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The many sides of splurging: A guide to decadent local dishes worth the cash and calories

The many sides of splurging: A guide to decadent local dishes worth the cash and calories

Photo: JOEL VEAK From a single ounce of sturgeon caviar at L'Espalier to a fat slice of seven-layer chocolate cake from your neighborhood bakery (bonus...
By Ruth Tobias  |  March 21, 2011

2009: The year in dining

This was an unusual food year for me, in that the recession did not have the expected effect on the local dining scene.
My year in food
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 25, 2009

Hummer-to-Mini Smart Downscaling Award (tie)

Restaurant Marliave (10 Bosworth Street, Boston, 617.422.0004) and Bina Osteria (581 Washington Street, Boston, 617.956.0888) made wise moves when pragmatically retreating to more modest menus...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 05, 2009


The roe, roe, roe that floats Bostonians’ boats these days is as varied as — what else? — the fish in the sea. Going beyond...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 27, 2009

Bina Osteria

Bina Osteria may be the last luxury restaurant to open in Boston for a long time — or at least the last that isn't situated in a boutique hotel.
Opulence: enjoy it while you can
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 21, 2009
Sibling non-rivalries: Family food without the family feud

Sibling non-rivalries: Family food without the family feud

Family food doesn’t necessarily lead to family feuds

Many veterans of the restaurant industry liken working in the kitchen, serving tables, and spending hours with the same people every day to being part of a family. But for those who own and operate restaurants with their brothers and sisters, their restaurants are tru extensions of their homes and families. Sibling-run restaurants are places where the ties of brother- and sisterhood can sometimes be tested, and the line between professional and personal relationships is blurred to near-invisibility.

When we set out to write a story about these restaurants, we were expecting to hear salacious tales of sibling rivalry and middle-child syndrome. But for the restaurateurs we spoke with, working with a brother or sister (and sometimes

By Erin Souza  |  November 17, 2008

It Takes Two

It Takes Two


Downtown Crossing is stepping up its epicurean game. Sibling team Azita Bina-Seibel and Babak Bina, of Lala Rokh and Bin 26 Enoteca acclaim, now bring Bina Osteria (581 Washington Street, Boston, 617.956.0888) and Bina Alimentari— a contemporary Italian restaurant and adjacent gourmet food shop, respectively — to the ’hood. At Bina Osteria, executive chef Brian Konefal and his wife and pastry chef Paola Fioravanti create homemade charcuterie and sweets. The restaurant boasts columns, an umbrellalike vaulted ceiling, and large windows with handmade curtains — not to mention a weekend brunch served until 3 p.m. Combine all that with the take-home specialty breads, pastas, and gelatos at Bina Alimentari next door, and you just might be wondering where these two spots have Bina all your life.


By Staff@Night  |  October 17, 2008