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DINING OUT

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Crab ravioli? Sablefish? Spaghettini? This ain't your grandfather's Boston when it comes to dining out. Boston is officially a foodie's paradise, for better and for worse, because as our hungry writer discovers on his culinary tour of the city, the plates have gotten bigger while the portions have gotten smaller, all great meals for two suddenly cost at least $100, and understanding menus requires multilingual reading skills. Just who are these chefs trying to impress?

By Brian McGrory
Globe Staff / September 19, 2004

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It was one of those nights when the world whispers a secret that you already should have known. I was in the North End. You can imagine the place -- checked tablecloths, pasta served in bowls the size of bathtubs, a chef named Antonio smoking a cigarette in the open kitchen as his mother in a floral housedress works the ... (Full Article: 4841 Words)

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