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Community Supported Arts Harvest

This summer, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to teach a business basics class for a group of artists participating in a new way to create and sell artwork, Community Supported Arts. Like its inspiration, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), CSArts is a way for producers to get paid in advance for their work, and…
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Now you can buy art made in Massachusetts from a CSA

There's a new concept in buying art based on the tried and true Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model used by farms and other food producers. Community Supported Art means you pay in advance for a share and on "harvest day" you pick up a box of artwork. Like the farm-based CSA, with CSArt, you never…
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When a bus stop stops being a bus stop

You may remember back in June when I reported that the MBTA was eliminating a couple of stops on the number 1 bus line, I wondered what would happen to the space freed up. Well, I've been watching those stops and seen no changes. Still no parking, still marked off, still signed as bus stops.…
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Two trucks make sweet BBQ love and settle down in Kendall square

It's like when you see a band make it big and tell all your friends about when you saw them at some dive back in the day. Some of my favorite food trucks are spawning brick and mortar establishments. Clover already has 3 or 4 falafel-dispensing locations, Mei Mei is planning a spot in Audobon…
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Meat on sticks in an urban alley at Moksa

Moksa, Cambridge's newish "Pan-Asian Izakaya" is a welcome freshening of the Mass Ave Asian food scene. As the Izayaka label suggests, Moksa takes the drinks seriously - they have cocktails for each sign of the Chinese zodiac and each of the elements (classical four, not scientific 118) - but the food is no slouch either.…
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Can snooty waiters save independent cafes from iPads and city planners?

I went to check out the newish Dwelltime Coffeebar and Bakeshop in the newly-hopping Broadway zone of mid-Cambridge.  Whilst enjoying an americano, smooth and served with a glass of water like they do in civilized nations, and a whole wheat bacon scallion scone, not too large, crisp and savory, all for a bit more than…
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Fear of Falafel

Are you afraid of falafel?  Well, if you is or if you ain't, I direct your attention to a bout of the limeduck national sport, overthinking, going on over at the Clover Food Lab (and trucks), where they sell a sandwich called "chickpea fritter" that might actually be... falafel. There doesn't seem to be much…
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Sliding down the hierarchy of thneeds at Webinno26

Well, here's one thing that doesn't seem to be in evidence in Sicily: a burbling startup scene.  I dropped in at Web Innovators 26 (it seems only yesterday I was at Webinno18) at the Royal Sonesta to check out the demos and pitches.  As usual, there were some "main dishes" that got longer demo spots…
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The Mayor of Central Nowhere

A lot of the people who said that microblogging or Twitter was the Big Thing of 2008 or 2009 are saying that location or Foursquare is the Big Thing of 2010 or beyond.  I don't know if Foursquare is played yet, or if Twitter already has jumped the shark, but I'm starting to worry that…
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Three mile desert of Chinese food on Mass Ave around Harvard

I hadn't really thought much about local Chinese food with an actual Chinatown so close to home, but when Jason asked me to suggest a good Chinese restaurant in Central or Harvard, I realized that I'm living on a boulevard of pretty unimpressive Chinese restaurants stretching for miles! Let's start at Harvard and head North…
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Atomic Bean, where savory snacks meet wookie boots

Looking for a place to get away from it all yesterday morning, I trudged a few blocks in the rain to the Atomic Bean Cafe, which had opened in the shell of Mojo Records a few months ago.  I knew I could go a few more blocks to Dado Tea for a nice savory scone,…
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Sides take center stage at Garden at the Cellar

Sometimes you're in the mood for small plates.  Maybe it's indecision or fear of commitment, maybe it's a desire to eat a little less for once or to save some money, and sometimes they just look so good. After taking in some First Friday art with the Beautiful People at Gallery Kayafas, I dropped in…
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