Pokéworks (261 Elm St., Somerville) debuted in Davis Square around Thanksgiving, slinging Hawaiian-style poke dishes from a Chipotle-style set-up. Now, the small chain is celebrating the newish location with a grand opening on Saturday, January 28 (11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.), serving buy-one-get-one-free poké bowls and burritos all day.
In other poke news, here’s your reminder that Manoa is now up and running (300 Beacon St., Somerville) near Porter Square.
Seven Star Street Bistro (153-155 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale) — which becomes the Astro Diner from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday — is adding another concept to the mix, reports Universal Hub. Rozzie Ramen makes its debut at Seven Star at 5 p.m. on January 31 and will pop back up every Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Boston Magazine chats with Flour Bakery + Cafe owner Joanne Chang as the Flour empire continues to expand, discussing her unceasing niceness, the difficulty of bagels, winning a James Beard (and misplacing the medal), and more.
Speaking of Flour
The Boston Globe profiles Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery (63 Swanton St., Winchester), a popular bakery that opened nearly a decade ago. (The bread can also be found at the Boston Public Market and a variety of farmers’ markets.) Owner Mamadou Mbaye began baking French-style breads in his native Senegal before immigrating to the United States and spending a decade baking at Whole Foods. Along with his wife, Mame, Mbaye sells countless loaves of impeccable sourdough, multigrain, and more, not to mention baguettes, croissants, and other treats.
Meanwhile, in Maine
The Public Market House (28 Monument Sq., Portland) has a new vendor: Sticky Sweet debuts today at 11 a.m., “serving up Thai sweet sticky rice with a Maine twist.” Try, for example, the blueberry sticky rice, made with Maine blueberries, maple sugar, and sea salt. Other Public Market House vendors include Kamasouptra, Pho Co., Pie in the Sky Pizza, and more.
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