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Where to Get the Best New England Clam Chowder in Boston

Rachel Lebeaux 17 comments

Boston visitors—and plenty of Bostonians themselves—gravitate toward their region's namesake chowder, but nobody wants to fall prey to pasty, underseasoned glop. Here are seven great New England clam chowders to seek out in Boston. More

Where to Find the Best Chinese Food in Boston

Liz Bomze 21 comments

From mapo tofu to biang biang noodles to handmade dumplings, Boston's Chinese food scene is solid—and many dishes can go head-to-head with their counterparts in the mother country. Here's where to find the best of the best. More

For a Taste of Vietnam in Boston, Get the Seafood Chao (Congee) at New Dong Khanh

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 2 comments

New Dong Khanh in Boston's Chinatown makes an admirable seafood cháo, with shrimp, imitation crabmeat, terrific sliced fishcakes, and a fistful of fresh scallions. More

Burger City Guides: Kristen Kish's Favorite Burgers in Boston

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 1 comment

Top Chef Season 10 winner Kristen Kish shares her five favorite burgers in Boston, including a few picks that are great after work (or a few drinks), a burger topped with fried oysters, and an off-menu special. More

For Creative Biang Biang Noodles in Boston, Head to Mei Mei

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 1 comment

When you can't get to Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe for biang biang noodles, you might want to consider Mei Mei. More

Boston's Best Bagels —and Best Bagel Sandwich—are at Bagelsaurus at Cutty's

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 6 comments

Meet Bagelsaurus's glorious version of bagels and lox, which includes a crackly, chewy handmade bagel, cream cheese, piles of house-cured salmon, pickled onions, and crispy fried capers. More

The 10 Most Interesting (and Delicious) Beers We Tried at Boston's Extreme Beer Fest

Drinks Cameron Simcik 4 comments

For the past decade, Extreme Beer Fest in Boston has been the spot to snag the strangest, rarest, and most innovative beers from around the world. Here are the 10 weirdest, awesomest beers we tried. More

Breakfast Worth Waking Up Early For at Boston's Lucy Ethiopian Cafe

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 4 comments

The Che'Che'Bsa at Lucy Ethiopian Cafe is easily one of the most satisfying, and most underrated, breakfast dishes in the city. More

8 Breakfast Pastries We Love in Cambridge, MA

Sweets Meghan Roguschka 3 comments

The Cambridge area boasts a plethora of viable options on the breakfast front, so we've taken the liberty of compiling a list of our favorite pastries. Ranging from flakey, buttery croissants to Middle Eastern-inspired brioche to slightly spicy scones, there are options for every palate. More

Fantastic Irish Brown Bread at Matt Murphy's Pub in Brookline, MA

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 4 comments

The craggy crust, which is almost crisp, protects the moister (but still appropriately coarse and dense) interior. It's tailor-made for a good slather of the accompanying soft butter. More

Boston Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

Rachel Lebeaux 12 comments

Luckily, Boston and its neighboring towns have a prodigious variety of inexpensive offerings for the intrepid food explorer, or those who simply appreciate a delicious meal that doesn't leave you destitute. Here are 10 great cheap eats in and around Boston, ranging from to-go joints to sit-down restaurants, where I've found you can eat well—and substantially—for $10 or less. More

Head to South Boston's New Row 34 For Smoked and Cured Fish

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 1 comment

Row 34 might come to overshadow sibling Island Creek Oyster Bar for two good reasons: the craft beer program and the house-smoked and -cured shellfish and flatfish offerings. More

Tim Maslow Nails Brunch at Ribelle in Brookline, Massachusetts

Sweets Kate Shannon 1 comment

When Tim Maslow opened Ribelle, his first solo concept last fall, it was a boon to Brookline's Washington Square neighborhood. Now he's started brunch, and the sweet offerings are right on point. More

Sugar Rush: Mocha Cake at L.A. Burdick, Boston

Sweets Meghan Roguschka 1 comment

Though it's more commonly sought out for its decadent offering of hot chocolates, bonbons, and chocolate bars, I recently made a visit to L.A. Burdick in Boston in pursuit of one thing: the Mocha Cake ($4). More

Sugar Rush: Lemon Blueberry Tart at Darwin's Ltd. in Cambridge, MA

Sweets Meghan Roguschka 1 comment

I can't speak for anyone else out there, but Boston's recent onslaught of blizzards and polar vortexes have left me pining for some citrusy, delicate, reminiscent-of-summertime sweets. Darwin's Ltd. came to the rescue this week with their Lemon Blueberry Tart ($5). More

7 Great Asian Noodle Soups in Boston

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 9 comments

I never need an excuse to eat Asian noodle soups, but it being the dead of winter and the start of Chinese New Year, the timing seemed particularly good for rounding up a few of my favorites. More

West Indian Roti and Doubles Galore at Singh's Roti Shop, Boston

Rachel Lebeaux 3 comments

There aren't a ton of West Indian restaurants in Boston, so if you rolled into Singh's Roti Shop expecting chicken tikka masala, saag paneer, and a mango lassi, well, you wouldn't be the first. "Some people don't know about the food, and think we're from India, but it's Caribbean flavors, and we start educating them." That education takes the form of hearty puffed-and-stuffed roti, fried doubles, and more Trinidadian classics you'd be remiss to pass up. More

Brian Mercury's Favorite Coffee Shop and Café Sweets in Cambridge and Somerville

Sweets Erin Jackson 2 comments

The Executive Pastry Chef at Harvest, (and nominee for Food & Wine's 2013 "The People's Best New Pastry Chef" award) fills us in on his favorite places to relax with a hot beverage and something sweet. More

Mei Mei in Boston Goes Brick and Mortar, Introduces Trotters and Waffles

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 2 comments

So much for those New Years diet resolutions, but who could turn this down? When Mei Mei, arguably Boston's most beloved food truck, decided to expand and open up a restaurant with walls and doors and tables and chairs, they also expanded their menu. Now the roster of offbeat Chinese-ish, farm-to-table-type eats includes Trotters and Waffles. More

Burger City Guides: Jamie Bissonnette's Favorite Burgers in Boston

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 6 comments

Jamie Bissonnette, chef/owner of Coppa, a cozy enoteca in Boston and Toro, a tapas bar and restaurant with locations in Boston and South Chelsea, NYC shares his top five burger picks in Boston. More

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