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Place to recapture your, or anyone else's, childhood


Now that it’s warmer out, Mike Wilner, owner of Brookline News and Gifts, leaves his door wide open.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 26, 2010

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Castle in Boston


South Boston’s CASTLE ISLAND  is probably the best of our city’s fortresses these boring days
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Used-bookstore front operation


It’s always a little damp, dark, and dusty at the Boston Book Annex.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 26, 2010

Boston talk-show host


No disrespect to his work on WTKK (96.9 FM), but it’s on New England Cable News that JIM BRAUDE is at his best.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Cards for any occasion


For all we know, the greeting cards at Black Ink on Beacon Hill (and in Harvard Square) might be stamped out as impersonally as are their drugstore counterparts.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 26, 2010

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Sports bar not to take your girlfriend to


Why complicate your life?
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 28, 2010



Fall from grace


The thing is, he laid it on so thick.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Place to bowl at 4 am


Okay, maybe it’s the only place to bowl at 4 am.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

Place to remember Marshal Petain


Alsace . . .wasn’t that the place where . . . ? Oh, never mind.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Drinking game/guessing game


Maxim Gorky’s 1902 play, The Lower Depths , is a character-driven work dwelling on the underbelly of Russian society.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Place to get sushi after midnight


Those who happily suffer from a sushi addiction understand the insatiable nature of the craving.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010



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Avignon impersonation


Resident foodies and scenesters may have to squish together to make room for the incoming hoards of grape heads.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Bar to occupy 477 Cambridge Street


It’s really not a bad location — Allston’s Union Square.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Spot to have honey mustard drip down your wrists


Darwin's Ltd. has changed the way we define a sandwich.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Urban picnic table


Paper tablecloths don’t normally scream “fine dining.”
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Place to drink your problems away for under $10


This unassuming Allston dive bar off Comm Ave is themed to appeal to sports fans, but let’s face it: nobody goes to the Avenue to watch the Celtics.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010



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Source of free mid-day cookies


Few things can beat the afternoon cookie, a trusty jumpstart for that late-in-the-workday push of productivity.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Subterranean secret hideaway bar where everyone knows your name


A certain kinship exists among the patrons of the Cellar.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Armenian side trip


Searching for a fresh boreka? Craving some Turkish Ayran? Don’t hop a plane; hop a bus to Watertown’s Little Armenia.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Slightly modernized Irish pub without idiots


In the watering-hole trade, he renovates best who renovates least.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 25, 2010

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Pan-American highway in Cambridge


Well, make that the only World Music Wednesday  that we know of.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 23, 2010


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