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On the Cheap: Grass Fed Beef
Here's the beef
If you, like me, have ever found yourself pressing your nose winsomely against the window of the itty bitty "TT Bar" at Jamaica Plain's Ten Tables, you will appreciate the newly easy access to the restaurant's prize cheeseburger at its new adjunct spot, Grass Fed.
| May 09, 2012
Zombies ripped my flesh
How I didn't survive the walking dead
I died too quickly in the zombie apocalypse. It was the last, fatal bite I remember most clearly: I had just zigzagged to safety through a grove of lurching undead. As I slowed to bask in my success, I felt the gruesome rip of Velcro at my hip — and it was over.
| September 24, 2012
On the Cheap: Griddler's Burgers and Dogs
When another salad just won't do
With the news that former New York Times food critic Frank Bruni has gout, I write my latest dispatch to you between bites of salad, haunted by the Ghost of Lunches Future.
| April 18, 2012
On the Cheap: Suya Joint
Your new go-to fufu spot in Roslindale Square
A new Roslindale Square restaurant offers hearty stews, dumplings, and rice dishes prepared in home-style West African tradition.
| March 07, 2012
On the Cheap: Maximo's Takeout
Another worthy addition to Watertown's culinary arsenal
Somewhere between the sub and the home-cooked supper, Maximo's Takeout offers salvation for the overbooked.
| February 15, 2012
On the Cheap: Emilio's Homemade Italian Subs and Dinners
Portable, palatable pleasure in Watertown
A few weeks ago, my father surveyed our dinner table and mused, "I'm glad we have an Italian Christmas."
| January 04, 2012
Review: Strip T's
A perfect family restaurant with a playful menu
Under any other circumstances, I would actually not speak this restaurant's cheeky name out loud.
| November 07, 2011
The secret life of beekeepers
When I decided to let a hive of bees into my life, I didn't know whether it would be totally sweet — or a complete buzzkill
You probably don't measure bees in terms of pounds. You probably don't measure bees at all.
| October 19, 2011
Review: Seven Star Street Bistro
Taking tasty Chinese cuisine to the street
The trick to loving Seven Star Street Bistro is to forget how enticingly they've managed to remodel such a tiny sliver of space, and to take their name literally.
| August 10, 2011
Review: Fill Belly's
A JP comfort-food spot that's been around the block
As the wheels of the food truck turn, so does the cyclical nature of trends. Fill Belly's latest spin is a retro one: a brick-and-mortar storefront.
| July 27, 2011
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.
| July 13, 2011
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.
| June 29, 2011
Review: La Befana
Authentic pizza that respects its roots
One of the nice things about hating blasphemous BBQ-chicken nonsense pizza is that when you really want to throw down in the name of authenticity, you can look to the European Union, which granted protected status to traditional Neapolitan pizza in 2009.
| May 18, 2011
Cooking for the circus means a lot more than an apple a day
High-flying, fine dining
Before the marathon, there is the pasta dinner. The soccer team gathers for pizza. But what to eat when you're the man on the flying trapeze?
| May 04, 2011
Real ramen returns to Allston
Recall your halcyon college days, wandering the brick-laid corridors of knowledge. By bricks, I'm referring to crinkly packages of Top Ramen, diet of the Precambrian, pre-kitchen culinarian.
| April 22, 2011
Review: Sticky Rice Café
Strong soups and tasty Thai in West Roxbury
At Sticky Rice Café in West Roxbury, the atmosphere is perhaps more conducive to takeout, though there is room to eat in.
| April 08, 2011
Belgian street food that's good with both kinds of sauce
Of all the rabid regionalists whom I fear encountering in a dark alley, it's the poutine people I dread the most. Cornered, you swear on a squeaky curd never to confuse the exalted junk food with disco fries, and the last words you hear before it all goes dark are, "When I was in Montreal . . .
| March 24, 2011
Sugar Baking Co. & Restaurant
Delicious breakfast; just don't weigh yourself afterward.
The old A. Borschetto bakery sign remains inside Sugar Bakery and Restaurant in Roslindale, a joint venture by the owners of the Real Deal Deli and the Rox Diner, serving sit-down breakfast and lunch.
| March 07, 2011
Jen Kirkman works the laugh track
During her more lucid moments, the Newton-born Kirkman writes for TV shows including the NBC sit-com Perfect Couples , is a regular contributor to E!'s Chelsea Lately , and does stand-up across the country. She returns to Boston with the Women in Comedy Festival March 9-13.
| March 14, 2011
Anthony Bourdain hits the road again
The things that come out of Anthony Bourdain’s mouth are frequently as bold as the things that go in.
| February 28, 2011
The Current Issue
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| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
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