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.
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.
No longer is tequila reserved for quick, wincing shots done begrudgingly with the aid of lime and salt. Though the game was once dominated by unholy “mixto” brands – blended combinations of agave diluted with cloying sugars and artificial flavors – there has been a shift in consumer preference toward higher-end artisanal offerings made with 100% agave. For the educated drinker, this means there’s now a whole other rapidly expanding world of fine slow-sipping spirits to explore.
The Fenway has recently added to its culinary diversity by welcoming Saloniki to the neighborhood. Based around the traditional Greek sandwich shop, the new restaurant is a collaborative effort between James Beard award winner, cookbook author, and all-around acclaimed chef Jody Adams of Rialto and partners Jonathan Mendez and Eric Papachristos from Trade.
Spring, as they say, has officially sprung. Which can only mean one thing: it’s time to emerge from our winter hibernation and take in the new-found sun with some suds. And for that, Eastern Standard, a staple of The Fenway, is ready to serve.
Hatch Fenway continues to lure the brightest Boston talent to the Landmark Center, with its latest tenant Her Campus. Founded in 2009, by Windsor Hanger Western, Stephanie Kaplan Lewis and Annie Wang while undergraduates at Harvard, Her Campus is a global, multi-platform media brand and marketing firm dedicated to delivering lifestyle content for college women across multiple media channels.
When you frequent a neighborhood as dynamic as The Fenway, you just never know who you might end up standing next to. That's Jesse Vartanian. He's come down from his home office upstairs to grab a cup of joe at Pavement before diving into his latest project for the New York Yankees. Don't worry. As a long-time resident of New England, he's still a dedicated Sox fan, but he's also an in-demand, Emmy award-winning motion graphics artist, who has worked with so many high-profile clients that listing them all would use up our word count.
If you’re into the Boston music scene, then you know Jake Brennan. And If you don’t, tune in for a brief musical education. He was frontman of the Cast Iron Hike and The Confidence Men. He’s a past winner of the WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble. He’s a producer and performer with local gem, Bodega Girls and he’s the co-owner and producer of the Boston Music Awards. A tireless music maker and appreciator, Jake has been show-going for over 20 years, paying close attention to the sounds that make up our city.