The Other Critics

Coppa Will “Blow Your Mind”; Craigie’s “Memorable” Burger

Coppa's heritage pork fennel sausage with broccoli rabe
Coppa’s heritage pork fennel sausage with broccoli rabe Photo: Coppa

• Devra First gives Coppa a three-star qualified rave. Though pacing and consistency are still issues, “the food at Coppa is very, very good” and the brains will “blow your mind.” [Globe]

• Mat Schaffer rounds up eight of Boston’s best burgers. On the behemoth at Craigie On Main: “There’s no more beefier-tasting burger.” [Herald]

• Robert Nadeau gives Westie’s Skara Grill two stars, noting the garlic in particular: “While some of the food at Skara is pedestrian, the owners have addressed a certain lack of garlic noted at the upscale location of Dionysos. In fact, if your dish involves skordalia ($4.95/appetizer; $12.95/with the fried salt cod appetizer), the potato-garlic spread is strong enough to clean out entire shelves of young-adult vampire novels at any suburban Barnes & Noble.” [Phoenix]

• Cheap Eats hits up Arlington’s Fusion Taste: “We arrive at the newest occupant with low expectations. How nice, then, to be surprised: This restaurant serves excellent sushi, including unforgettable toro, or fatty tuna.” [Globe]

• The Dig gives East by Northeast four stars: “Once word gets out, tables are going to be a hot commodity. Do yourself a favor and beat the rush. Your tummy will thank you later.” [Dig]

• MC Slim JB ventures to Watertown to try The Spot: “In all, the Spot Café is a heartening corrective to the stereotype of the lackluster greasy spoon: proof that a casual eatery can be made into something memorable with care and impeccable ingredients.” [Phoenix]

Coppa Will “Blow Your Mind”; Craigie’s “Memorable”