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Review: Temple Downtown
Temple Downtown certainly has gone through changes.
From graffiti to Gorgonzola
| June 04, 2010
Sonoma Grille has a lot going for it.
A lot more than retsina
| April 02, 2010
I loved the Café Apollonia when it opened in this space in 2004 as what was then Boston's sole denominated Albanian restaurant.
Albanian food returns to former Italian territory
| March 12, 2010
Having longed for an all-out Greek dining room in metro Boston since, well, almost since the Phoenix was reviewing plays by Euripides and protesting the Peloponnesian War, I finally hit Dionysos in Cambridge about a year before it closed in 2007.
Satisfying a Grecian yearning
| February 05, 2010
Cafe 57 and Grille
I've always felt a little sorry for Brighton; it's a lovely residential neighborhood, but seems short on decent places for a quick bite.
Fresh flavors and super-friendly service in an indie neighborhood restaurant
MC SLIM JB
| January 22, 2010
Simco's on the Bridge
Boston has hundreds of food blogs, with new ones appearing every day.
A worthwhile old-time roadside-stand experience
MC SLIM JB
| November 06, 2009
Espèria Grill & Rotisserie
The Center House of Pizza was a regular neighborhood pizza place for more than 20 years, and then, two years ago, suddenly changed its name to Espèria and put up a sign for rotisserie.
Come for the gyros, stay for the pizza, lamb shanks, subs, etc . . .
| June 19, 2009
You've driven past this one restaurant a hundred times, often thinking, "I should check that place out."
A diner with old-time friendliness and leisurely pacing
MC SLIM JB
| March 11, 2009
The Savant Project
It showed such promise: great name, good early food reviews, and rumors of expansion plans.
Mostly mediocre, but with flourishes of excellence
| January 07, 2009
At this time of year, when the weather is messing with us and we don't know whether we're going to romp sand or shovel snow, a restaurant like this can be a lifesaver.
A tasty little getaway
| December 22, 2008
Much like the pottery studio on the Station Street block in Brookline Village, Kookoo is practically imperceptible to the average passerby. In fact, were it not for the chalkboard easel of menu items out front on the sidewalk, you could easily miss it
| October 27, 2008
Farm Grill & Rotisserie
I once risked life and limb for a good gyro.
A gyro worthy of Odysseus
MC SLIM JB
| March 19, 2008
Defending the universally loathed
Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
| January 14, 2008
Around the clock
Any drink with which you can, reasonably and tastefully, both begin your morning and end your evening, is my kind of drink.
Savor sambuca and its siblings from morning until night
| July 27, 2007
Greek Isles is owned and run by the former staff of Nikos, in Brookline Village, which lost its lease.
Something for the mortals, something for the gods
| February 14, 2007
Copia Mediterranean Steakhouse
I thought that Mezé Estiatorio, the previous restaurant in this space, was so good it was going to start a trend of upscale Greek restaurants. But the dining public apparently did not support me, or got lost trying to get to Charlestown.
A fine grill with Greek and Italian extras
| January 03, 2007
Modern times are tough for the Greeks.
Rediscovering Greek history
| September 20, 2006
The bar critics — is that a tautology or an oxymoron?
An old space with new flair
| September 13, 2006
Hidden on the second floor of a second-tier Cambridge hotel, Dionysos is a much more serious Greek restaurant than anyone would expect.
Cambridge’s big, fat Greek restaurant
| March 27, 2006
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