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Sullivan’s Opens Right Now, Eater Travel Launches, and More Updates to Start the Day

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A double cheeseburger, hot dog topped with relish, container of fries, and cup of soda sit outside in the sun
You could be eating all of this outside today at Sullivan’s on Castle Island

Feels Like Spring

The seasonal opening of Sullivan’s (2080 Day Boulevard, Castle Island, South Boston) was supposed to take place this coming weekend, but thanks to today’s unseasonably warm forecast, it’s reopening today instead with half-priced hot dogs galore (95 cents plus tax). Open 8:30 a.m. to sunset daily through the end of November; only closed on St. Patrick’s Day and Thanksgiving.

Break Out the Solo Cups

The Boston Licensing Board is discussing the possibility of taking away some bars’ ability to serve drinks in glasses and glass bottles, reports Universal Hub. Bars and restaurants where patrons have used glasses or bottles as weapons would be at risk of having their licenses amended to prohibit glass if the board decides to go that route. “You may be high-end, but you’re not acting high-end,” the licensing board’s chairwoman, Christine Puglini, reportedly told representatives of Minibar at a hearing this week, as the Boston Herald reported. Minibar was recently the site of a fight involving a thrown glass.

Doughnuts 24/7

WBUR went on an early morning exploration of Doughboy Donuts (220 Dorchester Ave., South Boston), one of the city’s few 24-hours establishments, and found plenty of night-shift workers and other doughnut lovers fueling up on caffeine and sugar.

Who’s a Good Boy?

Do you like dogs and/or cats — and beer? This Boston Magazine round-up of New England breweries’ Instagram accounts that feature fluffy mascots is what you need right now.

Cookbook News

Menton alum and Top Chef winner Kristen Kish will release Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques this fall. The cookbook will feature 80 recipes that span Kish’s “Korean heritage, Michigan upbringing, Boston cooking years,” and of course, Top Chef.

In Providence

New York vegan chain By Chloe touches down in Boston’s Seaport District today, with a Fenway location slated for the spring, and the company has announced that now a Providence location is in the works as well. It’ll be located at 223 Thayer St., a former Au Bon Bain, and could open this summer.

In other Providence news, Vanuatu Coffee Roasters (294 Atwells Ave.) bids farewell this Sunday, February 26.

Everywhere Else

Our big sister Eater launched Eater Travel this week, a hub of maps, guides, and features about a variety of wonderful food-filled places around the globe. Check out the brand new Eater Guide to Tokyo and start packing your bags.

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Doughboy Donuts & Deli

220 Dorchester Avenue, , MA 02127 (617) 269-7560 Visit Website


2080 Day Blvd, Boston, MA 02127 (617) 268-5685 Visit Website