Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston added to the National Register of Historic Places

BOSTON (AP) — Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places.The 2 ½-story house is the only surviving residence associated with the slain civil rights leader’s formative years in the city, according to Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, who chairs the state historical commission that requested…

These 4 Mass. coastal towns just ranked among the best in America

Travelers will find history, culture, and plenty of natural beauty in four Massachusetts towns that offer some of America’s best coastal escapes, according to Big 7 Travel.The travel website recently released a list the 50 best coastal towns in the United States and included four local spots: Nantucket, Provincetown, Chatham, and Wellfleet. A total…

One of the 10 most unusual items confiscated by the TSA in 2020 was found at Logan Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a list of the most unusual items confiscated in 2020 at airports nationwide and one of the most head scratch-worthy items was discovered at Logan International Airport in Boston.A Boston traveler stashed marijuana inside a shampoo bottle, which ranked No. 4 on the administration’s top…

The TikTok feta effect

Rachel Wharton, New York Times ServiceFebruary 28, 2021 | 9:28 AMIn the rarefied world of small-batch cheese, the closest a product may get to widespread fame is Tom Colicchio’s shoutout for his favorite bloomy rind on “Top Chef.”That’s why Anne Saxelby, founder and co-owner of Saxelby Cheesemongers, in New York City, was so surprised when…

Feel Happier — Easy Ways To Gaze At America’s Most Gorgeous Spring Gardens

Longwood Gardens © Larry AlbeeJust say yes to the power of flowers. For much of the United States, it has been a frigidly cold, extra snowy and icy winter. Thankfully, spring is around the corner: March 20. Get a jump on the joy that new blooms bring, by resting your eyes on soothing florals from five of our nation’s many gorgeous public gardens….

Fergus Henderson’s ‘whole animal’ recipes inspired chefs on both sides of the Atlantic

It is November 2009 and I’m in a new restaurant on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles called Animal. I have been in the city for three weeks, serving as a judge on a TV food contest, all British piss and vinegar to the familiar American gush, and I’m missing my family terribly. No matter, for here on the menu is roast bone marrow with parsley salad,…

‘They’re the backbones of the places you love to go’

Gina Richard Sargeant misses restaurant life.As bar manager for Select Oyster Bar, which has been hibernating since November, Sargeant has been using the time to cook more, take long walks in the Arboretum, text with friends, and care for her newborn son. Still, the longtime bartender is looking ahead to when she can create exceptional guest experiences…

3 Mass. routes are now National Scenic Byways

Massachusetts has four of the most beautiful and historic driving routes in the country, according to the Federal Highway Administration.The administration just added 49 new routes to the National Scenic Byways program, including three in Massachusetts: The Battle Road Scenic Byway, The Mohawk Trail Scenic Byway, and Old King’s Highway (Route 6A)….

USA Today readers say Boston has one of the country’s 10 best riverwalks

Shared public spaces that foster outdoor activity in a socially distanced manner have become more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, and Boston has one of the best in the nation, according to USA Today.The publication just named Boston’s Charles River Esplanade among the 10 best riverwalks in the U.S., part of its 2021 10Best Reader’s…

Vaccination ‘passports’ may open society, but inequity looms

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause. For the first time since the pandemic began, Israeli musician Aviv Geffen stepped to his electric piano and began to play for an audience seated right in front of him.“A miracle is happening here tonight,” Geffen…

This cocktail is ‘an ideal candidate for all-day day-drinking’

Gina Richard Sargeant February 25, 2021 | 2:48 PMThe first time I had a Dartmouth Highball was during a stage at Island Creek Oyster Bar back in 2011. It was one of the first drinks I was instructed to make, and if my memory serves me right it was on their drink menu at the time. It’s an Eastern Standard original, developed by Bob McCoy – who…

Dunkin’ embraces 2016 and adds avocado toast to the menu

Dunkin’s newest offering is capitalizing on the hottest brunch trend… of 2016: Avocado toast, perhaps the most adored and most maligned foodstuff of the previous decade.The restaurant chain announced Wednesday that the menu item — toasted sourdough bread topped with avocado spread and everything bagel seasoning — will be on its spring menu…

CEO Of Fulfillment Hub USA Abel Horvath Brings Taste To Miami’s E-Commerce Industry

There is some fresh business coming to Florida. The state is renowned for glorious beaches, warm weather, and rich cultural events. And now the region is becoming a major e-commerce haven.​ ​Fulfillment Hub USA has set up headquarters in Miami and CEO Abel Horvath is calling the ​newly established ​​frontier​ the wave of the future.  CEO…

We could be traveling again by summer. This is what to consider before you plan.

After a particularly brutal winter in isolation, summer travel dreams feel like a glimmer of hope shimmering on the distant horizon.At least 44.5 million people in America have received one dose of the vaccine, and new coronavirus cases and deaths have begun to fall, giving the country reasons to feel optimistic.As a result, the travel industry appears…

Qantas reveals new overseas travel date

Qantas has pushed back its return to overseas flights by a further four months, with its international network unlikely to be fully restored until 2024 at the earliest.The announcement was made on Thursday as the Qantas Group reported a staggering $1 billion loss in its half-year trading update.The company said Qantas and Jetstar international flights…

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