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Meze Madness

Welcome to the age of meze dining, a choose-your-own smorgasbord that’s even better suited to communal dining than tapas. From Turkish fusion to Greek taverna fare, here’s how some of Boston’s best chefs are making small the next big thing. Again.

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Hot, Rich, and Famous

Apparently, you can bottle it. Three chef-made condiments we’re slathering on with unchecked abandon this summer.

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Get Shorties

Why restaurants should re-embrace the half-bottle—and so should you.

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Haute Dog

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

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Here Comes the Asian Gastropub

Want more small plates inspired by the flavors of Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam? So do we. Here, three newcomers (and one menu revamp) show us how it’s done.

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The Backyard Barbecue, Upgraded

Sure, you could spend the day chopping vegetables, crimping pie crust, and slaving over a smoker for your next party. But this summer, why not leave the slaws and ribs to the pros instead? Ahead, the connoisseur’s guide to a gourmet cookout.

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Picnic Like a Pro

Grab one of these gourmet pre-packed baskets from fine dining spots like Stir and Davio's.

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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.