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Worcester’s ‘Dosant’-Filled Sweet Kitchen & Bar Will Close (and More Updates)

Downtown clubs and restaurants in hot water, 26 Boston things to do this summer, and other news bites

Cupcakes at Sweet in Worcester
Cupcakes at Sweet in Worcester

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Goodbye, Dosants

Worcester’s Sweet Kitchen & Bar (72 Shrewsbury St.) — which originally opened in a smaller location almost a decade ago as a bakery and dessert bar and moved to the larger space four years ago, adding a full-service restaurant — will close after brunch on July 23, reports Mass Foodies. Sweet owner Alina Eisenhauer has been making “the original croissant doughnut,” aka the “dosant,” since 2006, before opening Sweet (and long before New York’s “cronut” craze).

Fiery Cocktails

A woman allegedly suffered “severe burns” and singed hair at Chinatown restaurant Crave Mad for Chicken, where she was served a cocktail-on-fire that went awry. She has filed suit seeking at least $74,000 in damages, reports the Herald, but the restaurant has allegedly tried to downplay the severity of the injuries.

Temporary Shutters

Theatre District sister clubs Venu and Icon are each facing fairly long shutdowns by the licensing board as punishment for a number of incidents involving underage drinking and other violations. Venu is closing for 14 days and Icon is closing for 26; five of those days are related to the 2016 death of a Tufts freshman who fell from a parking garage after spending the night drinking at Icon with a fake ID, reports Universal Hub. The clubs will use time to retrain staff on recognizing underage drinkers and finding better ways to disperse closing time crowds. The ownership company, Paga, Inc., will also attempt to coordinate with other Theatre District venues to buy security cameras for the neighborhood.

26 Boston Things to Experience This Summer

Curbed Boston (Eater Boston’s sister site) has released its summer 2017 update to the Pocket Guide, “a seasonal rundown of the essential places in the region that everyone should at some point seek out should they want to understand what makes Greater Boston unique and desirable.” Get outside and play tourist at locations such as Beacon Hill’s beautiful Acorn Street, JP’s Arnold Arboretum, the Deer Island Harbor Walkway, and more.

One Thing You Should Eat Today

There’s much to enjoy at the newly opened Pammy’s (928 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) between Harvard and Central squares — and unlike so many openings these days, it’s the type of restaurant where one can enjoy a straight-up appetizer-entree-dessert combo without juggling a table full of small plates meant to be shared. Share anyway, though, because the entree-sized pasta dishes and mains are equally desirable. Don’t miss the Arctic char, perfectly cooked and served on a bed of farro and dehydrated strawberries. (And be sure to save room for dessert.)

Arctic char at Pammy’s
Arctic char at Pammy’s
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

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