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Restaurant Review: The Carvery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Carvery

Sometimes things are divinely inspired, in concept… but disappointing in delivery. Car alarms, for example; or diet caffeine-free Mountain Dew. The concept behind The Carvery is so fantastically wonderful — fresh carved meats stacked and served on artisan bread, it’s hard to believe that the actual reality could live up to the conceptual perfection. The […]

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Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

I once trapped myself down my vacationing neighbors’ basement, having let myself in to snoop around and then snagging my hair inside a piece of exercise equipment. The other neighborhood rugrats who’d accompanied me on this B&E left me there to die. But my twin sister marched next door to our dad and said, “Come […]

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Restaurant Review: Danny’s Deli

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Danny’s Deli

If you’re building a collection of places to hit during BLT season, Danny’s Deli needs to be on the list. First, because it does BLTs in purist style: toasty bread with layer on layer of crunchy bacon slices, tomatoes, and tender lettuce leaves dressed with a whisper of mayo. It’s crunchy and cool, every bite’s […]

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Restaurant Review: The Market Italian Village

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Market Italian Village

You know a neighborhood has arrived when it starts getting gourmet stuff. So, a fancy market and bistro smack dab in the middle of Italian Village, on Summit and Third: that makes a statement. The fact that this little bistro is positively bustling with well-heeled customers makes an even bigger statement. The market and bistro […]

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Film Review: Calvary

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Calvary

Has the Catholic Church so comprehensively betrayed the nation of Ireland that it would take the second coming of the Messiah to set things straight? Maybe. The ever more impressive writer/director John Michael McDonagh may not be trying to rectify the Church’s situation, nor is he bringing about revelation. Rather, he offers a microcosm of […]

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Restaurant Review: Los Guachos Taqueria

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Los Guachos Taqueria

Los Guachos Taqueria scored big points earlier this year with a victory in the Battle of Burrito. At the time, it earned the local burrito win on the wings of the quality and quantity of its ingredients. But the restaurant has a whole diverse menu outside the land of burrito, and it’s a menu worth […]

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Review: CD102.5FM’s Summerfest 2014

Cassandra Zahran Cassandra Zahran Review: CD102.5FM’s Summerfest 2014

That’s a wrap. Summerfest is now a few days into the past and the memories continue to fog our heads in the present. A sold-out summer event, with more than 5,000 attendees proved to be a success. Thousands of smiling faces walked/skipped/stumbled/raced out of the Outdoor LC venue past 11 pm, where members of CD102.5 […]

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