"The fact is, East Coast Grill has taken barbecue to a scientific level — without giving up the soul that makes soul food so soulful… ”
Tag: Boston dining
Cooking: Rubbing You Right, by Kristen Bisson, July 19, 1995
Boston’s Most Beloved Bartender: Smiley, by Jonathan Soroff, April 12, 1995
“'Bartending is one of the last professions that still has a mystique,' Singleton, who is widely known as 'Smiley' and has been at it for 19 years. A teetotaler himself, he describes his regulars as 'very sophisticated, interesting people, who are extremely knowledgeable about the world. I learn a lot from them, and they learn a lot from me. I’ve been known to give lectures from behind the bar.' In keeping with the restaurant’s Southern flavor, Singleton’s most common request is for Margaritas, but there isn’t a cocktail, no matter what you call it, that throws him. 'There are basically four, maybe five, drinks, and everything else is just a variation on the theme.
Two Dinners at the Turtle Café, by Larry Duberstein, 2012
"How many tables did the Turtle have? Six? Seven tables, tops, plus the row of seats at the counter, because it used to be a diner. It was impossible not to make constant eye contact, impossible not to make conversation. Officially the smoke had cleared, outwardly there was peace in the valley, but nobody had bargained on dinner-for-four."