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Follow the Trail

A new bar, new breweries, new bottles and boxes and beers. Let's go.
One beer story leads to another
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  September 21, 2012
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Review: Vito’s Tavern

This column often deals with good ideas gone wrong. Vito's Tavern, in yet another proof of subatomic symmetry, is a cascade of bad ideas gone largely right.  
A sports bar grows in the North End
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 06, 2012
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Photos: Beer Summit Winter Jubilee

The Beer Summit Winter Jubilee landed at The Park Plaza Castle on Saturday, January 21, 2012.
Park Plaza Castle | Saturday, January 21, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 27, 2012
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Review: Café Latino

It pays to keep a sharp eye out for good cheap food; I often fail to notice worthy places right under my nose.
Heaping plates of fine Puerto Rican fare in an easy-to-miss spot
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 11, 2010
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Gennaro's 5 North Square Ristorante

The owners of Caffé Vittoria and the Florentine Cafe took over this venerable tourist trap that looks out on North Square a year ago, renamed it for their son last May, and quietly spiffed up the rooms and the menu.
A former tourist trap proves its worth
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 24, 2009
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Boston's Best Arts and Entertainment 2009

We are a culture-rich city — a veritable cauldron of talent and fun, and have been so since Anne Bradstreet inscribed the gates of Harvard. In Boston, the arts never stand still.
What a difference 100 years makes  
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2009


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Boston's Best Food and Drink 2009

The danger of doing an annual Best issue is that readers could well screw up the whole thing, especially when it comes to eating out. It would suck if they voted for the too-familiar national-chain eateries. Best Hamburger: McDonalds?!
Keeping it all back home
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2009