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Fresh Fries

Shoestring spuds and onion rings have new competition on Boston’s side dishes.

Tea Party

Central Square’s new bar pours out in equal measure classic cocktails, innovative new drinks, and generous bar food.

First Sip: Brick & Mortar

Central Square’s new bar pours out in equal measure classic cocktails, innovative new drinks, and generous bar food.

Snack Attack

Variations on a Theme: Vegetable Terrines

A look at the veggie-loaded terrines sprouting up all over town.

First Sip at Backbar

When you order a drink at Backbar, they want you to know it’s as fresh as can be.

Hometown Hero

What happens when a chef leaves his perch atop the New York food scene to run the family café — in Watertown?

Trade Secret: Black Magic

What’s the secret ingredient behind the Myers + Chang flavor? Chinese black vinegar.

Tool Kit

A local food pro’s must-have equipment.

Change a-Brewin’

Cream, sugar...siphon?

Tummy Tonic

Stomach-settling digestifs: little-known remedy or hocus-pocus?

Small Bite: Veggie Galaxy

The idea of an all-vegetarian restaurant tends to make meat eaters shudder. But it’s not all about tempeh, seitan, and tofu at new Central Square diner Veggie Galaxy.

Table Talk

What’s heating up the city’s food scene.

Fresh Idea: The Devil Inside

Deviled eggs aren’t just for cookouts anymore — they’ve gone high-brow big time.