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Boston's 38 Essential Restaurants; Sarma Is Open; More!

Time for a bite of restaurant news with Eater Boston.

HUB-WIDE—The Eater 38 has been updated, a map to answer any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs.
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SOMERVILLE—Sarma, the hotly anticipated new restaurant from Oleana's Ana Sortun and Cassie Piuma, opened this week in Winter Hill. Social media chatter has been overwhelmingly positive.
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HARVARD SQUARE—The Cambridge Shake Shack starts construction in the former OM space this week. It could open by the end of the year.
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SAUGUS—52-year-old Hilltop Steak House is closing its doors on Oct. 20. The life-sized fiberglass cows out front are reportedly being sold for at least $3000, but no word yet on what'll happen with the giant cactus.