Food Trends

Five Japanese Robata-Grilled Plates to Try Right Now

Say goodbye to boring backyard cookouts and hello to Japanese robata grilling, a slow-and-smokeless approach that’s hotter than ever in Boston.


Tapestry Expo Kitchen. / Photos provided
Restaurant Closings

Tapestry Restaurant Will Close After Three Years in the Fenway

Chefs

Brian Mercury Is Puritan & Co.'s New Chief Pastry Chef

Restaurant Openings

Tiffani Faison Tackles Italian-American Food at Orfano


Latest Stories

A Sticky Situation

By now, you’ve probably caught on to Chowder‘s undying passion for all things sweet. Chocolate shop openings, cake batter ice cream, the ultimate vegan bakery […]

The Sweet Potato Project: Conclusion

When my colleague Donna Garlough revealed that she had a direct (and, ahem, illegal) line to some prime Okinawan potatoes from Hawaii, I jumped out […]

Restaurants

Beet It

As more mid-priced restaurants enter Boston’s dining scene, I can’t help but notice patterns emerging. To be a bona fide neighborhood boite, it seems your […]

Vegans Getting Their Sugar Fix at Fiore’s

During a recent brainstorming session on reasons to love Boston, amid all the waxing rhapsodic about our culture, architecture, and sports heroes, there was a […]

Restaurants

Good Help Is Hard to Find

There’s a place I like to go near Central Square. The food is great, reasonably affordable, and the beer and wine selections are solid. All […]

Restaurants

Brunch in the North End, and We’re Not Talking About Cold Pizza

Finding a good place for brunch is a tricky proposition when you live alone. Without built-in brunchmates, you tend to find yourself trekking across town […]


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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.


Southeast Asia to the South Beach Rescue

As a food-savvy blogger for Chowder, it’s painful to admit that I’ve been on the South Beach diet for three-and-a-half weeks. Even more painful? As […]

Restaurants

Foodie Road Trip: Portland Rules

In the past few years, Portland, Maine’s restaurant scene has been getting a lot of national media coverage, and deservedly so. This is one food-rich […]

The Sweet Potato Project: Part 3

When one encounters a hard-to-find ingredient, deciding how to cook it is no small task. The wrong seasoning, the wrong method, and all the hours […]

The Sweet Potato Project: Part 2

If you’ve been following Chowder’s little saga, you’d know that purple Hawaiian sweet potatoes (aka Okinawan sweet potatoes) are, in my humble opinion, the greatest […]

Literature

“Rise & Dine,” Digested

To the despair of friends who feel it’s uncivilized to take Sunday brunch before 2 p.m., I have in recent years become a die-hard morning […]

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Restaurant News

Restaurant News

Where to eat right now.


Literature

“Rise & Dine,” Digested

To the despair of friends who feel it’s uncivilized to take Sunday brunch before 2 p.m., I have in recent years become a die-hard morning […]

Restaurants

The Border Cafe vs. Margaritas

Whenever my carless friends and I rent a Zipcar, we always seem to find ourselves at a chain restaurant. Something about being behind the wheel […]

The Sweet Potato Project: Part 1

We at Chowder know firsthand the effects of climate on our appetites. All winter, I crave hearty roasts, butternut squash, and mac & cheese. (See […]

Restaurants

Valentine’s Day: No Reservations? ¡No Problema!

Just in case you haven’t heard, today is Valentine’s Day. But seriously, if you still haven’t made dinner reservations anywhere, here’s a suggestion: Go out […]

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