Munch Madness

// Oleana wins Munch Madness 2017

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

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

Assistant general manager Caroline Drozdiak cleans up after closing while patrons linger at 1369 Coffee House in Central Square in Cambridge.

Cambridge cafes are closing earlier and night owls are not happy

Practically all the late-night coffee shops in the city are now closing earlier than they did a year ago — and there is now no café that stays open past midnight. Who or what’s to blame?

Insider: A knife for shucking like a pro

The tool makes it surprisingly easy to pry open the craggy bivalves.

Joseph Joseph’s garlic press offers a new twist

Made of sturdy nylon and stainless steel, the two-piece unit uses a twisting mechanism to press the peeled garlic through small holes in a collecting basket.

By the Glass

Vibrant red blends from Chile worth a second taste

News flash: Chile is home to plenty of producers crafting head-turning pours.

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats: The Yellow Door Taqueria is one you want to enter

It feels like all of the people in nearby Milton have come out for fancy tacos and frozen margaritas made with fresh squeezed juice. And why wouldn’t they?

Grilled chicken thighs with cherry chutney

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Spoon fresh cherry chutney beside smoky grilled chicken thighs

The meat is the perfect base for a sweet-savory chutney simmered with shallots and apple cider vinegar.

Insider: The only prison restaurant open to the public in the country

The eatery, with its minimal decor and plastic tablecloths, is the Fife and Drum at the Northeastern Correctional Center in Concord.

Baked hake with crumb topping

Recipe: Local, mildly flavored hake is a perfect fish to bake with an old-fashioned crumb topping

The firm-fleshed fish is sustainably managed, ideal with a lemony topping to keep it from drying out in the oven.

A classic jerk chicken menu.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Fire up the grill one more time for jerk chicken

Hang on to the warm memories of summer with this Jamaican favorite.

Camp’s log patio furniture hearkens back to summers spent at cabins on the lake.

Eat well and remember your summer camp days fondly

Camp aims to transport guests to the summer camp of their childhoods, with bunkhouse décor and comfort foods such as “camp crackers,” buttermilk fried chicken, and an updated take on s’mores.

The bar at Prairie Fire in Coolidge Corner.

Quick Bite

Quick Bites: At Brookline’s Prairie Fire, unpretentious goodness

It’s from the team behind another inviting neighborhood retreat, Milton’s Steel & Rye.


Tables: Change of plans for Chris Douglass, but don’t take it personally, Roslindale

Restaurant news you can use.

The Boy and Bird at Bar Mezzana


Sips: How to ease into cold-weather cocktails

We need to leave our spritzers and coolers gradually. The Boy and Bird can help.

Hiking the Channel Islands in the United Kingdom.

Here, there, and everywhere: Gadgets and more for travelers

Head to the annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival — or maybe to the Grand Canyon now that he crowds are gone.

This year’s festival at Copley Square will feature cooking demonstrations as well as discussions about important issues related to food.

Dishing on the Let’s Talk About Food festival

Founder Louisa Kasdon discusses the sixth annual event, to be held Saturday at Copley Square.

From the bar

A sweet drink for celebrating the Jewish new year

Evan Harrison, bar manager at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, figured that the apples and honey combo is an easy cocktail inspiration. The result is a winking spin on the Jack Rose: The Jack Rosenblum.

Cisco Brewers


Cisco Brewers making island life even sweeter

Rare is the Cisco visitor who comes exclusively for the beer.

Teodora Bakardzhieva, co-owner of Dorchester’s Publico Street Bistro & Garden.

Getting salty

Publico Street Bistro & Garden co-owner would like to see European-style food markets

“I was the first female bartender at Locke-Ober,” she says. “I did all the classics before they were even cool again. Brandy Alexander! Tom Collins!”

Bun with grilled pork, shrimp, and egg rolls at Calibasil in Beverly.

Cheap Eats

At Calibasil, Vietnamese fare served fast and fresh

Orders appear within just a few minutes, making this spot especially popular with the lunch crowd.

Oysters are king at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, ME.

The most exciting new local restaurants coming soon to the Boston area

They just keep opening! Here are some you should care about, and why.

Fresh baked berches cool on a rack.

Recipe: Berches

The ceremonial braided bread is similar to challah, but it’s eggless. A boiled, mashed potato stirred into the dough makes it especially tender with a chewy crust.

Chicken fricassee

Recipe: Chicken fricassee

From the French influence on German-Jewish cooking comes this dish of cooked chicken with mushrooms, peas, and capers in a savory sauce made without cream.

Sonya Gropman (left) and Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman, authors of “The German-Jewish Cookbook.”

German-Jewish specialties from a time gone by are celebrated in a new cookbook

At one time all German-Jewish families enjoyed the same cuisine. A mother-daughter team found the old, largely forgotten recipes and collected them.

