By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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‘The ability to text a restaurant and get a quick direct answer to one’s question seems like a game changer’
Boston-based startup Open City aims to simplify communications between restaurants and customers.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Three ways to prepare all that surplus zucchini
Awash in squash? Fear not — we have three recipes to keep you ahead of the August onslaught.
Now that’s some aged cheese: Researchers say world’s oldest known solid cheese found in an Egyptian tomb
Alas, there were no crackers. The world’s oldest known cheese was found in an Egyptian tomb that dates back to the 13th century BC.
In West Medford, tantalizing tastes of Mexico
Chimichurris offers tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, and other dishes based on tried-and-true recipes.
At Tuscan Kitchen, the sounds of Old Blue Eyes
Swing alongside Frank Sinatra lookalike and longtime impersonator Michael Dutra, who moonlights as the “Sultan of Swoon.”
Home Taste comes to Arlington Heights
Why the new digs? “Many of our Watertown customers are from Arlington and were asking us if we’d deliver,” she tells me. It takes over the La Posada space not far from the Lexington border.
Tables: Fool’s Errand opens at last
Tiffani Faison says that she modeled the standing-room-only space after her favorite tapas bars in Barcelona and Madrid.
Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again
A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state again for opposing his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday.
New England’s many ties to space exploration
The path to space runs through Worcester.
The VIP Lounge | Marshall Crenshaw
The VIP Lounge with Marshall Crenshaw
We caught up with the “Someday, Someway” rocker to talk about all things travel.
Here, there, and everywhere
Sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen local restaurants and caterers during the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Sept. 20-23.
How to get ready for the next fun-filled chapter in Maine
The “Maine Play Book” is organized by season, and each section features farms, nature preserves, and parks, as well as events and activities for families.
You might think there are more vegetarians than ever. You’d be wrong
The number of Americans who self-identify as vegetarian or vegan has remained steady over the past 20 years — and it’s still a pretty small group, according to a recent Gallup poll.
Pass the grated cheese: MIT researchers uncover major spaghetti findings
MIT researchers have discovered a way to break uncooked spaghetti noodles in two. Stop smirking — they say the breakthrough could have implications far beyond the kitchen.
How to make the most of farmers’ markets now
Here are six things to know before you hit that local farmer’s market. And if you don’t know where the closest one is, we’ve got you covered.
There’s a new Girl Scout cookie in town (but not all towns): Caramel Chocolate Chip
The gluten-free, peanut-free treat is made with caramel, chocolate chips, and sea salt. The new flavor was announced today, and selling season begins Dec. 4.
Recipe: Pattypan squash and candy-striped beet salad with basil pistou and peppercress
This hot-weather medley is a game changer to the eyes and palate.
Recipe: B.L.T. (bacon, lobster, and tomato) pasta salad
This salad is a stunner at swanky patio dinner parties, but also casual enough to take on a beach picnic.
Summer salads to keep your tastebuds guessing
These recipes from local chefs are both deliciously unusual and unusually delicious — a snap to toss together at home.
Recipe: Welcome to the modern pantry. You can make blueberry jam in the microwave.
A single jar of jam, made in minutes, comes in handy when you want to coddle houseguests or take a homemade jar to a friend.
Recipe: Guests will cry with joy over crispy chicken sandwiches with sriracha mayo
Add golden, spicy chicken thighs to rice dishes, top a salad with big chunks, use them shredded as the centerpiece of tacos, or tuck them into soft, toasted buns.
The confident cook
Recipe: Local grilled swordfish steaks are spectacular with fresh corn relish
North Atlantic swordfish and a relish made from freshly picked corn are the best of the sea and fields in this region.
Getting Salty with Nathan Sigel of Tempo
In 2005, Sigel opened the restaurant on Waltham’s Moody Street. Since then, he’s seen the area change from a quiet strip of mom-and-pop spots to a bustling destination.
Beautiful upcycled cutting and serving boards
Like he does with his furniture, Jeff Soderbergh handcrafts the boards from trees that came down in storms or are at the end of their life.
Don’t drive by Drive-By Pies
Fran Kolenik recently opened the Brookline shop a half-year after closing the beloved BakerBaker in West Roxbury.
This ‘granola’ has no grains and oats, but it does have coffee and coconut
The new product from GrandyOats is gluten-free, organic, and made in a solar-powered bakery.
What She’s Having
It was hot, but we still had to eat
What’s so wrong with downing a whole bowl of queso for lunch?
Sips: Another Sun God is a tribute to the classic margarita
About 56 percent of women and 44 percent of men rank it as their favorite. It’s also a top pick among bartenders with a penchant for taking creative license.
Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead
Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Spicy Korean-style ribs, on the grill
A complex red chili paste called gochujang gives these tasty treats just the right amount of heat.
Toast summer at ’72 block party
The 72 Shrewsbury Street restaurant building hosts its first annual block party on Aug. 26.
Greater Boston author readings week of Aug. 12-18
A weekly calendar of literary events.
Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law
Agency had overruled its scientists, who determined that chlorpyrifos is harmful.
Chickadee takes flight in the Seaport
The Mediterranean-influenced restaurant from No. 9 Park alums is located in the Innovation and Design Building.
Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law
A court ruled that the Trump administration kept the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite scientific evidence that it can harm babies’ brains.
A Latin vibe at Casa Caña in Allston, and a celebrated chef settles on Italian in South Boston
Restaurant news you can use.
Mass. residents can save 13 percent on liquor in N.H. through Sept. 3
To highlight New Hampshire’s tax-free status, the state liquor commission is offering discounts at its outlet stores for out-of-staters equal to double each state’s sales tax rate.
Where to have fun with your dog around Boston
Summer and fall are the perfect seasons for hitting the road and getting outside with your dog. And the adventures range far beyond your local dog park.
Are there too many restaurants in Boston and not enough diners?
The closing of Cambridge’s Les Sablons sent chills through the industry as a growing list of experienced owners call it quits on some spots.
UMass Amherst chef Tony Jung gets cooking on the ‘Today’ show
The university won Princeton Review’s Best Campus Food award for the third year in a row.
Over-the-top milkshakes at Kaffeology in Newport
Try the s’mores shake — with graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate, and torched marshmallows — or this summer’s special “unicorn” shake.
R.I. Police shut down kids’ lemonade stand at tourist spot
Officials shut down the stand at Newport’s famed Cliff Walk, citing a local ordinance aimed at keeping the trail commercial free.
The art and the deal at Talulla
What’s on the plate here? Precision and prettiness.
A customer couldn’t find any ginger in Canada Dry ginger ale, so she’s suing
It’s not the first lawsuit to hold the company to task for its ingredient list.
FOOD & TRAVEL
A food hall tour of the Big Apple
In addition to choice, the one-stop-shopping eateries offer shelter and a feeling of community.
America’s Test Kitchen welcomes kids into the kitchen
The brand officially debuts with the ATK Kids Fest on Sept. 16, featuring cooking demos, food-related science experiments, and samples.