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pastries
Restaurants

The Perfect Pastry

Paris comes to America with these delicious, flaky treats at Flour.

Steamed pork buns

Small Bite: China King

A new Chinatown restaurant has a scant eight tables and a few tasty dishes.

Restaurant

At Park, Old Meets New

This Harvard Square spot gets a new name — and a new look.

Ice cream sandwich

The Upscale Ice Cream Sandwich

Nine local restaurants are giving this summer classic an upgrade.

Tropical drinks

Tropic Thunder

’80s Cocktails Get a Reboot at Daddy Jones.

Chancaca

Rade Secret: Chancaca

Taranta’s Jose Duarte is sweet on this cane sugar.

Restaurants

The New England Craft Beer Guide

Your ultimate guide to craft brews in Boston.

First Printer

Small Bite: First Printer

The Harvard Square restaurant has a great old-school tavern feel, curiously Cajun food, and a bit of an identity crisis.

Artisanal vermouth

Artisanal Vermouth

Mass-produced vermouth is fine in a mixed drink, but hardly worth sipping straight.

mexican food in boston

Mexican, Part Dos

The south-of-the-border trend takes an authentic turn.

Pork belly sandwich

Pork-Belly Bun

The street-food standard is showing up on menus all around Boston.

Corkscrew and cork

Independent Spirit

The reign of the wine superstore is officially over.

Downtown Crossing’s new bar isn’t seeking cocktail stardom. It just wants to be a hangout.

Burger

Burger Boom

The new J.P. burger spot beefs up the dining scene.

Grains

Getting Granular

Why alternative grains are the carbs du jour.