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Eat Ice Cream, Tacos, and Rugelach This Weekend

Some dining recommendations for the weekend

Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

First, some new (or newly reopened) options — and one preview:

  • The Scoop N Scootery: The late-night ice cream delivery service has a new storefront in Arlington. 112 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
  • Gracie's Ice Cream: And speaking of ice cream, welcome back this Union Square favorite, which took a break over the winter. Now, the Juliet owners next door are partners in Gracie's, and an expanded menu is coming. A new hot beverage program has already begun. 22 Union Sq., Union Square, Somerville
  • Juliet: ...and speaking of Juliet, that's brand new. Add it to your breakfast and lunch rotation, and keep an eye out for dinner options, launching soon. 257 Washington St., Union Square, Somerville
  • Anna's Taqueria: It's 20 years old, and it's not slowing down. The growing Anna's family now has a seventh location, and it's the only one that serves salad bowls. 27 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, Newton
  • Angela's Cafe: Meanwhile in Eastie, this popular spot for Mexican cuisine, specifically inspired by the city of Puebla, has expanded across the neighborhood. 1012 Bennington St., Orient Heights, East Boston
  • Mamaleh's pop-up at Eastern Standard: Can't wait until the "May-ish" opening of Mamaleh's Delicatessen in Kendall Square? Head to Kenmore Square this weekend. The Mamaleh's team will be previewing some items at Eastern Standard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. 528 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston

And some recommendations from the Eater Boston team:

Emily Phares, Eater Boston contributor:

  • Fairsted Kitchen: Two words: Lamb ribs. Unbelievable char, and they fell right off the bone. Served with a kohlrabi slaw and fish sauce vinaigrette. The grilled Spanish octopus was also incredible. I would also recommend trying the one orange wine on their menu, a 2013 Marani Rkatsiteli from Kakheti, Georgia. It's inexpensive ($10), dry, and really different — so good. I bought a bottle of it a few days later. 1704 Beacon St., Washington Square, Brookline
Dana Hatic, Eater Boston associate editor:

  • Clear Flour Bread: Go for the smells and stay for the "sesame sticks," which are essentially mini baguettes coated in garlicky and black sesame goodness. I half want people to know about this and half want them to not eat all my sesame sticks. These things are too delicious. 178 Thorndike St., Packard's Corner, Brookline
Rachel Leah Blumenthal, Eater Boston editor:
  • Juliet: This brand new restaurant was already mentioned above, but you all must go eat this lemon tart. 257 Washington St., Union Square, Somerville
  • 7ate9 Bakery: Especially if you're checking out the Somerville Winter Farmers Market at the Armory, you have no excuse not to swing by 7ate9 for (a) incredible mini cheesecakes and (b) bagels from Better Bagels. Please eat extra of both in my honor, because I've regrettably begun a strict 30-day food plan that prohibits both. 199C Highland Ave., Spring Hill, Somerville

Anna's Taqueria (Beacon Hill/MGH)

242 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02134 617 227 8822

Mamaleh's Delicatessen

One Kendall Square, Building 300, Cambridge, MA 02139 Visit Website

Fairsted Kitchen

Beacon St, Brookline, MA (617) 396-8752

Gracie's Ice Cream

22 Union Square, , MA 02143 (617) 764-5294 Visit Website


263 Washington Street, , MA 02143 (617) 718-0262 Visit Website

Clear Flour Bread

178 Thorndike Street, , MA 02446 (617) 739-0060 Visit Website

Angela's Cafe

131 Lexington Street, , MA 02128 (617) 567-4972 Visit Website

Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Avenue, , MA 02215 (617) 532-9100 Visit Website


199C Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143 (781) 218-9361