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Thursdays in the Heights: Blue Asia Cafe

To be honest, I almost did not write about Blue Asia Cafe for my last-ever restaurant review for The Heights. I was looking into something more Boston: hot dogs, lobster rolls, maybe an Italian joint near Harvard Ave that was more affordable than the North End could provide for BC students. As luck would have [...]

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Thursdays in the Heights: New Rod Dee Thai

New Rod Dee Brings The Heat Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 New Rod Dee is the youngest and, for Boston College students, the most accessible of the Rod Dee restaurants. Its location on Beacon Street near Washington Street makes it the closest to Boston College. Rod Dee, the eldest, is only a stone’s throw away [...]

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Thursdays in the Heights: Kosher eats

While I got an extended weekend for Easter holidays, my break in New York had more Jewish than Catholic undertones– with trips to Zabar, meeting gay Jewish boys named David at the Ritz, and doing absolutely nothing. The morning after a long night, I woke up to Eric making matzo brei with the most gorgeous plating, [...]

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Toro at Restaurant Week

Toro at Restaurant Week

20 plates. That’s a lot to stomach. Even for one so accustomed to the ten course meals in Chinese dining. This was Toro, in the South End, by Chef Ken Oringer (owner of Clio and Uni), who does not shy away from offal. Toro could mean “bull” in Spanish or refer to a type of [...]

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Radius RW 2010: Dessert

Thursdays in the Heights: Radius

Bite Of Boston Radius Hits The Mark During Restaurant Week By Jenny Liu Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Better than Shark Week. Or even Fleet Week.  Boston Restaurant Week Winter is here, and as you are reading this sentence, it may be one or two days away from ending on March 26. Is there that [...]

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El Pelon: Pollo Taco

New Opening: El Pelon Taqueria

El Pelon Taqueria opened a block down my college hovel a few days ago, and it wasn’t until today when I was getting some milk and bread from the convenience store next door that my roommate Erin and I decided to stand on the lengthy opening-days-line for some Mexican grub. The decor is an upgrade [...]

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St. Patty’s Meal: Guinness and Stew

Irish in Boston

I wore green today, but you know, it’s not like I would have punch you in the face if you had not worn red for Chinese New Year. When I experienced my first St. Patrick’s Day in Boston three years ago, Larissa, Eric, and I went into Southie, ducked under the barricades, and as freshmen [...]

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Helmand River, south of Kajaki village

Thursdays in the Heights: Helmand

Afghan Delights Done Impeccably At Helmand By: Jenny Liu Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 If there is one thing that will compel me to take two buses, one train, and then forge onward by foot through the frigid northeastern winds, it is very good food. Helmand, an Afghan restaurant in Cambridge, is capable of such [...]

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Orinoco: the entrance

Thursdays in the Heights: Orinoco

Orinoco’s Delicious Latin Flavor Is A Steal By Jenny Liu Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 There are some restaurants that I believe could easily charge a higher price for their food without customers complaining, and I suspect that Orinoco may be one of them. The entrance is set back in a thick curtain, but once [...]

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Helmand: Pumpkin Kaddo

Be still my heart

On Eric’s visit last weekend, we ate up Boston. Ate it all up. The experience was akin to those multiple orgasms that leaves you dizzy from all the blood rushing away from the brain towards more sensual organs, like the stomach. I want to go back to languishing at: Orinoco in Brookline (Venezuelan), Helmand in [...]

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