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Trade secrets: Scott Haas's Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant

Food writer and clinical psychologist Scott Haas's fly-on-the-wall account of Central Square hotspot Craigie on Main, Back of the House: The Secret Life of a Restaurant , drops February 5.

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 01, 2013
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Bondir’s tiny kitchen welcomes its first sous-chef

Rachel Miller and Jason Bond are standing side by side — as they do for roughly 13 hours a day, every day but Tuesday — in Bondir's subterranean prep space.
Miller's Time
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 30, 2012
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Cocktail Central: A bar crawl through Cambridge's boozy epicenter

While the past year has seen a wealth of new craft-cocktail spots, from the elegant Hawthorne in Kenmore to Union Square's backroom-y Backbar, there still aren't enough for our taste.

By LUKE O'NEIL  |  October 05, 2012
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As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to balance the allure of tech development with Central Square's gritty soul

A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
Square roots
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 09, 2012
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Big changes are coming for Central Square

In December, Councilor Kenneth E. Reeves presented a report to the Cambridge City Council.
Can this unique neighborhood maintain its identity?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 02, 2012
Cambridge's All Asia Cafe to relocate to former CCTV space, re-open as Valhalla

Cambridge's All Asia Cafe to relocate to former CCTV space, re-open as Valhalla


For Cambridge’s 11-year-old All Asia Café, the afterlife will feel a bit like VALHALLA. Back in December, MIT unveiled a five-story University Park expansion project...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 24, 2011


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Photos: One Night in Boston 2011

STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over eight hours on the night of July 15, 2011; here are a few of our favorites.
Fifteen photographers. Eight hours.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 12, 2011
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Review: Floating Rock

If summer brings an urge for spicy Asian food, this is a splendid place to get some, despite a few chili-pepper compromises.
Spicy Asian that rises above the rest
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 29, 2011
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Fun with Matt & Ben at Central Square

A couple of young women, Brenda Withers and Mindy Kaling (the latter born in Cambridge before graduating to the role of Kelly Kapoor in The Office ), decided to have some fun with the idea that two seemingly unformed guys — one kind of loutish — could s
Bosom buddies
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 15, 2011
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Review: Thailand Café

I don't read Chinese, but I do read Chowhound, where I learned that Thailand Café — a long-running Central Square purveyor of mediocre Thai cuisine — changed hands a couple of years ago. The English-language name didn't change, but the sign now also sa
Terrific traditional Sichuan cuisine hiding behind bad Thai
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 10, 2011
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Remembering filmmaker Karen Aqua

The Boston area has lost one of the most vibrant and creative animators in the region — an artist whose personality and vision merged to inspire and unify animation talent locally and beyond.
In memoriam
By DAVID KLEILER  |  June 10, 2011


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Review: Camie's Bakery

If you're keeping an eye out for quality cheap eats, the car and the MBTA are not always your friends. While drivers focus on the road and buses retrace the same main-drag routes, it's only pedestrians who get off the beaten path to notice the kind of
A friendly neighborhood Haitian joint you don't want to overlook
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 27, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Moody's Falafel Palace

Meet the Mayor: Moody's Falafel Palace


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. Moody's Falafel Palace (foursquare.com/venue/21279)Adriel Irons (foursquare.com/ferrum26) What...
By Barry Thompson  |  May 26, 2011
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Entangled in the emotional pop of Eisley

Eisley are a bunch of damn hypocrites. Ever since the 2005 release of "Telescope Eyes," with its excruciatingly pitiable plea of "Please don't make me cry," they've been making their fans do exactly that.
You, me, and five Duprees  
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  February 11, 2011
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An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011
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Life Alive

I once lived in a happy hippie co-op whose residents traded duties preparing house dinners.
A tasty turn on the road to Wellville
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  November 12, 2010


The Street Museum at the Wall in Central Square

The Street Museum at the Wall in Central Square


The cutting-edge crew at Meme Gallery are overseeing a true community-art project at the Wall in Central Square, the only space in Cambridge where street...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 04, 2010
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Photos: City of Cambridge Dance Party 2010

Hundreds of Cambridge residents of all ages joined the City of Cambridge Dance Party at Cambridge City Hall on June 25, 2010.

By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  July 02, 2010
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Dosa Factory

I tend to be skeptical of retail/restaurant combinations. IKEA serves frankfurters and Swedish meatballs, but you'd hardly drive there just to dine.
Indian street-food snacks and more, tucked in the back of a grocery store
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 05, 2010
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Players only

Jessica Smith has spent years booking death-metal shows around Boston. On top of loads of meat-and-potatoes nights at O'Brien's in Allston and Dee Dee's in Quincy, one brutal Sin of Angels show of hers actually sold out the Middle East downstairs. You li
A peek inside the world of Harmonix
By MATT PARISH  |  August 21, 2009
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dailyBOS: 07.11.2008


dailyBOS_071108, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around the Fenway, Central Square, and East Watertown
By kbonami  |  July 11, 2008


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dailyBOS_070608, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around Harvard Square and Central Square
By kbonami  |  July 06, 2008
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dailyBOS_070308, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around Allston, the Fenway, and Central Square
By kbonami  |  July 03, 2008
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dailyBOS: 07.01.2008


dailyBOS_070108, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around Central Square and the Fenway
By kbonami  |  July 01, 2008
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dailyBOS: 06.24.2008


dailyBOS_062408, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around the Fenway and Central Square
By kbonami  |  June 24, 2008
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dailyBOS: 06.22.2008


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