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Caviar Cones Come to Cambridge

Puritan & Company is about to debut a little sibling next door, Puritan Oyster Bar, with seafood towers and more.


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The 2023 James Beard Semifinalists Are a Testament to Greater Boston’s Incredible Dining Scene

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Comfort Kitchen Brings Global Flavors to a Historic Dorchester Space

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Matsunori Handroll Bar Gives Boston a Hands-on Taste of Sushi


Latest Stories

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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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.


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 […]

Reviews

Dining Out: Ooh La Voile

The authentic French fare at the new import on Newbury Street is the ingredient that’s been missing from Boston’s brasserie boomlet.

“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 Guides

Restaurant Guides

Where to eat right now.

Reviews

Reviews

Trying to decide whether to visit the hottest new restaurant in town? Stay in the know with our reviews.


“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 […]

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 […]

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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