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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Watertown

Just west of Cambridge along the Charles River, Watertown has a strong history as a residential community. It dates back well before Boston settlers fled there during […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Concord

History seeps out of Concord’s every pore. From the steeple-studded hillsides and verdant river meadows to Walden Pond’s sleepy terrain sprouting oaks and resiny pitch […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Allston

In the grand scheme of gastronomic Boston, Allston certainly gets the short end of the stick. Unless you’re a resident, there seems to be an accepted, haughty dismissiveness regarding […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Cambridge

Despite laying claim to culinary giants like Julia Child and Joyce Chen, Cambridge hasn’t always been synonymous with the type of progressive, forward-thinking restaurants that now […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Southie

One of the oldest, most historic, and arguably most misunderstood neighborhoods in the entire country lies just south of the Fort Point Channel. South Boston, or “Southie” to […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in the South End

What more can be said about the South End’s well-trod restaurant scene that hasn’t already been mentioned ad nauseam? Actually, quite a bit. Those stately […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Jamaica Plain

Once dubbed the “Eden of America,” Jamaica Plain still evokes a kind of verdant getaway from the bustling towns and neighborhoods to the north. With […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Somerville

The Somerville of today is a far cry from the once maligned “Slummerville.” Cambridge’s embarrassing neighbor, affectionately referred to as the “armpit of New England,” […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Brookline

Brookline might be better known for Frederick Law Olmstead’s Emerald Necklace and its laundry list of famous residents: The Kennedys, the Bradys, and the O’Briens […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in the North Shore

Salem, Salisbury, Lynn, Peabody, Beverly, and all the coastal towns all the way up to New Hampshire are now teeming with great dining options. Just ask […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Chinatown

Bordered by Essex Street to the north and Kneeland Street to the south, swaddled between the Financial and Theater Districts in downtown Boston, is the third largest […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Mexican Food

“In general, my opinion when it comes to Mexican food in Boston is that it still has a long way to go here compared to […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Dorchester

With its booming Vietnamese population and storefronts offering everything from Cape Verdean roti to Indian chicken tandoori to Jamaican shrimp patties, Dorchester has become a […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in the North End

If you’ve spent time in Boston’s North End, you know the drill: relent and wait in the demoralizing line curling around Giacomo’s, stuff yourself into […]

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A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well in Eastie

East Boston might be better known for its waterfront views and the sound of Boeings flying into Logan Airport, but it’s also has a diversity of […]