The Other Critics: Chicken Fight!

• In the wake of the opening of Chelsea’s Pollo Campero, Devra First rounds up the Boston area’s Latin American chicken options. A panel of eleven tasters chose Chelsea’s Pollos a la Brasa El Chalon as the best, but First preferred Macchu Picchu and East Boston’s Pollos a la Brasa Beto’s. [Globe]

• Cheap Eats is at The Similans this week. Despite a few missteps, the menu is solid and the space is unexpectedly lovely. [Globe]

• Robert Nadeau hits up East Side Bar & Grille in Cambridge and revels in the bar food glory: toasted ravioli, steak tips, and chowdah. It’s retro near-perfection. [Phoenix]

• At Southie’s Chuck and Ann’s, On The Cheap finds pleasantly nostalgic, if not overwhelmingly delicious simple sandwiches. The service is also delightful. [Phoenix]

• Mat Schaffer revisits Roadhouse in Brookline and finds it much, much improved from its early days. It still earns a B-. [Herald]

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The Other Critics: Chicken Fight!