Lamb shoulder chops are an oft-overlooked dinner option that I think should be on your table more often. Rib chops are too dainty (“Lollipops? No”). Saddle chops (those mini T-bones), too expensive. Shoulder chops, however, are cheaper and more flavorful than beef steaks. They take strong fl…

During those first warm spring days with sunny skies and rising temperatures, I got reacquainted with my grill. I love grilling weather and when it’s nice out the neighbors have their grills going, too. All the smells drifting through the neighborhood are enough to make your mouth water.

LOS ANGELES — Comfort food is wrapped up in nostalgia and memories. From my Southern California childhood, it’s dim sum on Sundays, black beans at Angela’s after school, onigiri rice ball swaps at the lunch tables, tacos after basketball, ensaymada buns for breakfast, ginger-scallion fish fo…

THE YELLOW BUILDING still hugs the Exeter River at the bridge on Water Street, but it’s had some work done. What used to be the Loaf & Ladle, famed for its wholesome and healthy breads, soups and sandwiches, is now the latest outlet for the Maine-based Sea Dog Brewing Co.


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