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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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F O O D & D R I N K g u i d e 1 24 B O S T O N C O M M O N S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M outfitted with cozy couches and personalized mini fridges can be reserved for large parties. 443 W. Broadway, 617.993.8080, $$ Sweet Cheeks Q Mouthwatering, heritage breed pulled pork and prime brisket make this barbecue joint a Fenway foodie favorite. 1381 Boylston St., 617.266.1300, $$ Tasting Counter Held as a "multi-sensory dining experience," Tasting Counter wants its diners to be able to experience and view the process of its meals being carefully prepared. Guests can watch closely as chef Peter Ungar prepares his exquisite dishes. 14 Tyler St, Somerville, 617.299.6362, $$$ Tapestry Located in the Fenway neighborhood, Tapestry is known for being a dual-concept restaurant with a menu curated by husband-and-wife duo Meghann Ward and Kevin Walsh. e Expo Kitchen offers items such as oysters and Neapolitan-style pizza, while the Club Room has a tropical vibe and features modern American dishes. 69 Kilmarnock St., 617.421.4470, tapestry .restaurant $$$ The Beehive An underground bohemian bistro, e Beehive specializes in rustic comfort foods infused with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences. INSIDER TIP: Take advantage of the bohemian vibe, stop in for dinner Monday to Wednesday, when it's (significantly!) less crowded than on weekends. 541 Tremont St., 617.423.0069, $$ The Butcher Shop Barbara Lynch's tribute to Old World European boucheries, this wine bar and butcher shop's meat-heavy menu changes daily. 552 Tremont St., 617.423.4800, $$ The Hawthorne A leader in Boston's craft cocktail movement, e Hawthorne features intimate spaces perfect for romantic rendezvous. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617.532.9150, $$ The Maiden As the slogan reads "those who explore flavor," that is exactly what chef Tyler Potter does while cooking. With dishes such as the marinated radishes and avocado toast, e Maiden seeks to explore unusual flavors in a cozy atmosphere. 28 W. Broadway, 617.315.7829, $$ The Smoke Shop Chef Andy Husbands (Hell's Kitchen alum) whips up a modern interpretation of famous barbecue dishes with an Asian influence for a unique dining experience with dishes including the smoked fried chicken with ai flavors and the Prime brisket with Korean vinaigrette. 1 Kendall Square, 617.577.7427, $$ Tiger Mama Chef/owner Tiffani Faison offers Southeast Asian–inspired food in this unique, hip and exciting spot. e menu is large, and the choice for dinner will be tough. Broths, curries, rice, noodles, spices, cold, and rich are the words that dominate the menu, making the choice hard again. You'll also be eyeing the extensive drink menu for a long time. e drink menu has a long list of cocktails, beer, and sparkling, white, and red wine. Tiger Mama's atmosphere is what will keep you coming back for more though, with illuminated signs and an elephant figurine covered with metallic pieces. 1363 Boylston St., 617.425.6262, $$ Toro South End favorite Toro's Barcelona-style tapas are made better by the space's open windows, which bring the outdoors in. 1704 Washington St., 617.536.4300, toro- $$ Townsman e industrial Townsman, at the edge of Chinatown, is the Boston go-to for brasserie–inspired New England fare. From oysters to homemade pasta, chef Matt Jennings has curated a menu that offers a modern spin on traditional favorites. 120 Kingston St., 617.699.0750, $$$ Trade Innovative Mediterranean fare is served up in a lively, high- ceilinged space at this waterfront restaurant. 540 Atlantic Ave., 617.451.1234, $$ Uni Located inside e Eliot Hotel, this izakaya serves several small plates and the popular late-night menu is served on Friday and Saturday offering their popular ramen as well as sushi. 370 Commonwealth Ave., 617.536.7200, $$$ Waypoint Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow serves unique coastal- inspired dishes with a menu that features a raw bar as well as pizza and pasta plates that feature seafood. 1030 Massachusetts Ave., 617.864.2300, $$ Yvonne's is modern reinterpretation of the supper club features a cosmopolitan menu that offers guests shared dishes that weave in flavors of the Far East, Middle East, Mediterranean and Europe. 2 Winter Pl., 617.267.0047, $$$ STRIP by Strega's truffle ricotta gnocchi with lobster, english peas, white shimeji mushrooms and truffle brodo

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