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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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.

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 […]


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 […]


Dining Out: Chinese Breakout

New South End arrival Myers + Chang is a work in progress, but its remix of classic Asian fare is compelling enough to keep diners coming back for more.

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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Restaurant Guides

Restaurant Guides

Where to eat right now.



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The Weather May be Frightful, but the Cookies are Delightful

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 […]

Feeding the Beast

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 […]

Navigating the Brunch Wars

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 […]

House Proud

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 […]

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