• Boston October 8, 2019 9:59 pm

    Couple Sentenced for Rigging Daughter's Entrance Exams

    A business executive and his wife, a former journalist, were each sentenced to a month in prison Tuesday for paying $125,000 to rig their daughter’s college entrance exams in a scandal involving dozens of wealthy and sometimes famous parents. Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and Colorado, were sentenced in Boston’s federal court after pleading guilty to a single...

  • United States August 26, 2019 2:58 pm

    Starbucks Is Introducing Its First New Pumpkin Coffee Beverage Since the Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Sixteen years after introducing the pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks is finally bringing a new pumpkin drink to its fall menu: the pumpkin cream cold brew. Starbucks started working on the new cold brew drink earlier this year, landing on a drink made with cold brew and a vanilla base and topped with frothy pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting...

  • food August 26, 2019 7:00 am

    Drink Your Weed: Cannabis Is the Beverage Industry's Next Big Thing

    From hemp-based sports drinks to cocktails that get you high, science has finally cracked the code to making cannabis beverages that don’t taste awful

  • New England July 26, 2019 7:18 pm

    Where to Buy PBR ‘Hard Coffee': New Drink Being Tested in Maine

    Pabst Blue Ribbon, best known for its beer, is testing a new “Hard Coffee” drink in Maine, and so far, the trial run has been a huge success. The Portland Press Herald said the product, which consists of coffee, malt liquor and milk, is flying off shelves. Some stores say they’re having trouble keeping it in stock. “It’s been the...

  • Boston June 26, 2019 5:59 pm

    Vermont Distillery Toasts New Expansion

    A growing artisan spirits business will open a new visitors’ center to the public this weekend in Vermont’s capital city. “We are far more accessible,” said Ryan Christiansen of Caledonia Spirits. “A lot of our customers are driving to Vermont from Boston and Montreal.” In eight years, the distillery known for its premium Barr Hill gins and vodka that incorporate...

  • Florida June 7, 2019 11:46 am

    National Doughnut Day Deals: Here's Where to Score Free Doughnuts

    There are few snacks out there more satisfying than a fresh-from-the-fryer doughnut. Friday, June 7 is National Doughnut Day and there are a bunch of national chains sharing sweet deals and freebies to celebrate all day long. Ready for some fun freebies and delicious doughnuts? We are, too.

  • California June 3, 2019 9:29 pm

    California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

    California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a “significant” cancer risk.

  • California June 3, 2019 6:29 pm

    California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

    California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a “significant” cancer risk.

  • NBC May 6, 2019 7:43 pm

    ‘Game of Thrones' Coffee Cup Is a Scene Slayer

    “Game of Thrones” fans on Twitter were abuzz over the appearance of a stray coffee cup that appeared in a scene in Sunday’s episode, “The Last of the Starks.” Some thought it looked like a drink from Starbucks. Bernie Caulfied, an executive producer on the show, joked about the mishap and apologized during an interview with WNYC radio later Monday....

  • United States April 18, 2019 6:25 pm

    Vermont Startup Moves Beyond Maple With New Varieties of Syrup

    A new Vermont company is carving out a niche for itself in the world of syrup production—by moving beyond maple. Deep in the woods of Marshfield, you can follow the sap lines not just to maple trees, but now to birches, and other kinds of trees, as well. Mike Farrell sees growth potential in boiling down sap from trees most...

  • Massachusetts April 9, 2019 10:19 am

    Friendly's Closing 23 Restaurants in the Northeast

    Friendly’s has closed 23 of its restaurants in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and New York, according to MassLive. More than half of the closures are in New York, but the closures also include three stores apiece in Massachusetts and Connecticut, two in New Hampshire and one in Maine.

  • New England March 27, 2019 12:11 pm

    Dunkin' Launches New Peeps-Flavored Coffee

    If you like your coffee sweet, Dunkin’s latest offering is for you. The New England-based coffee chain is teaming up with the iconic Easter treat for its new Peeps Marshmallow-flavored coffee, both hot and iced. They’ll also be offering Peeps doughnuts, decorated with green and egg-shaped sprinkles and topped with a mini yellow marshmallow chick.

  • NBC January 17, 2019 1:42 pm

    ‘Shutdown Swill' Soda Commemorates Government Shutdown

    In response to the longest government shutdown in American history, Avery’s Beverages of New Briton, Connecticut announced the limited release of a soda called “Shutdown Swill” Tuesday over Facebook. “It started to become apparent that this shutdown might become a historic event,” Rob Metz, general manager of Avery’s Beverages told NBC Connecticut. “Maybe we should commemorate it with a soda.”...

  • New Hampshire January 7, 2019 2:25 pm

    Waxy O'Connor's in Foxboro Has Closed

    by Marc Hurwitz A group of Irish pubs with several outlets in Eastern Massachusetts has closed another one of its locations in the local area. According to a source, Waxy O’Connor’s in Foxboro is no longer in business, with a Facebook post from the place confirming this, saying that “After more than 10 year’s operating in the Foxboro community, it...

  • California January 3, 2019 10:59 am

    Snacks on Wheels: PepsiCo Tests Self-Driving Robot Delivery

    PepsiCo says it will start making deliveries with self-driving robots on Thursday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Students will be able to order Baked Lay’s, SunChips or Bubly sparkling water on an app, and then meet the six-wheeled robot at more than 50 locations on campus.

  • Massachusetts November 13, 2018 2:47 pm

    BOND Restaurant and Lounge in Boston's Financial District to Close December 1; Exact Status Unknown

    An upscale restaurant and bar in downtown Boston is getting ready to close, as the hotel in which it resides is going to be renovated–and it is not known what might become of the spot.

  • food November 30, 2018 5:32 pm

    Amazon HQ2 Favorites: Similar Basics, Different Vibes

    The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers. But there are plenty of differences between New York’s Long Island City and Crystal City in Northern Virginia.

  • United States October 2, 2018 2:35 pm

    Dunkin' and Harpoon Brewery Release New Beer

    Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery have officially released their anticipated fall malt beverage: The Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter. The porter premiered Sept. 27 at Harpoon’s Dunk-toberfest.

  • China September 28, 2018 6:45 am

    Grandfather Kicked Out of Virginia Park for Drinking Kombucha

    A picnic for a 60-year-old grandfather fizzled out pretty quickly when he and his grandsons were kicked out of a park in Virginia for drinking kombucha.

  • food September 19, 2018 8:23 am

    Logan Ranks 16th in 2018 Airport Satisfaction Study

    Boston Logan International Airport ranked 16th out of 19 in J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study.

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