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The Ultimate $1 Oyster Guide, Spring 2018: Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline

Nothing says warm weather quite like devouring oysters while drinking something refreshing. Updated for spring 2018, here's the Eater Boston guide to dollar oysters.<p>This year, we’re breaking the guide down into multiple regions; this particular installment includes destinations in <b>Boston proper,</b> …

New England

Warm weather in Boston: Where to enjoy it for free now that it’s here

Parks, strolls, tours, and more<p>After an unusually long-lasting winter, spring—real spring, with sunshine and warmth—appears to have settled upon Boston.<p>How to enjoy the absence of thick cloud cover, wintry drizzle, and frigid temperatures? Try these ideas. They’re free.<p>↑ One of the benefits of …

26 Iconic Dishes Around Boston

Attention, tourists: Boston’s dining scene hasn’t been defined by baked beans and chowder in decades. Sure, seafood is a standout option around town — in a multitude of non-chowder preparations — but there’s much more to try when eating your way around the city.<p>Here are 26iconic dishes and drinks …

15 Great Uses for a Raspberry Pi

12 quaint Boston-area towns to visit this spring - Curbed Boston

Massachusetts does quaint quite well. To wit: A dozen exceptionally charming towns and small cities in the commonwealth, each within a three-hour drive from Boston (and several within a similar time frame by train or bus, too).<p>These 12 are not only beautiful to look at and perfect to enjoy when the …

10 Awesome Irish Whiskeys To Drink Right Now

We love a round of Jameson shots as much as everyone else, but this year for St. Patrick's Day, how about broadening your horizons? "It certainly is …

Whiskey

Boston’s Most Essential Irish Pubs

This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone: Boston’s got some good Irish bars. From Brighton to Dorchester to Jamaica Plain, Boston drinkers will have no problem trying to find a pint of Guinness or a Bushmills, neat.<p>Some of these bars are great for the big game (soccer or rugby game, that is), and …

Six Trends That Will Dominate Boston Beer in 2018

Beer has bumped shoulders with some strange trends in the past few years: barrel-aging beer in spirit barrels; dry-hopping; and even the use of untethered, “wild” yeasts like Brettanomyces.<p>Hilariously enough, all of the above techniques are old news now. It’s a testament to how fast the beer world …

Beer

LEGO Ideas’ latest 962-piece Ship in a Bottle set washes onto store shelves

<i>Update 2/1:</i> The LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle set is now on sale directly from LEGO for <b>$69.99 shipped!</b><p>LEGO Ideas has brought us some of our favorite sets in recent memory, but not every set submitted earns the glory of someday adorning store shelves. However as we covered way back in August, a new …

Lego

Five Boston-Area Breweries to Watch in 2018

It’s a good time to drink up in the Bay State. There are currently over 100 different breweries scattered across Massachusetts, many of which boast their own tasting rooms and distribution efforts. Depending on whom you talk to, this growth is causing the beer scene to either flourish, flounder, or …

Here Are the 100 Best-Reviewed Movies of 2017, According to Rotten Tomatoes

Which was your favorite?<p>208<p>SHARES<p>Rotten Tomatoes has announced which 100 films were best reviewed in 2017, and there were gems across genres—and …

Sour Beer Fans: Springdale Barrel Room Is Beginning Distribution

<i>The Massachusetts brewing scene continues to grow rapidly.</i><p><i>We’re tracking local beer-related news bites right here, including openings, closures, features, and more. This piece is updated most Thursdays, and the most recent additions are at the top.</i><p><b>December 21, 2017</b><p><i>BRAINTREE —</i> Our latest installment …

The 31 best gins to try this Christmas

Gin is for all year round, as far as I’m concerned, but there’s something truly lovely about choosing a special bottle to enjoy over Christmas, …

Wine & Spirits

The best gin 2018: our pick of the top tipples

By Sarah-Jane Butcher<p>Gin is a drink that dates back centuries. Originally used for medicinal purposes, gin has now become one of the best loved …

Cherry Blossom

These Are the 20 Best Whiskeys of 2017, Ranked

1.1K<p>SHARES<p>Every year, the Whiskey Advocate Buying Guide's reviewers sip hundreds of samples of hooch and produce a comprehensive list of the very …

