By only six votes, Oleana edged out Myers + Chang.
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Center Parcs UK, where you can park yourself for a few days of fun in England
It’s a collection of five village-style vacation parks, each secluded in woodland and devoid of cars. Bring your bike, or rent one at the cycle shed adjacent to the parking lot. Or walk.
Cooking | Magazine
Four Oscar-worthy cocktail recipes from Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street
Fun twists on classic drinks make for a festive evening.
Here, there, and everywhere
Here, there, and everywhere
Travel news you can use.
How to eat healthier in the workplace
Who orders that platter of cookies for the weekly staff meeting? If your employer hasn’t embraced healthier food options yet, take matters into your own hands.
Recipe: Salmon, shredded fennel, toasted couscous, and dairy-free yogurt go into this salad
In “A New Way to Food,” by Maggie Battista, founder of Eat Boutique, the author tells a personal tale of struggles with weight loss and how she eats now. This salmon salad is a favorite recipe.
They started The Fresh Collective as a network for women in the food industry
Boston-area women in every facet of the food business are gathering at meetings and online to build a community with The Fresh Collective, founded by authors Maggie Battista and Leigh Belanger.
For the women of Stillman Quality Meats, Worcester has quickly become a happy home
Kate Stillman has very quietly come to embody the best of female entrepreneurship in the local food world.
Recipe: A dish in ‘Red Hot Kitchen’ blends the Middle Eastern shakshuka with Asian sriracha
Author Diana Kuan writes that her version of shakshuka is for weekend mornings when no one wants to cut up chiles; instead she adds sriracha.
Add some zest to your life with preserved lemons
These are so tasty you can even add slices of the skin to salads or cocktails.
Now you can use Frank Pepe Pizzeria’s tomatoes at home
You might not be able to turn out crust with the char like Pepe’s, but the sauce will be fresh tasting and delicious.
The confident cook
Recipe: Mildly spicy pasilla chiles warm the broth for a fish stew with cumin
The pasilla chiles used here, the dried version of fresh chilaca peppers, are mild but rich in flavor. Most supermarkets carry them; if not substitute ancho chiles, the dried form of poblanos.
‘Red Hot Kitchen’ offers recipes with plenty of heat and layers of flavor
Cookbook author Diana Kuan offers dishes made with one of nine Asian chile sauces. Make your own sauces (or buy them) for these intriguing, cross-cultural recipes.
Not every Brut IPA is built the same
The Brut IPA, the latest on-trend style many of your favorite brewers are making, is still evolving.
Recipe: This traditional, creamy Dutch soup, based on mustard, delivers warmth
A dish based on a condiment might prompt a puzzled glance, but this classic Dutch soup, called mosterdsoep (pronounced like it sounds), is very popular in the Netherlands.
Recipe: Elegant boneless chicken breasts in a mushroom sauce is ready in less than 30 minutes
The key to getting juicy boneless chicken breasts is to brown them quickly in a skillet and let them finish cooking in the oven. A meat thermometer is your secret weapon.
A conversation with Carlos Tobon of Catalyst
Carlos Tobon has worked his way up in the restaurant industry, from a dishwasher at Blue Moon to special events at Catalyst, where he’s often requested by name.
Here are the best restaurants in Massachusetts, according to AAA
AAA has announced its 2019 list of best restaurants nationwide — and several of the top-rated establishments are located here.
Pho Viet’s II expands to Newton Centre with soups, bánh mi, and more
The Vietnamese restaurant celebrates a second location in Newton Centre.
Mike Kamio, founder of Anna’s Taqueria, dies
Anna’s Taqueria locations will be closed Friday in honor of Mike Kamio, and so friends and family can attend services.
If you haven’t swilled from an ice luge since college, you can change that on Feb. 24 at Harvest in Harvard Square.
Chef Rachel Klein re-emerges in a friendly suburban spot in Sharon
The Square wants to be a neighborhood place and has succeeded right out of the gate. A group of investors opened it because they wanted a spot where they could hang out with their friends.
Peregrine and Rochambeau set to debut; Dorchester gets an American Provisions
Restaurant news you can use.
What does a healthy meal look like these days?
Here’s what experts say we should be eating: lots of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, lean poultry, and a moderate amount of healthy fats.
