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First Sip at Backbar

When you order a drink at Backbar, they want you to know it’s as fresh as can be.

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Dining Out: Catalyst

The Cambridge restaurant Catalyst tries to bridge high-tech and artisan, casual and grand, high-gloss and rustic.

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First Bite: Firebrand Saints

This funky new Kendall Square spot is a smart blend of style and substance.

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Restaurant Review: Legal Harborside in Boston

The seafood chain has debuted a flashy fine-dining concept on the waterfront—and despite a few early hiccups, things are going swimmingly.

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Small Bite: Veggie Galaxy

The idea of an all-vegetarian restaurant tends to make meat eaters shudder. But it’s not all about tempeh, seitan, and tofu at new Central Square diner Veggie Galaxy.

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First Bite: Five Horses Tavern

When it comes to brews—and bites to accompany them—this new haunt comes out ahead of the pack.

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Small Bite at Blue Inc.

Jason Santos’s new spot makes much of his wacky techniques — too bad razzle-dazzle doesn’t guarantee great food.

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First Bite at Abigail’s

It may not be a destination yet, but this new Kendall Square haunt is turning out some very smart — and tasty — fare. 

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Restaurant Review: Tres Gatos

With this bookstore-café turned tapas bar, J.P. has scored the best kind of neighborhood spot.

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Small Bite at Redbones Rib Shack

The folks at Somerville’s Redbones have taken the next step toward citywide barbecue domination with their new rib shack in Kendall Square.

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First Bite at The Brahmin

A new Back Bay hangout focuses on the Boston of yore—with results pointing to a solid future.

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Restaurant Review: Bina Osteria

For this Downtown Crossing restaurant and its new chef, the third time’s the charm.

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Small Bite: Redd’s in Rozzie

Down-home cooking at Redd’s in Rozzie — served with a side of biscuits.

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First Bite: El Centro

Neighborhood gem, or haute-Mex me-too? It’s a little of both.

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Dining Out at Locke-Ober

All shined up, this city landmark is ripe for a renaissance — but it can’t seem to shake its stodgy past.