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Flat Patties

Making a virtue of a usually guilt-ridden quickie
A fast-food cheeseburger is like a drunken assignation with a stranger met at a wedding reception: momentarily delectable but often leading to shame, nausea, and possibly even health issues.
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 06, 2009

Sealey's Lunch

A diner with old-time friendliness and leisurely pacing
You've driven past this one restaurant a hundred times, often thinking, "I should check that place out."
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 11, 2009

Review: Walter's

 Chef Walter Potenza: A one-man food industry
It's easy to imagine Chef Walter Potenza as a boy in Abruzzo, playing with kitchen utensils and recipes like other boys play with toy trucks and chemistry sets.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 11, 2009

Olive Café

Thin but strong
Solid tastes at Olive Café
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 21, 2009

New Rod Dee

Love lost, but fear not . . . a new one's arrived
Alas, fire has taken out Rod Dee II, in the Fenway.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 20, 2009

Gone, baby, gone

Fenway eateries burn down; Phoenix staffers may starve to death
Boston bids farewell to one of its brightest spots — the row of six diverse and delectable restaurants on Peterborough Street that were consumed by a four-alarm fire early Tuesday morning.
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 09, 2009

Josephs Two

Classic Italian-American and diner fare with no superfluous apostrophes
It's tough to be a punctuation stickler who writes about restaurants.
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 23, 2008

Mangia Pizza

Hanging tough with a featherweight crust
Mangia channels a little bit of Naples with a thin crust and simple sauce of San Marzano tomatoes, but it doesn’t hew to the canon the way Gran Gusto does.  
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 24, 2008

Classic retro

The Back Bay Grill offers stability
Opened 20 years ago on an odd bayside corner, the Back Bay Grill looks seasoned rather than old.  
By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 09, 2008

Brookline Lunch

Not just for breakfast
It turns out that its Mediterranean-inspired menu, coupled with Monopoly-money prices, makes this an excellent spot for any meal.  
By AARON KAGAN  |  October 22, 2008


Unusual pan-Himalayan cuisine in the heart of Cambridge
Annapurna is owned and decorated by Nepalis, but in addition to Nepali cuisine, it serves a pan-Himalayan menu, including Afghan food, and a couple of Tibetan items.  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 02, 2008

Escape clause

Don’t bail out — dine out at Steve & Renee’s!
A visit to Steve and Renee’s diner for the Saturday night all-you-can-eat turkey dinner (for $8.50!) is enough to convince you that things will be all right while we wait this one out.  
By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 02, 2008


Go out of the way for good food and a welcoming atmosphere
It’s south of Cleary Square, which is similar to what Davis Square was like 20 years ago, a world of mom-and-pop stores leavened with immigrants that now seems as remote.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 25, 2008

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