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A Local Chocolatier Is Serving Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Cones (and More Updates)

Somerville’s Sabroso is coming soon, Cambridge lost a wine store, and other news bites

Gate Comme Des Filles chocolate mousse in a chocolate cone
Gâté Comme Des Filles chocolate mousse in a chocolate cone

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


Chocolate mousse alert: Somerville-based chocolate company Gâté Comme Des Filles is currently serving up chocolate mousse in chocolate cones three times a week. Find the mousse at Aeronaut’s Allston biergarten on Wednesday and Friday nights through the end of the summer as well as at Formaggio Kitchen’s Saturday barbecue, which lasts into October. Mousse flavors vary; it’s always a chocolate base, but chocolatier Alexandra Whisnant says that she’s been serving up varieties such as local wild cherry, local raspberry, local peppermint, organic hazelnut, Kenya coffee, local honey with organic walnut, and plain dark chocolate.

And.... it looks like we have a mascot! Thanks Becka!! Mousse tomorrow at @formaggiokitchen BBQ line! #ibreakformousse #moussecone

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Taco Update

Things appear to be moving right along at the forthcoming Assembly Row, Somerville location of Sabroso Taqueria, which also has a Financial District location and a food truck. Studio Fresh has shared photos of two murals it painted at the new location, one featuring Sabroso’s origin story and the other featuring Boston sports teams. Sabroso’s website promises that the restaurant is “coming soon.” Once it opens, it’ll serve weekday lunch only (11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Rent Woes

High rent is pushing out a 30-year-old liquor store between Harvard and Porter squares, University Wine Shop, along with its neighbor and subletter Nomad, a 21-year-old store that sells clothing, furniture, and more. Both are attempting to move rather than close entirely; University Wine Shop might end up right across the street in the Irish Imports space, which is closing this fall when the owners retire.

Art Plagiarism

Heineken has apologized for its blatant copying of a giant 2014 Roxbury mural in a 2016 advertising campaign that popped up around Roxbury and Dorchester. Richard Gomez and Thomas “Kwest” Burns painted the original mural, which features a specific geometric pattern, Nelson Mandela’s face, and the phrase “Roxbury Love.” The advertisements used the same pattern and phrase — but with a Heineken bottle instead of Mandela. Heineken said yesterday that it will remove the ads, according to WBUR, and that the company wants to open “a positive dialogue with the artists.”

Food Waste

The Boston Globe explores the problem of food waste and highlights what a few local chefs are doing to combat it. Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Toro, Little Donkey), for example, has his sous chefs account for every bit of animal they prep; they confess about the scraps they discard on a “waste log,” and Bissonnette randomly conducts food trash weighings and compost bin inspections. “If it’s edible, it should be used,” he says.

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Gâté Comme des Filles @ Aeronaut

14 Tyler St., Somerville, MA 02143 Visit Website


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Sabroso Taqueria (Financial District)

2 Oliver St., Boston, MA 02109 Visit Website

Formaggio Kitchen

358 Huron Avenue, , MA 02138 (617) 354-4750 Visit Website

Sabroso Taqueria

475 Revolution Drive, , MA 02145 (617) 901-6017 Visit Website

Little Donkey

505 Massachusetts Avenue, , MA 02139 (617) 945-1008 Visit Website