It’s a great morning to be waking up in Austin today — despite the frigid weather, there seems to be a mile-wide smile of joy that’s spread across the city after hometown golden boy Matthew McConaughey grabbed the Oscar for Best Actor last night.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 whole days since the Boston Marathon tragedy, but as the barricades come down on Boylston street, it’s time to fully try to get back to “normal” — and this weekend that means getting #BacktoBackBay to throw dollars around at local businesses.
I find myself today at even more of a loss for words than yesterday, finding it harder to force things back to normal, and I know I’m far from alone.
Budget foodies, rejoice: Spring is almost here, and with it Boston Restaurant Week is back again. For the next two weeks, hundreds of restos around the Hub are offering prix fixe lunches and dinners from $15.13 to $38.13 (not including booze, natch).
If anyone we know lives fabulously on a dime, it’s Melissa Pocek. Constantly traveling the world, she manages to still have a packed social calendar while simultaneously saving up for her frequent flights. Here are her top three tips for saving cash without sacrificing nosh. ~Tara
Whether you’re looking for a place to take the in-laws visiting from out of town, meeting coworkers after a long day, or planning a fun first date, there’s a new way to effortlessly find a bar that fits the bill.
The “other” Portland — yes, the one in Maine — is just as hip as our friends in Oregon, maybe more so in the summertime. If you’ve got a hankering for happy hour, plus some sun, seacoast, budget beer, and lobster for less, head north (aka “Downeast”) and go native, guided by this weekly roundup of my favorite downtown Portland, Maine drink specials by day.
Drawn by massive savings on startup costs, many chefs turned aspiring restaurateurs are turning to diners and food trucks as a more Shoestring alternative for setting up their first shop.
When building the good life on a shoestring budget, we walk a fine line — a line whose limits we might push and test, but never cross. We aim to be frugal, never cheap. We want to be mavens of money management, not mooches.