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

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats reviews

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

Latest Food & Dining headlines

Korean soft tofu stew (soondubu jjigae).

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Recipes: Korean soups with choose-your-adventure spiciness

Warm up with these easy and delicious dishes featuring soft tofu and kimchi.

THE INFORMER

The Informer: An art exhibit, a school vacation program, and a cooking class

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Swordfish at Lion’s Tail.

Quick bite

Where to drink cocktails called Good Luck Finding a DJ Who Can Move & Shake Like Thissssssss and Paul Rudd’s Hawaiian Name in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Wild things are shaking at Lion’s Tail in the South End’s Ink Block complex.

Carl Dooley, the chef at The Table at Season to Taste.

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These two chefs make for a tasty team

Two of the hottest chefs around — Carl Dooley and Mark McCann — join forces for a one-night-only feast Feb. 22.

A beer in the Barrel House Z tap room.

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Taste your way through the tap room at Barrel House Z

A visit to the Weymouth operation is a lesson in the possibilities of barrel aging.

MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 13: Protestors gather at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attend a rally against President Donald Trumps policy on immigration February 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As well groups are calling for a general strike against controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke who plans to turn sheriffs into immigration agents. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

‘Day Without Immigrants’ aims to show importance of migrants

The boycott calls for immigrants not to attend work, open their businesses, spend money, or even send their children to school.

The Flatbread Company (Davis Square site above) is opening its first Boston location.

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Buttermilk & Bourbon on tap, Flatbread is spreading, and other restaurant news

Plus: Ivan Ramen is popping up at Uni.

Maura Kilpatrick (left) and Ana Sortun of Oleana in Cambridge are up for James Beard awards for outstanding pastry chef and outstanding chef, respectively.

Who are the semifinalists for the 2017 James Beard awards?

This year sees many contenders for national nominations in the Boston area and beyond.

Alsace-inspired sausages and sauerkraut with “sun-kissed” riesling

FROM THE BAR

Sauerkraut and a sun-kissed wine at Kirkland Tap & Trotter

What to drink with choucroute garnie? This riesling is just right.

Dogfish Head’s Flesh & Blood IPA

BOTTLES

Six beers you should be drinking right now

A ton of new brews have hit the stores since early January. Out right now, these selections are worth trying.

How do you spell ‘Happy Birthday’ in Braille?

Donna’s Cakes in West Roxbury designs cakes with messages that blind customers can read for themselves.

Adrian Miller, author of “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas.”

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The African-Americans in the White House kitchen

In his new book, “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet,” Adrian Miller explores a previously untold part of black history.

Beef sirloin with tallow bread pudding at Oak + Rowan.

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Oak + Rowan brings cocktail carts and caviar to Fort Point

The sister restaurant to Newburyport’s Ceia and Brine arrives in Boston, bringing culinary ambition along with it.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: How to cook cioppino, the impressive seafood stew (that’s secretly not that hard to make)

The briny, savory dish conjures up Italian-American San Francisco.

Recipe: Sugar cookies are even sweeter sandwiched with chocolate ganache

A mixture of chocolate and cream holds things together.

Scoop & Pick

Olives can’t escape this utensil

Get the slippery suckers out of the jar with this scoop.

These teas are said to have restorative powers. They’re made from local mushrooms.

Tamim Teas feature shiitake, reishi, maitake, lion’s mane, and chaga mushrooms, along with plenty of flavorful herbs.

Baked semolina polenta with mushrooms

The Confident Cook

A streamlined path to perfect polenta

Hold the cornmeal. This version is made with semolina, and it’s as light as a souffle.

Chicken kebab with rice pilaf, hummus, and cabbage salad at Fairouz in West Roxbury.

Cheap Eats

At Fairouz in West Roxbury, sharing the tastes of the Lebanese table

A dentist missing the dishes of home finds a solution: Open a restaurant.

duck breast

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Recipes: Easy ways to transform duck breasts into a special dinner

Their full flavor and air of sophistication suit them well for Valentine’s Day.

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Where to Eat

Where to eat in Greater Boston

A sampling of the area’s best restaurants, from Globe critics.

Cutting Edge | Magazine

A novel solution to keeping wine fresh

Boston startup Kuvee brings a modern approach to the classic problem of leftover libations.

The savory bacon and egg oat bowl at Oat Shop in Somerville.

Quick Bite

Now Somerville has a cafe devoted solely to oatmeal

Oat Shop is for all you cereal monogamists out there.

The new PricewaterhouseCoopers building at 101 Seaport Boulevard (second from left) hosts a slew of openings in the coming weeks.

