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The Double Fried sandwich at Roxy’s Central & A4cade.

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Roxy’s Central & A4cade get the high score

Tokens, tater tots, and tiki drinks add up.

Tony Messina (pictured) of Uni hopes chef Ivan Orkin’s visit will be the first of many pop-up events.

Ivan Orkin brings his famous ramen to Uni pop-up

The Back Bay restaurant plans to host regular guest chefs, from near and far.

A recipe database that includes nutritional analysis

Greater Boston Food Bank’s Click ’N Cook tool lets you search by dietary restriction, ingredients, and more.

Crunchy salmon tacos (top) and octopus lomo saltado at Ruka.

When Japan meets Peru on the plate

With Ruka, Boston finally gets a restaurant showcasing Nikkei cuisine.

David Williams waited on customers Louis Arnias (left) and Robb Moss at Café Pamplona.

At Café Pamplona, where old Harvard Square is in full swing

The neighborhood’s mainstays are disappearing, but literary youth still need a place to gather for coffee and gazpacho.

Recipe: How to make Sunday gravy twice as nice

A little old-school thrift goes a long way.

Seasonal recipes

Recipe: Don’t cut cauliflower, roast it whole

It looks stunning and tastes that way too, swathed in brown-butter caper sauce.

Recipe: Are these the most chocolaty brownies of all time?

They contain more than half a pound of chocolate — and that’s before the chips. You should probably bake some.

Designing a much less annoying steamer

OXO’s modifications include a removable handle and foldable feet.

Recipe: In which chicken lands in a batter with Parmesan and lemon, yielding delicious results

It works as a main course. It works as hors d’oeuvres.

Recipe: A chef from South India serves up a vegetarian dish of chickpeas and potatoes

Ginger, chiles, and spices enliven the pot.

By the Glass

What makes that wine taste so good? It could be volcanoes.

In an award-winning book, a master sommelier explains how volcanic landscapes influence what’s in the bottle.

From left: Kara Brooks, JM Craven, and Cliff Ashbrook play video games at Roxy’s Central & A4cade.

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Cheesy snacks and vintage arcade games at Roxy’s Central & A4cade

Come for the poutine, stay for the “Pac-Man.”

Chef Matthew Gaudet plans a return to Cambridge with Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails by Matthew Gaudet.


Chef Matthew Gaudet plans his Cambridge return, Lolita Cocina tantalizes anew, and other restaurant news

Would you like a $135 martini? We know where you can get one.

Little Giuseppe at Eastern Standard.


How to make Eastern Standard’s Little Giuseppe

A pinch of salt tames the intensity of Cynar and Punt e Mes.

Buttermilk & Bourbon is a new restaurant located at 160 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston.


Santos ready to serve Buttermilk & Bourbon in Back Bay

Chef Jason Santos celebrated the opening of Buttermilk & Bourbon this week. It officially opens to the public on Feb. 27.


Should glassware be banned from local bars?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to use a plastic sippy cup. At least not yet.

A Black & Tan from Westborough’s Cold Harbor Brewing Company.


‘How did you hear about us?’ With Cold Harbor Brewing, it’s a good question.

To sample the Westborough outfit’s beer, the best bet may be to head straight to the source.

Yakuza 3.0 at Pabu

from the bar

How to make Pabu’s Yakuza 3.0 cocktail

Chamomile tea plus Japanese whiskey. Mmm, cozy.

 Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes With Chicken, Broccoli Rabe,  and Fontina


Recipes: These twice-baked sweet potatoes make a whole meal

Plus, more ideas that give the ingredient a starring role, including a skillet pasta and a bright and cheerful soup.

Gary Taubes


Is sugar a food or a drug?

Gary Taubes examines the history and harmful effects of America’s favorite ingredient in “The Case Against Sugar.”

Cheeses at La Femme du Fromage.

Food & Travel

Ignore the Mouse. Eat the artisanal cheese.

These days there’s much more to Orlando than Disney — for instance, the thriving local food scene found at East End Market.

Meatloaf at the Local Kitchen & Drinks in Woburn.

Cheap Eats

You can learn a lot about a restaurant by how it makes its meatloaf

At the Local Kitchen & Drinks in Woburn, crowd-pleasing details are par for the course.

Chicken, shrimp, and sausage gumbo Hazel.

Recipe: Layer the flavors, darken the roux. Mardi Gras is served.

This recipe, adapted from Paul Prudhomme, puts classic gumbo at your fingertips.

