Food

Bar Mercato brings classic European flair to Boston

A lot of people dream of traveling to Europe. There's great food, great drinks, great people, berets, baguettes and cigarettes— and that’s just France! Well hold on to your baseball caps, because you can travel to Europe by hopping on the Orange Line to Bar Mercato, a European-inspired food hall,...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:12am

The Muddled History of How the Margarita Was Invented

“Cocktails,” writes famed booze historian David Wondrich, “are rarely created in the full light of history,” but how the margarita was invented is even more complicated than most.  Depending on which story you believe, the origins of the margarita involve crossing the Mexico-U.S. border (...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:28pm

Try these good-for-you chocolates and candy for Halloween

Aloha Superfood Chocolate It’s magic, as far as we can tell, how Aloha crams an entire serving of fruits and vegetables into every bar, plus the usual antioxidant benefits of chocolate (10 times the amount in goji berries, in fact). The cacao is fair trade and organic, and the bars are sweetened...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:58pm

One New Yorker could win free Seamless food delivery for 20 years

One lucky New Yorker could win free Seamless for 20 years as part of a promotion celebrating 20 years of the food delivery app in the five boroughs. Seamless launched in 1999, allowing New Yorkers and other hungry users across the world to get food delivered with just the touch of a button....

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 9:04am

New Yorkers including Brother Jimmy's and a Harlem food pantry step up to help out federal employees impacted by shutdown

Federal employees around New York City have even more opportunities for free meals and the partial government shutdown continues on. After a few free meal opportunities earlier this week, businesses in New York City and beyond are continuing to step up and support furloughed federal employees who...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 4:08pm

Where to eat on Thanksgiving Day around Boston

Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself this Thanksgiving season is to let someone else do the cooking for you. Restaurants around Boston are serving up the goods, but if cozying up at home sounds better, you can still reap the rewards — Thanksgiving takeout, anyone?  Here are...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:49pm

Dine Out Boston 2018: 10 places to try during Boston Restaurant Week

Unofficially known as Boston Restaurant Week, Dine Out Boston is back this month with a ton of great deals at some of the city's top foodie destinations. From old favorites to new additions to the Hub's food scene, here are 10 places you should try when the Dine Out Boston festivities...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:40pm

NYC food carts now receive letter grades from health department

Mo’s Coffee Cart is a familiar site on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side, but on Friday, it was adorned with something new: a decal for an ‘A’ letter grade, marking the start of letter grades for New York City food carts and trucks. Mahmoud Abdel Wahed, owner of Mo’s...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:32pm

7 healthy restaurants in Boston you need to know about in 2019

A pivot to healthy eating after the New Year isn’t a novel concept, but the nutritious eateries that opened in 2018—and those about to open—may make sticking to that pledge feel a little fresher. Here are a few healthy restaurants in Boston you need to know about. 7 healthy...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 3:43pm

Foodie gift guide: 7 gifts for the food lover on your list

They plan vacations around restaurant reservations. They refer to famous chefs they’ve never met by their first names. And they may have even used the word “mouthfeel” once or twice without irony. They’re the food lover on your holiday shopping list, and we’ve got...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 8:46am

Christmas Cookie Challenge host shares his favorite holiday recipe

If you want to try something a bit different for your holiday celebration this year, try baking up a batch of Food Network star Eddie Jackson's delicious recipe for toasted coconut brownies. “I love making these toasted coconut brownies during the holidays and the way my house smells when...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 2:33pm

Where to eat for Christmas in Boston

Between the picky eaters in the family to all that baking and cooking, the holidays can be quite the hassle. Instead of stressing over this year's feast, relax and let someone else handle kitchen duties. Check out our guide to where to you should book a reservation to celebrate Christmas in...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 3:41pm

Massachusetts baker goes for gold on Holiday Baking Championship

Another Massachusetts culinary star is proving his chops on a food competition series. Ayer’s own Douglas Phillips, a baking and pastry instructor at North Shore Community College, has made it to the final four of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship and hopes to punch his ticket...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:51pm

What to expect at the Historic Houses of Fairmount's Flavors of the Season event

The holiday season is always filled with cheerful music, festive events and tasty food and drinks. In fact, some would say the delicious treats being offered around this time are the best part of the season. The Historic Houses of Fairmount are celebrating the special culinary offerings by hosting...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:44pm

Attention New Yorkers: the NcRib is back in town

Last winter, NYC-based Southeast Asian sandwich shop Num Pang Kitchen introduced the NcRib, an adaptation of McDonald's cult favorite McRib that's had a love-hate relationship with foodies for decades. (It never stays in restaurants for long.) Num Pang Kitchen, known for their pulled...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 11:53am

McRib fans, Num Pang just launched the sandwich of your dreams

Last month, McDonald's announced the return of its iconic McRib, a fan favorite that made its debut in 1981 and feeds hungry customers at exclusive U.S. locations for a limited time every so often. As Fortune described it: "The McRib is kind of like a prairie dog, in that it...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:56am

Experience the Tasting Collective: the ultimate Philly foodie group

All foodies and edible lovers unite. The Tasting Collective is the ultimate eating experience. The food-fueled group is based around the country and recently laid claim in the City of Brotherly Love. Members of the Tasting Collective have access to private chef-led dining events at top restaurants...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 2:50pm

Where to order Thanksgiving dinner in Boston

Everybody loves to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, but being in charge of the cooking and prep work is an entirely different story. Instead of breaking a sweat in the kitchen, let someone else handle the hassle of Turkey Day. Here's our guide to where to order Thanksgiving dinner in Boston this...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:12pm

Get ready for the Ultimate Tailgate Party with Mei Mei's Frito pie recipe

Lovin' Spoonfuls, a local nonprofit food rescue organization, will once again host its Ultimate Tailgate Party this weekend. Sunday night's event will feature bites from some of Boston's restaurants, including Toro, Myers + Chang and dozens of others. The evening will also...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:52am

Feast at three of the best restaurants in Boston with this epic food crawl

What's better than eating at one of the best restaurants in Boston? How about feasting at three of the Hub's top spots in just one night. That's right, the JK Food Group, the collection of acclaimed restaurants by James Beard award winners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, is...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:30pm