Nixs Plans South Windsor Location

Fans of Nixs Hartford, the bustling year-old Front Street restaurant and lounge, will soon have a new place to "play nice" across the river. Nixs' parent company, Bostonian Hospitality Group, plans to open another Connecticut location this fall in South Windsor's Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk.lRelated A La CarteSmall Bites: Dining News EventsSee all related Nixs Kitchen and Cocktails, Bostonian Hospitality's fifth establishment, Continue reading >>>

Chris Evans gets sappy in disappointing directorial debut ‘Before We Go’

Chris Evans makes his directorial debut with this Manhattan romance, which struggles to stay afloat on the considerable charm of its stars — Evans and Alice Eve — but is sunk by too much schmaltz (even for the Lower East Side). Nick (Evans) is a trumpet player busking in Grand Central; Eve is Brooke, a frazzled Bostonian who’s missed her late-night train and had her purse stolen, to boot. Returning her dropped cellphone, he offers to help her get home. A series of misadventures follows, with the duo swapping life stories in bits and pieces. She’s got a husband who doesn’t know Continue reading >>>

What Makes Boston Architecture Great? It’s Not What You Think

A thoughtful historical journey across time and space into the Bostonian imagination, as the city's 400th birthday approaches, would begin for me with impressionistic visits to four places where architecture and landscape perfectly intersect: 17th century Boston Common fronting on Beacon Hill Downtown; 18th century Harvard Yard in Cambridge (the Old Yard around Massachusetts Hall, not the adjoining New Yard); the19th century Boston Public Garden in the Back Bay; and the 20th century Christian Science Plaza, also in the Back Bay. Add to these four a longer series of visits to Continue reading >>>

Comedy review: Alex Edelman: Everything Handed to You

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Alex Edelman: Everything Handed to You, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson. ★★★★ Edinburgh and the UK have been good for Alex Edelman, but equally, the young Bostonian has been a breath of fresh air for the festival. Retaining the carefully honed, polished delivery symptomatic of his formative stand-up years in New York, he’s imbibed the Fringe’s appetite for well-structured, personal hours with emotional undertow, marrying the two for a slick but soulful performance. All of which is a convoluted way of suggesting that this Continue reading >>>

Who even ‘pahks the cah in Hahvahd Yahd?’

Summer’s coming to a close, which means cars full of college students will pour into the city and unload hordes of freshman, colorful T-maps clutched in their hands. They’ll mispronounce “Faneuil Hall” and joke about where to “pahk the cah on Hahvahd Yahd,” believing that phrase makes them a true Bostonian. But no Boston native really says that, so where did it come from? On the day that students are literally—albeit very, very briefly—parking on Harvard Yard to move into their dorm rooms, The Boston Globe dove down the dropped-“r” rabbit hole. According to the Globe, Continue reading >>>

American Ninja Warrior host has local ties – WHDH

BOSTON (WHDH) - Kristine Leahy's road to prime time television runs right through the heart of Boston.The charismatic host of NBC's hit "American Ninja Warrior" spent seven years in the hub, starting as a journalism student at Boston University."I love Bostonians. I love Boston sports. I love Boston radio. I actually got my start at WEEI. That was my first job out of college," said Kristine.The Boston Celtics then saw a spark in Kristine and offered her the job as host and in-arena team reporter for the TD Garden.Before long, Kristine caught the attention of the networks. She has covered Continue reading >>>

Greater Bostonian: Mothers For Justice

It’s quite a journey from the streets of Dorchester to the corporate suites Downtown. And one woman who has traveled that path is using her executive skills in an effort to end urban violence. If you want to get a sense of how many lives are touched by street violence in Boston, take a look. Each one of these teenagers has lost someone. Seventeen-year-old Tyleke Curry wears a button with the image of that friend, sixteen-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos, murdered while riding his bike. “I don’t want violence on the streets no more because I don’t want somebody else to go thru the same thing Continue reading >>>