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boston globe magazine
June 12, 2011

Summer Food issue

Island Creek Oyster Bar (Photograph by Keller + Keller)

The best new restaurants

Over the past three years, the number of really good restaurants in and around Boston has increased exponentially, in spite of a down economy. From casual neighborhood joints to elegant fine dining, Italian to French to Japanese to borderless invention, it's all here.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

A bridesmaid's lament

Doesn't friendship deserve some fanfare, too?
dinner with cupid

A meaty discussion

Will his homemade chopped liver recipe tempt her taste buds?
Miss Conduct

Lighten up, lighten up

Miss Conduct finds honor among smokers, plus when is it OK to clear the plates?
Pierced

Walk this way

How Boston built a better pedestrian.
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The 'Mediocrevore' Dilemma
Perspective

The 'Mediocrevore' Dilemma

Why our eating habits are a source of guilt and guilt trips.
Allan Kornberg
First Person

A vegan's vision

Duxbury pediatrician Allan Kornberg, 57, imagines the end of factory farming.
'Maine Classics'
Cooking

Down East delicious

Recipes from their new cookbook, Maine Classics.
Tales From the City
Best acquaintances
Neighbor to the rescue and a tiny dancer.
On the Block
Hot prospects
Homes with views of the Zakim Bridge.
Style Watch | Photos
Boston public garden
Flora and fauna are out in full force.
Letters to Boston Globe Magazine
Readers respond to the NAACP Boston chapter's new president and Dr. Frank Lahey's moral dilemma.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.