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Review: Deluxe Station Diner

The spread is homey, and the décor is steampunky — but the drinks are where it’s at
Despite breakfast all day, comfort food, the over-abundant choices of a deli menu, and the Jules Verne decorative contraptions of artist Mark Fisher — the most remarkable items at Deluxe Station Diner are things to drink.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 23, 2011
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Review: 28 Degrees

More than just good, cold drinks
This handsome lounge/restaurant has been living more on its drinks than its food, but that turns out to be wrong.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 16, 2011

Review: Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen

A truly fine dining experience
"Now I know why they call it 'fine dining,' " Bill said, as we drove away from a recent dinner at Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen. "Fine indeed! Wunderbar!"
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 24, 2010

Review: Wickford Diner

Good food, pure and simple
It doesn't look like a diner from its gray shingled exterior, and it looks like more than a diner from its extended menu, but the folks at the Wickford Diner don't care about appearances — they just want to feed you.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 11, 2010

Review: Fat Belly's Pub

Cheap eats with classy attitude
Who says you can't have it all? Not the folks at Fat Belly's, an "Irish" pub with the attitude — and, more importantly, the kitchen commitment — of a capable cloth napkin restaurant.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 28, 2010
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Silver platter

Finding a comfy spot to eat Otto's pizza
People seem eager to call Otto's the best pizza in Portland.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 14, 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
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Lee's Place Burgers

A great hamburger stands out against millions of awful ones
Americans eat more than a billion hamburgers each year, most of them at fast-food restaurants. That's a lot of bad, sad burgers.
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 20, 2010

Café Nuovo

A celebratory eating adventure
Café Nuovo is one of those places you go to celebrate.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 21, 2010
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Gourmet kitchen

Nosh satisfies with answers to many questions
The gourmet recreation of classic deli cuisine, recently identified as a movement in the national media, has made an ambiguous appearance here in Portland in the form of Nosh Kitchen Bar.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 21, 2010
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South End Buttery

From Viennoiserie to veal: a local bakery grows up
South End Buttery started with cupcakes and coffee, but opened up a dining room below street level two summers ago, and has since gradually taken on more serious cheffery.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 29, 2010
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American Craft

Brewed to perfection
If American Craft was a brand-new restaurant, I still would be an enthusiast. But it’s even better as is, because it’s the end result of a story of hard knocks.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 07, 2010
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Barlow’s Restaurant

When in doubt, ask for a second opinion
It’s not unusual for this column to have a different opinion of restaurants than the column in the Boston Globe — I favor a flatter bell curve.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 31, 2010
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The Daily Grill

A newcomer earns its keep
You can tell that the Daily Grill isn't from around here, because it describes itself as "modeled after the great big city grills of the '30s and '40s."
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 03, 2010

Dan’s Place

Comfort food in the wilds of West Greenwich
We didn't notice any grizzlies or cougars as road kill on our trek to Dan's Place, though we kept our eyes peeled there in the wilds of West Greenwich.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 03, 2010
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The Spot Café

To spot the great diner, check out the bread
Your typical cheap-eats reviewer spends a lot of time in diners: they're America's original inexpensive quick-service restaurants, and most are a step up from modern fast-food franchises.
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 03, 2010

The Village Haven

Traditional (and bountiful) fare in Forestdale
We were headed to a concert in Cumberland and we thought we'd make a slight detour to North Smithfield — the village of Forestdale, to be precise.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 26, 2010
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The Regal Beagle

A quirky neighborhood that puts all the pieces together
The Regal Beagle is making a quick success doing what almost all the new restaurants want to do: small plates; comfort food with a gourmet twist; a mixture of high and low; a bit of locovore, green, and slow fare; some salty fast food; interesting drinks; and scrambled nostalgia.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 13, 2010
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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
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Tavern at the End of the World

Nice surprises in a warm, pubby package
They say there's no accounting for taste, though most folks will agree that if your tastes and mine are similar, then we both have good taste. This occurred to me as I scanned the jukebox at Charlestown's Tavern at the End of the World, a neighborhood bar/restaurant just outside Sullivan Square.
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 18, 2009
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The Savant Project

Mostly mediocre, but with flourishes of excellence
It showed such promise: great name, good early food reviews, and rumors of expansion plans.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 07, 2009
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Johnnie's on the Side

The Front of the House is at the head of its class
This large space has always housed attractive restaurants, despite violating two of Nadeau's laws: Eateth Not Within 1000 Cubits of a Government Institution; and Ditto for Sports Stadia.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 30, 2008

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