Quick Bites

Taqueria El Barrio lifts up Boston’s Mexican food scene

Servio Garcia, co-owner and general manager of Bergamot and BISq, is originally from Mexico. He teamed with BISq chef Alex Saenz and Luis Figueroa for what has become a passion project for the trio.

30 years of Russian influence ... on tomatoes

Traveling behind the Iron Curtain in August 1989 was like discovering a secret garden. Read more on realestate.boston.com.

To help bees through lean times, plant a variety of blooms

The lack of four-season food sources is one of the leading causes of the world’s declining bee populations. | realestate.boston.com

Ask the Carpenter: Mold in the attic, wear and tear in the garage

Ask the Carpenter’s Rob Robillard tackles readers’ questions about condensation in the attic and garage floor repairs.

5 ways the right lighting can elevate your home

Although many people worry about having enough light, the biggest challenge is usually avoiding glare. | realestate.boston.com.

Home of the Week: For $3.4 million, a Dover mansion with curve appeal

A rose compass inlay in the foyer is a visual hint that it’s something of a journey to travel through this 8,024-square-foot home. | realestate.boston.com

Gen Z buyers want convenience and diversity

‘Fifty-eight percent of the Gen Z adults we surveyed said they would prefer to live in a diverse community.’ | realestate.boston.com

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Jesse David Scott

‘Experimentation should be innate to an artist’


Harvard graduate and Rise founder Amanda Nguyen named Heinz Award recipient

The Harvard graduate is the CEO and founder of Rise, a nonprofit civil rights organization that focuses on helping rape and sexual assault survivors.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s book curator, Thatcher Wine, turns up the volumes

“The books we keep are the stories we tell about who we are,” said Wine.

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‘Unidentified frying objects’ and otherworldly delights at Bukowski Tavern Cambridge

Organizers pulled the plug on the Storm Area 51 event in Nevada. But in Cambridge, you can still enjoy a close encounter of the extraterrestrial kind.


Blue and white and everything nice

Boston’s first Serena & Lily Design Shop opens in Chestnut Hill.

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Despite his lying, she’s struggling to move on

I think the proximity is part of what is making it hard to forget him — knowing he’s is back for the season and in my hometown.

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