Photo via iStock / DrinksMore than a year after the Boston City Council started making real moves to lift Boston’s bring-your-own-beer and wine ban in restaurants, the licensing board is finally making it happen in certain neighborhoods.Last night, the board set the parameters to make a malt and wine license available to businesses in Allston-Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roslindale, Roxbury, West Roxbury, and parts of South Boston, the Boston Globe reports. Sorry, the North End, Chinatown, Back Bay, etc.This proposal has been in the works since spring 2016, and the city won’t start issuing them until at least this spring, according to the Globe.The permit would cost $400 annually. It will allow diners to bring in their own wine and beer, hard cider and sodas, and the like. Hard liquor is not part of the deal. It also limits BYOB to 5-11 p.m.Restrictions aside, it’s one aspect of the liquor license reform Boston so desperately needs. The BYOB permit is a reasonable solution for neighborhood businesses that can’t afford a malt and wine or full liquor license, which start at $1,900 from the city, and can fetch tens of thousands of dollars (and even more) in business-to-business transfers.City Council President Michelle Wu said, “We are thrilled to see this as a real possibility for small businesses.”The BYOB provisions were approved unanimously. 000 Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. BYOB Will Finally Be Allowed in Certain Boston Neighborhoods Businesses in Allston-Brighton, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and other spots can apply for the new permit in 2017. By Jacqueline Cain· 1/19/2017, 10:32 a.m. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Print
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Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* MIT Was Named the World’s Top Architecture School Again It’s been at the top of the list for three years in a row. By Madeline Bilis· 000 Print Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Photo by Niklas Tenhaef on Flickr/Creative CommonsLooking to brush up on your design knowledge? The best school in the world to study architecture is only across the Charles.According to rankings released this week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology was named the world’s top architecture school for 2017. It’s the third year in a row that the MIT School of Architecture + Planning has received the prestigious title.MIT looks to be in good company—it’s followed by the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, which earned second and third place respectively. Plus, MIT’s nearby neighbor Harvard University clocked in at number seven on the list. (Harvard Graduate School of Design offers a free online architecture course, by the way.)The top architecture schools report was assembled by QS University Rankings and features 200 schools from across the globe. More than 20 percent of the institutions in the ranking can be found in the United States. Aside from MIT and Harvard, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and UCLA all rank in the top 15 schools overall.The architecture schools were judged on factors like their academic reputations, employer reputations, the number of citations referencing a school’s research from the past year, and others. Then, the schools were assigned points in each category. MIT racked up 98 points total.You can see the complete interactive ranking table here. 3/15/2017, 11:29 a.m.
Broadsheet Coffee Roasters open in Cambridge in July. / Photos providedA new coffee roasting company is getting ready to fuel a residential area of Cambridge with Mediterranean-inflected breakfast and lunch, outdoor seating, and already-award-winning roasts. Broadsheet Coffee Roasters is on track to open just after the Fourth of July, says owner Aaron MacDougall.MacDougall started roasting coffee as a hobby about five years ago, and recently returned from a trip touring plantations in Honduras after placing first in Genuine Origins Roast and Go competition. Barista competitions like that, and others that he and Broadsheet’s beverage director and retail manager, Wolf Marnell, have taken on, are a creative outlet for the coffee connoisseurs, MacDougall says.So are aspects of the Broadsheet menu. The shop will offer Colombian, Ethiopian, and Peruvian coffees roasted on a stainless steel, 15-kilogram Loring roaster inside the Cambridge shop, as well as a range of “Barista specials.” Expect uncommon drinks like an espresso tonic, made with a house-made shrub tonic, a Dark n’ Stormy, with espresso and ginger beer; and other rotating coffee mocktails, says Marnell. The barista previously worked for Pavement and its predecessor, Espresso Royale.Marnell is also collaborating with fellow Cambridge company Curio Spice on a light and peppery chai blend with coriander, white pepper, and saffron. Other teas are sourced from Song Tea in San Francisco, and local herb provider Mem Tea. The menu will eventually feature some tea-based mocktails, too; fruity shrubs, iced teas, iced coffee, and nitro iced coffee, poured from a sparkling new Modern Draught-installed