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Your local guide to what’s happening in Boston — with a flair for the avant-garde.

Eat & Drink

From insider dives to the hottest spots in the city’s food scene, this is where to eat and drink in Boston.

Sip Antioxidants at these Tea Houses near Allston
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Sip Antioxidants at these Tea Houses near Allston

March 13th, 2019

Any student, artist, writer — or just about any human being — tends to require some caffeine to function. Following up on our post on our favorite coffee shops in Allston, we’re now catering to loose tea leaves and bubble tea fanatics.  

Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day at Home
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Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day at Home

February 14th, 2019

This year, we invite you to join the At-Home Valentine’s Day challenge! Have a romantic dinner, cuddle up with a movie, pamper each other or have fun playing board games. You can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Take a look at our suggestions.

Get Your Caffeine Fix at Our Favorite Allston Coffee Shops & Cafes
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Get Your Caffeine Fix at Our Favorite Allston Coffee Shops & Cafes

January 2nd, 2019

Every day calls for a cup of joe. Here are a few of our favorite shops in Allston to energize before a big day on the town.

5 Instagram-Worthy Menu Items at Casa Caña
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5 Instagram-Worthy Menu Items at Casa Caña

October 30th, 2018

Made with fresh ingredients and presented on colorful dishware, each menu item at Studio Allston’s Casa Caña is as picture-worthy as it is tasty. Here’s a lineup of our favorite dishes to snap a pic of before you dig in.

Bottoms Up to These 5 Allston Dive Bars
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Bottoms Up to These 5 Allston Dive Bars

October 22nd, 2018

Did you know Allston is coined as Boston’s very own "Rock City?" And as with all rock hubs, you can expect plenty of dive bars. Get to know the area and drop by these five local-approved dives during your stay at Studio Allston.

Everything You Need to Know About Dine Out Boston Week
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Everything You Need to Know About Dine Out Boston Week

August 7th, 2018

Calling all foodies: August Dine Out Week (formally Restaurant Week) is almost upon us! Gather alongside local Bostonians on the second and third weeks of August and enjoy some of the city's best restaurants at unbeatable prices!

Get Your Grub on at These 5 Boston Summer Food & Drink Festivals
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Get Your Grub on at These 5 Boston Summer Food & Drink Festivals

July 11th, 2018

Hungry for more than just fast food and fine dining? Satisfy your appetite at some of the best food and drink festivals coming to Boston this summer.