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Beantown Bargains

on March 08th, 2011
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Harvest in Cambridge, MA is one of many establishment participating in Boston Restaurant Week

by Jeff Hoyt

Celebrate Boston Restaurant Week on weekdays now through Friday, March 18. At participating restaurants, enjoy a 2-course lunch for $15.11, 3-course lunch for $20.11, and 3-course dinner for $33.11. It’s a great way to save money while dining out at those restaurants you’ve been meaning to visit. Try the seafood at Anthony’s Pier 4 on the waterfront, Italian food at Antico Forno in the North End, or contemporary cuisine at Harvest in Cambridge. For a full list of all the participating restaurants, visit

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The striking Customer Center at Porsche Leipzig

by André Gayot

Remember the riddle about the ideal world in which the Italians would be in charge of singing opera, the British would prepare the tea, the Chinese would fry the rice, the French would do the cooking and serve the wine, the Germans would build sturdy cars and be police, etc. That’s the image of the world that we were so comfortable with thanks to the well-worn clichés. Something must have gone wrong: it’s hard today to recognize these established values in the same spots.

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Maine Dining Room

on March 02nd, 2011
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Bar Lola in Portland is one of many restaurants participating in Maine Restaurant Week

by Meryl Pearlstein

Maine Restaurant Week is currently offering great deals for New England foodies and visitors until March 12. More than 80 restaurants have created three-course prix-fixe menus ($20-$40 per person), and various cook-offs, book signings, free giveaways will spice up this year’s festivities. Some places are offering multi-course lunches, and you can save money while enjoying dinner at Anneke Jans in Kittery, Bar Lola in Portland, Natalie’s in Camden, and Solo Bistro in Bath.

This Thursday, March 3, from 7-9:30pm, Gabrielle Hamilton, award-winning chef and owner of NYC‘s Prune Restaurant, will give a short reading of her first book, Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef at Grace. This event includes a book signing and a roast lamb dinner inspired by Hamilton’s book. All-inclusive tickets are $120 per person; reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 207-828-4422.

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