By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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The Rosebud get its tiki on
Do you long to escape to an island retreat this summer? Is an icy pineapple punch in Davis Square close enough?
Restaurant openings, closings, and chatter
New places to dine in Southie, Salem, and Brighton.
Quick B ite
Remember James’s Gate? You don’t have to miss it anymore.
The longtime Jamaica Plain Irish pub closed in 2015. Now the former operator has opened The Gate, a new Irish pub in JP’s Egleston Square.
From selling books to brewing beer at 7th Wave
“It might not be as different as I thought,” says David Strymish, who for years ran the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton. “In the end it’s customer service.”
By Jon Marcus | Globe correspondent
Theme vacations come ashore
This phenomenon began at sea. There are ’80s cruises, NASCAR cruises, and cruises for fans of everything from David Hasselhoff to “Star Trek.” The craze has also now reached land.
A German food lover’s paradise in Maine
The inventory has grown from two items, sauerkraut and beet relish, to shelves full of German specialty foods.
Prodigy, half of topselling rap duo Mobb Deep, is dead at 42
Nas, who is also from Queens, N.Y., called Prodigy a ‘‘king’’ in an Instagram post. Others also paid tribute to Prodigy, who was often praised for his skilled rhymes and lyrics.
‘The Women Who Made New York’ author to talk with women who shape Boston
Julie Scelfo is teaming up with her cousin, chef Michael Scelfo, at his restaurant Alden & Harlow on Thursday.
from the bar
At Tapestry, asparagus meets its match in a southern Italian white
Make your way to the stylish Club Room inside Fenway’s Tapestry, and you’ll find beverage director Anne Thompson pouring a white that complements hard-to-pair asparagus.
An update on the ‘Neil Gaiman reads the Cheesecake Factory menu’ fund-raiser
“WAIT WHAT. Somebody just gave $10K to get us to $107K and beyond!” Benincasa tweeted. “I’m all teary!”
Five beers for hot days
Here are five beers to help you while away those hot and hazy days.
The strange but true story of a tricky crop, a vicious fungus, and the War on Drugs
What does asparagus have to do with cocaine? Read on.
Turkey sliders aren’t just cute; they’re full of flavor
To keep turkey burgers moist, add grated zucchini and golden raisins, and plenty of herbs for flavor.
Pierogi that would make their Polish grandfather proud
Sisters Vanessa and Casey White learned how to make pierogi from their Polish grandfather, or Jaju as they called him. Now you can have some for yourself.
Food & Travel
Chutneys can fix a dish — and cure homesickness
Chosen carefully, a chutney will complement dishes from any cuisine.
Sherry is making a comeback
An expert says that most mass-produced sherry isn’t worth drinking. But well made sherries are becoming more widely available.
Recipe for TAMARIND-DATE CHUTNEY
It is traditionally served with samosas but works equally well as a dip or salad dressing.
Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes a crunchy surprise
Nordur also produces flavored salts infused with fruits. There is a blueberry salt, and a sprinkling can add a fruity hint and crunchy surprise to ice cream.
Recipe for COCONUT-GARLIC CHUTNEY
Toss a green salad with this chutney and some olive oil or mix with Greek yogurt and use in wraps as a spread.
Cook a big pot of mussels with Thai curry, coconut milk, and lots of aromatics
Lemongrass is one of several Asian flavorings that go into a big pot of curried Thai mussels in coconut milk, ideal for the summer table.
Where to Eat
Where to eat in Greater Boston
A sampling of the area’s best restaurants, from Globe critics.
Will our Whole Foods purchase history now come back to haunt us, too?
As any true Amazon addict knows, the company has a knack for profiling its customers. What if the same helpful — er, presumptive — suggestions applied to Whole Foods?
Need a shuttle? A beer? A break? A few tips for navigating Sail Boston.
Here’s information to help you find your way during the 2017 Tall Ships festivities.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Sandwiches to wow Dad this Father’s Day
With sausages or cutlets providing heft and savory sauces amping up the flavor, these concoctions make for a mouthwatering meal.
Two big farewells in Kendall Square
The Blue Room and Belly Wine Bar will close on July 1.
A winemaker’s journey from Crete, to Bordeaux, and back again
Prior to the 1980s, international wine markets looked to Greece for bulk wine, not for artisanal pours from small family estates.
the one thing
Cooking up a celebration
The Readable Feast will honor the region’s best cookbook authors at BPL
Quick Bite: NOCA Provisions has a happy, healthy vibe
NOCA Provisions is a cute café in a tranquil corner of Cambridge, not far from Alewife.
Sink your teeth into National Lobster Day
Celebrating on Thursday is easy when you live in a city that’s teeming with seafood restaurants.
The Halal Guys to open first location in Boston this July
New York City fast-casual sensation The Halal Guys will branch into Boston in July.
What to see and do on Martha’s Vineyard, straight from a local
Need a lively beach, a secluded one, or one with tame waves? How about a tasty meal or some hyperlocal brew? A Vineyard native sorts it out for you.
The rise and appeal of the Mexican-style lager (with or without the lime)
American craft brewers have recently adopted the Mexican-style lager, applying the name to a new wave of beers even as the definition of the style evolves.
FDA to delay rule requiring new nutrition facts panel
Eight stories you may have missed Tuesday from the world of business.
Kendall Square pioneer the Blue Room to close
The restaurant put Kendall Square on the culinary map when it opened 26 years ago, originally helmed by East Coast Grill’s Chris Schlesinger.
Beer isn’t the only draw at taprooms
In characterless industrial parks that look like the after-dark stamping grounds of serial killers, brewery taprooms have become wildly popular destinations.
The secret to a long-loved restaurant? It’s a family recipe.
There are no culinary egos at these neighborhood joints, just real food, devoted customers, and a mutual respect.
The confident cook
Make this pizza in your trusty cast-iron skillet
Start with a 5-minute dough, press it into a hot pan, add bacon, fontina, and tomatoes, and you’ll love the results. No baking stone necessary.
Q&A: Izy Hossack: Cooking on a tight budget, in tight quarters
Cookbook author Izy Hossack is still getting accustomed to cooking for herself every day in an apartment kitchen that she shares with roommates.
The delight of discovering authentic Dongbei in Malden
This kind of cooking, from the northeast part of China, isn’t common in the Boston area. Golden Garden in Malden gets it right.
Recipe: Crab cakes with Dijon mayo
Crab cakes aren’t cheap, but they’re crusty and delicious and everyone loves them.
Chefs to dish on the industry at Milk Street
Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery, Tony Maws of Craigie on Main, and Susan Regis of Shepard will convene at Milk Street on June 15.
C Fruit Life is a sweet surprise
The Allston shop offers Hong Kong-style ice cream desserts, as well as smoothies, milkshakes, and some savory dishes.
Recipe: Rye-whiskey scones with currants
A double dose of rye — whiskey and flour — makes these the perfect scones for Father’s Day breakfast.
Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in children
The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, according to a new study.
Henry Helyong Lee, 76, restaurateur who made dining musical
Mr. Lee ran the now-shuttered Korean restaurant in New Orleans, known for operatic waiters and performances by Mr. Lee and other musicians.
Frequently trashed by tourists, Rome aims to protect its fountains
Mayor Virginia Raggi signed an order aimed at protecting some 40 fountains of historic or artistic interest, many of which have been tarnished over the years.