Best Restaurants & Food in Boston 1990

Bars

1990 Best Beer Bar

This casual taproom offers more than 100 beers for sipping or quaffing, including some hard-to-get microwbrews and a fine selection of drafts...

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Bars

1990 Best Wine Bar

Backs up its wine-food promotions with a changing but always excellent selection of wines unavailable elsewhere by the glass—or even by the bottle...

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Bars

1990 Best Irish Pub

The Kinvara, in Allston, may have a nicer bar, but the B best captures the exuberant and friendly atmosphere of a real Irish pub...

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1990 Best Bar Food

The bar at Biba is a scene, with the local swells packing the place every night. They must be coming for the sensational bar snacks—especially the crispy scallion pancakes, and...

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Food

1990 Best Calzone

If what Cavan makes are calzone, what are all those other things we’ve been eating for all these years? Pale imitations of the real thing—that’s what!

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1990 Best Pizzas

The crust is feathery light; the toppings range from earthy white beans and spicy sausage to scallops and calamari. This is not just pizza...

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1990 Best Clam Shack

The fried clams, fish-and-chips, lobsters, and rock crabs are great, but the paper plates and picnic tables on the harbor make Venus the best. Just what Boston needed. Get there...

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1990 Best Frozen Yogurt

“Excellent atmosphere.” “The best peach, natural peach flavor.” “Coffee is superstrong.” “Oreo cookie is great.” “Very unusual flavors.” “Great texture...”

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Food

1990 Best Ribs

Get ready for the Rib Wars, folks. The best in a field of new contenders is the Porterhosue Cafe, with its slow-cooked, down-and-dirty pork ribs, Texas-style brisket, and mean and...

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Food

1990 Best Hot Links

We’re not talking golf courses. We’re talking sausages—fresh made and hotter than hell. Nobody in town makes them tastier than John Levins...

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Shops

1990 Best Deli, Italian

If you really know sopresata, Taleggio, pancetta, and pecorino, then you probably know the Salumeria in the North End. If you don’t know the Salumeria, then you probably don’t know...

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