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  1. I'm tempted to say the area near BC is a culinary wasteland. For middle of the road slices, there's Roggie's (ROE-GHEES), and down the corner from there, two spots: Pino's and Presto's -- one's Greek, one's Italian, though I can't remember which. For a better pie, there's the Bluestone Bistro on Comm. Ave. My favorite is in Newton: Sweet Tomatoes. They use fresh tomatoes instead of sauce, and they have tons of interesting toppings. Also, on Harvard Street in Brookline (a short T ride away) there's The Upper Crust, which is supposed to be good. It's new. By the way, I'm a BU grad who also, on
  2. I'd also like to add my vote for Herbsaint. I went there in December 2002, and I still dream of the duck confit. The best meal I had during my stay in New Orleans, most definitely.
  3. I've heard good things about The Spiced Pear, though I've never been. I haven't been to Canfield House in a few years, but when I did go, it served standard upscale fare. Cheeky Monkey Cafe, off of Thames Street, is a funky restaurant with an interesting menu. Here's the link to their website. http://www.cheekymonkeycafe.com I've been wanting to try Asterix & Obelix (I think it may just be called Asterix now). Upscale, interesting French. The same chef/owner runs Boulangerie Obelix on nearby Spring Street, and they have the best croissants on the island. Here's an interesting link with se
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