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Best of El Planeta 2011
Choosing a side in the ongoing Boca Grande vs. Anna's Taqueria vs. Chipotle vs. Qdoba burrito war is a great step toward figuring out your...
| August 12, 2011
Suds worth the splurge
While it will cost you, these four splurge beers are worth every penny.
| April 29, 2011
Photos: The Providence Phoenix Annual Best in RI Awards Show
The Providence Phoenix honors the Best in RI at the Met on April 20, 2011. Check out the winners here .
The Best of Rhode Island Awards | The Met | April 20, 2011
| April 22, 2011
"Cupcakes are the opiate of the masses," writes "Ruth Bourdain," the Twitter-based amalgam of hypersensual food critic Ruth Reichl and offally crass chef Anthony Bourdain.
Unstoppable cupcakes, and quick-and-easy lunch, too
| January 07, 2011
Who's honoring our honorees now?
Back in March 2009, Portland Phoenix food writer Brian Duff told you about the wonders of Dean's Sweets. A couple months later, we declared the...
| September 15, 2010
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
| January 22, 2010
Harvard's breathable chocolate
Not long ago, Harvard engineer David Edwards was dining in Bordeaux with famed French molecular gastronomist Thierry Marx and colloidal chemist Jérôme Bibette. Suddenly, tucking into a plate of gourmet fare, Edwards — who specializes in aerosols — had w
Biomedical engineer David Edwards is experimenting with ways for us to inhale our food.
| January 22, 2010
What Would Joan Do?
So you've got a party coming up, a gift due, or a difficult-to-please significant other.
Jackie or Marilyn, Pete or Roger — they are what they eat. so, who are you?
| December 11, 2009
ZOMG NOMNOMNOM more free chocolate!
Yes, we know. We're chocoholics and proud of it. And when you mix chocolate and alcohol, well, you are just about our favorite person on...
| November 20, 2009
We're suckers for FREE CHOCOLATE
This afternoon, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, swing over to the Eastland Park Hotel, where Simply Divine Brownies are opening their new shop! Try free...
| November 17, 2009
FRA’s Italian Gourmet
Ever have that kind of day when you need to start your lunch with a chocolate chip cookie?
| October 30, 2009
Down in the dumps
Your superior correspondents are shocked -- shocked! we tell you -- to see a front page story in the Other Paper indicating that there has been some sort of monkey business going on at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, aka, the Central
Business as usual at the Landfill. Plus, fun with Keven and a special menu
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 25, 2009
Not drinking in Portland
You're under 21 and your fake ID got denied, or maybe you just need a night off the booze but still want to go out with friends. Never fear. There are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on offer around town; we've picked out a few for you to try. Some o
Non-alcoholic beverages — for your nights 'off'
| August 28, 2009
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
It's hard to believe Daniel Bruce has been executive chef at the Boston Harbor Hotel for 20 years, outlasting the managers that hired him and both of his original restaurants in these waterfront digs.
An acclaimed chef, a wonderful setting, and fabulous food
| August 21, 2009
I got a call on Friday - which ended up in a fine conversation - from a person upset that we chose D...
| April 18, 2009
Holy crow! Free chocolate!
Our newish BFFs (and purveyors/dealers of our favorite food/drug) at Dean's Sweets just announced an...
| April 06, 2009
Dean's Sweets, with its Americana name and its modest storefront, does not prepare you for the sophisticated chocolates you find there.
Indulge in the truffles at Dean's Sweets
| March 18, 2009
Thai filmmaker Prachya ( Ong Bak ) Pinkaew's Chocolate opens with a statement saying it hopes "to be an encouragement to parents and the unconditional love given to the special children of the world."
Giving us a superhero we can believe in
| March 11, 2009
Even a slice of zucchini makes you want more . . . zucchini. You are perhaps vegan? Order two of these and sneer at the carnivores of the world.
Off the charts, off the map
| August 20, 2008
The Cooked Goose
When summer rolls around, we South Countyites like to pretend that we’re tourists right along with the out-of-towners.
Fun, friendly, and a water view
| July 23, 2008
Cambodian dance party!
Dengue Fever’s charms are so extreme that at first they might strike you as incongruous — like a chocolate-covered lobster.
Dengue Fever + Pistolera at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 9, 2008
| July 15, 2008
Up River Café
It’s always a shame when a restaurant with a great location fails to equally impress with the actual food. Not to worry, however, about the Up River Café.
Sipping Prosecco on the Pawcatuck
| June 18, 2008
It's a restaurant with a menu that goes from diner to bistro without missing a world beat. There’s some pretty good American roots music on the jukebox, too.
Won’t you be our neighbor?
| June 18, 2008
Banq Restaurant + Bar
It’s hard to say we’re in a recession since bank buildings are being made into expensive restaurants.
Put your money where your mouth is
| March 26, 2008
Elitism is dead
There is nothing more elitist than suggesting a genre is over average people’s heads.
Long live classical-music elitism
| March 05, 2008
Brookline’s food spectrum is one of the best and most diverse in the greater Boston area.
| December 26, 2007
The new waterfront restaurant scene is all glitz, with chains and chain relatives from Morton’s, Legal Sea Foods, and Wolfgang Puck.
A chain could do you good
| December 05, 2007
Two non-food notes ring through our tale of dining at Vintage.
Well worth the trip
| December 05, 2007
Gaslight Brasserie du Coin
This week I give four stars to Gaslight, where nothing costs more than $20.
At the head of its class
| November 19, 2007
Nick's on Broadway
When we drove up to the relocated Nick’s last week, nostalgia hit hard.
A neighborhood champion
| October 03, 2007
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