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What is CBD? Here’s what you need to know.

What is CBD? Here’s what you need to know.

Bottles of CBD tincture from Vermont Pure CBD. You’ve probably seen the advertisements by now. From bath-bombs to lattes, products infused with CBD seem to be appearing out of the woodwork , promising relaxation and relief from ailments ranging from stress to depression. The growing popularity of CBD even has celebrities, from former Celtics star Paul Pierce to Willie Nelson , jumping into the market. But what exactly is CBD — and what makes it different from marijuana? Below, four questions and answers about the popular ingredient being added to everything from pizza to cocktails to smoothies. What is […]

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Japonaise Bakery has been open for more than 30 years. Now it’s finally starting to see some competition.

Japonaise Bakery has been open for more than 30 years. Now it’s finally starting to see some competition.

An assortment of pastries from Japonaise Bakery in Brookline. –Japonaise Bakery On a frigid, gray day in early February, Takeo Sakan sat outside of Japonaise Bakery at one of the cafe’s handful of tables that looks out onto Beacon Street. He wasn’t wearing a jacket or even a hat — just a T-shirt under a long white apron — but assured me that the cold didn’t bother him. “It’ll keep me awake,” he said, a feat made all the more impressive for someone who starts his day at 4 a.m. and puts in 90 hours a week. Sakan took […]

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Fool’s Errand is a choose-your-own cocktail party

Fool’s Errand is a choose-your-own cocktail party

Chef Tiffani Faison at Fool’s Errand. Located on Boylston Street between Tiffani Faison’s sprawling Fenway restaurants — Sweet Cheeks and Tiger Mama — is the tiny beating heart of Fool’s Errand, a snug snack bar without any chairs that bathes all comers in electric-blue light. Faison and her wife and business partner, Kelly Walsh, opened it at the end of the summer, and it is not like the others. The barbecue joint and the Southeast Asian-influenced restaurant are where you go before a Red Sox game or for a friend’s birthday with a big group: established, professional, polished fun […]

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Four Oscar-worthy cocktail recipes from Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Four Oscar-worthy cocktail recipes from Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

photographS by Connie Miller of CB Creatives These recipes are part of a new partnership between Christopher Kimball and the cooks at Milk Street and the Globe Magazine’s Cooking column. At Milk Street, we like our cocktails the way we like our food — built from ingredients that add layers of flavor yet remain light and bright. And we’re always looking for simple ways to get better-tasting drinks without a lot of effort. So we use a touch of saltwater to sharpen the flavors of the classic French 75. We deploy rich simple syrup to keep a vivid pool […]

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Davis Square’s Meju Is Now a Jae’s Cafe

Davis Square’s Meju Is Now a Jae’s Cafe

Meju Korean Kitchen in Davis Square has rebranded as Jae’s Cafe, bringing about a reincarnation of a once-defunct chain of Asian-fusion restaurants that last operated in Boston in 2015. Boston Restaurant Talk writes that the folks behind Jae’s Cafe purchased a stake in Meju last year. An employee with the restaurant confirmed this with Eater Boston, but also said ownership from Meju retained a stake in the restaurant. Jae’s Cafe closed its final Boston location in the South End in 2015, rebranding as Shun’s Kitchen . Jae’s also had locations in Theatre District, Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, […]

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Durgin-Park restaurant memorabilia up for auction

Durgin-Park restaurant memorabilia up for auction

Durgin-Park at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. BOSTON — Fans of Boston’s recently-closed Durgin-Park restaurant can now own a piece of culinary history. Advertising signs and other memorabilia from the Faneuil Hall eatery, which billed itself as the city’s second-oldest restaurant, are on the auction block . Among the 200 items to be sold are an entrance sign and a carved wooden pig that dates to 1879. The items for sale can be previewed at the restaurant this weekend and online bidding for the items ends Wednesday. The restaurant was founded in 1827 and got its current name in 1877 in […]

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These local restaurants are the best in North America, according to AAA

These local restaurants are the best in North America, according to AAA

The heirloom tomato salad at Menton. On Thursday, AAA announced its list of best restaurants in North America, and 14 in Massachusetts made the cut. The AAA divides its accolades into Four Diamond and Five Diamond categories, with the latter being the highest rating the organization can bestow. Of almost 32,000 AAA Inspected & Approved restaurants, 67 restaurants, or 0.2 percent, lay claim to Five Diamond status. Massachusetts is home to three Five Diamond establishments, and three additional spots in New England were also honorees. “Attaining the Five Diamond Rating is an impressive accomplishment,” Michael Petrone, director of AAA […]

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Experience this New Hampshire chocolate festival while on snowshoes

Experience this New Hampshire chocolate festival while on snowshoes

A photo from the Annual Chocolate Festival in New Hampshire. How far would you go for chocolate? On this snowshoe tour, participants will venture on a wintry trail near New Hampshire’s White Mountains during the area’s Chocolate Festival on Feb. 24. According to the tour’s page , stops along the trail will prepare treats from hundreds of pounds of chocolate, such as brownie sundaes, chocolate cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and chocolate fountains and fondue. Snowshoe-clad attendees will make stops at the Whitaker Woods Meeting House, Eastern Inns , Stonehurst Manor , the 1785 Inn , Adventure Suites , the Touring […]

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Boston Market Launches New Rotisserie Brisket

Boston Market Launches New Rotisserie Brisket

Following the launch of Rotisserie Prime Rib last year, Boston Market looks to a different cut of beef with the arrival of new Rotisserie Brisket for a limited time. The second rotisserie beef item from the chain is available as an individual meal entree at participating Boston Market restaurants nationwide for a limited time on Monday and Tuesday after 5 PM, while supplies last. The Rotisserie Brisket Individual Meal includes slow-cooked rotisserie brisket, a side of hickory barbecue sauce, two regular sides, and cornbread for a price that starts at $13.99. In addition to the new launch, Boston Market […]

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Boston Shops Stay Busy On Valentine’s Day

Boston Shops Stay Busy On Valentine’s Day

BOSTON (CBS) – Love is in the air. From lovers skating for two on Boston Common to enjoying a romantic stroll. Charles Street’s cobbled sidewalks and tucked away restaurants offered last minute Valentine’s Day shoppers plenty of options. From the time they opened their doors at 10 in the morning, Beacon Hill Chocolates maintained a steady stream of customers. Lovers grabbed sweets for their sweethearts. Employee Donna Gaspar told WBZ “Everyone loves Beacon Hill Chocolates.” Alisha Williams of Roxbury agrees. “My husband loves it, so this is my Valentine’s place to come,” she said. Williams also grabbed her three […]

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