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Starbucks still misses the boat for this landlubber

August 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Somewhere along the line, sailors, probably it was British sailors first time around, were called “tars.” This is among other things that sailors have been called in their lives at sea and their reputations in ports from Massalia (which is what the Phoenicians called what we know as Marseille) to Guadeloupe preceded them. The reference, […]

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Tags: Food · Invidious comparisons

Review of The Biscuit from Yelp…

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

The preponderance of the reviews here [on Yelp] appear to be from transients. This isn’t surprising as the neighborhood immediately surrounding The Biscuit is a haven for graduate students mainly from Harvard and Tufts. Though they’re smart enough, God knows, they make up for abundance of brains by a deficit of taste.

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Tags: 02138 and environs · Food · Local Food