Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding Read Next Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR Niño Canaleta, who chipped in 20 markers for Air21, sent the match into second overtime, tying the count at 79-all by nailing three pressure-packed free throws with three-tenths of a second left.MORE STORIESnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopenewsinfoCourt: Non-native Guam residents can vote on status with USMORE STORIESnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopenewsinfoCourt: Non-native Guam residents can vote on status with USThe Coffee Mixers bailed themselves out of trouble in the second overtime behind the efforts of Barroca and Sangalang, who combined for eight straight points that saw their team break away from a tight 81-79 tally.“Luckily in the overtimes we got some stops and got it (win). I’m really happy with the character of the guys,” said Cone.ADVERTISEMENT SMC bags Bulacan airport project An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary “We just need a win. We need to come out with a win and we don’t care whether it’s an ugly win or a beautiful win. We’ll take any win,” San Mig coach Tim Cone told pba.ph after the game.Rookie Ian Sangalang finished in twin digits for the third straight game with 14 points, while Alex Mallari scored 12 points and made a crucial jumper with 4.9 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeAsi Taulava actually had a chance to give Air21 its first win but missed a jumper as the regulation buzzer sounded.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Joseph Yeo finished with 21 points for the Express, who dropped to 0-4 (win-loss). PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy Sen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performance PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES The undermanned San Mig Coffee Mixers finally broke into the win column but they needed two overtime periods to achieve it as they escaped the Air21 Express, 92-83, in the 39th PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena last night.Mark Barroca topscored for the Coffee Mixers with 19 points and eight assists while Rafi Reavis and Marc Pingris connived for 30 points and 27 rebounds as San Mig snapped a three-game slide despite playing without injured top guns James Yap and Joe Devance.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments
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Prepared by UPF BrazilThe First Peace Ambassadorial Meeting and the IAPD Latin America Founding Convention were held on May 11, 2018, with around 600 participants attending in Hunggan Goncalves, Sao Paulo.The event was hosted by UPF Brazil and was attended by leaders from organizations active in political, religious and social fields.The activities of the UPF are being pursued by a global network of peace ambassadors around the world, made up of individuals or groups committed to spreading a culture of peace centered on cosmic values. Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) is also a gathering of religious leaders around the world who are working to build a world of lasting peace.During the event, twenty new peace ambassadors were appointed. Supporting the World Summit Latin America 2018 and Family Festival will be the first big mission for these peace ambassadors.During the event, one of the speaker said: “From this evening on wards, we must honor the title we receive, and also know the significance of the convention in August when the president of the school is coming”In the above picture, a police chief, who has been a peace ambassador for more than 20 years, is signing inaugural declaration of IADP. He is the very first Brazilian ambassador for peace.World Summit Latin America 2018 will take place between August 2 to 4, 2018, where we will have over 400 eminent participants from Central and South America. On August 4th, there will be a Family Festival in Allianz Park in Sao Paulo, which is one of the most famous football stadiums in Brazil.
By Dulce Balil, UPF SpainThe city of Barcelona has successfully celebrated the third edition of ‘The Night of Religions’, a proposal of the group of young people of the UNESCO Association for Interreligious Dialogue (AUDIR) September 1, 2018. The Night follows the initiative that was born in Berlin in 2012, where various religious entities open the doors of their temples to the public. The objective of the meeting is to make known and proclaim a message in favor of peace and coexistence, from dialogue and other different activities such as guided tours, workshops, theatrical and musical performances, lectures and tastings of typical food, among others.The UNESCO Association for Interreligious Dialogue is a founding member of the Initiative of United Religions, an international network of grassroots interfaith initiatives.Affiliate member to the World Conference on Religion and Peace – Europe and collaborates with the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. It also belongs to the Catalan Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations.This year 2018, on September 15th, for the first time we, as Family Federation for World Peace have participated along with other 39 temples of different spiritual traditions in Barcelona.We put on the wall some posters with diagrams of Divine Principle. We had a small video in Spanish about True Father’s autobiography.Then two blessed international couples, interracial and of different religious origins, gave a small testimony. They read a point of the Family Pledge, and together with another couple, they poured a glass of water in a bowl.Our MC, Artur Beshaj, explained the meaning of the word Chon Il Guk and the symbolism of the water ceremony. The couples participating in the three sessions we had were:José Antonio and Kali Mercader, and Agustín and Mai Torres -Pimlamas. In the second session, Santiago and Neli Temprado and Erzen and Almira Hoxha. And in the third session, Héctor and Dulce Macías and Silvia Torres of the Marquez-Torres family too.Our community leader with his wife, Artur and Neta Beshaj, made the final representative prayer.We had two book exhibition tables. Notebooks for Peace and bookmarks with the web page. Two guests are interested to know more about us.It has been a good experience to be able to offer a better welcome to the citizens of Barcelona and other nearby towns that have visited the temples on pilgrimage.This will give us more confidence and we had a wonderful collaboration from our community, 1st and 2nd generation.Thank you, Heavenly Parents and True Parents. Mansei.
