By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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Recipes: Fill your home with the aroma of cinnamon swirl bread
Show dad or another deserving soul some love with this sweet treat.
WHERE TO EAT
Where to eat in Greater Boston
A selection of recent dining reviews from around the region, by Globe critics.
Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk
Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they’re drinking less milk, too.
Tables: Akunowicz ready to strike out on her own
Myers + Chang partner, executive chef, and recent James Beard award-winner Karen Akunowicz will leave the South End restaurant on June 30 to open her own venture.
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A cold war: Which is better, hard or soft-serve ice cream?
Serving up a debate over New England’s favorite cool indulgence.
Two souls hanging at Two Saints Tavern
Come here for all-day pub food from Brian O’Donnell and Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey.
In northern Maine, a new spud rises
Is it really possible to improve upon a product that has been farmed, cultivated, and enjoyed by the human species since approximately 8,000 B.C.? The answer, apparently, is yes.
I just ate IHOb’s new burger. Here’s how it was
IHOP temporarily changed its name in
Q&A with chef Edward Lee, who’s on a quest to ‘discover America’s new melting-pot cuisine’
Lee sets out to put a human face on the story of how immigrants shape the American food landscape in his book “Buttermilk Graffiti.”
Purple Carrot digs in on ecological packaging
The plant-based meal kit company is putting its money where its mouth is.
The confident cook
Recipe: Think of this pasta with melted cherry tomatoes and arugula pesto as your new go-to dish
“Melt” cherry tomatoes in a heavy-bottomed pan with garlic and olive oil to amp up their sweetness; the tender texture integrates well with small curly pasta.
So many chutneys, so many uses
A unique line of artisan chutneys and condiments from Le Bon Magot captures flavors of North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Let Uncommon Feasts do the cooking
Helmed by Michelle Mulford, the Brookline boutique catering company specializes in intimate home gatherings.
Bottles: Maine brewers expand — and Bay State benefits
It’s not as if we were lacking before, but the Boston beer scene is now even more flush with New England-made craft brews.
Recipe: A buttery crust made with fresh basil holds goat cheese and sliced tomatoes
A simple summer tart is baked in a basil crust filled with Dijon mustard, creamy goat cheese, and tomatoes sliced and arranged in concentric circles.
Recipe: If you’re craving a big muffin, these mango-cornmeal giants are for you
The muffin batter is mixed with yellow cornmeal — try a stoneground variety — along with buttermilk and diced fresh mango.
Writer of viral Olive Garden review grateful for Anthony Bourdain
A North Dakota newspaper columnist who received online vitriol in 2012 for her glowing review of an Olive Garden in Grand Forks said Saturday she was grateful that Anthony Bourdain came to her defense as others ridiculed her prose about the town’s hottest new Italian restaurant.
Local chefs mourn Bourdain, hope his death can serve as wake-up call in a stressful industry
Bourdain’s death brings into focus the brutalizing disconnect between the supposed glamour of restaurant life and the despair that often simmers beneath the surface: long hours, easy access to drugs and alcohol, the constant pressure to succeed.
Boston chefs reflect on Bourdain’s life and legacy, many through tears
His candor and unexpected fame gave hope to countless chefs and lost souls, showing that second acts really are possible.
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Recipes: Comforting old-fashioned chicken and spring peas for dinner
Two chicken dinners starring early summer’s favorite vegetable: peas.
Remembering Anthony Bourdain, the ‘bad-boy chef’ who was so much more
The writer and television host became known for his in-your-face portrayal of restaurant culture. But it was his humanity that made him matter.
‘Skip Sunday brunch buffets’ and other lessons from Anthony Bourdain
Although I read “Kitchen Confidential” a long time ago, several lessons from the book shaped the way I approach eating and fine dining to this day.
Fans flood social media to remember Anthony Bourdain’s wit and fearless food explorations
News of the suicide of celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain unleashed a wave of shock and despair on social media from fans around the world.
