Munch Madness

// Oleana wins Munch Madness 2017

By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

// Budget-friendly fare around Boston

There are dishes you can order for under $20 at eateries.

Latest Food & Dining headlines

Sips: A childhood off the beaten path leads to inspired winemaking

Her independent spirit influences how she makes wine today.

Quick Bite: Ruckus, a standout among Chinatown noodle parlors

Plan accordingly or risk disappointment: It’s only open Thursday through Sunday.

Star mixologist Ran Duan is planning to revamp his family’s Sichuan Garden with a cocktail bar and a cosmetic makeover.

At Brookline cocktail ‘paradise,’ grasshoppers will be on the menu

Plus, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen opens in Kendall Square and Pagu takes on Saturday brunch.

Oxbow Brewing Co.’s Saison Dell’Aragosta.


Beer with a lobster background note? Yes, really.

It seems inevitable a Maine brewer would eventually make a lobster beer. But Tim Adams is not a kitschy brewer, and Oxbow’s beers aren’t gimmicks.

The Chartreuse Smash at Viale


A refreshing summer smash at Viale

To call a drink a smash is like calling a dessert a cake, which is to say there are countless variations.

Korean fried chicken sandwich at The Automatic in Cambridge.

Cheap Eats

The Automatic in Cambridge raises the bar on bars

The cocktails are expertly concocted and the friendly servers steer you toward mostly delicious offerings.

By the Glass

French sparklers as effervescent as their makers

Wow a thirsty crowd with bubbly from one of these Loire Valley producers.

The confident cook

Forget an ice cream maker. Make this chocolate gelato in a food processor.

This dark-chocolate Italian gelato, made with milk and bittersweet chocolate, is whirred in a food processor so you don’t need an ice cream machine.


Q&A with Brittany Wood Nickerson, author of ‘Recipes From the Herbalist’s Kitchen’

Nickerson asks readers to consider that food and medicine can be one and the same.

Insider: Escali’s new digital screen timer

For repetitive jobs, like batches of cookies, there’s a memory that recalls the baking time.

Rigatoni at Eataly’s Terra.

Dining Out

Eataly restaurant Terra, where Mario Batali’s spirit abides

It’s like attending a high-achieving kegger inside a very elegant potting shed.

A shared kitchen space for dietary restrictions

Food Revolution in Stoneham is hoping to serve a very particular niche.

The Trustees brings farm’s bounty to city’s neighborhoods

“We wanted to bridge the gap between where our food grows and where it goes.”

Bake deviled crab with a buttery cracker-crumb topping

“Deviled” means piquancy and heat. You’’ll find both in this crumb-topped baked crab, made with Old Bay, mustard, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper.

Seasonal Recipes

Fresh corn salad is one of the joys of summer

Remove kernels from fresh corn cobs, blanch briefly, and toss with a chile pepper, lots of fresh herbs, and some red onion. Fresh corn salad is best with local corn in summer.

 Mediterranean-Style  Seafood Salad

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Recipes: Three tasty options for summer seafood salad

Choose your favorite flavor: light and lemony, perfectly creamy, or hot and sour.

Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas

Christopher Muther

A man from Malden is helping to change the face of Vegas

A once seedy section of Vegas has found new life thanks to Boston native Ryan Doherty.

Guests to Halycon Farm can stay in one, or both, of two private rooms.

At a small Brewster farm, a chance to stay where your food is grown

Staying at Halcyon Farm isn’t just about having a place to sleep, it’s about having an experience.

The best cheesecake east of St. Olaf

Rue La Rue Café opened earlier this year and is dedicated to all things “Golden Girls.” Think of it as the promised land for those obsessed with the classic sitcom.

Quick Bite

An early look at Pammy’s, Cambridge’s new Italian(ish) trattoria

Where the Bolognese contains Korean chile paste and there’s plenty of neighborhood bonhomie.

Barbara Lynch.

Lynch’s low moment in a year of highs

Chef Barbara Lynch has enjoyed huge success in the last year.

Barbara Lynch

Lynch’s low moment in a year of highs

It’s impossible to know what led Lynch to get behind the wheel. It’s easier to draw contrasts between the early-morning incident and the huge success Lynch has enjoyed in the past year alone.

Tenzin Samdo

Tables: There’s so much good sandwich news these days

Those amazing Cuban sandwiches from Chez Henri are back, this time at the Automatic.

Sips: Cool off with a whiskey cooler

On a hot day, this whiskey cooler fits the mood.


Some shandys are worth your time — and some aren’t

It’s hard to know when you’ve had a subpar shandy. You can mask a bad brew with sugary juice and hide the flaws in both.

Grilled rabbit sausage on a bed of farro served alongside a 2013 from Azienda Agricola Ioppa at Bistro du Midi.

