With a Michelin Guide set to debut this Thursday for Washington, DC, The Boston Globe’s Nestor Ramos questions why Boston does not yet have a guide of its own. "Our culinary scene is exploding, too," he writes. "We’d like to be on a map that doesn’t involve cannoli or centuries-old cemeteries or Paul Revere’s house." Michelin’s penchant for highly formal restaurants may be part of the problem, and Ramos dives into some of the options Boston has to offer.
In light of Pinkberry’s recent departure from the North End, the Globe’s Megan Irons explores the tumultuous tenure of the frozen yogurt chain’s residence in the land of cannoli, gelato, and pasta. "Pinkberry’s green-and-blue-striped sign was jarring amid the Italian ambiance," she writes, yet the plan looked good on paper for the building’s owner and the franchisor.
For the Boston Herald this week, Kerry J. Byrne shares details on the inner workings of True West Brewing Co. in Acton. The community-centric spot is family-friendly and sources locally whenever possible, and the brewery’s operation is fueled by solar power.
Mat Schaffer talks with some of Boston’s restaurateurs and chefs who have emigrated to this country in his latest piece for the Improper Bostonian. From Loic Le Garrec of Petit Robert to Azita Bina-Seibel and Babak Bina of Lala Rokh, Bin 26 Enoteca, jm Curley, and Bogie’s Place, Schaffer explores the contributions their restaurants have made to the dining scene in Greater Boston.
• D.C. Is Getting Its First Michelin Restaurant Guide. Why Not Boston? [BG]
• Pinkberry Loses Battle Between Froyo, North End Culture [BG]
• Acton Natives Pour Local Pride Into Brewery/Restaurant [BH]
• Acquired Tastes [IB]