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Now Open Near Watertown Mews: Fastachi, an Artisanal Nut Shop

Far too few people truly appreciate the humble nut. Almonds and cashews, peanuts and pecans, hazelnuts & walnuts—there’s a nut (or legume) for every occasion.  Nut lovers are sure to rejoice, then, when they learn of Fastachi, an artisanal roasted nut shop that’s expanded from its Boston roots to right here in Watertown. At Fastachi, you…

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Set Yourself Up for Holiday Cookie Success With These Kitchen Organizing Tips

Getting into the holiday spirit in your home? Perhaps your annual traditions include baking! Before you whip up the first batch of cookies, you might want to rearrange the kitchen to make the process a bit easier. These expert tips can help. Stow spices on a turntable. Turntable, Lazy Susan, whatever you call it, these…

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Authentic Italian Fare Is on the Menu at Porcini’s in Watertown

How many times in the last few months have you poured some jarred sauce over undercooked spaghetti and called it dinner? When you’re ready for an authentic Italian meal, turn to Porcini’s. This rustic eatery has the Mediterranean food you crave and the complex flavors that are so hard to duplicate at home. Enjoy lobster ravioli,…

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Experience Holiday Cheer at the Greater Boston Celebration of Lights

Festive lights abound at the Greater Boston Celebration of Lights in Waltham! Dive into the holiday cheer when you drive through one mile of glittering holiday magic. Buy your tickets online ahead of time and enjoy this winter wonderland safely inside your vehicle. Your pets can even ride along inside with you! Tune into an…

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Shop Affordably Priced Fashions at Bessie Blue in Belmont

Bessie Blue doesn’t strive to be a high-end boutique with pieces priced to break the bank. On the contrary, its founder Lee Gaston wanted to create a place where “real women with real bodies and busy lives” could come to find affordable fashion. And that’s exactly what she did when she opened the boutique in…

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Expect American-Style Tapas at Thistle and Leek

Given that Thistle and Leek just opened, it was up against a lot in its initial days—even more than the average eatery in average times. But its earliest patrons say the current climate did nothing to detract from their experience at Thistle and Leek. Despite following safety and sanitation guidelines meticulously, the staff manages to…

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The Best Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin, No Carving Knife Necessary

It’s the season of fall festivals and pumpkin-picking! That also means you might be gearing up to carve your annual jack-o’-lantern. But these creative DIY ideas might convince you to put down the carving knife and do something different this year. Crayon Drip Pumpkins [Good Housekeeping] This customizable craft gives you tons of artistic license…

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Russo’s Is a Family-Owned Grocery Store Near Watertown Mews

Antonio Russo unknowingly launched what would become the family business in the early 20th century when he began selling a few things from his farm to neighbors and at local markets. Fast-forward 70 years, and his great-grandson Tony Russo carries on the tradition of local sourcing at Russo’s. The grocery store is run by the…

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Bakehaus Has Opened Its Doors in Belmont

Avocado toast topped with crispy strips of bacon and a fluffy egg. A flaky biscuit filled with cheese, sausage, and eggs. Layers of sweet, creamy vanilla Greek yogurt with fresh berries and house-made muesli. These are a few of the breakfast bites that await you at Bakehaus, which recently opened a new location in Belmont. The…

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