The confident cook

Recipe: Set these crispy potatoes beside roast chicken and they may steal the show

Potatoes, oil, and salt. Is there a more appealing trio in the kitchen repertoire? The three meet in these roast potato flats.

Megan Giller


Q&A with Megan Giller, author of ‘Bean to Bar Chocolate’

In her new book the writer profiles artisanal makers from across the country and includes recipes and tips for chocolate pairing.


Millennials are foodies but don’t have pans to prove it, company says

Twentysomething foodies may obsess over their food, but they are generally clueless about cookware, says Made In, a new company that targets millennials.

BLT Pasta (center) and  Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes,  Zucchini, Lemon, and Mint (right).

Cooking | Magazine

Simple recipes pairing the season’s fresh tomatoes with pasta

Easy meals get their flavor from late summer’s bounty and some classic additions.

Boston, MA 8/15/07 Item for PB&J: Marshmallow fluff (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff); Library Tag 09052007


Here’s looking at you, Fluff

New England’s favorite marshmallow creme got its start in a Somerville kitchen, and now sells 7 million pounds a year.

Café du Pays: It’s like Canada for Cantabrigians

The team behind State Park and Mamaleh’s goes French-Canadian in the former Hungry Mother space.


Bring the kids to Buttonwood; plus, CAVA comes north

Restaurant news you can use.

Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. has taken over the former Tequila Rain space between Bill’s Bar & Lounge and Loretta’s Last Call.


Get Cheeky on Lansdowne Street

Enter Cheeky Monkey, which takes over the former Tequila Rain space between Bill’s Bar & Lounge and Loretta’s Last Call and manages to retain some of the extinct dance club’s vibe.

Travel Troubleshooter

Wrong address on my Airbnb rental — can I get a refund?

Karen Wall bails on her Airbnb Paris rental after her host switches apartments and she can’t access the unit early. Does she deserve a refund?

Fall Travel | Magazine

Six of the prettiest New England towns for leaf peeping

Complete with scenic drives, charming attractions, and cozy inns, these towns can help you revel in the region’s loveliest season.

A beer from Night Shift, which is brewing six distinct beers for Oktoberfest.


Oktoberfest is just around the corner

Here’s how some Massachusetts breweries are celebrating.

Seafood boil paired with a 2015 Landhaus Mayer Grüner Veltliner 2015 at Harvest.

From the Bar

Grüner plays well with an updated seafood classic

At Harvest in Harvard Square, a special New England seafood boil is paired with a 2015 Landhaus Mayer Grüner Veltliner 2015.

Karen Akunowicz (left) with Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers at the Myers+Chang celebration.

Chang, Myers celebrate restaurant, cookbook

Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers’ hotspot marked its 10th anniversary on Monday.

A sesame seed bagel from Exodus Bagels in Jamaica Plain.

Exodus will open bagel shop in Jamaica Plain, not Roslindale

The relocation plans might come as a surprise to neighborhood supporters who had contributed to the shop’s Kickstarter campaign.

Honey and cheese phyllo pie

The confident cook

A modern adaptation of an Iraqi grandmother’s cheese pie for the Yom Kippur break-fast table

California author Amelia Saltsman cooks with the seasons, adapting recipes from her Romanian and Iraqi families for the Jewish holidays.

Kafta kabob roll-up at Baraka Cafe.

Cheap Eats

Baraka Cafe moved its North African menu to a lavishly decorated Cambridge spot

After 20 years in Central Square, Cambridge, Baraka Cafe moved its North African cuisine to a lavishly decorated storefront between Porter and Harvard squares last fall.

Maria DelVecchio at her workplace.

Getting salty

Getting Salty with Maria DelVecchio of the North End’s Trattoria Il Panino

A new feature gets someone hard at work in the restaurant industry to dish about their job and Boston’s culinary scene.

“Greek-inspired” ice creams at Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar.

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Once more, with feeling, at Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

Michael Schlow’s Greek spot gets a heart transplant in the form of chef Brendan Pelley.

Pumpkin Spice Derangement Syndrome. It’s real.

As pumpkin spice invades shampoo, Blue Diamond almonds, duvet covers, and mustache wax, backlash is building.

In defense of fall flavors: Pumpkin spice is nice

We conducted an informal survey soliciting sentiments about the pumpkin spice hoopla, and responses were heated. Basically, it’s the Taylor Swift of flavors.

Sweeten the Jewish New Year with braised chicken, honey, carrots, and apricots in the pan

An all-in-one-dish with whole chicken legs, breast halves, apricots, carrots, shallots, honey, and apple cider will sweeten the Rosh Hashana table.

This forgiving apple dessert is a cross between a cake and a pie

The batter is mixed like a cake, but firm enough to press into the pan like a pie. Apples go into the middle, sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar.

Ears of Montauk sweet corn at Sunshine Farm in Sherborn.

Insider: Corn with kooky names? We’re all ears.

At Sunshine Farm in Sherborn, there are 15 acres growing a rotating variety of corn hybrids.

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.