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10 Creative New Menu Items for the Summer of Social Distancing

For most chefs, menus are living documents: They reflect the freshest ingredients that come through the door, creative whims and inspirations, and of course, whatever […]

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Takeout Cocktails Might Rescue Restaurants. So Why Won’t the Mass. Senate Move?

Josh Weinstein intended to have a small, neighborhood restaurant and whiskey bar when he opened the Quiet Few in East Boston last year—but four seats […]

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As Boston Restaurants Reopen Their Dining Rooms, Chefs Share Excitement and Concern

Attention, diners: Your table is ready—inside. Monday was the first day Massachusetts restaurants were permitted to open indoor dining rooms since March 17, the date […]

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The 20 Coolest New Outdoor Restaurant Patios in Boston in 2020

Hungry for more time outside? Good news: Local leaders throughout the state have made it easier for restaurants to offer outdoor dining for this unusual […]

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Boston Chefs Return with Outdoor Dining: “It’s Like Opening a New Restaurant”

Some semblance of a normal night out in Boston returned this week, as restaurants in Massachusetts began to reopen for limited, outdoor dining on Monday, […]

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Boston Business Owners Are Picking Up the Pieces after Overnight Damage

Store owners and restaurateurs in downtown Boston, the Back Bay, and the South End were sweeping up shards of glass and evaluating their inventories on […]

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Socially Distanced Food Trucks Are Ready to Roll onto Boston’s Greenway

When it comes to restaurants, the summer of social distancing has pushed off patio season as we know it. Traditional dining areas remain closed until […]

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12 Takeout Ideas for a Delicious, Socially Distanced Memorial Day Weekend

With patios closed and parades on hold, this might not be the unofficial kickoff to summer we’re used to. But from the sunny social distance […]

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Where in Boston to Order Mexican Food for Takeout or Delivery during COVID-19

Mexican restaurants all around Boston offer tons of takeout options during the current shutdown of on-site dining. Whether you’re craving fresh tortillas and fillings, comforting […]

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Bar Owners Launch a “Survival” Coalition to Support Boston’s Black-Owned Restaurants through COVID

A newly formed working group of Boston business owners is advocating for the city’s black-owned restaurants and bars—because, they say, if they don’t, it’s almost […]

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Where to Order Ice Cream Delivery and Takeout in Boston Right Now

If anything were to test New Englanders’ resolve to eat ice cream every day, a pandemic might be it. But local ice cream makers are […]

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Notable Bostonians Dish on the Local Restaurants They Crave during the COVID Shutdown

While more local restaurants are reopening every day for takeout, dining rooms remain closed as we enter the umpteenth week of Massachusetts’ stay-at-home order. Boston’s […]

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Where in Boston to Order Italian Food (and Wine) for Takeout or Delivery during COVID-19

Whether you’re craving pizza, roasted fish and vegetables, or a pile of pasta, Italian restaurants in Boston are innovating with tons of takeout options during […]

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BYO Tequila: Socially Distant Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Boston

It’s time to pick out a fiesta-ready Zoom background for your virtual happy hour: Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday next week. Planning to […]

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Five Ways Restaurateurs See the COVID Crisis Changing the Industry in Boston

Well before the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close dining rooms in March, restaurant leaders in Boston had already been thinking […]