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Sound Bite: Flour Power

When Joanne Chang recently announced via Twitter (@jbchang) that she was signing a lease for a fourth Flour location, pastry lovers around the city dropped what they were doing and immediately Google-mapped its proximity to their homes and offices with

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 12, 2012
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Review: Forum

Forum took over the Back Bay space that used to be Vox Populi, and sticks with the general VP design of sports bar downstairs and fine dining — in this case, somewhat futuristic food — upstairs.
Deconstruction done right
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 28, 2011
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Skate of the union

The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
Pissed pedaling
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011
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Photos: Mornin' Old Sport in the Back Bay

Mornin' Old Sport play a surprise pop-up show in the Back Bay on August 2, 2011.
Pop-up show | August 2, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 12, 2011
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Review: Red Lantern

Red Lantern's menu (and the design of the giant room) hedges its bets — there's a decent sushi bar, a drinking bar with sports on the TVs, a flurry of hot-pot tables, and some serious steaks.
Nostalgic fusion with so much for so many
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 12, 2011
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Review: Tico

It turns out that the tequila-bar thing can be done right.
Sensational small plates and tequila done right
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 27, 2011


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Review: Geoffrey's Café

Geoffrey's has been around — in the Back Bay, South End, Roslindale, even Utah — but has succeeded for two decades with a sure-handed mix of comfort food and little cheffery, very good prices, and generous portions, especially on dessert.  
Sure-handed comfort food and great value
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 20, 2011
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Review: Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar

Shooting for sexy, and serving up solid Tex-Mex
Shooting for sexy, and serving up solid Tex-Mex
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 11, 2011
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Zocalo Cocina Mexicana

I wasn't crazy about Zocalo when it was in Brighton, but others were. Now it has reopened near Back Bay Station, and the food and drinks are much the same.
Just as it was in Brighton, for better or worse
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 03, 2010
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Photos: One Night in Boston 2010

STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over nine hours on the night of August 22, 2010; here are a few of our favorites
Fifteen photographers. Nine hours.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 13, 2010
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Post 390

Another week, another gastro-pub. Okay, Post 390 technically bills itself as a Back Bay "urban tavern," and is bigger and glitzier than most, but it has the same combination of comfort food with a twist, a few bits of high cheffery, serious drinks, and
Walking a narrow path to success
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 22, 2010


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Parish Cafe and Bar

The edge of gentrification can present some close-minded folks with a barrier to finding good cheap eats.
A veteran Back Bay restaurant expands to the South End
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 15, 2010
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Arresting Shepard Fairey

A cynic might argue that anything that publicizes art is a good thing. Art, after all, challenges how you think — provokes thoughts, insights, emotions that otherwise might not be stirred. It also can amuse and entertain.
It's about small minds, revenge, and embarrassing the mayor
By EDITORIAL  |  February 11, 2009
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On the cheap: Pho Basil

When I lived in the Back Bay, my suburban friends would coo, "Oooh, you must love the great restaurants!"
Welcome freshness and value too rarely seen in the Back Bay
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 04, 2009
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dailyBOS_062208, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around MassArt and Huntington Ave, Back Bay/Boyston Street, and Central Square
By kbonami  |  June 22, 2008
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Eatin’ good in Boston’s ’hoods

Part of the backbone of any urban neighborhood is its small, independent restaurants.
15 joints, pubs, and bistros worth the trip
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 20, 2007


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That dirty water

Much of the heart and soul of historic Boston is in danger of sinking into the marshy ooze on which it was built over the centuries.
Why doesn’t the Patrick administration think that’s an environmental issue?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 11, 2007