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seafood at Aragosta

Review: Aragosta Bar and Bistro

Sensing, the previous restaurant in this Battery Wharf hotel/condo development, was locavore and high-church French, but too subtle. Aragosta proposes to solve that problem with a more robust cuisine focused on the most local of all ingredients: seafood.
A robust Italian take on locavore cuisine
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 01, 2011

Best Dessert Trend

Call it the Humphry Slocombe Effect. The San Francisco ice-cream parlor has made headlines galore with its wacky scoops featuring everything from prosciutto to foie...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 04, 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

Team spirits

Up in Vancouver, the red, white, and blue are riding high on gold (medals that is) for feats of awe-inspiring athleticism.
Competitive Drinking Dept.
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 26, 2010
Dining Inn: Boston puts the haute in hotel restaurant

Dining Inn: Boston puts the haute in hotel restaurant

Woodward at the AmesThe throng inside Market at the W Boston on a frigid Tuesday night is nowhere near typical for this town. There are...
By Erin Byers Murray  |  February 22, 2010

Best Expense-Account-Busting Dinner

The delectable and fragilely beautiful neo-Japanese cuisine served at o ya (9 East Street, Boston, 617.654.9900) has been justly lionized by others. We’re just noting...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 05, 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


I've enjoyed the revival of 1950s-style French bistros, but it's been quite a while since I could review a full-tilt example of 1980s French "nouvelle cuisine," which brought on bipolar reform.
An old twist for a new French restaurant
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 08, 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

Hot check-out: Hotel dining

Think back to the hotel menus of not so long ago. Maybe you grabbed a soggy burger after a long day of out-of-town meetings, or...
By webteam  |  July 24, 2008