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Cochon 555 Lineup; Szechuan's Dumpling Has XLB

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THEATER DISTRICT - The epic, multi-city pork throwdown that is Cochon 555 returns to Boston. This year, the following chefs will be competing at the Revere Hotel: Jody Adams of Rialto and Trade, Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern, Brian Young of Citizen Public House, Colin Lynch from Menton and Michael LaScola of American Seasons in Nantucket. Sunday, March 24, $125 or $200 for the VIP package. For tickets and more information see here. [Official Site]

ARLINGTON - Today is the grand opening for Szechuan's Dumpling on Mass Ave in Arlington Heights, says the Arlington Patch, which Eater has confirmed with an employee. The restaurant takes the place of the former Jade Garden and features nearly 300 menu items. And yes, there are xiao long bao. [Arlington Patch via Grub Street]

BEACON HILL - Todd English restaurants have been called many a thing, but a cult favorite? According to some, yes. [Zagat]

DOWNTOWN - Sake school returns to O Ya with an "unexpected food pairings" series, in which premium sake will be matched with Mexican and Italian creations from chef Tim Cushman. January 26, February 23 and March 23: see here for details (PDF). [Official Site]


1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 617 661 5050 Visit Website

Jade Garden

18-20 Tyler Street, Boston, MA 617 423 3288

Russell House Tavern

14 John F. Kennedy Street, , MA 02138 (617) 500-3055 Visit Website


354 Congress Street, , MA 02210 (617) 737-0099 Visit Website

o ya

9 East Street, , MA 02111 (617) 654-9900 Visit Website


1410 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 986-1094 Visit Website

Szechuan's Dumpling

1360 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA