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Review: Think Tank Bistrotheque

The owners have some very good ideas about food and drink — Southeast Asian treats are cool, and craft cocktails go better with them than wine does — but they have also produced some decisions that make the rest of us scratch our heads.
Southeast Asian treats among some head-scratchers
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 19, 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

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
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  May 06, 2011

Jerusalem Pita & Grill

Our first real review of the new year, and already we are ticking off one of last week’s resolutions for restaurateurs.
Savory, kosher, and so much more
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 07, 2011

C. Tsar's

It can be very good when a fine chef moves downmarket, adding focus and financial discipline to pure talent.
The former Ariadne goes back to basics
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 12, 2010

Al Wadi

A wadi is a dry creek — until it rains, and then it becomes an oasis.
An oasis of outstanding Middle Eastern cuisine
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 08, 2010


Fordee's Falafel and Deli

I've added a new entry to my growing catalogue of "stupid reasons why I waited too long to try some restaurant": the unlikely name.
A winning way with the humble ground-chickpea croquette
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 18, 2009

Boston Kebab House

Dozens of lousy fast-food chain outlets dot the Financial District. (If I worked there, I'd frequent Chinatown for lunch.)
An oasis of fresh Turkish and American food in the Financial District desert
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 09, 2009