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

Bottles of wine at a supermarket in Beijing.

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Bell Pepper, Fennel, and Goat Cheese Panade.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipe: A meatless casserole with French flair

Stale bread and harvest vegetables are the stars of panade, a savory, autumn treat.

Charlie Redd (left) and Keenan Langlois serve up pizza and kabobs in Somerville’s Davis Square.

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Fired up about Dragon Pizza in Somerville’s Davis Square

The restaurant received high praise from Globe food writer Kara Baskin: “This is the tastiest pizza I’ve ever eaten in this town.”

Brown rice and eggplant with spicy whipped feta at Saloniki.


Meet the Beat Brew Hall and Saloniki’s flagship location

Restaurant news you can use.

C.N. Smith Farm is among the Massachusetts orchards offering pick-your-own apples.


Where to pick your own apples this fall

Before you leave for picking, call the farm. Some have websites so you can check apple varieties and other activities.

The Nantucket Cranberry Festival, Bash at the Bog, returns Oct. 6.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

The confident cook

Recipe: Dinner-in-a-skillet combines boneless chicken breasts, apple slices, and sauteed onions

In this dish, baking apples (Cortland, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Rome Beauty, Baldwin) will hold their shape, but use any variety you happen to have; it really doesn’t matter.

Turn those apples into cider at home

“Ciderhouse Cookbook” teaches you step-by-step how to make hard and sweet ciders.

Whole-wheat bread

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: If you’ve ever wanted to bake bread, this whole-wheat loaf is your starting point

With only four ingredients — flour, yeast, salt, and milk — this is among the simplest, and most satisfying, bread recipes.

Spaghetti with corn, tomatoes, and basil

Recipe: Corn, tomatoes, and basil give spaghetti one last sigh of summer

Say farewell to summer’s harvest with this quick spaghetti dish, tossed with shaved corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, and everyone’s favorite fresh herb.

Fresh pressed juice and the Island Bowl at Carrot Flower in Jamaica Plain.

Carrot Flower brings a healthy sweetness to Jamaica Plain

JP resident Audrey White opened the shop because she felt the area was lacking a smoothie and juice bar with other nutritious choices.

Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing Co.


Q&A with Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing Co.

The founder of the Salem brewery started brewing professionally in 1992, and since 2010 has been making mostly European, mostly session beers.

John Whaite


Q&A with John Whaite, the law student who won ‘The Great British Baking Show’

The now 29-year-old star baker’s fourth cookbook, “Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul,” will be published here in October.

The head chef at the Elysee Palace showed off the presidential home’s collection of 19th-century copper pans.

Secrets from basement of France’s presidential palace shared

Elysee Palace had a rare public airing Saturday, when the home of French presidents opened its doors to a small, but lucky group of ordinary citizens.

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Boston Public Market hosts annual harvest bash

There’ll be live music, dancing, and photo ops with the market’s “Pumpking” fall mascot.

Scrambled eggs with chorizo and piquillo peppers.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Tapas-inspired eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner

In Spain, eggs can be served any time, including as tapas to accompany drinks.


Top of the table

Local designers team up to raise funds to combat homelessness in the city’s second annual Heading Home to Dinner.


Bidding adieu to Brasserie Jo

The French brasserie inside The Colonnade Hotel will close on Oct. 7, after 20 years in business. The hotel will undergo a reimagining, with new features debuting in early 2019.

From top: Prawns a la plancha, ceviche, and the dining room at Casa Caña, inside Studio Allston, which used to be the Days Hotel on Soldiers Field Road.

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Casa Caña, Latin American cuisine and good vibes at the Studio Allston hotel

There’s salsa music on the stereo; empanadas on your plate; and a magenta palm tree, alone, in the lobby.

Lorenzo Savona and wife Susan

The VIP Lounge with ‘Lorenzo the wine guy’

Lorenzo Savona has made a name for himself in New England as a leading wine sommelier.

Brasserie Jo is inside The Colonnade Hotel, which will undergo “a reimagining.”

Brasserie Jo to close next month after 20 years

The French restaurant opened at The Colonnade Hotel in 1998 and was named for chef-owner Jean Joho, who served hearty Alsatian food in a raucous room.

Recipes: Curtido and mixed farmers’ market vegetables

Before you dive in, make sure to research safe fermentation techniques online or in one of many good fermentation books that are now available.

Cynthia Nixon put lox on a cinnamon raisin bagel, and the Internet exploded

Kellyanne Conway’s husband tweeted “Lox her up?” as #bagelgate took Twitter by storm.

Fuku comes to the One Seaport building later this year.

Fuku pops up at Little Donkey this week

Fuku, the much-admired East Village sandwich shop started by David Chang, will serve fried chicken, slushies, and fries, before it comes to the One Seaport building later this year.

A variety of pickled foods in jars and on plates at Commonwealth Cambridge.

