Boston's Big on New American Cuisine

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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In a city with Puritanical roots it is no wonder Bostonians love true American food. But the basics got boring, and along came a bunch of chefs who saw a way to enhance the dull dining of the past to put Boston on the culinary map. The simple fish and chips is no longer the menu mainstay that makes Bostonians return to their favorite area eateries again and again. These days, variety rules with ever evolving menus that put creative takes on the traditional. 

A focus on all that is fresh, seasonal, and local has enhanced Boston's New American dining scene. Often, you will find menus filled with the names of the farms where the...  Read more »

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