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Family Recipes: Boston’s dining pros dish on how they really eat behind closed doors
The pre-service repast known in the restaurant biz as family meal (or staff meal) is theoretically no different than its home-cooked counterpart: you eat what...
| June 13, 2011
2010 in Boston restaurants
It's not hard to name the restaurant trend of the year, which is gastro-pubs. Or rather, it is hard to name it, because that is such an unappetizing name for what has been a very revitalizing short-menu format.
| December 24, 2010
Photo: JOEL VEAK Like anything else that people get really, really into - Internet porn, for example - once you've started chasing the infinite possibilities...
| November 29, 2010
The Cracker Jack Award
If he served his food in boxes, there'd be a little prize inside each one. As it is, there's always something a little surprising...
| October 04, 2010
Liquid Lunch Goes Local: A signature drink at Dante distills the flavors of a locavore meal into a martini glass
The Local 7. Photos by Joel VeakSince catching on to the "locavore" craze, Bostonians have gone nuts for the fresh, seasonal produce, responsibly raised meat,...
Sara Faith Alterman
| January 25, 2010
Il Casale — the "country house"— may be more rustic than Chef Dante de Magistris's magisterial and experimental restaurant Dante in the Cambridge Royal Sonesta, but it ain't no hometown spaghetti shack.
Nothing quaint and everything delicious at Belmont's 'country house'
| January 08, 2010
5 Courses with Dante de Magistris of Il Casale
Among his buddies in the business, Dante de Magistris has a reputation as a party-hearty type, but in person he's the shy chef - sparing...
| November 02, 2009
Restaurant Most Needed by Its Neighborhood (tie)
As the delirious crowds and glowing reviews indicate, Ecco (107 Porter Street, East Boston, 617.561.1112) and Il Casale (50 Leonard Street, Belmont, 617.209.4942) have filled...
| October 05, 2009
Get out of town
Why are so many urban restaurateurs flocking to the ’burbs? We asked; they answered.I may be a legend in my own mind, but I didn’t...
| June 13, 2008
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