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Fresh Blood: Meet Boston’s new culinary muscle

Whether behind the line of a critically acclaimed kitchen, holed up in a basement pumping out some of the best nosh in the city, or braving Boston’s pothole-filled roads to bring you ass-kicking bites, these chefs are fast becoming ones to watch.

By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 22, 2013
Letter from the Editor: Cocktails Issue 2011

Letter from the Editor: Cocktails Issue 2011

Consider the average night on the town during Prohibition. You'd be surrounded by flashy molls and gangsters, flappers and tough-guy types, all likely drinking some...
By Erica Corsano  |  January 24, 2011
Lamp top at the Blue Room

Lamp top at the Blue Room

Photo: KIM GRAY Food Coma prides itself on its relative imperviousness to novelty. We're as likely to review a long-running restaurant that STUFF readers may...
By MC Slim JB  |  January 24, 2011

Noir film

Fatalism and depression are consequences of life, not goals. Cheer up and don't let this dust-to-dust business slow you down.
Jerry Berndt and Eugene Richards: The inescapable romance of decay
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  March 03, 2009
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

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A new monthly publication started by grads from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies aims to bring documentary-style reporting to the Portland mainstream.
Blue Room sweats the small stuff
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 31, 2006