By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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My boyfriend said he was vegetarian like me. His fridge revealed the truth
He lied about other things, too. Do I trust my gut on this one?
From ruin to castle in rural Spain (and you can eat like royalty, too)
Opening a business in such a rural spot in Spain was so risky that most banks in the region wouldn’t offer British innkeepers Tim and Claire Murray-Walker a thing. And then one finally did.
Some beyond-the-bun ideas for what to throw on the grill this weekend
Try zucchini, asparagus, eggplant, onions, shrimp, swordfish, and soft-shell crabs.
Getting Salty with chef Sherry Hughes
The former journalist left the media world after two decades to train at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Now, she relates to the women she serves at the Women’s Lunch Place.
From the Bar
At Shepard, a vibrant pink is a match for bouillabaisse
Nibble the toasty bread, sip the wine, then dig in.
Cruise ship beer brewer: a dream job come true
Brewing at sea is not without challenges, but Colin Presby is undeterred.
Food & Travel
A family organized a whole trip around one meal in Modena, Italy. Was it worth it?
This family organized a whole trip around a meal at Osteria Francescana, the 2016 “World’s Best Restaurant,” in Modena, Italy. Was it worth it?
The confident cook
Recipe: Grill avocados quickly over hot coals for a smoky flavor, then top with chickpea salad
If you’re looking for another way to prepare avocados — and who isn’t? — turn on your backyard grill and set the ripe green fruits directly on the hot surface.
You might go nuts over Lavva Yogurt
The non-dairy yogurt is made with the pili nut, grown on trees in volcanic soil in Southeast Asia, and not readily available in stores in the United States.
Ikea to debut a veggie hot dog at Boston Calling — no assembly required
The Swedish furniture company, Ikea, will debut new veggie dogs at the Boston Calling music festival before a US launch in the fall.
Fruit and veggie gadgets that can change your life
We reached out to some nutritionists to find out the produce gadgets they use to help them and their families eat better in less time.
Women detail sexual misconduct allegations against Mario Batali in ‘60 Minutes’ interview
Several women who worked at a New York restaurant frequented by the celebrity chef with ties to Boston alleged in a “60 Minutes” interview that Batali tried to grope them.
In Zhoug Sauce, spice is so nice
Blended with garlic, cumin, coriander and cardamom, Zhoug Sauce is a staple in the Middle East and often stirred into hummus for a spicy kick.
Recipe: The British name for this glazed lemon loaf, brushed with syrup, is ‘drizzle cake’
When it comes out of the oven, punch holes in the cake with a skewer and brush lemon syrup on top. The syrup soaks into the cake, making it moist and citrusy.
Recipe: Sweet, spicy shrimp on skewers turn smoky after a few minutes on the grill
These shrimp skewers have it all: sweetness (brown sugar and honey), acidity (rice vinegar), salt and umami (fish sauce), heat (chile-garlic sauce), and smoke (from the grill).
New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes
Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything.
Missouri lawmakers approve measure regulating fake meat
Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that bans companies from labeling lab-grown meat products or meat substitutes as meat.
COOKING | MAGAZINE
Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine
Wine, well-chosen fruit, and modest sweetening are all sangria needs to be great.
An early look at part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake
The three-part layered lemon and elderflower wedding cake for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have an ‘‘ethereal’’ taste and an unusual display, the baker said.
Free al fresco offerings at The Street Chestnut Hill
Can’t make it to the beach? Go to Route 9 instead.
At Blue Dalia in Natick, there’s a margarita waiting just beyond the checkout lane
A look at Blue Dalia, a Mexican restaurant inside a Wegmans inside the mall in Natick.
Hello Backyard Betty’s, goodbye Central Bistro
Restaurant news you can use.
Massachusetts-made wine from Portuguese grapes
Montez could have sourced fruit from California, but looked instead to Transmontano, in northeastern Portugal, where his family’s vineyard and winery are located.
1,000 eggs, 500 bangers, 136 jams: A royal wedding viewing party menu by the numbers
What does it take to host a bash for 264 royal wedding fans in Boston? You might be surprised.
Say ‘I do’ to some classic British recipes
Any wedding viewing party should certainly come with festive royal food.
