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Drinking game/guessing game


Maxim Gorky’s 1902 play, The Lower Depths , is a character-driven work dwelling on the underbelly of Russian society.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Place to get sushi after midnight


Those who happily suffer from a sushi addiction understand the insatiable nature of the craving.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Avignon impersonation


Resident foodies and scenesters may have to squish together to make room for the incoming hoards of grape heads.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Bar to occupy 477 Cambridge Street


It’s really not a bad location — Allston’s Union Square.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Spot to have honey mustard drip down your wrists


Darwin's Ltd. has changed the way we define a sandwich.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Urban picnic table


Paper tablecloths don’t normally scream “fine dining.”
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010



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Place to drink your problems away for under $10


This unassuming Allston dive bar off Comm Ave is themed to appeal to sports fans, but let’s face it: nobody goes to the Avenue to watch the Celtics.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Source of free mid-day cookies


Few things can beat the afternoon cookie, a trusty jumpstart for that late-in-the-workday push of productivity.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Subterranean secret hideaway bar where everyone knows your name


A certain kinship exists among the patrons of the Cellar.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Armenian side trip


Searching for a fresh boreka? Craving some Turkish Ayran? Don’t hop a plane; hop a bus to Watertown’s Little Armenia.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Slightly modernized Irish pub without idiots


In the watering-hole trade, he renovates best who renovates least.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010



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Pan-American highway in Cambridge


Well, make that the only World Music Wednesday  that we know of.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

Sneak preview


Most troupes workshop new plays, but the Huntington Theatre Company puts its money where its staged-reading mouth is.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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Bar for highly alcoholic and imaginative concoctions made up on the spot


It’s a great feeling, pushing your way up to a crowded bar, catching the bartender’s eye, and uttering those cocky yet indecisive words: “Surprise me.”
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Licentious behavior


For years, the Lily Pad (formerly the location of Zeitgeist Gallery) has had on-again, off-again battles with Cambridge’s licensing commission
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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Low notes


Absurdly low guitar tunings are typically employed only by the heaviest of heavy-metal bands looking to punish eardrums with evil cannonballs of six-string sludge.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010



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Free Shakespeare


Okay, it’s the only free Shakespeare in town, unless you count the troubled street performer reciting from Hamlet as he juggles in Harvard Square.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

Boston film festival that isn't the Boston Film Festival


The official Boston Film Festival, never robust to begin with, has been lingering on life support for the past couple of years.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

Editors pick: Free jazz


Faculty concerts are a requirement at New England Conservatory.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

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Place to buy books from a cat lady


Is that a 1977 copy of George Lucas’s Star Wars ? And over there . . . a stack of those choose-your-own adventure books you used to read as a kid?
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010

Place to hoof it with Elks


Is it possible that the city’s best dance party takes place in the dingy, wood-paneled confines of the Cambridge Elks Lodge? Hell yes it is.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010


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