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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

The 50 Best Restaurants in Boston

It’s highly curated, completely subjective, and 100 percent ranked according to us: Our annual guide to the places you need to try right now.

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Restaurants

What’s Your Favorite Pizza Style in Greater Boston?

We’re polling readers to learn whether Neapolitan-inspired, South Shore bar, New York-style, or another kind of pizza served locally is the best of the best.

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Restaurants

Tiffani Faison’s Bringing Pizza to Fenway, Mei Mei Is Getting a New Home, and More Food News

Plus, Beacon Hill’s getting a cat cafe.

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Restaurants

Say Bonjour to Batifol, Petit Robert Bistro’s New Cambridge Sibling

The “true Parisian brasserie” is bringing a certain je ne sais quoi to Kendall Square all day long.

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Restaurants

Buy Your Tickets Now for Taste, the Biggest Culinary Event of the Year

Boston magazine’s Taste extravaganza returns for its 12th year on November 1.

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Restaurants

A Sky-High Cocktail Lounge Is Coming to the Back Bay

Plus, haggis is back in Boston, a local dive bar is offering free hot dogs for life in exchange for a tattoo, and other food news to kick off the week.

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Restaurants

Three Outstanding Peruvian Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Head to Cambridge for arroz con pato, Chelsea for grilled Amazonian fish, and Charlestown for Chinese-Peruvian fusion.

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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.

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Restaurants

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

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

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Restaurants

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.
Restaurants

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.

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Restaurants

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.

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Restaurants

Little Whale Oyster Bar Splashes into Back Bay

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

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Restaurants

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.

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Restaurants

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.