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Review: Anna D Café

A roadside diner on a busy thoroughfare like Route 138 on Aquidneck Island has a captive audience of New York-to-Cape Cod travelers and summer visitors to nearby vineyards.
A creative spin on classic comfort food
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 21, 2010

The Regal Beagle

The Regal Beagle is making a quick success doing what almost all the new restaurants want to do: small plates; comfort food with a gourmet twist; a mixture of high and low; a bit of locovore, green, and slow fare; some salty fast food; interesting drinks
A quirky neighborhood that puts all the pieces together
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 15, 2010

The Stork Club

Remember Circle: Plates and Lounge? The Stork Club has succeeded that short-lived restaurant and bar, which succeeded Bob's Southern Bistro, itself the recast version of Bob the Chef's.
Jazz and soul team up to make sweet music
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 23, 2009

Go Gourmet

College can be a harrowing experience for budding foodies, picky eaters, and dieters. While the dining hall's gleaming buffets of kids'-menu fare send some students into a feeding frenzy, others flinch.
Eat well this semester without leaving your dorm
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  September 04, 2009
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No stove necessary

Eat well this semester without leaving your dorm
Eat well this semester without leaving your dorm
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 28, 2009

Bond Restaurant and Lounge

Boy, do these people ever wish they had gone for the James Bond theme instead of the US Savings Bond décor?
Good small plates and wine — license to kill not necessary
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 10, 2009


Pumpkin primer

For budget-conscious shoppers, the arrival of pumpkin season is a boon.  
Turn the fall harvest into a feast
By TODD RICHARD  |  October 16, 2008

Caffé Itri

At 18 years, Caffé Itri is one of the longest-running places on Cranston’s “restaurant row”, and for very good reason, as we re-learned on a recent visit.
Enchanting Italian away from the Hill
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 03, 2008

Tatte Fine Cookies + Cakes’ cookies

Self-taught baker Tzurit Or has been plying her patissier trade, in some form or other, since she was 12.
What you knead
By PHIL AMARA  |  July 23, 2008

The Cooked Goose

When summer rolls around, we South Countyites like to pretend that we’re tourists right along with the out-of-towners.
Fun, friendly, and a water view
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 23, 2008

Summer stock

The 2nd Story troupe roasts all of the chestnuts here in fine style, clichéd characters deliciously recognizable.  
The pleasantly diverting Beaux’ Strategem
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 09, 2008


Grezzo Restaurant’s vegan ice cream

Made with a base of puréed cashews and the meat from young Thai coconuts, this vegan, all-raw dessert is a bit surprising — and delicious.
Got milk? Nope.
By TERRI RUTTER  |  June 18, 2008

Pho Republique

Retro done right sits well with me, and the refined fusion dishes here can be remarkable.
Refined fusion done right
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 04, 2008


Modern, locavore, green, and dazzling.
Fit for the gods
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 28, 2008

Punjab Palace

Had I known that Punjab Palace was related to India Quality, my favorite old-school Indian restaurant, I’d have visited sooner.
A chip off the ol’ baingan bhartha
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 07, 2008

Grezzo Restaurant

Grezzo, which means “raw” in Italian, is an upscale vegan restaurant specializing in “raw and living food.”

Raw power

By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 19, 2008


Oceanaire Seafood Room

The Oceanaire is a very upscale seafood restaurant for downtown, though it may end up being more important for power lunches than big dates or family celebrations.
Save up and bring your appetite
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 12, 2008

Thai Orchid

The most recent to come our way is Thai Orchid, and its small dining room (14 seats) should in no way undersell the quality of its food.
A smile-inducing flower of a place
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 20, 2008

Shelter Harbor Inn

Ask southern Rhode Islanders where they take out-of-town visitors who want old-fashioned New England dishes in an old-fashioned setting.
An intimate destination
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 23, 2008

Understated flavor

Any group — whether a city, a cohort of friends, or a couple — must be cautious about where they first fall for vegetarian Asian food.
Green Elephant affirms life through the palate
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 23, 2008

The Barn

Over the years, I’d heard about the Barn but never managed to get there before the closed sign flipped.
A cool, imaginative start to the day
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 26, 2007


Rocca’s smashed almond bark

While smashed almond bark is indeed a very nice treat with which to end a meal or an evening, it can also be a delightful beginning or a good bar snack.
'A very nice thing to munch on'
By TERRI RUTTER  |  December 14, 2007


Nearly 20 years and more than $100 million later, it has been rebuilt as a luxury hotel, with a restaurant cleverly named Clink.
Fine, eccentric cuisine that’s hardly prison food
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 31, 2007

Eastern Standard’s frisée aux lardons

True to its moniker, every dish on the menu at Eastern Standard is a standard, nearly to the point of cliché.
Setting a new standard
By KENJI ALT  |  August 29, 2007


I was working on the Russian paradox, when it slapped me right in the column!
Russian around for decent Siberian food
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 18, 2007


We don’t always want to be stunned; otherwise more of us would keep electric eels as pets.
Small plates rock big taste in SoWa
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 27, 2007


Open-air entrepreneurs

Where are all the street vendors?
Street vendors in Boston come with the sun
By JENNY HALPER  |  June 21, 2007

Editors' picks: Food

Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more. 
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more

White Horse Tavern

A recent lunch date at the White Horse reminded us of the differences between traditions old and new, good and not-so-good.
A celebration destination
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 04, 2007

51 Lincoln

I last reviewed Jeff Fournier when he was chef at the Metropolitan Club.
Creative cuisine in Newton
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 07, 2007