By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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Spice up your winter: sip chocolate with a bite.
By Devra First Globe Staff
Squeeze in, slurp up at Oisa Ramen
Barely bigger than a shoebox, it is downtown Boston’s tiniest new lunch option.
Southern food comes to the South End
Southern Proper is set to open, as is Bootleg Special, which will serve Southern food with a Creole twist.
Whiskey. By George.
Anyone who ushered the United States into nationhood couldn’t be expected to drift off into the hazy bliss of retirement, and so George Washington became a distiller.
Who is on the James Beard list of semifinalists this year?
The Boston area made a strong showing in national as well as regional categories for 2018.
The VIP Lounge with chef Emilio Garcia
Chef Garcia has worked at many well-known area restarurants. We caught up with Garcia, who hails from Guatemala and lives in Revere , to talk about all things travel.
Check out the 2018 James Beard award semifinalists from the Northeast
The final restaurant and chef award nominees will be announced March 14.
Boston Beer Co. names a new president and CEO
Dave Burwick, the former CEO of Peet’s Coffee, will succeed Martin Roper, who led the company for 17 years.
A vacation sequel as good as the original
Could our recent South African trip possibly measure up to our best-ever family vacation a dozen years back? My daughter and I investigated.
Recipe: Rich cakey brownies are studded with chocolate chips. Wrap up a few for your valentine.
Lush with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and sour cream, these brownies are rich and cakey (as opposed to fudgy).
Recipe: Dates, oranges, olives, and other tastes of the Middle East in an elegant chicken dish for two
Chicken breasts for you and your sweetie are cooked with Middle Eastern flavors and served on a bed of couscous.
A hands-on pasta-making class from a pro
On the first Wednesday of each month, Framingham restaurant Volturno offers a hands-on pasta-making class.
Celebrating the Chinese New Year now — and Chinatown always
In many ways, the Moys represent a changing Chinatown, demonstrating how the neighborhood increasingly blends East and West, past and present, traditional and contemporary.
What She’s having
What She’s Having: Don’t let the drab strip mall fool you — find amazing food at Little India Express
The Lexington takeout spot is in Commuter Dream World: It’s at an intersection close to Arlington, Burlington, Lexington, Winchester, and Woburn.
Getting Salty with Solomon Sidell
He works from midnight until 7 a.m. at his landmark South Street Diner, feeding eggs and good cheer to Boston’s creatures of the evening.
Bottles: Lamplighter Brewing doubles capacity, which should delight thirsty fans used to standing in line
The brewery debuted its new taproom last weekend with a soft launch, but it opens in earnest this weekend.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: A decadent chocolate tart to whip up for your valentine
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, an indulgent chocolate dessert that says “I love you.”
Where to eat
Where to eat in Greater Boston
A sampling of the area’s best restaurants, from Globe critics.
Chef Tim Maslow to open a new restaurant in the Tremont 647 space
The South End’s Tremont 647 is closing after more than 20 years, confirms chef Andy Husbands. Former Ribelle chef Maslow plans a Japanese brasserie.
Give me a toy: Florida boy gets trapped in vending machine
When a young Florida boy wanted a stuffed toy, he crawled inside a claw-style vending machine in the play area of a restaurant to fetch one. And, he got stuck inside the glass-encased structure.
So many brewers, so little time
In an effort to help consumers keep up with new arrivals, the Mass Brewers Guild is hosting its second annual “Meet the Brewers” event.
Tables: Sweet Cheeks to serve up breakfast sandwiches, and Davis Square gets a casual Thai spot
Restaurant news you can use.
Cava brings yummy D.C. casual food to Boston
The motto? “Food that fills you, and fulfills you, too.”
Post-race beers are nothing new, but a beer with electrolytes? That sure is.
Geoffrey Pedder founded ZēLUS for runners and other athletes to drink after races, and for active folks to enjoy in general.
from the bar
This drink is no cliché
Not every couple is into wine and roses for Valentine’s Day.
At Pammy’s, pleasure is the principle
This Cambridge trattoria serves up everyday dishes done better.
Not your imagination: N.H. Girl Scout cookies taste different
Historically, two bakeries have manufactured Girl Scout cookies: ABC Bakers, a division of Interbake Foods, and Little Brownie Bakers, owned by the Kellogg Co.
Recipe: An embarrassingly simple mushroom sauce is tossed with spaghetti
Chopped mushrooms simmer with white wine and parsley to make a quick, easy, memorable sauce for spaghetti.
The confident cook
Recipe: Hearty braised beef simmers with currant jelly in a sweet-and-sour sauce
A hearty pot of braised beef served with noodles or potatoes makes a warming end to a frosty winter day.
Getting Salty with Sumiao Chen
The pharmaceutical researcher at Novartis by day is a restaurateur by night.
Have you visited a black-owned restaurant this month?
The Boston Black Restaurant Challenge asks diners to support the community by eating well.
Q&A with Rachel Herz, author of ‘Why You Eat What You Eat’
The neuroscientist has been obsessed with food since she was a little girl who couldn’t resist squeezing the bread.
Boston Public Market cookbook helps you shop there
Amid the hubbub, you may overlook some of the unique, local items available in baskets or on vendors’ shelves. The recipes help by directing you to the right place.
One benefit of black garlic, besides great taste? No garlic breath.
Black garlic, long a cooking staple in Korea and other Asian countries, is recognized for its antioxidant properties.
Recipe: Your Valentine will love this fudgy chocolate-pecan cake with chocolate icing
When you present this fudgy chocolate cake to your Valentine, the accolades will begin.
Vacation destination: Boston Public Market
The market hosts several kid- and parent-friendly activities throughout the week of Feb. 19.
For many local restaurants, Sunday is not so Super
Some places go all in for the game, while others opt-out entirely.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: DIY beef jerky
The high-protein, delicious snack is having a moment.
Anna’s Taqueria opens in the Pru and MidiCi pizza comes to Somerville
Restaurant news you can use, including that Tatte Bakery & Café will open in the new PIER 4 office building.
In Revere, a lifelong Patriots fan with a baked-in love of Philly pretzels
Inside New England’s only Philly Pretzel Factory outpost is a sight that would make any Eagles fan a little salty.
Buttonwood is your new Newton watering hole
From the team behind Sycamore and Little Big Diner, this suburban restaurant would play well anywhere in the city.
Celebrating past and present at the Boston Wine Festival
Chef Daniel Bruce loves to talk about the early years of the annual event he founded at the Boston Harbor Hotel almost 30 years ago. A cherished photo captures a favorite memory.
Dogfish’s new beer is made with ingredients from Mace pepper spray
IN YOUR MACE! is a stout brewed with coffee, chicory, milk sugar, and two varieties of mace, the active ingredients in Mace brand pepper spray.
Will my genes doom my young daughter to a weight problem?
Research points to genetic factors in obesity, so what’s a parent who has struggled with overeating to do?
from the bar
A lively white wine pairs with an adventurous duo of meats
At Oak + Rowan, “snails and organ meat” are elevated. The wine helps.
Five Super Bowl snacks with all the major food groups: salty, fatty, cheesy, creamy, smoky, meaty, buttery, sticky, and sweet
During the last quarter, don’t bite your nails. Feed your anxiety with these five irresistible snacks.