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.

Latest Food & Dining headlines

Wicked Twisted Pretzels rock the local snack scene

A Bavarian pretzel shop in the neighborhood where two brothers grew up in upstate New York inspired them to start their own pretzel business.

Taybeh Beer available in Boston-area liquor stores

The founders of the Palestinian craft beer Taybeh, Nadim and David Khoury, have ties to and family in Greater Boston, and David’s son Canaan is spearheading the brand’s US expansion into an appreciative new market.

Carrot cake on praline crust

Recipe: Almost a classic carrot cake, but set on a pecan-praline crust

Chopped nuts can get lost in a cake, but not in this one. Here, a raisin-coconut carrot cake sits on a pecan-praline crust, so every slice comes with toasted pecans.

Vietnamese-style fried rice with tofu and greens

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Vietnamese fried rice with tofu and greens is sweet, salty, hot, and fragrant

Fried rice is one of those dishes that saves the day and you can improvise with anything you have on hand. This version is tossed with eggs, tofu, and leafy greens.

Think warm thoughts with Sparkling Blood Orange Ginger Beer

For a pick-me-up, pair Powell & Mahoney’s new Sparkling Blood Orange Ginger Beer with vodka for a rendition of a Moscow Mule.

Philip Tessier


Q&A with chef Philip Tessier, author of ‘Chasing Bocuse: America’s Journey to the Culinary World Stage’

Tessier coached the team of American chefs last year, led by Matthew Peters, who won top prize at the Bocuse d’Or, a competition that is often called the Olympics of the food world.

Red-lentil chickpea soup

The confident cook

Red lentils lend their bright coral color to a soup with chickpeas and spices

Legumes and the dried bean and pea family aren’t visually exciting, but red lentils shine on the winter table.

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Paul Barry of Grafton Street

He started as a bartender at Bohill’s in Chelsea. Then it was on to bars in Lynn, Allston, Brighton, and in Harvard Square before he became a fixture at Grafton Street.

super bowl & food

Seahawks won’t be the only birds on the game day menu

Chicken wings have emerged from humble roots to become Super Bowl’s version of Thanksgiving turkey.

super bowl & food

This Patriots cheerleader is also a culinary student

LisaMarie Ianuzzi had to tell her instructors she was going to miss some classes this week because she’s going to the Super Bowl.

super bowl & food

Seattle fans: New England’s Puritan roots flavor our cuisine

Food editor Sheryl Julian wrote a story on New England cuisine for The Seattle Times.

Cold-smoked salmon on a nest of fried phyllo at Hommage.

super bowl & food

Seattle Times food writer explains her city by way of its food

With Super Bowl XLIX imminent, Bethany Jean Clement explains Seattle to you, Boston, the city of baked beans.

French chef Paul Bocuse posed in front of the entrance of the brasserie La Coupole at the Petit Palais of Montreux, Switzerland.

Paul Bocuse, 91, globe-trotting master of French cuisine

The master chef defined French cuisine for more than a half-century and put it on tables around the world.

Sicilian Shepherd’s Pasta.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Meaty tomato sauces for winter feasting

Sicilian shepherd’s pasta and simple pork ragu with rosemary are hearty sauces for the cold months.

Customers line up at Galleria Umberto.

North End’s Galleria Umberto wins James Beard America’s Classics award

The award recognizes regional restaurants, often family-owned, which have “quality food, local character, and lasting appeal.”

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is filled with hands-on exhibits, murals, and beloved characters.

Springfield springs forward

This often overlooked, family-friendly destination, a mere 90 miles or so from Boston, has a lot happening.

The writer and his daughter at Big Sur.

California is my sunshine state

As families plan their winter getaways, Florida comes to mind. But California is the place that calls us.


Tables: Italian classics in Brookline, plus Cava makes its Fenway debut

“This isn’t a comfortable age,” said Steve Bowman of Grassona’s Italian. “It’s unsettling. I wanted to bring something warm, welcoming, and familiar, and this just seemed right.”

Hopsters at the Seaport


Sips: Hopsters hits the Seaport (and plans for more locations are on tap)

With the help of a crowdfunding campaign of more than 700 investors, founder Lee Cooper raised $1.3 million for the new Hopsters, which occupies 6,000 square feet of space on Sleeper Street.

Blossom Bar in Brookline.

Quick Bite

At Blossom Bar, craft cocktails meet Chinese food

First Ran Duan made his parents’ Woburn restaurant into an unlikely drinking destination. Now he does it again in Brookline.

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, a car approaches a sobriety checkpoint set up along a busy street in Albuquerque, N.M. A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine are recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

Family Meal: Potato chip tortilla is the answer to parents’ protein prayers

How to move our children off the carb of choice: pasta with cheese and butter?

Darlin’s IPA from Winter Hill Brewing Co.


