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Review: Italian Corner

Destination dining (just one night a week)
Please don't read this review. Really, I'm begging you. If you do, I won't be able to get another plate of pasta at Italian Corner for the next few months.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 26, 2012

Pelmeni are a quick, easy, warm, filling Russian staple

Something other than chili
My friend's family only eats meat that he hunts: duck, venison, and moose.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  January 11, 2012
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Review: Posto

Top-notch Italian that's under the radar no more
Some places, no matter how good, manage to fly under the radar. And the recent trend of restaurateurs opening a pizza place, establishing a reputation as a lower-priced, "On the Cheap" joint, and then upscaling into a full-tilt sit-down spot (see: Nebo), has made things even trickier.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 04, 2011
comfort food from Fill Bellys

Review: Fill Belly's

A JP comfort-food spot that's been around the block
As the wheels of the food truck turn, so does the cyclical nature of trends. Fill Belly's latest spin is a retro one: a brick-and-mortar storefront.
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  July 27, 2011

Review: Paragon

A many splendored brunch
Sunday morning. Time to go out for brunch!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 12, 2011

Review: Pal's Restaurant

Good ingredients, well-prepared, can't lose
The logo for Pal's is a cartoon of two smiling men in high-collar period suits.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 14, 2011

Review: Bayside Bowl

Fueling up for turkeys
Medical experts believe that modern Americans' tendency to constantly clean and disinfect our environment is hurting our immune systems.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  January 26, 2011

Review: Local 121

Sincerely tethered
Local 121 isn't a locabore about their commitment to "locally harvested food and drink." The restaurant just places a list of some of their "local resources" at the bottom of their menu: Matunuck Oyster Farm, Prima Pasta, Sakonnet Vineyards, and so on.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 18, 2011

Review: Pasta Beach

A winning combination of spaghetti and sand
The name of this popular Italian eatery conjures up several images. Do you drop by for take-out pasta or pizza and take it down the hill to First Beach?
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 04, 2010

Review: Thornton's Grille

Giving people what they want
Restaurants are notoriously difficult businesses to start up, with survival rates not unlike those of small countries with larger, hostile neighbors. But some people know how to put them together so they'll stick around awhile.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 29, 2010

Sonny Noto's Restaurant

A not-so-hidden gem with a three-generation track record in Eastie  
How does a restaurant fly under the radar for nearly 60 years?
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 24, 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


Traditional cuisine updated
Being a ristorante on Federal Hill is a lot like being just another olive tree in the grove.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 02, 2009

Seasonal fare(well)

The chef of Five Fifty-Five bids adieu to summer
With Labor Day weekend behind us, so goes the high tourist season here in Maine. While this means less crowded beaches and the possibility of finding a weekend parking space in the Old Port, it signifies a major transition for restaurateurs around the city.
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 09, 2009

Cucina Twist

High volume, high quality
In the eight-restaurant empire owned by Bob Pinelli and Steve Marra, Cucina Twist has a special place in the hearts of Wakefield and Kingston residents.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 21, 2009


Big on family atmosphere
In far eastern Pawtucket, almost Massachusetts, sits a 30-year-old family-owned restaurant that's a great hit with locals.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2009

Transcendence through pasta

The artistry of Fabiana De Savino
I've just added to the list of Things Humans Don't Completely Understand.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  December 17, 2008

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