 04, 2011
The many sides of splurging: A guide to decadent local dishes worth the cash and calories

The many sides of splurging: A guide to decadent local dishes worth the cash and calories


Photo: JOEL VEAK From a single ounce of sturgeon caviar at L'Espalier to a fat slice of seven-layer chocolate cake from your neighborhood bakery (bonus...
By Ruth Tobias  |  March 21, 2011

Spotlight on Boston’s BEST: What is the best new restaurant?


We want to know which new Boston restaurant serves up grub and good times that makes you loosen your belt -- for dessert. Nominees were...
By Ariel Shearer  |  February 22, 2011
The Ultimate Food Coma: The 25 best things we ate this year

The Ultimate Food Coma: The 25 best things we ate this year


BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI AT BARLOW'S | Photo: JOEL VEAK BY MC SLIM JB AND SCOTT KEARNAN  The lingering economic chill didn't prevent 2010 from being...
By Stuff Boston  |  December 13, 2010
Begone, begats

Begone, begats


Photo Illustration: RYAN DALTON For the last 10 or 15 years, close followers of the restaurant scene in Boston could often recite "The Begats," a...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  November 29, 2010
Best New Gastropub (tie)

Best New Gastropub (tie)


Photo: JOEL VEAK The Gallows (1395 Washington Street, Boston, 617.425.0200) and Russell House Tavern (14 JFK Street, Cambridge, 617.500.3055) are drawing crowds through a combination...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 04, 2010


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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 CONTINUED TREND: Urban Taverns


The "urban tavern" has become as commonplace as "lobster roll" in our local dining vernacular these days. With the uptick in bona fide chefs bringing...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 26, 2010
Barchetypes: A taxonomy of Boston’s bartenders

Barchetypes: A taxonomy of Boston’s bartenders


JEREMIAH BERNSTEIN OF MIDDLESEX LOUNGE | Photo: MIKE DISKIN Bartenders, like the bars they work in, come in all shapes and sizes. But eventually you...
By Luke ONeil  |  July 12, 2010
Casking call: The real-ale movement is alive in Boston

Casking call: The real-ale movement is alive in Boston


 Photo: JOEL VEAK "Keg beer is dead." Mark Bowers of the New England Real Ale Exhibition is speaking literally here about the natural quality of...
By Luke ONeil  |  July 12, 2010
Fernet’s friendlier cousins

Fernet’s friendlier cousins


Photo: CHRIS PADGETT If you've ever been at a restaurant bar as last call nears, there's a good chance you've either watched it happen or...
By Liza Weisstuch  |  June 14, 2010


Crispy Soft-Poached Egg at Russell House Tavern

Crispy Soft-Poached Egg at Russell House Tavern


Photo: JOEL VEAKThe Harvard Square restaurant scene started sliding into suburban-mall territory 20 years ago, and it nearly didn't recover. But while I still miss...
By MC Slim JB  |  May 31, 2010
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Russell House Tavern

For a place with major, major foot traffic, Harvard Square has proven to be a tricky spot for restaurateurs.
Tastes good, looks great — no gimmicks necessary
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 14, 2010
House Warming

House Warming


There’s something about Harvard Square that captures so much of that which is quintessentially New England: think brick sidewalks, grassy commons, and a sea of...
By Stuff Boston  |  April 05, 2010