//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/leviton.jpg Openings, closings, and chatter from the restaurant scene

From Lumiere to Bistro du Midi, changes in the restaurant landscape.


Craigie on Main takes guests inside the process

New chef de cuisine Aaron Chambers and chef-owner Tony Maws debut “Chef’s Whim: R&D” dinners.


If you like avocado coladas. . .

In Brookline, Orinoco serves up this pretty, pale-green riff on the piña colada.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/IMG_6508A.jpg Cofounders start small at 10th District Brewing Company

Dana George and Patrick Eddy moved into their Abington space last summer and installed a 3-barrel brewing system.

dining out

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_parsnip1_food.jpg At Harvard Square’s Parsnip, beige elegance, until you head upstairs

The restaurant that replaces UpStairs on the Square is classy and restrained where its predecessor was gleefully unconventional.

Cheap Eats

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_10cheappic2_LIFE.jpg At El Potro in Malden, Mexican comfort food is a galloping success

From ceviche to tamales, at El Potro in Malden it’s all prepared with care.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/slowpork1A.jpg Recipe for slow cooker Korean-style pork

When pork shoulder (also called Boston butt) cooks for a long time, it becomes meltingly tender and absorbs the flavors of the braising liquid.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/tart5A.jpg Recipe for bittersweet chocolate tart

When first baked, the filling of this tart has the consistency of a pudding, but one that’s firm enough to hold its shape when cut.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/bucatiniwithbeetpesto2xxsallyrec(2of2).jpg Recipe for bucatini with beet pesto, goat cheese, and arugula

The satisfying bite of bucatini, a thick, tubular, spaghetti-like pasta (“buca” in Italian means “hole”), holds up well with this neon-pink pesto.

Food & Travel

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/IMG_5389.jpg From Bengali sweets to Keralan curries, an array of Desi flavors in far Queens

Never mind Jackson Heights. For real regional variety, head to the outskirts of the borough.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/10inexpo_BostonWineExpo_Option4_SeaportHotel&WorldTradeCenterA.jpg The 25th annual Boston Wine Expo takes place Feb. 13-14

The 25th annual Boston Wine Expo takes place Feb. 13-14.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Marmalade.jpg Blake Hill Preserves makes glorious marmalades and more

Vermont company turns crates of fresh citrus from California into glistening jars filled with luscious flavors.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/DeanSheremet-EatYourHeartOut-AuthorPhoto.jpg Cookbook author Sheremet says cooking can help with broken heart

After a tabloid divorce, Dean Sheremet left the entertainment business for a culinary career. Now he has a new cookbook.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/kreiter_curiocoffee4_food.jpg Worthy waffles at Curio Coffee in Cambridge

Belgian-style Liege waffles are served amid a collection of unusual and intriguing objects.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/heart-mallowsSILO.jpg Marshmallows topped with chocolate hearts

Apotheker’s is crafting a limited run of marshmallows topped with chocolate hearts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/Vanilla.jpg Nashoba Valley Extract Co. offers more than plain vanilla

Nashoba Valley Extract Co. offers several varieties of vanilla and more.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/UNI.jpg Uni reopens, Eat Your Heart out rocks, and more

Ken Oringer’s sushi parlor within the Eliot Hotel has opened after a revamp.

The Confident Cook

Flavorful fish cooked inside a salt crust

It may look complicated, but this is an easy way to prepare whole fish.

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.

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/cheap_eats_90.jpg Budget-friendly fare around Boston

There are dishes you can order for under $20 at eateries.

The Burger Beat

the burger beat | jon Mael

City Streets Restaurant

City Streets Restaurant in Waltham, which is moving to a larger space in the fall, has such a following for its burgers that it makes 200 City Burgers a week.

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.

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.