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A Chef’s Guide to Concord

Carolyn Johnson and Ben Elliott gave us their picks for all the best ice cream, tiki drinks, and picnic essentials in their verdant neighborhood. Plus check out these other Chef’s Guides:

Restaurants

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.

Drinks

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.