The 20 most exciting restaurants opening around Boston this fall

Old favorites rise again! Celebrity chefs shine! Food promises to be hydroponic, wood-fired, truffle-topped, chicken-fried — and above all delicious. Here’s what to expect this season.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.

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Ask Amy

Wedding guest feels royally put out

Advice from Amy Dickinson

The Local Fare owners (from left) Michelle Wax of Kitchen Millie, Caroline Huffstetler of Nutty Life, and Rita Ng of Boston Bonbon.


Three food entrepreneurs join forces, and a new business is born

Local Fare in Arlington is both a production facility and a store where everything is made by hand in the area

Quote of the day: Selena Gomez

‘The best way forward is to take some time off.’ Selena Gomez , singer, telling fans she’s taking a break to deal with the anxiety, depression, and panic attacks that are side effects of lupus


At Menton, the most beautiful wine glasses you’ll ever use

Zalto glassware is renowned for its taste-enhancing properties

From the Bar

Can a white wine unite surf with turf?

At Capo in South Boston, this pour pairs with charred squid and aioli infused with ’nduja.

Gene Wilder at BU in 2005.


The time Gene Wilder filmed at the New England Aquarium

Gene Wilder said shooting “Hanky Panky” in Boston was special because he fell in love with his costar, Gilda Radner.


Mad Elf gets aged and blended. The result: Wild Elf.

Tröegs gets inventive with its warming seasonal beer.

The home of singer Chris Brown in the Tarzana area of Los Angeles.


Chris Brown arrested for assault after police searched his LA home

Baylee Curran said that the singer pointed a gun at her face in his home, while Brown said in video posts on Instagram that he’s innocent.

Andreas Lubitz’s training difficulties were one more ‘‘red flag’’ that should have caused Lufthansa and the airline’s Arizona flight school to discover his history of depression, asserted attorneys representing families of crash victims.

Germanwings pilot had struggled in flight school

The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had failed a key test of his skills during training in the United States.


Letters to Cleo reunion show sells out

No sooner did tickets go on sale for Letters to Cleo’s show at the Paradise Nov. 19 than they were all gone. Not too shabby for a band that hadn’t written or recorded any new music for close to 20 years.

Frates marks ALS Awareness Month with fund-raiser

Joined by friends, family, and quite a few others, Pete Frates and his wife Julie marked ALS Awareness Month with a fundraising reception Monday at Nick Varano’s Strega Waterfront in the Seaport.

A plate with brown rice, eggplant, and spicy whipped feta.

Cheap Eats

At Saloniki, from chef Jody Adams and team, Greek fast food loaded with flavor

The Fenway spot serves up juicy meats, zesty sauces, and chewy, Old World pita bread

The lower Manhattan skyline, including One World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The new downtown: Lower Manhattan reborn 15 years after 9/11

There are 29 hotels in the neighborhood, compared to six before 9/11, and 60,000 people live downtown — nearly triple the number in 2000.

Most young people don’t vote — and these awkward efforts to woo them aren’t helping

A new video hopes to prompt millennials to vote, and makes a lot of sex jokes in the process.

Just two potential jurors: Bryan Merville, left, and Taylor Swift posed for a photo in a courthouse waiting area in Nashville.


So you show up for jury duty and there’s Taylor Swift

The singer-songwriter got summoned for jury duty in Nashville and showed up like everyone else.

North End restaurants aid earthquake victims in Italy

Proceeds from the sales of bucatini all’amatriciana at participating restaurants will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.

Ask Amy

Age gap and wage gap frustrate girlfriend

He’s an amazing and sweet guy that I love, but I’ve started resenting him.

Tuna Nicoise

Recipe for tuna Nicoise

Pretty enough for company

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings in Western Massachusetts

Recent bird sightings, as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Big Papi has a big fan in Bobby Orr

Orr was among the VIPs who helped Willowbend Country Club celebrate its 25th anniversary over the weekend.


Aly Raisman and her teammates take Manhattan

Aly Raisman and her teammates were the toast of the town during a weekend trip to New York.

Rolled ice cream at Frollz..

