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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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


Phở #1

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


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


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


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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