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The Cocktail Heatmap: Where to Drink Right Now

In honor of Cocktail Week, here's an updated Cocktail Heatmap, highlighting hot new cocktail destinations.

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Cocktail Pairings for the Spiciest Curry Dish Ever

For Cocktail Week, we asked area bartenders what cocktail they'd pair with five different dishes. Up first: The Spiciest Curry Dish Ever.

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Buzzed: 44 Cocktails for Coffee and Tea Lovers

Caffeinated cocktails galore. Yep, it's Cocktail Week, and we need to make sure you're suitably energetic.

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Tracking Boston's Fall 2014 Openings

Keep an eye on this page for all updates on restaurants and bars opening this fall.


Shake Shack Looks to Open in Dedham's Legacy Place

Location will expand New York chain's area locations to four.

One Year In

Tony Maws Is Still Bewildered by Boston's Burger Obsession

The Kirkland Tap & Trotter has reached its first anniversary, and chef/proprietor Tony Maws reflects on its first year, the balance act between Kirkland and Craigie on Main, and lots more.

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Coming Attractions

Fromage Re-Opens Opening Campaign in Southie

After a year delay the wine and cheese shop looks set to open soon on Broadway.

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Boston Bartenders Recall the First Cocktail They Drank

From creating messy mixes of things stolen from parents' liquor cabinets to turning 21 and immediately ordering a Sex on the Beach, local bartenders try to remember their first taste of liquor.

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Fugu Truck Has Left the Road

No word yet on what's next for the team.

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Eat and Drink These Cocktail Week Specials

Bartenders and pastry chefs are offering special drinks and desserts in honor of Cocktail Week. Find out all the details here, and then go try them.

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Cocktail Week 2014 Poll: What's the Hottest Cocktail Neighborhood?

Round 1 starts at this very moment.

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Boston Bartenders Reveal Their Cocktail Mentors

For Cocktail Week 2014, area bartenders praise the mentors that have helped guide their careers.

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Bone Daddy's Burgers Rolling Back Into Boston

Burger truck (sort of) left the city last March but will return to City Hall and Back Bay next month.


Cocktail Week 2014 Starts Right This Minute

Welcome to Eater's third annual Cocktail Week, starting right now on Eater Boston and throughout the rest of the Eater universe.

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PRIME Butcher Grand Opening; Bully Boy Hub Punch Launch; More

A round-up of upcoming events.

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Saigon Alley to Bring Southeast Asian Street Food to the Streets

Another food truck is in the works for Boston.

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Skipjack's to Close Original Boston Location

After 25 years in the city, the seafood stalwart will close its doors on Clarendon Street.


Last Mom and Pop-Up of the Season Offers Up Fried Chicken Dinner from Sweet Cheeks

Sweet Cheeks duo to serve classic fried chicken dinner in Fenway pop-up tonight.

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Upcoming Food Truck Nails Memorable Name, Rest to Follow

Trini-style sandwiches and soups to travel the city under the name Soupa Baked.

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Greenway Plans; 74 Beacon Sale; Avalon North Station; More!

Here's Curbed Boston with the latest local real estate updates.

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Stacy Cogswell Relives the 'Amazing and Then Crazy and Scary' Beginning of 'Top Chef'

The Regal Beagle's Stacy Cogswell reflects on the first episode of Top Chef, which she gets through unscathed.

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Opening Alert

Pret a Manger Opens at 1 State Street Today

The London-based quick-service chain lost one of its Back Bay locations earlier this month, but a new one opens downtown today.

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Drink Is a "World's Best Bar"; Six Flags Food & Beer Fest; More

Upcoming events and recommended reading.


Overbuttered Tasteless Fish Will Haunt Me Through the Night

A round-up of "helpful" recent restaurant reviews from Yelp and Urbanspoon.

Eater Interviews

Jitti Chaithiraphant on the Art of Staging

He has completed stages at more than 50 restaurants around the country and is currently working on making craft vinegars here in Boston.

Renovation Report

Centre Street Cafe Shows Off Last Stages of Renovation

The Jamaica Plain favorite, now under new ownership, posts new photos as it enters final phase of reopening.

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Where to Watch All Your NFL & College Football Teams in Boston


Stone & Skillet Looking for Muffin Men and Muffin Women In a Completely Non-Ironic Way

Local English muffin company Stone & Skillet is hiring to meet upcoming expansion.

Reopening Report

Bao Bao Bakery's Bubble Tea, Buns, and More Coming Back

Chinatown bakery promises to reopen this fall across from original location.

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Bathrooms of Boston: Behind the Hard-to-Find, Poorly-Marked, Graffiti-Covered Curtain

Toronto-based photographer visits Boston to survey city's toilets, documenting many of our most (frequently) visited dining destinations.

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