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Where to Eat Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches (and More Updates)

Teamsters acquitted in Top Chef trial, fire updates, and other news bites

Macaron ice cream sandwiches at L.A. Burdick
Macaron ice cream sandwiches at L.A. Burdick

Welcome back to Morning Briefing, an almost-daily round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

Two of the best foods are coming together in a limited-time pairing at L.A. Burdick’s Cambridge and Boston locations (52 Brattle St., Harvard Square; 220 Clarendon St., Back Bay)Toscanini’s ice cream and L.A. Burdick macarons (dipped in Burdick dark chocolate, of course). They’re available through the end of September for $6 apiece in three combinations: chocolate macarons with hazelnut ice cream, pistachio macarons with early grey ice cream, and almond macarons with matcha green tea ice cream.

Can’t get enough macaron ice cream sandwiches? Head north: They’re always on the menu at La Maison Navarre in Portsmouth, NH (121 Congress St.), available in numerous flavors.

Ice cream macarons and regular macarons at La Maison Navarre
Ice cream macarons and regular macarons at La Maison Navarre
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Fire Wire

A fire temporarily shuttered Union Oyster House (41 Union St., Downtown Boston) on the night of August 3, but it was reportedly small and didn’t cause too much damage. Sure enough, the closure was brief: On August 7, the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the country reopened with approval from Boston’s inspectional services.

In other fire news, Louie’s remains closed in Portsmouth, NH, still rebuilding from an April fire that devastated the building next door and caused substantial water damage to Louie’s. Meanwhile, the Louie’s team has been doing a number of pop-up dinners around Portsmouth and beyond; keep an eye on Facebook for updates.

Teamsters Acquitted

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi had alleged that members of Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 harassed and intimidated the Top Chef cast and crew during the filming of the show’s 12th season in 2014, specifically at a shoot at Steel & Rye in Milton. It was allegedly retaliation for Top Chef not using members of the labor organization for production. However, a jury found the Teamsters not guilty on all charges.

Golden Krust Expansion

A New York-based Jamaican restaurant chain with over 100 locations around the country could open its third Massachusetts location next month in Brockton at 708 Belmont St., right by Brockton High School. The space has proved to be a bit of a cursed spot with a lot of turnover in the last six years. Most recently, it was home to Asia One, which was open for about a year. Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill also has locations in Springfield and Mattapan. The chain serves patties, jerk chicken sandwiches, curried goat platters, bulla cakes, and more.

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Union Oyster House

41 Union Street, , MA 02108 (617) 227-2750 Visit Website

La Maison Navarre

121 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 373-8401 Visit Website

Steel and Rye

95 Eliot St., Milton, MA 02186 (617) 690-2787 Visit Website

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill (Springfield)

320 Wilbraham Rd , Springfield, MA 01109 (413) 731-7720 Visit Website

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill

1614 Blue Hill Avenue, , MA 02126 (617) 696-6200 Visit Website