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UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?

UPDATE -- Ashmont Moon Mystery: What about fried turkeys, now?

Peabody Square's Sleeping Moon (which snoozes on the plaza outside the Ashmont T station in Dorchester) is no stranger to festive adornment. The Santa hat...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 08, 2011
Head chef of the class

Head chef of the class

We welcome any opportunity to enhance our culinary skills, especially with the winter holidays on the way. (It was a little embarrassing last year when...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 15, 2010

Reviewer's notebook: Tavolo and Sanette’s Karoo Kafe

Tavolo snuck under my radar because Chris Douglass, then well-known for Icarus, had made his first Dorchester move with Ashmont Grill, an admitted bistro.
Much more than pizza in Dorchester, and South African delights in Provincetown
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 10, 2010

Inauguration Day Round-up

Most people round these parts will be celebrating President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20. But, even those rare local GOPs who are mourning the loss of a Republican administration will be looking for a good time.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 15, 2009

Feeding Frenzy: October 21, 2008

And so it begins: some local restaurants have started tweaking their menus and price points, and whether or not they say so, you know the failing economy must have something (or everything) to do with it. Over at Sage, chef/owner Anthony Susi has unveiled a new menu concept, what he calls “a more casual and relaxed Italian dining experience.” In addition to antipasti and entrées, an expanded stuzzi (small plates) selection now features inexpensive munchies like pickled eggplant ($4), sliced sopressata ($5), chicken-liver crostini ($6), and marinated mushrooms ($6).

Leave it to the always-whimsical Jake’s Dixie BBQ in Waltham to come up with “Jake’s BBQ Bailout.” From 5 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through Wednesday for the remainder of the month, Jake’s is taking 50 percent off appetizers when ordered with an entrée.


By Tamara Wieder  |  October 17, 2008
Less and More

Less and More


Sometimes you feel like a splurge, and sometimes you don’t. But even when you’re feeling more like Scrooge than a big spender, you still don’t want to settle for crapola for dinner. It just means you have to think a little more creatively about where and how to eat. So here’s something for local newcomers to consider: true, Boston has plenty of worldclass, big-ticket eateries, but it also has more than its share of places to eat where the bill for two can be under $40, excluding the bar tab.

Of course, ethnic restaurants are dependably cheap eats. Good food, fast service, fair prices. But as terrific as the cuisine can be, sometimes the atmosphere at the nearest Indian, Chinese, Thai, or Mexican joint leaves you feeling a little less than festive. If dinner out was only about spending as little as possible
By Louisa Kasdon  |  September 08, 2008