Drinks

Drink like a bootlegger at the Speakeasy-inspired, pop-up Traveller Bar in Boston

With its lost generation-inspired décor, mixologist-crafted drinks and shelf of vintage cocktail recipe books, the Traveller Bar invites you to go back to a time when the booze was illicit, the bars were hidden and the parties were wilder. But your opportunity to live the bootlegger lifestyle is...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 1:14pm

Boston becomes first US market to offer Britain’s popular Skinny Prosecco

Summer in New England is unofficially upon us, and if that’s not enough of a reason to break out some bubbly, here’s another one: A beach-body-friendly prosecco that’s all the rage in the U.K. has come stateside, and Boston is the first — and only — U.S. market able to...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 5:06am

Cambridge's Vialé makes a splash with Polar seltzer cocktails

Forget ramps, heirloom tomatoes and even those funky morels — sourcing local ingredients for your seasonal menu now includes a common item found down at your local bodega. It’s Worcester’s own Polar seltzer, and it’s currently making a splash on the summer cocktail list over...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:28am

DC restaurant introduces cocktail garnished with empty pill capsules, callsit 'Pill Cosby'

A restaurant in Washington, D.C., that thought it would be a good idea to garnish a drink named after Bill Cosby with empty pill capsules found itself on the wrong end of the internet Monday. Diet Starts Monday, a restaurant/pop-up shop, put a tequila and hibiscus cocktail called “Pill Cosby...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:21pm

New Einstein Bros. bagel lets you eat your much-needed caffeine fix

If coffee and a bagel is part of your regular morning routine, you’re going to want to sit down for this one. Einstein Bros. Bagels just introduced its new Espresso Buzz Bagel, which is “boosted with caffeine to jumpstart your day.” “How much of a boost?” you...

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:34am

Unicorn frappuccino a nightmare for Starbucks baristas

Starbucks’ unicorn Frappuccino might be the stuff of customers’ dreams, but the glittery rainbow-colored concoctions are apparently a nightmare for baristas everywhere. Customers have been flocking by the thousands to participating Starbucks, desperate to get their hands on the elusive...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 9:13pm

Diet prosecco in time for beach season? Yes, please!

There’s never a bad time for a little bubbly, is there? Well, maybe if you’re counting calories or watching your waistline, but thanks to one Italian company, the world has now been gifted a new diet prosecco. Yes, a diet prosecco! That’s pretty big news that, fittingly, deserves...

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 3:54pm

Where to drink whiskey

Aren’t we a little past green beer? Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish whiskey tasting, and here are some great places to do it.In Brighton, Devlin's fine selection includes many craft Irish whiskies, such as Telling, which is brewed in small batches and aged in rum casks for a deep, fruity...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:17am

Which tequilas do NYC bars use in their margaritas?

A good margarita begins with the right tequila. We asked the people behind some of NYC's most unique margaritas what they use in their cocktails, and why.For Don Sofer of local Mexican restaurant chainBlockheads, tequila is a nostalgic flavor. “I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t equate margaritas...

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 1:59am

Let Boston bars stay open later: Mayor's task force

A task force formed by Mayor Marty Walsh has come up with recommendations for improving nightlife in Boston, among them that some downtown bars should be able to stay open later.The group of two-dozen appointees also said some restaurants should be able to serve food and alcohol later, rules on...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:02pm

Here's Mel Gibson stumbling around a Whole Foods being all incoherent

While he seemed fine and dandy and up for making fun of himself at the Golden Globes earlier this month, troubling signs of Mel Gibson's past behavior are making a comeback. Take, for instance, this recent trip to the grocery store. I kind of don't even want to get too into the analysis of it, but...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:14am

Stephanie Seymour busted for DUI

The dream of the '90s is alive in 2016, y'all. First Guns 'n' Roses announce plans to reunite at Coachella, and now Axl Rose's old girlfriend, supermodel Stephanie Seymour, is in trouble with the law. Seymour — also well-known as the overly affectionate mother of Instagram-friendly fashion brats...

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:16pm

Should we worry about Johnny Depp?

Guys? Johnny Depp isn't looking too good. The "Black Mass" star hit the Palm Springs International Film Festival red carpet looking puffy, palid and worse for the wear, with his problematic complexion only amplified by the presence of wife Amber Heard by his side, looking stunning as usual.RELATED:...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

Jennifer Lawrence and the curse of the terrible New Year's Eves

Jennifer Lawrence seems like a fun-time party girl, sure, but even she has her limits. And those limits apparently include having a good time on New Year's Eve. To be fair, it's a lot of pressure. And that pressure is consistently too much for the "Joy" star and Amy Schumer bestie, to hear it from...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:06pm

Free beer in Boston is tricky business

Free beer.It’s an enticing draw for potential customers and good times-seeking Bostonians, especially in a city where bar tabs are notoriously expensive.But some say startups and brands looking to offer alcohol gratis at Boston promotional bashes face a bureaucratic minefield. At a time when liquor...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 3:30pm

South Philly brunch (and more) spot Fourth and Cross abruptly closes

Fourth and Cross is no more.The contemporary take on the classic diner, lauded far and wide as a progressive emblem of Philadelphia's commercialand culinary progress, closed abruptly Monday. Owner Andrew Michaels posteda notice on the restaurant's website and social media channels that the last...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 5:59am

City Council approves BYOB for Boston restaurants

Boston's City Council voted Wednesday in favor of leting diners BYOB at some small restaurants in the city, according to UniversalHub.Next, the city’s licensing board is tasked with setting specific regulations.Supporters say the change would be a boon for the underdogs in Boston’s booming dining-...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 1:45am

Sofia's suspiciously sober celebrating

During what was certainly the most heavily documented celebrity wedding of the decade, bride Sofia Vergara raised more than a few eyebrows by eschewing any celebratory champagne, despite her marriage to Joe Manganiello being a huge party. So what gives? “The reception was so much fun. Even though...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 11:52pm

Drunk Home Shopping Jessica Simpson is my new spirit animal

Jessica Simpson knows how to party, even if it's during a live broadcast on Home Shopping Network where she's trying to move some units of Jessica Simpson "Kiss Me" Super Skinny Gray Jean. Simpson has been drawing cries of "she's drunk!" after her latest spectacular HSN appearance, and for good...

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:44pm

Train-wreck Lindsay Lohan is back!

Good news, team! Good old crazy Lindsay Lohan is making a comeback. Or at least that's what it seems like with the details of a Page Six report about Lohan behaving erratically at an Italian wedding and insisting she'd been drugged. (Hey, if anyone would know what it feels like to be drugged…)...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 1:34am