Boston culinarians, researchers, entrepreneurs helping drive a global fermentation revolution

It’s a hub of progress in an area with transformative potential in gastronomy, agriculture, health, and other sectors.

Himmel Hospitality Group brought together Eventide Oyster Co. chefs and Winter Point Oyster Farm employees for dinner on Winter Point in Portland, Maine.

The chef’s version of ‘What’d you do over the summer?’

For the third summer in a row, in a program titled “Himmel Hits the Road,” the company has spent weeks bringing its top-performing chefs, beverage directors, and managers, and servers on lengthy road trips to many of the farms they work with, and to join up and cook with other restaurants that work with those same farms.

Green shakshuka

The confident cook

Recipe: The traditional North African shakshuka goes green

We trade tomatoes for cooked chard and spinach in this version of shakshuka. Add chickpeas, feta, and plenty of fresh cilantro and serve as a weekend brunch dish or an easy weeknight dinner.

Toilets of Boston on Instagram ranks local restaurant loos so you don’t have to

You feel flush, so you want to dine out. You desire a restaurant that serves excellent food and provides hospitable service. But you also deserve a clean bathroom.

Seven Hills Pasta cofounders Giulio Caperchi and his wife, Carol.

Seven Hills Pasta Co. makes dried pasta even an Italian grandmother would approve of

Giulio Caperchi uses only two ingredients, high quality semolina and water, and pasta machines imported from Italy.

Parker’s Maple Cotton Candy

If you like cotton candy and maple syrup, you and your sweet tooth are in luck

Parker’s Real Maple founder Joshua Parker has turned his passion into a business.

Tomato confit

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Soft and silky plum tomatoes in this confit can go onto crostini with goat cheese

 The French word confit (con-FEE) means “preserved,” but in practical culinary terms it can also refer to a method of cooking at a low temperature for an extended time.


The Denver Gentleman, a simple pleasure

The Denver Gentleman — a refreshing mix of peppery rye whiskey, bitter, zingy Campari, and soda water — is essentially a scaled down Boulevardier (whiskey, Campari, vermouth) delivered highball-style.

Lox, eggs, onions, and potato chips in a Spanish tortilla

Seasonal Recipe

Recipe: Break the fast at Yom Kippur with lox, eggs, onions, and potato chips in a Spanish tortilla

A dozen years ago, Spanish chef Ferran Adria came up with the idea of using potato chips instead of fried potatoes in his nation’s famous tortilla, a flat, golden brown omelet.

Mathew Freid.

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Mathew Freid, who opens Idle Hour in Quincy this week

Freid worked as a manager at the Beehive, Beat Brasserie, Capo, and JM Curley before striking out on his own.

Follow these 12 steps for VIP treatment at a high-end restaurant

Here’s how to ensure that your experience will be memorable, even if you’re not a VIP.

Gillette Stadium.

Devra First | Critic’s Notebook

The Patriots are a world-class team. So why isn’t the food at Gillette better?

In Foxborough, stadium concessions are definitely not the G.O.A.T.

Pony rides are a big feature of the annual South Street Diner Block Party.

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Pony rides and face paint at South Street Diner block party

The diner has long been a site for late-night partiers and hung-over revelers, this event is completely kid-friendly.

Cooking | Magazine

Three recipes to take advantage of fresh local corn

Sweet local corn is suitable for any part of a meal. Try it in these salads.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

They’re betting you’ll enjoy robot-prepared meals

Automated restaurant Spyce says it has raised $21 million in new funding.

Bluefin tuna at Whaling in Oklahoma.

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An early look at South End restaurant Whaling in Oklahoma

In the longtime Tremont 647 space, it features food with Japanese flavors from chefs Tim Maslow and Matt Hummel.


Nahita opens, and students hit the jackpot at Harvard’s Smith Campus Center

Restaurant news you can use.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

Broccoli-cheddar crustless quiche

Recipe: Broccoli florets, eggs, and cheddar go into this quick, kid-friendly crustless quiche

Even the fussy eaters at your table might like (or tolerate) broccoli “trees,” the florets on the bunch. Add them to a quiche mixture baked in a pie pan without a crust.

A $6.2 million restoration aimed to honor the Hotel Viking’s historic roots while adding up-to-date technological amenities.


Hotel Viking Newport is ‘big birthday’ worthy

This renovated classic is one of those places that makes you consider hunkering down for your whole stay.

Broccoli-cheddar crustless quiche

Five recipes to get you through the week and avoid the witching hour

If there are things you want to change about your household meals, Labor Day week is the time to hit the reset button.

Beef kofta burgers with cucumber-yogurt sauce

Recipe: Spicy beef kofta burgers are tucked into buns with cucumber-yogurt sauce

Like Middle Eastern kofta, the ground meat here is seasoned with onion, parsley, cilantro, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

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.