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

Steve Holler sells fresh lobsters from his boat, November Gale, at the Maritime Center in Quincy Fridays and Saturdays in June, July, and August.

Steve Holler has been fishing for lobster since he was 14. He’s not about to stop now.

A way of life is slowly disappearing in Houghs Neck, Quincy.

David Leite


Food, love, and manic depression

James Beard award-winning writer David Leite tells his own story in “Notes on a Banana.”

Recipe: Cauliflower fried rice

Don’t eat it because it’s trendy. Eat it because it’s good.

Recipe: Lamb meatballs with tahini dipping sauce

An appealing snack that riffs on traditional Middle Eastern kofte.

A novelist and a chef team up. The result: an Ancient Roman feast.

At Benedetto in Cambridge, Michael Pagliarini is creating dishes inspired by Crystal King’s new book, “Feast of Sorrow.”

Bake yourself some teeny-tiny scones

This pan says, “Take that, miniature muffins!”

Badam ka sharbat (almond-saffron milk)

Recipe: Badam ka sharbat (almond-saffron milk)

Break the Ramadan fast with this cooling, golden-colored drink.

He used Ayurveda to create this post-yoga snack

Dosha Bars come in different flavors to balance the different mind-body types.

Quick Bite

History on the half-shell at North Square Oyster

A Neptune Oyster alternative, in one of the city’s most charming corners.

Making wine from an Austrian white grape — using “older and slower methods” — in Oregon.


They grow gruner where pinot reigns supreme

These Oregon winemakers have all kinds of unique ideas.


Cultivar opens, and it has hydroponic gardens; (more) shellfish towers are coming to the Seaport soon; and other restaurant news

Plus: What the Journeyman owners had to say about its closing.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Spice-rubbed steak, plus two tasty sides, all on the grill

Cook up a couple of big juicy steaks and pair them with a tangy slaw of grilled cabbage and onions.

Recipe: Soba noodles with peas, mint, and sesame dressing

A departure from same-old pasta salad, this refreshing dish is perfect at picnics and cookouts.


Drink beer and travel? Now THAT’S an intership!

Two friends from Massachusetts scored a $12,000 summer internship from World of Beer.

From the Bar

Something to sip outside with seafood, perhaps?

Try this perky French white at Lincoln Kitchen.


Framingham’s Bowditch Complex to host MetroFest June 17

MetroFest, an annual art, music, and food truck festival, will be held June 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This cookout season’s alterna-condiment

Avonaise: Better than mayo?

Recipe: Grilled lamb burgers with tzatziki and spicy pickles

Adapted from Cultivar chef Mary Dumont, this recipe puts a flavorful spin on the classic hamburger.

Recipe: Grilled soft-shell crab lettuce wraps with fish-sauce mayonnaise

In this recipe adapted from Mei Mei chef Irene Li, a seasonal New England favorite pairs perfectly with Southeast Asian flavors.

You’ll flip for these tongs

They are the perfect grilling-season accoutrement.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Roasted red pepper and almond dip

Pantry basics add up to an appealing hors d’oeuvre.

The Davis Square Farmers’ Market

What to expect from this year’s farmers’ markets

When it comes to tomatoes, you’re going to have to be patient.

Chef Richard H. Turner, author of “Prime: The Beef Cookbook.”


In praise of beef, and how to bring out its best

With “Prime: The Beef Cookbook,” chef Richard H. Turner lays out a meaty manifesto.

Chef Matt Lancaster at Hopewell Bar & Kitchen.

Cheap Eats

Comfort me with burgers at Hopewell Bar & Kitchen

The Allston spot has ambitions well beyond college-bar food.

The confident cook

When making linguine with clams, less is more

A streamlined list of very good ingredients makes for a very good dish.


Bess’s Cafe in Brookline a dumpling delight

Bess Lee, Braintree local and Hong Kong native, shares a piece of her culture at her new eatery in Brookline.

