SOMERVILLE — Forge Baking Company, the upcoming sibling to Bloc 11 and Diesel, is now under construction. As for an opening date: "Looking like late summer/early fall. To be more specific would invite the wrath of those deities who frown upon mortal hubris." [Twitter]
NATIONAL — Eater National rounds up the 38 essential coffee shops across America, and two local spots make the list — dwelltime in Cambridge and George Howell in Newton. [-EN-]
BACK BAY — Next Wednesday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m., Davio's is hosting a tasting event to benefit the families of firefighters Lt. Edward Walsh Jr. and Michael R. Kennedy, who died in a Back Bay fire in March. 25 restaurants are participating in the event, including Row 34, Post 390, Taranta, and more. There will also be an auction hosted by Billy Costa of KISS 108 FM and Dining Playbook. Tickets are $200, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the firefighters' families.
[Photo: Forge Baking Company/Twitter]