Eater Young Guns 2017
Nominations are now open for Eater’s yearly celebration of the most promising young up-and-comers in the restaurant world. Send in your nominations by March 20. Last year’s winners included a few talented locals: Irene Li of Mei Mei, Katrina Jazayeri of Juliet, and Laura Higgins-Baltzley of The Buffalo Jump.
Local cocktail legend Brother Cleve shares his three favorite Boston drinks with The Daily Beast, including the Belafonte at The Hawthorne, a “rich, luxurious” drink made with Plantation Rum, Carpano Vermouth, Cynar, and house-made coffee liqueur.
The (Temporary) Shutter
As expected, the original Troquet said its goodbyes over the weekend in preparation for its relocation to 107 South St. in the Leather District (the former Bel Ari space). Troquet on South, as the new spot will be called, could open in early March with loads more space, expanded hours, a champagne cart, and other improvements and changes.
Meanwhile, in Maine
In other Maine news, Salem’s popular Rover Bagel pop-up, which has been regularly appearing at Bambolina and comes from a couple of alums of Forge Baking Company in Somerville, has found a permanent home. The duo will be opening a brick-and-mortar location in southern Maine later in 2017. In the meantime, Rover’s current Bambolina schedule will continue through mid-April, followed by a presumably lighter schedule there throughout the summer as the Maine location gets closer to completion. Keep an eye on social media for schedule updates.
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