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Fox and the Knife ‘Celebrates the Special’ in South Boston

Fox and the Knife ‘Celebrates the Special’ in South Boston

Welcome back to Week in Reviews, an occasional round-up of the formal, starred restaurant reviews recently written by Boston’s food critics at publications such as The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine . Celebrating the Special Devra First has reviewed South Boston hotspot Fox and the Knife for the Boston Globe . The first restaurant from James Beard award winner Karen Akunowicz “celebrates the special, the small-batch, the simple pleasure and the generous gesture,” First writes, and “if there is one reason to come to Fox and the Knife, it is the house-made pasta,” including but not limited to the […]

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A Salem Arcade Bar Inches Closer to Boston

A Salem Arcade Bar Inches Closer to Boston

A Salem restaurant and bar filled with arcade games and comfort food will expand to a suburb north of Boston. Bit Bar (50 Saint Peter St., Salem) — with all its retro machines and Tetris-inspired tater tots — will open a new location within the J Malden Center development at 190 Pleasant St., near the Malden Center MBTA stop, a representative for the J Malden Center confirmed. A representative for Bit Bar wasn’t immediately available for comment. Bit Bar first opened within the Old Salem Jail in June 2016 , filling the space with a rotating array of pinball […]

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GreCo moves into the Seaport with an expanded menu, plus Greek wine and beer

GreCo moves into the Seaport with an expanded menu, plus Greek wine and beer

GreCo in the Seaport. –Stefanos Ougrinis, GreCo A taste of Greece is about to land in the Seaport. GreCo , a fast casual Greek spot that has one location on Newbury Street and a downtown location in the works, is about to open an additional outpost in the Seaport, right next to a Tatte Bakery & Cafe. GreCo in the Seaport. —Stefanos Ougrinis, GreCo The restaurant’s second location is larger than the original, with tall ceilings; a clean, bright color palette; and an expanded menu that includes beer and wine imported from Greece. Fans of the Newbury branch will […]

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Pink Taco Signage Is Now up in Boston’s Seaport District

Pink Taco Signage Is Now up in Boston’s Seaport District

A little over a year ago, inelegantly named taco chain Pink Taco let it be known that it would open a location in Boston’s Seaport District, a neighborhood that already has quite a few other Mexican food options, including Bartaco , Temazcal , Rosa Mexicano , and Lolita . At the time, the company declined to provide an opening timeline, exact address, or additional information, but the Vegas-founded and Los-Angeles-headquartered Pink Taco now has signage posted at the corner of Congress Street and Boston Wharf Road, and its website gives the address 374 Congress St. (across from Row 34 […]

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PBR is testing ‘Hard Coffee’ in Maine and some stores say they’re struggling to keep it in stock

PBR is testing ‘Hard Coffee’ in Maine and some stores say they’re struggling to keep it in stock

Hard Coffee. –Pabst Blue Ribbon Mainers apparently have a thing for the mixture of coffee and alcohol. Pabst Blue Ribbon began testing “Hard Coffee” this month in five states up and down the East Coast. One of them is Maine, a state whose decades-long affinity for coffee-flavored brandy is well known. And according to the Portland Press Herald , some local liquor stores are having a hard time keeping their shelves stocked with PBR’s new caffeine-infused malt beverage . “It is kind of like a Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee, with alcohol,” Tony Olmstead, a general manager for the Maine […]

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Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar Launches Innovative New Drink Menu

Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar Launches Innovative New Drink Menu

DALLAS, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s) is staying on top of new drink trends as it debuts its new drink menu and “Appy Hour” nationwide. Guests will be given the opportunity to experience over 20 new drinks added to the Boston’s beverage menu. Boston’s wants to provide its guests an enhanced experience at their sports bar and in the dining room. New drink creations will bring even more on trend cocktails to Boston’s and add to the celebratory atmosphere that every Boston’s Pizza aims to provide. Boston’s new launch comes after studying […]

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Boston’s Beloved Middle Eastern Street Food Haven Moves Into The Heights — For Now

Boston’s Beloved Middle Eastern Street Food Haven Moves Into The Heights — For Now

When it comes to delicious halal eats, there’s one simple question: what came first, the chicken or the rice? At Houston’s newest Middle Eastern street food haven, they came simultaneously — and they’re now here for your snacking pleasure. The Chicken & Rice Guys, initially a food-truck-fleet operation out of Boston, just celebrated its Houston grand opening, or “grand hatching” this past Saturday. The Chicken & Rice Guys are posted up in The Heights NextSeed Space with a temporary pop-up. They are set for six-month Houston reign as a paradise for savory combo platters and myriad special sauces. This […]

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Revamped Downtown Crossing Restaurant Features Steak Frites

Revamped Downtown Crossing Restaurant Features Steak Frites

Boston’s Downtown Crossing now has a restaurant dedicated to steak frites , and it’s a revamp of a revamp. Kingston Cuts — previously Kingston Grille & Bar , which was previously Kingston Station — is now open at 25 Kingston St., near Summer Street, and its attention to steak is prominent. (The change from Kingston Station to Kingston Grille & Bar in 2016 included new ownership, Boston’s Pasha entertainment and hospitality group, which is behind this newest incarnation as well. Pasha also has ties to Kava Neo-Taverna , Puro Ceviche Bar , Abby Lane , and some local nightclubs.) […]

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A New ‘Ghost Restaurant’ Delivers Fried Chicken Sandwiches

A New ‘Ghost Restaurant’ Delivers Fried Chicken Sandwiches

A new restaurant has made its debut in the Boston area — but you can’t walk inside. Virtual or “ghost” restaurant Nani Chick’n Bunz (stylized as NANI?! Chick’n Bunz) specializes in 24-hour shoyu-marinated karaage chicken sandwiches served on Japanese sweet buns. Though it’s connected to actual restaurants — in the family of Love Art Sushi , Love Art Udon , and the forthcoming Love Art Poke and Poke by Love Art — Nani Chick’n Bunz currently runs its delivery-only service through Uber Eats , adding to a below-the-radar network of similar operations in the metro Boston area. Related Your […]

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