So long, frozen yogurt. The latest trend is Thailand’s rolled ice cream.

Massachusetts now has locations in Allston and Saugus. Will more follow?

Tomato, olive, and bread salad

Recipe for tomato, olive, and bread salad

Because it’s still too hot to cook

Tomato, ricotta, and thyme tart

Recipe for tomato, ricotta, and thyme tart

A quick way to use whatever tomatoes are on hand

By the Glass

Distinctive, lively, unique: Familiarize yourself with Corsican wines

From the fourth-largest Mediterranean island come bottles reflecting the care and tending of visionary winemakers

Yes, it’s possible to grill indoors

This appliance doesn’t require charcoal or gas.

Cat-astrophe averted

We hear that a near “cat-astrophe” of sorts was averted recently at Willowbend in Mashpee when a furry guest at George Regan’s mansion went missing.

Chilled tomato soup with corn and basil

Recipe for chilled tomato soup with corn and basil

Make the most of summer tomatoes while you’ve got them

Crostini with fresh figs, goat cheese, and mint

Recipe for crostini with fresh figs, goat cheese, and mint

The perfect amuse-bouche with drinks before dinner

Is this the easiest way to grow herbs ever?

Seedsheet does almost all of the work for you

A beer designed specifically to go with seafood

Dogfish Head has invented SeaQuench Ale, and your clambake will thank them.

The steaks and chops you’ve been missing

John Dewar & Co. is closed, but some of the butcher shop’s top cuts are still sold at this one location.

Produce sold at the Pisac Market shows why Peru is a vegetarian’s paradise.

Food & Travel

High up in the Andes, bringing back Inca cuisine

When the Spanish conquered Peru, Inca culture and its cuisine were suppressed. Now people like hotel owner Holmes Pantoja are working to revive it.

Postcards of photos taken by Elsa Dorfman, the Cambridge photographer and subject of a new documentary by Oscar winner Errol Morris.


Errol Morris’s Elsa Dorfman film to screen at upcoming festivals

“The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography,” is screening at both the New York Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Chelsey Russell.

Former Boston Marathoner dies while saving her son

It started with a splash and a scream, and then another splash.

Carlton Fisk


At TPC, Boston sports stars are par for the course

There will be no shortage of Boston sports legends at TPC Boston in Norton on Monday.

They’re well Konnected! at Fenway

The Red Sox and Get Konnected! will honor some of Boston’s most influential professionals at Fenway on Monday night

Quote of the day: Amy Schumer

‘I have this sense of entitlement that I should be able to feel comfortable at all times, like I could go to bed at any moment in what I’m wearing.’ AMY SCHUMER, on why events like the Met Gala aren’t her thing

Kenny Chesney on stage Friday at Gillette Stadium.


Kenny Chesney salutes the home team at Gillette

Chesney wore a Patriots tank top while performing Friday in Foxborough.

Parents having a talk with teenage boy; Shutterstock ID 267540992; PO: living 8/1


How do you tell your kids about your not-so-savory past?

As a parent, we owe our children more and more transparency as they get older.

“I was able to imagine that in the future there was room for joy. I think it’s very easy to lose sight of that when you’re reading all this apocalyptic stuff,” says Thier about “cli-fi” novels.

In his novel, Aaron Thier takes the long view on climate change

“Mr. Eternity” is oddly hopeful and very funny, even as its characters misconstrue the past, present, and future.

One of many door knockers found on Beacon Hill.

Peripheral vision

Knockin’ on Beacon Hill’s door. . .

Photo essay of Beacon Hill door knockers, by David Ryan

Love Letters

It doesn’t feel like we’re ‘best friends’

He treats me like a girlfriend, but whenever we discuss relationships, he always says he’s not ready and that we are “best friends.”


Feeling burnt out at home? It could be all those work e-mails.

Our use of work e-mail after hours is causing emotional exhaustion and taking a toll on family life.

Ask Amy

Children in the buff shouldn’t be on Facebook

I have a girlfriend who constantly posts naked pictures of her 3-year-old son.


Bianca de la Garza guests on ‘Hollywood Today Live’

The former Channel 5 anchor is going bicoastal.