The Other Critics

Even Carnivores Will Like Red Lentil; Woodward Works

Woodward's flatbread
Woodward’s flatbread Photo: Woodward

• Mat Schaffer gives Watertown’s Red Lentil an amiable B. It “refuses to be constrained by stereotypes. It considers vegetarian and vegan cooking to be liberating - not limiting. Indeed, you don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to dine here. You just have to enjoy eating. But vegetarians and vegans will be in friendly territory; any vegetarian item can be ordered vegan.” [Herald]

• Robert Nadeau likes Woodward, though a glitch prevents the star rating from showing up and he mistakenly refers to the chef as Robert Goldberg (his name is Mark): “What does [Woodward’s] theme suggest to chef Robert Goldberg? Super visual food, apparently, and otherwise the kind of chef-does-comfort-food menu that is very 2010. He does well indeed until dessert, when his skills or attention seem to run out.” [Phoenix]

• Cheap Eats hits up Azama Grill, where a few items, like the grape leaves, are overpriced, but otherwise, everything is “outstanding.” [Globe]

• MC Slim JB stops by El Pelon Taqueria and finds it as good as ever: “Long-time fans can breathe easy: El Pelón appears destined to flourish in its new home, its wholesome take on Cal-Mex border food already a smash with BC students.” [Phoenix]

Even Carnivores Will Like Red Lentil; Woodward Works