Bottles: 5 beers to drink right now

Look hard enough and you can still find winter ales on shelves, as well as other brews perfectly suited for the cold weather.

Lamb shank paired with a 2012 Domaine Courbis “Les Royes.”

From the Bar

From the Bar: Cozy up with braised lamb and a Rhone red

2012 Domaine Courbis “Les Royes” is a go-to wine for Nicholas Calias of Brasserie Jo.

The pastry case at Allium Market.

In Brookline, Allium Market offers artisanal foods

If you yearn to try something unique, grab a bottle of briny beet sauerkraut or cider vinegar with seaweed.

L.A. Burdick hot chocolate: So much goes into so much goodness

The dark hot chocolate at L.A. Burdick chocolate shop and cafe is so thick it coats the spoon.

Fortunato’s is a family affair

The business is a family dream come true, although it exists without the family patriarch Matteo Conte, who died 10 years ago.

“We might see tipping going away or being adapted,” Irene Li, chef-owner of Mei Mei.

What to expect from restaurants in 2018

Less salt? More tips? Here is what industry experts predict trends for the coming year.

Rosemary sea-salt focaccia

Recipe: Focaccia is especially good right from your own oven, topped with sea salt and rosemary

Homemade focaccia is tender with a beautiful golden color. Set finished squares beside roast chicken or cut smaller pieces and fill with smoked turkey or egg salad for Game Day sandwiches.

Rule-benders’ pork ramen

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Homemade rule-benders’ ramen builds bowls with an intense broth, pork, and noodles

The key to great ramen is the broth and it doesn’t require a lot of work, just forethought and simmering time. Make it the day before, prep the toppings, and you’re there.

Steamed bass with ginger, scallions, and cilantro

The confident cook

A quick, healthy way to cook fish: Steam it, sprinkle with aromatics, and drizzle with hot oil

If you’ve resolved to eat better in the new year, steam your fish and add plenty of zip and spice to keep everyone interested.

Bessie King

Getting salty

Getting Salty with Bessie King

Downtowners craving tasty burritos line up at Villa Mexico Cafe, the takeout counter presided over by King and her mom, Julie.

Barbara Lynch has run three Seaport restaurants for nearly a decade.

Feeling the (financial) heat, Barbara Lynch is back in the kitchen at Menton

Investors fear that the restaurant’s struggles threaten to topple the Boston chef’s crown jewel.

Belgian beef and onion stew with beer (carbonnades flamandes).

Cooking | Magazine

Secrets to making outstanding beef stew

Plus, a recipe to test your cooking technique.

hot ticket

The Seaport gets a (swanky) multiplex

The new theater — it’s already screening films, just make sure to check listings before you go — houses a lounge with an in-house chef preparing shrimp tacos, ponzu salmon, and pierogies.

Strawberry Fields Salad is one of the new first-class food selections offered by United Airlines, which announced in 2014 that it’s upgrading first-class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.

New study ranks healthy airline food options. (Hint: Bring your own.)

At 35,000 feet, even a forlorn-looking tray can serve as both entertainment and sustenance for a captive audience.

Tables: Buttonwood opens in Newton, and there’s a Revival in the Alewife area

Restaurant news you can use.

Château La Tour de By at Frenchie.


She’s pouring her father’s Bordeaux at Frenchie

“It’s very natural for me to have this wine,” explains Sandrine Rossi, a native of Normandy, France. She’s referring to a pour from Château La Tour de By, where her father, Jean, is co-owner.

The meat case at Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions in the Back Bay.

Quick Bite

Get in line at Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions

There is banh mi made with pork belly and pate; white truffle salami; bologna and American cheese topped with homemade truffle potato chips on white bread; and more.

The San Miguel de Allende traditional market.


Food & Travel: From chapulines to chicharrones

San Miguel de Allende, the clamorous colonial town in the Sierra Madre mountains in central Mexico, was recently named “The Best City in the World” by Conde Nast magazine readers.

The Harvard

From the Bar

From the Bar: A smart remake of the Manhattan

The Harvard is a minimal reworking of the classic, swapping cognac in place of whiskey and enlivening the production with a splash of seltzer.

Vermont’s Otter Creek Brewery introduced a coffee stout to satisfy customers’ cravings for a winter brew.


Bottles: What happened to winter ales?

It’s true that many brewers have indeed moved away from them, offering stouts, IPAs, or in some cases nothing at all in their place. We found out why.

Globe Magazine

Boston’s 46 best new restaurants

Check out our dozens of picks for any budget, including pitch-perfect Italian-American cuisine, Chinese eateries, seafood and lunch spots, and more.

Recipe: Baked marinated tofu

Recipe for baked marinated tofu for your grain bowl.

Recipe: Roasted butternut squash

Roasted butternut squash for your grain bowl.

Recipe: Miso ginger salad dressing

Miso ginger salad dressing for your grain bowl.

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.