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Top Stories of the Week: Arcade Cocktails; an Oatmeal Cafe; More

Miss any important news? Catch up with this weekly archive of Eater Boston's most-read stories

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  1. The 38 Essential Boston Restaurants, Winter 2017: The quarterly update to the Eater Boston 38 is here. New additions to the map this time around are Bar Mezzana, SRV, and The Table at Season to Taste.
  2. T’ahpas 529 Opens in Melrose With So Much Spanish Food and Wine: The owners of La Qchara and Coffee Tea and Me opened a new Spanish restaurant and wine bar.
  3. The Most Comforting New Pasta Dishes in Boston: Updated to include the pasta selections at Oak & Rowan in Boston’s Fort Point.
  4. The Friendly Toast Heads for Brookline: A Coolidge Corner location is in the works for the popular breakfast-all-day restaurant group.
  5. Oat Shop Ladles Out Bowls of Warmth in Davis Square: Somerville’s got a new oatmeal-focused cafe.
  6. Chef Shuffles, a Toast Bar, and More Updates to Start the Week: Monday morning news bites included Ribelle alum Brandon Baltzley becoming Cafe ArtScience’s executive chef; Tipo opening in Portland, courtesy of the Central Provisions team; Hopsters eyeing an early spring opening for its Fort Point location; and more.
  7. These Restaurants Opened Around Boston in Winter 2017: 20 and counting. Get to know all the newbies.
  8. Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar Debuts in Quincy Center: The increasingly bustling neighborhood gets a Venetian-style bacaro.
  9. Fuji at West of Chestnut Is Now Open: Between this and Zef, Quincy Center had a good week.
  10. There’s No Crying in Skee-Ball: Sneak a Peek at A4cade’s Boozy Offerings: The bar and arcade is almost ready to open in Cambridge’s Central Square, alongside Roxy’s Central.

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