Dining Guides

How to Eat Like a New Englander

Think you can steam clams and forage for blueberries like a local? Test your regional chops with this native’s guide to the 43 classics—new and old—you need to slurp, grill, dunk, and sip right now.

A Food Lover’s Guide to the North End

The North End may pack in more tourists than ever before, but it’s still home to plenty of old-world Italian charm. We feasted our way through the neighborhood to find the very best places to mangia.

Top New Restaurants in Boston 2016

From South End indie-Indian fusion to hipster Jewish deli in Kendall, presenting our road-tested, thoroughly vetted, highly subjective guide to the 25 new tables most deserving of reserving right now.

New England’s Best Barbecue Restaurants

Barbecue is having a cultural moment in New England. Here: 17 spots emblematic of our new golden age—and well worth a summer drive. By Christopher Hughes with additional reporting by Jacqueline Cain and Scott Kearnan

12 Top New England Diners

Award-winning food and travel writer Mike Urban pens an ode to New England diners, delving into the regional foods and family-owned landmarks that distinguish the region's roadside diners.

Where to Eat and Drink in Hudson, Mass.

Once known as a shoe-manufacturing town, Hudson is now becoming a culinary mecca for entrepreneurial restaurateurs priced out of Boston.

Best New Restaurants in Boston 2015

From a bistro channeling the best of 18th-century New England to a cutting-edge “think tank” slinging some of the city’s finest French food, these are Boston’s most exciting new dining destinations. By Christopher Hughes with additional reporting by Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, Scott Kearnan, Corby Kummer, and Catherine Smart