The eighth annual Chocolate Festival is this weekend in Harvard Square, including its free Chocolate Tasting Event, but the fact is that some of this three-day extravaganza feels pretty perfunctory. Here’s what to look for to do the fest right.
The Central Square restaurant Moksa and its nightclub, Naga, are rebranding as Monroe, with a soft opening at 7 p.m. Thursday and a grand opening the next day – at 5 p.m. for the restaurant and 7 p.m. for the nightclub.
The restaurant replacing India Cuisine in the spring could be a “New American-style restaurant with an emphasis on Italian cuisine” or “rustic Italian food with American accents,” but one thing looks certain: There will be fresh pasta.
The sticky buns at Flour Bakery in Central Square – the same ones co-owner Joanne Chang used to beat Bobby Flay in a Food Network throw-down in 2007 – are taking new form, becoming a December yogurt flavor at the Pinkberry in Harvard Square.
There won’t be pizza for arcade gamers at the melding of Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Area Four pizza coming to 300 Massachusetts Ave., a concept presented to the License Commission on Tuesday as Roxy’s A4cade.
The six-location Anna’s Taqueria chain celebrates its 20th anniversary Tuesday – that is, its Anna-versary – with a fan appreciation day.
Eat at any of these four Cambridge restaurants Oct. 19 – Area Four, Atasca, Giulia or Oggi Gourmet – and 10 percent of a meal’s cost is donated to research into a cure against the autoimmune disease NMO, or neuromyelitis optica.
Two restaurants from big names are headed toward spring openings, including Jamie Bissonnette’s Little Donkey, coming as part of the Mass+Main construction on the outskirts of Central Square, and an oyster bar with lots of takeout expected from The Grafton Group.
What Tom Acitelli did for beer in “The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution” two years ago – explain how craft beer turned around U.S. industry quality – he now does for wine with “American Wine: A Coming-of-Age Story.”
Vegans or the vegan-curious might be happy to hear about a Vegan Food Truck Festival coming Sept. 12 to Kendall Square. Maybe.