@BorrachinhaMMA your steroids can’t help you on your back. Beat a top 15 then a top 10 then holla at me. FYI I️ can’t stand you cheaters— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 6, 2017 ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Anderson feeling the love. Apparel Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in This past Saturday at UFC 217, Georges St-Pierre etched his already legendary name even farther into the history books when he became only the fourth man to win belts in two different UFC weight classes. St-Pierre won the middleweight title from Michael Bisping with a third-round submission concluding an over year-long process of getting St-Pierre back in the octagon. But now that the former welterweight kingpin has returned to claim another belt, what remains for St-Pierre to do?Not a lot, according to UFC commentator Kenny Florian. Speaking recently on his Anik & Florian podcast, Florian said that winning the middleweight title scratched the MMA itch for Georges St-Pierre, and now that he’s done it, GSP might just walk away from the sport once again.“I think for Georges, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is his last fight. Does it get any better than this? What is he going to accomplish here that’s going to elevate his status that much more? Does he need to defeat the 205-pound champion, maybe fight Stipe Miocic? Those aren’t realistic things. Even going up to 186, everybody doubted him. ‘This is going to be too much. Michael Bisping has been more active, he’s a bigger guy.’ I don’t know if it gets better than this.“I think there was something that Georges wanted to prove to himself. I really don’t think, as much as Georges wanted to get what he felt he deserved, but I don’t think it was necessarily about the money. This wasn’t a Georges St-Pierre saying ‘Man, my bank account is low. I really need to get some funds here.’ It wasn’t about that. Georges is fine on money. I think more than anything else, he had something he needed to prove to himself. Being away for four years, I felt like he finished his career on top and wanted to come back and show everybody that in these days where USADA is kind of overlooking the sport, I want to come back and show what I can really do. At 170 pounds, he has already done it all. He wanted to do something different at 185 pounds and challenge himself. He did that against a phenomenal champion in Michael Bisping and I think that this is probably his last fight.”Much of the speculation surrounding St-Pierre’s return has centered around what would happen if he managed to win the middleweight title. Rumors have run rampant that GSP would fight any number of opponents such that St-Pierre had to affirm that if he won the title he would be contractually obligated to defend it against the No. 1 middleweight contender, in this case Robert Whittaker. But a fight with Whittaker, while meritorious, lacks the panache needed to pique St-Pierre’s (now the de facto second-biggest star in the UFC) interest. According to Florian, GSP is now in the stage of his career where defending against challengers doesn’t do much to help build his final legacy. At this point, Florian posits, the only fight “big enough” to be worthy of St-Pierre, also happens to be one that lacks in-fight drama, a battle with the biggest star in the sport, Conor McGregor.“Can he fight? Absolutely. He proved it. This is still a Georges St-Pierre who can do it all and do it all a very high level. He’s one of the best competitors I’ve seen in all of professional sports and if he wants to continue to fight, I think he can beat a Robert Whittaker. I think there’s a fight against Tyron Woodley if he wanted to. “Obviously, there’s that Conor McGregor guy who might make things interesting but I know for Georges he doesn’t really want to go down in weight too much. He feels like he’s already done it all at 170 pounds and he did it in an age where the welterweight division was just ridiculous, and I think going down against 155 pounds, I don’t know if he really feels Conor McGregor is a challenge to be honest. Going against a much smaller guy and having the takedown skills that he has . . . He’s gone against a lot of other great strikers in his career, and I don’t think Conor McGregor is gonna be big enough or has the wrestling prowess to stop the takedowns of a Georges St-Pierre.”St-Pierre’s endgame in returning to fighting has long been rumored to be chasing the biggest superfight in UFC history against McGregor. St-Pierre denies this and UFC President Dana White insists the middleweight champion will face Whittaker next. But with all the options available to him at this moment, St-Pierre is taking it easy and enjoying “the best night of my career.”MUST-READ STORIESBest. Georges St-Pierre called UFC 217 the “best night of his career.”Comeback. Urijah Faber says he would “have to consider” a comeback against T.J. Dillashaw if offered.Mental warfare. Rose Namajunas says she beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk “at her own game” at UFC 217.Tap. Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she did not tap to strikes at UFC 217.VIDEO STEWUFC Countdown.BJJ Scout on UFC 217.TTTHS.Yoel Remix can gain new life.Chael doubling down on saying Chuck has denied the fight.TJ sticking to his plan. Lol nope but I hate the fact that you are being overlooked. Knowing he’s gonna lose is reason to not book the fight.— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) November 6, 2017 If you find something you’d like to see in the Morning Report, hit me up on Twitter @JedKMeshew and let me know about it. Also follow MMAFighting on Instagram, add us on Snapchat at MMA-Fighting, and like us on Facebook. Latest From Our Partners It’s a damn good match up but you all can’t ignore Colbys wrestling.— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) November 6, 2017 LISTEN UPThe Co-Main Event. Discussing UFC 217 and GSP’s GOAT status.Severe MMA. 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Rockhold & Weidman don’t want to fight me!— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 5, 2017 Morning Report: UFC and MMA News, Multimedia and Hot Clicks Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Latest From MMA Warehouse Standard Ranked Rashguard Morning Report: Kenny Florian wouldn’t be surprised if this was Georges St-Pierre’s last fight Fight @USMAN84kg first!— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) November 6, 2017 Standard BJJ Gi King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Our sport is sad. I take honor in fighting guys I respect and earn it. We all want the same thing. 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I ain’t trippin tho I’m just gonna keep smashing these dudes until I get my shot.— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) November 6, 2017 Gordon Ryan Competition Kit View all 1880 stories Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo [Gallery] Only Brave Dare To Cross This Treacherous Bridge Science 101 Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Gloves 2001 votes total FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTSN/A.TODAY IN MMA HISTORY2009: Fedor Emelianenko stopped Brett Rogers at Strikeforce: Emelianenko vs. Rogers.2015: Vitor Belfort knocked out Dan Henderson with a head kick at UFC Fight Night 77.FINAL THOUGHTSThat’s all for today folks. Take it easy and Conor bless.EXIT POLL Poll Is GSP the GOAT? [Pics] The Reason We Don’t See Jessica Alba in Movies… Direct Expose MMA Fighting More From @BorrachinhaMMA scared of you!? listen up. Do something other than beating 3 people you should beat. 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Five Adorable Cape Cod Airbnbs to Rent This Summer Take your pick of cute cottages. 101 Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. By Madeline Bilis· Print Photo courtesy of Airbnb1. A Classic Cottage in Dennis1 bedroom, accommodates 3 guests, $175 per nightA short walk from the beach, this bayside cottage is as New Englandy as they come. Although there’s no AC, the East Dennis abode is cooled by ocean breezes.Photo courtesy of Airbnb2. An “Oyster Villa” in Barnstable1 bedroom, accommodates 3 guests, $175 per nightThis bright and airy pad was recently redecorated. It boasts an enclosed front porch and a private backyard complete with a fire pit.Photo courtesy of Airbnb3. A Perfect Provincetown Perch1 bedroom, accommodates 2 guests, $225 per nightMinutes from Commercial Street, this adorable little house in P-Town is surprisingly spacious on the inside. Around back, there’s plenty of room for your pets to roam.Photo courtesy of Airbnb4. A Renovated Cottage in P-Town’s West End1 bedroom, accommodates 2 guests, $169 per nightNot far from the heart of Provincetown, this renovated cottage comes with a front porch for people watching (and hydrangea admiring). Outside, there’s an outdoor shower and a gas grill.Photo courtesy of Airbnb5. A Quaint Two-Bedroom on the Beach2 bedrooms, accommodates 4 guests, $225 per nightThis sunny spot along Haigis Beach is conveniently close to Dennis’ original Sundae School ice cream parlor. It has skylight windows, an outdoor shower, and a fireplace in the living room. 5/22/2017, 2:01 p.m.
