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Humble food, done grandly

meatball sliders at Downstairs at Marliave Meatball sliders on toasted brioche with homemade tomato sauce is a dish served at Downstairs at Marliave. (Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff)
October 29, 2008

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A Beatles song is on the playlist, and we've just polished off meatball sliders ($11, above) on toasted brioche with homemade tomato sauce. They're very good. A cast-iron pot of meaty Boston baked beans ($5.25) arrives. Someone is serious about this humble dish, which isn't cloying or overrun with molasses, and is plenty soupy and smoky. (Full article: 398 words)

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