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James Beard Dinner Preview; Props for All Star

FINANCIAL DISTRICT - If you can't make it down to NYC for chef David Nevins’ upcoming James Beard Foundation dinner, you can catch a preview at Nix's Mate, where he presides. The seafood-centric, six-course tasting menu features wine and spirit pairings and dishes like Hawaiian pink marlin tartare with jalapeños, mint, peas, toasted Eel, pea tendrils and carrot glaze. Monday, August 13, 7pm, $75. Call for reservations: 617.348.1234.

DOWNTOWN - The Kickass Cupcakes truck was out of commission today due to a "meltdown" of the battery that runs the truck's kitchen. Owner Sarah Ross tells Eater that she hopes to hit Dewey Square by tomorrow afternoon, and failing that plans to get back to the regular schedule by Thursday at the latest. [EBOS]

INMAN SQUARE - The All Star Sandwich Bar shares some prestigious company on Fox News/Gayot's new list of "Top 10 Cheap Eats Restaurants." The list shouts out All Star's in-house condiments and says it "goes beyond burgers and BLTs with untraditional options like a grilled falafel burger with tahini sauce." [FOX via GS]

[Photo: Jamie Rogers]

All Star Sandwich Bar

1245 Cambridge Street, , MA 02139 (617) 868-3065 Visit Website

Nix's Mate

89 Broad Street, Boston, MA