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Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

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Everyday, indeed

Local home accessories company pops up on the waterfront.

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Raise a toast at City Tap House

Fort Point’s City Tap House celebrates its first birthday on New Year’s Eve — good news for beer lovers and gluttons.

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Paige Christo

When Paige Christo first created her food Instagram @pkceats, she kept her identity private.

love letters

He’s still wearing his Claddagh ring — pointed toward him

We are on OK terms, still see each other frequently, and text almost every other day. He still wears his Claddagh ring. Pointed toward his wrist.

Spread joy, not food poisoning, this holiday season

Food poisoning is a horrific holiday present to give folks, as it’s a gift that could keep giving . . . for days. Here are five strategies to safeguard your guests.

Esther Perel

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Catching up with Esther Perel in Boston

The famous couples therapist, who has a new book on affairs and a second season of a podcast, chatted about relationship issues with the Globe’s advice columnist.

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A Muslim and a Jew decorate the tree, Little House on the Prairie-style

An Iraqi refugee teaches her new American friend about an openhearted Baghdad tradition.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Dec. 18-31

First Night First Day, Disney on Ice, free period-instrument music, and more.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘A former “girlfriend” said I had to do it. The idea seemed nuts and thus totally appropriate’

Will this seventysomething pair show the millennial set how dating is done?

Miss Conduct

Advice: Our college-aged son’s friends have no manners, and we’re paying for it

We paid for his plane ticket to be with friends, should we talk to the family about honoring their invitations?

Style Watch

Within a Concord great room, a comfy retreat

Zippy hues help set off the cozy TV lounge in an oversized living space.

Love Letters

I want more kids, but I haven’t been faithful to my husband

She wants more children, but she’s conflicted over whether or not she should stay with her husband.

 A mural by New Orleans street artist Brandan Odums on the outside of Studio Be

Christopher Muther

A hangover-free guide to New Orleans

Step away from Bourbon Street, and a trip to New Orleans can be a spiritual, magical experience.

A sign over the beer hall at the Toronto Christmas Market asks shoppers if they've been naughty or nice.

The best Christmas market in North America? Head to Toronto.

Hundreds of thousands of holiday enthusiasts come to Toronto’s Distillery District in the month leading up to Christmas for the market. This year it runs through Dec. 23. Fear not, it will return next year.

The Louvre, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” was the most Instagrammed museum in 2017.

Instagram’s most popular cities, locations, and hashtags of 2017

What is the point of traveling the world if you can’t share it — or boast about it — with deskbound friends back home?

A duffel bag from Forestbound

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Alice Saunders is working on a different canvas

The New Hampshire native sells refurbished tote bags and carryalls at her Somerville-based Forestbound.

Sips: The Nutty Professor is a nod to grandma

The holiday tipple is a refreshing break from cider spice and candy cane flavors.

Sweetgreen salad fixings (pictured in Lynnfield) are now available at the salad shop’s 13th Massachusetts location, on Franklin Street at Pearl Street in Boston.

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Tables: Moody’s deli opens its doors, and East Coast Grill is no longer

Restaurant news you can use.

Simple, easy, cheap: So many good reasons to snowshoe

These winter wonderland hikes will get you on your feet for some fresh air, exercise, and fun.

Centerville Pie Company’s top-seller: chicken pie.

Centerville Pie Co. won over Oprah — and so many others

The Centerville Pie Co. pie that won Oprah’s heart is stuffed with one pound of slow-cooked hand-pulled chicken, baked into a flaky, hand-crimped crust and oozing with homemade gravy.

The new Friendly Toast at the Burlington Mall.

Quick Bite

Quick Bite: The Friendly Toast now making pals and omelets in Burlington

The ginormous menu would put the Cheesecake Factory to shame.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gear — you can use.

Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson at the Castle at Park Plaza in 2015.

The VIP Lounge with Billy Costa

We caught up with the Boston TV and radio personality to talk about all things travel.

If you go . . . New Orleans

A highly subjective, impossibly short list of suggestions for lodging, food, and drink for New Orleans.

The Claxton Bakery in 1920.

Claxton Fruit Cake Co. might change your mind about the dreaded holiday dessert

They make millions of cakes in the last four months of the year, and those cakes are moist. With no liquor, you will not be drunk after one slice.

A serving of the freshly made mayonnaise at Sa Llagosta restaurant in Menorca.

Mayonnaise’s unlikely origin in a Mediterranean paradise

The story of how Menorca gave the world mayonnaise, like much of European history, involves war.

