Kara Baskin, The Boston Globe

Kara Baskin

The Boston Globe

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent:
  • The Boston Globe
Past:
  • Timothy McSweeney
  • Boston.com
  • Experience Magazine

Recent articles by Kara:

Social media has been a judgmental cesspool for parents, until the COVID and formula crises

What can we learn about kindness from these messes? → Read More

Cocktail gardens in bloom; a star pastry chef comes back to Boston

Plus, a new branch of Tenoch will open in East Cambridge this summer, offering the same menu as the other busy branches in Somerville, Medford, Melrose, and the North End. → Read More

Fuji restaurateur Jimmy Liang is on a (sushi) roll

The Quincy native will open a new Fuji sushi restaurant in Newton, with plans for a tasting counter and a French bakery in the works. → Read More

At Hecate in the Back Bay, an aspiring surgeon administers a different kind of medicine

Aliz Meszesi traveled from Transylvania to the Back Bay to indoctrinate Bostonians in a European-style cocktail culture. → Read More

Steak. Caviar. Lingering over bottles of wine. Has the power lunch returned?

A pent-up hedonism has been unleashed on the midday lunching landscape, and lines are, at times, snaking out the door. → Read More

Beat Brew Hall reopens in Harvard Square; R.F. O’Sullivan & Son returns to Somerville

Plus, Bird & Wolf moves from North Andover to the Financial District. → Read More

Manhattan: concrete jungle where outdoor dining dreams come true

Dining sheds on every corner made it easy for my family of four to safely enjoy our favorite restaurants. → Read More

Serafina Seaport replaces Babbo; Eva moves into the former Cafeteria space

Openings, closings, and chatter from the restaurant scene. → Read More

Baldwin Bar’s Ran Duan prepares to open Birds of Paradise, the latest in a high-flying mixology career

Expect a throwback to the days of Pan Am luxury travel, but at the Speedway. → Read More

Si Cara brings canotto-style pizza to Central Square; reaper-hot chicken sets Newton aflame

Plus, chocolate empanadas poolside and a touch of spice at City Hall. → Read More

From Westborough State Hospital to Mistral, chef Tom Borgia knows how to stir the pot

After a suburban stint, he returns to a newly reopened Grafton Street in Harvard Square. But his first gig was cooking eggs on demand. → Read More

No big plans for April vacation week? Fear not: We have ideas.

Mingle with wild animals who aren’t your children, hunt for a Siamese cat, and more. → Read More

At Ovenbird Café, a Belmont staple soars even higher

The former Vicki Lee’s space is reimagined by a former protégé. → Read More

Miznon opens in the Seaport; ‘Top Chef’ sensation Spike Mendelsohn opens a plant-burger spot at Whole Foods

Plus, Teatro gets a possible makeover, El Jefe Taqueria adds a location by Boston University, and more restaurant news you can use. → Read More

Hugo Bensimon is a star sommelier at Grill 23, but he’s not too fancy for champagne and fried chicken

These days, he lifts spirits with wine, but before that, he soothed muscles as a physical therapist-in-training until the restaurant world beckoned. → Read More

An outdoor dining guide for Boston-area restaurants

A list of superlative outdoor dining spots, from serene French bistros to rowdy Fenway haunts. → Read More

The pandemic has taken a toll on our self-esteem

After two years of eating more, moving less, and staring at my every wrinkle on Zoom, I feel self-conscious reentering the world. And from what I’m hearing from other parents, I’m not alone. → Read More

Talk about a pressure cooker: Meet the food stylist for HBO’s ‘Julia’

If a movie is shot in Massachusetts and somehow involves food, chances are it was styled by Roslindale’s Christine Tobin. → Read More

A running list of the Boston area’s best patios

Many open by April 1, and some are ready now. → Read More

The Burlington Mall gets a saucy addition with Manhattan’s Parm

Consider it the lower-cost, suburban version of the Back Bay’s Contessa. → Read More