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Follow Roland Garros 2012 on Tennis Channel

by Sophie Gayot

If you cannot make it to Paris for Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, you can still follow the action on live television. Those in the U.S. can tune in to the Tennis Channel, which will offer round-the-clock coverage of the two-week French Open starting on May 27. Their high definition broadcast of tennis’ largest and most prestigious clay-court competition begins at 10 a.m. EST on weekdays and 5 a.m. EST on the weekend. A nightly recap will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST on weekdays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday.

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Boston's The Colonnade Hotel rooftop pool

Romance is in the Air at Boston’s Colonnade Hotel

With today’s hectic schedules and busy couples in mind, Boston’s The Colonnade Hotel has created a great opportunity to slip away and savor an intimate overnight escape for two.

When it comes to couples in need of a little time away, The Colonnade Hotel has just the thing in the form of its Overnight Romance Escape Package. Think dinner à deux, roses, Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries — all intended to help you rekindle the flame or perhaps ignite a few new sparks. Continue reading “Boston’s The Colonnade Hotel Overnight Romance Escape – Travel Special” »

Don’t We Like Sharing?

on December 12th, 2011
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by Sophie Gayot

Today, more and more restaurants are adopting a small plates concept. And actually, I like that. First because, you get to try more dishes, so you experience more tastes and flavors. But also, because, most of the time, small plates means sharing with the people around the table. Isn’t that a great way to enjoy an evening out with your dining partners?

MEZZE restaurant
, located in the former space of Sona, is one good example — in case you don’t know, “mezze” means “sharing” in Arabic. Watch my exclusive video interview with chef Micah Wexler, a Los Angeles native who has trained and cooked at Melisse, Patina, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, Craft in Los Angeles, and even in Spain and Italy. And read our review of the restaurant.

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Beantown Bargains

on March 08th, 2011
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Harvest in Cambridge, MA is one of many establishment participating in Boston Restaurant Week

by Jeff Hoyt

Celebrate Boston Restaurant Week on weekdays now through Friday, March 18. At participating restaurants, enjoy a 2-course lunch for $15.11, 3-course lunch for $20.11, and 3-course dinner for $33.11. It’s a great way to save money while dining out at those restaurants you’ve been meaning to visit. Try the seafood at Anthony’s Pier 4 on the waterfront, Italian food at Antico Forno in the North End, or contemporary cuisine at Harvest in Cambridge. For a full list of all the participating restaurants, visit

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Bistro du Midi is one of the many restaurants that will be offering specials during Restaurant Week Boston

by Meryl Pearlstein

Restaurant Week Boston started yesterday, and runs through Friday, August 20, and then next Sunday through Friday August 22-27. The 10th annual Restaurant Week boasts more than 200 participating restaurants throughout Boston, Cambridge and neighboring suburbs. I’m delighted to see some of my all-time favorites on the list: Cambridge’s Rialto, B&G Oysters in the South End and the historic Ye Olde Union Oyster House.

Lunch and dinner options include 2-course lunches for $15.10, 3-course lunches for $20.10 and 3-course dinners for $33.10. Prices exclude beverages, tax and tip. Among the many cuisines that Boston’s Restaurant Week has to offer are fine French, Argentinean and Italian fare. The city is encouraging the use of locally grown ingredients and will be recognizing restaurants that use them in their menus. For more information, visit

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Inside Towne Stove and Spirits in Boston

by Becky Sauer

Boston restaurateurs—and best buds throughout their culinary careers—Lydia Shire (Scampo, Locke-Ober) and Jasper White (Jasper White’s Summer Shack) are teaming up to open Towne Stove and Spirits in the Back Bay on July 30. Globally inspired dishes will include Peking chicken & pot pie and tandoori meats, while a special lobster menu will feature a dozen preparations of that New England seafood staple. And with three dining rooms, three bars and an expansive outdoor patio, there should be plenty of room for all the curious Beantown foodies looking to get their fill at this newcomer.

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