By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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At Little Donkey, possibly the best meatless burger
Last week, Cambridge’s Little Donkey, a globally inspired tapas parlor run by Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer, added its version of an Impossible Burger to their menu.
Recipe: A free-form crostata is filled with pears that peek out of the buttery crust
A crisp, golden crust holds pears lightly sweetened with brown sugar and flavored with nutmeg.
By the Glass
By the Glass: Bordeaux Supérieur, crafted by family winegrowers, offers delicious value
Bordeaux has been marketed as home to the finest wine in the world, and many consumers are under the impression that all of its bottles are priced out of reach.
Galit’s Treats Cafe & Bakery is a treat, indeed
The surroundings in the eight-seat cafe are so homey you feel as if you’ve stepped into Grutman’s dining room.
Recipe: These big, crispy kimchi pancakes are very popular on a Woods Hole menu
At the Woods Hole restaurant, Water Street Kitchen, chef and owner John Wilson and his team make crispy kimchi pancakes in 6-inch rounds.
A not-so-Southerner’s quest for food that comforts
My taste buds were on a mission to reconnect with their Southern roots.
Star chef steps down amid sexual harassment allegations
New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from management of the restaurant group that bears his name after a newspaper reported that 25 women who are current or former employees of the business said they were victims of sexual harassment by male co-workers and bosses.
Eventide Fenway a sleek setting for seafood lovers
This is a consolidated version of Portland’s fancier restaurant in a counter-service setting.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Wings, pub cheese, and other snacks perfect for watching football
In an excerpt from his new cookbook, Townsman chef/owner Matt Jennings shares foods he loves to eat while watching the Patriots.
Three N.E. airports top list of nation’s best. Logan isn’t one of them
Logan has been making strides, but was still denied entry into this exclusive clique of top airports, decided by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.
A new Seaport venue that’s on a roll
Does the idea of one year of free bowling appeal to you? Of course it does.
A road trip to rediscover the adventurous eaters in my kids
My young kids routinely ate interesting foods when we lived in France. Within a year of moving back to the States, it was all chicken fingers and hot dogs. I had to get back on track.
When you reach the foodie finish line in Charleston, the praline awaits
Going to Charleston means more than history, the beach, and good friends.
The Seaport gets spicier and Burlington gets friendlier
Restaurant news you can use.
Wine pro invites you to discover the music of Spanish wine
At Central Square, Larry Rubin’s goal is to put delicious wine in front of guests, not to be esoteric.
From The Bar
From the Bar: Three ingredients get you to Alaska
The Alaska, one of the many overlooked classics in “3-Ingredient Cocktails,” a new book by Robert Simonson, might just become a go-to at your home bar.
The pumpkin beer we love to hate, but secretly (sort of) enjoy
A curious thing happens in Greater Boston when you order a Pumpkinhead: More often than not it comes in a pint glass whose rim has been caked with cinnamon and sugar.
Recipe for Matt Jennings’s carbonara with clams
Spaghetti alle vongole meets carbonara, and the results are extra-luscious.
Recipe: A chicken dish the Circassians brought to Turkey is part of the mezze table
An unusual sauce made with walnuts, bread, cilantro, cayenne, and paprika is tossed with shredded chicken to make a popular Turkish mezze dish.
Just don’t call him the face of New England cuisine
Townsman chef Matt Jennings is focused on local ingredients, and his debut cookbook, “Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots,” is being published this week.
This pizza is a party in a pan
The technique is not only kid-friendly, it’s kid-party-making. Of course that’s not very hard, but how often does kid party translate to high-caliber, adult fare?
The Confident Cook
Recipe: A French flatbread shaped into a leaf is ridiculously easy to make
The traditional French flatbread takes on heavenly scents of olive oil and fresh rosemary.
Darryl Settles enjoys serving up music and Southern food
Settles — also a founder of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival — reflects on chicken and waffles, Boston’s lack of late-night dancing for a mature crowd, and Will Smith.
