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Humanity is like stew beef
It was afternoon. I had just taught a cooking class at Portland High School and was carrying loads of gear out to my car when the school door locked behind me with half my stuff still inside.
What are you going to do with it?
| February 15, 2013
Review: Red Lantern
Red Lantern's menu (and the design of the giant room) hedges its bets — there's a decent sushi bar, a drinking bar with sports on the TVs, a flurry of hot-pot tables, and some serious steaks.
Nostalgic fusion with so much for so many
| August 12, 2011
Review: Seven Star Street Bistro
The trick to loving Seven Star Street Bistro is to forget how enticingly they've managed to remodel such a tiny sliver of space, and to take their name literally.
Taking tasty Chinese cuisine to the street
| August 12, 2011
Some places, no matter how good, manage to fly under the radar. And the recent trend of restaurateurs opening a pizza place, establishing a reputation as a lower-priced, "On the Cheap" joint, and then upscaling into a full-tilt sit-down spot (see: Nebo),
Top-notch Italian that's under the radar no more
| August 05, 2011
Review: Floating Rock
If summer brings an urge for spicy Asian food, this is a splendid place to get some, despite a few chili-pepper compromises.
Spicy Asian that rises above the rest
| July 29, 2011
Review: Lorenz Island Kuisine
When I find a family-run place that seems to serve as an anchor for neighborhood life — serving three meals a day, doing a brisk takeout business, offering live music, DJs, and poetry readings a few nights a month — I think, "Damn, wish my neighborhood
Fresh, traditional Jamaican fare in a friendly neighborhood spot
MC SLIM JB
| July 08, 2011
Someone Should Tell Common And Sarah Palin That They Have The Same Stance On Abortion
Common's not an MC who subsides on beef. In fact he sports the opposite stereotype, and is more likely to trade noodle recipes with Mos...
| May 10, 2011
Review: Boston Kabob Company
A few doors down from the Brighton Music Hall, there's a new Middle Eastern food stop grilling kabobs with sex appeal.
Middle Eastern served with a side of sex appeal
| May 06, 2011
The Big Hurt: The week in beef (in brief)
A recessed economy means fewer chains to go around, so it's been a fine week for a-fussin'-and-a-feudin'.
Ross at a loss; Weezy throws hissy
| April 24, 2009
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