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Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Jonah Lenoch

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Jonah Lenoch

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

On May 8, freshman Jonah Lenoch competed in the fourth installment of Restaurant 108’s Top Chef competition with a barbecue-themed menu. As I entered the restaurant, I was greeted with the sweet smell of barbecue sauce and roasted meat and vegetables. Lenoch said he was inspired by his family traditi...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Cassiann Foster

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Cassiann Foster

Jilli Goldstein and Izzy Gonzalez

May 7, 2018


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Fierce competitor sophomore Cassiann Foster threw her oven mitt into the annual Top Chef gauntlet on Tuesday, May 1 at Restaurant 108. Foster, having two years of restaurant experience under her apron’s belt, previously participated in Top Chef competitions by helping competitors in their quest for ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Ben Haber

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Ben Haber

Daisy Elliot, Opinions Writing Editor

April 14, 2018


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On April 10, junior Ben Haber cooked in the second of five Top Chef competitions in Restaurant 108. This week's menu showcased Spanish classics with modern interpretations. This is Haber’s first year working at Restaurant 108, but he has experience working at Barcelona Wine Bar and is one of the top ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

April 9, 2018


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On April 3, team leader senior Nathan Lourie kicked off the first of five Top Chef competitions with what he called a sandwich themed menu. Last year Lourie won Top Chef with two seniors. Lourie has been working at Restaurant 108 for two years, as well as a restaurant called Jakes. For the appet...

Restaurant of the Month: Coolidge Corner Pizza Comparison

Emma Kahn, 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


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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


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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 McKim 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


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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


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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...

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