Brittany Jasnoff

First Bite at Abigail’s

THANKS TO NEARBY MIT, Kendall has long been dominated by its tech scene. But given the number of restaurants that have popped up there lately (Meadhall, Area Four, Firebrand Saints, Catalyst), recognition can’t be far behind for its burgeoning culinary…

The 50 Best Restaurants

SO YOU WANT TO KNOW what the hordes think about dining out in the city? Just pull up one of a million amateur-review websites or flip through a couple of those quote-filled guidebooks. But if it’s serious, considered advice on…

The 50 Best Restaurants 2011

SO YOU WANT TO KNOW what the hordes think about dining out in the city? Just pull up one of a million amateur-review websites or flip through a couple of those quote-filled guidebooks. But if it’s serious, considered advice on…

Fresh Idea: Cool It

ALOE VERA: burn remedy and…trendy foodstuff? It is for some Boston chefs, who are mixing the juice of the succulent plant into cocktails and adding it to desserts. Ken Oringer’s Clio serves a passion-fruit tart with lychee sorbet and aloe…

First Bite at The Brahmin

IT’S A NEW DAWN for Stanhope Street, that awkwardly situated byway behind Back Bay station that’s been home to a string of failed culinary endeavors. At least, that’s what the block’s newest tenants are hoping for. In recent months, pan-Asian…

First Bite at Forum

WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE SPACE formerly occupied by Euro haunt Vox Populi, the restaurant group Boston Nightlife Ventures (Noche, the Tap, the Federal) struck real estate gold: two expansive floors, each with its own bar, and colossal windows overlooking…

Cooking Seafood 101

How to Boil a Lobster 1. Choose your lobsters. Hard-shell, cold-water specimens are best. 2. Add peeled and chopped carrot and onion as well as chopped celery to a large pot (a three-gallon model is right for two lobsters), plus…

Fresh Fish Recipes

Char-grilled Atlantic Salmon with Saffron-Tomato Broth Three-part recipe from Daniel Bruce Yield 2 servings For Broth10 oz.   fish broth1   lobster body (if available)½ tsp.   olive oil2   plum tomatoes, quartered¼ tsp.   saffron¼ tsp.   white wineSalt and Pepper to Taste In saucepot,…

Small Bite at The Wholy Grain

THE SOUTH END already has a fairly full roster of worthy bakery/café hybrids (see: Flour, South End Buttery, Appleton Bakery, Francesca’s). So when another one comes along, expectations run high. Such is the challenge for the Wholy Grain, a casual-cozy…

Well Matched

First up for the Institute of Contemporary Art’s new chief curator, Helen Molesworth: an exhibition of oceanscapes by Catherine Opie, opening April 12. If she could, Molesworth would also debut something in her Cambridge abode – a set of delicate…