Munch Madness

// It’s the Final Four

We’re nearing the end of the tournament: Only four restaurants remain. Vote now for your favorite.

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.

Latest Food & Dining headlines

A Charlie Chaplin at Justine’s, a speak-easy style bar.

Globe Magazine

Where to grab a drink in Providence

From hidden speak-easies to a rooftop bar where you can see and be seen, Providence pours some pretty fantastic cocktails.

In the colder months, Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market (above) draws food lovers seeking Rhode Island’s best produce, meat, seafood, and food products. The first Saturday in May the scene shifts outdoors to the Hope Street Farmers Market in Providence.

Globe Magazine

Shopping Providence’s best farmers market

Don’t miss these delicious finds at the Hope Street Farmers Market.


From Smuttynose, a beer of a different color

Smuttynose Brewing Company’s Blackberry Short Weisse is as pleasing as it is purple.

This delicious wine goes well with pillowy potato gnocchi sauced with wild boar Bolognese.

From the Bar

A badger, some boar, some gnocchi, a pour

At Viale in Cambridge, try this 2014 Barbera d’Asti with the fanciful name.

Maine lobster okonomiyaki at Pabu in the Millennium Tower.

dining out

In the Millennium Tower, a visit to Pabu, where the sashimi is pristine

When the elevator is private, when a celebrity chef is involved, and when the fish soup costs $59, Pabu — “pub” in Japanese — has lost the right to the term.

A think tank for food

Boston’s first Food Tank Summit features talks and panel discussions centered around food security, agriculture, policy, and innovation.

Bob Holmes is author of “Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense.”


What is the science behind flavor?

Science writer Bob Holmes explores “our most neglected sense” in a book on the subject.

By the Glass

Riesling: How sweet is it anyway?

Entry-level pours from the Rheingau offer both artisanship and everyday enjoyment.

The Confident Cook

How to make whole roast fish, restaurant style

You know that whole branzino you see on every fancy menu? It’s pretty easy to prepare at home.

Lunch-size margherita pizza at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza of Newton.

Cheap Eats

Review: In Newton, pizza two ways at Anthony’s and Stone L’Oven

You don’t have to walk far to stumble on a good pie in this town.

Pickles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Rosen’s fermented vegetables are deliciously sour, garlicky, and crunchy.

Seasonal recipes

Recipe: roasted root vegetable soup

A main-course bowl stocked with intensely flavored, caramelized beets, turnips, fennel, and more.

Recipe: honey-glazed pork

This simple technique yields a richly lacquered roast.

It’s syrup season at Ioka Valley Farm

The Hancock farm will be boiling from 18,000 taps this season.

City Winery founder Michael Dorf is going to open a location at One Canal Street in the West End.

New wine bar and concert venue to open near North Station

City Winery is slated to open this summer.


Goodbye, Baja Betty’s . . . Hello, Boca Grande!

A new taqueria is opening in Brookline Village.

Lobster Poutine Stak

The new ballpark food at Fenway Park this year? Lobster poutine.

In addition to Chris Sale, Red Sox fans can look forward to a slate of exotic seafood concessions this season at Fenway.

quick bite

A visit to Frenchie, bringing savoir faire and Sancerre to the South End

This little wine bar is an oasis of neighborhood charm.

Jason Bond


A replacement for Bondir in Concord, an Indonesian pop-up for Wink & Nod, and other restaurant news

Plus: Restaurateur Jack Bardy (Beat Brasserie, The Beehive) has something new in the works.


A French red that is the first to vanish from the cellar

From Chiroubles, the highest of the Beaujolais crus, this bottle showcases the talents of winemaker Jean-Pierre Large.

Grilled pork banh mi.

Cooking | Magazine

Vietnamese banh mi recipes to relish

Three takes on the classic Saigon-style sandwich make for a crunchy, flavorful meal.

Mark Hellendrung, CEO of Narragansett Beer, puts in the first batch of hops in Pawtucket, R.I.

When brewers collaborate, or how Narragansett returned to Rhode Island

Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, a project from Narragansett, Newburyport Brewing Co., and several other brewers and distillers, opens to the public in April.

From the Bar

How to make the Blue Room’s Upside Down cocktail

It’s a crazy mixed-up world of gin, vermouth, cognac, and Fernet.

