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Rachel Leah Blumenthal

Food Editor

Rachel has been covering the Boston-area restaurant scene in various capacities since 2008, including nine years as editor of Eater Boston. A Massachusetts native, she currently resides in Medford with her husband, toddler, cats, and too many plants. When not writing about food, she's playing music or buying yet another cookbook she'll never use.

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Restaurants

Where to Eat in Greater Boston in June 2024

Eight restaurants you need to try this month.

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40+ Restaurant, Bar, and Café Openings We Can’t Wait for in 2024

All-you-can-eat wagyu shabu-shabu; “listening bars”; love letters to Greece, Portugal, and Thailand; and more—there’s a lot to look forward to this year around Greater Boston.

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La Padrona, a Luxurious Italian Restaurant, Debuts at Raffles Boston

Chef and restaurateur Jody Adams returns to the Italian-restaurant-in-a-hotel world she knows so well.

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Where to Eat in Greater Boston in May 2024

New and exciting restaurants to check out, plus new reasons to visit older spots.

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Providence’s Acclaimed Uyghur Restaurant Jahunger Is Coming to Cambridge

Opening this spring, the restaurant will feature spicy hand-pulled noodles, dumplings, and whole roast lamb.

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Brookline Gets a Thai-Inspired ‘Elevated Dive Bar’ from the Mahaniyom Team

Here’s a sneak peek at Merai, opening this spring in the former Matt Murphy’s Pub space and mixing Thai flavors with global cuisines.

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Where to Eat in Greater Boston in April 2024

New and exciting restaurants to check out, plus new reasons to visit older spots.

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Comfort Kitchen and Talulla Are James Beard Award Nominees for 2024

Not a ton of Boston-area representation on this year’s list, but we’re rooting for these two.

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Soju, Sounds, and Sushi: A Restaurant Trio Opens in Downtown Crossing

Restaurateur Jamie Bissonnette and the JM Curley crew have come together to open a Korean restaurant, vinyl listening lounge, and subterranean sushi counter.

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Our Wildly Comprehensive Guide to Eating and Drinking in Fenway

Bring your Green Monster-sized appetite to these home run spots serving lobster rolls, bouncy udon, pig roasts, and lots more.

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Ten Great Boston Date-Night Ideas

Forget about just staying in to watch Netflix and eat takeout—date night is back, baby!

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A Giant New Development Will Bring a New Greek Restaurant (and More) to Back Bay

Lyrik Back Bay will include at least four restaurants and cafés among its tenants—not to mention an elevated plaza above the Pike.

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Chef Sarah Wade Will Serve an Eclectic, Upscale Menu at Her Third Boston Restaurant

Opening downtown in fall 2024, SJ’s will get a little fancier than the Chopped champion’s comfort-food-laden restaurants Stillwater and Sloane’s.

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The InterContinental’s Dining Revamp Puts an Italian Steakhouse on the Waterfront

Farewell to Miel and RumBa; hello to Matria and Bar Fellini, opening late this spring.

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Acclaimed Chef Karen Akunowicz Brings Northern Italian Food to Logan Airport

Fox & Flight is now open in Terminal A with rigatoni Bolognese, Campari margaritas, and more.