Thursday, April 15, 2010

Deep Ellum and the Rest of the Best

Deep Ellum, Allston - Crop

The Boston Phoenix released the 2010 Best of Boston Winners yesterday, and Deep Ellum took home some top awards. Getting hailed as the best bar in Boston is quite the achievement, and I personally wouldn't have it any other way. What's more is that the one of the guys behind the success of Deep Ellum won Boston's best bartender: Max Toste. Definitely a well-deserved title, Max is an awesome bartender and a great guy. My first visits to Deep Ellum and guidance from Max got me entrenched in the world of craft beer. He can make a damn good Manhattan, too.

Allston also scooped up a few other awards, as alluded to by the folks over at Allston City Limits. Blanchard's got the award for Best Wine and Liquor Store (they also have a fairly robust beer selection), and Sunset Grill and Tap picked up Best Beer Selection (which as a title in terms of quantity, serves that place pretty well).

While there are only a handful of bars that can be chosen as the "best," there are dozens of other top establishments serving up well-crafted food and drinks across Boston which shouldn't be overlooked.

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