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Good food if you can find it
The food wasn’t great Rene Michelena, but it was him, and fun, and there are some real advantages to being the only diners in the room.
| September 17, 2008
Shabu Shabu Toki
Where to go if you’re in-the-know
Yet another way to enjoy the soup/fondue shabu-shabu: quickly cook the meats and eat them with dips and condiments.
| September 10, 2008
A well-kept secret . . . But not for long
Gran Gusto is an Italian delight located as close to the middle of nowhere as it gets in North Cambridge.
| September 03, 2008
Sashimi for the dancing set
I thought I had Privus figured out based on what owner Jarlath Quinn had done with his popular bar, The Kells, located right next door.
| August 27, 2008
Off the charts, off the map
Even a slice of zucchini makes you want more . . . zucchini. You are perhaps vegan? Order two of these and sneer at the carnivores of the world.
| August 20, 2008
Twelve patties, no cake
A burger safari
Can one revive something that is, unlike barbecue, universally American, and steeped in personal nostalgia?
| August 13, 2008
Jo Jo Taipei
Seldom enjoyed; thoroughly enjoyable
The contemporary cuisine of Taiwan, for its part, is influenced by Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese colonists.
| August 08, 2008
The soup is definitely on
A new generation of Japanese water-fondue restaurants has won me over.
| July 30, 2008
The Publick House
Grab a drink while you wait
The true focus here is the far frontiers of craft brewing, especially the many styles of Belgian ales.
| July 23, 2008
And you thought Taberna de Haro was authentic . . .
A divorce and new partners have put Julio de Haro in the position to open Estragon, a larger restaurant with a 1930s-tapas-bar theme. Nostalgia deepens authenticity, no?
| July 16, 2008
Fine Tibetan cuisine — freed from Chinese influences
The total Tashi Delek experience is larger than the food or the room, or even the caring service from the lone mid-week waitress.
| July 09, 2008
Simplify, simplify — and enjoy the wine
As often happens at wine festivals, the wine at Vintage is actually more exciting than the food.
| July 02, 2008
Newbury Street’s loss is Cambridge’s gain
As one of Boston’s first Taiwan-style restaurants, Wisteria House had a 10-year run on Newbury Street. It has now moved its operations to Cambridge.
| June 25, 2008
Won’t you be our neighbor?
It's a restaurant with a menu that goes from diner to bistro without missing a world beat. There’s some pretty good American roots music on the jukebox, too.
| June 18, 2008
Definitely worth the wait
So what’s all the excitement about?
| June 11, 2008
Refined fusion done right
Retro done right sits well with me, and the refined fusion dishes here can be remarkable.
| June 04, 2008
Fit for the gods
Modern, locavore, green, and dazzling.
| May 28, 2008
Beverly Hillbillies food goes to Paris
Platters such as “catfish pâté” can be visually hilarious, but also really delicious.
| May 21, 2008
Skip the sushi, stay for the serious Korean dishes
On two more visits, it became clear that Minsok is mainly a very serious Korean restaurant, rather than a Japanese sushi place.
| May 14, 2008
The Blarney Stone
A Dorchester bar transfomrs, with mixed results
What’s the unlikeliest restaurant transformation?
| May 07, 2008
Lobby Bar & Kitchen
Room for improvement
We walked into Lobby the same day the Boston Globe ’s critic slammed the place — meaning, she gave it only one star.
| April 30, 2008
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