Munch Madness

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By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.

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.

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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.

Sips

They grow gruner where pinot reigns supreme

These Oregon winemakers have all kinds of unique ideas.

Tables

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.

bottles

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

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.

The confident cook

When making linguine with clams, less is more

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

LOCAL FARE

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.

Sips

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)

Tables

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.

Bottles

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

Q&A

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.

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.

Fresh fruit at Boston Public Market.

Tables

The Gate opens, Temazcal multiplies, and other restaurant news

Plus: No, sadly, Katz’s Delicatessen is not opening in Boston any time soon.

Tap Brewing Company’s Intergalactic Acid

Sips

Plenty of changes at the Tap Brewing Company — just don’t say the S-word

Classic German styles meet (shh) sours under a new head brewer.

Priscilla Kwong (left) of Dorchester and Maggie Taylor of Boston drink by an outdoor fire pit at Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails in Cambridge.

Quick Bite

A hotel near Alewife meets a set from ‘Big Little Lies’

Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails, hard by the Whole Foods, offers a modern interior, Manhattans, and snacks from former West Bridge chef Matthew Gaudet.

April 13, 2017_ALLSTON- Chicken and Rice Guys on Harvard Ave. restaurant closed by Boston Inspectional Services after an E coli outbreak. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff section: business topic:)

Kitchen where Chicken & Rice Guys prepared food had a history of problems

The facility, Union Square Kitchens, which is used by several food businesses, also has a history of health problems including a forced closure two years ago.

Chinese dairy preparing $850 million bid to acquire Stonyfield Yogurt

For the past few weeks, there has been speculation as to who might acquire Stonyfield Farm Inc.

America’s Test Kitchen to launch food and wine festival

The two-day celebration will take place Oct. 27 and 28.

A pastrami sandwich served with a side of pickles at Katz's Delicatessen in New York.

Is Katz’s Delicatessen opening in Boston?

Pastrami-scented rumors are swirling about the famous Jewish deli from New York.

Drinking wine in a ‘castle’ on the South Shore

At Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Bordeaux complements steak frites.

Bottles

Sam Adams Rebel IPA needed fixing. Will this do the trick?

Boston Beer Company tries a new move: changing the formula of a flagship.

Variations on overnight refrigerator oatmeal.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Overnight refrigerator oatmeal makes weekday breakfasts easy

Pop this oatmeal in the refrigerator and it’s ready to go in the morning for a quick and satisfying breakfast.

Miss Conduct

The etiquette of critiquing a waiter

Are low tips and notes on what went wrong acceptable for waiters who provide bad service?

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.