November 18, 2012 Holiday Style

5 holiday drink recipes

Party-worthy cocktails from some of the Boston area’s top bartenders. By Julie Hatfield

90+ Cellars “Holiday Essentials” six-bottle selection, $60 at Pioppi’s, 183 Court Street, 508-746-1943, pioppis.com.

2012 holiday gift guide

Choose your destination— Brookline, Plymouth, or Harvard Square — and find something for everyone on your list. By Marnie Elyse Katz

Globe Magazine


Cambridge’s Bluefin Labs decodes social media chatter

Facebook users “like” things 2.7 billion times a day. People share their opinions more than 500 million times daily on Twitter. Now, this start-up is betting it can change everything from product placement to how we elect our president. By Neil Swidey

Perspective

Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel, the day after Sandy struck. How Superstorm Sandy changed my memories

A pledge to return to Coney Island and build lasting memories anew. By Tara Lynn Jordan

Connections


Tale of a Thanksgiving break-in

When a drunken intruder set fire to our living room, one brave neighbor headed off disaster. By Cathy Wolff

Cooking

To make Baked Eggs in Stuffing Cups with chunky stuffing, simply chop it with a chef’s knife before starting the recipe. Likewise, if your stuffing is dry and not malleable, add a little broth. Day-after-Thanksgiving baked eggs

Before you make your feast, a few leftovers recipes you may want to plan ahead for. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take


The Thanksgiving burger at Wahlburgers

All the flavors of leftovers--but you don’t have to cook a thing!

Dinner With Cupid


Dinner With Cupid: Chasing love

These two make sure to stay active. Will they put as much energy into their blind date?

Style Watch


3 retro party fashions

These cocktail frocks channel the 1940s, ’50s, and ’80s. By Tina Sutton

On the Block


For sale: Homes built 1960-1969

These properties in Harvard, Canton, and Jamaica Plain showcase both modern and traditional options.

Out and About

The scene on Halloween evening in downtown Salem included Frankenstein and witches. As seen around town

Costumes, Celtics, and good causes.

Your Week Ahead

Moth storySLAM. 5 things to do in and around Boston this week

Let the holiday festivities begin, plus contraptions at MIT and a storytelling contest.

One-Liners

Comic Jimmy Dunn’s workforce wisdom

The Hampton, New Hampshire-based funnyman makes a joke on Twitter.

Tales From the City

When a day off isn’t a day off

A Lexington neighbor who suffers from his buddy’s three-day weekends. Plus, a Framingham kid’s video-game question.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to stories about the Republican/Democrat divide, the Greater Boston Food Bank, and whether Lance Armstrong is a hero or a villain.