Treat your sweetie at Cacao Nuts & Chocolates
The display case at Cacao Nuts & Chocolates in Jamaica Plain is filled with luscious, handmade chocolates. The shop opened in July and offers a nut bar with more than a dozen choices.
Rocco’s sweet creations will make you smile
The humble shop offers some of the heftiest, most enterprising hand-cut doughnut creations around. Doughnuts from other stores look puny next to these.
The confident cook
Recipe: Not every Valentine swoons over chocolate, which is where this citrus-almond cake comes in
This cake is an example of the Moorish influences on modern Spanish cooking.
An allergy almost killed her son. Now she’s trying to change Mass. law
Despite making her son’s nut allergy clear to the server, he almost died in a Cambridge restaurant. Now this Sudbury woman is fighting to close the loop on communication with kitchens.
By the Glass
Vivid wines make for a spicy affair, thanks to the team at Oleana
Last month, Oleana chef-owner Ana Sortun and wine director Theresa Paopao hosted a cooking demonstration and wine tasting in Norwood.
‘Just come in and enjoy the food’
At the new Pho Viet’s II in Newton Centre, broth is bubbling in stockpots as a steady stream of customers come in for a bowl of pho to warm away the winter chill.
A conversation with Karen Akunowicz of Fox & the Knife
Akunowicz attracted fans at the South End’s Myers + Chang, where she won the James Beard Award as Best Chef: Northeast in 2018. Now she has her very own spot.
Recipe: For your Valentine, these irresistible little rounds are a cross between a brownie and a muffin
These perfect, thick rounds, baked in muffin tins, behave a little like cookies, but their softer centers, loaded with chocolate chips and walnuts, resemble brownies.
Recipe: Bittersweet chocolate and cheesecake go hand-in-hand for your Valentine
Rich, smooth, and creamy, with a distinct chocolate taste, this cake has a cream cheese batter that bakes on a chocolate-crumb crust pressed into a springform pan.
Cooking | Magazine
Chris Kimball of Milk Street joins the Globe Magazine’s weekly Cooking column
Check out his recipes for a roast with Italian flavors, an Australian take on pulled pork, and a weeknight-friendly schnitzel.
Why are so many Boston restaurants closing?
It’s the rents. It’s the labor costs. It’s changing tastes. It’s the Trump factor. In short: It’s the perfect storm, and something needs to change.
Where to eat in Greater Boston
A selection of recent dining reviews from around the region, by Globe food writers.
Greater Boston author readings Feb. 10 - Feb. 16
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A gathering place to slow down and share a meal
Gather is on Route 27 in the Bryantville area of Pembroke with its many large lakes and rural feel.
Tables: Not feeling it this Valentine’s Day? Head to Bukowski Tavern
As part of an anti-Valentine’s party there, you can tape a photo of your ex to a piñata and start smashing. The cathartic affair commences at 6 p.m.
A look at Luce, which is reviving a space with history
With Luce — named for owner Rene Becker’s young daughter — he aims to create a neighborhood place where families can stop in for pasta and pizza.
Hike, sip, cruise, repeat: A French river cruise offers an active alternative
A French company offers river cruisers the option to explore their surroundings with daily hikes — and a healthy side of wine.
Frank’s Steak House has been a success for decades. What’s the secret?
As so many hallowed restaurants close around here, I felt as though I should pay my respects to Frank’s Steak House in North Cambridge. Here is an old restaurant that stays stubbornly, proudly in business — complete with a $15 prime rib, soup, vegetable, and dessert before 6 p.m.
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Neighborhood on the verge: Portland’s East End comes into its own
The East End’s star is rising. Here are some places to check out.
At Whaling in Oklahoma, chef Tim Maslow finds new focus
The former Ribelle chef returns with his own take on Japanese food.
The soup’s always on at Inna’s, and now you can take it home
The new location in Newton, once a kosher butcher shop, gives them more space and an eco-kosher production kitchen for their catering and wholesale business.
Let this be your only sour note on Valentine’s Day
Spice up your bloody mary with local love from Boston’s Gillo’s Pickles.
Your life needs these slider ties
Kuhn Rikon Slider Ties, 4½-inch, super-strong silicone loops with an adjustable closure, can be used in a million different ways.