The confident cook

Technique: How to make perfectly pillowy gnocchi

Plus a recipe for serving the potato dumplings with sage-scented brown butter.

Pear and ginger crumble

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: An easy crumble shows how well pears and ginger combine

It’s a perfect vehicle for ice cream, too.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: New Orleans is famous for its barbecue shrimp. Here’s how to make a version at home.

It’s an ideal recipe for your Mardi Gras festivities (but it has nothing at all to do with barbecuing).

Lodge Manufacturing’s cast-iron care kit.

How do you take care of that cast-iron skillet?

This kit from Lodge offers assistance.

Togue Brawn, owner of Downeast Dayboat

‘I don’t think Maine scallops are better, I know Maine scallops are better.’

Downeast Dayboat operator Togue Brawn wants everyone to know about her state’s seafood.

Produce at Saltbox Farm in Concord.

CSA Day is a reminder to sign up for summer farm shares

In the depths of winter, growing season is just around the corner. Time to invest in community-supported agriculture.

Korean soft tofu stew (soondubu jjigae).

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Recipes: Korean soups with choose-your-adventure spiciness

Warm up with these easy and delicious dishes featuring soft tofu and kimchi.


The Informer: An art exhibit, a school vacation program, and a cooking class

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

Swordfish at Lion’s Tail.

Quick bite

Where to drink cocktails called Good Luck Finding a DJ Who Can Move & Shake Like Thissssssss and Paul Rudd’s Hawaiian Name in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Wild things are shaking at Lion’s Tail in the South End’s Ink Block complex.

Carl Dooley, the chef at The Table at Season to Taste.

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These two chefs make for a tasty team

Two of the hottest chefs around — Carl Dooley and Mark McCann — join forces for a one-night-only feast Feb. 22.

Josh Lewin is co-owner of Juliet in Somerville, one of the Massachusetts restaurants that have joined a national Sanctuary Restaurants movement.

What does Trump’s crackdown on immigration mean for restaurants?

Those who work in the industry are speaking out, getting organized, and raising money to support immigrants’ rights.

A beer in the Barrel House Z tap room.


Taste your way through the tap room at Barrel House Z

A visit to the Weymouth operation is a lesson in the possibilities of barrel aging.

Splintering, broken wine glass

Perspective | Magazine

Listen up: Restaurants are too loud!

The number one complaint Bostonians have about restaurants is noise. Did you catch that?

MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 13: Protestors gather at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attend a rally against President Donald Trumps policy on immigration February 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As well groups are calling for a general strike against controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke who plans to turn sheriffs into immigration agents. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

‘Day Without Immigrants’ aims to show importance of migrants

The boycott calls for immigrants not to attend work, open their businesses, spend money, or even send their children to school.

The Flatbread Company (Davis Square site above) is opening its first Boston location.


Buttermilk & Bourbon on tap, Flatbread is spreading, and other restaurant news

Plus: Ivan Ramen is popping up at Uni.

Maura Kilpatrick (left) and Ana Sortun of Oleana in Cambridge are up for James Beard awards for outstanding pastry chef and outstanding chef, respectively.

Who are the semifinalists for the 2017 James Beard awards?

This year sees many contenders for national nominations in the Boston area and beyond.

Alsace-inspired sausages and sauerkraut with “sun-kissed” riesling


Sauerkraut and a sun-kissed wine at Kirkland Tap & Trotter

What to drink with choucroute garnie? This riesling is just right.

Dogfish Head’s Flesh & Blood IPA


Six beers you should be drinking right now

A ton of new brews have hit the stores since early January. Out right now, these selections are worth trying.

How do you spell ‘Happy Birthday’ in Braille?

Donna’s Cakes in West Roxbury designs cakes with messages that blind customers can read for themselves.

Adrian Miller, author of “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas.”


The African-Americans in the White House kitchen

In his new book, “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet,” Adrian Miller explores a previously untold part of black history.

Beef sirloin with tallow bread pudding at Oak + Rowan.

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Oak + Rowan brings cocktail carts and caviar to Fort Point

The sister restaurant to Newburyport’s Ceia and Brine arrives in Boston, bringing culinary ambition along with it.

Christopher Kimball with wife and cofounder Melissa Baldino at Milk Street.

A day in the life of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

The bow-tied culinary icon left Cook’s Illustrated and ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ to start this new venture. Here’s a look behind the scenes.

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