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Review: Refuge Café

When the 26-year-old Herrell's-turned-Allston Café closed its doors this past fall due to an unexpected rent hike, the neighborhood lost a favorite hotspot for meeting friends, passing out show flyers, and eating hangover brunch.
Allston gets its favorite hangout back — with good food and beer  
By LIZ PELLY  |  October 21, 2011
Allston Village Street Fair on Harvard Ave

Allston Village Street Fair on Harvard Ave


The Allston Village Street Fair is always a blast, but this year's urban Mardi Gras theme and a band line-up including You Can Be a...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 09, 2010
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Review: Kelly's Roast Beef

In a city with hundreds of unreviewed independent restaurants, I generally avoid chains. But the new Kelly's in the former home of Marty's Liquors in Allston felt different.
A new Allston outlet captures the flavors, if not the charm, of the original
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 25, 2010
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Azama Grill

As someone who dines out nearly nightly in Boston at every level — from highfalutin snob joints to decrepit diners — I'm often amazed at the lack of correlation between prices and love.
An Egyptian kebab shop rises above the Allston student-food stereotype
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 19, 2010