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Welcome to Eater Boston’s home base for food guides, maps, and news pertaining to travel outside of the city. Whether you’re day-tripping to Portsmouth, spending a beach weekend on the Cape, or hiking through Burlington, you’ll find dining recommendations, updates on new restaurants, and more right here, covering a variety of spectacular New England dining scenes beyond Boston.

How to navigate this guide: The photo blocks at the top of the page highlight a few select stories and maps. Underneath, the table of contents includes all stories that are part of this guide, organized geographically.

Is your favorite New England dining destination missing? This page isn’t exhaustive by any means; it’s simply a growing collection of maps, guides, and stories that Eater staff and freelancers have written over the years, highlighting the places we know and love. We’re always adding new destinations and stories, and we’re always happy to hear story pitches from New England-based food and beverage writers — get in touch by emailing boston@eater.com. Not a writer but want to tip us off to an incredible New England location or restaurant that should be on our radar for future stories? You can reach us at that same email address.

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This guide was most recently updated in November 2021, adding the following: an off-season dining and drinking guide for Portland, Maine; a similar guide for Provincetown on the Cape; essential restaurants in Providence, Rhode Island; a look at what a Boston restaurant industry veteran is up to these days on the Cape; and a whole Connecticut section, including a new day-tripping food and drink guide for Mystic, Connecticut, as well as some Connecticut content from Eater’s archives — New Haven pizza stories (a definitive guide, a detailed ranking of the best, a map of the best, a video exploring the cult following of New Haven-style “apizza”); a profile of a French bakery in Fairfield; and a look inside New Haven burger icon Louis’ Lunch. Plus, the existing map of essential restaurants in Burlington, Vermont, has been updated as of November 2021.