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Provençal fish stew at Sycamore

For food geeks accustomed to dining in urban Boston, it's easy to be a little dismissive of suburban restaurants.
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 15, 2013

Roast Duck Breast at Farmstead Table

How does a suburban restaurant compete with urban hotspots like Boston's Seaport, with its slew of chain outlets with big marketing budgets, easy interstate access, and abundant cheap parking?
Food Coma
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 05, 2012

On the Cheap: Stoddard's Cutlery

After all the chopping, carving, and mincing of Turkey Day, it's no surprise that your knives are going to need a facelift. Owner David Marks is about to be your saving grace.
Kitchen knives getting dull? Sharpen up at this blade emporium  
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 25, 2011
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Newton's New Art Center exposes heavy metal from within

Named for a Candlemass song, staged in a former church, and curated by a pair of noise-loving MassArt grads, the upcoming group show "We Still See the Black" brings a thunderous charge of wrathful, subtle, beguiling, and teeming contemporary art to Newto
The black art
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 26, 2011

An all-seeing eye for the FBI?

The latest Boston Phoenix is spread across your steering wheel. You're reading this article. In a legal parking spot. With the engine off. A transportation cop zaps your license plate with a computerized scanner, cycles your registration through the s
Every step you take
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 29, 2011

Newton shooter aims to please

If a Jamaican bobsled team can qualify for the Winter Olympics, then certainly a gunslinger from liberal Newton has a fighting chance in a rigorous shootout below the Mason-Dixon Line.
Run and gun
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010


Going down

One last fling with The Elevator Drops
One last fling with The Elevator Drops
By MATT PARISH  |  December 18, 2009

Q&A #7 -- Balser vs. Warren

"Alice Mitchell" asks: "What do you think about the Newton race now that it's down to Ruth Balser and Setti Warren?" It's a very interesting...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 02, 2009

Eatin’ good in Boston’s ’hoods

Part of the backbone of any urban neighborhood is its small, independent restaurants.
15 joints, pubs, and bistros worth the trip
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 20, 2007