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.

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IF YOU GO . . . Glasgow

Fares on Norwegian from Providence/T.F. Green Airport to Edinburgh start at $328 roundtrip.

CAPTION: Patagonia Provisions CREDIT: Amy Kumler

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

McGreevy's, celebrated as the birthplace of Red Sox Nation, has been decorated for the World Series.

Where to watch the World Series (and get some good food and drinks)

If you aren’t lucky enough to snag a World Series ticket, you didn’t strike out. Here’s where you can still celebrate the Red Sox in Boston with sips, tours, even cupcakes.

Memories of her mother’s Pakistani Punjabi cooking inspired Mona Ahmad to create a line of stovetop dishes.

From one busy parent to another: Mona’s Curryations

Once you’ve tried Curryations, “pass the vegetables” may come to be “pass the subzi.”

Apple-cinnamon buns

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Bake these shortcake buns, filled with apples and cinnamon, in a muffin pan

Roll out a quick dough that requires no yeast and no chilling, spread with cinnamon-scented sauteed apples, and cut into thick slices. Bake like muffins.

Vegetarian lentil soup

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: A vegetarian lentil soup uses browned onions to boost the flavor

French green lentils, also called Le Puy lentils, hold their shape after cooking, so give this soup a little creaminess by pureeing some of it in a blender and adding it back to the pot.

Barre at the Bar lunch to raise money for breast cancer research

Get in a good workout, a healthy lunch, and do some good at the same time at the Corner Stop in Cohasset.

It’s safe to indulge in these chocolates

Gail and Mark Elvidge founded Vermont Nut Free Chocolates 20 years ago in Grand Isle, Vt., and the business keeps growing.

The fifth annual Massachusetts Cheese Festival, Nov. 3 at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, will showcase close to a hundred of the state’s finest artisanal cheeses.

Say cheese! Artisanal cheese festival to take place in Somerville

The fifth annual Massachusetts Cheese Festival, Nov. 3 at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, will showcase close to a hundred of the state’s finest artisanal cheeses.

By the Glass

The tangy, dry pleasures of Fino and Manzanilla sherry

Fino and its cousin Manzanilla make fine sippers before a meal. But it’s with food that these tangy, briny white wines sing.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

Is a Boston restaurant really a restaurant if Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli never worked there? Now, the Cambridge and Somerville native has a restaurant of his own — Alcove, in Boston’s West End.

hot ticket

Want to learn about wine (and have some fun)? Here’s how

A Wine Riot tasting event is geared toward Millennials who want to learn more about wine without any of the stuffy trappings.

Canton, MA 12/17/16 Trillium Brewery Company...for all zone piece on breweries....scenes here on an early Saturday afternoon, perpetual (or so it seemed) lines at both the taproom and retail counters, opposite ends of the building. ( George Rizer for the Globe ) for SOWK reporter : Elisabeth Townsend......HERE, IN THE RETAIL SECTION OF THE PLANT, bottled and canned product awaiting sale...background, constant line of folks waiting to buy..

Trillium’s new brewery and restaurant in Fort Point opens

While the grand opening event isn’t until Oct. 29, the new brewery and restaurant opened its doors on Friday, and the crowds streamed in.

A patron of Rebel Rebel with a glass of wine at the bar.

Quick Bite

At Rebel Rebel, you can mingle with wine professionals, or just drink like one

Somerville bar Rebel Rebel is a celebration of natural wine.

21nodine -- A light, garlicky sautŽed blanket of red and yellow grape tomatoes topped a tender, moist cod, paired with a swoon-worthy classic cheese risotto. (Kathy Shiels Tully)


Gogo eat at this seaside treasure in Winthrop

Recreations of classic Italian dishes — freshly made pasta, arancini, red sauce — all come from recipes stored in Roseann Jaworski’s memory.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli has opened Alcove, near North Station.


Tables: Alcove opens near North Station; Fuku spices up the Seaport

Restaurant news you can use.

Pepperoni pizza at Regina Pizzeria in the North End.


Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country?

TripAdvisor says so, but here’s why you should take that with a grain of powdered Parmesan.

This is the Knockout: A spicy fried chicken sandwich with seasoned cabbage and knockout sauce.

Fuku to open this weekend, spicing up the Seaport

David Chang opened Fuku in New York City’s East Village in 2015 and quickly drew a following for fried chicken sandwiches. But these are no ordinary sandwiches.

Spiced turkey cutlets.

Cooking | Magazine

Christopher Kimball: Three easy weeknight recipes with an international twist

Quick and delicious recipes from his new cookbook, “Milk Street: Tuesday Nights.”

The RotterTram on Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. The vintage 1969 tram is now used as a dining car and does a complete tour of the Dutch city.

The RotterTram, a sightseeing tram that’s also a dining car

It offers a fixed-price meal with drinks during the course of a ride that lasts 2½ hours and travels over some 18 miles of tracks throughout the city.

Regina Pizzeria’s classic cheese pizza.

TripAdvisor says the best pizzeria in the country is right here in Boston

This Boston mainstay took the top honor based on TripAdvisor reviews, beating out New York City’s Bleecker Street Pizza.

El Pelon Taqueria’s fried plantains

What She’s Having

Turning back time with plantains in the Fenway

A lot’s changed in the neighborhood when it comes to food. El Pelon’s $5.75 plate of plantains hasn’t.

Apples? Brussels sprouts? Pumpkin spice? Squash? Must be fall in New England.


It’s fall in New England. Please enjoy this Brussels sprout latte.

A tongue-in-cheek guide to the region’s autumnal delights.

