Racks of rose at Social Wines in South Boston
Drinks

Social Wines Is Taking Over Cambridge's Central Bottle

The beloved Central Square wine shop has new owners—with big expansion plans in the works.


The bar at the Green Briar in Brighton
Bars

Brighton's Green Briar Pub Is Closing for Good

Ganko Ittetsu Ramen
Restaurant News

A Popular Brookline Ramen Chef Is Opening a New Street-Food Shop

Ceviche at Gustazo Cambridge
Restaurant News

Eat Here Now: Boston's 10 Hottest Restaurants


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Tosci Update: Gus Speaks

As of Friday afternoon, Toscanini’s remains closed. However, owner Gus Rancantore sent us this update: “We were trying to prevent this from happening and we […]

News

Goodbye Tosci’s?

Everyone here at Chowder was dismayed (devastated?) to learn via Bostonist that beloved Cambridge ice cream parlor Toscanini’s had been shuttered this morning—seized by the […]

Cheese, Please

Last week, at a Chef’s Collaboriative lunch meeting, I sampled two fantastic new cheeses from Massachusetts. The first, from Fiore di Nonno in Lexington, is […]

Restaurants

Name That Smell, JP Edition

Every morning, my whole street smells like chicken. Starting around 7 a.m, the poultry aroma flows through the neighborhood, taunting us all. It’s infuriating. The […]

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies: The Recipe

Now that last week’s warm weather has given way to snow-covered streets, we’re back to craving carbs. Forget eating healthier in ’08: we want Chocolate […]

Restaurants

The Spice of Life

For a mid-week dinner rendezvous with a friend last week, I suggested La Verdad, the Ken Oringer taqueria I had heard so much about but […]


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50 Best Restaurants

50 Best Restaurants

An updated list of the top 50 restaurants in town that make Boston a true dining destination. These are the best places to eat in the city right now.

Best of Boston: Restaurants

Best of Boston: Restaurants

Stellar seafood, the coolest cocktails, and the reservations to make right now.


Restaurants

Too Much Sushi

Sushi is a staff favorite here at Chowder. We don’t care if it’s prepared in a fancy high-end restaurant or a tiny storefront; as long […]

Chefs

Banging the Drum for Fresh, Local Food

Earlier this week, I enjoyed a terrific lunch hosted by Garden at the Cellar and sponsored by the Chef’s Collaborative. If you haven’t heard of […]

Rum Runner

Dining out as often as we do, it goes without saying that we do the dew a little more often than we should. A dirty […]

Restaurants

Ball Square’s Seafood Hideaway

My wife and I live in Somerville and when we’re exhausted from a long work week, we don’t want to fight through the North End […]

Restaurants

Le Grrrr

With the exception of chopsticks, we generally don’t give a whole lot of thought to utensils, or how well they bridge that whole plate-to-mouth gap. […]

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Restaurant News

Restaurant News

Where to eat right now.

Have a Great Night Out with Boston Magazine’s New Dining Advice Column

Have a Great Night Out with Boston Magazine’s New Dining Advice Column

Associate food editor Jacqueline Cain can solve any dining conundrum. She has a restaurant recommendation for any situation—the more oddly specific, the better.


Restaurants

Chow Main

Porter Square isn’t known as a foodie destination, but it does boast one of my favorite Chinese takeout spots, Qingdao Garden. The restaurant is named […]

Wild Things

Whenever we find ourselves in rural Ohio, as we did this past holiday weekend, we’re reminded of just how good we Bostonians have it. Much […]

News

Puff Love

This time of year, it’s not unusual for certain foods to keep cropping up on the Chowder radar: Champagne. Cookies. Chocolate. But lately we’re starting […]

Restaurants

Factcheckers Confirm Eastern Standard Still Good

Factcheckers are a notoriously uptight lot, and it’s no different here at Boston. As the magazine’s research editors, Francis Storrs, Rebecca Dorr, and I do […]

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