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Reliable Ramen Pop-up, a Nightmare Meatball Cone, and More Updates to Start the Day

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Brooklyn Ramen
Brooklyn Ramen

Ramen Pop-up

New York-based ramen consulting company Brooklyn Ramen is popping up inside Somerville’s Reliable Market (45 Union Sq.) this Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, with four ramen options: shoyu ramen ($12) with clear chicken broth and soy sauce tare, straight noodles, pork, scallions, bamboo shoots, and seaweed; tonkotsu ramen ($13) with creamy pork bone broth and sea salt tare, straight noodles, pork, scallions, wood ear mushrooms, and fried onions; veggie miso ramen ($11) with veggie miso broth and soy cream, wavy noodles, scallions, sweet corn, wood ear mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and seaweed; and spicy tonkotsu ramen ($14) with creamy pork bone broth and miso paste, wavy noodles, pork, scallions, sweet corn, and sesame oil. Cash only. 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Saturday. Plus, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dovetail Sake will be onsite doing a tasting.

What Not to Eat at Fenway Park

Boston Magazine’s Kyle Scott Clauss strongly advises against trying the new “meatball cone” at Fenway, describing it as “a disaster,” “a nightmare,” “a ball of meat unlovingly jammed into a cone of chewy bread,” and “a meatball sub in denial.” Do with this information what you will.


A USA Today listicle praises “five underrated cities on the East Coast,” including Waltham — “a worthy culinary contender” thanks to its “diversity of options” for “a city this size.” The article includes shout-outs for Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions, Wilson’s Diner, Dominic’s Italian Bakery & Deli, Il Capriccio, Red Bird, and other dining options around Waltham.

Meanwhile, in Vermont

As previously reported, Oleana alum Cara Chigazola-Tobin is working on opening her own restaurant, Honey Road, focusing on Mediterranean mezze. She’s been popping up in various places since announcing the project a few months back, and now she and co-owner Allison Gibson, Hen of the Wood alum, have a location: 156 Church St. in Burlington, currently home to Church & Main, which will close soon. Honey Road could open in mid-June with 80 seats and two seasonal patios.

And in New Hampshire

Early Monday morning, a fire completely destroyed State Street Saloon and displaced 17 residents from the apartments above. No injuries were reported. Next door, Louie’s will be closed for three or four weeks due to smoke and water damage from the fire. Various area restaurants are raising funds to help State Street Saloon employees and displaced residents. Moxy, for example, is donating 100% of proceeds from the Seacoast Gin Championship on April 24 to displaced residents, while BRGR Bar is offering free food to the residents through April (with utility bill or pay stub).

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Reliable Market

45 Union Square, , MA 02143 (617) 623-9620 Visit Website

Honey Road

, Burlington, VT Visit Website