(L to R) Owner René Becker and executive chef Scott Jones at Shepard

The Most Important End-of-2018 Restaurant Openings and Closings You May Have Missed

For many people, a new year brings opportunities for self-reflection, goal-setting, and starting fresh—and that goes for local restaurants, too. From a few notable closures at […]

Chef Frank McClelland at L'Espalier

Back Bay’s Legendary L’Espalier is Closing

Its current, 40th year will be the last for one of Boston’s best (and longest-running) restaurants. L’Espalier hosts its final service on Dec. 31, as the Back […]

The marble, back bar at the Westland

First Look at the Westland Restaurant near Symphony Hall

UPDATE, Wednesday, January 2, 2019: The Westland officially opens tonight at 4 p.m. It serves dinner nightly beginning at 5 p.m., with the kitchen open […]


Top 10 New Restaurants in Boston 2018

Another year, another bounty of new restaurants clamoring for our attention. Which spots rose to the top of this freshman class? Behold, our look at […]


Tastemaker: Growing a Revolution with Brad McNamara

How a local company is sowing the seeds of a farming revolution, one mobile garden at a time.


11 Questions with the Wahlberg Brothers

Today, wicked famous Boston-born brothers Donnie, Mark and chef Paul Wahlberg officially open doors at the latest location of their Wahlburgers chain—the first in their native Dorchester—at South […]

Miss Maple, an egg-and-cheddar English muffin sandwich with maple butter, will be on the menu at Vinal Bakery

Vinal Bakery Is Bringing English Muffin Sandwiches and Espresso to Somerville

A New England-inspired café pop-up is setting up a permanent shop in Somerville. Vinal Bakery, which launched last year out of Bagelsaurus, is opening at 222 Somerville Ave. […]

Field and vine union square

Ask the Editor: Where to Find Great Vegetarian Cooking in Boston?

Welcome to Ask the Editor, Boston magazine’s dining advice column. Need a restaurant recommendation? Ask a pro. Question: Where to find great vegetarian cooking? —S.H. […]

munch mobile kitchen closing

Munch Mobile Kitchen Is Closing for Good

After a five-year run, one of Boston’s best food trucks is calling it quits. Munch Mobile Kitchen is closing for good at the end of […]

Winter Hill Brewing coconut milk stout "Praxis," paired with an oatmeal cookie sandwich by Littleburg

Drink This Now: (Vegan) Coconut Milk Stout in Somerville

OK, Jeff Rowe knows most beer is vegan. The brewer and cofounder of Winter Hill Brewing Co. is currently vegan himself, and has been vegetarian […]


Obsessions: Shore Leave’s Colin Lynch

Chef Colin Lynch shares seven things he can’t live without.

Haley.Henry Wine Bar

Shepard Alum Takes Over as Chef at Haley.Henry and Nathálie Wine Bar

Two of Boston’s hottest wine bars have a new chef. Peter McKenzie is taking the helm at both Haley.Henry and its newer sister, Nathálie Wine […]


Variations on a Theme: Creative Deviled Eggs To Try in December

Chefs hatch ideas for gussied-up spins on everyone’s favorite hors d’oeuvre, deviled eggs.

New England ginger beers

Five Alcoholic Ginger Beers Made in New England, Ranked by Spice Level

There are plenty of reasons to reach for a bottle of ginger beer around the holidays. The gingery bite is necessary for easy-to-make cocktails like a Dark ’n […]

Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen

Here’s Your Chance to Invest in a Brighton Brewpub

The team behind Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen, presently a catering and pop-up operation making near-constant cameos at area taprooms, has invested a lot of time in fermenting support […]