Garrett Harker visits his latest project, Branch Line, under construction in Watertown.

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Garrett Harker visits his latest project, Branch Line, under construction in Watertown.

Garrett Harker’s emerging restaurant empire

Harker runs Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, and Row 34 — with three more locales coming soon. By Kara Baskin

bottles

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/JAB-BerlinerStyle-06162015copyA.jpg A good entry beer for warm weather

Jack’s Abby in Framingham will open a larger brewery and event space and expand its barrel-aging program.

FROM THE BAR

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/01/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/jacobs-townshend-2[1].jpg The Esmerelda is a master of deception

Take a sip and it pulls a sleight of hand.

DINING DECOR

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/24/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/ddbearbootsA.jpg Falmouth gastropub Bear in Boots

At the Falmouth gastropub Bear in Boots, you are dining at tables made from reclaimed sinker oak salvaged from Boston Harbor and wine cases from Bordeaux.

Cheap Eats

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/01cheap_lamba.jpg Well-made Indian regional food in Waltham

The Indian restaurant Santa Banta sits on a lively part of Moody Street in Waltham. The food here is outstanding.

Recipe for spicy bluefish with horseradish mayonnaise and beet slaw

Recipe for spicy bluefish with horseradish mayonnaise and beet slaw

Q&A

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Chris%20Fischer.jpg Picture-postcard farm dinners on Martha’s Vineyard

The greenhouse dinners that chef and farmer Chris Fischer, 35, hosts at Beetlebung Farm in Chilmark have become a perfect postcard of Martha’s Vineyard.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_03pastrypix3_LIFE.jpg Kouign amann a 150-year-old pastry no one ever heard of

The pastry isn’t as precious as wildly popular French macarons, but it has the most important characteristic of all: unequaled flavor.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/15/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Raspberryjamcake24seasrec4(2of2)A.jpg Recipe for raspberry jam cake

This appealing confection is good with almost any filling.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/ciderSilo2.jpg New taproom serves hard cider at Lookout in Natick

If you’ve visited the Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick with kids for the train rides, farm animals, and apple picking, there’s a new reason to go without them.

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Turnips can have a bad rap as an “old school” food. But if there is a way to change these misconceptions, these beautiful baby versions are it.

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Sunday Supper

Saute shrimp for zucchini ‘spaghetti,’ then for a salad

Sunday Supper begins with a skillet of zucchini “spaghetti” to serve with sauteed shrimp. Then add shrimp to a bowl of white beans and fresh fennel.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/tomgalette5.jpg Recipe for cherry-tomato galette in a buttermilk crust

Galettes are French open-faced pies that have a rustic look.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/12/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Chickenschnitzel24seasrec2(1of1)A.jpg Recipe for chicken schnitzel with fried egg, watercress, and creamy mustard dressing

Tender boneless chicken breasts receive the traditional schnitzel treatment here.

Seafood pop-up

When East Boston Oysters announces its pop-up dinners, you’ll need to respond within a few days, if not hours.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/saltworkspic3A.jpg Good salt for a good reason

Proceeds from Cape Cod Saltworks in Chatham, which produces sea salt from ocean water, benefit Cape Abilities, which supports people with disabilities on the Cape.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/09/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/west_african_drinks07.jpg Senegalese-inspired drinks

Magbe Savane of Revere uses flowers, fruits and roots to make Makomas, her line of three African-inspired, natural beverages.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/dining_out_90.jpg Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

The best and worst from Boston dining

devra first

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/30/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/09dining1--90x90.jpg The 2014 Boston restaurant awards

Boston ate well in 2014. Let’s take a look back at the highs and lows — the tastes, restaurants, and people that made this a year to remember.

Best wines under $20

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/31/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/05plonkapix17.jpg 10th annual Plonkapalooza: Best wines under $20

Sommeliers sampled 25 whites, 25 reds, all under $20, and uncorked some surprises among the winning wines.

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.

Insider

Good salt for a good reason

Proceeds from Cape Cod Saltworks in Chatham, which produces sea salt from ocean water, benefit Cape Abilities, which supports people with disabilities on the Cape.

By the glass

By the Glass

Off-the-beaten-path sparklers

Producers from The Republic of Georgia, the Basque region of northern Spain, and others are crafting sparklers from varietals that may be entirely new to you.

New England diners

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/p24_Jamie_Floyd.jpg 16 must-visit New England diners

These restaurants greet their guests with good food, down-to-earth atmosphere, and friendly prices.

Barbecue in Boston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/p22_opening_photo.jpg Boston’s 10 best BBQ joints

We decree which spots serve the tastiest ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other smoked specialties.

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/headmag0803_Cover-1956--90x90.jpg The food issue

How “Top Chef” Kristen Kish entertains, plus Clover Food Lab’s secret ingredient.