Leave your preconceived notions about heavy Italian food at the door when you visit newly opened Casareece. Their Mediterranean fare focuses on what’s fresh and local, and the result is a menu of food that celebrates the lighter side of Italian cuisine. Start with pan roasted mussels or clams, or a caprese salad made with the simplest ingredients. The pastas are a must — they’re all made daily in house, and are topped with options like basil pesto, rich Bolognese or San Marzano tomatoes. Most of the pastas certainly constitute a meal when tossed with seafood or meat, but they also have traditional entrees like veal saltimbocca or parmigiana to make your decision on what to order especially tough. Expect a relaxed, café-style setting and especially warm service complements of an accommodating wait staff. Casareece is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and it’s easy to locate in
Boston’s Little Italy has lots of different dining styles, but there’s something truly special about the newly opened Table. This small homestyle restaurant offers one or two nightly seatings, with a multi-course meal for one flat price. Chef and owner Jen Royle presents her favorite dishes, much like a loving aunt serves her family. Dish after dish pours out of the kitchen, from appetizers to fresh seafood, rich pastas, traditional meat courses and finally, a classic dessert. Dinner is currently available from Thursday through Saturday only, and Table is also a dry restaurant (BYOB is prohibited). There’s a Sunday brunch starting at 11 a.m., with self-serve coffee and multiple courses of sweet and savory breakfast fare. Be sure to make reservations and contact the team in advance if you have dietary restrictions. Table is also available for group dining and private events.
Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation, so it’s a great time to apply these concepts to your home. You likely already have some ideas about spring cleaning, but there are lots of other ways that you can refresh your apartment just in time for spring. Here are a few great tips for cleaning out the winter mess, breathing new life into your space and getting organized for the warmer season. 1. Switch out your bedding. Instead of using the same bedding all year long, switch out your heavy down comforter with something lightweight and soft when it gets warm outside. Try linen sheets, a cooling mattress pad or a lightweight quilt instead of a comforter. 2. Let the light in. Replace any heavy drapes or curtains with window treatments that are sheer and breezy to maximize the natural light. 3. Place plants in your space. Both indoors and out, plants add
There’s just something about the vibe of Taste Wine Bar & Cafe that’s instantly calming; with warm colors, hardwood tables, marble counters and brick accents, it’s the type of place where you’ll want to stay a while. Whether you want to head over to split a bottle with friends or do a tasting to discover a new favorite, Taste Wine Bar & Cafe offers a little bit of everything. During the week, Taste Wine Bar hosts fun events like blind tastings, trivia challenges, bakery pop-ups and lots more. On any given day, you’ll be greeted by gorgeous charcuterie boards and plenty of small plates to accompany your favorite glass of wine. If you’re in the mood for a meal, the curry farro and pan-seared salmon with cucumber and walnuts are both popular dishes. Whether you’re looking to eat, drink or both, Taste Wine Bar is the perfect spot to wind
The best $25 you’ll spend at TD Garden isn’t at the snack bar. Levels 5 and 6 are home to The Sports Museum, an impressive collection of Boston sports memorabilia that also doubles as a non-profit organization giving back to local youth. Your admission price will get you a private tour of the items from an exceptionally knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. No town does sports like Boston, and the guides at The Sports Museum give a tour worthy of the city’s die-hard sports fans. From team photos to jerseys, medals and more, The Sports Museum has it all. They also run community outreach and educational programs to instill the values of respect and cooperation in area kids. Visit The Sports Museum’s website to learn more about their community work, or to purchase tickets to pay a visit. Note: The Sports Museum will close for renovations on June 1 and reopen
Alcove, which opened about two months ago in Boston’s West End overlooking the harbor, is a modern neighborhood eatery serving up cuisine inspired by the New England farm coast. The menu includes raw bar options, hand-sliced charcuterie and cheeseboards, Mediterranean-style snacks like marinated olives, and larger plates including grilled swordfish with eggplant caponata and charred maitake mushrooms over grilled polenta. Alcove also serves a popular weekend brunch with dishes like brioche French toast with Asian pears and maple syrup, and classic steak and eggs with home fries. Alcove has a well-designed interior with textural details like rustic woods, blackened steel, and shiny copper accents. The 260-seat restaurant has a bar-focused lounge with live-edge acacia coffee tables, couches, high-top standing tables, and a few tables at a back-wall banquette. The main dining room has cushioned chairs around custom-built tables with built-in leaves that can expand for up to seven people.