It might seem there’s little room for romance in Boston, especially through the eyes of Hollywood. Save for _Love Story_ and _Fever Pitch_—the latter more about love of the Red Sox than that of a fetching protagonist—movies that paint this town in a romantic light are few and far between. It's a stunning notion, considering the natural romance of the historic landscape, made modern by a string of intimate eateries. From the artistically presented French cuisine at L'Espalier to the cozy ambiance and shared tapas at Dali, you can literally taste the romance in this town.Read More
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Though Boston's Thai restaurants import a slew of flavors and recipes, Thai table manners don't always join the journey. Dating back to an era when every meal was shared, these customs mostly center on making communal dining an enjoyable event. The senior women in the group order for the entire table, picking dishes that fit each guest's flavor preferences. But you're not stuck with one selection. Instead, everyone shares everything and the dishes arrive at random, meaning diners each savor a few mouthfuls of one item and shortly move on to the next in an endless parade of flavorful fare. And unlike their Asian neighbors, Thai diners rarely use chopsticks—a fork and spoon, sans knife, is all they need. Above all, diners in Thailand should eat what they're served. Though deceptively innocent, food left on your plate indicates disappointment—an unlikely sentiment at these Thai favorites.Read More
What a difference two hours can make. In the summer of 2010, Boston’s early-rising brunch crowds raised their glasses to a change in state alcohol laws. Instead of the previously mandated noon start time, restaurants are now allowed to serve bloody marys, mimosas, and any other alcoholic beverage as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays. Restaurant owners aren't complaining. As Firefly owner Steven Uliss told the _Boston Globe_: "Anytime I get more hours to sell booze, what better thing can you have?" With restaurants throughout Boston taking advantage of the law in their own ways, the only question is, how will you?Read More