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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

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Federal Hill Pizza in Warren, Rhode Island
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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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Federal Hill Pizza (Providence)

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

MDM Noodles

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

Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe

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

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