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Restaurant Review: GENJIGO

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: GENJIGO

Hibachi restaurants are time-honored destinations for big celebrations. That’s because they offer more than the food: There’s a show, too. Plus, hibachi joints provide diners with a high level of culinary control – guests choose their own ingredients, in terms of meat, vegetable and sauce combos. Typically, the house chef cooks things right in front […]

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Restaurant Review: Belly Burger

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Belly Burger

Expectations were not high for Belly Burger. It seems like a quick-flip, a random burger shop set up pell-mell inside the shell of Oliver’s. A month after opening and half the shelving in the bar was still barren.  Then again, to be fair, Oliver’s old shelving behind the bar runs all the way up the walls. […]

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Restaurant Review: District North

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: District North

District North set up shop in the Atlas Building, one of Downtown’s more notable structures, last fall. The Atlas isn’t notable because of hype or glitz, it’s notable because it’s historic. The building was designed in 1905 by Frank Packard, a renown local architect. Somehow, the structure has survived a history that includes foreclosure, code […]

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First Look: Haveli Bistro Downtown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega First Look: Haveli Bistro Downtown

Open today is Downtown’s new Indian restaurant Haveli Bistro. The two-story space is an upscale approach to traditional Indian cuisine, offering an extensive wine list as well as a full bar serving house cocktails. During the day, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Haveli offers a buffet on their second floor for lunch. The all […]

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