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On the Cheap: FoMu

With two all-vegan spots, pizza shop Peace o' Pie and Asian eatery Grasshopper, Allston's Union Square neighborhood already has a deserved reputation as a Boston vegan dining destination.
Cruelty-free ice-cream shop makes Allston’s Union Square even more of a destination for vegans and foodies
By LIZ PELLY  |  July 13, 2012

Thanksgiving pot luck

No turkey in sight.
By KARL STEVENS  |  November 25, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Pulse Cafe

Meet the Mayor: Pulse Cafe

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. The Pulse CaféLeah Rodriguez Why eat brunch...
By Barry Thompson  |  November 10, 2011

Review: My Thai Vegan Cafe

It's not easy being vegan.
Vegan Thai cuisine even omnivores can love  
By MC SLIM JB  |  October 14, 2011

Blue Mango Veggie Burgers stays simple

Chances are you've walked by 648 Congress Street and never realized it's the production headquarters for a well-known vegetarian staple.
One patty at a time
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  June 24, 2011

The best of Providence's mobile cuisine

These are the gems of this growing biz. If you’re already a regular at these places, sorry for the bigger line this time tomorrow. If you’re a rook, enjoy.
Truck nuts
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011

Review: Abyssinia

As Providence has become a foodie mecca over the years, ethnic opportunities have expanded beyond Italian and Portuguese. But African foods? Not so much.
Comfort food from Ethiopia and Eritrea
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 03, 2011

Review: Upstairs at the Public Market House

Everybody likes a scrappy tale of redemption. So when a scrappy redemption actually succeeds, it is especially gratifying. Perhaps that explains why it is so pleasant to sit upstairs at the Public Market House.
Gustatory altitude
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 21, 2011

Monumental Cupcakes

"Cupcakes are the opiate of the masses," writes "Ruth Bourdain," the Twitter-based amalgam of hypersensual food critic Ruth Reichl and offally crass chef Anthony Bourdain.
Unstoppable cupcakes, and quick-and-easy lunch, too
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  January 07, 2011

Singled out

I'm 28 years old and for almost a decade now I've been a vegetarian. Not a vegan, a vegetarian. Still, members of my family give me a hard time about this by making me feel that I am somehow weird ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  November 05, 2010

Vegan venom

I honestly can’t believe you think that vegan comfort food would focus onto vegetables.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 10, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 10, 2010


‘Junk Food’ Improvement

Portland native and healthful-cookie entrepreneur Laura Trice has based her career on building a better sweet tooth.
Don’t give up the sweets
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 14, 2010

United BBQ

Reviewing the dishes at a barbecue eatery feels a bit like judging a family dinner. Most of us have specific expectations of what the meats and the sides should taste like — sensory memories that grabbed us the first time we ate pulled pork or collard g
The pull of the pork, and so much more
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 10, 2009