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Cheap Eats

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

Latest Food & Dining headlines

Capo Restaurant's "Don Corleone" house margarita


The potato chip has surprising ties to Massachusetts

Sink your teeth into these fascinating facts about the popular snack.


Plympton farm-to-table restaurant to host Beard Foundation dinner

With a name like Just Right Farm, it’s easy to understand why none of the special ingredients that will go toward making a dining experience to satisfy the standards of the James Beard Foundation have been left to chance.

The Informer: a new pizza parlor and fitness club debut

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

While Starbucks has been adding locations and advertising new items, the chain is grappling with US consumers who have been reluctant to spend.

Starbucks revenue trails estimates as domestic growth slows

The world’s largest coffee-shop chain reported third-quarter revenue that missed analysts’ estimates.

Flatbread with lemon ricotta, grilled grapes, and crisp coppa


Recipes: Flatbreads are easier than pizza — and can be more delicious

Three summery, grilled takes, including one with lemon ricotta, crisp coppa, and grapes.


K2 Cafe opens in Kendall Square

News on K2 Cafe in Kendall Square, and more.


Brewer’s guide is sure to put a hop in your step

Julian Healey is touting his new book as the world’s first dictionary of hops.

Seafood stew at Porto

Quick Bite

Seafood with a light touch at Porto

The restaurant is a Mediterranean hideaway from Jody Adams, Sean Griffing, and Eric Papachristos.

The distinctly American nostalgia of salt water taffy — and how it’s made today

At Hill-Top Candy in Brockton, the team turns out 75,000 pieces a day

Greg Coote


When WuBurger turns chicken

The Inman Square location puts its usual programming of burgers and dogs on hold and serves nothing but birds and sides on Sundays.


Idle Hands is back — and bigger than ever

Founders Chris and Grace Tkach opened a brand new brewery and tap room in July.

From the Bar

Eat the whole shrimp, drink the whole glass at Ashmont Grill

Argentine rosé goes well with head-on salt and pepper shrimp.

The Confident Cook

Consider the lobster chowder

After the boiled lobsters, after the lobster rolls, its time has come.

Dining decor

In through the out ‘floating’ doors at Tico

Chef-owner Michael Schlow found the massive doors while scouting vintage items for the restaurant.

Don’t chop your fresh herbs — snip them

These 5 Blade Herb Scissors make adding flavor easy.

She makes nut milks so you don’t have to worry about additives

Nutty Life’s dairy alternatives come in several flavors

Recipe for rote grutze (German berry compote)

This classic dessert merges sweet and tart. Serve it with a pour of heavy cream.

Recipe for spicy grilled pork with watermelon, radish, and fennel salad

A summer dish filled with complementary flavors.

Sausages with cabbage salad and a baked potato at Moldova Restaurant in the Newton neighborhood of Nonantum.

Cheap Eats

Rustic flavors of Moldova in Newton

The three-month-old, 20-seat spot celebrates the hearty cuisine with dishes that taste like they might have been prepared in a farmhouse kitchen.


A super upsetting interview with chef and cookbook author Tyler Kord

He’s otherwise known as Sandwich Batman.

Frank Pepe’s has a summer version of its pizza, and it’s amazing

Fresh local tomatoes take over that signature crust.

The Middle East has quietly been serving vegan baklava

It’s possible through the magic of coconut oil.

A condiment that’s hot and sweet

Spicy honey goes on everything.

Recipe for lobster chowder

You’re going to need those shells.

Almond-crusted chicken with corn and barley salad

Recipe for almond-crusted chicken with corn and barley salad

A satisfying dish of grains and vegetables to eat all summer long.

Angel hair pie with ricotta-basil pockets

Recipe for angel hair pie with ricotta-basil pockets

An impressively tall pie — made with pasta

Thai tomato salad

Recipe for Thai tomato salad

A bright, bold way to use up that abundance of tomatoes

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Public market prepares for one-year milestone

The operation will open seven days a week starting Monday July 18. Additionally, in the fall, James Hook & Co. lobster company will open up shop.


Bowdoin College responds angrily to Gladwell podcast

Author Malcolm Gladwell has said his new podcast, “Revisionist History,” is “about things forgotten or misunderstood.” Then he offers an examination of the food at Bowdoin.

The Rock Shrimp appetizer at the 16C restaurant in Quincy.

Local Fare

In Quincy, a major addition to the food scene

Kerri Lynch Delaney’s 16C in Quincy Center features a menu co-developed with her aunt, the acclaimed chef Barbara Lynch.


The best way to tour Cambridge? With a glass of bubbly in hand.

City Wine Tours offers a sparkling view of the neighborhood.

Fried chicken at Brassica Kitchen + Cafe.

Quick Bite

With JP’s Brassica Kitchen + Cafe, a former pop-up grows roots

Chef-owners Jeremy Kean and Philip Kruta are known for their Whisk pop-ups


Mamaleh’s, Little Donkey, and Tom’s BaoBao open, plus other restaurant news

On a sadder note, La Hacienda has closed in Somerville.


Cocktails and invention at GrandTen Distilling

Where the alcohol goes straight from still to glass.

Some critics of the bill contend that the labels, including one that is only a computer code, make it difficult for consumers to decipher the information.

Congress OKs bill requiring labels for genetically modified foods

Advocates for labeling argue that not enough is known about the risks of GMOs on the market.

Blue cheese and bacon burger.

Cooking | Globe Magazine

The only burger recipe you’ll need this summer

Call off the search, here it is. Plus, a nice kale slaw to go with it.

Lemon chess pie

Recipe for lemon chess pie

Serve this smooth custard pie with whipped cream

Waltham, MA 6/25/15 Lamb biryani Cheap Eats on Santa Banta in Waltham.

Magazine | Savvy Spender Issue

20 top spots for cheap eats

Delicious finds from Indian street food to homemade pasta, Greek takeout to good old-fashioned hot dogs.

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Magazine | Savvy Spender Issue

These 4 spots around town always have great food trucks

Have a hankering for a meal on wheels? These gathering places always have a nice selection of options.

How to make Ames Street Deli’s Brazilian Limeade cocktail

Welcome to the intersection of daiquiri and caipirinha.


On tap for a good cause: Great North Aleworks’ Alt Rock Beer

The New Hampshire brewery joins up with the Rock On Foundation.

Paintings by Andy Newman at Woods Hill Table.

Dining Decor

The story behind the paintings at Woods Hill Table

The restaurant features a pastoral vision on the walls as well as the table

Can an online petition help bring happy hour back to Boston?

More than 8,500 people hope to end the ban on happy hour.

Fried chicken thighs at Deadhorse Hill.

Is Worcester finally getting the food scene it deserves?

With 55 openings in the past 18 months, New England’s second-largest city is in the middle of a restaurant renaissance.

A brioche donut with ice cream at Deadhorse Hill in Worcester.

Where to eat and drink in Worcester

From small-batch kombucha to certified Neapolitan-style pizza, here is what’s new and notable.

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Matt Viser | Double Shot

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Presidential coffee history, the Costco coffee habits of Michael Dukakis, and a journey for the perfect cup.