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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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Sake-Drenched Karaoke, the Rebirth of a Favorite Beer Bar, and More Boston Restaurant News

Plus, three delicious pop-ups you’ve got to attend in the coming months.

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Three Comforting Soups to Try around Boston This Weekend

Travel from Thailand to Turkey to Nigeria with this trio of warming dining recommendations.

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Where to Find the Best Pot Pies around Boston

There’s a reason it’s the ultimate comfort food. Bookmark these picks for gravy-drenched-chicken classics, plus a couple curveballs.

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Three Greater Boston Bakeries to Try on This Crisp Fall Weekend

The brown-butter chocolate chip cookies of your dreams, Haitian American treats, and babka galore.

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The Top 50 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Slices of raw scallop are garnished with big toasted corn kernels and sliced green chili peppers, all sitting in a bright yellow broth.

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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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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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.