7 Must-Follow Boston Social Media Food Stars

By Scott Kearnan The Boston food scene is long on bloggers and social media types angling for their own corner in food-centric Internet circles. But to help you cut through the clutter, we found a few of the local folks whose Twitter, Instagram and other social media handles are especially interesting to us right now. If you’re not already following …

Don’t Let This Jäger Fool You

Food and Dining This isn’t your college roommate’s Jäger. It’s Bärenjäger, which in German means Bear Hunter. It’s a honey liquor used by Charlie Gaeta, beverage director at The Blue Ox in Lynn, who invented this cocktail which tastes a little bit like Drambuie. Here’s the recipe: The Bear Hunter -Rye Whiskey, 1 ¾ oz. – Bärenjäger, ¾ oz. -Orange bitters, about …

Burger King: Advice From An Expert, For National Burger Month

fork & dagger the food blog by Cheryl Fenton It’s National Burger Month, and I’ve never met a burger I didn’t like. Actually, I have, but its (medium) rare. (Get it?) When I was asked my dinner wish for Mother’s Day, I said, “Fire up the grill, Darling.” To get everyone into a burger mood, I tapped Chef Matt O’Neil …

6 Boston-Based Food Artisans You Should Know

By Scott Kearnan The Boston area is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to food artisans. But many of the same small-batch purveyors pop up again and again on local menus – so we scoured for some new and under-the-radar names that are doing great (and delicious) things. Maitland Mountain Farm Why We Love Them: Because this small, 2.5 acre …

Follow The Smoke For The Best Steak In Area

Looking for the best steak in Greater Boston? Skip those luxurious big-city steakhouses and head instead to the City of Sin. You’ll find the best steak in Boston at The Blue Ox in Lynn, a neighborhood gem in the heart of an up-and-coming downtown that has drawn rave reviews since opening in 2009. Chef-Owner Matt O’Neil’s smoked filet mignon is, …

8 Must-Try Clam Chowders In Boston

By Scott Kearnan Spring is nearing, but let’s be honest: it’s still really, really cold out there. (Really.) The perfect antidote? A hot cup of clam chowder, New England’s hearty signature stew. We could spend all day debating where the best bowl can be found, but we would always miss someone’s favorite bowl. Instead, we rustled up a handful of …

Kitchen Selfies: Smartphone Snaps From Boston’s Hottest Restaurants

By Scott Kearnan To us, chefs are celebrities and restaurant life is the height of drama. (You’ve seen Hell’s Kitchen, right?) And so, inspired by Ellen Degeneres’ recent Oscars selfie alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest, we reached out and requested some #kitchenselfie submissions from restaurant teams around the city. Here are some of our favorites – and here’s …

Boston Herald Inside Track By Gayle Fee

Inside Track by Gayle Fee Tracked Down South End socialites The Hat Sisters, aka Tim O’Connor and John Michael Gray, getting their signature facial hair shaved at Barber-shop Deluxe so they can regrow new looks for the Community Servings’ annual Mustachio Bashio fundraiser April 1 at the Lenox Hotel. (It was the first time John Michael shaved his ‘stache in …

This Chef’s No Flash In The Pan

Chef/Owner Matt O’Neil of The Blue Ox cooks up his stand-out “Sin Burger” at the 8th Annual Amstel Light Burger Bash in Miami, Florida. The burger (named for Lynn, Lynn City of Sin, of course!) was one of 31 burgers to compete for Best Burger to be judged by celebrities such as Rachel Ray. They were the only Massachusetts restaurant …