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  • March 7STATES PLAY: Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, 16 at 7:30 pm in the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium

  • March 7Ticket sales for Junior Semi-Formal began March 1st and will continue until Wednesday, March 15th.

  • March 7SPRING PLAY: "EVERY 28 HOURS" March 8, 3:30 pm, March 9 & 10, 7:30 pm, March 11, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm in the Black Box theater

Temptations Cafe

Temptations Cafe

December 18
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

From the outside, Temptations Cafe was hardly anything to look at. Temptations looked like any other cafe where you can grab a coffee and a muffin and be done—nameless, but purposeful. The inside, however, was a very different environment. Upon stepping through the glass doors, the soft lighting and wood-patterned walls were comfortable and un...

Barcelona

Barcelona

November 11
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With the reclaimed wooden wall paneling and the black and white photographs faintly illuminated by the dimmed lights, Barcelona creates an immediate sense of intimacy for its patrons. Barcelona serves tapas, a form of Spanish cuisine that consists of appetizer-sized dishes that together offer customers a wide pale...

Takusan

Takusan

October 16
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Miso soup, seaweed salad and california rolls: nothing out of the ordinary here. At Takusan, a relatively new all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant, the menu seemed like a compilation of all of the most “been there, done that” dishes known to the history of Japanese restaurants in America. Despi...

16 Handles

June 21
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On a sunny 75 degree day there really is nothing better than a guilt-free, sweet treat. At 16 Handles, that is exactly what you will find - a variety of exotic frozen yogurts and over twenty different toppings ranging anywhere from sweet to salty and even fruity. 16 Handles, located right in the hear...

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

May 23
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The hype behind Shake Shack was absolutely enormous. The buzz around town was that Shake Shack had the best burger around and would take over the nice variety of burger chains and restaurants that are in the local Boston area. And so, our expectations were high for this New York-based burger joint...

Cognac Bistro

Cognac Bistro

April 17
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It was the classiest gas station we had ever dined in. Cognac Bistro, formerly a Brookline gas station, has embraced its past with a functioning garage door doubling as the front wall. Dimly lit, the restaurant uses its small floor plan to stylish effect by devoting one section to sit-down dining a...

Genki Ya

Genki Ya

March 17
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“Two more people?” our hostess repeated, eyeing our table of seven. “Two,” we confirmed, and with just one look around Genki Ya, we could understand her surprise. The Japanese sushi restaurant had no more than 10 tables with little space in between. The effect, however, was not one of cramped...

Refuge Cafe

Refuge Cafe

February 16
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In one corner of Refuge Cafe, a young man with multiple face piercings and dressed in a tight leather jacket was drawing a human face in the shape of a tree. In another corner, a middle-aged man, while waiting for his order, danced to the sounds of the Jackson 5. With college students clad in flannel...

Orinoco

Orinoco

January 16
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Upon first glance, Brookline Village’s Orinoco appears every bit a sleek eatery of the modern moment. It is dominated by bold, clean lines—from the stainless steel framing of its open kitchen to the thin countertop of its window-side bar—and overrun with trendy 20-somethings. Look a little closer, ho...

SoulFire

SoulFire

December 16
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The walls of SoulFire, located on Harvard Street in Allston, depict musicians of soul’s golden age not in bland greys but in bold primary colors. Its menu offers the same modern take on barbecue classics. A gathering place for students from nearby Boston University, SoulFire hums with life, evoking ...

Sichuan Garden

Sichuan Garden

November 21
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Although the words greasy, oily and fatty are often associated with American Chinese restaurants, these words do not describe the food at Sichuan Garden. Despite its casual ambiance, Sichuan Garden offers a fine dining experience. The menu is split into nine different sections: speciality, Sichuan province delicacies and app...

Otto Pizza

Otto Pizza

October 31
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Pizza is generally categorized as follows: New York-style or Chicago-style. Personally, I go for New York-style thin-crust. Rarely have I heard of delicious pizza from anywhere else. Going into Otto Pizza, which opened in Coolidge Corner last May, I had my doubts. The original Otto Pizza opened in Portland, Maine in 2009. Who has ever heard of delicious pizza from Maine? The menu...

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