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Eat Liege Waffles, Shakshuka, and Cube Toast This Weekend

Some dining recommendations for the weekend.

Banyan Bar + Refuge
Banyan Bar + Refuge
Katie Chudy for Eater

  • Banyan Bar + Refuge: Finish the weekend off in a big way with Banyan's new Sake Bomb Sunday deal. (It also takes place on Mondays, starting at 4 p.m. each day.) For $30, you'll get three dishes — a bun, a noodle dish, and a vegetable dish — along with a glass of Kirin with a shot of sake dropped in. On the docket for this weekend: smoked pork bun with orange marmalade, cucumbers, and pickled red onion; house toasted noodles with lamb and pork meatballs, soy garlic sauce, and pickled daikon; and roasted beet salad with pears, miso sesame dressing, and puffed rice crisps. 553 Tremont St., Boston (South End)
  • Curio Coffee: Here's what's for breakfast: Counter Culture coffee — or rich, delightfully bitter Taza hot chocolate — and a soft liège waffle, studded with crunchy sugar pearls. Easy. 441 Cambridge St., Cambridge (East Cambridge)
  • Double Chin: Named for its owners, sisters Gloria and Emily Chin, this brand new Chinatown spot features some dishes that are just begging to be Instagrammed (and the menu helpfully indicates which). Open from 7 a.m. to midnight daily, Double Chin is serving up elaborate cube toasts full of things like Pocky and mochi; a variety of noodle-based options; sandwiches (upgrade to a "Chinwich" for scallion pancakes instead of brioche); and more. 86 Harrison Ave., Boston (Chinatown)
  • The Haven: Now that it's five years old, have you been to this Jamaica Plain restaurant yet? Swing in for brunch this weekend for Scotch eggs, toffee French toast, and a special feature: Exodus Bagels. 2 Perkins St., Boston (Jamaica Plain)
  • Wild Rice Vegan Cafe: This casual Watertown breakfast and lunch spot (from the owner of Red Lentil) opened last month, featuring a globe-trotting menu of everything from Tex-Mex to Indian cuisine. There's also coffee, smoothies, juice, and wifi. Stop by tomorrow (January 30) between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the grand opening celebration. There will be coupons and drawings for gift cards, and between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., there will be a $9 all-you-can-eat vegan breakfast and lunch buffet. 71 Elm St., Watertown
  • Seven Star Street Bistro: The Chubby Chickpea is popping up at this Roslindale restaurant on four Sundays in a row from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning this weekend. The focus will be on shakshuka and other Israeli brunch staples, and there will be cocktails featuring GrandTen Distilling. Stay tuned; the series might continue longer or pop up elsewhere after this run. 153-155 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale

Seven Star Street Bistro

153 Belgrade Ave, Boston, MA 02131 (617) 325-8686 Visit Website

Double Chin

86 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111

Wild Rice Vegan Cafe

71 Elm St, Watertown, MA 02472 (617) 744-0126 Visit Website

Curio Coffee

441 Cambridge Street, , MA 02141 (857) 242-3018 Visit Website

The Haven

2 Perkins Street, , MA 02130 (617) 524-2836 Visit Website

Banyan Bar & Refuge

492 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 556-4211

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