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The last ten years have transformed our restaurant scene—and we're just getting started.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Last weekend’s snowstorm may have wreaked havoc with my tightly-packed holiday schedule, but it did have an upside. Being snowed in gave me an opportunity […]
I’ve never been much of what you might call a provider. Though proven capable of keeping plants watered (mostly), pets sated, and cars fueled, I […]
Somerville’s Ball Square has long been prime breakfast and coffee territory. There’s java mecca True Grounds, old-school Kelly’s Diner, and the cute Broken Yolk. But […]
It has become an annual tradition in the Chowder household to build a gingerbread building. Not a little cottage or an A-frame chalet, but something […]
“Did you hear there’s a raw food restaurant coming to the North End? Ugh.” So shuddered my friend, the food snob. She was talking about […]
Where to eat right now.
A couple of weeks ago, I was out running errands with a friend and decided to grab a late lunch at UBurger. It was around […]
You’ve had tacos, tamales, pupusas, arepas…but have you ever had a huarache? That was my pick for dinner the other night at Tacos Lupita, the […]
Some of the greatest food pleasures can also be the most inexpensive. There’s nothing better on a Sunday than reading the paper over at a […]
The cost of European wine is about to go up, according to a story in this morning’s New York Times. The dollar is weak, the […]