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Eater Young Guns Nominations, Cleve’s Favorite Drinks, and More Updates to Start the Week

Kick off the week with some mini news bites

A hand holds a wood-fired bagel, with a distinct char on its edge, in front of a park bench
A Rover Bagel bagel
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

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.

Brother Cleve

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

Planning a trip up north? Consult Eater Maine’s updated essential guides to Maine’s brewery tasting rooms and brew pubs.

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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The Hawthorne

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Troquet on South

107 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 (617) 695-9463 Visit Website