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Two local restaurant names on Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list

The restaurant rater is putting together a list of young and exceptional hospitality pros across the country and calling it the Zagat 30 Under 30. So which locals make the cut?

Munch Madness

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/munch-madness-og-1.jpg Oleana wins Munch Madness 2017

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

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/dining_out_90.jpg Where should you eat this week?

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

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/cheap_eats_90.jpg Budget-friendly fare around Boston

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

Latest Food & Dining headlines

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It’s time to give sour beer another shot

Night Shift Brewery cofounder Michael Oxton thinks there’s a sour beer for everyone at the upcoming We’re Funk’d Festival.

Wild Atlantic salmon and peas once shared a season and became a Fourth tradition

For this recipe, cover boneless salmon with a crust of crushed coriander seeds, peppercorns, and dill. Serve with a white-wine sauce and peas.

The confident cook

Add some smoked fish to the chowder pot and you’ll ladle out restaurant-quality bowls

Smoked fish chowder combines fresh white fish such as haddock, hake, halibut, or cod with smoked haddock and diced golden potatoes. If you order it often in a restaurant, you’ll love this.

Get an up-close look at Duxbury Bay oysters

You can learn all about the craggy shellfish on a two-hour Island Creek Farm Tour.

A simple cake with a crumb topping might have been made in a Colonial kitchen

Old-fashioned buckles are made with a coffee cake-like batter, fresh fruit, and a sweet crumb topping. This version uses cherries.

Stir, scrape, and serve with a supoon

The “sit up spoon” functions like a few utensils in one.

Recipe for grilled beef kebabs

Mix the ingredients in advance, then chill for several hours or overnight.

Hebert Candies marks 100 years of yum

The Shrewsbury chocolatier this year celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Dr. Virginia Sinnott (pictured checking on a patient in Angell Animal Medical Center’s Emergency and Critical Care unit) says about half of the clients who come in for xylitol poisoning aren’t aware of the potential dangers.

Sweetener used in some peanut butter brands could be deadly for your dog

Xylitol, which is also found in some chewing gums, can cause seizures and liver failure for your pup.

Annemarie Ahearn runs a cooking school and hosts full moon suppers at Salt Water Farm in Maine.

Q&A

Annemarie Ahearn of Salt Water Farm in Maine

Ahearn runs a cooking school where she teaches home cooks from all over the world to celebrate the bounty produced — sometimes with struggle — along the Maine coast.

By the Glass

These Boston sommeliers fly the flag for Australian grenache

If your one impression of Australian wine is mass-produced shiraz, reintroductions are definitely in order.

Maura Kilpatrick (left) and Ana Sortun, authors of “Soframiz,” which was named best cookbook in the Readable Feast competition.

‘Soframiz,’ ‘Black Trumpet’ win Readable Feast awards

Winners of the New England-based cookbook and food-writing competition were announced Friday.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Light, easy Southeast Asian salads for summer

Counteract the summer heat with big, refreshing flavors.

From left: Shakir Shibli, Liz Kendricken, Joe Testa, and Maddie Arthur at the bar at The Gate in Jamaica Plain.

Quick Bite

Remember James’s Gate? You don’t have to miss it anymore

The longtime Jamaica Plain Irish pub closed in 2015. Now the former operator has opened The Gate, a new Irish pub in JP’s Egleston Square.

The limited-edition “Big Kahuna” burger at the Rosebud.

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The Rosebud get its tiki on

Do you long to escape to an island retreat this summer? Is an icy pineapple punch in Davis Square close enough?

Themed cruises are still going strong and ardent “Star Trek” fans can embark on their own voyages.

Theme vacations come ashore

This phenomenon began at sea. There are ’80s cruises, NASCAR cruises, and cruises for fans of everything from David Hasselhoff to “Star Trek.” The craze has also now reached land.

Schnitzel with red cabbage prepared at the Kraut Haus.

A German food lover’s paradise in Maine

The inventory has grown from two items, sauerkraut and beet relish, to shelves full of German specialty foods.

Darryl Settles (pictured with his wife, Dr. Lisa Owens), who runs Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, will take over nearby Slade’s Bar & Grill.

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Restaurant openings, closings, and chatter

New places to dine in Southie, Salem, and Brighton.

From left: 7th Wave founders David Strymish and Owen Hawkins, with employee Andre Goguen.

Sips

From selling books to brewing beer at 7th Wave

“It might not be as different as I thought,” says David Strymish, who for years ran the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton. “In the end it’s customer service.”

Prodigy posed for a photo in October 2016.

Prodigy, half of topselling rap duo Mobb Deep, is dead at 42

Nas, who is also from Queens, N.Y., called Prodigy a ‘‘king’’ in an Instagram post.

‘The Women Who Made New York’ author to talk with women who shape Boston

Julie Scelfo is teaming up with her cousin, chef Michael Scelfo, at his restaurant Alden & Harlow on Thursday.

Rye spaghetti at Les Sablons in Cambridge.

