Welcome back to Morning Briefing, an almost-daily round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
Serious Eats’ “Special Sauce” podcast features a two-part interview with Boston’s Barbara Lynch, “Southie street urchin-turned-chef-restaurateur,” on how she got where she is, how she’s resisted opening a Vegas restaurant, whom she’d want as a guest at her last meal, and lots more. Listen to part one here and part two here.
Hong Kong Waffles
Eater.com delves into the history behind Hong Kong bubble waffles, which have recently become “Instagram stars” in the United States (and increasingly prevalent in Boston, among other cities) but date back to the 1950s.
Barbecue and Burgers
On summer Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., BRED Gourmet (2255 Dorchester Ave., Dorchster) is collaborating with M&M Ribs for a pop-up called Say Grace, which takes place at BRED. Here’s a peek at the menu:
Harpoon’s seasonal weekend beer garden, Harpoon Keg Yard (306 Northern Ave.), is now open on Saturdays and Sundays through October (weather permitting), reports The Improper Bostonian. The “bare-bones setup” includes tables, folding chairs, cornhole and giant Jenga, pretzels, and six beers on tap (Harpoon IPA, UFO White, UFO Huckleberry, Camp Wannamango, Harpoon Cider, and a rotating variety).
One Thing You Should Eat Today
Perhaps it seems odd to get excited about a salad, but Branch Line’s sugar snap pea salad (marcona almond, mint, ricotta) has been on the menu since day one because it’s that good. The mountain of light, crisp peas is the perfect accompaniment to Branch Line’s specialty, rotisserie chicken. Don’t forget to order a side of rotisserie drippings and roasted garlic for dipping the bread that comes with the meal.
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