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On the Providence River: oysters, slaves, and the ‘Moses Plan’
Robert Geake remembers the smell.
| March 01, 2013
Eventide’s superior oysters, and imaginative cuisine
When you take the helm of a great institution, it can create a paralyzing fear of screwing things up.
Slurping with delight
| January 18, 2013
Erin Byers Murray digs for Duxbury bivalves
The first time I ate an oyster it was swamped with a tangy mignonette to avoid any hint of unpleasant squishy sea-creatureness.
Shucking, but not jiving
| November 25, 2011
Review: Mermaid Café
The first special thing about the Mermaid Café is its location: on the Pawcatuck River, overlooking an island green with trees, a few boats in a small marina and, across the river, a busy street in Connecticut.
Enchanting dining on the Pawcatuck River
| July 22, 2011
Oysters are the ocean's own raw bar. As easy little food it doesn't get a lot better. But what to drink?
What to drink when you're slurping
| May 13, 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.
| January 07, 2011
Report from the Gulf
On a windy Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans, Clara Gerica is in her usual spot: beneath a small, blue tent at the Crescent City Farmers Market in the well-to-do Uptown neighborhood.
The BP spill is shattering hopes and dreams along the Gulf Coast.
| August 06, 2010
The Two-State Solution
The Real Maine meets Northern Mass.
Slobsville vs. Snobsville
| April 23, 2010
Creating an oyster legacy
While awaiting brunch at Vignola one Sunday afternoon, the server surprised us with two oysters on the half-shell, topped with vibrant pomegranate seeds.
Winter Point harvests from 300-year-old family land
| March 05, 2010
I've enjoyed the revival of 1950s-style French bistros, but it's been quite a while since I could review a full-tilt example of 1980s French "nouvelle cuisine," which brought on bipolar reform.
An old twist for a new French restaurant
| May 08, 2009
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