Word of Mouth: Boston Seaport

Playful outdoor art, top-tier breweries and accommodations with a view, in the waterside neighborhood

The Boston Seaport District, simply referred to as the Seaport, is often called the city’s newest neighborhood. This alludes to more than the fact that the district continues to welcome start-ups and develop residential space; it means that there’s a visible influx of energy and excitement, outdoor art and culinary exploration. In the art world, the Seaport may primarily be known as the home of …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

From delicious to design-forward, presents for cooks, chefs, drinkers and diners

There are few things as special as preparing and sharing a magical meal with those you love—and many covetable items go into making these memories. Whether you’re searching for a gift for a natural wine enthusiast, whisky expert, talented chef, aspiring cook, or someone who simply loves to discover new flavors, our Eat, Drink and Be Merry Gift Guide brims with new ideas. From cookbooks …

Echo Park’s New Sake Bar, Ototo

A minimal but warm space that aims to make the Japanese tipple more approachable

Ototo is a venture for chef Charles Namba and sommelier Courtney Kaplan (of Tsubaki next door) to share their joint passion for sake and food. While Namba helms the kitchen, Kaplan is sharing her extensive knowledge of sake—telling vivid stories of breweries throughout Japan—and recommending sakes to bar-goers, who range from rookies to experts. The food and sake at Ototo (and the pairings that occur) may …