Let’s face it: Every day is certainly not a perfect hair day. The summer sun dries out your hair, you have to deal with humidity and rain, and most of the time you just don’t have the energy to style your locks before work. Instead of spending hours toiling with a brush and dryer and getting a serious tricep workout for a result that’s never quite as good as the salon, let a pro do the job.
The hottest tech companies in Boston are no longer confined strictly to the Seaport or Kendall Square. Big, big things continue to happen in The Fenway, including an entrepreneurial influx of investors, innovators and disruptors. In short, many of the hottest Boston startups now reside in the neighborhood and the epicenter of all the action is Hatch Fenway.
When Erik Zaiatz opened Bostonian Barber Shop in Whitman two years ago, he was hoping to capture the traditional aesthetic of the shop his grandfather ran for nearly six decades. That meant timeless cuts, straight-razor shaves and refurbished barber chairs from the early 1900s (and, not for nothing, beard oil made in-house). “It’s just something that’s always intrigued me and something I’ve always wanted to do,” says Zaiatz, of operating a barber shop.
With the ubiquity of Wi-Fi and mobile technology, it’s becoming increasingly common for people to abandon their cubes for a less traditional, more scenic and social workplace alternative. Here we highlight some of our favorite internet-connected places to tackle your to-do list around town.
From huge, loud touring acts to local acoustic songwriters, there’s something musical happening in The Fenway every day of the week. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest shows and events. Here are some highlights from this month’s schedule.
Bringing Southeast Asian fare and flair to The Fenway, Tiger Mama has become the welcomed new neighborhood hot spot in town. While the menu is stacked with inventive takes on classic Thai, Vietnamese and Malaysian dishes, the new restaurant also has a stellar cocktail menu to complement their offerings, updated seasonally. We caught up with Charles Coykendall, beverage director of Tiger Mama and Sweet Cheeks to talk about his new spring cocktail creation: The Mandalay Punch.
It’s no secret that Boston has become home to some of the most prominent startups on the rise, and it’s no coincidence that many of them reside within The Fenway’s very own Hatch. Hatch is a local launchpad offering pioneering startups scalability, and has been a catalyst for evolution in The Fenway location.
David Day’s fingerprints are all over Boston’s electronic music scene. As a co-founder of the Mmmmaven Project, a music technology lab teaching the ins and outs of DJing and production, he has helped to develop an up and coming crop of homegrown musicians. As an organizer of the annual Together Festival, now in its seventh year, he has played a significant role in curating the region’s only celebration of music, art, and technology.
Hojoko’s dinner and late-night menus are already the toast of the town, but with breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., you can actually have some of the best toast in town.
Public art does more than embellish our city streets. It avoids the usual art-viewing barriers, like museum entrance fees, fosters community and conversation, and, yes, even works to spur economic development. The latest to land in the city is hitting The Fenway this month.