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Why do Girl Scout Cookies Taste Better in Worcester Than in Boston?
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Tuesday, March 10, is the last official day Girl Scouts will be out selling their ubiquitous cookies before hanging up their commerce sashes for the season, so you better hurry if you haven’t yet gotten your fix of Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. Or should I say Tagalongs? You’ve always heard rumors of “other” Girl Scout Cookies, some slightly altered cookies sold somewhere else in the US under different names. But you only need venture as far as Central Mass — or across the New Hampshire border — to find these oddities. And these “oddities” might be better than the Girl Scout Cookies you’ve always eaten. More

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Why Bissell Brothers is the new must-have for New England craft beer fanatics
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Local fans of Heady Topper, the infinitesimally popular double IPA by Vermont’s Alchemist Brewery were making three hour-long cannonball run drives to the Green Mountain state to stock up long before BeerAdvocate.com branded it the best beer in the world.

Chances are it won’t be long until beer fans here start embracing another New England craft brewery, Maine’s Bissell Brothers, in a similar fashion.  By taking a (much shorter) drive to Portland this weekend, hop heads can secure cans of the brewery’s first beer, an aromatic India pale ale known as The Substance. More