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They say "Necessity is the mother of invention", well that's true in the case here. I haven't been able to find much information on restaurants in the Southcoast area other than the odd review from a tourist on the Yellow Pages website. This bugs me. I'm the type of person who likes to do some research before I go out and spend my hard-earned money at a restaurant. More than once I've gone to a place that looks nice on the outside, only to be disappointed by the meal inside. If only I had been able to read a review about the place before I plunked down $28 for a plate of reheated *insert Gordon Ramsey expletive here* . You may ask what qualifies me to be a food critic or blogger or whatever...well, nothing I guess. Nothing official anyway. I think I know food pretty well. I've traveled the world and tasted all sorts of wonderful, awful, tasty, smelly, odd, luscious, exotic food. I've had the luxury of eating Italian food in Italy, German food in Germany, French food in France, Middle Eastern food in the Middle East. My aunts are Korean and my Grandmother's 2nd husband was Indonesian. My mother's a classically trained French Chef. I've lived in places where it's acceptable to eat dogs and cats and scorpions. I love food. I love talking about food. Most of all I love sharing my love of food with others. Please leave me comments...restaurants you've wanted to eat at but are too scared to try but aren't too scared to send me. Places you've eaten and you want to spare me the horror of going to. Places that have become a tradition in your family...yes, Olive Garden!

The Pearly Baker Band’s Bash At The Z

NBG writer Ivey Winkler sat down with Mike Mahoney of Pearly Baker to chat about the upcoming ‘Bash at the Z,’ taking place this Saturday, May 7th, at 7 pm. If you’ve never been to a Pearly Baker concert, the Zeiterion Theater is the place to see them play. They’ll …

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Daffodil Field at Parsons Reserve

Have you ever read a poem, wishing that the words on the page could somehow come to life?  Last year my trip to the Parsons Reserve Daffodil Field in Dartmouth resurrected the poetry of William and Dorothy Wordsworth and helped to lift my winter-weary spirits.  I eagerly await the end …

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A Kitchen: Restaurant Review

Surely I’m not alone in saying that I’ve been looking for a great Chinese Food restaurant for a really long time. Of course, Chinese food is like pizza and sex; even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.  With that said, I still hadn’t found that one special Asian dining …

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Black Watch Pub: Restaurant Review

Why do we still eat at chain restaurants? Does the homogeneous interior put us at ease? Are we comforted by the fact that a dinner in Tampa, FL will look and taste basically the same as it will in Boston, MA? Are we wooed by those colorful commercials with the …

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Mirasol’s Cafe- Sexy Coffee and Studly Sandwiches

Before I start, I’ve gotta get something off my chest first: WHY CAN’T I GET PICKLES AT MIRASOL’S CAFE?!? OK, I feel better now that I put that out into the Universe.  Other than my little pickle issue, I really enjoyed my lunch there.  The first I had heard about …

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A New Bedford Market Basket Review

The new Market Basket grocery store opened up in New Bedford on Coggeshall Street a few weeks ago, a much anticipated addition to the once-blighted Fairhaven Mills area.  Easily accessible from the highway and Route 18, this grocery store will be a great anchor for more shops and businesses to …

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La Candela Restaurant Review

I’m fairly new to the South Coast area, a recent transplant from Florida, and I’ve been dying to get my hands on some good Latin cuisine.  I admit, I haven’t been as adventurous as I should have been, but that was before I heard about this little place less than …

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