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On the Cheap: Lizzy's
After Prohibition was repealed in 1933, an Italian barber walked into an East Cambridge shoe building and turned it into a bar: Pugliese's.
Comfort grub in a landmark East Cambridge Watering Hole
| January 20, 2012
Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel
Zink's new show, "Assembled" at Howard Yezerski Gallery (460 Harrison Ave, Boston, through February 7), features handsome, hard-edged abstractions assembled from mod, jitterbugging patterns of flat Plexiglass tiles.
| January 13, 2012
Help Get Joe Donovan Out of Jail This Saturday in Cambridge
As many of you know, one of the more heartbreaking stories that the Phoenix ran this past year was about East Cambridge native Joe Donovan,...
| June 10, 2010
I guess the experimental-chef thing isn’t over, after all. At least not at Somerville’s Bergamot, the chosen sobriquet of which is “progressive American cuisine and a warm neighborhood setting.”
A perfect complement to Somerville — or, for that matter, anywhere
| May 21, 2010
2009: The year in cheap eats
In the wake of the Bush Recession, it's been gratifying to spend 2009 noting how many good budget-priced restaurants Boston has.
A good year to dine 'On the Cheap,' for many reasons
MC SLIM JB
| December 25, 2009
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
| December 25, 2009
On an unheralded fall weekend right before Thanksgiving, a roomful of amateur hackers and Web rock stars gathered in East Cambridge for a historic convention that could dramatically reshape the way we get our music.
With big record companies willingly bucking technology, musicians and software types gathered in Cambridge to revolutionize the industry.
| December 04, 2009
IBEW pressures Stop & Shop
Folks driving past suburban Stop & Shop locations this week might wonder why laborers are suddenly concerned about food safety.
Power Play Dept.
| November 27, 2009
The Snack Bar and O Senhor Ramos
Despite frequenting East Cambridge, I’m abashed to admit I overlooked the Snack Bar for years.
Soul-satisfying, authentic Azorean specialties — oh, and sub-shop fare, too
MC SLIM JB
| October 30, 2009
The punch that took two lives
What started out as a lazy late-summer school day for Joe Donovan and Yngve Raustein ended in the murder of the latter. Below, we trace Donovan's steps, from the point he first hooked up with the duo who would end up his cohorts in crime to the spot wh
Nearly 17 years ago, Joe Donovan initiated a tragic chain of events with a brutish act of machismo. But should he be in jail for life?
| August 07, 2009
East Side Bar and Grille
Back in the day, a certain brand of bar-restaurant served Greater Boston neighborhoods well with plentiful food: fried seafood, steaks and chops, and usually some Italian-American dishes.
What's old is new again — and still in style
| May 01, 2009
The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.
A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores
MIKE MILIARD, ADAM REILLY, AND CHRIS FARAONE
| November 25, 2008
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
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
MC SLIM JB
| September 20, 2007
In plain English
He may have a culinary empire — including Olives, Figs, Bonfire, and Kingfish Hall — but that doesn’t mean you know Todd English. The most recognizable chef in Boston opens up about his goals, his fears, and the inevitable backlash that comes with being famous.
| June 01, 2007
Greasy does it at the Atwood Tavern
It’s high noon on Saturday at Atwood’s Tavern, a dark cozy pub in east Cambridge, and there’s not one seat unoccupied. Slideshow: Scenes from the Atwood's Tavern Bacon Eating Contest
| February 07, 2007
Dante surprises with a successful blend of culinary exploration and the meat-and-potatoes plates required of a major dining room in a large hotel.
Old Blu delights find a happy, new home
| September 20, 2006
ID Check: Team Rekloos
It takes a special sort of artist to draw for both a children’s computer program and a porn mag, and Mike Lee is just that sort of artist.
Two-man art crew
| March 08, 2006
Flashbacks: March 3
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| March 01, 2006
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