Travel Troubleshooter: Holland America changed its schedule and left me high and dry

When Holland America changes the departure port for a Chilean cruise, Robert Houston and his wife have to scramble to change their tickets. Should the cruise line help them, or are they on their own?

No jail for fertility doctor who lied about using own sperm

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm will serve no jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to charges that he lied to investigators.

Couples win lawsuit over donated eggs with genetic defect

Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs won a lawsuit against a New York fertility doctor and his clinic in the state’s highest court Thursday.

A woman takes a picture of her breakfast at Kellogg's Cafe NYC in New York, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Kellogg hopes the new store will be a place where millennials want to buy cereal by the bowl and then hang out. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Kellogg is hoping you’ll pay $7.50 for a bowl of cereal at its new NYC store

Kellogg hopes the new store will be a place where millennials want to buy cereal by the bowl and then hang out.

While the Clooneys’ random act of aviation kindness was thoughtful, it reinforced a dangerous trend, Christopher Muther says.

Christopher Muther

George Clooney, please don’t apologize for flying with your infants

George and Amal Clooney gave passengers on their flight to London noise canceling headphones as a preemptive apology if their babies cried. Here’s why they shouldn’t have.

Aakash Nihalani’s works will be on display for one year.

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New public art being unveiled in Fort Point

The sculptures are by artist Aakash Nihalani.

Ilyse Robbins and Bransen Gates in “She Loves Me.”

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Director fills in for injured actress in Greater Boston Stage Company’s ‘She Loves Me’

Ilyse Robbins appeared in three performances, and thinks they went well.

An expecting dad staged his own pregnancy photo shoot. Hilarity ensued

The Peabody resident surprised his pregnant girlfriend with the photos at their gender reveal party before their son, Logan, was born.

UK surgeon admits to signing his initials on patients’ livers

A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations.

Republican Roy Moore was defeated Tuesday night in Alabama’s special Senate election by Democrat Doug Jones.

NESTOR RAMOS

Good riddance, Roy Moore — but don’t call it a reckoning

Only by the thoroughly debased standards of our current political moment does a narrow victory over this ridiculous man qualify as a sort of reckoning.

Love Letters

How to get dates after college

I think I’m a dateable person; there are certainly more attractive and charming gentlemen out there, but I believe I have things to offer.

The best books of 2017

Our critics list their top picks in various genres.

Globe Magazine

2017 Bostonian of the Year (and 8 inspiring honorable mentions)

Dr. Ann McKee’s work may change football forever. Plus, intrepid teens, dissenting women, caring congregations, visionary scientists, and other engaged citizens making Boston stand out.

Rainer Weiss, pictured at home in 2016, had a career year at age 85.

The Wave-Maker

Rainer Weiss: The MIT physicist who started a new revolution in astronomy

He’s spent his career finding a proof Einstein didn’t think possible, and gave us “ears” on the universe.

Former WCVB news anchor Heather Unruh spoke out about sexism in the workplace and abuse by the powerful.

The Confronter

Heather Unruh names the problems

On two of the year’s biggest issues, the former TV news anchor argued forcefully for justice and accountability.

From left: Harvard Divinity graduate Nestor Pimienta, Rabbi Victor Reinstein of Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, the Rev. Ray Hammond, and the Rev. Kathleen O’Keefe Reed, at University Lutheran Church, represent groups supporting two sanctuary efforts.

The Protectors

Churches offer sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation

Two Boston-area congregations and their supporters have chosen to provide shelter to a woman from Ecuador and her children, and a man from El Salvador.

Five of the teens — Jonah Muniz, Lorrie Pearson, Shayne Clinton, Ayub Tahlil, and Edelind Peguero — outside the Youth Community Development Center in Jamaica Plain.

The Sleuths

Teen activists uncover forgotten TD Garden fund-raiser promise

Once upon a time, TD Garden’s owners promised to host three fund-raisers for the community. Everyone forgot about it until six teens from Hyde Square Task Force started digging.

Sydney Chaffee and two of her students at Codman Academy celebrate in May 2016, when she was named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.

The Teacher

Sydney Chaffee: The charter school teacher who got the nation’s attention

With state and now national honors under her belt, she’s teaching other schools what she knows about how students can change the world.

Raspberry linzer squares

Recipe: Viennese linzer torte, with cinnamon pastry and jam filling, made into little squares

The classic Viennese linzer torte, made with a hazelnut or almond dough, and filled with jam, comes together in pretty little squares for a holiday cookie platter.

Ask Amy

Mom’s hints might lead to holiday host change

Advice from Amy Dickinson.