Meet Union Square Donuts — another great option for National Doughnut Day. They’re exactly what you think: donuts in Union Square, out in Somerville. But if you’ve been to see them at Sowa Market or in Dewey Square, or in their shop- you know their donuts can be a pretty exclusive item. Long lines and early sellouts only make them even more tantalizing. They’re huge- and you can see them from the back of the lines. Their unique choices such as “Sea Salt Bourbon Caramel”, “Brown Butter Hazelnut Crunch” and the favorite, “Maple Bacon” keep people coming back for more. More
Andy Robinson Staff
Stories by Andy Robinson
Jenny Gotfredson has been living in a barn for 30 years. More
“The Big Lebowski.” It’s a stoner comedy, a western, a crime drama and above all else: a cult film. The epic tale of Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski and his bowling buddies has been a fan favorite since its release in 1998, and Coolidge Corner Theatre, the Brookline movie house, has screened it annually since 2003. On the tenth anniversary of Lebowski Night at Coolidge, fans lined down and around the corner, eager to get inside and grab a seat. Some wore costumes; some were veterans of the Lebowski scene, and others were seeing the film for the very first time. As seats were claimed and beverages were purchased, the theater was abuzz and spirits were high. But when the house lights went down, all eyes were on the silver screen. More
Tasty Burger is a late night snack mecca that sits in the shadow of America’s oldest ballpark. People leaving last calls, concerts, or long days at work congregate under the neon lit sign that takes you back to the days of fast cars and cigarette packs under your shirt sleeve. The restaurant’s charm comes from that homage to the post-World War II burger joints that reeked of neighborhood flavor. Burgers, fries, shakes; simple pleasure food that seems to never lose its weight in our minds continues to draw crowds all day long. The Fenway location, and sister restaurants in Southie and Harvard Square, attract all kinds of characters. Especially during the witching hour. These are their faces.
[Music: Johnny Ripper “Imaginary Friend”]