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The Junction: Southie

An island of solid pub fare in a sea of bad drunk food
“Forget Southie dining, MC,” says my pal Eddie, a long-time resident who doesn’t include the Seaport or Fort Point Channel in his definition of the neighborhood.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  May 14, 2008

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Punjab Palace

A chip off the ol’ baingan bhartha
Had I known that Punjab Palace was related to India Quality, my favorite old-school Indian restaurant, I’d have visited sooner.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  May 07, 2008

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Taquería El Amigo

A tasty reunion with a beloved neighborhood friend
Far from Waltham’s downtown restaurant cluster, this 16-seat storefront is a hidden, tiny cash-only gem where every patron is speaking Spanish and lustily devouring bowls of menudo.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  April 30, 2008

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Xinh Xinh Restaurant

A Chinatown godsend for ignorant Anglophones
The path to Chinatown is well-trodden by chowhounds seeking Asian authenticity at popular prices.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  April 23, 2008

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Rincon Limeño

The glories of Peruvian cuisine in a frugal, friendly package
I’ve often called East Boston our city’s most overlooked cheap-eats destination.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  April 16, 2008

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Blunch

A café for the hardworking gourmand
Blunch is not the most mellifluous name, merely a pragmatic one for a place that serves breakfast and lunch.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  April 09, 2008



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Villa México Café

Deliciousness where you least expect it
Reviewing restaurants is a pretty sweet gig for me, but it can be a trial for my less food-obsessed family and friends, whom I regularly dragoon into helping me sample the length and breadth of cheap-eats menus.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  April 02, 2008

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New Jang Su Korean BBQ

Take the galbi plunge
In my unproduced screenplay, Who’s Afraid of Korean Food? the villain is a dish of kimchi.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  March 26, 2008

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Farm Grill & Rotisserie

A gyro worthy of Odysseus
I once risked life and limb for a good gyro.
By: MC SLIM JB  |  March 19, 2008

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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

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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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