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Eatbar Shows Us Whiskey’s Bright Side

Eatbar Shows Us Whiskey’s Bright Side

Eatbar Shows Us Whiskey’s Bright Side Ever since our first entirely delightful visit for apps and drinks shortly after Eatbar opened, every time we pass by–which is all the time since it’s right around the corner–we say, ‘We should go back there to try their burger … and more drinks.’ Though it doesn’t seem like such a difficult thing to pull off, we’ve somehow not yet managed to eat the burger, but we did stop by recently for a quick drink. Once again, Eatbar did not disappoint. It’s as if Eatbar was created just for us. It’s stylish and hip, but not stiflingly so. It’s modern but cozy. The bar staff have the professionalism you might expect in a speakeasy, but the nonchalance of a comfortable neighborhood bar. Our second visit made us all the more feel compelled to make it there for dinner–or at least for a quick round more often. What We Ordered Loc’ed After Dark: Armagnac, rye, dry vermouth, bitters What We Thought Loc’ed After Dark...

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Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe

Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe

Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe When we did our part in the revival of the once endangered West End of Boston with a couple of rounds of drinks at Ward 8, we were tempted by, but did not order, its namesake cocktail, there being too many other good options. In retrospect, while we enjoyed the drinks we had, we feel bad overlooking Ward 8. It’s a good drink, and a rare classic cocktail with a Boston origin. Its connection to the West End specifically is a bit tenuous. As the story goes, the drink was created in 1898 in a Downtown Crossing restaurant to celebrate the victory of a North End political boss in an election in Roxbury. But, hey, if you’re going to open a bar in celebration of a long-dead Boston neighborhood, a classic cocktail created in Boston during the same era as that neighborhood’s heyday is still a pretty good choice. The drink itself is a slightly complicated whiskey sour. The complications make a difference, though. The...

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Where You Should Be Drinking in Boston: Ward 8 + Get Down Cocktail Recipe

Where You Should Be Drinking in Boston: Ward 8 + Get Down Cocktail Recipe

Where You Should Be Drinking in Boston: Ward 8 Everything we know about Boston’s West End, we owe to Dennis Lehane. Apparently, in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, the West End was the second stop on an immigrants’ path to assimilation in Boston. First stop was the North End. The Irish, and then the Italians, and then Jews and Eastern Europeans landed there. With time and money, they moved their way west of Washington Street to the West End, and from there, as more time elapsed, they dispersed throughout the city. In the late 19th and early 20th Century, the West End was the city’s primary neighborhood for working class families, and a hotbed of activity in organizing labor. In the 1950s, the West End was torn down and replaced by large, ugly concrete buildings surrounded by even larger, barren, brick laid squares (see, Government Center). The idea that this was ever a neighborhood fit for human habitation at all was completely erased from...

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The Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe We once made our own limoncello. It was delicious, and not at all complicated to make. And we’ve never done it again. While not technically difficult, it was a lot of work, in the form of zesting many, many, many lemons. While there’s a certain pride in making something yourself, there’s also wisdom in recognizing that it’s easier to let the professionals do it, to at least the same quality, for about the same price, with less work. There’s also a small downside to buying limoncello, in the form of taking up valuable bar space on a bottle that, honestly, we’re only in the mood for every once in a while. On a recent night out we realized that there’s a third way. It’s the Bee’s Knees. We’re not just being self-consciously anachronistic in our slang. The Bee’s Knees is a Prohibition era cocktail recipe of unknown origin, titled after a Prohibition era slang term of unknown origin. But if you’re a lover of...

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Decoding the Cocktail Menu for Cook’s Cook + Where You Should Be Drinking: Hank’s on Capitol Hill

Decoding the Cocktail Menu for Cook’s Cook + Where You Should Be Drinking: Hank’s on Capitol Hill

How to Read a Cocktail Menu on Cook’s Cook We’re excited to announce that our main content for the day is actually over at Cook’s Cook, an international collection of food writers, chefs, and recipe testers. We’re excited to be in the company of such an eminent collection of food experts, where we hope to occasionally pitch in something about the right cocktail to match with your amazing dinner. In our first installment, we give a few tips on how to helpfully interpret a cocktail menu. We had fun writing it, and I hope you’re helped by reading it. For you readers of Roberts and June, we have a little bonus content. We, of course, needed some photos to accompany our article, specifically photos involving a menu. We snap photos of the menu of pretty much everywhere we drink, but those are just to remind us of what we ordered; they’re not what you would call magazine worthy. We needed a good place for a cocktail menu photo shoot. We...

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“Roberts & June know their cocktails and have an eye for detail! Their knowledge and passion is fantastic and above all, they are lovely genuine people.”

 

-Justin, Cambridge, MA

“The cocktail tasting party was fun and festive! The specialty cocktails were delicious and I loved being able to taste quite a few. I also enjoyed learning how to put a twist on traditional drink. The atmosphere was casual and laid back but classy and tasteful at the same time. I highly recommend Roberts & June for any special occasion!”

 

 

-Jenny, Los Angeles

“Loving it! The art of mixology comes to life at Roberts & June’s cocktail tasting parties. Fun and informative, this is a great way to spend an evening with friends. Can’t wait for the next event.”

 

-Rae, Cambridge

“Innovative and imaginative ideas combine with great taste and attention to making the event unique and personal. The cocktails were delicious, but their professional yet warm and friendly approach were the qualities that made the event one I will never forget.”

-Jayme, Washington D.C

“The whole proposal of welcoming everyone into the world of cocktails is really great, as were the drinks themselves.”
-Jose, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

“They think of everything to make the experience fun and delightful.

 

-Alexa, South Orange

 

  • they have an eye for detail
  • fun & festive
  • Loving it!
  • Wow, they know how to throw an amazing party
  • welcoming everyone into the world of cocktails
  • they think of everything