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Restaurant of the Month: Coolidge Corner Pizza Comparison

Emma Khan, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

Who doesn’t like pizza? It would be hard not to in Brookline. We visited three well-loved pizza places on Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner: Oath Craft Pizza, Otto and the Upper Crust Pizzeria to see which one was the best. Each restaurant provided a variety of services, ranging from food quality to ae...

Restaurant of the Month: Harry’s All American Breakfast

Restaurant of the Month: Harry’s All American Breakfast

Haley Bayne, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

Harry’s All-American Breakfast, nestled in a quaint Roslindale strip mall, gives the true All-American feel. For such a charming and simple location, Harry’s is a happening restaurant for breakfast and lunch, especially on weekends. We arrived, and there was a brief wait before we were seated at a modest, ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel

Evan Marohn and Bertina Xue
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

The third installment of the annual Top Chef competition in Restaurant 108 featured three chefs, rather than the usual one, as seniors Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel collaborated on an Italian-themed menu with several appetizer, entree and dessert options. First, we were served a bas...

ROM: Juice Reviews

ROM: Juice Reviews

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

For the Blitz, The Sagamore reviewed and compared three juice bars. Here's what we thought. As healthy foods become more popular, juice places around Brookline have begun providing the trendy products. We visited several juice bars to see how they stacked up: Pure Cold Press, located in Cooli...

Review: Caffè Nero

Review: Caffè Nero

Chloe Jepsen, News Writing Editor
January 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

Bookshelves line the walls, freshly baked pastries and sandwiches are laid out in display cases, and the room is filled with dark coffee and soft light. Caffè Nero, an Italian-inspired coffee shop, opened last week in Brookline Village. It is located across from a Dunkin Donuts and a few doors down...

ROM: Shawarma King

ROM: Shawarma King

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

Shawarma King is a Lebanese restaurant on Beacon Street just outside of Coolidge Corner. At first glance, it seems like another fast food joint; a white sign taped to the window reads, “Don’t feel awful, eat Shawarma King falafel!” You pick up your food on paper plates at a counter, then sit d...

ROM: Stoked

ROM: Stoked

Sara Hogenboom, Longform Managing Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

The first impression as one walks into Stoked is “comfort.” A ramp leads diners down into a seating area with red vinyl booths, a high top bar in front of the pizza oven, and stainless steel tables. Prints of stereos are all over the walls, implying a ‘70s and ‘80s aesthetic. The music that plays ...

ROM: Fuel America

ROM: Fuel America

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Managing Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

Fuel America is a beautifully decorated coffee shop in Brighton, MA. From the second our party of four walked in the door, we were overcome by a relaxed atmosphere that put us all in the mood to do some homework with a delicious cup of coffee. We walked to the counter to order and were greeted by friendly s...

ROM: Baja Betty’s

ROM: Baja Betty’s

Ethan Gainsboro, Staff Writer
June 13, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

The generally compelling scenery of the restaurant along with the many options on the large, colorful menu board made for a strong first impression when our party of three first entered Baja Betty’s Burritos. Baja Betty’s Burritos is a fast and easy way to grab a midday snack or meal if you have...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Finale!

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Finale!

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

  Restaurant 108 held the grand finale of their top chef competition on May 2. A master menu by Chefs Liam O’Brien, Phillip Mahler, Henry Shaffer, Alex Ervin and Alex Chin blended intricate skill and natural talent. As starters, our party of two got the Salmon Rillette Crostini and the Gr...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Alex Ervin

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Alex Ervin

Jason Altshuler and Izzy Gonzalez
March 29, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

  After two extremely impressive shows of culinary talent throughout March, Restaurant 108 was once again buzzing with the excitement of the competition, as servers and chefs alike rushed in and out of the kitchen in the hopes of satisfying their customers. March 29 marked the third and final chapter ...

ROM: Bottega Fiorentina

ROM: Bottega Fiorentina

Ethan Gainsboro, Staff Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

  Although the restaurant looked quite small, an elegant smell of genuine Italian food filled the entire eatery. The aroma, combined with the plentiful selection of entrees and warm, friendly service, made for a quality midday meal. Bottega Fiorentina, located in Coolidge Corner, serves quality fo...

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