Home & Property

A Summer Celebration

Festive tableware and an upscale, island-inspired menu for your next al fresco event.

Home & Property

Cocktail Recipe: Great Elm Punch

8 oz. coconut water 1 c. granulated sugar 12 oz. tequila, recommended: Ocho blanco 6 oz. passion fruit purée, recommended: 100 percent frozen passion fruit 6 […]

Home & Property

Recipe: Grilled Wild Shrimp with Green Mojo

For the shrimp: 2 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on, recommended: U15 wild Gulf shrimp 4 medium cloves garlic, minced ½ c. olive oil […]

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Recipe: Grilled Skirt Steak with Corn & Farro Salad

For the steak: 2 lb. skirt steak ½ c. canola oil ½ bunch cilantro leaves and stems, ends trimmed 2 tbsp. chipotle in adobo 2 […]

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Recipe: Sweet Cornbread Cake with Strawberries & Chantilly Cream

For the cake: 3 ¼ c. all-purpose flour 2 ¼ c. cornmeal 2 ½ c. granulated sugar 1 tbsp. baking powder 1 tsp. table salt […]

Restaurants

Is the Worst Over?

Things were looking grim for the restaurant business last January. The tanking economy seemed to reached its nadir during what is already the slowest dining […]

Restaurants

First Bite: North 26

The Millennium Bostonian Hotel sits on a prime patch of real estate–directly across from Faneuil Hall, a stone’s throw from the North End–but no one […]

Restaurants

The Sun Sets on Aujourd'hui

If you haven’t heard already, the Four Seasons announced this weekend that it will close its celebrated restaurant, Aujourd’hui, after a final dinner on June […]

Restaurants

The City's Best Falafel: Not in Brookline!

Wow, that headline really feels like sacrilege, given how long I’ve bowed at the altar of Rami’s, and the Israeli takeout joint still does turn […]

Restaurants

First Bite: Boston Burger Company

One advantage to living in a college town: You don’t have to go much farther than the nearest campus to satisfy your craving for a […]

Restaurants

Reichl declares Shire meal, “One of my best ever!”

At Wednesday night’s book party for Ruth Reichl’s memoir, Not Becoming My Mother, at Upstairs on the Square, owner Mary-Catherine Deibel held court like the […]

Restaurants

First Bite: Jerusalem Pita

A relatively small neighborhood packed with restaurants and foodies alike, Brookline’s Coolidge Corner offers a fertile ground for rivalries (the Anna’s–Boca Grande burrito war of […]

Restaurants

Stephi's Gets Familiar with Us

Ever on the lookout for restaurants that tweak our preconceptions and beguile our palates, we at Chowder must admit that—especially on unseasonably bitter March nights—we […]

Restaurants

Ten Times Two Equals…

Call it a big-budget (or bigger-budget, anyway) sequel to a cult favorite: The recently debuted sister location to J.P.’s tiny Ten Tables keeps its star—David […]

Restaurants

Restaurant L: Another One Bites the Dust

We’re sad to report that Marc Orfaly’s Restaurant L, opened only three months before, closed this weekend. There had been rumors that the restaurant was […]