Scotch Whisky

Where to Order Thanksgiving Pies Around Boston

With Thanksgiving coming up fast, it’s time to make a game plan. Want to show up to your family’s holiday feast with a stunning dessert, but you’re lacking the time or skills to make your own? Let a local restaurant help out. Here are some great pie options available for Thanksgiving pre-order and …

Baking

The Best 18 Movies To Watch On Halloween Night

They're ~scary~ good.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Horror

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018 – The Winners

It’s that time again: the day when Jim Murray reveals his favourite whiskies in the world. The results of his Whisky Bible 2018 have just been …

Whiskey

The 10 best US cities for 20-somethings starting life after college

With employers reporting plans to hire 5% more graduates in 2017 than in 2016, it appears the employment outlook for recent graduates is on the upswing. Yet as any English major can tell you: Not every city offers the same opportunities.<p>NerdWallet analyzed data for the 100 largest U.S. cities and …

The 20 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century, Ranked

387<p>SHARES<p>What's October without the non-stop binging of horror movies? Get ready for Halloween by checking out the best horror the 21st Century has …

7 Great Whiskeys You Should Buy Now Before They’re Gone For Good

1.2K<p>SHARES<p>Whiskey lovers tend to prioritize limited edition and rare bottlings when spending their dough in liquor stores, but the real value is in …

Boston’s solar eclipse: The best time to see it and other stuff to know

Big event August 21<p><i>Editor’s note: This post was updated from one published August 3, 2017.</i><p>The best time in the Boston area to see the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States since 1979—when Tom Brady was 2—will be on Monday, August 21, at 2:46 p.m.<p>We know that from this handy ZIP …

Spotlight on Signature Cocktails: Union Fare's St. Germain Cocktail

<i>Introducing</i> Brides'<i>s newest foodie-celebrating series, in which we bring beautiful, handcrafted, Instagram-approved signature cocktails to you four times a week! Each month, we'll shine a spotlight on two master mixologists and their one-of-a-kind libations, with recipes and tips on how you can</i> …

Faceted Classification

Eater Recommends: What to Eat and Drink in Portsmouth and Kittery

Don't have time to read the entire <i>Guide to Dining and Drinking in Portsmouth and Kittery</i>before traveling there? Here are a few select picks — favorite dishes of the Eater Boston team — for what to eat and drink when visiting Boston’s easily accessible northern neighbors. Feel free to share your own …

Boston's Essential Fried Chicken

Boston really loves its fried chicken, from Tennessee hot to buttermilk-brined to Korean. Chicken and waffles makes an appearance on numerous menus around town, brunch and otherwise, while other restaurants offer fried chicken sandwiches and other related dishes.<p>A number of restaurants only break …

Top Stories of the Week: Essential Restaurants; After-Work Dining Deals; More

• The 38 Essential Boston Restaurants, Summer 2017: The summer update includes the additions of Mamaleh’s and Sportello.<br>• Boston’s Best After-Work Dining Deals: Boozy happy hour specials are a no-go in Massachusetts, but there are food specials aplenty.<br>• Cafe du Pays Arrives Today With French-Canadian …

The 38 Essential Restaurants in Boston, Spring 2018

Presenting Boston's updated Eater 38, your answer to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?"<p>This elite group of 38 must-try restaurants is meant to cover the city of Boston and a little bit beyond while spanning multiple cuisines, costs, and neighborhoods, collectively …

The Hottest Restaurants in Boston Right Now, March 2018

More often than not, tipsters, readers, and friends and family of Eater have one question: <b>Where should I eat right now?</b> Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, and where to get the latest bowl of ramen or lobster roll or loco moco.<p>While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering …

When Newbury Street will be closed to cars this summer

Which blocks, too<p>Boston has announced the dates for Open Newbury Street this summer, wherein the retail-heavy drag in Back Bay will be closed to vehicular traffic. The dates—all Sundays—are July 23, August 13, and September 10.<p>The street will be closed from where it meets the Public Garden at …