Best Restaurants & Food in Boston 2006

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2006 Best Spanish Restaurant

The hype, for once, is justified: Ken Oringer’s achingly trendy taberna not only outclasses its Boston competition, but would stand proud among the top eateries in Barcelona. The tapas are...

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2006 Best Greek Restaurant

For more than 15 years, family-run Greek Corner has created classic, flavor-packed dishes as generously portioned as they are scrumptious. The appetizer sampler includes heaps of creamy ;taramosalata, hummus, and...

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2006 Best Frappe

A frappe is no better than the ice cream it is made of. Christina’s ice cream is the best in town. Ergo, their Mexican chocolate frappe is straw-clogging perfection...

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2006 Best Entrée

Ordering chicken in a fancy restaurant is often a waste. Not with Pino Maffeo’s succulent bird ($22), which arrives golden brown in a steaming, fragrant broth studded with garlic-chive dumplings...

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2006 Best Burrito

Bostonians who bemoan the city’s dearth of real burritos have obviously never been to this Union Square standout. You won’t find assembly line stations here, just hardworking cooks who steam...

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2006 Best Kitchen Supplies

Chartreuse colanders and French blue ramekins can dress up a cupboard. But if you really love cooking, you know kitchens should be more function than form. So make like local...

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2006 Best Bread Bakery

Bakers here understand that great bread rises from all-natural ingredients. The seven-grain loaf is moist, earthy, and studded with dates, and the baguettes are so light and sweet, it’s almost...

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2006 Best Wine List, Affordable

The pleasures of wine-drinking diminish considerably when everything a restaurant pours (a) puts you in debt or (b) comes from a vintner or varietal you’ve never heard of. Cheers, then,...

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2006 Best Gourmet Shop

Even a well-stocked pantry won’t have everything, which is why we’re grateful for Christina’s. On weekdays, purposeful shoppers arrive in search of Ethiopian bere bere, or grains of paradise; on...

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