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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.


Where to Find the Top Cider Doughnuts at Greater Boston Farms and Orchards

Head to these local spots for the tasty fall staple this season.

A cafe rendering shows a big orange couch, a black-and-white tiled floor, and accents of green and light wood.

Welcome to the Real World, Central Perk: Friends Coffeehouse Opens in Boston This Fall

And it’s not just a themed pop-up—the permanent café debuts in October in the Back Bay.

Overhead view of a salmon donburi bowl and seared tuna in black plastic takeover containers on a wooden table.

Go Ahead, Get Café Sushi Delivered

The Cambridge mainstay is still a winner, even in its takeout-focused era.


Here’s Where to Find the Top Doughnuts in Boston

The best local spots for a stacked box of a dozen or a sweet brunch treat.

A somewhat casual restaurant with bright lighting and pops of yellow and blue is filled with diners.

Restaurateur Garrett Harker Debuts the First of Four New Venues

All That Fish + Oyster opens in the Fenway, and the new Eastern Standard is on deck.

Overhead view of steak with bone marrow and a charred green onion on a white plate on a dark wooden table.

The Top Steakhouses around Boston

The cuts are prime and the fine wine is flowing. Here’s where to satisfy every carnivorous craving.


Everything You Should Eat and Drink around Boston before the Summer Ends

A to-do list of frozen treats, outdoor dining, and more.

A swirl of soft-serve, drizzled with caramel, is served in a brown paper cup with Eventide branding.

Where to Find the Best Soft-Serve Ice Cream around Boston

These scoop shops and restaurants have the sweetest, creamiest cones.

Andrew Brady and Sara Markey will open Field & Vine in Somerville

The Field & Vine Team Will Open a New Somerville Restaurant Full of Wood-Fired Whimsy

June Bug, opening around October 2023, will be in Union Square, steps from its big sibling.

A rare steak is sliced and served with potatoes, creamed greens, a carafe of red wine, a lemon, and a bouquet of fresh herbs.

The Ultimate Guide to Boston Restaurant Openings, Summer 2023

A running list of notable restaurant openings in and around Boston this season, serving everything from swanky steaks in Charlestown to churro ice cream sandwiches downtown.

A burger is topped with cheese and onions.

Oklahoma Burgers, Frozen Drinks, and Creative Comfort Food Arrive in Allston

Stillwater’s Sarah Wade debuts her second restaurant, Sloane’s, with daily brunch and lots of fun.

Sunset over a rooftop pool high up in a city.

The Most Exciting Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Boston

Head to a sky-high cocktail bar in Back Bay, a brewery roof deck in Dorchester, or a swanky hot spot in South Boston.

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

Get Ready to Eat, Drink, and Celebrate at the 2023 Best of Boston Soirée

Here’s what you’ll be eating at Roadrunner in Brighton on August 9.

A brightly lit restaurant has a rustic, homey vibe, with wooden tables and chairs and Greek-style plates hanging on a wall.

Greetings from Mushroom City: Bar Vlaha Highlights a Less Familiar Regional Greek Cuisine

Four months in, Brookline’s hottest restaurant continues to draw crowds while showcasing mountainous central and northern Greece in a loving ode to the Vlach people. 

A roasted chicken sits atop a bed of potatoes with a sprig of rosemary coming up out of it.

A New Umbria Debuts in Boston with Hearty Steaks and a Rooftop Lounge

It’s a North End revamp of a five-story downtown restaurant and club that closed in 2017.