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‘A wonderful, magical animal’

The Simpsons, "Lisa the Vegetarian," episode 705, 1995
Homeric Wisdom
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 01, 2013

Not Wilbur? Be warned

I love pork. But I hate pigs.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  February 01, 2013

Embracing everything but the squeal in Porkland

Bacon is so 2010 — no one is surprised to find cured and candied pork belly in cocktails and chocolate bars anymore.
Going whole hog
By LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  February 01, 2013

America's favorite vegetable

By DAVID KISH  |  August 31, 2012

2012 in Dining: More resolutions for restaurateurs

Memo to new restaurants: follow the 10 pieces of entirely new advice below and I will keep that hungry/friendly feeling come typing time.
Challenging Boston's restaurant scene to a year that tones down the bacon, ramps up the desserts, and comes up with a new word for "gastropub."
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 30, 2011

Review: Le Central

Their slogan is "Where the East Bay meets the Left Bank," and Le Central, in the middle of Bristol, usually does a fine job fulfilling the claim with more than good french fries. Gone are the days when the town had to settle for a Café La France on the
Cherchez la lunch
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 18, 2011


Review: Upstairs at the Public Market House

Everybody likes a scrappy tale of redemption. So when a scrappy redemption actually succeeds, it is especially gratifying. Perhaps that explains why it is so pleasant to sit upstairs at the Public Market House.
Gustatory altitude
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 21, 2011

Monumental Cupcakes

"Cupcakes are the opiate of the masses," writes "Ruth Bourdain," the Twitter-based amalgam of hypersensual food critic Ruth Reichl and offally crass chef Anthony Bourdain.
Unstoppable cupcakes, and quick-and-easy lunch, too
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  January 07, 2011

Dot2Dot Café

Restaurants specializing in breakfast fare tend to fall into two categories.
Brunch every day? Certainly, when it's this good  
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 15, 2010

Future Fatty Foods

"My left arm is tingly!"
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  April 30, 2010

Photos: Gross Thanksgiving food to avoid

Thanksgiving is a time for gorging on food and hanging out with family, but really it's mostly about the food. There are some dishes that take it too far, however, and we are here to help you steer clear of those.
Avoid these fattening and just plain gross Thanksgiving foods
By LISA SPINELLI  |  November 27, 2009

Jesus Effing Christ, Enough Already! Award for Overexposure (tie)

Yes, bacon and cupcakes are both undeniably awesome. But no one needs to see another dining award, blog post, or stand-up routine on bacon or...
By Stuff Boston  |  October 05, 2009

Buddy's Truck Stop

The modern truck stop typically sits in an interstate-adjacent service area with a parking lot that can accommodate scores of big rigs.
That increasingly rare bird: the honest-to-goodness old-time diner
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 02, 2009
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"Take one spectacular location, season liberally with Norman, Spanish, and English influence, add one major battle and let it simmer for 400 years. The result — Ireland's fine food capital." So says the official tourist Web site of Kinsale, Ireland.
A little bit Irish, a little more 'whatever works'
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 07, 2009
Fuck the pigs!!

Fuck the pigs!!

(Beware vegetarians, you will probably cry from this) Not only have the stupid mud-bathing brats ru...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  April 28, 2009
Star watch: The Bacon edition

Star watch: The Bacon edition

Mischa Barton pledges allegiance to bacon. "Pigs are noble creatures, selflessly giving of their delectable flesh — and we need as many of them as...
By eldean  |  February 22, 2008


Everything is coming up bacon

Pigs are noble creatures, selflessly giving of their delectable flesh — and we need as many of them as we can get.
That intoxicating smell, the siren-call sizzle — looks like pop culture has gone hog wild
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 22, 2008