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Thursdays in the Heights: Risotto Recipe Redux

Risotto Recipe Redux Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 This week’s water crisis posed as much a state of emergency to cooks as to anyone else. To every cook’s dismay, vegetables could not be washed with water from the faucet, and water had to be boiled every time something needed to be cleaned or rinsed. This [...]

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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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Thursday in the Heights: Curry in a hurry

Spicy curry with Jenny Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 In the vein of last week’s review of New Rod Dee’s remarkably delicious Thai food, I investigated how to make curry in less time than it takes to order it from a restaurant and have it delivered to you. For those of you who are subscribers [...]

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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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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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Thursdays in the Heights: Dumplings with Jenny

Dumplings With Jenny Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 The Chinese call them “jiao zi,” and the Japanese call them “gyouza.” Boston College Dining might call them “Chinese ravioli,” although that name is a gross mash-up of cultures. I call them delicious. Plump, juicy, and in big bite sizes that ooze with umami, dumplings are the [...]

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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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Armaggedon Burger

Thursday in the Heights: The Armaggedon Burger

The Armageddon Burger By Jenny Liu Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 It is your last meal on earth. In these hours of armageddon, what will you eat? I contemplated this for a while, and after toying with the concept of combining filet mignon, foie gras, and caviar into one expensive last stand, I instead determined [...]

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