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Cashew shakes.

Rich, creamy, and healthy cashew shakes

You can use the vanilla as a coffee creamer, or pour the shakes into molds and freeze them into popsicles.

BOTTLES
Michael Fairbrother.

Finding sweet success in the mead-making business

There's an art to making good honey wine, says Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery in New Hampshire.

GETTING SALTY
Alexis Cervasio runs East Boston Oysters and plans to open a grocery store in the neighborhood soon.

East Boston Oysters founder Alexis Cervasio muscles into the grocery game, championing working moms

The pop-up impresario opens a storefront later this year with a mission to give employees better work-life balance.

WHAT SHE'S HAVING
When you and your friends are fully vaxed, and you're reading to entertain again, start with drinks outdoors and a hearty cheese hors d’oeuvre such as (clockwise from top): Roasted Pecorino with Honey and Walnuts; Baked Feta with Tomatoes; Ricotta with Fig Jam.

When it’s time to have friends over again, don’t get too ambitious

Start with drinks on your patio or balcony and a hearty cheese hors d’oeuvre to ease back into entertaining.

DEVRA FIRST
Newbury Street has been a mix of outdoor dining oases among several permanently shuttered Back Bay restaurants.

Amid restaurant closures in Boston, there is an opportunity to reshape the city’s dining scene for years to come

Statewide, 3,400 establishments — 23 percent of the total — closed permanently during the pandemic, according to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. But alongside all of this loss, the vacancies in Boston now present an opportunity.


TABLES
The spread at the South End's Brasserie.

Venice Pizza returns to Dorchester, Comfort Kitchen pops up in Jamaica Plain, and Brasserie says bonjour to Harrison Avenue

Restaurant news you can use.

QUICK BITE
Torta Victoria at La Victoria taqueria in Belmont.

Belmont Center gets a tasty, efficient taqueria

La Victoria opens a third location, serving tacos and tortas.

Chef Daniel Humm stands for a portrait inside his restaurant Eleven Madison Park in 2017. The highly acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park announced on Monday that it would no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens next month.

One of the world’s best restaurants — NYC’s Eleven Madison Park — is going meatless

“The way we eat meat, it is not sustainable,” chef Daniel Humm said of the decision to take meat and seafood off the menu when the restaurant reopens post-pandemic.

TRAVEL
A visitor walks along the Main Street USA at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on April 30.

What it’s like to work where the magic happens

Nothing can emotionally prepare you for seeing Goofy holding his own head, taking a smoke break.

DEVRA FIRST
Crispy shrimp tacos and a prickly pear margarita at Barra in Somerville.

This Cinco de Mayo, indulge in some tacos

Cinco de Mayo drives traffic to restaurants that need it more this year than ever. Here are several Mexican eateries that opened locally just before or during the pandemic where you can get your fix.

FOOD
Jasper HIll's May box.

Cheese and more, in a box to your door

Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont offers subscribers a monthly delivery of three cheeses and three other items, such as cured meats, crackers, special vinegars or syrups, and barware.

Flourish flour

Bay State Milling brings us Flourish, a healthier all-purpose flour

It has five times more fiber than unbleached white flour.

FOOD
This outstanding Spanish red earns a thumbs up.

This outstanding Spanish red earns a thumbs up

The wine “Vara y Pulgar” is as distinctive as the traditional pruning method for which it’s named.