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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Quick Bite

An early look at Pammy’s, Cambridge’s new Italian(ish) trattoria

Where the Bolognese contains Korean chile paste and there’s plenty of neighborhood bonhomie.

The best cheesecake east of St. Olaf

Rue La Rue Café opened earlier this year and is dedicated to all things “Golden Girls.” Think of it as the promised land for those obsessed with the classic sitcom.

Ryan Doherty is helping to transform the downtown area of Las Vegas.

Meet the Boston native helping to change the face of Vegas

A once seedy section of Vegas has found new life thanks to Boston native Ryan Doherty.

Guests to Halycon Farm can stay in one, or both, of two private rooms.

At a small Brewster farm, a chance to stay where your food is grown

Staying at Halcyon Farm isn’t just about having a place to sleep, it’s about having an experience.

Barbara Lynch.

Lynch’s low moment in a year of highs

Chef Barbara Lynch has enjoyed huge success in the last year.

Barbara Lynch

Lynch’s low moment in a year of highs

It’s impossible to know what led Lynch to get behind the wheel. It’s easier to draw contrasts between the early-morning incident and the huge success Lynch has enjoyed in the past year alone.

Tenzin Samdo

Tables: There’s so much good sandwich news these days

Those amazing Cuban sandwiches from Chez Henri are back, this time at the Automatic.

Sips: Cool off with a whiskey cooler

On a hot day, this whiskey cooler fits the mood.


Some shandys are worth your time — and some aren’t

It’s hard to know when you’ve had a subpar shandy. You can mask a bad brew with sugary juice and hide the flaws in both.

Grilled rabbit sausage on a bed of farro served alongside a 2013 from Azienda Agricola Ioppa at Bistro du Midi.

From the Bar

A pour showing nebbiolo’s lighter side pairs with rabbit sausage

Make nebbiolo a part of summertime dining.

Carolina Rendon, whose family owns Cantina La Mexicana in Union Square,  is a graduate of Nibble’s entrepreneurship program.

Nibble giving budding food entrepreneurs their chance

Three years ago, Nibble — the culinary arm of the Somerville Arts Council — launched a culinary entrepreneurship program, geared toward members of the city’s immigrant groups.

A guest is served at last year’s Taste of Ethnic Boston.

Taste of Ethnic Boston comes to the Theatre District

On July 25, a dozen of Boston’s best ethnic restaurants will come together to mark the fourth annual Taste of Ethnic Boston, this year at Venue.

Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, N.H., is a stop on the Saturday Beer Run.

Food & travel

Hop on: Growler tour brings you to N.H.’s best beers

It was a good day for drinking beer. We were on the Saturday Beer Run with Granite State Growler Tours, heading to top artisan breweries on the New Hampshire seacoast.

Seasonal Recipes

Wild stripers are a high point of summer. Saute with herbs and add homemade tartar sauce.

Coat skinless boneless striped bass with herbs and saute briefly, then serve with homemade tartar sauce with chopped pickle, capers, and lemon juice.

The Avoquado will you get you to the guacamole stage sooner

Like a Swiss army knife but with fewer moving parts, the Avoquado has a blunt wide knife at one end to cut the avocado and separate the halves. The handle is a scoop.

A vegetarian meal of grilled eggplant with bold harissa mayo and peppery arugula on pita

A summery vegetarian meal starts with grilled pita, and adds layers of harissa mayo, grilled eggplant, and peppery arugula tossed with cherry tomatoes.


A wildlife presentation, a tomato cooking class, and an r&b show

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

The nightlife scene in Salt Lake City is fun for all.

Christopher Muther

For real: Salt Lake City is America’s super gay, super cool hipster haven

Salt Lake City has turned into a gay Mecca and is on its way to achieving hipster status. This isn’t a joke.

Quick Bite

At Cunard Tavern, octopus dumplings and Nutella Fluffernutters are both at home

Cunard Tavern in East Boston is the latest from Phil and Filippo Frattaroli featuring offbeat pub grub prepared by Eastie native Anthony Pino.

Bar manager Adrian Navarro mixes cocktails in the new Bully Boy tasting room.

Bully Boy Distillers, Roxbury’s cool craft cocktail hot spot

The intimate, 26-seat tasting room evokes a Prohibition-era speakeasy — minus the need for a password or secret knock.

Jigger’s Diner on Main Street in East Greenwich.

Nothing beats a real diner — and R.I. has them

Lots of places call themselves diners, but they are mere counter restaurants. Diners are prefabricated buildings where diverse fare is served at a good price and in a fun atmosphere.

The labyrinth walk at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires.

Find your perch for next month’s solar eclipse

We may not be in the “path of totality,” but we can still have a totally good time.

Diners at Shojo in Chinatown in 2012.


Lobster rolls in the Fenway and cheese curds in Brookline

Fans of classic Kennebunk, Maine, pit-stop Bennett’s Sandwich Shop don’t need to head north on Interstate 95 any longer.


