By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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Strangers buy car for Texas man who walked miles to work
A Texas man’s 3-mile (5 kilometer) daily walk to work has inspired a group of strangers to collect enough money to buy him a car.
Did Jason Isbell make it to Atwood’s?
Randi Millman, who books shows at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, posted a note on Facebook inviting the singer to stop by after his Pavilion concert.
It’s time to give sour beer another shot
Night Shift Brewery cofounder Michael Oxton thinks there’s a sour beer for everyone at the upcoming We’re Funk’d Festival.
Get an up-close look at Duxbury Bay oysters
You can learn all about the craggy shellfish on a two-hour Island Creek Farm Tour.
Wild Atlantic salmon and peas once shared a season and became a Fourth tradition
For this recipe, cover boneless salmon with a crust of crushed coriander seeds, peppercorns, and dill. Serve with a white-wine sauce and peas.
The confident cook
Add some smoked fish to the chowder pot and you’ll ladle out restaurant-quality bowls
Smoked fish chowder combines fresh white fish such as haddock, hake, halibut, or cod with smoked haddock and diced golden potatoes. If you order it often in a restaurant, you’ll love this.
A simple cake with a crumb topping might have been made in a Colonial kitchen
Old-fashioned buckles are made with a coffee cake-like batter, fresh fruit, and a sweet crumb topping. This version uses cherries.
Stir, scrape, and serve with a supoon
The “sit up spoon” functions like a few utensils in one.
Recipe for grilled beef kebabs
Mix the ingredients in advance, then chill for several hours or overnight.
Hebert Candies marks 100 years of yum
The Shrewsbury chocolatier this year celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Sweetener used in some peanut butter brands could be deadly for your dog
Xylitol, which is also found in some chewing gums, can cause seizures and liver failure for your pup.
Annemarie Ahearn of Salt Water Farm in Maine
Ahearn runs a cooking school where she teaches home cooks from all over the world to celebrate the bounty produced — sometimes with struggle — along the Maine coast.
By the Glass
These Boston sommeliers fly the flag for Australian grenache
If your one impression of Australian wine is mass-produced shiraz, reintroductions are definitely in order.
‘Soframiz,’ ‘Black Trumpet’ win Readable Feast awards
Winners of the New England-based cookbook and food-writing competition were announced Friday.
Cooking | Magazine
Recipes: Light, easy Southeast Asian salads for summer
Counteract the summer heat with big, refreshing flavors.
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.
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?
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.
Restaurant openings, closings, and chatter
New places to dine in Southie, Salem, and Brighton.
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.”
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.
‘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.
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Where would Julia Child eat? We think here
If she were alive right now, probably Les Sablons in Harvard Square.
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.
The confident cook
Poke bowls are everywhere; here’s one to make for your own table
The poke craze has hit hard and now bowls of marinated raw fish with vegetables are on many fast-casual menus. Start with fresh salmon and rice and build your own.
Legal is late to the bowl concept, but very good at it
If you’re looking for a bowl of salmon poke or raw tuna in a sesame-ginger marinade, Legal Fish Bowl in Kendall Square might be for you.
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.
Michael Scelfo to open third Harvard Square restaurant in Cafe Algiers space
The chef-owner will transform the Cafe Algiers space in a restaurant called Longfellow.
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