The Big Scoop

The scoop on Gracie’s in Somerville.

Food Trends

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.

Food Trends

On the Sauce

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

Food Trends

Put Some Aloha in Your Lunch

Sean Chen of the new food truck Lilo’s Plates breaks down three Hawaiian classics that you can now find street-side.


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.


The Seacoast Gets Cooking

There’s never been a better time to take a culinary ­detour to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Raising Boston’s Spirits

A new Dorchester distillery takes inspiration from the ghosts of Boston’s past to craft beverages for the modern age.

Restaurant Reviews

Dining Out: Centre Street Café

With a new Italian menu and an overhauled space, a Jamaica Plain stalwart becomes a neighborhood favorite yet again.