Expect a personal touch when Remnant Brewing opens in Somerville’s Bow Market

Full details on the market are still being fleshed out, but think dozens of vendors offering food, drinks, and other goods out of tiny stalls.

HBO series

Bloody good cocktail ideas for ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

Arya’s List? The Last Lannisters? Here are a few suggestions for what to drink while watching “Game of Thrones” on Sunday.

Here’s a look at the Eiffel Tower restaurant Trump and Macron will dine at

The Eiffel Tower’s Jules Verne restaurant is accessible only by private elevator and is 120 meters above ground.

Macaroni and cheese is a popular entree for children at the Full Moon restaurant.

Don’t fret, parents: With a little more work, mac and cheese can still be part of the meal plan

Packaged mac and cheese is having a bad day. This recipe might cheer you and your kids up.

French President Emmanuel Macron will host US President Donald Trump for talks on Thursday before heading to dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant 'Le Jules Verne' up on the Eiffel Tower.

What’s Trump eating tonight? Blue lobster, possibly. With an incredible view of Paris

The president may expand his culinary horizons in Paris.

From left: Greek-style iced coffee (frappe), German-style iced coffee (eiskaffee), and Portuguese-style iced coffee with lemon (mazagran).

Cooking | Magazine

Add an international twist to your iced coffee with these recipes

Americans raised on Coolattas may be surprised to learn that the rest of the world has its own ideas about iced coffee.

The Yucatan Monk at Bambara

From the Bar

Yellow Chartreuse gives French panache to margarita-esque drink

One thing the French always deliver on is enchanting aromas.

Turtle Swamp opened Memorial Day weekend in an old auto repair shop on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.


Turtle Swamp Brewery opens in JP

Turtle Swamp opened Memorial Day weekend in an old auto repair shop right on Washington Street.

 Ben and Lorin Smaha of Park City, Utah, took top honors in last weekend's World's Best Lobster Roll competition in Portland, Maine. Both have New England roots.

Utah winners of Best Lobster Roll competition didn’t think they’d stand a chance

After setting up shop last Saturday in Portland, Ben and Lorin Smaha of Freshies Lobster in Park City quickly realized they were doing something right.

A tasting bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon.

Nestor Ramos

With Van Winkle’s latest ‘unicorn,’ bourbon may have jumped the shark

Somewhere on its journey from bottom shelf to top of mind, bourbon crossed an event horizon of some sort.

Recipe: Granola with cranberries and pepitas

Once you see how easy it is to make, you may never buy it again.

Troy Sankey (left) and Sam Christy mix oats to make granola at First Church Somerville.

Sam Christy’s granola is a group effort, and worth the wait

The granola co-op currently has five members, and each month two members are responsible for making granola for the whole group.

Margherita grilled pizza (top), fig salad with shrimp (middle), and primavera with cream sauce (above) at BenCotto on Hanover Street.

Cheap Eats

New North End spot BenCotto is pitch-perfect for the neighborhood

The Hanover Street restaurant knows what its clientele want: big plates of pasta, pizza, and seafood.

The confident cook

If your garden is overflowing with produce, make a quick brine and pickle the harvest

Make a quick vinegar brine, pack it into a mason jar with whatever vegetables you bring home from the farmers’ market or pluck from your own garden and you’ve got quick summer pickles.

Wheat growing at Four Star Farms in Northfield.

A growing appetite for flour from local grains

Regionally-grown and milled wheat flour, stoneground cornmeal, and gluten-free buckwheat are increasingly available at groceries, specialty stores, and by mail order.

Seasonal Recipes

Move this classic cold soup of potatoes, leeks, and cream to the front of your summer recipe box

A French chef in the early 20th century takes credit for introducing vichyssoise to an American audience. It’s still popular a hundred years later.

Seasonal Recipes

A platter of roasted marble potatoes is an appealing course all on its own

Tiny golden potatoes are boiled first, smashed with the heel of your hand, then roasted until golden. Serve with herb aioli as a course on its own or with grilled fish or meat.


Fany Gerson tells you what makes Mexican ice cream special

Gerson, who lives in New York and sells frozen treats at her La Newyorkina shops, traveled throughout Mexico to research regional ice cream recipes for her new book.

Cool gadget: The Chef’n SpiceCube Herb Freezer Tray

When you need herbs for a sauce or soup, pop out a frozen cube.

Shot glasses made of Himalayan salt

Imagine being able to give tequila an all-natural salt boost without the usual salty mess.

Sid Wainer outlet: You name it, and they most likely have it

The Gourmet Outlet is a branch of Sid Wainer & Son, a prominent specialty foods importer and distributor.

Jerk Wings were among several “small plates” that diners can mix and match.


In Beverly, a fusion gem needing only polish

Alma Caribbean Fusion on Route 1A is easy to miss, but worth finding.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Making a meal out of Greek appetizers

Flavorful meze can be the start of a great dinner or a meal on their own.

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.