Asta chef and co-owner Alex Crabb is now cooking at Shepard (1 Shepard St.), where opening chef de cuisine Peter McKenzie recently departed, reports Boston Magazine. But not to worry: Asta isn’t going anywhere; it’s just at a point where there’s enough staff that Crabb doesn’t have to be there all the time. Crabb and Asta co-owner Shish Parsigian go way back with Shepard co-owner Rene Becker, having both worked at Becker’s Hi-Rise Bread Company.
Oath Craft Pizza’s original location, its seasonal Nantucket spot, has reopened for the season. Find it at 44 Straight Wharf, open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The growing pizza chain expanded to Brookline’s Coolidge Corner last month and also has locations in Somerville’s Davis Square, in Chestnut Hill, and inside Boston’s South Station. Plus, this is your reminder that the Rabottini’s pizza pop-up returns to Bagelsaurus today.
“It’s not fair,” said one Starbucks customer as she waited five minutes for her order while people who used an app to order ahead waltzed right in and grabbed their coffees. The Globe delves into the increasing number of restaurants that offer ordering ahead via app or website and the impact it has on walk-in customers, who may — like this Starbucks customer — find it deceptive when you can’t really see how long the line is due to “invisible” orders.
One Thing You Should Eat Today
Today, choose dessert. Choose light, airy Greek-style doughnut holes — loukoumades — dripping with sweet toppings. Head to Gre.co (225 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston) for Yaya’s loukoumades, topped with hazelnut praline (think Nutella), Oreo cookies, and powdered sugar.
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