6/29/2017, 3:48 p.m. Chris Chung Will Open Momi Nonmi in Cambridge The Uni and AKA Bistro alum is taking over the former East by Northeast location. Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Print Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* 000 By Jacqueline Cain· Chef Chris Chung. / Photo by Hien NguyenA place where Boston-area diners first fell in love with inventive Asian small plates will soon be home to a new, modern Asian concept. Chef Chris Chung, formerly of Ken Oringer’s Clio, a longtime sashimi pro at Uni, and the former proprietor of Lincoln’s AKA Bistro, is opening a new restaurant called Momi Nonmi in the small space that once housed the beloved East by Northeast.“I really liked [East by Northeast],” Chung says. He visited Phillip Tang’s noodle shop often, and considered jumping on the space when he heard the chef was closing it to sign on with the Gallows Group at Banyan Bar + Refuge. But “the timing was not right,” Chung says.For a brief spell, WuBurger operated a full-service restaurant in the storefront, but it shuttered last November after just six months. Chung had closed his Lincoln fine dining restaurant, AKA Bistro, in May 2016.“The timing works out this time. I really want to do something a little different than what most restaurants are doing in Boston,” Chung says. But while the suburban, French-Japanese bistro was totally unique, Momi Nonmi won’t bear much resemblance. Chung’s new concept is a healthy, casual izakaya. “It will be simple, featuring what I’ve been eating: I’m focused on clean, healthier flavor. I want to represent my lifestyle.”Boston Restaurant Talk spotted Chung’s name on a Cambridge licensing board document earlier this week. Yesterday, the board approved his plan.Chung’s wife, Elaine Wong, is his business partner. The two met 20 years ago in Hawaii, and they both miss the casual izakayas (Japanese-style pubs) they frequented there. Wong came up with the name; Momi is the name of the couple’s dog, and it also means “pearl” in Hawaiian. “Nonmi” is a type of drinking place, Chung says.The couple submitted a full liquor license application with the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, and plan to focus on sake, and Japanese spirits shochu and whiskey. Chung completed a Sake Professional Course in San Francisco this past spring, and is excited to feature traditional masu cup service at Momi Nonmi.A masu cup is a cedarwood box that was meant to measure rice for sake-making. Places in Hawaii and Japan use the square boxes to serve small glasses of sake, and overflowing the sake into the masu traditionally signals the wealth and generosity of the restaurant, Chung says.Momi Nonmi will be small, with just about 25 seats, and only four seats at the bar. Food is definitely the focus. Chung, who was the driving force behind Uni for its first six years and who continues to train employees there, will definitely feature sashimi and onigiri on the menu, as well as seasonal oshizushi (pressed sushi), he says.“We will try to do more simple sashimi, not too complicated,” he says. “I’m still going to use Japanese fish, but focus on more local ingredients, too.”The bulk of the menu will be “easy-going dishes,” like edamame and avocado hummus, and it will be about 90 percent gluten-free, Chung says. He’s currently developing gluten-free panko crumbs and tempura batter.Momi Nonmi will offer lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch-like items. On Mondays, Chung plans to close for lunch, and reopen at night with some more formal dining options.“I got a lot of friends to help me out while I closed my old restaurant and [have been] working on this project, who give me advice,” he says. Former Journeyman chef Tru Lang, for example, has been a great collaborator. He’s currently in Japan. “When he comes back, I want him to come do a pop-up with me,” Chung says.Chung himself has been biding his time since AKA Bistro with extensive, catered omakase dinners. “I don’t want to give up what I love to do, so maybe we’ll do some Monday omakase nights.”After the challenges of doing fine dining in the suburbs, Chung is excited about the Inman Square neighborhood. He says chefs Ana Sortun (Oleana) and Will Gilson (Puritan & Co.) wrote to the Cambridge licensing board on the new restaurant’s behalf.“I’m excited to have some good friends around me for support,” Chung says.They have not yet started any renovations to the space, but he expects they will be fairly minimal. Pending success with the ABCC and future health, building, and other inspections, Chung says Momi Nonmi could open in October or November.1128 Cambridge St., Cambridge.East by Northeast closed in 2015. / Photo by Michelle Goldstein for Best of Boston 2013
You might think it’d be a challenge to top a New Year’s Eve wedding in Times Square, but Menounos and Undergaro’s stunning second go-around proved to be just as remarkable. Menounos arrived at the church via horse and carriage, wearing an off-the-shoulder silk organza gown with hand-painted flowers by Greek designer Celia Kritharioti. According to the dress’s designer, who shared the details on Instagram, the bride completed the look with a silk tulle veil. At the tented reception, lemon-dotted greenery and potted trees dressed up long tables for a fresh and cheerful look. The images also suggest that the bash included not one, but two cakes—a towering four-tier layer cake topped with berries, and a bright yellow cake adorned with flowers, lemons, and a top tier with a colorful tile-inspired design. In the end though, it seems Menounos was most excited to spend the day celebrating with loved ones: “Honestly, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I have the best husband, and the best family,” she said on Instagram. “Nothing is without its problems and nothing’s perfect, but I am so blessed and so, so happy that we get to do this amazing wedding in this beautiful village that I want to move to. Although I think Keven would divorce me and that would kind of suck.” Weddings Peek Inside Medford Native Maria Menounos’s Wedding in Greece The TV host and Emerson College alum wed Keven Undergaro in her father’s hometown. Delivering the latest in style, inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and everything else you need to know to plan the perfect New England wedding. Photo by AP Photo/Dimitris LampropoulosMaria Menounos was so thrilled to tie the knot, she decided to do it twice. After marrying Keven Undergaro in a live TV ceremony on Fox’s New Year’s Eve broadcast last winter, the Medford native and her producer husband recently jetted off to Greece for a traditional Orthodox ceremony and a celebration filled with lemon trees, sweet treats, and twinkle lights. The Emerson College alum and television host revealed the details of the soirée in a series of Instagram posts this week. “I’ve been planning this for maybe a month, but really, I’ve been planning this for a long time in my heart, because I always wanted to return to Greece and do our wedding here,” Menounos said in a video she shared on Instagram on October 6. By Rachel Kashdan· Print The pair, who have been together for 20 years, married in Akovos, the small, southwestern mountain village where her father Coastas Menounos grew up before immigrating to the United States. After the move, Coastas worked with Menounos’s mother Litsa as a janitor at the Channel nightclub in South Boston. In one post, with an image of her and her father on the big day, Menounos explained what having her wedding in Akovos meant to her. “Love my dad so much. This was a dream for him,” she wrote, “Though he’s the proudest American you will find, he is also equally proud of his roots. Growing up we saved all the spare change we found on the nightclub floors we cleaned in Boston to save up and visit Greece. It meant so much to him for us to be connected to our heritage, to know the language and the traditions.” Sign up for wedding newsletters. The New England bride’s ultimate guide.* 707 10/12/2018, 6:17 p.m. Getting married? Start and end your wedding planning journey with Boston Weddings’ guide to the best wedding vendors in the city.
3/1/2019, 5:30 p.m. By Scott Kearnan· Restaurant News Serafina Will Debut a Back Bay Beer Garden In the Spring The Italian restaurant will also open a roof deck-equipped location in Providence next year. 78079 Print Come spring, the new Back Bay location of Serafina will boast a 60-seat patio with a “beer garden” vibe. / Photo providedIt’s hard to imagine when there’s a snowstorm on the way, but spring will be here soon–along with a new patio for sipping birra after a day of shopping on Newbury Street. Italian restaurant Serafina will bring a “beer garden” approach to its just-opened Back Bay location, according to Seth Greenberg, the hospitality kingpin who first imported the NYC-founded brand to Boston’s Financial District in 2015.Need more al fresco options? Greenberg isn’t done expanding the Serafina name. Next year he plans to open another location at an upcoming boutique hotel in Providence, Rhode Island; this one will have a roof deck. Cin cin! Greenberg says he has wanted to bring Serafina to Newbury Street for years. He’s tight with the restaurant’s Italian-born founders, who “always said Serafina belongs on Newbury Street,” according to Greenberg. Though the downtown opportunity presented itself first, Serafina’s slimmed down footprint on Newbury feels like a fit for the fashionable shopping street. “It’s something a little more casual [than the Financial District location],” Greenberg says. With only about 3,000 square feet (compared to 13,000 downtown), the new location emphasizes pizzas and pastas, plus Back Bay-specific specials—including veggie-oriented plates like quinoa and mushroom tortino, and an artichoke and avocado tartare.The dining room at newly-opened Serafina in Back Bay. / Photo providedWhen the weather warms, the outdoor space will seat about 60, Greenberg says. It will consistent entirely of communal tables, where guests can gather for a selection of beer, wine, pitchers of sangria, and cordial-based cocktails.Greenberg is also taking the restaurant to Rhode Island, where he plans to open a location at the Hotel Beatrice, an upcoming 48-room property that is taking over downtown Providence’s historic 1887 Exchange Building. This outpost of Serafina will be closer in size to the Back Bay location, at about 4500 square feet, Greenberg says. Though the main dining room will be housed on the ground level, it will also boast a fifth-floor roof deck.As for future locations in Boston proper? Don’t plan on it, Greenberg says. But he’s mulling possibilities for outposts in the suburbs, looking into a hotel-related project in the Seaport, and exploring another potential beer garden near North Station. Greenberg, who built his name opening nightclubs like the late, lavish M-80 and restaurants like Mistral, says the beer garden format is something he’s particularly excited to explore.“Millennials are actually going out more often than we did at their age,” Greenberg says. “It’s just that their dining habits are more casual. Beer gardens are the kind of spaces they are gravitating towards.”Serafina, Back Bay, 617-426-1234; Downtown, 617-426-1234, serafinaboston.com. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter.