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A haute time

My introduction to the concept that a bottle of wine must breathe did not go well. I was already in a state from drinking nonvintage stuff when I arrived at the small dinner party. Then, the hostess announced she would let the bottle breathe and placed
My dinner with Julia
By FRED BAYLES  |  August 07, 2009

Sweets love

They are the sugarplum fairies and the sultans of sweets.
Checking in with some of Boston’s best pastry chefs
By LOUISA KASDON  |  December 08, 2006

Petit Robert Bistro

This is Petit Robert Bistro #2, or II, or deux. Or, since this space, formerly Rouge, is smaller than the original Petit Robert, maybe it’s Plus Petit Robert.
Meet the new Robert, same as the old Robert
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 29, 2006

40 years of Boston (Phoenix) food

Food and cultural historian Laura Shapiro likes to point out a certain week in 1963 when Julia Child first appeared on WGBH and Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique .
A long-time writer reflects on our city’s culinary history
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 15, 2006

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

The attractions here are serious beef (especially the filet mignon), some New Orleans dishes and trimmings, polished execution, and the fact that, while all American steak houses partake of Disney-like mythology, this one is a little less over-the-top t
Taking beef and more to delicious new heights  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 08, 2006

Wish list

[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
By  |  December 30, 2005