Restaurants

Restaurants

O Ya Named Best New Restaurant in the U.S.

Our heartiest congratulations to Tim and Nancy Cushman, whose O Ya restaurant (winner of 2007 Best of Boston awards for “Best New Restaurant” and “Best […]

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The complicated calculus of eco-friendly dining

Persephone, the recently opened Michael Leviton restaurant in Fort Point Channel, puts its eco-friendly values at the center of its sales pitch. “None of our […]

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Beet It

As more mid-priced restaurants enter Boston’s dining scene, I can’t help but notice patterns emerging. To be a bona fide neighborhood boite, it seems your […]

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Good Help Is Hard to Find

There’s a place I like to go near Central Square. The food is great, reasonably affordable, and the beer and wine selections are solid. All […]

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Brunch in the North End, and We’re Not Talking About Cold Pizza

Finding a good place for brunch is a tricky proposition when you live alone. Without built-in brunchmates, you tend to find yourself trekking across town […]

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Foodie Road Trip: Portland Rules

In the past few years, Portland, Maine’s restaurant scene has been getting a lot of national media coverage, and deservedly so. This is one food-rich […]

Dining Out: Ooh La Voile

The authentic French fare at the new import on Newbury Street is the ingredient that’s been missing from Boston’s brasserie boomlet.

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The Border Cafe vs. Margaritas

Whenever my carless friends and I rent a Zipcar, we always seem to find ourselves at a chain restaurant. Something about being behind the wheel […]

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Valentine’s Day: No Reservations? ¡No Problema!

Just in case you haven’t heard, today is Valentine’s Day. But seriously, if you still haven’t made dinner reservations anywhere, here’s a suggestion: Go out […]

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Chowder’s Tips for Restaurant Week Reservations

Chowder’s favorite time of the year is the months-long bingefest between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. But Boston Restaurant Week ranks a close second as […]

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Bubblicious

When most people have to work weekends, it means coming into an empty office and putting in hours of drudgery for no additional pay. Not […]

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Super Fat Tuesday

We here at Chowder view politics and food like our children—it’s hard to choose between the two. You can imagine we’re torn between celebrating Mardi […]

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Oh, the Oceanaire

As a denizen of what many folks consider one of the better food cities in America—no thanks to Anthony Bourdain, mind you—I like to think […]

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Mo’ Burrito

The local burrito craze hits a new high today as Chipotle opens a new location in Cleveland Circle. For those Brookliners devoted to local favorite […]

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Chowder Undergoes a Metamorphosis

We here at Chowder are big fans of Eastern Standard. Back in December, Matthew Reed Baker and the Boston magazine fact checkers enjoyed a great […]