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Do you have the lamb special?

Sounds good.
By DAVID KISH  |  October 19, 2012

Shamayel seeks a little lamb

Twenty-one years ago Shamayel Kargar and her husband had a hankering for good lamb.
And finds it not far from Portland at all
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 29, 2011

Review: Bosphorus

I've given up trying every crème brûlée or fried calamari in the Boston metro area; that would be akin to taking on the labors of Hercules.
A coming-out party for Turkish food in Boston
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 18, 2011

Lamb Jam Thank You Ma'am

On February 20, eight women gathered in an anodyne conference room in the Charles Hotel to eat and pass judgment on 17 courses of lamb. I was one of them.
Our reporter eats meat. A lot of meat.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 04, 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

Eat your way through 2011 at these 11 places not to miss

While new restaurants intrigue food critics and patrons alike, it's the tried-and-true, the places that have established themselves as mainstays in Portland, that shouldn't be forgotten in all the hype.
Screw resolutions
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  January 07, 2011


Review: Scallops and lamb soar at Havana South

If you visit the Web site of Havana South, a new restaurant in the Old Port, you will find a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama looking handsome and happy.
Hitting the high points
By BRIAN DUFF  |  September 03, 2010

Daddy issues

When Andrew Ryan said this to your player in BioShock , it was part of a plot twist of surprising power — about halfway through the game, you realized you'd been taking orders from your antagonist.
BioShock 2 dives under the surface
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 26, 2010
salt list

For serious kids

In last week's New York Times , David Brooks suggested that for people who are not parents there are "no grand designs..., no high ambitions. Politics becomes insignificant. Even words like justice lose meaning."
The Salt Exchange experiments with food
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 07, 2009

The Restaurant Week shuffle

"Ready on table five," yells someone from the middle of the line. "Where's the lamb for table five?!"
Kitchen Stress
By EMILY GONZALEZ  |  March 11, 2009

Out like a lamb

When Cambridge-based filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor lived in Colorado, they met a man making history: leading a sheep drive through the Montana mountains that would bring a century-old way of life to an end.
Sweetgrass marks the end of an era
By PEG ALOI  |  January 01, 1900