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First Bite


First Bite: River Bar

One of the few indie restaurants in Somerville’s rapidly developing Assembly Row complex boasts fun, creative bar snacks—and an atmosphere to match.


First Bite: Liquid Art House

It’s all about appearances at this Back Bay restaurant-gallery hybrid.


Restaurant Preview: Upcoming Openings in Greater Boston

Learn about what’s to come from Sarma, Commonwealth, Bondir Concord, State Park, and more.


Market Values: Boston’s Newest Specialty Markets

With an influx of gourmet shops, it’s a glorious time for the home-cook gourmet. Here, we break down some of the city’s exciting new specialty markets.


First Bite: Four New Massachusetts Restaurants to Try This Summer

A preview of what’s new on the out-of-town summer restaurant scene.


First Bite: Tavern Road in Fort Point

There’s nothing simple about this new Fort Point restaurant.


First Look: Barrio Cantina

What to expect at Michael Schlow’s new place, Barrio Cantina.


First Look: Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon’s Bavarian-style beer hall offers small-batch beers and spent-grain pretzels.

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Restaurant Opening: The Sinclair in Harvard Square, Cambridge

Headed by Marcellus Coleman of the Food Network show ‘Chopped,’ this live-music venue/eatery is a great fit for the Harvard crowd.

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Dining Brief: Estelle’s in the South End

Classic southern-style comfort food hits the spot at Brian Poe’s new restaurant.

New Restaurant: Waban Kitchen in Newton

Chef Jeffrey Fournier introduces another buzzy bistro to the suburbs.

Restaurant Review: Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant in Southie

This newest hangout in Southie is a neighborhood crowd-pleaser.

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First Bite: Sugar Baking Co.

A Roslindale restaurant/bakery introduces dinner to mixed results.


Restaurant Review: Farmstead Table in Newton Centre

It’s all about the fresh and local at this homespun Newton Centre spot.

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Restaurant Review: Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen in Downtown Boston

It’s style over substance at this bustling downtown spot—and that may be by design.