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At the diner, a meat pie from Old Quebec

Tourtière is a simple dish, a pork and beef pie brought to Rhode Island by immigrants from old Quebec.
Haute Cuisine
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  December 14, 2012
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Marcy's new owners step up, but not overly far

Inheritance is the problem of the modern age.
Preserving a treasure
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 24, 2012
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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.
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By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: Robinwood Café & Grille

The diner — that hallowed bastion of old-time Americana, the predecessor to modern fast-food joints — is simply not one of our long suits. In this relatively weak field, Robinwood Café & Grille, a Jamaica Plain diner, executes solidly on the standby
Executing solidly in the classic New England Greek-American diner tradition
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 19, 2011
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Spoonem's turns 30

If I want to experience the best of Vo Dilun, all I have to do is walk around the corner from my house.
Celebrating an Edgewood treasure; it’s time for Waltonpalooza!!
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  June 03, 2011
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Review: Deluxe Station Diner

Despite breakfast all day, comfort food, the over-abundant choices of a deli menu, and the Jules Verne decorative contraptions of artist Mark Fisher — the most remarkable items at Deluxe Station Diner are things to drink.
The spread is homey, and the décor is steampunky — but the drinks are where it’s at
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 25, 2011


Review: Bluebird Café

How easy it is to take your favorite local places for granted. The Bluebird Café is my regular weekly lunch spot and a shortlist contender for taking out-of-town guests to breakfast, but I've shamefully neglected its once-a-week dinners.
From bacon and eggs to fried catfish
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 14, 2011
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Elite Restaurant

Some meals can bring you back vividly to your childhood, perhaps because your sense of smell and long-term memory are centered in adjacent areas of the brain.
Eggs, coffee, and salty conversation
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 13, 2009
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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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Sealey's Lunch

You've driven past this one restaurant a hundred times, often thinking, "I should check that place out."
A diner with old-time friendliness and leisurely pacing
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 11, 2009
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Jim's Deli and Restaurant

The economy is kicking fine-dining restaurants in the teeth.
Family-friendly value in a friendly family joint
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 26, 2009