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Openings, closings, and chatter from the restaurant scene.

Plated

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The restaurant is opening slowly over the next month, rolling out the menu a little at a time, including new dishes.

Cheap Eats

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Happily, spots focusing on South Indian cuisine are popping up all over the place these days. Godavari, which opened about two months ago, is bringing the heat, and flavor.

Littlest bar, Times Irish Pub to move locations

The Littlest Bar and The Times Irish Pub & Restaurant will leave their current Broad Street homes in about a week.

From the bar

An Asian twist on the Moscow Mule

Into the mix of Italian restaurants in the North End is Crudo on Salem Street with its list of clever Asian-inspired cocktails.

Hotel a hive of activity thanks to bees, beer

“You’ve got some grass, pepper. The honey is present mostly in the finish, but I get the character throughout.”

A framed color photograph of Kirkland Tap & Trotter proprietor Tony Maws’s grandfather, known as Baba Charlie, presides over the Somerville restaurant’s bar.

Dining Decor: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

“My grandfather didn’t drink a ton, but I have fond memories of showing up for a holiday and him having a scotch. And this photo just fit the Kirkland vibe.”

Cooking with Gordon Hamersley

Great mussels prepared in 15 minutes. Can’t beat that.

Gordon Hamersley, who spent years cleaning and fussing with wild mussels, now cooks farmed mussels with leeks, fennel, and crushed red pepper.

the burger beat | jon mael

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/081915_Tracks_burger_0065A.jpg Noon Hill Grill in Medfield

At Noon Hill Grill, an American restaurant with a back-to-basics approach, the menu offers seafood, quesadillas, and salads. But the burgers are the big draw.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/FullSizeRender(40)A.jpg Recipe for walnut brownies

A heap of chopped walnuts add a rich flavor and playful crunch to these chocolate bars.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/26seasrec1NJsloppyJoes(2of2)A.jpg Recipe for New Jersey sloppy Joes

You probably think a sloppy Joe sandwich is messy ground beef on a bun. It is. Except if you live inside a 15-mile radius of South Orange, N.J.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Cornishhens05sunday2(1of1)A.jpg Recipe for Middle Eastern fattoush with grilled chicken

Grilled chicken turns the traditional Middle Eastern salad fattoush, made with salad vegetables and toasted pita, into a more substantial dish.

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At the American Repertory Theatre, “Waitress,” the musical adaptation of the 2007 film in which pie is practically a supporting character, brings a new twist to pie making and eating.

The Confident Cook

Grilled pork in an Asian-flavored noodle salad

A riff on the Vietnamese bun cha, this salad combines rice noodles, crisp vegetables, and tender greens, topped with slices of grilled pork tenderloin.

By the Glass

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Winemakers on the Greek island of Crete are eager to introduce you to grapes like vidiano and kotsifali.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/11/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/greenhouse_26spa-1_lifestyle.jpg Stoughton’s version of Cheers serves pizza

For many residents, Town Spa Pizza is the first place you go when returning home — from college, military service, family vacation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/DSC_0977A.jpg Avante-garde ice cream flavors in Portland, Ore.

If you walk in to Salt & Straw in Portland, Ore., don’t expect a scoop of plain old vanilla.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/11/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/OXOGoodGripsBrownieSpatula-redA.jpg For brownies, blondies, bars

The OXO Good Grips Brownie Spatula (about $6) has a narrow, plastic, flexible blade that’s rigid enough to slip under squares and is the perfect size for cutting brownies, blondies, or bars.

The Confident Cook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/porkverm1A.jpg Grilled pork in an Asian-flavored noodle salad

A riff on the Vietnamese bun cha, this salad combines rice noodles, crisp vegetables, and tender greens, topped with slices of grilled pork tenderloin.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

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

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

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

The best and worst from Boston dining

devra first

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/30/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/09dining1--90x90.jpg The 2014 Boston restaurant awards

Boston ate well in 2014. Let’s take a look back at the highs and lows — the tastes, restaurants, and people that made this a year to remember.

Best wines under $20

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/05plonkapix17.jpg 10th annual Plonkapalooza: Best wines under $20

Sommeliers sampled 25 whites, 25 reds, all under $20, and uncorked some surprises among the winning wines.

Double shot

Matt Viser | Double Shot

//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.

The Burger Beat

the burger beat | jon mael

Noon Hill Grill in Medfield

At Noon Hill Grill, an American restaurant with a back-to-basics approach, the menu offers seafood, quesadillas, and salads. But the burgers are the big draw.

Cheap eats

Seema and Girish Vazirani, with their children Tvisha, 9, and Shaurya, 4, enjoy dinner at Godavari, which serves South Indian dishes.

Cheap Eats

South Indian cuisine heats up Woburn

Happily, spots focusing on South Indian cuisine are popping up all over the place these days. Godavari, which opened about two months ago, is bringing the heat, and flavor.

New England diners

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These restaurants greet their guests with good food, down-to-earth atmosphere, and friendly prices.

Barbecue in Boston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/p22_opening_photo.jpg Boston’s 10 best BBQ joints

We decree which spots serve the tastiest ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other smoked specialties.

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/headmag0803_Cover-1956--90x90.jpg The food issue

How “Top Chef” Kristen Kish entertains, plus Clover Food Lab’s secret ingredient.