Munch Madness

Munch Madness | Final

// And the Munch Madness winner is . . .

Beloved Boston bakery Flour takes the cake over Sarma to clinch Munch Madness 2019.

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.

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A grilled cheese sandwich featuring the signature blend of asiago, goat, and sharp cheddar cheeses with boneless beef shortribs and red wine-caramelized onions.


Cheesy Street Grill satisfies comfort-food cravings

“Who doesn’t like grilled cheese and other comfort foods? It’s nostalgia,” said Lisa Dowd.

The lamb burger with caramelized onions and truffle fries at The Corner Stop.


Warmth, great food make Cohasset’s Corner Stop a must

Over the last seven years, husband and wife Rudy and Ron Vale have created a big welcoming restaurant infused with a sense of community and warmth.

American dies of volcano eruption injuries

An American husband and wife have now both died from injuries suffered in a New Zealand volcanic eruption, authorities said Thursday, leaving behind twin 6-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy.

The Herb Potato Gnocchi Romano at Phat Cats Bistro.


Phat Cats Bistro knows its neighborhood

Located on Amesbury’s Market Street as it points toward the New Hampshire border, Phat Cats is housed in a building with its own history.


Spice Box in Lexington hits all the right notes

In some respects, the menu features a what’s what of better-known Indian cuisine. Yet not every dish is quite so familiar — and there’s pizza.

Lucky Finn’s garden salad, with a scoop of cranberry walnut chicken salad.


Twice as lucky as café opens second location

Lucky Finn opened on Oct. 25, at the new, still-launching Merchants Row on Route 53 in Hanover.

Perch Coffee Shop in Oakland stopped using paper and plastic cups, and now offers two sizes of reusable to-go glass jars. A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups.

San Francisco cafes are banishing disposable coffee cups

A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies.

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a town hall event with Asian American and Pacific Islander voters Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Buttigieg backers defend ‘wine cave’ fundraiser

The California winemakers who hosted a dinner at a “wine cave” for Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg are defending the fundraising event.

BOSTON, MA - 11/04/2019: Boston skyline by Copley Place viewed from aerial (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC

Boston makes Travel + Leisure’s list of top 50 places to visit in 2020

The magazine cited an influx of new restaurants and luxury lodgings for Boston, calling the city “the country’s next great hotel city.”

Caroline Kennedy.

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father

John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that’s named after the 35th US president.

A model wore a blue dress from the Balenciaga spring 2020 collection in Paris earlier this year. Pantone has declared Classic Blue its color of the year for 2020.

Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year

In these uneasy times, as we move along to a new decade, the Pantone Color Institute has reached back in time to a calming, confident Classic Blue as its 2020 color of the year.

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, Calif.

U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak.

Sweet Potato and Shallot Casserole With Fennel Seeds

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Three classic Thanksgiving side dishes made easier

Updating the all-important sweet potato, stuffing, and green bean sides with bolder flavors.

Nicole Cruz of Providence said she’s concerned about the environment and ready to change her double-cupping ways.

Rhode Islanders lament the demise of the Dunkin’ double-cup

Double-cupping seems to have originated in Rhode Island, where it remains very popular. Change will be tough.

Chicken Curry With Coconut and Tomatoes

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Three curry dishes easy enough for workweek dinners

How to layer flavors for big impact without needing long cooking times or a pantry full of spices.

Maya Noyes, 12, of Wayland on the set of Chopped Junior in New York City in July.


Wayland girl, 12, to compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Junior’ Tuesday

Seventh grader Maya Noyes will test her cooking skills Tuesday night as she competes on a Thanksgiving episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior.”

Eastern Standard Provisions, a pretzel company, is one of 79 companies to earn a coveted spot on Oprah Winfrey’s list of favorite things.


Boston pretzel company makes Oprah’s favorite things list

Eastern Standard Provisions earned a coveted spot on this year’s list of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things, Oprah Magazine said Friday.

Five super-large shrimp steal the show in the shrimp margarita entree served with homemade pasta.


A Winthrop mainstay still draws a crowd

The secret to Winthrop mainstay Cafe Rossetti’s may be the warm atmosphere created by a staff that welcomes you like family — plus generously sized, comforting dishes.

Cashew-Coconut Meatballs with Creamy Spiced Tomato Sauce

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Three surprising ways to make meatballs

Look beyond the Italian-American standard, to Turkey, India, and Vietnam.

The Popeyes chicken sandwich has been credited with causing long lines and hourslong waits across the county.

Man fatally stabbed over Popeyes sandwich in Maryland

The two men were waiting in line at an Oxon Hill Popeyes on Monday night when one of the men accused the other of cutting in front of him in a line specifically for ordering chicken sandwiches, officials say.

Steve Easterbrook, who had been McDonald’s president and chief executive, left the company after having a consensual relationship with an employee.

McDonald’s chief steps down after relationship with employee

Steve Easterbrook, who was the fast-food giant’s president and chief executive, said he decided to move on because his actions were against “the values of the company.”

A skier carves turns at Stowe Mountain  Resort.

Winter Travel

How New England ski resorts are making sure you have fun, whatever the weather

Why resorts are spending big money to keep you coming back.

Grapes grow in rows at Leoness Cellars in Temecula, California.

Winter Travel

Wine lovers take note: Temecula, California, is the next Napa Valley

The region is earning raves for sophisticated Spanish and Mediterranean varietals suited to hot days, cool nights, and Pacific Ocean breezes.

New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras

New York City lawmakers have passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose.

Joanne Chang’s Apple Cider Sticky Buns

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Joanne Chang made Flour’s famous sticky buns even better. Her secret? Apples.

