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New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes
Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything.
Missouri lawmakers approve measure regulating fake meat
Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that bans companies from labeling lab-grown meat products or meat substitutes as meat.
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Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine
Wine, well-chosen fruit, and modest sweetening are all sangria needs to be great.
An early look at part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake
The three-part layered lemon and elderflower wedding cake for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have an ‘‘ethereal’’ taste and an unusual display, the baker said.
Free al fresco offerings at The Street Chestnut Hill
Can’t make it to the beach? Go to Route 9 instead.
At Blue Dalia in Natick, there’s a margarita waiting just beyond the checkout lane
A look at Blue Dalia, a Mexican restaurant inside a Wegmans inside the mall in Natick.
Hello Backyard Betty’s, goodbye Central Bistro
Restaurant news you can use.
Massachusetts-made wine from Portuguese grapes
Montez could have sourced fruit from California, but looked instead to Transmontano, in northeastern Portugal, where his family’s vineyard and winery are located.
Say ‘I do’ to some classic British recipes
Any wedding viewing party should certainly come with festive royal food.
A wick(ed) good time at this former candle factory
The Wick is a 55-room hotel is set in a former candle-and-soap-manufacturing facility, and there’s nothing cookie-cutter about the property.
From the Bar
From the Bar: La Vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose is a fitting a cocktail for session sipping in the afternoon sunshine.
Four wine beers you should try immediately
Wine-beer hybrids will soon be everywhere, brewed by your favorite brands and as on-trend as last year’s rosé-all-day movement.
What She’s Having
Go out of your way for Sichuan Gourmet
I brave rush-hour traffic to grab takeout there. My go-to order: Cheng Du spicy dumplings, Sichuan wontons with spicy chile sauce, and green bean jelly with Cheng Du spicy sauce.
Strip-T’s in Watertown is closing, and with it goes a little piece of the restaurant scene’s soul
The Watertown hole-in-the-wall became an unlikely culinary destination, but the relationships forged here were always the real draw.
Getting Salty with Share Our Strength’s Emily Ryan
Share Our Strength holds its 30th annual Taste of the Nation fund-raiser in Boston on June 5, with more than 60 restaurants serving food and drinks to benefit their No Kid Hungry campaign.
Recipe: For a crowd, serve a grilled flank steak with an aromatic Italian herb sauce
This sauce is a classic Italian salsa verde (don’t confuse it with the Mexican sauce of the same name), which combines capers, mustard, lemon juice, anchovies, parsley, rosemary, and mint.
Le Crueset’s steel pots perfect for your next seafood boil
Sturdy, but lighter than cast iron, these high-profile enamel-coated steel pots have tight fitting lids and are crafted to heat water quickly, efficiently, and evenly on any heat source for boiling and steaming shellfish.
The Kitchen Helper Guide, a source for chefs of all skill levels
The small packet is useful for cooks of all calibers because it is loaded with facts: equivalent measurements, emergency substitutions, roasting and microwave timetables, and descriptions of spices and herbs and which foods they match well with.
‘My Kitchen Chalkboard’ offers families ideas for planning a week’s menu in advance
To keep her nightly chaos in check, local author Leigh Belanger writes out weekly meals on a kitchen chalkboard so her two boys know what to expect. And she knows, too.
Marsala brings out the beauty in monkfish
The Daily Catch has been serving monkfish Marsala since the early 1970s, before taste for monkfish expanded beyond largely Italian and Portuguese kitchens.
Recipe: Strawberry shortcakes are one of the joys of berry season
Cut buttermilk shortcakes from a square of dough to form nine pieces (if you bake for eight guests, someone gets seconds!). It’s an efficient way of dividing up the dough without scraps.
Recipe: Instead of adding breadcrumbs to beef meatballs, stir in ricotta and simmer in sauce
Drop these meatballs directly into a simmering tomato sauce, rather than browning them in oil — your stovetop will be happy. They'll keep their shape and flavor the sauce.
Recipe: The Daily Catch’s Monkfish Marsala
It has the richness of chicken Marsala with the lightness of a fish dish.
Public market sets up shop in the Seaport
Among the maze of ritzy restaurants and elegant high-rises, there will soon be produce.
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Recipes: Soft, crisp pancakes with rhubarb, salmon, or chocolate
Impress mom on Mother’s Day with these sweet and savory Dutch baby recipes.
Joanne Chang to open new Flour Bakery in the Seaport this summer
The bakery chain, best known for its gooey sticky buns and other blissful baked goods, will move its production kitchen to the new location, as well.
Dunkin’ celebrates wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a heart-shaped doughnut
Fittingly, it is similar to Royal Wedding doughnut the chain made for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials in 2011.
Talulla in Huron Village, where white tablecloths don’t mean you can’t have fun
Those who loved T.W. Food will find that little has changed in the small dining room.
A new place for lobster rolls in Marina Bay
Restaurant news you can use — including that a new Flour location will open in the Seaport.
It’s Greek to me
The signature drink Boston native Effie Panagopoulos created uses only lemon juice and basil leaves to boost its fresh, earthy notes.
Argentina’s capital is a seductive pleasure that transcends the tango and Evita
What’s it like to conquer Buenos Aires in 60 hours? Picture sitting down to a nine-course meal and being told that you have 15 minutes to consume it all.
Elin Hilderbrand’s love affair with Nantucket
New York Times best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand eats, sleeps, and breathes Nantucket. What set it apart, she says, is the island’s authenticity.
All hail the French onion soup at Les Zygomates
The culinary classic never falls out of favor at this established eatery.
Five restaurants that are gone from Boston but definitely not forgotten
The Globe’s former food editor remembers a handful of classic dining spots that stole our hearts. Which ones are on your list?
How does a restaurant survive for decades? These 10 have a winning formula
With new spots opening all the time, it’s not easy to keep a restaurant going for decades.
Where do food pros like Gordon Hamersley eat in Boston?
Veterans of the Boston-area dining scene reminisce about restaurants from Boston’s past and recommend the spots that keep them coming back.
A minority-owned business struggles in the Seaport
One restaurant’s problems show the realities for businesses in the evolving district, where people of color occupy a tiny fraction of the market.
HONK if you like beer and helping aspiring musicians
Somerville breweries Aeronaut and Winter Hill Brewing Co. are teaming to provide liquid accompaniment to the city’s PorchFest. All profits support School of HONK.
From the Bar
At East Arlington’s Commune Kitchen, a meaty tartine and an Argentine red
The chill eatery offers a relaxed space for artisanal pizza, savory snacks, and — yes! — beer and wine.
Robots made me lunch. I enjoyed it. Is that so wrong?
What happens when machines take over the kitchen? At Spyce in downtown Boston, we are about to find out.
Karen Akunowicz wins Best Chef: Northeast at James Beard awards gala
Akunowicz, of Myers + Chang, was one of five chefs up for the honor.
Smith & Wollensky to close Back Bay location
Smith & Wollensky will soon be taking its banners off the Castle walls, ending a 15-year run as a fixture in Boston’s dining and hospitality scene.
Nestle to take over sales of Starbucks in the grocery aisle
Nestle is paying more than $7 billion to buy the rights to sell Starbucks coffee and tea in supermarkets and other stores outside its coffee shops.
More restaurants opt to #skipthestraw, hoping patrons will suck it up for the planet’s sake
In 2015, a clip of a ridley sea turtle with a plastic drinking straw stuck up its nostril went viral. Those images lingered, and a backlash began.
Tea and chocolate for Mom
Beth’s Chocolate’s Beth Kirsch and Tea Hive’s Rebecca Sgouros collaborated on the collection of tea-infused chocolates.
Ingredients dancing in broth
Marisa Iocco, executive chef and co-owner of Spiga Ristorante in Needham, has created a half-dozen guazzetti inspired by a favorite dish from her native Abruzzo region in Italy.