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The urban chicken roost movement hits Rhode Island

Ernest and Linda Lambert, retirees living in a shaded suburban cul-de-sac just off Woonsocket's Mendon Road, have an unusual backyard project.
Good Eggs
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  November 23, 2012

A wing-lover’s fantasy

I left Sudha Chalichamu and Venu Chaganti's house in Scarborough carrying a glass Pyrex bowl filled with marinating tandoori chicken drumsticks.
Even better — it’s a drumstick
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  October 19, 2012

Forget burritos — try this chicken soup

Well into her 30s with two kids and a husband, Azminda was still being ribbed by her father for being a bad cook.
East Mex
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  April 06, 2012

Review: Area Four

Area Four's Web site describes it as "Coffee, Bakery, Bar, Oven."
All-day delights near Kendall Square
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 16, 2012
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Smash Mouth chicken out

In the end, some eggs were eaten and a bunch of money was raised to help sick kids, which is great. But did Steve Harwell truly meet the egg challenge? No!
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 21, 2011
chinese food red lantern

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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 12, 2011

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Review: Jasmine Taste of Persia

Boston is fortunate to boast a number of worthy budget-priced Persian restaurants, among which Jasmine Taste of Persia, located in a stretch of Watertown thick with indie restaurants and Armenian bakeries/grocers, has to rate highly.
A winning introduction to an underrated cuisine
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 05, 2011
comfort food from Fill Bellys

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
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  July 29, 2011

Review: Phil's Main Street Grille

As local landmarks go, the ones you can eat at grow closer to your heart than statues and buildings.
Good and cheap
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 29, 2011
Tamarind House -- thai food

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
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 22, 2011
Lorenz Island Kuisine curry goat

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
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 08, 2011


Meet your meat

Opening the door to a large walk-in cooler and seeing a massive cow carcass hanging from a metal hook is a slightly jolting reminder that meat doesn't just appear in neat little packages in the grocery store.
Does your butcher make house calls?
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  March 04, 2011

Under $10: Blue Asia

Allston's Blue Asia presents an engaging study in textures, wonderful comfort food served in a welcoming atmosphere.
Pan-Asian cuisine with complimentary manga  
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  February 04, 2011

A stellar Super Bowl spread matters when no one cares who wins

While Patriots fans may not have much enthusiasm for this year's Super Bowl, that's hardly an excuse not to bring your A game to the party.
Bring your best game
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  February 04, 2011

Revelations at Asmara

I've always wanted to learn how to cook ingera, a spongy crepe served at Asmara, an (well, the ) Eritrean restaurant in Portland, with gorgeous piles of creamy orange lentils, cabbage and potatoes, kale, and spicy chicken.
Eritrean ingera with spicy chicken
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 30, 2010

What if I never come out?

Easter greetings from Industrial Chicken Co.
By DAVID KISH  |  April 02, 2010

The Village Haven

We were headed to a concert in Cumberland and we thought we'd make a slight detour to North Smithfield — the village of Forestdale, to be precise.
Traditional (and bountiful) fare in Forestdale
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 29, 2010

Meant to be

The Books are, more and more, making their work something you can see.
The Books leave (almost) nothing to chance
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 10, 2009
Kat Dennings, WTF and The Finisher

Kat Dennings, WTF and The Finisher

Kat Dennings of Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist calls in, we check the WTF Line and torture Big Jim in The Finisher! Hear it here!...
By Charlie  |  October 06, 2008