Trust us, they’re worth the two days they take to make. Plus, an easy recipe for sticky bun popcorn.


Recipe: Sear halloumi to brown the outside, then spoon spicy chickpeas on top

Recipe for Seared Halloumi with Spicy Chickpeas

Any health benefit associated with chocolate is tied to the flavanols in the cocoa beans which make cocoa powder.

Is chocolate healthy? Alas, the answer isn’t sweet. Here’s why.

No matter how you break that candy bar, and no matter how many headlines you’ve seen about the health benefits of chocolate, the scientific evidence remains pretty slim.

A rendering of the Hub Hall food hall coming to Hub on Causeway near TD Garden.

A running list of the 18 food vendors coming to Hub Hall near TD Garden

A new food hall is coming to Boston this winter, and already the lineup is looking delicious.

Lord Hobo has signed a lease with the commercial development firm Skanska to build out a 9,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant at Two Drydock, a development at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park.


Lord Hobo to open ‘the Taj Mahal of breweries in the Seaport’

The brewery and restaurant at Two Drydock will be Lord Hobo’s second physical location, following a Woburn taproom and production facility that opened in 2015.


Silky pajamas, custom suits, three kinds of tequila: Celtics toast new season at Tip-Off Gala

Decked out in a silk pajama-like getup, new Celtics center Vincent Poirier stole the show Thursday night at the annual Shamrock Foundation event.


Big news at Banners; a pop-up doughnut shop gets a permanent address

Restaurant news you can use.

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 file photo, 6-year-old elementary school students go through the lunch line in the school's cafeteria in Paducah, Ky. Nearly a million students could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that's expected to reduce the number of people who get food stamps. In October 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released an analysis finding as many as 982,000 children could be affected by the change. (Ellen O'Nan/The Paducah Sun via AP)

Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

The US Department of Agriculture has released details of an analysis that found that as many as 982,000 children could be affected by the change.

Bob Luz says more should be done to promote this state’s status as a “great culinary destination.”

Jon Chesto|Chesto Means Business

Legislature’s $2M gift prompts some soul-searching in restaurant industry

House Speaker Bob DeLeo gave the restaurant industry a sweet gift this summer. But that present is going to take some time to unwrap.

Want an Anthony Bourdain keepsake? Now’s your chance with an auction of his possessions.

Anthony Bourdain was not a pack rat or a collector. His Manhattan apartment was not a museum dedicated to souvenirs gathered over the years when he served as host of "Parts Unknown" and "No Reservations." His belongings were largely functional or decorative or educational. Few were items that you would immediately identify as keepsakes or mementos from his travels around the world.

A rendering of the inside of the Roche Bros. Brothers Marketplace store in Kendall Square, which will open Nov. 12.

A new Roche Bros. grocery store will open in Kendall Square next month

A long-awaited supermarket is finally opening in Cambridge’s One Broadway.

A vegan pioneer brings her baking know-how to Boston Veg Food Fest

Clarisse Flon teaches plant-based cooking in England and owns the Sunny Spoon, a French vegan patisserie that sells wholesale vegan fare to businesses in and around London.

Skillet magazine combines millennial visuals with age-old cooking wisdom

Skillet magazine’s content is geared toward young adults and aims to engage them in conversations about healthy habits and promote social aspects of cooking and eating real food together.


Nancy Cushman is a busy woman

Nancy Cushman and her husband, Tim, opened the lauded Japanese restaurant O Ya in 2007 and Hojoko in 2015. Recently, they opened two restaurants at Time Out Market: Gogo Ya and Ms. Clucks Deluxe Chicken & Dumplings. In New York City, they run O Ya, Covina, and the Roof at Park South. There is also an O Ya in Mexico City. Later this year, the duo will unveil Bianca at Chestnut Hill’s The Street development.

The giant TV screen at Banners Kitchen & Tap on Causeway Street.

Banners sports bar at the Hub on Causeway opens today. Here’s a look inside

The crowning achievement of the 25,000-square-foot tavern: The biggest in-restaurant LED TV screen on the East Coast.

East Boston, MA - 9/20/2019 - Chicken biryani is pictured at Tawakal Halal Cafe in East Boston, Mass. on Friday, Sept. 20. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: 25firstpic

Globe Magazine

Where to eat in Greater Boston

A selection of recent dining reviews from around the region, by Globe food writers.

Connections | Magazine

You, me, and Doyle’s Cafe

We adopted the Jamaica Plain watering hole as the boardroom for our friendship. What will we do now that it’s closing?

Hot Ticket

Third annual Zoo & Brew comes to Seaport’s Sea Green

The Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo is the centerpiece of the event (cuddle bunnies and goats!), and kids can take mechanical animal rides around the green. And there’ll be beer.


Rochambeau opens, and Hub Hall names more names

Restaurant news you can use.


Post Malone dines out in Boston, greeting fans in the Seaport Tuesday night

The chart-topping rapper greeted fans and restaurant staff at Strega.

MASTERCHEF: L-R: Contestants Subha and Nick in the “10th Season Pool Party!” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, June 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Greg Gayne/ FOX


‘MasterChef’ auditions to be held in Boston Oct. 19

If all goes well, you could find yourself on the Fox cooking competition show, enraging celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and vying for $250,000.

Enjoy dishes from Bar Mezzana, Eventide, Little Donkey, Uni, and more.

hot ticket

Lovin’ Spoonfuls hosts 9th annual tailgate fundraiser

The Nov. 3 event at CruisePort Terminal will feature some of Boston top restaurants.

Double shot

Matt Viser | Double Shot

// 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.