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Farewell to Pigalle; New From Island Creek Oyster

Here comes our trencherman cousin, Eater Boston, with all the week's restaurant news!


FORT POINT—This is huge: Kenmore Square smash hit Island Creek Oyster Bar says it will be joined by a like-minded restaurant from the same company called Row 34. It's not built yet, but maybe get in line soon.
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HUB-WIDE—Here's a downer for you: after 47 years in print, The Phoenix is closing, thereby taking a good chunk of the city's food media with it. Restaurant critic MC Slim JB shares his thoughts.

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CHESTNUT HILL—New York burger royalty Shake Shack tells Eater it will open its first Massachusetts store on March 20. And here's a bunch of crazy things people say they'll do for a free t-shirt.
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THEATER DISTRICT—Chef Marc Orfaly's longtime French restaurant Pigalle has announced that it will close and reopen as something completely different. Hmm, could that have anything to do with this?