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BEST Locavore Restaurant

2009 BEST Locavore Restaurant, North



It’s safe to say Chris Parsons has a love affair with New England seafood. The menus at his diminutive Winchester restaurant read like a roll call of the Atlantic’s tastiest yield: salt-roasted Wellfleet clams with chorizo; fried Island Creek oysters… read more»

2009 BEST Locavore Restaurant, South

Martha’s Stone Soup


The award-winning fare at Martha Stone’s home-cooking-meets-haute-cuisine establishment is deliciously all over the map: a strawberry soup made from fruit grown in Middleborough, a salad sprinkled with Westport cheese, homemade bread punched up with garlic from Carver. A 15-year food-business… read more»

2009 BEST Locavore Restaurant, West

51 Lincoln

Newton Highlands

Earthy-crunchy’ isn’t how we’d describe 51 Lincoln, a polished little dining room and bar serving craft cocktails and schmancy cheeses. Unless by ‘earthy’ we meant the wild mushroom ragout that chef Jeff Fournier spoons over scallops, and ‘crunchy’ referred to… read more»

2009 BEST Locavore Restaurant

Craigie On Main


Tony Maws isn’t one of those chefs who tries to make it look easy. In his new Central Square digs, the open kitchen takes center stage, providing an unobstructed view of exactly how that (Vermont organic) lamb three ways and… read more»