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

Ralph Ravesi prepares a selection of oysters at Eventide Fenway.

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Eventide Fenway a sleek setting for seafood lovers

This is a consolidated version of Portland’s fancier restaurant in a counter-service setting.

Grilled Chicken Wings with Cider Barbecue Sauce.

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Recipes: Wings, pub cheese, and other snacks perfect for watching football

In an excerpt from his new cookbook, Townsman chef/owner Matt Jennings shares foods he loves to eat while watching the Patriots.

T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I.

Christopher Muther

Three N.E. airports top list of nation’s best. Logan isn’t one of them

Logan has been making strides, but was still denied entry into this exclusive clique of top airports, decided by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

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A new Seaport venue that’s on a roll

Does the idea of one year of free bowling appeal to you? Of course it does.


The Seaport gets spicier and Burlington gets friendlier

Restaurant news you can use.

Both kids try the braised greens beignets at Persimmon.

A road trip to rediscover the adventurous eaters in my kids

My young kids routinely ate interesting foods when we lived in France. Within a year of moving back to the States, it was all chicken fingers and hot dogs. I had to get back on track.

Larry Rubin’s goal is to put delicious wine in front of guests.


Wine pro invites you to discover the music of Spanish wine

At Central Square, Larry Rubin’s goal is to put delicious wine in front of guests, not to be esoteric.

Pralines at Market Street Sweets in Charleston.

When you reach the foodie finish line in Charleston, the praline awaits

Going to Charleston means more than history, the beach, and good friends.

The Alaska, from “3-Ingredient Cocktails”

From The Bar

From the Bar: Three ingredients get you to Alaska

The Alaska, one of the many overlooked classics in “3-Ingredient Cocktails,” a new book by Robert Simonson, might just become a go-to at your home bar.


The pumpkin beer we love to hate, but secretly (sort of) enjoy

A curious thing happens in Greater Boston when you order a Pumpkinhead: More often than not it comes in a pint glass whose rim has been caked with cinnamon and sugar.

Carbonara with clams, from Matt Jennings’s “Homegrown.”

Recipe for Matt Jennings’s carbonara with clams

Spaghetti alle vongole meets carbonara, and the results are extra-luscious.

Chef Matt Jennings loads produce from Ward’s Berry Farm into his truck.

Just don’t call him the face of New England cuisine

Townsman chef Matt Jennings is focused on local ingredients, and his debut cookbook, “Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots,” is being published this week.

Frying pan pizza

Family Meal

This pizza is a party in a pan

The technique is not only kid-friendly, it’s kid-party-making. Of course that’s not very hard, but how often does kid party translate to high-caliber, adult fare?

Easy French flatbread

The Confident Cook

Recipe: A French flatbread shaped into a leaf is ridiculously easy to make

The traditional French flatbread takes on heavenly scents of olive oil and fresh rosemary.

Getting Salty

Darryl Settles enjoys serving up music and Southern food

Settles — also a founder of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival — reflects on chicken and waffles, Boston’s lack of late-night dancing for a mature crowd, and Will Smith.

Insider: Microplane’s 2-in-1 Core And Peel tool

When turning out pies or tarts or mixing up a batch of applesauce, you’ll be relieved to find this $12.95 tool in the kitchen drawer.

Grill 23 & Bar honored for its wine list

Grill 23 & Bar’s dedication to creating a wine list as exceptional as its food has paid off.

Mango-banana ‘ice cream’

Recipe: A healthier alternative to ice cream is dairy-free and eggless — and really good

A frozen confection that resembles ice cream has a base of bananas, but no cream or eggs. It’s easy enough for kids to make (with a little supervision).

Recipe: A chicken dish the Circassians brought to Turkey is part of the mezze table

An unusual sauce made with walnuts, bread, cilantro, cayenne, and paprika is tossed with shredded chicken to make a popular Turkish mezze dish.

Panera is one of only two national chains to receive an A grade on a rating of top restaurants’ antibiotics practices.

Taking the antibiotics out of our takeout

Panera and Chipotle were the only national chains to receive an A on an annual report card grading top restaurants’ antibiotics practices.

Nathan Myhrvold

Q&A with Nathan Myhrvold, author of ‘Modernist Bread’

Myhrvold holds a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics, among other degrees, so he is used to questioning everything, and creating innovations.

Chicken tikka masala with tadka dal, rice, and naan at Guru the Caterer in Somerville.

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Chicken tikka masala at D’Guru is spot on

It’s the most popular dish at D’Guru’s Somerville and Boston locations.

Apple Bread Pudding

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Recipes: Three apple desserts with an English twist

Treats for fall include a bread pudding plus a couple that involve batter-topped apples, served right from the baking dish.

Carla and Christine Pallotta, co-owners of Nebo, will be among the celebrity chefs taking part in America’s Test Kitchen Boston

America’s Test Kitchen to celebrate Seaport move with Eats Festival

Over 40 local restaurants will be on the scene, serving dishes paired with wine and cocktails.

