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."

Kitchen doors closed to women, by Otile McManus, by March 7, 1974

"While Boston has no restaurant with the feminist political implications of New York's Mother Courage, it does have its share of women restaurant owners. There are women who have been in the business for years like Mrs. Ban, Joyce Chen and Felicia Solimine of Felicia's. There are also newcomers like Sally Scoville of Le Bocage, Joyce Scardina and Odette Bery of the Turtle Cafe."

From Good Stock: Tracing Boston’s culinary heritage, by Alison Arnett, December 26, 1993

"In the beginning there was the Harvest. Its kitchen begat Jimmy Burke, of the Tuscan Grill; Frank McClelland, of L'Espalier; and Chris Schlesinger, of The Blue Room. Or maybe it was the brief fling at the Orson Welles, whence came Odette Bery's Turtle Cafe and then Another Season... Odette Bery remembers 1968 at the Orson Welles, in Cambridge, where she and Joyce della Chiesa shook things up by offering a more casual and experimental style. Chris Schlesinger remembers the Harvest a decade later, when he was hired for $4.25 an hour by Frank McClelland, then sous-chef. Jimmy Burke was the chef, and nouvelle cuisine was just hitting the United States. 'We had carte blanche to order anything we wanted,' Schlesinger says."

1298 Things To Do and See In New England This Summer, by The Boston Phoenix, June 24, 1975

"The Boston Phoenix, June 24, 1975: 1298 Things To Do and See In New England This Summer With A Complete Roundup Of Bicentennial Exhibits And Events, Happenings and Hysteria."