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Where would Julia Child eat? We think here

If she were alive right now, probably Les Sablons in Harvard Square.

from the bar

At Tapestry, asparagus meets its match in a southern Italian white

Make your way to the stylish Club Room inside Fenway’s Tapestry, and you’ll find beverage director Anne Thompson pouring a white that complements hard-to-pair asparagus.

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An update on the ‘Neil Gaiman reads the Cheesecake Factory menu’ fund-raiser

“WAIT WHAT. Somebody just gave $10K to get us to $107K and beyond!” Benincasa tweeted. “I’m all teary!”

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Five beers for hot days

Here are five beers to help you while away those hot and hazy days.

06/10/17 -- Concord, MA -- New bundles of freshly harvested asparagus are seen at Verrill Farm on June 10, 2017, in Concord, Massachusetts. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)

The strange but true story of a tricky crop, a vicious fungus, and the War on Drugs

What does asparagus have to do with cocaine? Read on.

Seasonal recipes

Turkey sliders aren’t just cute; they’re full of flavor

To keep turkey burgers moist, add grated zucchini and golden raisins, and plenty of herbs for flavor.

The confident cook

Poke bowls are everywhere; here’s one to make for your own table

The poke craze has hit hard and now bowls of marinated raw fish with vegetables are on many fast-casual menus. Start with fresh salmon and rice and build your own.

Noodle It Over Shrimp is one of the offerings at Legal Fish Bowl.

Cheap Eats

Legal is late to the bowl concept, but very good at it

If you’re looking for a bowl of salmon poke or raw tuna in a sesame-ginger marinade, Legal Fish Bowl in Kendall Square might be for you.

Insider

Pierogi that would make their Polish grandfather proud

Sisters Vanessa and Casey White learned how to make pierogi from their Polish grandfather, or Jaju as they called him. Now you can have some for yourself.

Coconut-garlic chutney

Food & Travel

Chutneys can fix a dish — and cure homesickness

Chosen carefully, a chutney will complement dishes from any cuisine.

Larry Rubin is the wine steward at PAGU restaurant in Cambridge.

Insider

Sherry is making a comeback

An expert says that most mass-produced sherry isn’t worth drinking. But well made sherries are becoming more widely available.

Recipe for TAMARIND-DATE CHUTNEY

It is traditionally served with samosas but works equally well as a dip or salad dressing.

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Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes a crunchy surprise

Nordur also produces flavored salts infused with fruits. There is a blueberry salt, and a sprinkling can add a fruity hint and crunchy surprise to ice cream.

Recipe for COCONUT-GARLIC CHUTNEY

Toss a green salad with this chutney and some olive oil or mix with Greek yogurt and use in wraps as a spread.

Seasonal Recipes

Cook a big pot of mussels with Thai curry, coconut milk, and lots of aromatics

Lemongrass is one of several Asian flavorings that go into a big pot of curried Thai mussels in coconut milk, ideal for the summer table.

Chef-owner Michael Scelfo at Waypoint restaurant in Cambridge. He’ll open Longfellow in the Cafe Algiers location in Harvard Square. (File Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

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Michael Scelfo to open third Harvard Square restaurant in Cafe Algiers space

The chef-owner will transform the Cafe Algiers space in a restaurant called Longfellow.

Lamb chops with pistachio butter and muhammara at Moona

Where to Eat

Where to eat in Greater Boston

A sampling of the area’s best restaurants, from Globe critics.

An Amazon Echo

Will our Whole Foods purchase history now come back to haunt us, too?

As any true Amazon addict knows, the company has a knack for profiling its customers. What if the same helpful — er, presumptive — suggestions applied to Whole Foods?

Legal Harborside is just one place to duck into for a beer during the 2017 Tall Ships festivities. (File Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

Need a shuttle? A beer? A break? A few tips for navigating Sail Boston.

Here’s information to help you find your way during the 2017 Tall Ships festivities.

Choripan, an Argentine street-food sandwich

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Sandwiches to wow Dad this Father’s Day

With sausages or cutlets providing heft and savory sauces amping up the flavor, these concoctions make for a mouthwatering meal.

Tables

Two big farewells in Kendall Square

The Blue Room and Belly Wine Bar will close on July 1.

Sips

A winemaker’s journey from Crete, to Bordeaux, and back again

Prior to the 1980s, international wine markets looked to Greece for bulk wine, not for artisanal pours from small family estates.

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Cooking up a celebration

The Readable Feast will honor the region’s best cookbook authors at BPL

Quick Bite: NOCA Provisions has a happy, healthy vibe

NOCA Provisions is a cute café in a tranquil corner of Cambridge, not far from Alewife.

Celebrating National Lobster Day, or just craving the crustacean? Island Creek Oyster Bar offers lobster roe noodles layered with braised shortrib and grilled lobster. (Michael Harlan Turkell)

FOOD

Sink your teeth into National Lobster Day

Celebrating on Thursday is easy when you live in a city that’s teeming with seafood restaurants.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/doubleshot-5060.png 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.