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The Globe's Best Restaurants of the Year; NYE Options

HUB-WIDE — The Globe's Devra First doled out a batch of annual awards for the local restaurant scene, declaring Ribelle the restaurant of the year, Asta's Alex Crabb the chef of the year, Brookline's Washington Square the neighborhood of the year, and more. [BG]

CHARLESTOWN — Eater National takes a look at the most notable restaurant closings of the year nationwide, and Todd English's Charlestown Olives flagship makes the cut. While his PR team promised that it would reopen at a "new and shiny location" somewhere around the Boston area, nothing has been announced yet. [-EN-]

HUB-WIDE — There's still time to make fancy plans for New Year's Eve; consult the map to find out what's open, who's offering elaborate prix-fixe menus, and more. And you have until tomorrow at 9am to try to win a pair of tickets to Beat Hotel's 80s-themed party. [~EBOS~]

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