Get fired up at Branch Line
Area Four parks its wood-fired mobile oven on Branch Line’s patio for a one-night-only “Cook With Fire” feast.
At Boston Chops in Downtown Crossing, your 20-ounce prime chateaubriand is ready for its closeup
At the new Boston Chops downtown, you’ll find fancy steaks, an Instagram table with special lighting, and more marble per square foot than at most other Boston restaurants.
Tables: Some big closings in Southie, and welcoming The Wellington
Stephi’s in Southie closed on June 3, part of a restructuring as restaurateur sisters Kathy Sidell and Stephanie Sokolove combine their businesses. The sisters now run Sidell Hospitality Group together.
Wine class and happy hour rolled into one
On Tuesdays to Fridays in the late afternoon, and on the first Monday of the month, the bar at the tasting-menu focused restaurant of chef Alex Crabb and Shish Parsigian transforms into Wine School.
Eight romantic summer dates in the Boston area
Here are eight summertime date ideas in Boston and beyond, whether you hope to woo a potential paramour or rekindle a flame.
How to do Cape Cod on a budget
The good news is, you don’t have to be a one-percenter (or Kennedy kin) to have a total blast on that jacked arm of sand that lies over the bridge.
Where better to enjoy a local craft cider than the Cape?
Shoal Hope Ciderworks combines Robert Brosofsky’s loves: Cider and Provincetown.
Christopher Wilson is buying into the future of Sandwich
Wilson has developed a host of successful properties in the historic district.
North End businessmen team up to open an Italian restaurant at Everett casino
Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano’s Fratelli will seat 135 people, Wynn Resorts said.
Here, there, and everywhere
Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.
Bertucci’s has been bought by Planet Hollywood owner
Bertucci’s has a new owner, but the rolls and pizzas will remain the same.
Bissell Brothers beers are beautiful on the inside and out
The Portland, Maine, brewery is made for the Instagram age. Colorful cans and graphic B’s fill Bissell’s feed. Good light (and tacos) fill the tap room. And the hazy IPAs don’t need a filter.
Picnics with pizzazz
Some fun and useful new products that can make your outdoor meal memorable.
from the bar
At Eataly’s Terra, white wine from an unexpected grape
The white is excellent with “cuore di lattuga,” a salad prepared by Terra’s chef de cuisine Dan Bazzinotti.
How does Fenway Eventide stack up to the original?
The Fenway seafood restaurant is a quick-service version of the Portland, Maine, original. Is it as good?
Aw, shucks! Give dad the gift of oysters
Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury offers free overnight shipping to send oysters from the bay to his doorstep.
‘Life’s short. Eat freaking ice cream.’
Eating Vice Cream won’t help you lose weight, but it might make you happy, and you’ll be helping fight cancer.
Recipe: A rehearsal dinner main course tops kale Caesar with grilled chicken
The main course for a rehearsal dinner should be simple, elegant, and a crowd-pleaser. This kale Caesar can be prepped ahead and tossed before serving.
Keeping the spirit alive at Somerville’s Spoke Wine Bar
They knew what Felisha Foster created in the years before her death from ALS was something special.
The confident cook
Prepare several mezze plates for this rehearsal dinner, which won’t cost a crazy amount of money
Though mezze plates in the Middle East typically begin dinner, this array can be substantial enough to make a meal. Put together your own small plates from any part of the world.
Getting Salty with Lauren Friel, who’s opening wine bar Rebel Rebel at Somerville’s Bow Market
Rebel Rebel will pay homage to bars Friel enjoys in places like London and Paris.
Paris’ 30th ‘Diner en Blanc’ starts at Les Invalides
The location of the dining event known as ‘‘Diner en Blanc,’’ or ‘‘Dinner in White,’’ was revealed to participants in a series of text messages up until the last minute.
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Recipes: Vinaigrettes and dressings to dress up meals
Turn simple salads or grilled veggies into appealing meals with these easy vinaigrettes and dressings.