 Braised Chicken  With 50 Cloves of Garlic

Cooking | Magazine

Lebanese recipes, including the dip that will make you forget about hummus

Jay Hajj, owner of South End landmark Mike’s City Diner, revisits his Lebanese roots with a new cookbook, “Beirut to Boston.”

hot ticket

Ink Block hot spot celebrates a birthday

Bar Mezzana celebrates its one-year anniversary with a bash June 4.

Swordfish Paris-Nice with eggplant, olives, and Provencal Raito sauce at Self Portrait in Cambridge.

Quick Bite

At Self Portrait, trendiness is so yesterday

T.W. Food’s new incarnation emphasizes proper plates like roast chicken, scallop boudin blanc, and duck leg with duck fat frites.


How to make the Friendly Toast’s Two Evils cocktail

It’s a good way to extend bourbon season into summer.

Doug Rodrigues (left, with Ryan Kelly in 2014)


Nantucket sushi, North End oysters, cupcakes circa ‘Sex and the City,’ and other restaurant news

Plus: Bar by the Elevator, lovin’ it up till you hit the ground . . .

Egg, bacon, and cheese bagel at Nussbaum & Wu.

Food & Travel

A tour of New York City’s bagels

From old-school appetizing shops to SoHo bagel bistros.


When people say ‘I don’t like fruity beers,’ they aren’t really saying anything

They’ve got fruit. But that’s about all they’ve got in common. Case study: Road Jam vs. Mr. Pink.

From top left, clockwise: Bagels from Levend, Mamaleh’s, Bagelsaurus, Exodus, and Better Bagels.

What bagel in Boston is for you?

One former New Yorker sets out to compare this city’s artisanal bagels.

Richard Horsey


Hey, food. You’re ugly. But no offense!

So say Richard Horsey and Tim Wharton in their new book, “Ugly Food: Overlooked and Undercooked.”

Banh xeo chicken salad tacos at District Kitchen in Malden.

Cheap Eats

Is it a taco? A Vietnamese crepe? And other questions you’ll ask at District Kitchen.

The Malden small-plates restaurant delivers bold flavors.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Brioche-crusted haddock with tarragon mayonnaise

Bright flavors meet easy preparation.

Recipe: Cinnamon-walnut swirl coffee cake

It stands tall, with a sweet, nutty ribbon running through each slice.

He scours the world for recipes, but found this one close to home

A Cape Cod restaurateur-turned-food entrepreneur bottles the sauce his wife’s grandmother used to make.

Bfresh markets are taking over Boston-area neighborhoods

In Davis Square, Allston, and Brighton, the smaller shops are geared toward locals.

Ramen at Ebisuya Japanese Market in Medford.

He went to ramen school, and you get to eat the results

At Ebisuya Japanese Market on Sundays, co-owner Hideki Hiromoto sells bowls of soup with house-made noodles for about 5 bucks.

A pepper mill that takes no chances

You’ll never again get coarse chunks when you want an extra-fine powder.

Sam Harden (left) and James Grimes run Better Bagels pop-ups.

Doughnut vs. bagel: a hole different game

They share similar DNA. But their business models are vastly different, according to Boston-area entrepreneurs.

The confident cook

To really bring out the best, make your own mayonnaise

Hellmann’s and its ilk are lovable and familiar. But homemade mayo is an entirely different beast.

Customers at Flour Bakery in Boston waited for their lunches after having stood in line to order.

Cut the line? There’s an app for that

A growing number of restaurant and coffee shop customers are ordering ahead, and not everyone is happy.

Ben Clark walked among peach trees in full bloom at Clarkdale Orchards in Deerfield, Mass. last month.

After a sad summer of no peaches, New England could see a bumper crop this year

Mild winter and perfectly aligned weather means growers and agricultural experts are anticipating a peach rebound in 2017.

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Matt Viser | Double Shot

// 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.