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Top Stories of the Week: Hot New Restaurants; Chinatown Changes; More

Miss any important news? Catch up with this weekly archive of Eater Boston's most-read stories

Les Sablons
Les Sablons
Sarah Storrer for Eater
  1. The Hottest Restaurants in Boston Right Now, May 2017: The May Heatmap update includes newcomers Bess's Cafe in Brookline, Les Sablons in Harvard Square, Reelhouse in East Boston, Shaking Crab in Quincy, and Terra at Eataly in Back Bay.
  2. East Ocean City and Chau Chow City Shutter in Chinatown: Each had been around for decades.
  3. Eventide Pop-up at Uni, Bagels Beyond Boston, and More Updates: Plus, try all the cocktails at the new East Coast Grill.
  4. James Beard Awards 2017: Boston Goes Home Empty-Handed: Aside from a ‘Who’s Who’ induction for Legal Sea Foods’ Roger Berkowitz.
  5. Israel’s Landwer Cafe Lands in Fenway Later This Year: Shakshuka, pizza, pasta, and so much more.
  6. April 2017 in Review, From Sticky Buns and Scallion Pancake Wraps to Sushirittos and Shaken Seafood Bags: The month in openings, closings, top news, and more.
  7. Meatballs Are Coming, Crispellis Are Going, and More Updates: Plus, try the pasta and pizza at Gran Gusto in Cambridge.
  8. New Hampshire Macaroni & Cheese Restaurant Busts Into Massachusetts Soon: Further expansion could be in the works.
  9. Another Restaurant-in-Residence Heads for a New South End Development: Southern Proper could open within The Girard, with chef Jason Cheek at the helm.
  10. Dairy Joy Makes Seasonal Debut, So Now Spring Has Really Begun: It’s the 57th year in business for the ice cream shop.

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