The bedrooms at the Unscripted Durham hotel are filled with fun splashes of color.


Unscripted Durham, N.C., puts the focus on fun

The Unscripted, bathed in bright colors, even down to its graffiti-adorned parking garage, places the emphasis on fun.

The white sand and deep blue water of Playa de Rodas entice visitors to the Cies Islands in Spain

Discovering the Caribbean in northern Spain

The Cíes Islands, off the coast of Northern Spain, are an undiscovered gem to many outside of Europe.

Field & Vine is located in the former Journeyman space in Somerville.

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They fell in love and started a pop-up. You know what comes next.

A brick-and-mortar restaurant, of course. Welcome to Field & Vine in Somerville’s Union Square.


The Sage-Apple Smash is always in season

Palmer Matthews, beverage manager at The Townshend in Quincy, developed the Apple-Sage Smash, an autumnal interpretation of the smash, a time-tested fruity/crushed ice formula.


Cook opens in Needham; a taste of Sicily comes to Dorchester

Restaurant news you can use.

P.J. McHenry (right) and Felix Wai, co-founders of ArtsRiot.

Destroying apathy one beer at a time

At ArtsRiot, you can have dinner, a drink, take in a show — and for dessert have your social awareness elevated.

Linda Boyle (left) and Lyn Coleman held a photo of their married children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012.

Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

An American woman, her Canadian husband, and their three young children have been released after nearly five years.

A 2016 grüner veltliner from Weingut Leth paired with squid at Bondir.


From the Bar: At Bondir, grüner harmonizes with grilled squid

“We’re always looking for wines that drink higher than their price point.”

New City Brewery’s Ginger Beer.


Bottles: Leaf peepers who also like beer are in luck

They’ll be heartened to know there are more than a dozen breweries nearby, including New City Brewery, which is celebrating its third anniversary with a party Oct. 14.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

Local favorite Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli to open his own spot: Alcove

He became well known to local diners over the years at Eastern Standard, Craigie on Main, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and East Coast Grill.

Portsmouth Brewery’s Libeeration.

Brewery releases beer aimed at menopausal women

Libeeration is designed to “celebrate the liberating aspects of this stage of life,” according to a release, with ingredients that could potentially alleviate unpleasant midlife symptoms.

Massachusetts Cold Spring Orchard Research and Education Center.

At UMass, research bears fruit

The University of Massachusetts Cold Spring Orchard Research and Education Center is where researchers are hard at work addressing sustainability, pest management, and climate change, in the name of growing the best possible fruit.

Nonna’s ‘no company’ Sicilian chicken

Recipe: Her nonna’s weeknight chicken was roasted with onions, olives, and bell pepper

When it was supper just for family, her Sicilian grandmother roasted chicken on a bed of onions, garlic, celery, and green olives.

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Ashley Stanley, founder of Lovin’ Spoonfuls

The Wellesley native’s organization distributes fresh, healthy food that would otherwise be thrown away from grocery stores, wholesalers, and farms to organizations that feed Boston’s hungry.

Fresh fig cake

Recipe: A spicy batter topped with fresh figs bakes into an appealing fall cake

Fresh figs, arranged in concentric circles on a spicy cake batter, turn jammy at the edges as the flesh softens.

Tuscan ribollita.

The Confident Cook

Tuscan soup with beans, bread, and vegetables

Ribollita can be quite thick, almost like a porridge, or add less bread than the traditional versions so the bowls still have plenty of broth.

“Perfectly free” desserts from Incredible Foods.

Incredible Foods turns talents to allergen-free bonbons

The company named the dessert “perfectly free,” and there’s a reason: they’re free from eight allergens — dairy, gluten, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, fish, and shellfish ($3.99 to $5.99 for 8).

Chi Kitchen kimchi.

Chi Kitchen sends people on ‘unique journeys with kimchi’

“My kimchi is for people who are kimchi lovers,” says Minnie Luong, cofounder of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, R.I.

Rendering of HUBweek installation at City Hall. The HUB is being designed and developed in collaboration with award-winning design firm, CBT, and will feature dozens of shipping containers, art installations, and geodesic domes.

Everything you need to know about HUBweek 2017

The festival, which runs through Sunday, offers hundreds of mind-expanding events on everything from AI and robotics to something called “cosmic meditation.”

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Recipes: Tahini gives these savory dishes a Middle Eastern flair

Tahini takes a casserole and butternut squash dip to delicious new places.

The Westport River is an easy, beautiful bike ride away.

South Dartmouth or European village? It can be hard to tell when you’re in Padanaram

If you’re looking for hustle and bustle, go anywhere else.


Attention, oyster lovers: Eventide opens in the Fenway this weekend

Yes, their signature brown butter lobster roll is on the menu, as well as plenty of oysters, crudos, tartares, fish sandwiches, clam chowder, and more.

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.