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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.

A moviegoer in a pink denim jacket holds a Barbie doll after watching the "Barbie" film in Quezon City, Philippines on July 19, 2023.
Arts & Entertainment

Barbie-Themed Parties, Drinks, and Food Specials in Boston

Whether you’re a Barbie or just Ken (or even Allan), let’s go party at these local restaurants and bars to celebrate the release of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie.

A restaurant bar features a distinctive carved-wood backbar and lots of brick, black leather seats, and shiny wood.

Hobgoblin Arrives in Downtown Boston, Steeped in Mysticism, Thai Flavors, and Jazz

The gastropub and piano bar opens July 14 in the former Stoddard’s space.

Overhead view of a dark wooden table with ravioli, grilled shrimp, steak, bread, and wine.

Savr Debuts in the Seaport with Cozy Bistro Vibes

Head to the luxurious St. Regis Residences for steak, seafood, pasta, and plenty of whiskey.

A small restaurant space is filled with an eclectic mix of furniture and decor, including a curtain made of long pieces of bamboo.

The Eaves Brings Creative Vietnamese Food to Somerville

Tucked away in an intimate, unique space, the new Somerville restaurant—or is it a bar?—feels like home, whether home is New England or Vietnam.

A lobster and scallion entree is plated on a dish with a blue border with a bird pattern on it. Sauteed greens and white rice are on the side, on separate plates.

Best of Boston 2023 Is Here, and It’s Full of Food

Here’s a look at the restaurant winners—and some other food- and drink-related businesses—for this year’s awards.


16 Places to Find Greater Boston’s Most Delicious Cookies

Classic chocolate chip, chewy almond, ice-cream-and-cookie sandwiches, and so much more.


Where to Eat Spectacular Seafood around Boston This Summer

From no-frills fried-fish shacks to high-end omakase destinations, 19 local seafood restaurants you have to try this summer.

A burger with cheese, fried jalapeno slices, and more toppings.

Where to Find Greater Boston’s Juiciest Burgers

From fast-casual burgers to higher-end masterpieces, there’s a perfect patty for every taste.

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Jody Adams to Open Italian Restaurant La Padrona at Raffles Boston

The restaurant joins the food and beverage lineup at the forthcoming hotel and residential property.

Crispy chicken wings sit atop two thin waffles, garnished with a Thai chili pepper and a drizzle of syrup. A pale brown cocktail with a raspberry in it is visible in the background.

Making Waffles from Phetchabun to Cambridge: A Daughter’s Love, via Brunch

Central Square restaurant Mâe Asian Eatery debuts a brunch menu that marries Thai and American classics.

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The James Beard Foundation Announces 2023 Award Winners

Boston came home empty-handed, but the area had some incredible talent showcased in the semifinalist and nominee rounds this year.


Where to Find the Greatest Espresso Martinis in Greater Boston

Caffeine and booze, together in one perfect drink.

A small bar features 8 translucent amber stools, ash wood, and a dark blue backbar.

The Koji Club, Boston’s Fantastic Sake Bar, Gets National Acclaim

The rest of the country is catching onto one of our best new bars, thanks to recent highlights in Esquire and Condé Nast Traveler.

A sign board on a brick wall says Welcome to Deep Cuts.
Arts & Entertainment

Deep Cuts Livens up Medford Square with Music, Sandwiches, and More

After several smaller incarnations, the something-for-everybody venue, brewery, and restaurant has found a location big enough for all its ambitions.

Home-cooked steak tips and green beans on a blue plate.

How to Cook New England Steak Tips at Home

It’s not rocket science, but it does require a little know-how. Here’s how the pros do it.