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The city is asking residents to hurry and nominate their “food hero” to be honored Oct. 24, the third annual nationwide celebration of Food Day. The deadline for nominations is Monday.
With the License Commission set against late-night beer and wine in a residential area and the owners of Tasty Burger convinced it was needed, the applicants didn’t change their request to replace Lyndell’s bakery and commissioners rejected the unrevised plan 2-0.
The Anna’s Taqueria chain has been hosting its charitable “Celebrity Roller Series” since January, but on Monday it takes place in Cambridge, benefiting cancer research in Kendall Square.
A couple of dedicated Somervillians have announced the winners in their 26-week journey through the area’s Thai restaurants, and Cambridge comes out looking pretty good, with four restaurants in the top 10.
Taza Chocolate, the celebrated Somerville organic, direct trade, bean-to-bar chocolatier, is hosting free weekly pastry tastings starting Saturday, with different area chef contributing their skills each week.
Restaurateur Steve “Nookie” Postal says that with the success of a $50,000 crowdsourced fundraising effort this fall he’ll open a restaurant called Commonwealth and attached grocer with local produce, meats, fish and dairy, gourmet coffee and takeout meals.
The Asian flavor of Porter Square turns bittersweet Friday – bitter with the closing of Miso Market, sweet with the reopening of Yume Wo Katare.
Area Four has expanded again. After adding a food truck April 1 and a hot dog cart at 500 Tech Square, the Kendall Square restaurant has opened a second storefront, this one in Somerville’s Union Square.
A gorgeous renovation of an Arlington Five Cents Savings Bank and loosening of alcohol licensing laws brought flora to area diners in 1996, but the high-end restaurant keeps evolving, adding Thanksgiving dinner and a bar menu in its café space.
When you have a hankering for North End red sauce Italian but don’t want to deal with North End parking, prices and hit-or-miss quality, head to Vinny’s Ristorante – always “Vinny’s at Night” to us.