Munch Madness

// Munch Madness winner to be announced

Myers + Chang or Oleana? Find out Thursday who will be the big winner.

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

ramen bowls

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Recipes: Making ramen at home is worth the trouble

Go beyond the store-bought foam cups with this introduction to making tasty noodle dishes.


How to make the Bristol’s Javelina cocktail

Cachaça and gin? The combination might be a new standard.

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Les Sablons pulls into Harvard Square. All aboard!

The restaurant comes from a team behind the likes of Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Row 34.

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Self-Portrait opens, Boston Calling eats well, and other food news

Plus: North Square Oyster Bar is slated to open May 15 in the North End.

Industry hopes Trump will back off food labeling rules

The food industry is moving to capitalize on the administration’s anti-regulation agenda by seeking to revoke Obama-era rules.

Maple-bacon doughnuts from Union Square Donuts in Somerville.

UberEATS is bringing Union Square Donuts and Toro directly to your door

The food-delivery service launches in Boston on April 27.

From The Bar

What wine to pair with Vietnamese food?

At Marblehead’s Soall Bistro, a German white with “hints of lime and honey.”


Five brews you should be drinking right now

Will you be having the perfect lager or the road trip-worthy double IPA?

The Specialty Food Association’s gold sofi statue.

New England food wins awards

Who took home prestigious honors from the Specialty Food Association this year?


‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’: a cookbook that will make you a better cook

Samin Nosrat provides a master class in the “four basic factors that determine how good your food will taste,” as she writes.

By the Glass

How to support central Italy after the earthquakes: Drink its wine

Producers here rely on tourism, which has fallen sharply.

Danielle Glantz makes pasta in 10 to 12 shapes each day at her shop, Pastaio Via Corta, in Gloucester.

In Gloucester, pasta for the people

At her little shop, Pastaio Via Corta, Danielle Glantz makes food customers really care about.

Green curry with chicken at Noodle Market.

Cheap Eats

Where pho meets pad Thai

Arlington’s Noodle Market brings two cultures together.

Lyndigo Spice’s pineapple chutney and This Haiti’s relish hot sauce are some of the items at the Chestnut Hill pop-up market.

Pop-up alert: Market features products from CommonWealth Kitchen

Thirty companies are offering their goods at CommonWealth Kitchen at The Street in Chestnut Hill.

Recipe: Chicken with tarragon-mustard cream sauce

A little easy indulgence for your weeknight.

Baba ghanoush with lavash crackers

The confident cook

Where there’s smoke, there’s baba ghanoush

The broiler is the secret to making this favorite spread with ease.

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Recipes: A retro cocktail party menu with snacks and classic drinks

Puffed pastries, spiced nuts, champagne cocktails, gimlets, and more will get guests in a festive mood.

Mambo Combo burrito at Yoki Express.

Quick Bite

Sushi meets burritos at the Boston Seaport’s Yoki Express

The restaurant is part of a new cluster of fast-casual dining spots along the Seaport’s Boston Wharf Road, including by Chloe and Juice Press.

Avi Shemtov in front of his TAPPED beer truck.


A craft beer bar on wheels

Avi Shemtov’s TAPPED beer truck will quench your partygoers’ thirst with kegs from brewers such as Aeronaut, Night Shift, Trillium, and more.

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Les Sablons opens, Legal Fish Bowl debuts, and Flour grows (again)

Plus: The people behind Il Casale and dante are planning something new.

The rigatoni at Coppa.

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A taste of ‘Goodfellas’

Chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer transform Coppa into a red-sauce joint for a night.

Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

A Starbucks barista posted a (now-deleted) video to Twitter hoping to make orders for the coffee chain’s buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.


Revisiting Heady Topper, with new perspective

Recalling a 2013 visit to Waterbury, Vt., and a recent taste test against Trillium’s Scaled Up double IPA.

The Sumo at Red Lantern

From the Bar

How to make Red Lantern’s Sumo cocktail

It’s time for grapefruit and bubbles.

