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The Critics Ate Tiger’s Tears, Wood-Fired Pizza, and More This Week

At Myers + Chang, Dogwood Cafe, and Mooncusser Fish House

A brightly lit restaurant interior with a high-top table and some standard tables, all with white chairs. The sun-lit window is decorated by a large red and yellow dragon.
Myers + Chang
Cal Bingham for Eater

Myers + Chang Gets Four Stars

The Boston Globe’s Devra First reviews Myers + Chang, giving the 10-year-old restaurant four stars in the process. Dishes come to the table as they’re ready, as they always have, First writes, characterizing the restaurant as “great when it opened, great today, great just about every day in between.” She recommends the tiger’s tears (grilled steak) and the green papaya salad and writes that the crispy spring rolls are universally liked, with a “papery crunch of the skins giving way to springy glass noodles inside.” The restaurant is not perfect, First writes, “but these days, joy, passion, a strong sense of place, a commitment to caring for customers, and a high level of consistency” make a restaurant worthy of four stars.

Poutine and Pizza

Marc Hurwitz visits Dogwood Cafe in Jamaica Plain for the Dig this week. The restaurant’s classic American dishes and pub fare range from mac and cheese to chicken pot pie. Hurwitz calls attention to the short rib poutine and a root beer barbecue pulled pork sandwich with onion rings. The restaurant also serves wood-fired pizza, which Hurwitz estimates falls “somewhere between gourmet and Neapolitan thin-crust,” and the specialty pies are named after trees, like the restaurant itself. There are also craft beers, a mix of cocktails, and wines.

Fish House Charm

The Improper Bostonian’s MC Slim JB visits the new Mooncusser Fish House in Back Bay, where he finds a "humble but smashing" first course jn the form of chowder chock full of clams, smoked scallop and skate, and a "not overly dairy-dosed broth." He calls attention to the scallop tartare and tuna crudo and writes that the "fillet of skate wrapped around a vivid, rich filling of Maine lobster chunks" has a "finely calibrated balance." He also recommends the guinea hen and writes that the whole grilled black bass is a "showstopper."

Myers + Chang Is All That and Dim Sum [BG]
Dogwood Cafe [Dig]
Moon and the Stars [IB]

Myers + Chang

1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 617 542 5200 Visit Website

The Dogwood

2403 Bagby Street, , TX 77006 (281) 501-9075 Visit Website