Chef Mario Batali departs after pleading not guilty, Friday, May 24, 2019, at municipal court in Boston, to an allegation that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017

Mario Batali Pleads Not Guilty to Criminal Charges in Boston

NOTE: This post was updated Friday, May 24, after Mario Batali was arraigned in Boston. After floodgates opened in December 2017 that shed light on a […]


Chef Karen Akunowicz’s Fox & the Knife Is a Food & Wine Best New Restaurant

Chef Karen Akunowicz’s Fox & the Knife joins the illustrious ranks of Food & Wine restaurants of the year. The South Boston enoteca, the cozy ownership […]

Cambridge pastry chef and contestant Joshua Livsey, as seen on Best Baker in America, Season 3

Cambridge Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey Competes Again on Food Network

The Best Baker in America might just be working in Harvard Square. Joshua Livsey, executive pastry chef at Harvest, is competing on the Food Network’s […]


Uni’s Tony Messina Is the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Northeast for 2019

It’s not only the Bruins who are clinching victories for Boston this week. Best of Boston winner Tony Messina—chef and partner at Uni—took the title Best Chef: Northeast at Monday […]

Karen Akunowicz has created a menu of poke and veggie bowls for a Boston location of Whole Foods

Chef Karen Akunowicz Is Opening a Poke Shop Inside a Boston Whole Foods

Though she’s busy rolling pastas and and serving up apertivo hour at her hot new Italian restaurant, Fox & the Knife, Myers + Chang alum […]

Retno Pratiwi and Peter Gelling take a break from a Kaki Lima pop-up at Mamaleh's

Beloved Pop-Up Kaki Lima Is Leaving Boston for New York

UPDATE, May 9, 2:30 p.m.: The dates are on the books for the final Kaki Lima pop-ups around Boston: Mamaleh’s Delicatessen is hosting on Friday […]

Chef Michael Scelfo's Mision Burrito

Get Your First Taste of Michael Scelfo’s Misión Burrito In Harvard Square

With three restaurants in Harvard Square (and even more culinary ideas bouncing around in his head), chef Michael Scelfo knows as well as anyone just how hard […]

Moody's charcuterie board

Moody’s Waltham Has Temporarily Closed to Plot “Exciting” Changes

After getting really big, really fast, the Moody’s Delicatessen-born restaurant group in Waltham is taking some time out. Chef Joshua Smith is no longer involved […]


Chef David Yusefzadeh Is Reinventing Fine Dining with Cannabis-Infused Eats

A small group of strangers are assembled at a table in a 10th-floor condo overlooking Boston Harbor. Among them: a twentysomething hipster couple from Southie, […]

Chef Rachel Miller is opening Nightshade Noodle Bar in downtown Lynn in 2019

Chef Rachel Miller’s Nightshade Pop-Up Lands a Home in Downtown Lynn

With her Nightshade pop-up, chef Rachel Miller is going on two years of setting up shop inside somebody else’s kitchen to cook up her creative, […]

Chef Will Gilson

An Early Look at the Café Beatrice Menu by Will Gilson

The newest casual, family-friendly café heading for the Boston area is—not at all surprisingly—the latest business venture for a brand-new parent in the neighborhood. Chef Will […]


New Restaurant Owner Jen Royle Shares Her Favorite Things

Just in time for opening day—and fresh off launching her North End Italian restaurant, Table by Jen Royle—this sassy sports reporter turned chef shares her […]

2019 James Beard Foundation award nominees from Boston

These New England Chefs Are 2019 James Beard Award Finalists

The Tiger Mama herself, the creator of Allagash White, and Boston’s best-known, bow-tied cooking show host are all among this year’s most high-profile culinary award […]

Chef Karen Akunowicz at her South Boston restaurant Fox & the Knife

Here’s Why Karen Akunowicz Is Hosting the Women of Food

When the phone rang asking Karen Akunowicz to host the Boston stop on a cross-country tour of female-led restaurants, the chef said yes—even though Fox […]

Anticucho de Corazón, (marinated beef heart skewers)

Taranta Chef Jose Duarte Is Planning a Peruvian Restaurant for Chelsea

Peru native and Taranta chef Jose Duarte has lived in Chelsea for nearly 20 years—and he’s finally bringing a taste of his homeland to his […]