If you live in Boston you’ve no doubt heard the spiel, and in fact, it’s all true: The Warren Tavern may be the most historic watering hole in America; it is the oldest tavern in Massachusetts and was visited by the likes of George Washington and Paul Revere. The Warren Tavern also happens to be […]

October 21st, 2009

Crush-a-belle: The Blind Tiger

Sara drinks lite beer. I enjoy a cold one myself, but “lite” is rarely what I’m after. I’m a lot pickier, and a lot more partial to dark brews. Before leaving for Buffalo, she suggested we meet for a pint to help drown my broken heart, so I suggested The Blind Tiger Ale House. The perfect pub […]

October 21st, 2008


The last time I “oompah pah”-ed was in my middle school production of Oliver! I was awkward, prepubescent, decked out in a grey, eighteenth-century, itchy costume, and enthusiastically drinking air out of a fake mug. Ah, my days on the stage… Recently, I was invited to an “adult” Oktoberfest (one of my favorite seasonal celebrations!) […]

I spent this past summer in Chicago. I subleted a studio apartment near the lake and figured I’d pass the time alternately reading, writing and exploring the city. I was raised in its suburbs, but because I spent most of my teen years in a roadside Denny’s memorizing “Rent” lyrics while simultaneously indulging my eating […]

February 10th, 2008

The E.U. in the E.V.

Celest adores the industrial chic/minimalist/white-on-white glamour aesthetic at restaurants such as Falai (which does, in fact, look just like her own apartment), Public, and Stanton Social. I am less enthusiastic, generally, about this “look” for a restaurant, since I really long for the food and feel of a place to trend toward rustic allure—wood instead of metal, […]

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