Insider: Microplane’s 2-in-1 Core And Peel tool
When turning out pies or tarts or mixing up a batch of applesauce, you’ll be relieved to find this $12.95 tool in the kitchen drawer.
Grill 23 & Bar honored for its wine list
Grill 23 & Bar’s dedication to creating a wine list as exceptional as its food has paid off.
Recipe: A healthier alternative to ice cream is dairy-free and eggless — and really good
A frozen confection that resembles ice cream has a base of bananas, but no cream or eggs. It’s easy enough for kids to make (with a little supervision).
Taking the antibiotics out of our takeout
Panera and Chipotle were the only national chains to receive an A on an annual report card grading top restaurants’ antibiotics practices.
Q&A with Nathan Myhrvold, author of ‘Modernist Bread’
Myhrvold holds a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics, among other degrees, so he is used to questioning everything, and creating innovations.
What She’s Having
Chicken tikka masala at D’Guru is spot on
It’s the most popular dish at D’Guru’s Somerville and Boston locations.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Three apple desserts with an English twist
Treats for fall include a bread pudding plus a couple that involve batter-topped apples, served right from the baking dish.
America’s Test Kitchen to celebrate Seaport move with Eats Festival
Over 40 local restaurants will be on the scene, serving dishes paired with wine and cocktails.
The drive to get to Saguenay Fjord pays off in views and kindness
Around the Saguenay Fjord, who wouldn’t be in a good mood? Formed thousands of years ago by glaciers, the fjord creates a microclimate of a playland for kayaking and sparkling water views.
Unscripted Durham, N.C., puts the focus on fun
The Unscripted, bathed in bright colors, even down to its graffiti-adorned parking garage, places the emphasis on fun.
Discovering the Caribbean in northern Spain
The Cíes Islands, off the coast of Northern Spain, are an undiscovered gem to many outside of Europe.
They fell in love and started a pop-up. You know what comes next.
A brick-and-mortar restaurant, of course. Welcome to Field & Vine in Somerville’s Union Square.
The Sage-Apple Smash is always in season
Palmer Matthews, beverage manager at The Townshend in Quincy, developed the Apple-Sage Smash, an autumnal interpretation of the smash, a time-tested fruity/crushed ice formula.
Cook opens in Needham; a taste of Sicily comes to Dorchester
Restaurant news you can use.
Destroying apathy one beer at a time
At ArtsRiot, you can have dinner, a drink, take in a show — and for dessert have your social awareness elevated.
Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released
An American woman, her Canadian husband, and their three young children have been released after nearly five years.
Why is it so hard to track the source of a food poisoning outbreak?
As a cluster of food poisoning cases grew, Boston’s public health system mobilized to discover the source of an unusual toxin.
FROM THE BAR
From the Bar: At Bondir, grüner harmonizes with grilled squid
“We’re always looking for wines that drink higher than their price point.”
Bottles: Leaf peepers who also like beer are in luck
They’ll be heartened to know there are more than a dozen breweries nearby, including New City Brewery, which is celebrating its third anniversary with a party Oct. 14.
Local favorite Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli to open his own spot: Alcove
He became well known to local diners over the years at Eastern Standard, Craigie on Main, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and East Coast Grill.
★ ★ ★ ★ Dining out
Myers + Chang is all that and dim sum
For a decade, the South End restaurant has made itself a part of our lives. That — and a few other reasons — is why it deserves four stars.
What She’s Having
What She’s Having: Popovers worth popping over to Cambridge for
The food at NOCA Provisions is good because you’re in good hands. The place is run by Robert Harris, who owns a Season to Taste and the Table.
Brewery releases beer aimed at menopausal women
Libeeration is designed to “celebrate the liberating aspects of this stage of life,” according to a release, with ingredients that could potentially alleviate unpleasant midlife symptoms.