Munch Madness

// See who made it to Round 3 of Munch Madness

One of these 16 restaurants will be named the winner in just a couple weeks. Vote now before Round 3 ends Saturday.

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

City Winery founder Michael Dorf is going to open a location at One Canal Street in the West End.

New wine bar and concert venue to open near North Station

City Winery is slated to open this summer.


Goodbye, Baja Betty’s . . . Hello, Boca Grande!

A new taqueria is opening in Brookline Village.

Lobster Poutine Stak

The new ballpark food at Fenway Park this year? Lobster poutine.

In addition to Chris Sale, Red Sox fans can look forward to a slate of exotic seafood concessions this season at Fenway.

quick bite

A visit to Frenchie, bringing savoir faire and Sancerre to the South End

This little wine bar is an oasis of neighborhood charm.

Jason Bond


A replacement for Bondir in Concord, an Indonesian pop-up for Wink & Nod, and other restaurant news

Plus: Restaurateur Jack Bardy (Beat Brasserie, The Beehive) has something new in the works.


A French red that is the first to vanish from the cellar

From Chiroubles, the highest of the Beaujolais crus, this bottle showcases the talents of winemaker Jean-Pierre Large.

Grilled pork banh mi.

Cooking | Magazine

Vietnamese banh mi recipes to relish

Three takes on the classic Saigon-style sandwich make for a crunchy, flavorful meal.

Mark Hellendrung, CEO of Narragansett Beer, puts in the first batch of hops in Pawtucket, R.I.

When brewers collaborate, or how Narragansett returned to Rhode Island

Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, a project from Narragansett, Newburyport Brewing Co., and several other brewers and distillers, opens to the public in April.

From the Bar

How to make the Blue Room’s Upside Down cocktail

It’s a crazy mixed-up world of gin, vermouth, cognac, and Fernet.

Bridge closure leaves California’s Big Sur community reeling

Almost all the hotels, restaurants, and state parks were cut off when a bridge on the central coast crumbled last month..


Deborah Madison reflects on vegetarian cooking then and now

The influential cookbook author collects favorite recipes from over the decades in her latest, “In My Kitchen.”

Filmmaker Joanna James

Her documentary focuses on women working in the restaurant industry

‘A Fine Line’ looks at issues such as equal pay for equal work and parental leave.

Baie Rose Pink Pepper at Curio Spice Co.

Her store looks like an apothecary and smells like the spices of the world

In Cambridge, Claire Cheney’s Curio Spice Co. awakens your senses with aromas from Madagascar, Cambodia, Greece, and beyond.

Green Circle rotisserie chicken at Branch Line.

Branch Line’s roast chicken comes home

The Watertown restaurant is running a special takeout dinner for two.

Recipe: barley, squash, and portobello mushrooms with dill dressing

This earthy, nutty salad manages to make winter squash feel fresh again.

Orange and olive salad with citrus dressing

Recipe: orange and olive salad with citrus dressing

Bright, layered flavors make this dish a pleasure to eat.

Recipe: chocolate-rye brownies with bay leaves and almonds

These wonderful, fragrant brownies aren’t like any you’ve baked before.

Recipe: halibut with anchovies, cream, and rosemary

In this sauce, an unusual combination of ingredients tastes meant-to-be.

Recipe | The confident cook

Keep St. Patrick’s Day going with a modernized corned beef and cabbage

The Irish-American dish (a.k.a. New England Boiled Dinner) becomes something truly special with a few tweaks.

Cooking | magazine

Recipes: How to jazz up your next meat loaf

Try something a little different with these easy Italian-American, French, and all-American variations on a menu staple.

Filmmaker Joanna James.

hot ticket

Film, talk dig into topic of women chefs

Boston Public Market will host an event to preview a trailer for a forthcoming documentary exploring the challenges of women in the restaurant industry.

Dave Jick of Dave’s Fresh Pasta and Semolina


Dave’s Fresh Pasta to open Semolina, Frenchie brings on brunch, and other restaurant news

Plus, Juliet introduces an Italian Sunday supper. It’s called Romeo’s, of course.

Supervisor Stanley Robinson serves up Chlostess Cupcakes at by CHLOE.

Quick Bite

An early look at by CHLOE

Come to this Seaport District bastion of vegan cuisine for kale with a side of envy.

The Smokey Taylor at Franklin Cafe


How to make Franklin Cafe’s Smokey Taylor cocktail

The Moscow Mule goes to Mexico.


Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center approve one-day strike

Nine stories you may have missed Tuesday from the world of business.