system, will be available at the outset.Chef Darine Flefel Hazboun is providing the expertise for a unique food program. An alum of the Loading Dock in Belmont, she’ll bring a variety of creative baked goods to Broadsheet, including vegan and gluten-free options. Middle Eastern influence permeates her breakfast and lunch menus, including a Georgian feta-mozzarella-filled bread boat with spinach and zhug hot sauce; and quinoa beef kibbeh with a beet-tahini sauce and spring salad. Weekend brunch will offer some less traditional, American-style plates, like a potato waffle with smoked salmon, capers, and labne. Check out the opening menus below.The bright space, a former convenience store next door to Savenor’s Market and across the street from Kirkland Tap & Trotter, has about 40 seats inside. Broadsheet was also approved for about a dozen seats outside on Kirkland Street. Big windows let ample light wash over a marble and walnut coffee counter, and bright neon lights, including a sleeping happy face alight when the shop is closed, make the modern facade a little whimsical.Broadsheet will softly open with baked goods and coffee, while the full menu offerings will ramp up over the course of a few days, MacDougall says. The grand opening will be Wednesday, July 5.Broadsheet Coffee Roasters, opening in July at 100 Kirkland St., Cambridge, broadsheetcoffee.com.Click to view larger.Click to view larger. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* 6/28/2017, 3:18 p.m. Broadsheet Coffee Roasters Is Getting Ready to Open in Cambridge Take a look at the breakfast and lunch menus that will land in July. 000 Print By Jacqueline Cain· Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter.
By Jamie Ducharme· Welcome to our Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health experts answers your wellness questions. Here, trainer Parker Cote tells you how to get lean, defined muscles. Got a question of your own? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Photo via istock.com/gpointstudioQuestion: To achieve lean and defined muscles, do I need a supplement or a shake after or before working out? I work out five days a week (HIIT, spinning, cardio and weights, yoga sculpt) but I am not able to get my body to be nicely defined. What should I be doing differently?—A.S., BostonAnswer:While it doesn’t have to be in the form of a supplement or shake, you should be getting protein after a workout if you want to gain muscle, Cote says.“When you’re working out, the fibers in your muscles are ripping apart,” he explains. “If you just go home and sit on the couch and maybe have dinner a few hours later, your muscles are screaming.”Giving them what they want—fast-digesting carbohydrates and protein—shortly after exercising helps you refuel, recover, and build more muscle. Liquids, like a whey protein shake or chocolate milk, can be a convenient and easily digestible way to get these nutrients, but solid food works, too. Bread and white rice are examples of fast-digesting carbs, while protein can be found in meats, dairy products, nuts and nut butters, tofu, and so on.It’s also smart to eat a meal incorporating slow-digesting carbs—think brown rice, whole grains, and sweet potatoes—and protein two to three hours before a workout, Cote adds. “You just want something that’s going to give you good, clean energy for a workout,” he says.What you eat is only half the battle, though. Cote says it’s also worth reevaluating what you do at the gym—namely prioritizing strength-training before cardio.“Less is more sometimes,” he says. “Me, personally, I don’t do cardio more than three times a week.”To get that coveted, defined look, Cote recommends swapping one cardio workout per week for another day of resistance training, using either weights or your own bodyweight. If you are using weights, upping the pounds over time will also help build muscle.“Periodization—increasing the resistance, or just changing the exercises around—could definitely help you improve,” Cote says. “You have to switch it up.” Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 7/12/2017, 10:10 a.m. 000 Fitness Ask the Expert: Why Can’t I Get Muscle Definition? Fitness guru Parker Cote offers a crash course in getting lean, defined muscles. Print About the Expert: Parker Cote is a personal trainer and the owner of Parker Cote Elite Fitness. As a fitness model, Parker has appeared on 24 magazine covers across the globe. He has also been featured in more than 250 magazines including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, GQ, Cosmopolitan, ESPN, and Maxim, and on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. He is a writer and fitness expert for Men’s Fitness, and has written dozens of articles for major fitness publications worldwide.He is passionate about teaching clients how to make fitness a fun part of their lives. His goal as a trainer is to help people experience the benefits of a fit and healthy lifestyle while maintaining balance in all aspects of life. He has certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the International Sports Sciences Association.Got a question for our experts? Email email@example.com.
