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

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Suburban sleek at Island Creek

Another Island Creek Oyster Bar opens, this one in Burlington.


Concord’s Bondir to close, a new French spot for Arlington, and other restaurant news

Plus: Chef Duy Tran, who was behind DooWee & Rice, pops up at Umbria Prime.


A charming little winery (in an office park)

Jacquelyn Groeper launched Artis Winery in Pembroke in September.


Sake made in Waltham. Just don’t drink it hot.

Dovetail Sake produces the traditional Japanese beverage much closer to home.

From the Bar

At Forage, wine from off the beaten path

Utah? Utah.

Syrian bulgur salad (bazergan)

Recipe for Syrian bulgur salad (bazergan)

This mezze is assertively spiced with cumin and seasoned with tangy tamarind.

Bay scallops in tomato broth

Recipe for bay scallops in tomato broth

Nantucket's sweet, tiny shellfish are in season. Take advantage of it.

Instructor Shruti Mehta helps Kim Winniker of Brookline as he makes sweet potato bharta during a class on Indian vegetarian cooking.

A cooking class makes a great holiday gift -- here’s how to find right one

A cooking class is a fun way for friends to get together and learn something new, and it makes a novel holiday gift.

Orange-currant breakfast buns

Recipe for orange-currant breakfast buns

They’re made by hand in a bowl, then sprinkled with sugar before baking.

Whiskey butter tarts

Recipe for whiskey butter tarts

A little rye works wonders in this quintessential Canadian pastry.

Lucy’s Bolognese at Lucy’s American Tavern in Dorchester.

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Oversize burgers and $11 cocktails: finding us where we live

Dorchester gets two new (and surprisingly similar) restaurants, Lower Mills Tavern and Lucy’s American Tavern.

Salsiccia pizza at Ciao Pizza & Pasta.

Cheap Eats

For the best Neapolitan pie in town, journey to Chelsea

You won’t find Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in the tourist-filled North End, in a Camberville hipster hideout, or an old-school Italian haunt in Eastie.

Recipe for Shanghai fried rice with salt pork and bok choy

Fuchsia Dunlop’s version of a dish served at a small diner in the heart of the city.

Recipe for roasted radishes with kalamata dressing

Cooking vegetables we usually eat raw can lead to something great.

Amazon says it will open a brick-and-mortar grocery store called Amazon Go. Shoppers will use an app to make purchases and avoid going through a checkout. C2

Amazon grocery store won’t require going through a checkout

The retail giant said the first Amazon Go shop will open early next year in Seattle.

Peng Chang-kuei.

Peng Chang-kuei, 98; chef credited with creating General Tso’s chicken

Mr. Peng’s dish, a staple at Chinese restaurants in the US, featured lightly battered pieces of dark chicken fried in a chili-accented sweet-and-sour sauce.

The official opening at Eataly on Tuesday was well attended.


Eataly Boston draws big crowds

Company officials said Eataly will be closed on Monday to allow the staff “to rest for the day.”


Recipe: Shake up boring salads with these dressings

Ideas from the new cookbook “Best Dressed,” coauthored by columnist Adam Ried.

Sashimi at Pabu, the new Japanese restaurant in the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing.

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Japanese luxury, up on the second floor at Pabu

From a team of acclaimed chefs, Pabu brings sushi, steak, and swank cocktails to Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing


How to make Trina’s Starlite Lounge’s Sweater Weather

The cocktail that pairs perfectly with apple pie.


Benedetto and Ruka open, plus other restaurant news

Chef Jason Santos’s Buttermilk and Bourbon is coming soon.

Mr. Delligatti celebrated his birthday in 2008 with a cake that looked like a Big Mac.

Jim Delligatti, 98; invented iconic Big Mac sandwich

You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.

Tocco di Pera

From the bar

How to make SRV’s Tocco di Pera

This winter drink is cozy as a cashmere sweater.

Olive oil fried eggs with salsa

Recipe for olive oil fried eggs with salsa

This technique leads to an incredibly satisfying brunch.

