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Hand-Pulled Noodles at Home, a Grand Oatpening, and More Updates to Start the Day

Mini news bites for the middle of the week

Federal Hill Pizza
Federal Hill Pizza in Warren, Rhode Island

Try This at Home

After a research tour including stops at Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Cafe (86 Bedford St., Boston — Downtown Crossing) and MDM Noodles (351 Washington St., Brighton — Brighton Center), not to mention the watching of YouTube videos and the studying of online forums and Instagram posts, the Cook’s Science crew pulled together a technique for making chewy, elastic hand-pulled noodles (biang biang mian) from scratch at home. Here’s the recipe.

An Oatstanding Breakfast

The recently debuted oatmeal cafe, Oat Shop (22A College Ave., Somerville — Davis Square), is now open seven days a week and holding a “grand oatpening” celebration on Sunday, January 29 by giving out a free medium coffee or small iced coffee with any bowl purchased. It’ll be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pizza in Providence

Warren, Rhode Island’s Federal Hill Pizza (495 Main St.), which has been open for over a decade, expanded to Providence this week (1039 Chalkstone Ave.) with brick-oven pizza and a whole lot more (burgers, pasta, etc.) Its cafe opens daily at 6 a.m. with coffee, espresso, snacks, and more, while the dining room and bar are open from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.

Elsewhere in the Eaterverse

Eater Boston’s big sister, Eater, delves into a variety of topics this week, including a look at how tips vary on different days of the week, #saltbae, wood pulp in cheese, White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s odd Dippin’ Dots grudge, and more. Plus, here’s how to get a free Shake Shack burger.

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Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe

86 Bedford Street, , MA 02111 (617) 482-1888 Visit Website

Federal Hill Pizza (Providence)

1039 Chalkstone Ave, Providence, RI 02908 (401) 331-3310 Visit Website

Oat Shop

22A College Ave., Somerville, MA 02144 Visit Website

Federal Hill Pizza (Warren)

495 Main St., Warren, Rhode Island 02885 (401) 245-0045 Visit Website

MDM Noodles

351 Washington Street, , MA 02135 (617) 208-8663 Visit Website