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  • Back Deck

    Don’t get us wrong: we love city living. But occasionally, most often in the summer, some of us start to wistfully daydream about a quaint and simple life in the suburbs. It’s an idealized fantasy, of…
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  • Tip Tap Room

    Chef Brian Poe is used to refining wild beasts. When he arrived at The Rattlesnake in 2009, he gave the previously unexceptional Boylston Street bar an actual culinary program — dubbed Poe’s Kitchen a…
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  • The Taco Truck

    Adulthood has its heartbreaks. For us, the most painful has to be accepting that, no matter how strong the urge, it is socially unacceptable for a grown man to chase after the local ice-cream truck in…
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  • Park

    Of all the trends that have caught fire over the last few years, nu-1960s design is among our favorites. At this point, the Mad Men Effect is pretty well-documented, from the resurrection of polka-dot…
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  • Grass Fed

    Back in 2006, Michael Pollan knocked the gristle out of our collective gut with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, a food-ethics opus that stressed the value of knowing where every bite begins. (Killjoy! Once yo…
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  • All Star Pizza Bar

    Like mini mad scientists, some of us grew up blowing off our eyebrows with childhood chemistry sets. (“Oh, that scar? Got it in a bar fight,” we boast now. Right.) Others, the fledgling foodies, condu…
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  • The Painted Burro

    It was hunted on old episodes of Unsolved Mysteries. Chased in the pages of the Weekly World News. Dismissed as mere myth on Snopes.com. (But that was just part of a vast government cover-up conspirac…
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  • Julep Bar

    Time has a way of refining things. Back when he was dropping his drawers (and, um, mad rhymes, yo) all over Dorchester, who could have guessed that the words “Mark Wahlberg” and “Academy Award nominee…
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  • Lone Star Taco Bar

    As Paula Cole was wont to sing, circa 1997, “Where have all the cowboys gone?” (And while we’re at it, what the hell happened to Lilith Fair?) Not to sound like a country song, but some of us hopeless…
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  • First Printer

    The ink is barely dry on the menus at First Printer (15 Dunster Street, Cambridge, 617.497.0900). The Harvard Square restaurant opened just last month, over two years after owner Jeffrey Stanett close…
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  • Allston Diner

    Any neighborhood dubbed Allston Rock City should offer its inhabitants two essentials: eardrum-crippling concerts and tasty comfort food fit for nursing battered bodies back to health as the sun comes…
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  • Ducali Pizzeria & Bar

    Photo: JOEL VEAK Last week's Super Bowl left us with a lot to digest. Madonna's halftime show: impressive, huh? (Okay, so we're actually compiling this issue slightly before the big game. But barring …
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  • Pinky's Deli

    Photo: JOEL VEAK For some, the words "neighborhood deli" conjure images of hairy forearms and stacks of gray meat that seemingly date back to the Spanish-American War. (All it takes is one bad date w…
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  • Griddler’s Burgers & Dogs

    PHOTO: Joel VeakThe last few years have seen a glut of gluttony-related food shows, from the Travel Channel's Man v. Food to - well, just about anything starring Guy Fieri. And you could probably poin…
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  • Sweet Cheeks

    Photo: JOEL VEAK Before her much-anticipated new restaurant, Sweet Cheeks (1381 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.266.1300), opened last month, chef Tiffani Faison spent time ambling down the famed Texas …
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  • James's Gate

    Photo: JOEL VEAK In the animal kingdom, they have hibernation. In the human world, we have the holidays. But the goal of each is pretty much the same: to eat as much as possible, rouse as little as p…
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  • Clover HUB

    Photo: JOEL VEAK There's something slightly Jobs-ian (is that a word yet?) about the Clover way of dining. The brand that helped herald Boston's food-truck renaissance recently opened a second brick-…
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  • Z Rant

    Photo: JOEL VEAK Confession: on more than one occasion, we here at STUFF have peeled ourselves out of a sweaty throng after last call at a dance night at ZuZu, seen a sign on the door touting its new…
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  • Refuge Café

    Photo: JOEL VEAK Okay, we're not saying this has happened to us. But we may know a friend who has woken up, say, a few times on an unfamiliar couch in Allston's rattiest neighborhood with a splitting…
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  • Five Horses Tavern

    Photo: JOEL VEAK Ever since the end of baseball season '04, Bostonians have believed that even the most obstinate curses can be reversed. And we have no doubt the folks behind Davis Square's Five Hor…
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