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Review: Café Zelda

A truly memorable experience
Café Zelda is one of those places that feels elegant but homey; luxurious but not pretentious.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 09, 2011
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Review: Red Lantern

Nostalgic fusion with so much for so many
Red Lantern's menu (and the design of the giant room) hedges its bets — there's a decent sushi bar, a drinking bar with sports on the TVs, a flurry of hot-pot tables, and some serious steaks.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 10, 2011

Review: The Well

The Well dispenses with snobbery, focuses on food
Foodie snobbery and "locavore" sanctimony have become so egregious that the New York Times Magazine recently made a cover story of one writer's description of participating in a two-day backyard feast in the Napa Valley.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 10, 2011
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Review: Jasmine Taste of Persia

A winning introduction to an underrated cuisine
Boston is fortunate to boast a number of worthy budget-priced Persian restaurants, among which Jasmine Taste of Persia, located in a stretch of Watertown thick with indie restaurants and Armenian bakeries/grocers, has to rate highly.
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 04, 2011

Shamayel seeks a little lamb

And finds it not far from Portland at all
Twenty-one years ago Shamayel Kargar and her husband had a hankering for good lamb.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 27, 2011

Review: Phil's Main Street Grille

Good and cheap
As local landmarks go, the ones you can eat at grow closer to your heart than statues and buildings.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 26, 2011
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Review: Floating Rock

Spicy Asian that rises above the rest
If summer brings an urge for spicy Asian food, this is a splendid place to get some, despite a few chili-pepper compromises.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 27, 2011

Photos: Grand opening for Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina

Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina | July 28, 2011
Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina celebrates their grand opening on July 28, 2011.
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  July 29, 2011
Smell season to taste

An aspiring chef searches for her lost sense of smell

Scentless Apprentice
Six years ago, while jogging in Brookline, aspiring chef Molly Birnbaum was struck by an oncoming Ford. The impact broke her pelvis and shattered her skull. But worst of all, it mangled her olfactory nerves, destroying Birnbaum's sense of smell and her ability to taste all but the most overpowering of flavors.
By BY EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 20, 2011

Review: Mermaid Café

Enchanting dining on the Pawcatuck River
The first special thing about the Mermaid Café is its location: on the Pawcatuck River, overlooking an island green with trees, a few boats in a small marina and, across the river, a busy street in Connecticut.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 19, 2011
Tamarind House -- thai food

Review: Tamarind House

A gentle step down from our fiercest traditional Thai restaurants
Tamarind House perhaps shows too restrained a hand with its cuisine's boldest flavors, but it's a useful step up from the bowdlerized meekness of the suburban Thai run-of-the-mill.
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 20, 2011
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Review: Bom Café

An oasis of Brazilian delights, from breakfast to dessert
Bom Café is a neighborhood gem: unique, heartspun food served warmly by its makers in an inviting setting.
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  July 13, 2011
Deheny and Clams

Are Logan Airport pollution and Massport indifference killing Boston's proud clam-digging tradition?

Shucking fit
Denehy and other Boston clam farmers have come to face two seemingly impervious hurdles: a safety expansion at Logan Airport that will deplete two of their richest beaches, and a jet-fuel spill from last October that some allege wiped out half of Boston's soft-shell population.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 18, 2011
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Review: B Street Restaurant & Bar

Nothing too clever, but it's all pretty good
B Street was formerly Pie Bakery, but the same owner has kept only one sweet pie and no savories.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 13, 2011

Fertile Underground sprouts on the West Side

The food revolution is coming to a grocery store near you.
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  July 06, 2011
Trina's Starlite Lounge Waffle Chicken

Review: Trina's Starlite Lounge

Unorthodox goodness shining through the dark
Trina's Starlite Lounge is not so easy to describe. It's noir — as in dark (they only put in windows a couple months ago). It has craft cocktails, but not classics; draft beers, but only six taps; 17 bottled beers, but that's including Miller High Life, Bud Light, and Black Label.  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 06, 2011

Review: Gogi

Korean tacos arrive in Portland at last
If you are looking for a prototypical American restaurant in this week that started with Independence Day, you could do worse than Gogi.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 06, 2011
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Review: Lorenz Island Kuisine

Fresh, traditional Jamaican fare in a friendly neighborhood spot
When I find a family-run place that seems to serve as an anchor for neighborhood life — serving three meals a day, doing a brisk takeout business, offering live music, DJs, and poetry readings a few nights a month — I think, "Damn, wish my neighborhood had a place like this."
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 06, 2011

Review: Rim Nahm

Where patience is rewarded
It's hard to recall without a pang, but there was a time when there were no Thai restaurants in Cranston's Pawtuxet Village neighborhood. Nowadays, diners have their choice.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 05, 2011
Southwestern lunch food at Bella Drew's

Review: Bella Drew's

Mix-and-match Southwestern for the Financial District crowd  
Bella Drew's, a new luncheonette, serves what it calls Southwestern-style cuisine, a regionalism expressed mostly by liberal applications of avocado.
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  June 29, 2011

Culinary changes on Westminster Street

Talking to the owners of Farmstead and Flan y Ajo Tapas Bar about bringing the Downcity area to life is like a study in generation gap.
By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  June 29, 2011
seafood at Aragosta

Review: Aragosta Bar and Bistro

A robust Italian take on locavore cuisine
Sensing, the previous restaurant in this Battery Wharf hotel/condo development, was locavore and high-church French, but too subtle. Aragosta proposes to solve that problem with a more robust cuisine focused on the most local of all ingredients: seafood.  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 29, 2011
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Review: Victor's Italian Restaurant

The kind of tiny Italian-American joint only the cognoscenti seem to know  
The kind of tiny Italian-American joint only the cognoscenti seem to know  
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 22, 2011
St Peter's Greasy Pole

Greased up in Gloucester

Big Slick
When people picture the greasy pole, they often envision men scaling a vertical pole, as in Boston's Festival Betances.
By GREG COOK  |  June 22, 2011

Blue Mango Veggie Burgers stays simple

One patty at a time
Chances are you've walked by 648 Congress Street and never realized it's the production headquarters for a well-known vegetarian staple.
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  June 22, 2011

Food For Thought: DirtyDurdie

The Rhymanese Diner mixtape
Hip-hop duo DirtyDurdie have cooked up one of the freshest releases of the year with their Rhymanese Diner mixtape, out next week at their release party at the Rhino Bar in Newport.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 15, 2011
Jaho Coffee and Tea brings Slow-Life to South End

Review: Jaho Coffee & Tea

A slow-life beverage chem lab opens in the South End
Jaho is dedicated to slow living and slow brewing, but the haughty morning attitude of Boston commuters rushing for a cup may challenge this shop's efforts to make caffeine consumption relaxing.
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 15, 2011

Sampling summer standards

Two beachside meals, compared
Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth offers a chance to experience two varieties of summer dining.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  June 15, 2011
Annabelle's Restaurant Review

Review: Annabelle's Restaurant

American food searching for a niche
Hyde Park is the kind of neighborhood where the idea of a Dorchester businessman coming in to set up a restaurant is big stuff.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 15, 2011

The best of Providence's mobile cuisine

Truck nuts
These are the gems of this growing biz. If you’re already a regular at these places, sorry for the bigger line this time tomorrow. If you’re a rook, enjoy.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011

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