At one time Boston’s dining scene was a source of great anxiety for Bostonian foodies but that is no longer the case. Boston no longer needs to be ashamed of their cod filled sport bar menus of the past. Nowadays the tight-knit dining scene of Boston is currently thriving with high profile talents cooking up creative and vibrant dishes in great new eateries all over the city and its surrounding neighborhoods. Discover these five new Boston eateries the next time you need to step away from the Beantown stereotypes.
Todd English’s Olives (10 City Square, Charlestown) has been closed for two years after a grease fire ravished the interior of the space. Although this is not a new space per se, Olives celebrated their soft reopening this past weekend and are set to serve guests the big, bold, Mediterranean flavors Todd English has built his enterprise around. The website still says the restaurant is closed for renovations but they will be taking advanced reservations to fill seats for the upcoming summer Restaurant Week (August 19-24 and 26-31)
If you love designer bags, shoes, and accessories, a new boutique has come to Chelsea called DF Discount. As covered in Time Out NY, the boutique offers in-season designer goods from Prada, Fendi, Tod's, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. Savings average about 20% off what you would normally pay. We were a little confused as to how this was possible --we always assumed we had to pay full retail for our designer goods! According to the owner, all items are 100% authentic and the key to their business is that they import their goods "duty-free" from overseas in small quantities, passing the savings on to their customers (which apparently includes celebs in-the-know). As described on their site: "We travel throughout Europe to bring you current authentic merchandise from top highend designers. We keep our over head low so we can offer you the lowest price possible. Visit us often as new styles are always arriving."
On TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” these little pageant princesses are shown spending hours in a chair getting over-the-top hair and make up done. There have been scenes of the mothers bleaching their daughters’ teeth, tanning, and even waxing their legs. As a result pageant mom’s choices have stirred up a lot of controversy. In an attempt to get the pageant mothers to see what their little girls go through for the pageants, The Anderson Cooper Show gave the ladies a pageant makeover, which includes them dressing up in their daughters’ favorite pageant looks, and going through the whole hair and make up process.
Through the honored vocals of artists like The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket and Fiona Apple, rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly continues to live on long after his tragic death. The sonic sweeping star would be 75-years-old on September 7th of this year and the highly anticipated release of Rave On Buddy Holly proves that his music is still more relevant than ever and his influence has not ceased to spread across all music soundscapes.
The production of Rave On Buddy Holly celebrates the rock icon's 75th birthday and enduring legacy with a 19-song collection of outstanding Holly covers by an eclectic assemblage of today's most talented musical visionaries. Due on June 28th from Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group, the album was overseen and produced by the esteemed film-music supervisor Randall Poster, who is known for his collaborative works with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Todd Haynes, and Wes Anderson.
For all the financial evils the credit card companies have wrought, the Unstaged webcast series backed by American Express has brought music fans some quality free entertainment. The project tasks established film directors with filming full concerts for live broadcast via Youtube.
My Morning Jacket will play the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky on May 31st to commemorate the release of their new album Circuital, released the same day. TIckets went quick, but the band just extended the invitation to the whole world. Yesterday they announced through the band's website that the concert would be filmed as part of the Unstaged series under the guiding lens of none other than acclaimed director Todd Haynes.
It looks like the cast and crew of The Hangover's sequel does have some common sense! Mel Gibson’s appearance in the movie has been cancelled due to his ubiquitous unpopularity. His tiny part (as a tattoo artist) was apparently too much for the movie to handle. After releasing a statement earlier this week that Gibson would appear in the sequel, the director Todd Phillips officially retracted saying that, "[Gibson] ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."
Thank you Todd Phillips for your wise decision to take Gibson out of the movie. The Hangover did perfectly fine without him, the Hangover 2 is sure to be all right as well.
This is your time to experience Las Vegas finest dining for a low price and a good cause. Stating Monday August 30th and running until Sunday September 5th choose from over 100 restaurant offering three-course menus priced at $20.10, $30.10 or $50.10. If you take advantage of Restaurant week and all it has to offer you will be giving to Three Square charity and food bank with restaurants choosing to donate between $4 and $6 from each fixed-price meal.
According to Gary Coleman's death certificate the actor's death has been ruled as a "fall" that happened by "accident."
At first foul play was suspected, since there had been records of domestic disturbances between Gary and his ex-wife Shannon Price.
Other matters related to his death included "chronic renal failure and complications." A Utah judge has ordered that his remains be cremated no sooner than Wednesday.
Recent documents reveal that Gary Coleman did not want to be pulled off of life support if he was ever in that situation. Well here's the ironic twist, Shannon was the one to file these documents and the same person who authorized doctors to take him off of life support last month.
Karl Lagerfeld has been quite a buzzing topic this week - and for what? Rumors and being a narcissist.
But, we're certain he loves the attention.
Whether you're a fan of who people have deemed themselves a creative genius or not, Lagerfeld will be expanding his image by way of collaborating with Tod's to design the label's Hogan bevy next spring.
In related news, the future of Lagerfeld's namesake label may be at risk. The label, which has been supported by Tommy Hilfiger since 2005, was not a part of the PVH/Hilfiger changes we posted earlier this week. The Lagerfeld label stayed with Hilfiger's former owner, Apax Partners. When the buzz of selling the Lagerfeld business began, an Apax insider said that the company will work to improve the label commercially, but also noted that every company they deal with is up for sale.
With New Years Eve quickly approaching, many are trying to figure out the ways to avoid that dreaded next morning hangover, but on Dec. 10th these headpounding morning-afters were the toast of the party. Celebs gathered at PURE in Caesars Palace to celebrate the DVD launch of last summer's smash hit The Hangover. Many of the film's scenes were shot in Caesars and the hotel went all out with decorations, draping some of the famous statues in "What did we do last night?" paraphenalia and recreating iconic scenes from the movie. They even had a wedding chapel where guests could get their photos taken in full Hangover-style costume (hen included, missing tooth-your choice).