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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
| January 11, 2013
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...
| January 12, 2012
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...
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| October 22, 2010
Ambience, style, flair — these have become as necessary as kitchen seasonings to spice up a dining experience in upscale restaurants.
Upping the hipness quotient
| January 22, 2010
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