Chefs

Lydia Shire

Top of Mind: Lydia Shire

Of all the words that can be used to describe Lydia Shire—”outspoken,” “demanding,” “driven”—the one that fits the moment best is “enduring.”

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Second Bite: Bon Savor

For a chef coming on board at an existing restaurant, injecting one’s personal style into a restaurant while still keeping the heart of the operation […]

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Chef Shake-Up

You’ve been known to hit the road to hear your favorite musician, so why not pound the pavement to find your favorite chef? Recently, some […]

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Kidding Around

Kids have it easy. Do they worry about the recession? Global warming? Baseball players running for office? Nope. It’s no wonder, then, that the foods […]

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Flubbergasted!

Dining out as frequently as we do—for me, it’s three to five nights a week—it’s inevitable that my fellow staffers and I eat our share […]

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Open Season

Down economy? What down economy? While restaurant openings were scarce in the first half of ’09, summer’s end is proving a hotbed for casual, affordable […]

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Chowder Learns How2

When it comes to dining out, we have no problem dishing out advice. Whipping up good meals in our own kitchens, on the other hand, […]

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First Bite: Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar

Love small plates? Then you’ll have to try the teenie Thai dishes at Union Square’s Ronnarong, tapas-sized portions which, at $5 a pop, chef Ronnarong […]

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First Bite: Dorado

In the battle of the Brookline taqueria, it seems, it’s all about survival of the fittest. I remember when the little known Taqueria Mexico came […]

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First Bite: Poe's Kitchen at The Rattlesnake

In recent years, we’ve seen lots of transformations at The Rattlesnake. (Remember its brief, sad stint as “George: An American Bar?” Us either.) But its […]

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Chef's Night Out

Ever wonder where your favorite chefs eat out? Most nights, they’re slaving away in their own kitchens, but we were curious: If we gave them […]

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Eric Brennan to Land at the New Clarendon

Come October, the restaurateurs behind Grill 23 and Harvest will open a new venue, this time a neighborhood tavern in Back Bay at the forthcoming […]

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The Sun Sets on Aujourd'hui

If you haven’t heard already, the Four Seasons announced this weekend that it will close its celebrated restaurant, Aujourd’hui, after a final dinner on June […]

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Q&A: Five Questions with Temple Bar's New Chef

Formerly of downtown Boston’s Good Life, Michael Scelfo recently took on the role of executive chef at Cambridge favorite Temple Bar. You’ve done a lot […]

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Q&A: Five Questions with Temple Bar's New Chef

Formerly of downtown Boston’s Good Life, Michael Scelfo recently took on the role of executive chef at Cambridge favorite Temple Bar. You’ve done a lot […]