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[VIDEO] From the Red Carpet premiere: Q&As with Ben Affleck, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, and 6 more

Video by Sarah PatersonYou already saw what we had to say about last week's Fenway Park premiere of The Town. Now you can hear it...
By Shaula Clark  |  September 20, 2010


At breakfast and lunch, Pairings serves as a basic hotel restaurant, which the Park Plaza has lacked for about 10 years.
Artistry and taste combine — but perhaps not often enough
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 18, 2009
5 Courses with Joe Brenner of South End Buttery

5 Courses with Joe Brenner of South End Buttery

Joe Brenner is the chef’s chef. Literally. Brenner made Todd English look good — in Boston, New York, Las Vegas, D.C., Miami, and Nantucket. For...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  November 16, 2009

“Paging Dr. Kevorkian” Award for Overdue Restaurant Euthanasia

Todd English’s Bonfire was finally eighty-sixed from the Park Plaza after seven money-losing years of critical ridicule and foodie indifference. English is a canny businessman...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 05, 2009

La Fogata

Few Boston neighborhoods are as blessed with affordable restaurants, or as unfairly overlooked, as Eastie.
A cozy Eastie spot for Colombian snacks and more
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 28, 2009


Bonkers? No, just crazy good.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 12, 2009


Thaitation Thai Cuisine

I'm convinced that one of the reasons this restaurant column doesn't get the national readership it deserves is that, I keep raving about owner-chefs like Dusadan Lee Narbanshart.
Brown Sugar gets even sweeter
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 18, 2009

Z Square

The original Z Square, in Harvard Square, was all over the menu map.
Less fuss, more to love
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 27, 2008

In plain English

He may have a culinary empire — including Olives, Figs, Bonfire, and Kingfish Hall — but that doesn’t mean you know Todd English. The most recognizable chef in Boston opens up about his goals, his fears, and the inevitable backlash that comes with being famous.
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  June 01, 2007

Play, big spender

Once you’ve sampled premium vodka or the crème-de-la-crème of cognac, you’ll be reluctant to order anything less.
Why burn money when you can drink it?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 16, 2007

Rustic Kitchen

Rustic Kitchen is actually the third restaurant of its name in Boston (with another in Hingham).
Long, complicated story. Good, accessible food
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 27, 2006


Volle Nolle

There’s a new restaurant in the North End — but wait!
A North End spot goes pasta-free
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 23, 2006

Johnnie Walker

If a glass of smooth, full-bodied whiskey makes you feel like celebrating the drink, then consider the Johnnie Walker Tasting Dinner at Todd English’s Bonfire (50 Park Plaza, Boston) a holiday.
Guess who's coming to dinner?
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  February 15, 2006