By Spencer Buell· Music Steven Tyler Is Ordering Trump to Stop Playing Aerosmith Songs, Again The singer sent Trump a third cease-and-desist order after “Livin’ on the Edge” played at a rally. Print 2251226 Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. 8/22/2018, 4:08 p.m. Steven Tyler Photo by Hans Westbeek on Flickr / Creative CommonsIf Donald Trump thinks he can keep play Aerosmith songs at his rallies, he can (are you ready for this, folks?) Dream On.That’s the message Steven Tyler sent to the White House after Trump was welcomed to the stage at a rambling speech in West Virginia on Tuesday by the 1993 Aerosmith classic “Livin’ on the Edge.” The legendary Boston rockstar and Tom Brady stan sent a cease-and-desist letter to the White House Tuesday demanding that the president, well, cease-and-desist.“As we have made clear numerous times, Mr. Trump is creating the false impression that our client has given his consent for the use of his music, and even that he endorses the presidency of Mr. Trump,” the letter, signed by his lawyer, reads. “By using ‘Livin’ On The Edge’ without our client’s permission, Mr. Trump is falsely implying that our client, once again, endorses his campaign and/or his presidency, as evidenced by actual confusion seen from the reactions of our client’s fans all over social media.”Here is the cease and desist letter to Trump from Steven Tyler’s lawyers demanding that the Trump campaign refrain from playing Aerosmith music at rallies. Aerosmith has made this demand before according to this letter. pic.twitter.com/tWpOSO6tS5— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 22, 2018As his lawyer noted in the letter, this wasn’t the first time Tyler has had to issue such a warning. Back in 2015, he sent the Trump campaign not one but two separate cease-and-desist letters over his use of the song “Dream On.” In November of that year, Trump announced that he would stop using the ballad on the campaign trial. “Even though I have the legal right to use Steven Tyler’s song, he asked me not to,” the then-candidate wrote on Twitter at the time. “Have better one to take its place!”So here we are again. Maybe this will be the last time. If not then (I’m so, so sorry for this) dude, looks like a lawsuit.The scene in WV before Trump’s rally. Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the edge” playing. pic.twitter.com/HW1qr9TBgE— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 21, 2018
For Sale/Rent On the Market: An Elegant Fort Point Loft This brick-and-beam home comes with roof deck rights. Print 15118 By Madeline Bilis· Photo via Donnelly + Co.35 Channel Center Street #506, BostonPrice: $1,249,000Size: 1,477 square feetBedrooms: 1Baths: 1There are lofts, and then there are Fort Point lofts. This one for sale on Channel Center Street is a stunning example of how brick-and-beam abodes can be both elegant and cozy at the same time.Situated just across the street from Barlow’s Restaurant, the one-bedroom condo is pretty roomy at 1,477 square feet. Its soaring beamed ceilings, exposed brick and pipes, and huge skylight windows create an added sense of spaciousness, while splashy wall coverings, periwinkle kitchen cabinets, and funky light fixtures inject personality into the space. Though the Juliet balcony off of the open-concept living and dining area doesn’t leave room for patio furniture, the condo does come with roof rights, allowing its new owners to build an entryway to the access hatch.For information, contact James Souza, Donnelly + Co., donnellyandco.com.Photo via Donnelly + Co.Photo via Donnelly + Co.Photo via Donnelly + Co.Photo via Donnelly + Co.Photo via Donnelly + Co.Photo via Donnelly + Co.Photo via Donnelly + Co.Photo via Donnelly + Co.Photo via Donnelly + Co.The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 9/24/2018, 9:41 a.m.