For an otherworldly splurge, beach polo at the Ocean House
You have to hand it to the Ocean House, the luxurious Relais & Chateaux seaside resort on the bluffs at Watch Hill. They come up with programming not readily seen anywhere else in the region.
The VIP Lounge with J.D. Martinez
We caught up with the Red Sox slugger to talk about all things travel.
Wickford Village worth seeking out
If you don’t know about Wickford Village — if you’re not deliberately seeking it out — there’s a solid chance you’d never just happen through.
A wick(ed) good time at this former candle factory
The Wick is a 55-room hotel is set in a former candle-and-soap-manufacturing facility, and there’s nothing cookie-cutter about the property.
From the Bar
From the Bar: La Vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose is a fitting a cocktail for session sipping in the afternoon sunshine.
Four wine beers you should try immediately
Wine-beer hybrids will soon be everywhere, brewed by your favorite brands and as on-trend as last year’s rosé-all-day movement.
What She’s Having
Go out of your way for Sichuan Gourmet
I brave rush-hour traffic to grab takeout there. My go-to order: Cheng Du spicy dumplings, Sichuan wontons with spicy chile sauce, and green bean jelly with Cheng Du spicy sauce.
Strip-T’s in Watertown is closing, and with it goes a little piece of the restaurant scene’s soul
The Watertown hole-in-the-wall became an unlikely culinary destination, but the relationships forged here were always the real draw.
Getting Salty with Share Our Strength’s Emily Ryan
Share Our Strength holds its 30th annual Taste of the Nation fund-raiser in Boston on June 5, with more than 60 restaurants serving food and drinks to benefit their No Kid Hungry campaign.
Recipe: For a crowd, serve a grilled flank steak with an aromatic Italian herb sauce
This sauce is a classic Italian salsa verde (don’t confuse it with the Mexican sauce of the same name), which combines capers, mustard, lemon juice, anchovies, parsley, rosemary, and mint.
Le Crueset’s steel pots perfect for your next seafood boil
Sturdy, but lighter than cast iron, these high-profile enamel-coated steel pots have tight fitting lids and are crafted to heat water quickly, efficiently, and evenly on any heat source for boiling and steaming shellfish.
The Kitchen Helper Guide, a source for chefs of all skill levels
The small packet is useful for cooks of all calibers because it is loaded with facts: equivalent measurements, emergency substitutions, roasting and microwave timetables, and descriptions of spices and herbs and which foods they match well with.
‘My Kitchen Chalkboard’ offers families ideas for planning a week’s menu in advance
To keep her nightly chaos in check, local author Leigh Belanger writes out weekly meals on a kitchen chalkboard so her two boys know what to expect. And she knows, too.
Marsala brings out the beauty in monkfish
The Daily Catch has been serving monkfish Marsala since the early 1970s, before taste for monkfish expanded beyond largely Italian and Portuguese kitchens.
Recipe: Strawberry shortcakes are one of the joys of berry season
Cut buttermilk shortcakes from a square of dough to form nine pieces (if you bake for eight guests, someone gets seconds!). It’s an efficient way of dividing up the dough without scraps.
Recipe: Instead of adding breadcrumbs to beef meatballs, stir in ricotta and simmer in sauce
Drop these meatballs directly into a simmering tomato sauce, rather than browning them in oil — your stovetop will be happy. They'll keep their shape and flavor the sauce.
Recipe: The Daily Catch’s Monkfish Marsala
It has the richness of chicken Marsala with the lightness of a fish dish.
Public market sets up shop in the Seaport
Among the maze of ritzy restaurants and elegant high-rises, there will soon be produce.
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Recipes: Soft, crisp pancakes with rhubarb, salmon, or chocolate
Impress mom on Mother’s Day with these sweet and savory Dutch baby recipes.
Joanne Chang to open new Flour Bakery in the Seaport this summer
The bakery chain, best known for its gooey sticky buns and other blissful baked goods, will move its production kitchen to the new location, as well.
Dunkin’ celebrates wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a heart-shaped doughnut
Fittingly, it is similar to Royal Wedding doughnut the chain made for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials in 2011.