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Savage Wieners, Pasta Sundays, and More Updates to Start the Week

Kick off the week with some mini news bites

The Savage Wiener
The Savage Wiener

What’s #OpenInBOS?

We may be in for a big storm tomorrow. If it turns out to be as bad as expected, we’ll be tracking schedule alterations, closures, specials, and other pertinent information right here.

New Openings

Biryani Pot opened over the weekend in Framingham (255 Worcester Rd.) with biryani, of course, and other Hyderabadi cuisine. It’s part of a small Texas-based chain. Meanwhile, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer for Chicken & Rice Guys; the planned opening at 280 Washington St. in Boston’s Downtown Crossing has been pushed back yet again, with March 18 as the new tentative date. Keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates.

Munch Madness

The Boston Globe’s annual Munch Madness competition has begun, pitting 64 local restaurants against each other in bracketed match-ups to be voted on in a series of rounds through April 5. (Round 1, currently underway, lasts through March 18.) Previous champs East Coast Grill, Highland Kitchen, and Eastern Standard have been retired; the other past winner, Hungry Mother, is now closed.

The Savage Wiener 2.0

The Savage Wiener launched in summer 2016 as sort of a semi-permanent pop-up within Sandwich Works in Newton (827 Beacon St.), serving up a variety of dogs and toppings. Now owner Jim Lowenstern is hoping a Kickstarter campaign will help get his new product — the “Ultimate Gourmet Steak Hot Dog” — up and running. Funds will go towards the cost of the first batch of steak dogs, including freezer equipment, packaging, and shipping logistics. Rewards include Savage Wiener shirts and steak wieners.

Romeo’s at Juliet

Juliet (257 Washington St., Union Square, Somerville) manages to play a number of roles, whether it’s as a cozy neighborhood breakfast-and-lunch cafe or a tasting-menu dinner destination or something in between. Since the restaurant’s been racking up lots of local and national press, dinners are getting pretty booked up these days, so owners Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri wanted to give the neighborhood another opportunity to come in for a more casual sort of evening that doesn’t require booking weeks out. Enter “Romeo’s at Juliet,” pasta-focused Sunday suppers served weekly from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (no reservations). Check out the opening menu below. (Juliet is a hospitality-included restaurant, so there is no gratuity expected on top of the listed menu prices.)

Romeo’s at Juliet menu

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