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Calling all Food Lovers: new chef on the block

We've got a new chef on the South Shore. A great chef, actually: one who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, cooked at Boston’s L’Espalier, and comes to us directly from 12 years as executive chef of the enormous, celebrity restaurant empire of Todd English. And … [Read more...]

B.good is good news

When the owners of b.good (“real food fast”) restaurant opened the first of their six Boston-area places in 2004, they started with a simple idea: Make fast-food favorites they could feel good about eating. Six years later, that focus has turned b.good into the only South … [Read more...]

South Shore restaurant news and notes

Restaurants everywhere come and go, and some just have facelifts. Cooks, too, do a lot of moving around as a way to move up the ladder and learn from other chefs in a business that sees more action than most. But even by industry standards, the South Shore restaurant scene is … [Read more...]

A new market in Hingham

I’ve been trying to write about Hingham’s new grocery store, The Fresh Market, for a week and I keep circling a single point I can’t seem to get around. TFM is a chain out of North Carolina that opened its 94th store in its 18th state -- Massachusetts -- at the Hingham … [Read more...]

Restaurant News & Notes

Chef Paul Wahlberg's new restaurant, Alma Nove, , is slated to open mid- to late-April at the Hingham Shipyard on Route 3A. Rumors about its demise were, in fact, only a change of plans: a first location at the shipyard fell through and a second was found. Which may end up being … [Read more...]

Burritos with a conscience

I've just eaten at the Chipotle Mexican Grill at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham for the third time since it opened Dec. 9, and I'm so excited about the place! Normally, I'm not into chains, but I love that this one uses as much humanely raised and antibiotic- and … [Read more...]

Jasper White’s new Summer Shack

It's only the third Saturday night since Jasper White's fourth Summer Shack opened at the Derby Street shops, and at 5:30 p.m. there's already a wait. The crowd is a mix of ages and styles, but en masse this feels like a group that absolutely knows its seafood. Trying to … [Read more...]

Tosca

If it seemed quiet in Hingham last Saturday night, I can tell you why: Everybody was at Tosca, either dining happily, milling around the bar, or lined up 30 deep waiting for a table. Everybody, that is, except executive chef Kevin Long, who is splitting his time between Hingham … [Read more...]

Alchemy of heat and pressure

It's cranberry season now, and apple season, and green tomato time, too. And pears are there for the picking and even raspberries -- but not for much longer. Last month, the grape harvest ended, and before that, of course, it was August, and July, and June, and many fruits … [Read more...]

Festa della Madonna della Luce

Last Sunday a small pine grove in Hingham erupted in picnic tables covered with food and hundreds of people. The little-known annual celebration was the 51st local Festa della Madonna della Luce – the Feast of the Mother of Light. It takes place every year on the late August … [Read more...]