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Gone is the smoke, replaced by the kids

It seems like most restaurants opening in the suburbs west of Boston these days are either a pub or a tavern, but they hardly resemble the smoke-filled watering holes of yore.

Out went the cigarettes, in came the families with children. And thanks to shifting culinary tastes, customers are demanding good food — whether that means healthier menu choices, local and organic ingredients, or creative offerings that go beyond chicken wings and nachos.

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