Chef Ken Oringer is nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s 2017 outstanding restaurateur award.

New England has a strong presence on this year’s James Beard award list

Ken Oringer, Maura Kilpatrick, and Karen Akunowicz are among the finalists for the prestigious food-world honors.

A flight of beers at Hayseed Restaurant at the Smuttynose Brewing Co. in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Spring travel | Magazine

One excellent tour of New England’s brewery coast

Two beer-loving friends check out the good stuff on tap from Ipswich, Mass., to Freeport, Maine.

2/4/17 Salem, MA -- Tasting samples lined up at Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, NH February 4, 2017. Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe

Spring Travel | Magazine

A mini glossary of beer terms

Brush up on your lingo before you brewery hop.

Pork chops paired with Standing Stone Vineyards Gewurztraminer


Gewurztraminer presents a pairing puzzle

The Fireplace finds a solution with a cold-smoked, grilled pork chop.

Duck breast with five-spice rub (star anise, clove, cinnamon, Szechuan pepper, and fennel seed), honey glaze, and a sunchoke puree.

dining out

When just good is good enough or: the case of Bistro Duet

Arlington’s French hot spot proves a restaurant doesn’t need transcendent food to find success.

Lord Hobo’s new beer, Glorious, is its best one yet

And company founder Daniel Lanigan is planning a brewery and brewpub for the Seaport.

Recipe: cheddar roasted potatoes

All the flavors of twice-baked potatoes without all the hassle.

Patrons sample food and drinks amid the cozy atmosphere at M.J. O’Connor’s in Back Bay.

Fish and chips forever in Boston?

St. Patrick’s Day has arrived - so when will modern Irish food reach our local pubs?

Barbecue chicken with potato salad and cabbage at Next Step Soul Food Cafe in Dorchester.

Cheap Eats

‘We need more soul food in Massachusetts’

Michelle White’s Dorchester restaurant, Next Step Soul Food Cafe, brings on the barbecue chicken, collard greens, oxtail dinners, and more.

Glendalough was founded in County Wicklow on Ireland’s east coast in 2012 and is recognized as the country’s first craft distillery.

One local man is helping to spearhead an Irish whiskey renaissance

Donal O’Gallachoir is founder and co-owner of Glendalough Distillery. “Now there’s so much pride — and so much variety. It’s definitely a movement,” he says.

St. Patrick’s Day recipes

Recipe: lamb shoulder chops braised in Irish stout

Your dinner needs a Guinness, too.

Recipe: cherry-walnut soda bread

A take on the classic, studded with tart red fruit and nuts. Slather with good butter.

Carol Field, 76, Italian food expert

Ms. Field’s classic cookbook “Italian Baking,” published in 1985, introduced Americans to regional breads like ciabatta and focaccia.

The village of Mekoryuk’s tribal government is expanding its commercial reindeer venture with a herd introduced a century ago to Nunivak Island, 40 miles off the coast in the Bering Sea.

Eskimo village hopes reindeer meat will revive fortunes

The endeavor includes plans to build a new slaughterhouse with $1.8 million in federal grants.

Munch Madness begins again!

The Globe’s sort-of-annual competition to choose the best restaurant in the Boston area has begun, and we need your vote.

Cooking | Magazine

You’ll love this easy slider recipe. Andy Husbands and Chris Hart guarantee it.

Get ready for burger season with this exclusive excerpt from the new book “Pitmaster.”


At Lamplighter Brewing, it’s one flight for tradition, one flight for funk

With lines out the door on weekends, the Central Square brewing company is becoming a serious neighborhood hangout.

Hot ticket

The Hawthorne to host book party for ‘Proper Drink’ author Simonson

The Hawthorne hosts a book party March 20 for spirts journalist Robert Simonson, so raise a glass.

Oysters, scallops, and Champagne at the original Troquet, which has moved and reopened as Troquet on South.


Troquet moves, a pop-up stays put, and other restaurant news

Plus: The team behind Steel & Rye reveals plans for its upcoming Brookline restaurant.

The Voodoo Lounge at Buttermilk & Bourbon in the Back Bay.

Quick Bite

Let the good times roll, and the drinks glow in the dark, at Buttermilk & Bourbon

Chef Jason Santos’s new restaurant brings Southern fare to Back Bay.

the discovery

Keeping an appetite alive for the writing of Jim Harrison

“A Really Big Lunch’’ showcases the late Jim Harrison’s enthusiastic, funny, and uncompromising views on how to eat, drink, and live well.

Double shot

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.