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FOOD
Let the Fun Bee-Gin by Springdale Beer Co. and Bully Boy Distillers.

If you’re ready for a summery cocktail made with beer, then ‘Let the Fun Bee-Gin’

It’s what happens when Bully Boy Distillers and Springdale Beer Co. team up.

DINING OUT | DEVRA FIRST
Lomo saltado a lo Diego at Tambo 22.

With Tambo 22, longtime North End chef Jose Duarte brings his vision of Peru to Chelsea

It’s a portal to the Andes, by the Mystic.

GETTING SALTY
Mika Winder from The Pearl.

Roxbury’s Mika Winder opens her dream restaurant at South Bay shopping plaza

At The Pearl, longtime friends serve family recipes.

CELIAC AWARENESS MONTH
Kane's honey dip doughnuts. The bakery now offers a dozen gluten-, dairy-, and nut-free doughnuts.

14 gluten-free bakeries and restaurants in honor of Celiac Awareness Month

Here are some ideas of where to eat, without wheat.

This map shows the top cities for BBQ in America, according to a Chef's Pencil analysis of TripAdvisor data.

This food magazine analyzed America’s best and worst cities for BBQ. People disagreed

The results raised some eyebrows among readers, as the top of the list featured several cities not exactly known for their barbecue.


TABLES
Mussels in cream sauce at Colette Wine Bistro in Porter Square in Cambridge.

Shore Leave renounces tiki concept, Dorchester gets a new seafood spot, and the Union Square Farmers Market returns

Restaurant news you can use.

Port City pretzels.

Port City Pretzels have less salt but all the flavor

They’re neither fat and doughy and bursting-at-the-seams, nor are they hard and stick-like.

Gloria Cabral, professor of baking and pastry arts at Bristol Community College.

Meet the 2021 Dame of Distinction

Gloria M. Cabral honored by the Les Dames d’Escoffier Boston Chapter for "empowering women, education, advocacy, philanthropy, and community service."

Cashew shakes.

Rich, creamy, and healthy cashew shakes

You can use the vanilla as a coffee creamer, or pour the shakes into molds and freeze them into popsicles.

BOTTLES
Michael Fairbrother.

Finding sweet success in the mead-making business

There's an art to making good honey wine, says Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery in New Hampshire.

GETTING SALTY
Alexis Cervasio runs East Boston Oysters and plans to open a grocery store in the neighborhood soon.

East Boston Oysters founder Alexis Cervasio muscles into the grocery game, championing working moms

The pop-up impresario opens a storefront later this year with a mission to give employees better work-life balance.

WHAT SHE'S HAVING
When you and your friends are fully vaxed, and you're reading to entertain again, start with drinks outdoors and a hearty cheese hors d’oeuvre such as (clockwise from top): Roasted Pecorino with Honey and Walnuts; Baked Feta with Tomatoes; Ricotta with Fig Jam.

When it’s time to have friends over again, don’t get too ambitious

Start with drinks on your patio or balcony and a hearty cheese hors d’oeuvre to ease back into entertaining.

DEVRA FIRST
Newbury Street has been a mix of outdoor dining oases among several permanently shuttered Back Bay restaurants.

Amid restaurant closures in Boston, there is an opportunity to reshape the city’s dining scene for years to come

Statewide, 3,400 establishments — 23 percent of the total — closed permanently during the pandemic, according to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. But alongside all of this loss, the vacancies in Boston now present an opportunity.