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Dishing up support for meals tax

Mayor gets helping from restaurateurs

Mayor Thomas M. Menino with Charles Sarkis, (right) owner of Papa Razzi and Joe's American Bar and Grille. Mayor Thomas M. Menino with Charles Sarkis, (right) owner of Papa Razzi and Joe's American Bar and Grille. (JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / May 15, 2007

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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, frustrated that an initiative to raise meals taxes in Boston restaurants is once again languishing in the Legislature, launched a new strategy yesterday and turned to some unlikely allies for help: high-profile restaurateurs including Kenneth Oringer of Clio in the Back Bay, Gordon Hamersley of Hamersley's Bistro in the South End, and Nick Varano of Strega ... (Full article: 728 words)

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