Best of the South Coast

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Owner Spotlight: Destination Soups

Restaurant Name: Destination Soups Location: 141 Union Street, Downtown New Bedford Owner: Devin Byrnes How long have you been owner of Destination Soups? We opened our doors December 2008, so we just hit our two year birthday. What did you do before owning Destination Soups? I was a chef, and …

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City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve 2010

AHA! New Year's Eve 2010

Organized and presented by AHA! and the City of New Bedford: Arrive early and stay late! Ring in 2011 with fireworks in Custom House Square—and be home in time to watch the ball drop in NYC Times Square.  AHA! and the City of New Bedford present “City Celebrates! New Year’s …

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The Seamen’s Bethel

seamen's bethel

Are you a student, New Bedford resident, or perhaps a person seeking adventure and inspiration?  If so, there is an obscure historical gem available for public viewing, recognized primarily by sailors and Moby Dick enthusiasts.  It never speaks out loud, but silently beckons those with a heart and passion rooted …

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Typography in the Seamen’s Bethel


I would strongly suggest that those interested in typography and arts spend some time viewing the interior of the Seamen’s Bethel.  Inside, the extraordinary cenotaphs are suspended on the walls far above the pews that line the central portion of the floor.  A balcony around the perimeter allows for access …

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The Artificial Marketplace

The Artificial Marketplace is located on William Street in Downtown New Bedford next to Solstice skateboard shop.  It has been described as an antiques shop, but after I spoke with owner Jared Vasconcellos, I found out its more of a vintage, mid-century shop. There has been a bit of a …

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Owner Spotlight: The Candleworks Restaurant

Candleworks Front Door

Restaurant Name: The Candleworks Restaurant Location: 72 North Water Street, New Bedford, MA Owner: Jared Morgado How long have you been involved with The Candleworks Restaurant? I started working here in 2000 as a chef.  I became executive chef in 2002 and owner on October 7, 2007. What did you …

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Best New Bedford Late Night Eateries

Shawmut Diner New Bedford, MA

It happens to the best of us:  even the healthiest, most organically conscious person will at some point find themselves eating the most delicious slice of processed pizza of their life, at 3:00AM. Usually how it happens is that you’ve had a great night out around New Bedford, Dartmouth, and …

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Owner Spotlight: Kirby’s Irish Pub

Kirbys Irish Pub

Bar name: Kirby’s Irish Pub Location: 818 Kempton Street, New Bedford, MA How long has Kirby’s been open? March 10, 2011 will be our three year anniversary. What made you decide to get into the bar business? Getting into the business was suppose to be a fun family adventure. However, …

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Best New Bedford Facebook Pages/Groups

Facebook has reached well over 500 million users.  There is even a movie scheduled to release on 1 Oct titled “The Social Network” that tells the story of the founders of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and face of the company), Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes.  Facebook is used …

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