Cambridge, MA - 04/03/17 - Lucy Valena (cq), executive officer of Barismo in Cambridge, is getting cold calls from recruiters as high-end corporate coffee chains opening in the area seek talent. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Janelle Nanos) Topic: (05barista)

There’s a barista battle brewing in Boston

Big-name, big-money coffee roasters are pouring into Boston and that’s made it tough to hire baristas and make a go of the old-fashioned coffee house.

The ‘‘Unicorn Frappuccino.’’

What is this new ‘Unicorn’ drink from Starbucks?

Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a “Unicorn Frappuccino.”

You’ll soon be able to sip a beer on the Greenway

The open-air space, slated to open in June, will have views of Boston Harbor and several Trillium beers on tap.

In the high-risk restaurant business, how do chef-owners actually make a living?

Eggs for dinner, round-the-clock hours, roommates for life, and other less-than-glamorous tales from people who love what they do.

Les Sablons is housed in the historic Conductor’s Building.

New restaurant Les Sablons opens in Harvard Square

The project comes from the folks collectively behind Branch Line, Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Row 34.

Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai restaurant Blue Ginger to close

The Wellesley fixture’s last day of service is June 3, and Tsai has a new project in the works.

Jay Hajj


From war torn Lebanon to a beloved South End diner

This is the story of chef and restaurateur Jay Hajj of Mike’s City Diner.

Tony Barros, owner of Restaurante Cesaria in Dorchester, consulted on the Cape Verdean recipes in “Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables.”

How does climate change affect the way the world cooks?

“Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables” comes from the United Nations Development Programme, with some local ties.

Chicken plate with whipped feta at Gre.Co.

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Gre.Co is a Greek island on Newbury Street

Celebrate the independent businesses that stand out on this increasingly corporate stretch.

Produce at a Farmer Dave’s farm stand.

The CSA model evolves

One new area of growth for outfits like Farmer Dave’s: memberships in less-affluent urban communities.


Local restaurants lauded by Wine Spectator

Among those making the cut were Abe & Louie’s, Bistro du Midi, Deuxave, Grill 23 & Bar, Lucca, Sorellina, and Strega Waterfront.

Recipe: Braised oxtail with tomatoes and roasted potatoes

The longer this cut cooks, the better it gets, the meat turning soft and luscious.

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Muffin-tin financiers with jam

These little French cakes are named for the bankers who frequented a bakery in Paris’s financial district more than a century ago.

Kashi’s “certified transitional” Dark Cocoa Karma Shredded Wheat Biscuits.

What does ‘certified transitional’ mean?

A look behind the designation, new this year, and its impact on consumers wanting to eat organic food.


In Beverly, a compressed taste of southern Italian hospitality

The two-year-old Toscana Bar Italiano does a lot right in a small space and has plans to expand.

Quick Bite

At Eataly restaurant Terra, a view of the sky, a connection to the land

You’ll find lots of grilled food, plenty of pasta, and a really cool barrel-aged beer program.

Hot ticket

New sounds at Scampo

Italian food, live music, cocktails for two — sounds like the makings of a sultry evening, doesn’t it?


Palo cortado: the most romantic style of sherry?

This rich, round version of the fortified Spanish wine comes with an intriguing backstory.

Patrons at Spoke in 2013.


T.W. Food becomes Self-Portrait, Freepoint opens, and other restaurant news

Plus: Davis Square wine bar Spoke rises again.

Trump Jr. mocks college students’ concern over Chick-fil-A

Donald Trump Jr. has taken to Twitter to mock a group of Pittsburgh college students opposed to the addition of a Chick-fil-A restaurant to their campus.

Miss Conduct

A little matzo etiquette, please

Where not to hide the afikomen. Plus, how to call a politician.

Ten hospitalized in E. coli outbreak at Chicken & Rice Guys

The chain temporarily closed its four restaurants in Boston and Medford and grounded its food trucks.

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// 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.