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On the Cheap: Neighborhoods Coffee & Crepes

Walking into the warm, aromatic embrace of the new, gingham-curtained, brightly austere café on Fenway's Restaurant Row on one of the new year's first frosty mornings felt a bit like walking into a hug after getting one's feelings bruised by an unkind wo
French treats find a cozy nook in Fenway
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  January 11, 2013
Get to know boring ol' Pancake's sexier French cousin

Get to know boring ol' Pancake's sexier French cousin

  ....the crêpe. Below is Eléonor Picciotto's recipe for your new favorite breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and dessert thing, ever, excerpted from her new...
By Cassandra Landry  |  January 12, 2012
Plates from an Expat

Plates from an Expat

I'll bet any one of you ten bucks that when you were 19, you were nowhere near as productive as Eléonor Picciotto.   Picciotto, an...
By Cassandra Landry  |  January 11, 2012

Review: Thames Street Kitchen

There's a new restaurant in Newport that may very well give the expression "tsk-tsk" new, enthusiastic meaning.
Getting more than the food right
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 23, 2011

Review: L'Artisan Café & Bakery

Enough already. I got tired of a good foodie friend of mine badgering me about this bakery and gourmet food place he was in love with and wanted me to review.
More like a bistro than a bakery
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 27, 2011

Review: The Dancing Pig

The laid-back tone of the place is established by its name and accompanying cartoon logo of a smiling pig in a top hat. Inside, tasseled valances against burgundy walls suggest a bustling gray-haired granny in the kitchen.
A great place for pigging out
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 06, 2011


Review: East Ender

Those French know how to cook. But here in America, French cuisine too often comes with a demi-glace of pedantry and a side of self-congratulation.
France meets New England
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 15, 2011

Review: Le Central

Their slogan is "Where the East Bay meets the Left Bank," and Le Central, in the middle of Bristol, usually does a fine job fulfilling the claim with more than good french fries. Gone are the days when the town had to settle for a Café La France on the
Cherchez la lunch
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2011

Review: Basil's of Narragansett

Like the rolling surf a stone's throw from Basil's of Narragansett, a fine dining restaurant as reliable as this one never changes when it comes to essentials.
Doing the Continental
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 22, 2010

Café Noir

Ambience, style, flair — these have become as necessary as kitchen seasonings to spice up a dining experience in upscale restaurants.
Upping the hipness quotient
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 22, 2010