Posts for December 5, 2012

Early Praise for Porter Square's Giulia

Michael Pagliarini's brand-new Italian restaurant, Giulia, has at least one fan: "I had the best small meal in my life at the new Giulia on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge," Tweet the elite ice cream fiends at Toscanini's. [Twitter/Tosci, Earlier]

Watch a Charming Little Video About the International Banana Museum

We'll be honest: Until about four minutes ago, we were not aware that the world's largest collection of banana paraphernalia was in Southern California, but it turns out that it is. Cool Hunting stopped by the International Banana Museum and talked to owner (and apparent savior of the museum) Fred Garbutt about why in the hell someone would have a banana museum in the first place. It's ridiculous, of course, but gosh this guy's enthusiasm is just so darn agreeable.

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A Night at Will Gilson's Puritan & Co.

Grub Street spent a languid Tuesday evening at Puritan & Co., Will Gilson's new "urban farmhouse" on the outskirts of Inman Square. Busy without being noisy, cozy without being cute, and boasting one amazing Moxie-glazed lamb belly, Gilson's solo venture is off to a tasty start. Check out some photos of our favorite dishes ahead.

Watch Harvard Students Dump Milk All Over Themselves

Apparently there's a student group at Harvard called the Milkers (not to be confused with the school's newly minted group promoting safe but kinky sex). This elite crew douses themselves in dairy, usually in public spaces like, say, the middle of the sidewalk and at the T (isn't that illegal?). Sometimes the students even dress up like cows. The next generation of milk hose rioters? Maybe. Smart kids swimming in lactose, straight ahead.

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Sloshed: How to Drink Your Way Through the Christmas Season

Your actual Christmas might look a little different.Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images

Christmas is not a drinking holiday, per se (we have Saint Patrick's Day and the Super Bowl for that), but it is the holiday that presents the strongest reasons to drink: family time, shopping madness, end-of-year ennui, sweater parties, cookie swaps, hearing "The Little Drummer Boy" for the fourteenth goddamn time in one day. The only sensible way to navigate the Yuletide gauntlet is with drink in hand.

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Boston Chops Will Be the First Big Opening of 2013

Chris Coombs

Grub Street hears that Deuxave's wunderkind Chris Coombs, previously cagey about the exact opening date of his hotly anticipated urban steak bistro Boston Chops, plans to open the South End restaurant in mid-January. It will take over the space formerly occupied by Banq and Ginger Park. What is an urban steak bistro, you ask?

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Grubstreet Sweeps

Recent reader reviews on MenuPages

  • Cookin' Cafe & Grill See the menu

    “Cookin is gooood!”

    I'm picky about meatball subs so when I say is good it's really good

  • The Pour House See the menu

    “Awsome food and drink”

    After spending all your hard earned dollars in the Pru enjoy a few cool one here before you take the T home.

  • Il Villaggio See the menu

    “Absolutely Amazing”

    Having worked at Olive Garden for 3 years I guess I never really knew what REAL Italian food tasted like.


Kara Baskin
NY Mag