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Best of El Planeta 2011

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...
By Katie Lannan  |  August 12, 2011

Suds worth the splurge

While it will cost you, these four splurge beers are worth every penny.
By JOSH SMITH  |  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
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  April 22, 2011

Monumental Cupcakes

"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
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 15, 2010

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


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.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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?
By CLEA SIMON  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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?
 Beyond wonderful
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 25, 2009
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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'
By ANNA PEROCCHI  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 21, 2009

Chocolate courage

I got a call on Friday - which ended up in a fine conversation - from a person upset that we chose D...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  April 06, 2009


Really remarkable

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
By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 18, 2009

Review: Chocolate

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By JON GARELICK  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 18, 2008

Highland Kitchen

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?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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

By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  March 05, 2008

Serenade Chocolatier

Brookline’s food spectrum is one of the best and most diverse in the greater Boston area.
Confection resurrection
By PHIL AMARA  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 05, 2007


Two non-food notes ring through our tale of dining at Vintage.
Well worth the trip
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 19, 2007

Nick's on Broadway

When we drove up to the relocated Nick’s last week, nostalgia hit hard.
A neighborhood champion
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 03, 2007