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Restaurant Review: Nautilus Pier 4 Finds Gold by Scouring Global Coastlines

The nautilus, an intricate, tentacled creature with a shell like the spiraled eye of a hurricane, is a cephalopod mollusk (read: squid-like creature) that dwells […]

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Restaurant Review: Brookline’s Exceptional Mahaniyom Proves That Less Is More

The fattiest cut of a pig isn’t actually the belly. It’s the jowl. In Italy they cure it into guanciale, dispensing it like over-the-top bacon […]

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One of the Country’s Most Acclaimed Chefs Is Coming to Cambridge

One of the country’s most acclaimed chefs in Italian cuisine is coming home. Long before he was stacking (and stacking, and stacking) sheets of fresh […]

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Goodbye, Sloppy Styrofoam: Here’s How to Take Actually Stunning Photos of Takeout Food

It was all so simple, once upon a time: You’d take a seat at a restaurant. A gorgeously plated meal would arrive. A few snapshots […]

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Be Awed by the TurDunkin’, a Coolatta-Brined, Munchkin-Stuffed Thanksgiving Feast

In a year filled with so much stress, division, and strife, it’s important this holiday season to focus on the things that unite us. Love […]

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Restaurant Review: Orfano Is a Triumphant Modern Take on Italian from Tiffani Faison

The latest Tiffani Faison production is up and running, folks, and if you’ve caught any of the star chef’s string of Fenway hits—her valentine to […]

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Restaurant Review: Chef Colin Lynch’s Black Lamb Is Comfortable and Classic

The most memorable experience I had at Black Lamb, chef-owner Colin Lynch’s highly anticipated fourth project in the South End, involved shot glasses and free […]

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Can Guy Fieri Make It in Boston?

A bit of unsolicited advice for celebrity chefs: In Boston, name recognition is no guarantee of success. Need proof? Within the last decade, Michelin-starred chef […]

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As the Boston Food Hall Tide Rises, Has Quincy Market Missed the Boat?

As fast as construction sites are springing up around Boston, developers seem to be filling them with food halls. There’s the much-hyped Time Out Market, […]

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Restaurant Review: Is Rare Raising the Steaks at Encore Boston Harbor?

The stakes were high when Rare’s much-buzzed-about Kobe rib-eye arrived at my table. Though small—about the size of a playing card—at $220 for four ounces, […]

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Is Back Bay Dining Making a Comeback?

When I meet Patrick Lyons, the hospitality-world bigwig is waiting for me underneath a clock/sign bearing the name of his latest project: Rochambeau, a sprawling […]

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Dining Out: Zuma in One Dalton Tower

When Zuma, a swank Japanese izakaya with outposts in 14 international cities, opened inside the Back Bay’s new Four Seasons One Dalton tower in May, […]

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Plan the Perfect Clambake with Chef Chris Parsons of the Oyster Club

As the Oyster Club in Park Square opens its doors, expert seafood chef Chris Parsons shares his must-haves for the quintessential Cape Cod clambake. Sip […]

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Five Japanese Robata-Grilled Plates to Try Right Now

1. Lobster Claw, Pabu Come summer, we’ll take lobster however we can get it: as part of a beach boil, stuffed into a roll—or robata-grilled […]

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Chef Tiffani Faison Tackles Italian-American Food at Her New Fenway Restaurant, Orfano

She’s conquered barbecue with Sweet Cheeks Q, Southeast-Asian cuisine with Tiger Mama, and cocktails and finger foods with Fool’s Errand. And for her fourth Fenway-area […]