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Seaport gets a whole lot of lunch, where to find al fresco fire pits, and other restaurant news

Plus: B3 will serve up Southern food from a Hungry Mother alum and live music from Berklee musicians.

Tim Hanni

Sips

Why you like what you like, explained by a Master of Wine

Yes, you have a “vinotype,” says Tim Hanni. Are you tolerant, sensitive, hypersensitive, or sweet?

Bottles

Fat Tire and more roll into Massachusetts

New Belgium Brewing Co., the nation’s fourth-largest craft brewery, is expanding into the state.

From the Bar

How to make Pagu’s Mount Tamalpais cocktail

Forget cloying pink drinks. This one’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and perfectly balanced.

Now you can spiralize your citrus too

It’s not just for zucchini and butternut squash anymore.

By the Glass

Everything you need to know about Italian sparkling wine for Valentine’s Day

For starters: All Prosecco is not created equal. Here’s how to decipher the labels.

Pho dac biet at Pho Countryside.

Cheap Eats

City style at Pho Countryside

The Kenmore Square Vietnamese restaurant offers dishes full of fresh flavor.

The Confident Cook

A carnivore’s valentine: How to make the perfect bone-in rib eye for two

A dinner to impress, with very little effort.

Fiona's dark-chocolate bark with almonds, cranberries, and crystallized ginger by Gordon Hamersley.

Ingredients for the best homemade chocolate bark: love and imagination

Wrap some up for your sweetheart, engineered precisely for his or her taste.

Ethiopian coffee from Speckled Ax, a Maine coffee roaster.

Which New England products won Good Food Awards?

The prestigious awards are a coveted honor among artisanal food makers.

This spatula is a task master

It’s carefully designed to handle mixing, scraping, spreading, and more.

Chef David Bazirgan’s roasted sunchokes at Bambara Kitchen & Bar in Cambridge.

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At Cambridge’s Bambara Kitchen & Bar, a secret far too good to keep

No. 9 Park alum David Bazirgan is back in town after a decade in the Bay Area. His dazzling work at Bambara is an open secret.

Recipe: How to make your own chocolate bark for Valentine’s Day

This version includes almonds, cranberries, and ginger, but customize as you wish..

Huevos rancheros.

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Recipes: Huevos rancheros are a can’t-miss meal any time of the day

Especially when you add in a Mexican fruit salad with mango, pineapple, lime and chili.

Protesters, including many proprietors of Yemeni-owned businesses, demonstrate against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigration from 7 Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen, outside Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York, Feb. 2, 2017. Hundreds of small neighborhood Yemeni-owned shops and bodegas closed for the day to protest the executive order. (Anthony Lanzilote/The New York Times)

Yemenis close NYC shops in protest of Trump travel ban

The shops were locked at noon and were to remain shuttered until 8 p.m., according to organizers of a late afternoon rally in downtown Brooklyn.

Squid ink oyster bao from Pagu.

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Where everybody loves ramen. And jamon too.

Pagu, a Cambridge restaurant drawing on Japanese and Spanish influences, takes its name from the Japanese word for “pug.”

Bill Brodsky

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A new concept for Wink & Nod, a live-music brunch for Club Passim, and other restaurant news

Bento boxes for lunch? Ruka has them, along with salmon tacos, fried rice, and more.

The Astor Hotel’s poolside terrace.

Cold and hungry? Miami’s dining scene is sizzling.

With all the new restaurants debuting in Miami this winter, foodies are sure to find something to please their palettes.

HOT TICKET

Finally, a semi-formal you can actually enjoy

Relive the heady sensations of middle school on Feb. 11 at Somerville’s Union Square Semi-Formal, a crawl through through four businesses -- and far more memories.

The Absinthe Cobbler at Waypoint.

Sips

How to make Waypoint’s Absinthe Cobbler

No, absinthe does not make you hallucinate. But it is a versatile addition to the bar.

Rosé and cheese at the Farmer’s Daughter

FROM THE BAR

It’s cold outside. How about some rosé?

The Farmer’s Daughter in North Easton thinks pink year-round.

The Extreme Beer Fest showcases boundary-pushing beers.

BOTTLES

What’s extreme beer? Depends when you ask.

The Extreme Beer Fest pushes the boundaries, from fruit beers and alcohol bombs to a more-nuanced notion.

Collette Divitto, owner of Collettey’s Cookies, has 60,000 orders for what she calls her “Amazing Cookie.”

When this entrepreneur with Down syndrome couldn’t find work at a bakery, she started her own

Expect to see more of Collette Divitto, the 26-year-old baker behind Collettey’s Cookies.

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Presidential coffee history, the Costco coffee habits of Michael Dukakis, and a journey for the perfect cup.