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August 15, 2018

Tiffani Faison’s New Fenway ‘Adult Snack Bar’ Serves Small Bites to a Standing Crowd

A noted Boston chef with a rich pedigree in the Fenway neighborhood adds one more venue to her Boylston Street empire this week: Tiffani Faison introduces Fool’s Errand(1377 Boylston St.) — an “adult snack bar” free of seats but full of flavor — on Thursday, August 16, and it joins her other two restaurants, Sweet Cheeks and Tiger Mama, on the same block.

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August 15, 2018

Tiffani Faison’s newest restaurant opens in the Fenway this week

When you enter the newest joint from “Top Chef” alum Tiffani Faison and her wife and business partner, Kelly Walsh, you can expect small bites, inventive libations, and playful decor. Just don’t expect to grab a seat. “It’s really tiny,” Faison said. “If we put stools in it, it would feel really serious in a way that we didn’t want it to feel. We wanted it to feel like your hit-and-run.”

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August 15, 2018

Tiger Mama chef to open 'adult snack bar' in Fenway

Tiffani Faison, the Boston chef behind Fenway restaurants Sweet Cheeks Q and Tiger Mama, is opening her newest eatery in the neighborhood on Thursday: an "adult snack bar" called Fool's Errand. The 400-square-foot restaurant on Boylston Street is a standing-room only space with an open kitchen that can accommodate 20 to 30 people. “It’s as intimate as being in my own house, cooking for friends,” Faison said in a press release.

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July 27, 2018

Downtown’s Favorite Wine Bar Gets a Fenway Sibling Today

An intimate Downtown Crossing wine bar with a nautical vibe adds a Fenway counterpart this week. Nathálie (styled as nathálie) opens Friday, July 27, in the new Pierce building (186 Brookline Ave., Boston), joining its older sibling Haley Henry (styled as haley.henry) in serving fine wines and snacks.

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July 26, 2018

Make The Most Of What's Left Of Summer

We're just a week away from the midpoint of summer. That's right — the few months of respite from New England frigidity are almost half over. Need help figuring out how to spend the rest of it? James Beard-nominated restaurateur Tiffani Faison, the chef and owner of Tiger Mama, Sweet Cheeks Q, and the forthcoming Fool’s Errand; and Boston Globe travel columnist Christopher Muther joined Jim Braude to discuss their fun in the sun ideas for the rest of the summer.

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July 24, 2018

Nathálie Wine Bar Opens Friday in the Fenway

Though it was built from the studs up in a brand-new, Fenway neighborhood high-rise, Nathálie Wine Bar already feels a little bit familiar. The second restaurant from Haley Fortier and the team behind Haley.Henry Wine Bar, Nathálie officially opens Friday, July 27, on the ground floor of the Pierce Boston

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July 4, 2018

Sky cabanas and a pet spa: Take a look inside Pierce Boston

Pierce Boston Pool Deck

At Pierce Boston, a 30-story apartment and condominium tower in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, residents can chill out on a rooftop pool deck or in open-air patios called sky cabanas, groom Fido in the building’s pet spa, and challenge their neighbors to a game of Pac-Man in the 18th-story arcade.

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June 18, 2018

Robotic furniture makes studio apartments more efficient

For years, local officials and housing advocates have been pushing for innovative solutions to a lack of housing supply and a growing population in cities.

At Ori Systems, a Boston startup, they did exactly what was expected of them at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: They turned to robots.

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June 5, 2018

So You Want to Live in the Fenway

It used to be that if you were spending time in the Fenway, you were either doing your best to avoid touristy Red Sox traffic, or you were part of the problem. But now, the neighborhood is much more than a place for a burger and a Sox game—it’s a buzzy hangout brimming with fast casual chains, cafes, shops, and restaurants

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May 30, 2018

Restaurant Review: Our Fathers

The pastrami ($15) at Our Fathers in Lower Allston isn’t just good. It is exceptional. Cut by hand into thick, smoky, salt-plumped slabs from the gnarly navel side of the brisket, the cardamom-crusted beauty is so riddled with translucent rivulets of soft, globular marbling that flesh and fat become indistinguishable. When art writers talk about Paul Cézanne’s paintings of the 1880s, they use the French word passage to describe the blurring of foreground and background, the melting of contours, he achieved with faceted patches of fluttering brush strokes.

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