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Eat Bar Mezzana’s Perfectly Named Chicken ParMezzana Tonight (and More Updates)

Fire at a New Hampshire lobster destination, tiny plates of food, and other news bites

Chicken ParMezzana at Bar Mezzana
Chicken ParMezzana at Bar Mezzana
Brian Samuels for Bar Mezzana

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

Mondays Are for Fried Chicken Sandwiches...

Celebrate the end of the beginning of the work week in style with a recently launched bar special at Bar Mezzana (360 Harrison Ave., South End): the Chicken ParMezzana, a sandwich that features fried chicken thigh (dredged through an Italian-inspired version of a Nashville hot dip), mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil, and oregano, served on a griddled, seeded bun. It’s available for $8 only at Bar Mezzana’s bar every Monday night, beginning at 5 p.m. Quantities are limited.

...and for All-You-Can-Eat Pasta

Elsewhere in the South End, there’s another special Monday deal: all-you-can-eat pasta night at Mida (782 Tremont St.) For $35, try portion after portion after portion of five different pastas.

It's that time of the week. Monday is ALL YOU CAN EAT PASTA for just $35. Try all 5.

Dikirim oleh MIDA pada 30 Juli 2017

Fire Wire

Early Sunday morning, a fire damaged the popular Brown’s Lobster Pound in Seabrook, New Hampshire (407 NH-286); no one was injured. “We will be back in business as soon as possible,” the owners wrote on Facebook on Sunday. The restaurant has been around since 1950 and is now run by the second and third generations of the Browns.

Land Ho

Boston Magazine explores the sign-bedecked Land Ho, a nearly fifty-year-old restaurant in Orleans on Cape Cod (38 Main St.) “The Ho” features more than 400 signs hanging throughout the venue that represent regulars — but only “legitimate regulars.” John Murphy Jr., son of owner John Sr., has to find ways to diplomatically turn down the signage requests of customers who haven’t quite hit the ultimate level of regularity yet.

Very Small Plates

For The Boston Globe Magazine, Andy Levinsky calls out Cambridge restaurants Waypoint (1030 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square) and Shepard (1 Shepard St., between Harvard and Porter squares) as two particularly egregious examples of the “relatively new phenomenon” of “shrinkage” in Boston dining. Levinsky compares today’s “very small plates” at high prices with the norm of yesteryear, the “gut-busting” portions at restaurants like Vinny Testa’s and Olives.

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