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| September 28, 2012
Holiday treasure hunt
Is it trash or treasure? The editorial team here at the Portland Phoenix compiled this year's incarnation of our annual local gift guide by searching for diamonds in the rough.
We search high and low for great gifts at thrift and secondhand shops
DEIRDRE FULTON, NICHOLAS SCHROEDER, AND JEFF INGLIS
| December 09, 2011
Where to go with what's in your pocket (or couch, or car)
After about two weeks of being back in school and eating every meal — day after day after day — in the cafeteria, it's going to start sucking. It's actually written in the student handbook.
| September 02, 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: Fill Belly's
As the wheels of the food truck turn, so does the cyclical nature of trends. Fill Belly's latest spin is a retro one: a brick-and-mortar storefront.
A JP comfort-food spot that's been around the block
| July 29, 2011
Review: Tamarind House
Tamarind House perhaps shows too restrained a hand with its cuisine's boldest flavors, but it's a useful step up from the bowdlerized meekness of the suburban Thai run-of-the-mill.
A gentle step down from our fiercest traditional Thai restaurants
MC SLIM JB
| July 22, 2011
Review: Bella Drew's
Bella Drew's, a new luncheonette, serves what it calls Southwestern-style cuisine, a regionalism expressed mostly by liberal applications of avocado.
Mix-and-match Southwestern for the Financial District crowd
| July 01, 2011
Review: Jaho Coffee & Tea
Jaho is dedicated to slow living and slow brewing, but the haughty morning attitude of Boston commuters rushing for a cup may challenge this shop's efforts to make caffeine consumption relaxing.
A slow-life beverage chem lab opens in the South End
| June 17, 2011
Review: Camie's Bakery
If you're keeping an eye out for quality cheap eats, the car and the MBTA are not always your friends. While drivers focus on the road and buses retrace the same main-drag routes, it's only pedestrians who get off the beaten path to notice the kind of
A friendly neighborhood Haitian joint you don't want to overlook
MC SLIM JB
| May 27, 2011
Review: Darul Kabab
The latest evidence for the encouraging trend of Indian-restaurant diversity: the debut of Darul Kabab, a Cambridge spot that features halal Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Northern Indian fare, prepared by a chef from Delhi.
Outstanding Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi fare in an unlikely setting
MC SLIM JB
| January 28, 2011
It started out normally: I was filling a 90-day prescription at Hannaford, and my insurance co-pay was $20. But wait! said the woman behind the counter. Was I a Hannaford Healthy Saver?
Cheaper prescriptions — for free?
| February 25, 2009
Eatin’ good in Boston’s ’hoods
Part of the backbone of any urban neighborhood is its small, independent restaurants.
15 joints, pubs, and bistros worth the trip
MC SLIM JB
| September 20, 2007
Summertime inevitably raises the question: what are we going to do with our crazy, hot selves? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Paw Sox, Penny Slots, and Ponies — so cheap, it might cost you
| June 14, 2006
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