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Boston bartenders bust up the Big Easy

There was a wedding, a funeral (for the Long Island Iced Tea), fried alligator, mechanical bulls, and Ron Jeremy on harmonica. Boston bartenders, who were there in full force, can attest to all of it.
Strange tales
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  August 26, 2011
For the record

For the record


Every music fan can name a life-changing album. So in honor of the "American Punk" series at the Harvard Film Archive (get details here), we...
By Scott Kearnan  |  August 22, 2011
Congratulations to Jamie Bissonnette, Winner of Food and Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef Award for 2011

Congratulations to Jamie Bissonnette, Winner of Food and Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef Award for 2011


Congratulations to Jamie Bissonnette for winning Food and Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef Award for 2011. Not only did he win the New England...
By MC Slim JB  |  March 02, 2011
The meals that made them: Local dining legends share their formative culinary experiences

The meals that made them: Local dining legends share their formative culinary experiences


BY LOUISA KASDON AND RUTH TOBIAS JOSÉ DUARTE OF TARANTA | Photo: JOEL VEAK "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what...
By Stuff Boston  |  February 21, 2011
Best Hangover-Recovery Meal (tie)

Best Hangover-Recovery Meal (tie)


If the grilled beef heart and corned beef-tongue hash at Toro (1704 Washington Street, Boston, 617.536.4300) are too rich for your cranky stomach, there’s always...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 05, 2009

HOT SCENE: industry nights


Clearly we’re in the wrong industry — these days, chefs seem to be having more fun than the rest of us. And you don’t have...
By Stuff Boston  |  July 27, 2009


Crash Courses: A writer returns to Boston to brush up on the latest in local dining and drinking

Crash Courses: A writer returns to Boston to brush up on the latest in local dining and drinking


Okay, here’s a math problem for all you clever so-and-sos crawling one of the world’s most educated cities: if a food writer travels 1900 miles from her new hometown of Denver to her old one of Boston to catch up on the current dining scene, how many days does it take her to hit 10 restaurants, down 30 drinks, sample 25 dishes, and gain five pounds?

If you guessed two and a half, you get a gold star. But so do I. I took a crash course in multicourses and passed with top honors. For that matter, so did the chefs, bartenders, and servers I tested in turn, dishing up as they did the creamiest of this summer’s crop. Now it’s time for you just-returned vacationers and brand-new arrivals to brush up on the latest in local dining. So here are the Cliffs Notes — and here’s hoping my crash diet goes half so swimmingly.


By Ruth Tobias  |  September 08, 2008
Greg Reeves @ Night

Greg Reeves @ Night


After several years behind the line at B&G Oysters and the Butcher Shop, Greg Reeves moved on to the executive chef position at Green Street,...
By Erin Byers Murray  |  June 13, 2008
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Toro's lengua con lentejas y salsa verde

When it comes to exciting members of the animal kingdom, it’s hard to beat a bull.
Bite your tongue
By KENJI ALT  |  January 09, 2008
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Likeable, except for the name and the lines.
Great tapas, long lines
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 15, 2006