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How local chefs are using Instagram to pretty up and reach out

Facebook jumped on it for $1 billion, so it must be true: Instagram, with its stable of custom filters turning any snapshot into a keepsake-worthy print, is this online-addled generation's manifestation of meaningful.
Kitchen Remodeling
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  April 27, 2012
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Begone, begats


Photo Illustration: RYAN DALTON For the last 10 or 15 years, close followers of the restaurant scene in Boston could often recite "The Begats," a...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  November 29, 2010
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Russell House Tavern

For a place with major, major foot traffic, Harvard Square has proven to be a tricky spot for restaurateurs.
Tastes good, looks great — no gimmicks necessary
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 14, 2010
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North Street Grille

In almost any neighborhood with fewer restaurants than the North End, the North Street Grille would be a real jewel.
A playful Italian place that flirts with other styles  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 11, 2006