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Where to Eat. Right Now.

A comprehensive, taxonomic, easy-reference field guide to dining out in Greater Boston, featuring: six full-color plates, 11 spruced-up street snacks, one headless annotated lamb, and 50 forward-leaning, rigorously vetted, utterly on-the-pulse restaurants worth a top spot on your feeding schedule.

Features

Back to the Drawing Board

Pierce? Gone. Garnett? Adios. Doc Rivers? See ya. Danny Ainge spent the summer blowing up his team, and now it’s up to the cocksure Celtics boss to figure out how to return the franchise to glory. With a new season starting and everything uncertain, at least one thing is clear: We’re about to find out if Ainge is as smart as he thinks he is.

Baser Natures

In his new book, Dirty Love, Andre Dubus III conjures up characters who struggle through a lurid wilderness of sex. For the writer, that’s the path not taken: “We tend to write about what haunts us.”

Mr. Wynn Comes to Everett

It was long assumed Suffolk Downs had the inside track on the single casino license Massachusetts will issue in the Boston area. But that was before Vegas mogul Steve Wynn’s whirlwind courtship with the city of Everett. Now the race between Wynn and Suffolk Downs is entering the home stretch…even if Wynn doesn’t think there’s any competition.

Departments

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Giving Up the Gun

In Boston’s most dangerous neighborhoods, criminals routinely use women to traffic and hide illegal guns. Can a new education campaign make a difference?

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Annex Brookline!

A modest proposal for how the next mayor of Boston can promote growth, expand our horizons, vanquish our neighbors, and restore our rightful place as the hub of the universe.

News

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Angry Birds

What you need to know about turkeys this Thanksgiving season.

Restaurants

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Lay It On!

Check out these nine great classic tall cakes available around town.

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And a Sprig of Time?

The South End’s new food-geek boutique makes a persuasive case that some history bears re-eating.

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Firing Up the Base

Citizen Public House bartender John Mayer offers three autumn-appropriate elixirs—as well as professional-caliber recipes guaranteed to make them shine.

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"Kitfo Sure"

Sampling kitfo—Ethiopia’s unconscionably rich steak tartare—at Habesha in Malden.

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Slick Move

A fish dish at L’Espalier is brushed with walnut oil for umami depth.

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Dining Out: Tavern Road

There’s plenty to love already about Fort Point’s ambitious and earnest new culinary artwork in progress (including a stellar $19 steak).

Fashion & Style

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Stepping Out

Make grand entrances all over town with these Tom Ford stunners.

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Noir and Piece

Pair an LBD with statement jewelry and voilà: traditional cocktail attire with a twist.

Health

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Outer Beauty

Skin less than glowing? Try nourishing it from the inside with these antioxidant-rich (and local-dermatologist-approved) foods.

Arts & Entertainment