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The Foodie Scene Gets Cooking

Thank goodness for all the restaurants conceived and launched before the economy tanked. Per those best-laid plans, the past few months have seen a flurry […]

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First Bite: A Ruff Crowd at L'Espalier

The generic, large, loud, bustling spaces that make up the new L’Espalier at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel mean an entirely new concept has risen from […]

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Notes on a Truffle Scandal

Recently I was perusing Tremont 647 chef Andy Husbands‘s blog, The Fearless Chef, and read an interesting post on truffle oil—specifically, his decision to not […]

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What’s the Dish?

Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, […]

Restaurants

What’s the Dish?

Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, […]

Restaurants

What’s the Dish?

Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, […]

Restaurants

Got (Meat) Balls?

When I was in college, a friend of mine had a class in the Agriculture school called Meat Science, and his textbook was a brilliant […]

Restaurants

What’s the Dish?

Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, […]

Restaurants

Barbara Lynch’s New Lunch Spot is OMG! Good

Whenever I hear about an exciting new restaurant, I try to remember that, as a professional food editor, it’s important to maintain a critical distance, […]

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Coming Full Circle

When Bob’s Southern Bistro vacated its Columbus Ave. digs in 2007, I’ll admit I mourned the loss. Sure, owner Darryl Settles went on to give […]

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Luna’s on the Move

Little more than five months after opening Aroa Fine Chocolate, which he often described as the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, Alejandro Luna has abruptly […]

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Sofra Opens, and We Are Hooked

Two good reasons why you should be glad to be living in Boston this week (aside from the fact that it’s been, what, five days […]

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Waiter, There’s No Salt in My Soup!

About a month ago I attended a very posh prosecco tasting at the Back Bay restaurant Azure. Included in the small, lunchtime gathering were about […]

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Tapas, Take Two

As if the South End doesn’t already overwhelm diners with tough choices (Chocolee or Aroa? Stella or Rocca? Flour or the Buttery?), Thursday night saw […]

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Bye Bye, Boston Public

Though the city’s not lacking in the overpriced-beef department, it’s always sad to see a restaurant go. As the Globe unceremoniously reported on Friday, chef […]