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The Food Fanatic’s Shopping Guide

Just in time for the holidays, our naturally raised, locally sourced, house-smoked primer on the Hub’s finest sustenance.

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What’s the Dish?

Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, […]

Wild Irish Ride

Hyde Park newcomer Townsend’s embarks on a global culinary journey by way of Ireland, but the best dishes stick closer to home.

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Upside to the Economic Downturn

Everyone’s talking about how the economic catastrophe correction is going to affect the restaurant world. I’m worried myself. Restaurants are important to Boston—culturally, economically—and they’re […]

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What’s the Dish?

Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, […]

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Chowder Rave: Alchemist Brunch

As everyone around me knows, I’ll soon be leaving my current digs in JP and moving across the city. And it’s starting to stress me […]

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Counting Down the Best New Foodie Road Trips! (No. 4)

Simon Pearce isn’t the only grub worth driving multiple hours for, people! In Chowder’s continuing binge to uncover the most interesting foodie road trip destinations, […]

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What’s the Dish?

Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, […]

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The Most Important Ingredient?

It’s safe to say that Boston chefs are ingredient-obsessed. You hear about mozzarella di bufala being flown in twice a week from Italy, sushi so […]

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Counting Down the Best New Foodie Road Trips! (No. 5)

Last week, Chowder began a six-week odyssey to give hungry voyagers new-and-improved recommendations for road-tripping gastronomically around New England—destinations that aren’t Fore Street in Portland, […]

Spanish Ayes

Tradition reigns at Estragon, Julio de Haro’s new temple to classic tapas. But for adventurous palates, the unusual dishes are head-and-cheeks above the rest.

The Knives Come Out

Tim Cushman’s O Ya is a national sensation, a “gustatory safari” that has critics slobbering over its “stunningly creative dishes.” Decidedly less impressed are rival local chefs, who are starting to quietly (and not so quietly) fling some pointed accusations in Cushman’s direction.

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The Best New Foodie Road Trips! (No. 6 Goes to…)

Road trippers, rejoice! The next two months bring arguably the most pleasant driving conditions we get all year in New England (crisp, refreshing temps in […]

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Esti Parsons to Depart Radius

It’s almost impossible to imagine the place without her, but Esti Parsons, the always gracious, ever-stylish general manager/partner at Radius, is leaving Team Schlow to […]

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Chowder Loves: Breakfast for Dinner

With the arrival of The Hen House this summer—the city’s first fried-chicken-and-waffles-centric eatery—I made a happy re-discovery: I really, really, really love eating breakfast foods […]