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

The Impossible Burger at Little Donkey in Cambridge.

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.

A basket of nut-free chocolate rugelach at Galit’s Treats Cafe & Bakery.

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.

Kimchi pancakes with soy dipping sauce

Seasonal Recipes

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.

The Skinny Veggie — an egg white, spinach, green tomato, and avocado omelet served on a biscuit — and a side of cheddar grits at Fat Biscuit in Lynnfield.

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.

Ralph Ravesi prepares a selection of oysters at Eventide Fenway.

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Eventide Fenway a sleek setting for seafood lovers

This is a consolidated version of Portland’s fancier restaurant in a counter-service setting.

Grilled Chicken Wings with Cider Barbecue Sauce.

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.

T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I.

Christopher Muther

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.

hot ticket

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.

Both kids try the braised greens beignets at Persimmon.

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.

Pralines at Market Street Sweets in Charleston.

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.

Larry Rubin’s goal is to put delicious wine in front of guests.


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.

The Alaska, from “3-Ingredient Cocktails”

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.

Carbonara with clams, from Matt Jennings’s “Homegrown.”

Recipe for Matt Jennings’s carbonara with clams

Spaghetti alle vongole meets carbonara, and the results are extra-luscious.

Circassian chicken

Seasonal Recipes

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.

Chef Matt Jennings loads produce from Ward’s Berry Farm into his truck.

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.

Frying pan pizza

Family Meal

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?

Easy French flatbread

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.

Getting Salty

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.

Mango-banana ‘ice cream’

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).

Panera is one of only two national chains to receive an A grade on a rating of top restaurants’ antibiotics practices.

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.

Nathan Myhrvold

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.

Chicken tikka masala with tadka dal, rice, and naan at Guru the Caterer in Somerville.

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.

Apple Bread Pudding

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.

Carla and Christine Pallotta, co-owners of Nebo, will be among the celebrity chefs taking part in America’s Test Kitchen Boston

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 waters near the Saguenay Fjord offer kayakers amazing views of the Quebec countryside.

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.

The bedrooms at the Unscripted Durham hotel are filled with fun splashes of color.


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.

The white sand and deep blue water of Playa de Rodas entice visitors to the Cies Islands in Spain

Discovering the Caribbean in northern Spain

The Cíes Islands, off the coast of Northern Spain, are an undiscovered gem to many outside of Europe.

Field & Vine is located in the former Journeyman space in Somerville.

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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.

P.J. McHenry (right) and Felix Wai, co-founders of ArtsRiot.

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.

Linda Boyle (left) and Lyn Coleman held a photo of their married children, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012.

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.

Enterohemorrhagic E. coli, EHEC for short, comprises strains of bacteria that disrupt the GI tract and cause bleeding.

Globe Magazine

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.

A 2016 grüner veltliner from Weingut Leth paired with squid at Bondir.


From the Bar: At Bondir, grüner harmonizes with grilled squid

“We’re always looking for wines that drink higher than their price point.”

New City Brewery’s Ginger Beer.


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.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

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.

Michelle’s Affogato at Myers + Chang in the South End.

★ ★ ★ ★ 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.

A popover with cream cheese, house cold-smoked salmon, red onion, fresh herbs and capers at NOCA Provisions.

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.

Portsmouth Brewery’s Libeeration.

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.

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.