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

Latest Food & Dining headlines

Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.


When your beer can is also a miniature art gallery

Collective Arts Brewing showcases the work of young artists on its labels.


A steak-friendly salute to her father

Webber Restaurant Group’s wine director blended a red and called it “Patriarch.”


Troquet is relocating to Boston’s Leather District

The restaurant at 140 Boylston St., which has been serving up modern French cuisine for 15 years, is relocating to South Street.

The bar at East Coast Grill.

Inside the (re)opening of East Coast Grill

Little has changed, and that’s just how we like it.

Cheesecake pound cake

Recipe for cheesecake pound cake

This large cake with a rich crumb incorporates cream cheese and butter.

Master one recipe, and a whole world of baked goods can be yours.

The confident cook

Want to make doughnuts, dinner rolls, Danishes, and more? Start with basic brioche.

Master one recipe, and a whole world of baked goods can be yours.

Bacon and lentil soup

Recipe for bacon and lentil soup

A hearty supper made almost entirely from pantry staples.

Roast chicken with apples and rosemary

Recipe for roast chicken with apples and rosemary

You can get this one-dish meal prepared and into the oven in about 15 minutes.

Make-ahead breakfast burritos

Recipe for make-ahead breakfast burritos

Mornings are better when these are waiting for you in the freezer.

Richard Bertinet


Why breadmaking isn’t intimidating, and other words of wisdom

The lessons contained in Richard Bertinet’s book “Dough” have inspired legions of bakers.

Classic chicken provencal.

Cooking | Magazine

These retro French chicken recipes are easier than they sound

Demystifying the classic chicken Provencal and it’s swanky-sounding cousin, chicken Veronique.

Mahi-Mahi at East Coast Grill in Cambridge.

Quick Bite

Cocktail mermaids, Inner Beauty, and a new beginning

East Coast Grill is back in business.

hot ticket

Bartender Todd Maul warms up to tropical cocktails

In bitter winter, thoughts turn to the tropics: sun-drenched sands, glistening oceans, perhaps a potent tropical beverage. Which brings us to Todd Maul.

The Young Paduan at Tapestry.


Yes, we can all just get along (in a cocktail, at least)

At Tapestry, the Young Paduan brings together spirits from different backgrounds.


New spots coming from teams behind Tres Gatos and Painted Burro, plus other restaurant news

SRV now has a new star pastry chef..

Style watch / Magazine

Trend alert: Wedding cakes go naked

Today’s desserts for the big day take a totally different approach to frosting.

FILE - This Friday, May 23, 2014, file photo, shows the sign at a Taco Bell in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Taco Bell announced plans on Jan. 11, 2017, to go nationwide with its Naked Chicken Chalupa, a taco with a shell made out of fried chicken. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Coming to a Taco Bell near you: A taco shell made out of fried chicken (really)

Taco Bell plans to go nationwide this month with its latest concoction: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken.

Trillium is once again expanding, with a new brewery set to replace its current Fort Point location sometime next year.


Yet another brewery for Trillium (and it likely won’t be the last)

More beer for everyone as the company plans a new Fort Point spot. You’ll be able to drink beer on premises.

The Air Mail is featured prominently on the menu at the Hawthorne.

From the bar

The Air Mail can get you there quickly

But you should take your time with this sparkling rum cocktail.

The Weddings Issue

When the groom and his friends are chefs, the wedding menu kills it

Puritan & Company’s Will Gilson and bride Molly Kravitz had lots of help from restaurant rockstars on an out-of-this-world feast.

Shakshuka at Pressed Cafe.

Cheap Eats

Burlington just got the fast-casual restaurant we all deserve

Try Pressed to impress.

Cilantro is added to the kukul mas (chicken) curry at L’Aroma Café in West Newton.

West Newton’s L’Aroma Café dishes up feasts from Sri Lanka

The coffee and couches are nice. But it’s the daily special that draws customers from all over the area.

Fuchsia Dunlop


Fuchsia Dunlop’s love affair with Chinese gastronomic culture continues

This time the author introduces us to Jiangnan food in her cookbook "Land of Fish and Rice.”

Grilled whole fish at Moona restaurant in Inman Square in Cambridge.

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Moona leaves you elated, and wanting more

On a busy night at Moona (which seems to be every night), the owners appear to be fully, confidently, even elegantly in their element.

Recipe for beet and goat cheese tart

The two ingredients just go together.

Recipe for pork tenderloin medallions with apples and cabbage

This hard-to-overcook wintry dish is subtly spiced with ginger and garlic.

Recipe for almond-pistachio biscotti

This version is particularly crisp, and pretty studded with nuts.

Recipe for coconut sambal

This tangy, spicy condiment is the perfect complement to curries.

Recipe for Sri Lankan chicken curry

In West Newton, L’Aroma Café has won a following for this and other dishes of the owners’ native land.

Chicken and sausage gumbo.

The Confident Cook

A Louisiana classic with complicated roots

Make a pot of gumbo; get a lesson in the ways cultures come together in a dish.

Absence makes the heart crave chocolate

Living miles apart, two friends start a chocolate company together.

When you want to say ‘I wish I could be there’

Send a care package of soup from Spoonful of Comfort.

Solving the problem of the too-small cookie sheet

Spread out with this spacious, hefty version.

What's the oldest continually running cheese company in the country?

Marin French Cheese, which has been around since 1865.

The bread is in the mail

Yes, Manresa delivers.

Meghan Thompson will become the head pastry chef at SRV in two weeks.


New head pastry chef heading to SRV

Meghan Thompson most recently worked at Townsman.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Healthy bowl meals with grains, veggies, and whatever’s in your fridge

Start with sweet potato and spinach, for instance, and then run with it.

Kanpachi ume tiradito at Ruka.

Quick Bite

At Ruka, where cocktails come in alligator pitchers and murals channel Peter Max's Asian vacation

The restaurant from the people behind Yvonne’s specializes in Nikkei cuisine, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion.

Evan Deluty, the owner/chef of Stella, with his vintage 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible.

Some chefs love to get under the hood of a stove and a car

Three local chefs talk about their love of vintage vehicles.

Chef Dave Becker of Juniper


For brunch, a taste of the Middle East

Two chefs team up for a unique brunch spread. Get it while you can.

East Coast Grill


East Coast Grill reopens, Salts team plans a new concept, and other restaurant news

Also: The Elephant Walk in Cambridge has closed for renovations; there are plans to reopen as a new concept.

Founders Brewing Company’s Kentucky Bourbon Stout, or KBS.


IDs, please: That beer may not be of drinking age

Some beers should be consumed immediately. But others can benefit from more time in the bottle.


New advice: Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent scary allergy

New parents, get ready to feed your babies peanut-containing foods — starting young lowers their chances of becoming allergic.

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Barely 2 weeks from taking office, Donald Trump is deposed in lawsuit against chef

Trump sued after the chef canceled plans to open a restaurant at a new Washington hotel after Trump’s inflammatory comments about Mexicans.

Best of the New

Boston’s 47 best new restaurants

Dozens of picks for any budget, including a temple to Italian cuisine, fast Greek and fantastic Mexican, and seafood and burgers galore.

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