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  • Peregrine Brings a Taste of the Mediterranean to Beacon Hill

    Peregrine Brings a Taste of the Mediterranean to Beacon Hill

    Beacon Hill’s cobblestone streets don’t look much like the sparkling waters of Le Bombarde beach in Sardinia, but the island’s signature dishes are twinning at Peregrine, th…

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  • The Best Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

    The Best Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

    There's always something fun going on in the Boston area—you just need to know where to look. From the must-see events to the best spots to grab a bite, we've put together a nifty list…

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  • Chef Ronsky's Brings Bold Italian Flavors to Chestnut Hill

    Chef Ronsky's Brings Bold Italian Flavors to Chestnut Hill

    If the James Beard Award isn’t enough to lure you into chef Ron Suhanosky’s new eatery, Chef Ronsky’s, the ample Chestnut Hill parking and intimate atmosphere will. “I…

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  • Ideal Itinerary: The Ultimate Guide to Encore Boston Harbor

    Ideal Itinerary: The Ultimate Guide to Encore Boston Harbor

    Ostensibly, the curvy bronze hotel tower among Technicolor gardens could be its Vegas predecessor, flown in and plopped onto the Mystic River shores. Yes, it’s a bit more compact—6…

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  • NKF Golf Classic

    NKF Golf Classic

    Golfers teed off for the annual National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic at Boston Golf Club in Hingham. The event helped to raise awareness and more than $106,000 for the fund. During the d…

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  • Amanda Clayton on Townie Pride, 'City on a Hill' Season Finale

    Amanda Clayton on Townie Pride, 'City on a Hill' Season Finale

    There's no shortage of townie pride in City on a Hill, the hit Boston-set series which airs its season finale on Showtime this Sunday. This fictionalized account of crime in the Hub during the…

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  • Rider Strong on 'Boy Meets World' and the Power of Nostalgia

    Rider Strong on 'Boy Meets World' and the Power of Nostalgia

    Get ready for a nostalgic trip back to the '90s with Cory, Topanga, Mr. Feeny and the gang, as the cast of Boy Meets World is shipping up to the Hub for a special appearance at this weekend's…

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  • Laura Dern Talks 'Big Little Lies,' 'Little Women' and Parenthood

    Laura Dern Talks 'Big Little Lies,' 'Little Women' and Parenthood

    I first met Laura Dern at the bat mitzvah of a mutual friend, where we were seated at the same table for lunch. If, let’s say, I was the type of person who resided under a rock, I perhap…

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  • 4 Bostonians Pick Their Favorite Tables in Town

    4 Bostonians Pick Their Favorite Tables in Town

    Fashionable Bostonians share their favorite stylish spots, plus what to eat and who to scope. Tagliatelle with sauce Bolognese and fried basil at Sportello, which draws a die-h…

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  • Eat and Be Seen at Back Bay's Liquid Art House

    Eat and Be Seen at Back Bay's Liquid Art House

    Back Bay’s Liquid Art House turns dining into a spectator sport. Local roasted scallops with gigante beans, young leeks, passion fruit, pork belly, and cilantro Step…

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  • Ocean Bites: 5 Smashing Seafood Sandwiches to Try in Boston

    Ocean Bites: 5 Smashing Seafood Sandwiches to Try in Boston

    It’s no secret that lobster rolls are the gold standard for New England food connoisseurs in the summer. But hey—the mayonnaise, the bulky roll... they are not for everyone. There…

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  • The Hottest Pan-Asian Restaurants in Boston Right Now

    The Hottest Pan-Asian Restaurants in Boston Right Now

    Excellent food from East Asia has never been in shortage in Boston—we are big fans. But three restaurants stand out this season for taking this culinary culture to a new level. First, t…

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  • 5 Awesome Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

    5 Awesome Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

    From throwback parties with music stars to sipping vino and more, there's no shortage of great events going on in and around New England and the Hub. Here are five awesome things to do in Bost…

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  • Patrick Dempsey on the Power of Fame, Giving Back to New England

    Patrick Dempsey on the Power of Fame, Giving Back to New England

    The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston rolled out the red carpet for "McDreamy," aka New England native Patrick Dempsey, who brought a special screening of The Art of Racing in the Rain t…

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  • Two Massachusetts Hot Spots Worth a Visit This Summer

    Two Massachusetts Hot Spots Worth a Visit This Summer

    Nantucket Sandbar restaurant stars George Kelly and Nick Nass introduce or, the Whale in the former Met on Main space, freshly decorated with a coastal twist by Marla Mullen Designs. Chef Mann…

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  • Salute Summer With New England Limonello Fabrizia Spirits

    Salute Summer With New England Limonello Fabrizia Spirits

    Let your taste buds take you on a trip to the old country this summer. While limoncello—the Italian liqueur made from lemon zest, sugar and pure alcohol— is traditionally served as…

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  • Chelsea Roy Talks Bachelor in Paradise, New England Travel Tips

    Chelsea Roy Talks Bachelor in Paradise, New England Travel Tips

    Things are heating up for Bachelor Nation this summer as Bachelor in Paradise is set to return for its sixth season on Aug. 5. In celebration of Monday's season premiere, former The Bachelor…

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  • 5 Awesome Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

    5 Awesome Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

    From throwback parties to music fests, there's no shortage of great events going on in and around New England and the Hub. Here are five awesome things to do in Boston this...

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  • Tom Brady Brings TB12 Sports Performance & Recovery Center to Back Bay

    Tom Brady Brings TB12 Sports Performance & Recovery Center to Back Bay

    Getting into Super Bowl-caliber shape just got a lot easier thanks to Tom Brady’s new TB12 Sports Performance & Recovery Center. Set to open in Back Bay this August, the 10,000-squa…

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  • 5 Elevated Takes on Classic New England Seafood Dishes

    5 Elevated Takes on Classic New England Seafood Dishes

    Delicious seafood is synonymous with New England cuisine, and there's no shortage of fantastic spots in Boston to munch on beloved dishes like lobster rolls or cups of clam chowder. While the…

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