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SoulFire

SoulFire

December 16, 2012
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

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, 2012
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

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, 2012
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

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...

Shanghai Gate

Shanghai Gate

March 20, 2012
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

Located at the intersection of Commonwealth and Harvard Avenues just a block out of Brookline and into Allston, Shanghai Gate was easy to get to. It was several steps away from a T stop on the “B” line. The restaurant was crowded. Although we didn’t have a reservation, the four of us were somehow...

Finale

Finale

February 13, 2012
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

In honor of teenage romance on Valentine’s Day, a few Sagamore reporters decided to simulate a romantic stroll through Boston. And despite our limited experience with romantic dinners, we all agreed that the most romantic restaurant would be a desserterie. The evening, however, was less than sweet. Since...

Sol Azteca

Sol Azteca

January 22, 2012
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

It was not snowing. It was raining. It was the middle of winter. It was cold but not cold enough to snow. This was just the kind of day that breaks a student’s spirit. A meal at Sol Azteca was quite possibly the perfect remedy to such dark, dreary weather-induced depression. Stepping into the rest...

The Abbey

The Abbey

December 20, 2011
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

As a large party of eight, our table taking up half of the space in the restaurant, dinner at The Abbey pleased our stomachs, but not our wallets. Our general first impressions of the staff suggested that we would eat a good meal for a hefty price. Our assumptions were correct. An average high sc...

Naked Pizza

Naked Pizza

December 1, 2011
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

Misleading is the one word I would use to describe Naked Pizza. Walking into the Coolidge Corner pizzeria, I was pleasantly surprised by how modern an establishment it was. The layout of the restaurant naturally appeared to my high-tech nature, due to the two iPads sitting in the store for customer...

Oriental Pearl

Oriental Pearl

October 28, 2011
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

Have you ever reviewed a restaurant? I was nervous as I strolled into Brookline Village’s Oriental Pearl and realized my answer was no. However, as I gave the issue more thought, I realized I review food every day. We all do. Most people make comments like, “This is really good,” “that is...

Khayyam & Bottega Fiorentina

Khayyam & Bottega Fiorentina

May 1, 2011
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

If you’re looking for a restaurant with belly dancing, we don’t recommend Khayyam.  We thought that some belly dancing and Middle Eastern food would be a great way to end a year’s worth of restaurant reviews, and Khayyam was conveniently located right in Coolidge Corner.  It proved to be disastrous. We walked in at 7:45 p.m. on a Wednesday.  Belly dancing was scheduled to sta...

Kookoo Café

Kookoo Café

March 21, 2011
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

Though the name may suggest otherwise, the atmosphere at Kookoo Café is the opposite of crazy. It’s the perfect place to go at any time of day to sip a warm or cold drink, eat a delicious meal or simply snack and relax. The restaurant is conveniently located, but not easy to find. It’s across...

Dok Bua

Dok Bua

February 21, 2011
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I had never been to Dok Bua before. All I knew was that my friends had gone and raved about it. After Rod Dee (my go-to Thai food restaurant) moved from Coolidge Corner to Washington Square, I was happy to hear that I could still get quality Thai food in Coolidge Corner. When we went to Dok Bua...

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