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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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Arts & Entertainment

Group Chat: The Staff of Boston Magazine Watches Hocus Pocus 2

A discussion of the new movie’s highs, lows, and opportunities for Tony Hale.

White neon signage that looks like two eyes hangs in the large front windows of a bar, photographed on a rainy night.

This Cambridge Restaurant Made Two National Best of Lists in Two Weeks

And another Boston favorite got a nod from the New York Times.

Takeout bowl of thick noodles dusted with chili powder and cilantro, garnished with a skewer of meat.

These Orange Line Restaurants Are Straight Fire

From yakitori to hearty plates of pasta to dumplings, these are 15 of the best restaurants near Boston’s Orange Line MBTA stations.

A pizza is topped with crumbled sausage and fresh basil and has a bubbly, charred crust.

Three Must-Try Dishes to Eat This Weekend, From Tasty Momo to Out-of-This-World Pizza

Go to Everett, just north of Boston, for Nepali food hidden in the back of a convenience store, one of Greater Boston’s best pizzas, and more.

A pink cocktail is topped with foam and golden glitter, and a lemon peel is tied around the glass stem. It sits on a golden table.

Downtown Boston’s New Cocktail Lounge, the Wig Shop, Is a Cut Above

Share Champagne or a punch bowl, eat pancakes topped with lobster and tobiko, and beehive yourself.

A hand holds up a plate of fried whole belly clams, while another hand dips one clam into tartar sauce.

Little Whale Oyster Bar Splashes into Back Bay

The New England seafood restaurant brings classics like lobster rolls and chowder to Newbury Street.

Daytime view of a large green lawn in front of a gold high-rise with Encore written at the top. People are gathered on the lawn for an event.

Boston Magazine’s Battle of the Burger Returns

Help decide the winner of this year’s epic burger throwdown, featuring 20 Boston-area restaurants and countless pounds of cheese, bacon, and onions.

Long noodles are piled high on a plate, garnished with whole basil leaves, garnished with a dark brown sauce and bits of shredded beef.

Three Splurge-Worthy Tasting Menus to Try This Weekend

Sushi and wagyu, a minimalist ode to all things local, and an uni- and caviar-filled feast.

A big bowl is full of shiny black mushrooms, garnished with chopped red chile peppers and thin lime slices.

Three New Restaurants to Try Around Boston This Weekend

Enjoy Southwestern Chinese, Mediterranean sweets, and Korean food.