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El Centro Turns One; More Todd English Drama

Now the weekly word from our trencherman cousin, Eater Boston.

SOUTH ENDEl Centro chef-owner Allan Rodriguez went from running a construction business to serving some of the best Mexican food in town. Eater spoke with him on the eve of El Centro's first anniversary for the latest installment of our interview series One Year In. And it sounds like Rodriguez won't stop at just one restaurant.
FENWAY—Fenway Park executive chef (yes, it has one) Steve "Nookie" Postal is now the favored contestant on Bravo's new show Around the World in 80 Plates. Here's a recap of episode three, in which Nookie and the ladies butcher monkfish, wrap it in ham, and serve it to world-renowned Barcelona chef José Andrés, thereby thrashing the other team, who then had to kick someone out. Will Nookie go all the way?
FANEUIL HALL—Yikes, Todd English! First you get slapped with a million dollar lawsuit, then you get accused of trashing a beloved historic Boston property? Then you respond with but one blurry photo as counter-evidence? Good thing you're not also reopening a restaurant right now that took two years to get back in order. Oh, wait...
BEACON HILL—Chef Brian Poe of Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake has shared some juicy details about his soon-to-open Tip Tap Room, coming to Cambridge Street in mid-June. There will be tips, and there will be taps. In a room.