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The 15 most ape-friendly grubs in the hub

Here's a guide to monkey-themed foods available about town.
Monkey chow
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 05, 2011
5 Courses with Melissa Espantz of L’Espalier

5 Courses with Melissa Espantz of L’Espalier


Melissa Yantz is exceedingly calm. She thinks it's because she's "from Vermont." We think it's because she's been serving exquisite meals at L'Espalier (774 Boylston...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  March 21, 2011
The meals that made them: Local dining legends share their formative culinary experiences

The meals that made them: Local dining legends share their formative culinary experiences


BY LOUISA KASDON AND RUTH TOBIAS JOSÉ DUARTE OF TARANTA | Photo: JOEL VEAK "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what...
By Stuff Boston  |  February 21, 2011
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Recipe for disaster: Valentine's Day horror stories from Boston restaurant insiders

These restauranteurs have seen more than a few funny valentines.
Recipe for disaster: Valentine's Day horror stories from Boston restaurant insiders
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  February 11, 2011
Buzzed boozing

Buzzed boozing


Photo: JOEL VEAK In late November, the narcs at the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission decided to ban the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages like Four...
By Luke ONeil  |  January 10, 2011
Confidential sources: Local chefs dish about the origins of their secret ingredients

Confidential sources: Local chefs dish about the origins of their secret ingredients


Ever tackle a recipe from a famous chef or your favorite restaurant, only to go into meltdown mode because your dish doesn't remotely resemble the...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  June 14, 2010


Dining Inn: Boston puts the haute in hotel restaurant

Dining Inn: Boston puts the haute in hotel restaurant


Woodward at the AmesThe throng inside Market at the W Boston on a frigid Tuesday night is nowhere near typical for this town. There are...
By Erin Byers Murray  |  February 22, 2010
Liquid Lunch Goes Local: A signature drink at Dante distills the flavors of a locavore meal into a martini glass

Liquid Lunch Goes Local: A signature drink at Dante distills the flavors of a locavore meal into a martini glass


The Local 7. Photos by Joel VeakSince catching on to the "locavore" craze, Bostonians have gone nuts for the fresh, seasonal produce, responsibly raised meat,...
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  January 25, 2010
Meals That Matter

Meals That Matter


We're only a few weeks into the new year, so hopefully you haven't left those resolutions behind quite yet. And if we could dust off...
By Scott Kearnan  |  January 25, 2010
Star Power

Star Power


We’ve just watched our second class of Rising Star Chefs, well, rise. Yes, StarChefs.com has once again selected Boston to be one of the cities...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  November 16, 2009

Mega-Caloric and Worth It


We know that you know that L’Espalier (774 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.262.3023) tops the local A-list, but a dinner as prodigally over-the-top as its Seasonal...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 05, 2009


Milk Chocolate Banana Pudding at L’Espalier

Milk Chocolate Banana Pudding at L’Espalier


Long considered one of Boston’s best fine-dining destinations, L’Espalier (774 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.262.3023) lost something when it moved to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel last...
By MC Slim JB  |  September 21, 2009

HOT EGGS: Roe


The roe, roe, roe that floats Bostonians’ boats these days is as varied as — what else? — the fish in the sea. Going beyond...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 27, 2009