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Crispy shrimp tacos and a prickly pear margarita at Barra in Somerville.

This Cinco de Mayo, indulge in some tacos

Cinco de Mayo drives traffic to restaurants that need it more this year than ever. Here are several Mexican eateries that opened locally just before or during the pandemic where you can get your fix.

FOOD
Jasper HIll's May box.

Cheese and more, in a box to your door

Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont offers subscribers a monthly delivery of three cheeses and three other items, such as cured meats, crackers, special vinegars or syrups, and barware.

Flourish flour

Bay State Milling brings us Flourish, a healthier all-purpose flour

It has five times more fiber than unbleached white flour.

FOOD
This outstanding Spanish red earns a thumbs up.

This outstanding Spanish red earns a thumbs up

The wine “Vara y Pulgar” is as distinctive as the traditional pruning method for which it’s named.

FOOD
Products from 88 Acres

88 Acres makes allergy safe snacks and dressings

‘Focusing on seeds allows us to celebrate what’s in the foods and not what’s not.’


FOOD
Alexinah Nyaigoti, 3, uses a heavy shovel to help her family at The Flats Mentor Farm.

How a farmer’s sales strategy turned her parents’ garden into a family business

When the Nyaigoti family came to Massachusetts from Kenya, they brought the seeds they would need to keep growing their favorite vegetables. Those seeds also grew a business.

Ally Buitenhuys bartends at Fenway's Bleacher Bar, which has stayed busy through the pandemic.

Bleacher Bar bartender Ally Buitenhuys gives loyal customers a home base near Fenway’s home plate

Through it all, two of life’s consistencies are baseball and beer.

TABLES
Contessa will open in June atop the Newbury Boston.

We now know the name of the restaurant that’s opening atop the Newbury

Restaurant news you can use.

QUICK BITE
A flatbread at the Punch Bowl restaurant in the new Hilton Garden Inn in Brookline Village.

A modern tavern inspired by a historical one

From the team behind La Morra and Heritage of Sherborn, Punch Bowl opens in Brookline.

Organic mushrooms from Fat Moon Farm.

Mushroom growing kits are the new sourdough starter

Westford company Fat Moon Farm sells its organic mushrooms, and offers kits and classes on how to grow them at home.

Vermont Bean Crafters products.

If you’ve been a big bean fan, try a subscription box

The Bean Box from Vermont Bean Crafters brings 6 pounds of different varieties to your door every few months.

Around the World in Ten Spice Blends.

Soluna Garden Farm’s herb, spice, and tea blends will kick you out of a flavor rut

Cofounders Amy Hirschfeld and Tatiana Brainerd source ingredients from small organic farms worldwide.

WHAT SHE'S HAVING
Iverson Guo, owner of Karma in Burlington.

Good food and good Karma in Burlington

Find upscale sushi in an unlikely location.