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Dec 3, 2007 03:25 PM

What do you think of the redesigned Improper Bostonian?

What are your thoughts on this? Is IB a go-to source for food news in Boston, or is there another source?

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  1. As far as food news (restaurant openings, chef shifting, etc.), the Imroper is a fine enough resource, no better or worse than Stuff@Night, Boston Mag, etc. (this stuff is mostly just paraphrased from press releases). Their restaurant reviewer, who did not have a column that I saw in my quick perusal of the redesigned mag, is a joke.

    1. I think if you're properly obsessive, you will not rely on any one source as a go-to, but read everything: the Globe, Herald, Phoenix, Dig, Stuff, Improper, Boston Magazine, Tab,,, Zagat, Gayot, Where to Eat, eGullet, Yelp,,,, the three hundred or so local food blogs (I like -- see my by-now-hopelessly dated list of some others here:, restaurant bathroom wall graffiti, those little lists in the backs of taxis, and of course, Chowhound.

      I find the Improper's news on pending restaurant openings its most useful food-related feature.