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Cuisine En Locale Offers Personal Cheffing, Dark Dining

JJ Gonson remembers a time from her childhood in Cambridge when going out to eat was reserved for special occasions. “Before the big takeout boom, I grew up with a mom who would cook every single meal at home,” Gonson says. “We would sit down and have dinner together.” Gonson learned to cook from her mother, […]


Is Sudden Liquor License Spike Best for Somerville’s Bars and Restaurants?

A dramatic increase in the number of available liquor licenses seems, on the surface, like a boon for Somerville’s bars and restaurants. But not everyone is convinced that the influx serves the best interests of restaurant owners—or the city as a whole. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts legislature awarded Somerville 65 new liquor licenses—an increase […]


MOM KNOWS BEST: What This Mom Wants for Mother’s Day

On Sunday we celebrate mothers. It’s a big day; millions of dollars will be spent on flowers, brunch and gifts so we will feel special. But when Monday comes, it brings with it the reality that, for many, motherhood can also carry a certain professional liability. Some time ago I was at a public meeting […]