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The Week in Eater: Menton Gala, Fluffernutters, and More

Didn't have time to read Eater this week? Here's your chance to catch up on everything you missed, from restaurant openings and closings to Relais & Chateaux Grand Chefs and more. Know about something we missed this week? Got intel for next week? Just want to say hello? Hit up the Eater Boston tipline or send an anonymous tip. You can also stay in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook, share photos on Flickr, and get the weekday newsletter.


· DooWee & Rice — Temporarily back at its old Somerville spot in Powder House Circle for limited hours until the new space within Wonder Bar is complete
· M.C. Spiedo — An Italian Renaissance-focused restaurant from acclaimed chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier located in the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
· Oasis Cafe & Bakery — A Brazilian bakery in Medford owned by — and located adjacent to — Oasis Brazilian Restaurant


· Jimmy's Bar and Oven — The pizza-focused Brookline restaurant will reportedly close some time in March but eventually reopen somewhere in downtown Boston.

Coming Attractions

See also: The Colossal 2014 Restaurant Openings Guide.
· Bar Boulud will open at the Mandarin Oriental in the fall, and Daniel Boulud and chef de cuisine Aaron Chambers chatted with Eater about it.
· The Downeast Cider House facility in Charlestown has gone before the licensing board hoping to offer tours and sample pours.
· The Glenville Stops, a "neighborhood tavern" in Allston, is now aiming for early March.
· Hops N Scotch, which is in Coolidge Corner, is "exploring" a second location in Cambridge's Inman Square.
· Sweet Basil's Wellesley sibling will be called Juniper, and it could open in late spring.
· Norwood-based Kennedy's Public House is expanding to Harvard Square and appears to be taking over the First Printer space.
· McCabe's Bar & Grille is coming to Porter Square from the folks behind Bull McCabe's in Union Square. The menu will include "a large selection of small plates with different influences from around the world," as well as a "quality selection of sandwiches and entrees."
· Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co. has passed inspection and is seeking someone to help build a contraption to get pizzas from the high truck to customers below.
· The Chestnut Hill Wegmans will open on April 27th, although its liquor store will open earlier — March 29th.


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· Five Boston-Area Restaurants That Inspire Long-Lasting Love [BG]
· Ideal Restaurants & Tables to Break Up on Valentine's Day [DIG]

Photos Galore

· Eater Boston went behind the scenes at the Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Gala Dinner at Menton, the first part of a mega two-part fundraiser for the Barbara Lynch Foundation.
· Here's a photo gallery of the newly opened M.C. Spiedo, which looks very theatrical in gold and red.
· Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul came to Boston for his first time ever and went to Cheers and Empire.
· Eater Scenes: Central Wharf Co. at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday

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· 9 Creative Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Eat Right Now


· Stephanie Cmar has left No. 9 Park, and Rachel Miller has left Bondir Concord.
· Sarma now has some late-night treats available from 10pm-11pm on weeknights and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. There's fried chicken and more.
· This week in reviews, The Improper Bostonian's Donna Garlough found "remarkable clarity" in the simple preparations at Commonwealth, the Globe's Cheap Eats column highlighted the rapidly growing Tatte Bakery & Cafe chain as well as Bull McCabe's, an Irish pub in Union Square, and Boston Burger Blog's Richard Chudy found a worthy "over the top" burger special at All Star Sandwich Bar. Also, Bondir chef/owner Jason Bond responded to Devra First's review from last week.
· Changes are in store at 51 Lincoln in Newton, and chef/owner Jeff Fournier published a "manifesto" detailing what's in store.
· At the Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Gala Dinner, chefs Patrick O'Connell (The Inn at Little Washington, Washington), Michael Tusk (Quince, San Francisco), and Gary Danko (Gary Danko, San Francisco) chatted with Eater about the Boston food scene and more.
· Adam Gendreau of the former Staff Meal food truck is now baking cannabis edibles.
· In this week's Board Wrap, find out where the fried chicken is so good that it apparently must be sprinkled with cocaine and more.
· There are some restaurants around town that serve deep-fried Fluffernutters. You're welcome.
· New Jamaica Plain restaurant Aurum appeared on the Food Network's "Buy This Restaurant."
· Former jm Curley executive chef Sam Monsour and Boston Burger Blog blogger/private chef Richard Chudy have secured a book deal. They'll publish a burger cookbook in April 2015.
· This week's Up for Grabs property is a mystery restaurant for sale for $299,000 on Salem St. in the North End.
· Some bar bites from Toro's NYC location are now available for a limited time at the bar at Clio.
· There will be at least 18 more episodes of Wahlburgers.

Open Questions

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· What's your favorite non-pizza-centric place to get pizza?
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