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Hungry Mother Closes, Dragon Roll Food Truck Debuts, and More Updates to Start the Week

Getting the Monday morning ball rolling with a few bits of news.

Julep Bar
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As plannedHungry Mother closed on July 3 after a much-loved, seven-year run in Kendall Square. Shortly after chef/co-owner Barry Maiden took home a Beard award, the restaurant announced its impending closure as Maiden would be leaving the team. Sister restaurant State Park remains open, and the Hungry Mother team, sans Maiden, will open a new restaurant in the same space. Unused Hungry Mother gift cards will be honored at State Park and at the eventual new restaurant.

—The newest food truck to hit the streets is Dragon Roll & Grill, which debuted in Malden on Friday. It has a really snazzy dragon painted on it, and the menu includes a crunchy shrimp roll.

Julep Bar, located downtown, is "effectively...out of business for now" because the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has indefinitely suspended its license, reports the Globe, which also gives a rundown of problems that several of the bar's co-owners' other establishments have faced. Julep has gotten into trouble on multiple occasions for overcrowding and underage drinking. Broad Street Riot, which is located in the same building, shares a co-owner with Julep Bar, notes Boston Restaurant Talk, and it is also shut down indefinitely due to a license-related issue.

Merrill & Co.'s recent closure came with news of a mysterious contest to find a new restaurant owner, and the plan had been to open up the application process on July 1. But now, the "Who Wants to Be a Restaurant Owner" website pushes the date to "summer/fall 2015," and the Twitter account notes that there are "technical difficulties," but the official rules will be posted "soon."

—Cheap Eats Week is coming! Share your favorite local cheap eats here.

Julep Bar

200 High St, Boston, MA 02110 (617) 261-4200 Visit Website

Hungry Mother

233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02141 617 499 0090 Visit Website

Merrill & Co.

1 Appleton St, Boston, MA 02116 617-728-0728 Visit Website

Broad Street Riot

131 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110

State Park

300 Lower Level, , MA 02139 (617) 848-4355 Visit Website

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