Food & Drink



Can You Guess Which of These Guys is a Manager at Life Alive?

“I love a big boot—that’s just a big kick to the face, you can never go wrong,” chuckles Max Pelham. “Head butts, and even just a good punch—it sounds boring, but if you can throw a good punch it’s everything.” Pelham—AKA Axl Keegan and later Mickey Keegan—knows it’s quite the juxtaposition: a WWE-affiliated wrestler who, for […]


At Mass Ave Diner, Meals With Community and a Waffle Lot of Love

Walk from Central toward Harvard Square and you’ll pass Mass Ave Diner, an unassuming, bare bones hole in the wall. Inside, the chairs sparkle with squishy red seats and a chalkboard promotes new beers and daily specials. Two tall windows let customers eat with the perfect street-watching view. But most importantly, a slew of people are perched at the bar, […]


Five Questions With Award-Winning Cambridge Bartender Naomi Levy

Thirst Boston, a cocktail conference (seriously!) that brings the city’s bartending experts together for a celebration of sipping locally, returns on April 28 with panels, classes and—of course—a few parties. One of those experts is Cambridge’s Naomi Levy, who’s participating in a seminar called “Title Town: How to Make Friends & Win Cocktail Competitions.” The decorated […]




Where To Celebrate National Clam Chowder Day

Saturday, February 25 is National Clam Chowder Day—and honestly, we’re surprised the state of Massachusetts hasn’t declared this a public holiday. We’ve rounded up some places in Cambridge and Somerville celebrating the day by serving up delicious chowdah, brews and other classic New England staples.   Here’s where you can grab a bowl of chowder […]



2017 is Already Big for Cambridge’s Culinary Scene

Hungry for something new? You’re in luck. We’re less than a week into the new year, but already several highly anticipated eateries have opened their doors here in Cambridge—and a certain long-awaited cheesy collaboration will make its debut by the end of the month. PAGU 310 Mass. Ave. Opened: January 3 Hours: 5 – 11 p.m. Tuesday through […]



Ferment it Yourself (With a Little Help From Local Shops)

Sure, you can show up to that holiday party with a bottle of wine or a cheese platter—but a year from now, who’s going to remember what you brought? Here’s something everyone will remember: if you arrive with something you fermented yourself. Fermentation is a fairly intuitive process—it’s not nearly as intimidating as it might […]