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On the Cheap: Irashai
A lot of teriyaki joints turn out underwhelming food, but restaurants in Chinatown can't get away with generic Americanized fare so easily.
Hot and cold comforts in Chinatown, by way of Japan
| December 07, 2012
Tasting excellence at Miyake
There is a theory about the extreme inequality found in American culture and economy that goes something like this: inequality is the price of a culture designed to identify and reward great talent.
| May 18, 2012
Review: Thelonious Monkfish
The name bit flipped all the cats and kitties and the squares and the cubes, but it ends up jive; don't jibe with the vibe.
Sure-handed sushi, all jazzed up
| May 18, 2012
Another Thai restaurant in Providence? Well, since Lim's has solid offerings that can stand up to comparisons, maybe they have a shot.
A welcome addition to Thai restaurant ranks
| May 04, 2012
Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Eighty-five-year-old Jiro, with his unchanging expression and bald pate, resembles a wizened turtle. Leaving home at age 9 and forced to fend for himself, he would become the world's greatest sushi chef.
A quest to sushi chefdom
| April 06, 2012
This just in ...
California's shores are awash with an unusually delicious danger.
| March 30, 2012
On Wickenden Street with a friend, looking for a reasonably priced lunch, it occurred to me that a nice bowl of donburi would be cheap and filling. Sakura it was.
Lots of choices for lunch
| September 09, 2011
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.
| September 02, 2011
Review: Red Lantern
Red Lantern's menu (and the design of the giant room) hedges its bets — there's a decent sushi bar, a drinking bar with sports on the TVs, a flurry of hot-pot tables, and some serious steaks.
Nostalgic fusion with so much for so many
| August 12, 2011
Culinary changes on Westminster Street
Talking to the owners of Farmstead and Flan y Ajo Tapas Bar about bringing the Downcity area to life is like a study in generation gap.
| July 01, 2011
Review: The Fish Market
The first encouraging sign was that the two men greeting us beaming broadly were the host and, we later learned, the executive chef. These guys were clearly happy. Business must be doing well.
Already has its sea legs
| April 08, 2011
Review: Pai Men Miyake
I suppose there will be a time when Portlanders barely remember Masa Miyake's first sushi bar.
Second time’s as charming
| March 25, 2011
If you like Japanese food but you’re sick of sushi, then you’ll probably love Ebisu. Named after one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, who brings luck to fishermen and merchants, the place doesn’t even serve sushi, as if the offering would be too boringly o
Ingenuity instead of sushi
| March 11, 2011
Portland broadens its cuisines in 2010
Portland's year in food in 2010 was marked by new ventures on the part of established players on the food scene.
| December 24, 2010
Continuing education August 2010
Plus, learn to draw comics, make sushi, and improve your stroke technique.
Wanna be a game developer? There's a class for that.
BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF
| August 06, 2010
In college, there was Aeschylus. There was the Battle of Gettysburg, chiaroscuro, the second law of thermodynamics.
When you swap memorizing for learning, sparks fly and tuna rolls
| August 06, 2010
Review: Basho Japanese Brasserie
Weirdly situated in the Fenway, this large restaurant from the owners of Back Bay's Douzo conveys an immediate sense of space well apportioned, with the minimalist fascination of the best haiku.
A tasty fusion of new and traditional Japanese fare
| June 25, 2010
The Web site says “modern Asian bistro” and the other description they’ve put out is “ultra trendy modern Asian cuisine.”
Jae’s grill is reborn with pan-Asian zen
| May 07, 2010
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