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Phở Viet

Bodacious bánh mì and beyond
Let’s be clear up front: Phở Viet, a counter-service Vietnamese joint in the Allston Super 88 supermarket’s slightly seedy food court, serves a smashing bánh mì.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  March 12, 2008

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Suvarnabhumi Kiri

Cambodian food takes off, with Thai and sushi in tow
Suvarnabhumi means “golden kingdom” and Kiri, “mountain,” meant to evoke a pastoral Xanadu, not a stale sandwich scarfed between security and boarding. That’s a relief.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  March 05, 2008

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Tashi Delek

'Mo momos
How is it that Cambridge and Somerville had three Tibetan restaurants, while until recently, those on the other side of the river had none?
By: MC SLIM JB  |  February 27, 2008

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Danny’s Diner

A gratifying (if leisurely) hash-house experience
After a Danny’s breakfast, you might be late for work, but you can skip lunch.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  February 20, 2008

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Pepper Pot Restaurant

First stop on your Roxbury culinary tour
Roxbury restaurants seem largely overlooked by Boston food writers.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  February 13, 2008

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The Paddock

Cheaper and brighter, but with all its old virtues intact
Some long-surviving restaurants seem fossilized in amber: the décor, the menu, even the patrons look as though they haven’t changed in decades.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  February 06, 2008



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Giorgiana’s

Return of the real to the highfalutin South End
Anna Barounis grew up in the old South End, where her father was a Greek butcher and grocer whose shop is still recalled in reverent tones by long-time locals.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  January 30, 2008

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S+I Thai

Electric Siamese acid test
S&I offers a frugal, friendly way to determine if the real thing is for you.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  January 23, 2008

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Phở #1

Beautiful beltway beef broth
The Vietnamese noodle soup phở is a cheap-eats wonder.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  January 17, 2008

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Pita Kabob

You can’t keep a great kebab-maker down
Pita Kabob has found a new home on the other side of Downtown Crossing near the Hyatt Regency.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  January 09, 2008

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Victoria’s Diner

24-hour filling station
“Every few years, management changes, but we stay the same,” deadpans our waitress, a 40-year veteran of this Newmarket Square eatery.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  January 02, 2008



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Trattoria Gran Gusto

Una notte a Napoli
A popular topic in Boston’s online dining forums is “Where can I find great New York–style pizza?”
By: MC SLIM JB  |  December 26, 2007

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Saray Restaurant

A delectable education
Turkish cuisine is criminally ignored in Boston: fewer than 10 places feature its influences or authentic dishes.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  December 19, 2007

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Angela’s Café

Rediscover your foodie religion
Feeling blasé about the latest trendy French “bistro” serving $25 steak frites?
By: MC SLIM JB  |  December 12, 2007

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303 Café

Perfect stranger
In a neighborhood of peculiar contrasts, there’s room for the slick 303 Café, right?
By: PHIL AMARA  |  November 07, 2007

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Conor Larkin’s Grill + Tap

Personality plus
Northeastern students know precisely where to go for pitchers of beer.
By: LEAH BEN-AMI  |  September 05, 2007



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El Cafetal

Carne: it's what's for dinner
If nothing else, then come for the drinks.
By: KENJI ALT  |  August 08, 2007

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The Real Deal

Panini to die for
Last we left Tony Soprano, he was hunched over a basket of onion rings in a New Jersey diner.
By: LIZ BOMZE  |  July 18, 2007

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Asmara

Look, ma: No forks!
Being the only Eritrean-Ethiopian restaurant in Central Square, you’d think that the owners of Asmara would have a tough time selling their wares.
By: KENJI ALT  |  July 02, 2007

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La Sultana Bakery

Forget the pupusas; bring on the pork
Shame on anyone who goes to the doughnut chain across the street.
By: KENJI ALT  |  July 02, 2007

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Star Fish Market

Go fish
Arriving early for a tour of Samuel Adams Brewery, hungry and thirsty Bostonians might stumble across Star Fish Market.
By: LEAH BEN-AMI  |  June 20, 2007


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