Restaurant Week, Fall 2013

El Rancho Grande offered a multidimensional taste of Mexico with delicate and bold flavors that brought depth to often one-note dishes.

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El Rancho Grande: Mexican flavor far from border

October 21, 2013 0 comments

Complex flavors and hearty dishes shine despite the restaurant’s humble decor and presentation.

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Abyssinia provides hands-on dining experience

October 22, 2013 0 comments

The Wickenden Street restaurant offers Eritrean and Ethiopian vegetarian-friendly food.

“The Tomato and Basil,” one of several vegetarian options on UMelt’s menu, transforms the traditional combination of tomato, mozzarella and basil pesto into a grilled cheese sandwich on a crispy baguette.

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UMelt redefines grilled cheese

October 22, 2013 0 comments

The gourmet sandwiches, made with fresh and local ingredients, offer an affordable comfort food.

Haven Brothers Diner serves its finest fried selections from a revamped food truck, hailing its origins as a “lunch wagon.”

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Burgers, fries and expanding waistlines at Haven Bros. Diner

October 24, 2013 0 comments

The ‘Murder Burger,’ a patty with bacon and mushrooms, is among the specialties offered.

The restaurant’s variety of entrees and warm hospitality overshadow faults in some of the dishes.

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Hope St. Asian restaurant serves a dish for all

October 25, 2013 0 comments

Apsara Palace Restaurant combines tastes from China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.