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South End Named 'Top Spot to Live' for Foodies

Globe Magazine tells the South End what it already knows: the food here is good.

If you're a food lover, you'll love living in the South End.

So says author Vanessa Parks in Sunday's Boston Globe Magazine, naming the South End the top spot to live for passionate foodies.

"It's not just the number, variety, and quality of restaurants that make Boston's South End a mecca for food lovers," Parks writes. "It's also the array of specialty purveyors."

on Tremont Street and Shawmut Avenue's were listed as examples along with and , Boston's only gay sports bar.

Although many eateries are priced to match the neighborhood's rising real estate prices (the article lists the median single-family home price at $1.6 million, condos at $554,888), there are still cheap eats to be found, Parks writes.

"Diners can opt for anything from $44 salmon at to an $11 traditional Ethiopian beef dish at ."

Waltham was named the runner-up in the Food Lovers category, thanks to its more than 130 restaurants, while "Arts Omnivores" were directed to the Back Bay, with its "beloved and storied cultural institutions."

To view the full list of winners, click here.

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