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No Tilted Kilt for Quincy; Wrong About Baked Beans

QUINCY - The people of Quincy have spoken, and they don't want a location of the nominally Scottish, Hooters-esque chain Tilted Kilt. The chief complaint: revealing uniforms for waitresses, i.e. mini-tartans. A community religious leader called the establishment "counter to what we teach." [ via GS]

BOSTON - From a February Boston Globe article: "In the '60s, a story emerged that the Colonists had learned to make beans from Native Americans, who supposedly used maple syrup and bear fat in a clay pot submerged in a pit covered with hot stones. This isn't true, she [Kathleen Wall, Colonial Foodways Culinarian at Plimoth Plantation] says, although the legend made its way into cookbooks and onto the Internet, where it is now widely quoted." From a post on The Daily Meal yesterday titled "What to Eat in Boston: Baked Beans": "the dish is said to have originated with the Native Americans, who baked navy beans with maple syrup, venison, and bear fat in pits dug into the ground." [BG, The Daily Meal]

SOMERVILLE - The Fluffernutter, which was invented in Massachusetts using Marshmallow Fluff, which was invented in Somerville, gets a mention in today's Serious Eats regional sandwich guide. Wait, Fluffernutters are regional? So there are regions where people don't eat Fluffernutters!? [SE]