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Early Birds at the Busy Bee Diner

Come for the hubcap-size pancakes, stay for the tight-knit community that orbits around each spinner stool.

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Haute Dog

Menton goes all-American with high-end hot dogs.

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Here Comes the Asian Gastropub

Three newcomers (and one menu revamp) offer ­inspired Asian small plates.

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The Backyard Barbecue, Upgraded

The connoisseur’s guide to a gourmet (and totally outsourced) cookout.

Weddings

Jen Gray & Lisa Cacciabaudo

Draw inspiration from their local celebration.

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The Big Scoop

The scoop on Gracie’s in Somerville.

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When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

Now available by the tub: The buzzed-about dips from Sweet Basil and Juniper make easy work of summer entertaining.

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On the Sauce

Salted caramel from Coop’s MicroCreamery gives us a new reason to scoop.

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Putting on the Spritz

Refreshing local twists on the Aperol spritz.

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Anything but Standard Sparklers

When it comes to al fresco ­bubbles, we’re conditioned to reach for a lambrusco, brut rosé, or Prosecco. This summer, try going more obscure instead with one of these delightful, lesser-known quaffs.

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The Kitchen Spy: At Home with Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things

Dann and Martha Paquette, owners of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, are often referred to as “gypsy brewers,” with their various imbibe-able successes—Jack D’Or, their […]

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Locke-Ober, Reinvented

New eatery Yvonne’s will honor a century-old icon’s past while reinterpreting it for a new generation.

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Inside Harvest’s Sleek New Kitchen

The ­entire remodel only added nine square inches, but chef Mary ­Dumont swears it’s made all the difference.

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Salts of the Not-So-Far-Away Earth

These days, even your sodium can have local terroir. Here, three hand-harvested finishing salts you can score from nearby shores.

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The New Maple Syrup

Tip Tap Room executive chef Doug Rodrigues includes Mugolio in his arsenal of high-end pantry staples.