And, now, the weekly word from our trencherman cousin, Eater Boston.
SOMERVILLE—It's opening day for the brand spankin' new Davis Square restaurant M3, which of course stands for the Southern holy trinity of a meat dish and three sides. This 40-seat little beauty looks like a lot of fun, with chalkboard walls and table tops, oodles of canned beer, "white trash drinks" and dishes like she-crab soup and po' boys.
SOUTH END—O.K. folks, this is big. Tapas hotspot Toro, which is owned by the legendary chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, is expanding. No, it's not going to Beacon Hill or Kendall Square: it's bound for New York City, and to a neighborhood that already has six tapas restaurants. Can a giant of the Boston dining scene cut it in a much bigger pond?
PIZZALAND—Things are not looking good for The Upper Crust Pizzeria. First there was that federal investigation about illegal labor practices, then they shuttered three locations, and now the owners are duking it out in court over alleged misuse of company funds. Like trips to the Cayman islands and buying an airplane, presumably not for airdrop pepperoni deliveries.
HUB-WIDE—What with summer allegedly coming one of these days, here's a guide to the city's finest lobster rolls, in map form. Go on a crawl and try all twelve!