By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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These restaurants are on the right track
Many of these train stations are within walking distance of summery dining spots. Here’s a taste.
Football fields of fancy foods
A look inside this year’s Fancy Food Show, which took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, where it’s clear the trend toward healthier foods isn’t going anywhere.
Recipe: Cabbage, cucumber, and dill coleslaw is similar to old New England versions
Old slaws weren’t the colorful mixtures we know today, but rather cabbage tossed with a few green vegetables.
Recipe: If you’ve got guests, make this spinach-yogurt dip to accompany drinks on a summer evening
This bright-green dip for pita chips or crudites has a yogurt base with plenty of spinach, basil, parsley, and mint.
Pretzels you can feel good about from the Quinn line of snack foods
They are produced with flour ground from the ancient grain sorghum. Gluten-free, the snack is also made with brown rice flour, organic honey, organic palm oil, and other good ingredients.
Lazy Bear Tea, made with leftover coffee cherries
“I was most excited about the opportunity there to reduce waste in farms, which would have both an environmental and social impact,” says cofounder Daniela Uribe.
Sips: A swizzle — as much fun to drink as it is to say
At The Hourly Oyster House in Harvard Square, the Swizzle Me Timbers was created by bar manager Beth Hoselton.
Free coffee — with a catch — is coming to Massachusetts
Shiru Cafe offers students free drinks in exchange for communications from companies that want to recruit them.
Kyrie Irving-Uncle Drew Wheaties boxes in high demand
If you want one, it might be quicker to shell out $20, which is what one of the boxes was going for on eBay last week.
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Recipes: Switch it up with lamb burgers instead of beef
Lamb on its own is a flavorful alternative to traditional burgers. It’s also a perfect vehicle for interesting seasonings, from simple garlic and rosemary to anchovies and caper.
Fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies
Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting their wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington.
What it’s like at Democracy Brewing, a worker-owned brewpub in Downtown Crossing
Democracy Brewing is as concerned with good working conditions as it is with good beer.
Dorchester Brewing to host second anniversary bash
There’ll be food, music, and of course lots of beer.
Tables: Superfine Foods heads to Newburyport, a granola cafe opens in Arlington, and Little Dipper is spotted in JP
And for those who mourn the loss of downtown’s Townsman, Matt Jennings assures us he’s got projects in the works.
Weep not for Starbucks. But in the North End, what comes next?
The North End uprising that drove the coffee giant away has some troubling implications.
Kids rescued in Thailand lost weight, drank dripping water in cave
The soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal and survived by drinking dripping water.
Find out just how much of a foodie city Portland is on a Maine Food for Thought Tour
As much as we enjoy Portland’s restaurants, we’ve never given much thought to how that food landed on our plates until now, thanks to a new food tour.
What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’
Falmouth restaurant the Buffalo Jump is pushing the limits of New England cuisine. Don’t expect a lobster roll.
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North Reading restaurant closes after salmonella outbreak sickens up to 39 people
A public health advisory posted Friday said the outbreak is believed to have originated on June 23 at Kitty’s Restaurant.
Flavors from around the world, all in one place
The fifth annual A Taste of Ethnic Boston takes place July 31.
Don’t throw away that perfectly good feast
With their website Food Waste Feast, Irene and Mei Li are helping home cooks think outside the box in using food that might normally hit the trash can.
Getting Salty with Nick Calias, executive chef and food and beverage director at Brasserie Jo and the Colonnade Hotel
He cooked at Pedro Martinez’s recent charity dinner, Feast With 45, at Fenway Park.
Recipe: Pancake lovers will sing with joy over these cornmeal-oat blueberry beauties
These blueberry pancakes begin with a cornmeal porridge, which simmers first, then cools. To make the batter, stir in ground oats, yogurt, and plenty of citrus.
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Recipe: Spanish tuna salad with tomatoes, eggs, olives, and onions will become your summer standby
Called ensalada mixta con atun on menus, Spanish tuna salad is a cafe standard in its country of origin.
Recipe: A large round of pizza dough is grilled with veggies and ricotta, then drizzled with honey
For extra-crispy grilled flatbread, start by cooking the dough on the hot grill rack for a few minutes without any toppings.
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Cafe Landwer in Audubon Circle is a taste of home for local Israeli-born residents
Cafe Landwer has 75 locations in Israel, and now one in Boston near the Brookline line, another about to open in Cleveland Circle.
She’s on a tahini mission
Ever since Hila Krikov moved to the United States nine years ago, she has set out to change the idea that tahini should be best known as an ingredient in hummus.
Bottles: Pickle beer is here. It was only a matter of time
Sam-Sam the Pickle Man is a “spicy dill-pickle sour” made by Everett’s Down the Road Beer Co.
Tables: The Smoke Shop opens in Somerville, and a Revival we can get behind
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Quick Bite: Dakzen near Davis Square for Bangkok-style street food
Owner Panupak Kraiwong named his restaurant Dakzen because it’s a loose translation of the Thai phrase to “chow down,” especially on noodles. And you will.
Why Porto is now a part of me
After spending a week in Portugal in June, I’m in love with the centuries-old tile work, the steep alleyways, the sardines that adorn restaurant tables and T-shirts alike, and much more.
After the fire, Napa’s growing again
The Napa Valley is making a grand return with new hotels, restaurants, and tasting rooms after a devastating fire last fall.
Michael Schlow cooks up a taste of the Mediterranean at Eataly
He’s behind L’Ancora, a three-month pop-up at the Prudential Center emporium.
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No endless buffet on this Weight Watchers cruise
Would I love a cruise that lacked an all-day self-serve frozen yogurt machine?
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A pastry pilgrimage to sample sweets from Food Network competitors
On this girlfriends’ getaway, we had one goal: to sample the gorgeous confections from three superstar New England bakers we’d come to love on TV.
Summer camp is not just for kids anymore
Family camp-style vacations are wildly popular, fueled by a desire to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to spend quality time together.
Drinking up to 8 cups of coffee a day might help you live longer, new study says
Go ahead and have that cup of coffee: New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily.
Cool off with these essential summer cocktails
Whether you’re hosting a July Fourth party or just need to cool off on a hot day, these refreshing summer coctails are the perfect way to stay cool.
How to eat like a local in the North End
Break away from the crowds, the lines, the tourists and you’ll find where the locals are: at the hidden gems full of heavenly meatballs and perhaps the best cappuccino you will ever have.
Recipe: Lamb loin chops come off the grill rosy and juicy, ready for a gremolata garnish
The Italian herb garnish gremolata -- parsley, garlic, and lemon -- is all you need to embellish thick, grilled lamb chops.
Recipe: Smoky, grilled charred onions make everything beside them on the plate come to life
Perhaps because they’re juicy and almost impossible to overcook, big sweet onions are one of the best vegetables to grill over hot coals.
Pulled pork and ribs: a pilgrimage to B.T.’s Smokehouse
The drive to the Sturbridge spot has become a don’t-miss culinary road trip. Yet somehow I had missed it.
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Recipe: On the Fourth, salmon with herb oil and smashed whole potatoes are on the grill
Salmon holds up on the grill because of its firm flesh and high fat content; herb oil adds flavor and keepd the fish from sticking. The potatoes are cooked whole, smashed into flat cakes, and grilled.
Q&A with Jacqueline Neves, author and influencer
Neves has collected her neighborhood recommendations in “Boston Food Crawl: Touring the Neighborhoods One Bite and Libation at a Time.” The book is designed to give her audience, primarily East Coast-based readers, an insider’s take on how to eat and drink like a local.