3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner

San Francisco Bay Area health officials were trying to determine if three people who died and five who were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at a church event got sick there or at the assisted living facility where they all lived.

Boston, MA - 11/29/16 - Staff prepares for the day at Salumi E Formaggi at Eataly food court and grocery store in the Prudential Center. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Duggan Arnett) Topic: (live_eataly_photos)

Behind the scenes on Day 1 of Boston’s Eataly

It was a project years in the making, and on Tuesday, it was time to make sure it all went off without a hitch.

The line to get into Eataly Boston 15 minutes before the store opened.

A look inside the new Eataly Boston

Spanning 45,000 square feet inside the Prudential Center, the three-story marketplace opened to the public Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The Confident Cook

Thanksgiving is over. You can forget about whole birds.

Turkey thighs are going to be delicious no matter how long you cook them.

Potato and sardine salad with lemon

Recipe for potato and sardine salad with lemon

Pantry staples plus bright lemon and parsley make an invigorating dish.

Roasted squash and cauliflower pie in a ‘toast’ crust

Recipe for roasted squash and cauliflower pie in a ‘toast’ crust

No need to make or buy pastry — just use bread!

Beets mixed with arugula, granola, goat cheese, and Meyer lemon vinaigrette at Tempo in Waltham.

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Moody Street’s Tempo keeps up the pace

Tempo has become a Moody Street mainstay on what’s evolved into one of its buzziest stretches.

A combination roti at JP Roti.

Cheap Eats

Roti: made famous in JP, now available in Dorchester

A family that gained a reputation for its glorious Trinidadian rollups has set up shop — but be prepared to wait.

By the Glass

Two winemakers, making wild leaps

An Italian moves to Virginia, and an importer becomes a producer.

Maple-walnut cake

Recipe for maple-walnut cake

The combination is New England’s answer to corn syrup and pecans.

There’s a new CSA for local meat

The Trustees of Reservations offers cuts from animals sustainably and humanely raised.

It’s like eating a cup of coffee

Two Northeastern students invented CoffeeBar, and now it’s for sale in many stores.

Do you like your maple syrup with a hint of rum or rye?

Runamok Maple makes fancy syrups infused with spices and barrel-aged.

Jayna Todisco, pitmaster of A Mazie Q barbecue team and winner of the first Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series.


‘At one point, I think I was the only female pitmaster in the Northeast’

Champion Jayna Todisco on winning at barbecue as a woman.

Family, friends, and invited guests enjoyed the Culinary Arts Training Program graduation at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in Dorchester.

Free culinary training helps fill restaurant staffing shortage

The training programs have become a small, but valuable, source of employees for the local food service industry.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes for biscotti and more Italian-American bakery cookies

They’re great for gifts — or for eating all by yourself.


Mida opens soon, the Automatic arrives, and other restaurant news

A bit of sad news from Inman Square: Cambridge’s WuBurger is no more.

Loco on West Broadway in South Boston is one of three hot spots in the area owned by the same duo.

For restaurateurs, there’s strength in clusters

Several restaurant groups in Boston have found their destiny in density, opening eateries in clusters along one block or square.

Joanne Chang (left) and Dorie Greenspan will join forces to host a cookie swap.

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Cookie heaven!

Baking maven Dorie Greenspan — creator of more than 300 cookie recipes — and Flour Bakery guru Joanne Chang join forces at the Boston Center for Adult Education on Nov. 30 to host a cookie swap.

Yasai roll at Yo! Sushi.

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At Seaport District’s Yo! Sushi, a continuous loop for diners

Sushi and other cold dishes are placed on a conveyor belt that rotates past the restaurant’s customers.


Two New England brewers join a fruity trend for IPAs

A citrusy IPA comes from Long Trail and a mango-enhanced brew is offered by the maker of Sam Adams.

President Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey Wednesday.

Obama pardons his final Thanksgiving turkey

President Obama is getting the holiday mood started at the White House with the traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey.

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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.