From the Bar

A pour showing nebbiolo’s lighter side pairs with rabbit sausage

Make nebbiolo a part of summertime dining.

Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, N.H., is a stop on the Saturday Beer Run.

Food & travel

Hop on: Growler tour brings you to N.H.’s best beers

It was a good day for drinking beer. We were on the Saturday Beer Run with Granite State Growler Tours, heading to top artisan breweries on the New Hampshire seacoast.

Carolina Rendon, whose family owns Cantina La Mexicana in Union Square,  is a graduate of Nibble’s entrepreneurship program.

Nibble giving budding food entrepreneurs their chance

Three years ago, Nibble — the culinary arm of the Somerville Arts Council — launched a culinary entrepreneurship program, geared toward members of the city’s immigrant groups.

Classic “burger” at by CHLOE near Fenway Park.

Cheap Eats

At by CHLOE, now in Fenway, the good vibes are entirely vegan

Here at the latest location of by CHLOE, a stone’s throw from Fenway Park, it seems like everyone is in high spirits.

Kelaguen bowl with Lomi Lomi at Manoa in Somerville.

Bowled over: Poke’s popularity is bringing healthy Hawaiian flair to lunch fare — everywhere

Boston is one of many mainland cities now home to a slew of cafeteria-style spots dedicated to the island dish, often with more frills than their Hawaiian brethren.

The Confident Cook

Tuna Nicoise salad tucked into a baguette will transport you to sunny Provence

Cut a baguette into sections and layer it with a classic tuna Nicoise and all its crisp vegetables for an authentic Provencal summer treat.

A guest is served at last year’s Taste of Ethnic Boston.

Taste of Ethnic Boston comes to the Theatre District

On July 25, a dozen of Boston’s best ethnic restaurants will come together to mark the fourth annual Taste of Ethnic Boston, this year at Venue.

Seasonal Recipes

Wild stripers are a high point of summer. Saute with herbs and add homemade tartar sauce.

Coat skinless boneless striped bass with herbs and saute briefly, then serve with homemade tartar sauce with chopped pickle, capers, and lemon juice.

The Avoquado will you get you to the guacamole stage sooner

Like a Swiss army knife but with fewer moving parts, the Avoquado has a blunt wide knife at one end to cut the avocado and separate the halves. The handle is a scoop.

A vegetarian meal of grilled eggplant with bold harissa mayo and peppery arugula on pita

A summery vegetarian meal starts with grilled pita, and adds layers of harissa mayo, grilled eggplant, and peppery arugula tossed with cherry tomatoes.

Would you serve your kids mac and cheese from a box?

There’s no excuse for not cooking from scratch. Or is there?


A wildlife presentation, a tomato cooking class, and an r&b show

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Jigger’s Diner on Main Street in East Greenwich.

Nothing beats a real diner — and R.I. has them

Lots of places call themselves diners, but they are mere counter restaurants. Diners are prefabricated buildings where diverse fare is served at a good price and in a fun atmosphere.

The nightlife scene in Salt Lake City is fun for all.

Christopher Muther

For real: Salt Lake City is America’s super gay, super cool hipster haven

Salt Lake City has turned into a gay Mecca and is on its way to achieving hipster status. This isn’t a joke.

Quick Bite

At Cunard Tavern, octopus dumplings and Nutella Fluffernutters are both at home

Cunard Tavern in East Boston is the latest from Phil and Filippo Frattaroli featuring offbeat pub grub prepared by Eastie native Anthony Pino.

Bar manager Adrian Navarro mixes cocktails in the new Bully Boy tasting room.

Bully Boy Distillers, Roxbury’s cool craft cocktail hot spot

The intimate, 26-seat tasting room evokes a Prohibition-era speakeasy — minus the need for a password or secret knock.

The labyrinth walk at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires.

Find your perch for next month’s solar eclipse

We may not be in the “path of totality,” but we can still have a totally good time.

Diners at Shojo in Chinatown in 2012.


Lobster rolls in the Fenway and cheese curds in Brookline

Fans of classic Kennebunk, Maine, pit-stop Bennett’s Sandwich Shop don’t need to head north on Interstate 95 any longer.


Expect a personal touch when Remnant Brewing opens in Somerville’s Bow Market

Full details on the market are still being fleshed out, but think dozens of vendors offering food, drinks, and other goods out of tiny stalls.

HBO series

Bloody good cocktail ideas for ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

Arya’s List? The Last Lannisters? Here are a few suggestions for what to drink while watching “Game of Thrones” on Sunday.

Here’s a look at the Eiffel Tower restaurant Trump and Macron will dine at

The Eiffel Tower’s Jules Verne restaurant is accessible only by private elevator and is 120 meters above ground.

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// The buzz on coffee and the people who drink it

Presidential coffee history, the Costco coffee habits of Michael Dukakis, and a journey for the perfect cup.