‘Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine-nut salsa’

CookBook Review

Yotam Ottolenghi’s newest book has the word ‘simple’ in the title. Surprisingly, a lot of it is.

Ottolenghi’s books have a cult following, but even devotees whisper about how complicated it is to cook from them. With “Ottolenghi SIMPLE,” we get many quick, easy, appealing recipes.

David Zilber runs Noma’s fermentation lab.


Q&A with Noma’s René Redzepi and David Zilber of famed restaurant Noma

In a new book, Noma’s chef and owner, René Redzepi, and David Zilber, who runs the restaurant’s fermentation lab, set out to demystify the restaurant’s approach to fermentation in a how-to aimed at home cooks.

Waku, a wellness tea with roots in Ecuador

With help from Babson College’s Summer Venture Program for student entrepreneurs and a successful crowd-funding campaign, two men who grew up on Ecuador launched the product last fall.

Trade those trademark mice for ghosts — for a month at least

L.A. Burdick’s little ghosts are hand-piped and filled with dark chocolate ganache blended with pumpkin, spices, and cider, and enrobed in a sheet of white chocolate.

Apple-caramel pudding cake

Recipe: Pudding cakes, like this one with apples and caramel, are old-fashioned, magical desserts

In the oven, the batter in a pudding cake rises to the top, forming a cake, while the liquids sink to the bottom to make a sauce.

Sheet-pan chicken with balsamic peppers

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Your trusty sheet pan holds chicken breasts surrounded by colorful balsamic peppers

Choose a combination of red, orange, and yellow bell peppers for this chicken dish.

Inside Noma’s sleek fermentation lab

Located in a former military warehouse that was converted earlier this year into the restaurant’s sleek and elegant new home — known as Noma 2.0 — the fermentation lab was designed from the ground up by David Zilber, head of fermentation for the restaurant.

Boston’s on board

Vermont’s JK Adams, known for their beautifully crafted serving boards and trays, added the Cityscape Collection, a series of servers engraved with eight US city skylines, including Boston.

Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine-nut salsa

Ottolenghi’s skin-crisped salmon fillets with pine-nut salsa was mentioned in a British movie

A salmon dish in “Ottolenghi SIMPLE” is attributed to Bridget Jones because of a line in the movie “Bridget Jones’s Baby” about the dish; it didn’t exist until now.

Hot, charred cherry tomatoes with cold yogurt

From ‘Ottolenghi SIMPLE,’ cherry tomatoes are charred and spooned over yogurt

In the cookbook “Ottolenghi SIMPLE,” the author writes, “One of the beauties of this dish lies in the exciting contrast between the hot, juicy tomatoes and fridge-cold yogurt.”

Cauliflower, chickpeas, and greens

The confident cook

Recipe: Use the prep-as-you-go method for this one-pan dish of cauliflower, chickpeas, and greens

Many dishes require a time-consuming mise en place (everything prepped). Not this one.


Cheers to beers made with grain that’s malted locally

Of the four main ingredients in beer — water, hops, yeast, and grain — the latter might get the least credit.

Getting Salty with Jo Megwa of Piattini and Ora

Megwa grew up in East Boston, the youngest of 10 children. She’s the only one not born in Italy — but you’d never know it.

Mr. Coors, who was chairman of Adolph Coors Co. from 1959 to 2000, talked about the Molson-Coors merger at the Coors brewery in 2005.

William Coors, ultraconservative head of brewery, dies at 102

The brewing company executive’s anti-union policies incurred boycotts and the wrath of organized labor, civil rights groups, and minorities.

Black Pepper-Caramelized Apple Salad.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Apple salads with Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and even caramel

Make the most of the fall harvest with these seasonal salad options.

Where to Eat

Where to eat in Greater Boston

A selection of recent dining reviews from around the region, by Globe critics.

Maine lobster ravioli with rock shrimp scampi sugo from Tuscan Kitchen Seaport

Getting a taste of Union Square vs. the Seaport

Somerville’s Union Square versus Boston’s Seaport. We set out to compare a night out in both neighborhoods. Here is what we found.

The traditional short-rib-and-ale pie at The James.


The James elevates the Irish bar experience

Henry and Dowling looked at more than a dozen potential spots for their pub. Then they heard about the location tucked just off Great Plain Avenue in Needham.

Boston- 6/21/2016 Saltie Girl on Dartmouth Street. Owner Kathy Sidell. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(arts)


Tables: Erbaluce will close at year’s end, MET Natick opens, and a retro arcade debuts

Restaurant news you can use.

Quick Bite

Saloniki goes to Harvard

The third and flagship location of Greek fast-casual restaurant Saloniki has a larger menu than its siblings in the Fenway and Central Square.

Some of the food offerings at Versus on Province Street.

A new arcade-themed bar called Versus opens in downtown Boston this week

Versus — which will feature games like “Ms. Pac Man,” “Mortal Kombat,” Skee-Ball, and cornhole — opens to the public at noon Thursday.

A New Hampshire restaurant is offering an unusual reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a burglar who allegedly stole thousands of dollars: free steak tips “for the duration” of the culprit’s time behind bars.

New Hampshire tavern offers steak tips as reward for tracking down burglar

They’re willing to trade some steak tips for some inside tips.

Thuy Le and Jason Santos


Fellow chefs turn out for Jason Santos’s wedding

The season seven runner-up on “Hell’s Kitchen” and Thuy Le, a pharmaceutical sales rep, tied the knot at the Hillside Country Club in Rehoboth on Sunday.

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.