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Haymarket, Up Close and Personal

The cab driver looked puzzled as he dropped me off on North Street, which runs the periphery of Haymarket Square. At 5:20 am, it was still dark, but the bustle on Haymarket's Blackstone Street had begun about two hours earlier.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  November 28, 2012


Whiskey a Go Go

A musical guide to surviving your first tasting
Whiskey has inspired — and inebriated — musicians across eras and genres.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  September 18, 2012


Boston’s unsung heroes make sure you never have to leave home to get fed

At any given hour, on any given day, legions of foot soldiers are negotiating traffic on Boston's gnarly maze of streets.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  April 30, 2012

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Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy

Strange tales
There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 24, 2011

TOTC list

Bar Room Blitz

Drink up
"TOTC" stands for Tales of the Cocktail, an annual drinks conference held each July in New Orleans.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  July 27, 2011


Drinking with family

Conversation and community in the bars of Southie and Dorchester
When I moved from Cambridge to Southie five years ago, the quality of my barroom conversations immediately skyrocketed.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  May 09, 2011


Boston skate war?

Drama Dept.
Drama Dept.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 20, 2010


Drinking stories

How Boston's best barkeeps survived five days of around-the-clock cocktails
Twenty-five thousand members of the Lutheran Youth Congress are leaving New Orleans. Replacing them are another kind of faithful, equally dedicated in their way to their calling: 15,000 eager bartenders.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 11, 2010


Spring awake

Local stages bloom
Head to the American Repertory Theatre's Zero Arrow Theatre for the world premiere of Christine Evans's TROJAN BARBIE (March 28–April 22).
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 17, 2009


Winter's tales

The cold season heats up on Boston boards
The cold season heats up on Boston boards
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 29, 2008


Lonely hearts night

The Magnetic Fields at Somerville Theatre, February 14, 2008
Merritt had a tummy ache from dinner at Porter Exchange. (“So don’t fuck with me,” he warned.)
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  February 19, 2008

Primary colors

It’s the political season on area stages
Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007


Glitter but no glam

Electric Warriors Glamstravaganza at Great Scott, Decemebr 8, 2007
Billing a show as a “Glamstravaganza” sets up some specific expectations: glitter, light shows, epic anthems, stylish sleaze, full-length knitted body stockings, more glitter.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 10, 2007


Cheerleaders of the pack

The Go! Team, Paradise, October 25, 2007
There’s one thing the Go! Team’s cheerleading frontwoman, Ninja, does not like to do: walk.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 30, 2007


Bye-bye blarney

Brendan introduces the American Ronan Noone
Ronan Noone is flummoxed.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 01, 2007


El Triunfo

A real winner
The more high-end restaurants that open in a concentrated area, the harder it becomes to find a decent meal that doesn’t break the bank.  
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 24, 2009


Chilly scenes in winter

The year ahead on Boston stages
The drama of the holidays (and I don’t mean A Christmas Carol) may be behind us, but there’s plenty more drama — and comedy and musicals — ahead to light up long winter nights.  
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 27, 2008
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