Food & Drink

You get what you pay for at Cocobeet, with their blended strawberry and banana bowl topped with vanilla maple granola. PHOTO BY MICHAELA JOHNSTON/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

FreeP vs. Food: Acai Bowls

In search of a refreshing start to the day, college students began to take notice of one of the latest health trends — acai bowls. With an exotic tang, fresh fruit and a perfect Instagram aesthetic, acai bowls manage to satisfy a sweet tooth while simultaneously providing an array of health benefits, or so we’ve heard. To get a taste [...]
FreeP vs. Food: Boston Cream Pie Edition

FreeP vs. Food: Boston Cream Pie Edition

Welcome to FreeP versus Food: Boston Cream Pie edition. This week, we scouted out the namesake of Boston Cream Pie and got a slice of what our city has to offer. Podcast: Boston Cream Pie CrawljQuery(document).ready(function($) { if(typeof(mg_ajax_init) == "function" ) {mg_ajax_init(26039);}}); Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Newbury Street Trident Booksellers and Cafe is known to many students for the cozy [...]
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At the fifth annual "Smoke This" Rib Fest organized by the East Cambridge Business Association, hungry patrons were met with rib selections from local restaurants, as well as live music from local performers. PHOTO BY FRED SCHILLINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

‘Smoke This’ Rib Festival kicks off autumn with a summer favorite

The autumnal weather recently has served as a bittersweet reminder that the days of summer are just about gone. On Sunday between noon and 4 p.m., the city of Cambridge finished off summer in a spectacular celebration of America’s finest barbecue with the fifth annual “Smoke This” Rib Festival, coordinated by the East Cambridge Business Association. “The goal of the […]

Ryles Jazz Club serves up classic food, tunes at weekly Sunday brunch

Looking for a way to spend a Sunday afternoon? How about listening to some contemporary jazz music? And, while you’re at it, grabbing some great and hearty classic American continental dishes? If this is what you’re searching for, Ryles Jazz Club is the place. Owned and operated by the Mitchell/Wheeler family, who are fifth-generation restaurateurs, Ryles Jazz Club is located in the […]

Simmer Mag caters to student foodies all around Boston

The student-dining dilemma can be a difficult problem to solve. Few things are as frustrating as finding the perfect sushi restaurant, only to discover a single roll would cost about as much as a six-hour shift at your work-study job. Or maybe you found the perfect dessert recipe online — except for the fact that it calls for several kinds […]

Fondue for two: Belly Wine Bar warms you up the cheesy way

Fondue for two: Belly Wine Bar warms you up the cheesy way

But baby it’s cold outside. It is cold outside. I know most of you are sick of it, but it’s going to stay that way for some time (probably until mid-April, so take out your tissues). Really, the only way to survive this long, depressing winter is to hibernate like a bear. And if there’s one thing we’ve all learned from our […]

Oui really love Kinesha Goldson’s Cameo Macaron

Oui really love Kinesha Goldson’s Cameo Macaron

Kinesha Goldson is, quite literally, in the pink of things. As the founder of Cameo Macaron, Goldson is making her mark in the food truck industry with her 1,300-person social media following and brand new glamorous pink truck. Clearly she is hard to miss, and once you try one of her macarons, you’ll be glad you didn’t. At Northeastern University, […]

Lone Star Taco Bar serves up authenticity at Chipotle prices

Lone Star Taco Bar serves up authenticity at Chipotle prices

It’s not easy to find decent Mexican food in Boston, but if you’re determined to find it you’ll need to look farther than Anna’s Taqueria. I’m sorry, Anna’s. I don’t care how many people rave about you on Yelp: When you slap a whole square slice of cheddar cheese on my burrito, it’s hard for me to believe that you […]

Something Sweet for winter’s close: Cupcake cafe offers seasonal menu

Something Sweet for winter’s close: Cupcake cafe offers seasonal menu

As February comes to an end, it’s hard not to look ahead to spring in anticipation. Even if you’re sick of the cold, you can still take advantage of what winter has to offer — without getting snow in your shoes. One of the best ways to revive your winter spirit is through the special flavors of the season. Sweet […]

MUSE Clues: What to look for in 2014

MUSE Clues: What to look for in 2014

Biblical blockbusters and cosmic casts By Max Cohen Looking back, 2013 was a good year for movies. But if 2013 was a cocooned caterpillar of a year for film, then 2014 is the majestic butterfly finally emerged from its year-long slumber. Though the potential crop of great movies is staggering, the following are the ones that I believe will be […]