Bridge closure leaves California’s Big Sur community reeling

Almost all the hotels, restaurants, and state parks were cut off when a bridge on the central coast crumbled last month..

Mini juicy pork dumplings at Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown.

Cheap Eats

After a decade, Gourmet Dumpling House is still going strong

The popular Chinatown restaurant often has lines snaking down the block — and not just for the dumplings.

Gill Meller, author of “Gather: Everyday Seasonal Food From a Year in Our Landscapes.”

The influential UK chef and author you haven’t heard of (yet)

When River Cottage’s Gill Meller released his first cookbook, “Gather,” the food world collectively swooned.

Bone-in skate wing at Benedetto in the Charles Hotel.

Dining Out

Benedetto, where the intelligentsia eat Italian

Don’t be surprised if you bump into nerd-celebs. And don’t neglect to order dessert.


Deborah Madison reflects on vegetarian cooking then and now

The influential cookbook author collects favorite recipes from over the decades in her latest, “In My Kitchen.”

Split roast chicken with zucchini and ricotta under the skin

The confident cook

Yet another technique for roasting chicken? This time treat it like ravioli.

In this recipe from French-cooking legend Richard Olney, you butterfly the bird, then slip a ricotta mixture under its skin.

Filmmaker Joanna James

Her documentary focuses on women working in the restaurant industry

‘A Fine Line’ looks at issues such as equal pay for equal work and parental leave.

Baie Rose Pink Pepper at Curio Spice Co.

Her store looks like an apothecary and smells like the spices of the world

In Cambridge, Claire Cheney’s Curio Spice Co. awakens your senses with aromas from Madagascar, Cambodia, Greece, and beyond.

Green Circle rotisserie chicken at Branch Line.

Branch Line’s roast chicken comes home

The Watertown restaurant is running a special takeout dinner for two.

Recipe: barley, squash, and portobello mushrooms with dill dressing

This earthy, nutty salad manages to make winter squash feel fresh again.

Orange and olive salad with citrus dressing

Recipe: orange and olive salad with citrus dressing

Bright, layered flavors make this dish a pleasure to eat.

Recipe: chocolate-rye brownies with bay leaves and almonds

These wonderful, fragrant brownies aren’t like any you’ve baked before.

Recipe: halibut with anchovies, cream, and rosemary

In this sauce, an unusual combination of ingredients tastes meant-to-be.

Recipe | The confident cook

Keep St. Patrick’s Day going with a modernized corned beef and cabbage

The Irish-American dish (a.k.a. New England Boiled Dinner) becomes something truly special with a few tweaks.

Cooking | magazine

Recipes: How to jazz up your next meat loaf

Try something a little different with these easy Italian-American, French, and all-American variations on a menu staple.

Filmmaker Joanna James.

hot ticket

Film, talk dig into topic of women chefs

Boston Public Market will host an event to preview a trailer for a forthcoming documentary exploring the challenges of women in the restaurant industry.

Supervisor Stanley Robinson serves up Chlostess Cupcakes at by CHLOE.

Quick Bite

An early look at by CHLOE

Come to this Seaport District bastion of vegan cuisine for kale with a side of envy.

Dave Jick of Dave’s Fresh Pasta and Semolina


Dave’s Fresh Pasta to open Semolina, Frenchie brings on brunch, and other restaurant news

Plus, Juliet introduces an Italian Sunday supper. It’s called Romeo’s, of course.

The Smokey Taylor at Franklin Cafe


How to make Franklin Cafe’s Smokey Taylor cocktail

The Moscow Mule goes to Mexico.


Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center approve one-day strike

Nine stories you may have missed Tuesday from the world of business.

Chef Ken Oringer is nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s 2017 outstanding restaurateur award.

New England has a strong presence on this year’s James Beard award list

Ken Oringer, Maura Kilpatrick, and Karen Akunowicz are among the finalists for the prestigious food-world honors.

A flight of beers at Hayseed Restaurant at the Smuttynose Brewing Co. in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Spring travel | Magazine

One excellent tour of New England’s brewery coast

Two beer-loving friends check out the good stuff on tap from Ipswich, Mass., to Freeport, Maine.

2/4/17 Salem, MA -- Tasting samples lined up at Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, NH February 4, 2017. Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe

Spring Travel | Magazine

A mini glossary of beer terms

Brush up on your lingo before you brewery hop.

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.