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Review: Think Tank Bistrotheque

The owners have some very good ideas about food and drink — Southeast Asian treats are cool, and craft cocktails go better with them than wine does — but they have also produced some decisions that make the rest of us scratch our heads.
Southeast Asian treats among some head-scratchers
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 19, 2011
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Photos: Boston's Last Clamdiggers

Surrounded by acres of clams? Not so, say diggers.
Raking the beaches with clammer John Denehy and his crew
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 15, 2011
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Are Logan Airport pollution and Massport indifference killing Boston's proud clam-digging tradition?

Denehy and other Boston clam farmers have come to face two seemingly impervious hurdles: a safety expansion at Logan Airport that will deplete two of their richest beaches, and a jet-fuel spill from last October that some allege wiped out half of Boston'
Shucking fit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 2011
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Photos: Metric live at the WFNX Clambake

Metric live at the first annual WFNX Clambake, House of Blues Boston, June 25, 2010
Metric live at the WFNX Clambake, House of Blues Boston, June 25, 2010
By SCOTT M. LACEY, MELISSA OSTROW, AND DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 02, 2010
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Review: Kelly's Roast Beef

In a city with hundreds of unreviewed independent restaurants, I generally avoid chains. But the new Kelly's in the former home of Marty's Liquors in Allston felt different.
A new Allston outlet captures the flavors, if not the charm, of the original
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 25, 2010
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Post 390

Another week, another gastro-pub. Okay, Post 390 technically bills itself as a Back Bay "urban tavern," and is bigger and glitzier than most, but it has the same combination of comfort food with a twist, a few bits of high cheffery, serious drinks, and
Walking a narrow path to success
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 22, 2010


Midtown Café

In this economy and in downtown Wakefield, it's a tough task to keep a restaurant going.
A cut above the rest in Wakefield
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2010
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Tupelo

Sweet storyline here: Magnolia's goes along for years serving inexpensive Southern-style food, then Hungry Mother opens to vast acclaim, perhaps stealing a few foodies away.
A sweet convergence of Cajun comfort and perfect pies
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 11, 2009

The Pirate Girl

The economic downturn is such that we may eventually see pirate ships showing off the Jolly Roger around Narragansett Bay. When they do, you can bet that their favorite place to unwind after a long day Yo-ho-ho -ing will be a friendly fisherman's bar
Shiver me stuffies!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2009

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Oyster and clam farmer Perry Raso, whose harvests have become quite popular over the past three years, has taken his livelihood one step further and opened his own eatery: the Matunuck Oyster Bar. It sits on a beautiful cove just north of East Matunuck
Stellar servings from the sea
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 31, 2009

Blount Clam Shack

The scene at Blount Clam Shack on a Sunday summer afternoon is like a well-orchestrated block party: large white tent for keeping out rain or providing shade; long, family-style picnic tables; outside the tent, more picnic tables and beach chairs; a larg
The Taste of Summer in Warren
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 24, 2009