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Sound Bite: Flour Power

When Joanne Chang recently announced via Twitter (@jbchang) that she was signing a lease for a fourth Flour location, pastry lovers around the city dropped what they were doing and immediately Google-mapped its proximity to their homes and offices with bated breath. Well, we did, anyway.
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 12, 2012

Review: Forum

Deconstruction done right
Forum took over the Back Bay space that used to be Vox Populi, and sticks with the general VP design of sports bar downstairs and fine dining — in this case, somewhat futuristic food — upstairs.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 26, 2011
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Skate of the union

Pissed pedaling
The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 17, 2011

Photos: Mornin' Old Sport in the Back Bay

Pop-up show | August 2, 2011
Mornin' Old Sport play a surprise pop-up show in the Back Bay on August 2, 2011.
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 09, 2011
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Review: Red Lantern

Nostalgic fusion with so much for so many
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.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 10, 2011

Review: Tico

Sensational small plates and tequila done right
It turns out that the tequila-bar thing can be done right.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 31, 2011

Review: Geoffrey's Café

Sure-handed comfort food and great value
Geoffrey's has been around — in the Back Bay, South End, Roslindale, even Utah — but has succeeded for two decades with a sure-handed mix of comfort food and little cheffery, very good prices, and generous portions, especially on dessert.  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 23, 2011
Lolita Cocina restaurant review

Review: Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar

Shooting for sexy, and serving up solid Tex-Mex
Shooting for sexy, and serving up solid Tex-Mex
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 18, 2011

Zocalo Cocina Mexicana

Just as it was in Brighton, for better or worse
I wasn't crazy about Zocalo when it was in Brighton, but others were. Now it has reopened near Back Bay Station, and the food and drinks are much the same.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 01, 2010

Photos: One Night in Boston 2010

Fifteen photographers. Nine hours.
STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over nine hours on the night of August 22, 2010; here are a few of our favorites
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 15, 2010

Post 390

Walking a narrow path to success
Another week, another gastro-pub. Okay, Post 390 technically bills itself as a Back Bay "urban tavern," and is bigger and glitzier than most, but it has the same combination of comfort food with a twist, a few bits of high cheffery, serious drinks, and playful desserts found throughout the city so frequently these days.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 20, 2010

Parish Cafe and Bar

A veteran Back Bay restaurant expands to the South End
The edge of gentrification can present some close-minded folks with a barrier to finding good cheap eats.
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 13, 2010

Arresting Shepard Fairey

It's about small minds, revenge, and embarrassing the mayor
A cynic might argue that anything that publicizes art is a good thing. Art, after all, challenges how you think — provokes thoughts, insights, emotions that otherwise might not be stirred. It also can amuse and entertain.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 12, 2009

On the cheap: Pho Basil

Welcome freshness and value too rarely seen in the Back Bay
When I lived in the Back Bay, my suburban friends would coo, "Oooh, you must love the great restaurants!"
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 04, 2009

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Eatin’ good in Boston’s ’hoods

15 joints, pubs, and bistros worth the trip
Part of the backbone of any urban neighborhood is its small, independent restaurants.
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 20, 2007

That dirty water

Why doesn’t the Patrick administration think that’s an environmental issue?
Much of the heart and soul of historic Boston is in danger of sinking into the marshy ooze on which it was built over the centuries.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 11, 2007

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