Monthly Archives: January 2011

Punjab Palace (Boston)

Punjab Palace sits among the row of bars and restaurants on Brighton Ave. It’s a quaint little place – one square room with a small angled bar. It’s clean, neat and Bollywood music videos softly echo off the flat screen. … Continue reading

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Craigie On Main (Cambridge)

Craigie on Main sits in an unassuming location on, you guessed it, Main St. in Cambridge. We sat in the bar area, which is dark, casual and quaint. I could see live jazz quietly echoing through this area, or perhaps … Continue reading

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Di Fara (New York City)

On Avenue J in the burrough of Brooklyn there lives a pizza wizard. He’s a man of small stature, his movements deliberate, his face speckled with age. Those who have seen him do not forget. He is Domenico. Maestro di … Continue reading

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Tia Pol (New York City)

Tia Pol is a tapas spot on the West Side with a hip and sophisticated feel. We sat next to a vintage-style Elektra cappuccino machine near the bar. The table was cramped, the service casual, the lighting too dim for … Continue reading

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Pylos (New York City)

Pylos is another deep and narrow New York space, probably housing no more than 60 or 70 seats. It’s dark and romantic with a sophisticated, yet festive ambiance. The ceiling is made of dozens of clay jugs. We started with … Continue reading

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Momofuku Noodle Bar (New York City)

Momofuku Noodle Bar is the casual version of the Michelin two-star restaurant with the same name. It’s a typical Manhattan space — narrow, deep and cramped — with two bars lining the left side of the room and bench-like tables … Continue reading

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