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Top Stories of the Week: Hot New Restaurants; Nutella-Stuffed Doughnuts; More

Miss any important news? Catch up with this weekly archive of Eater Boston's most-read stories

A bowl of ramen with saffron, a soft egg, seaweed, and chopped vegetables
Black garlic mazemen at Ruckus
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater
  1. The Hottest Restaurants in Boston Right Now, August 2017: So hot right now. Newly added: Ruckus, Pammy’s, Cafe du Pays, and Yellow Door Taqueria.
  2. Davis Square Hand Crafted Donuts & Bagels Arrives in Somerville This Week: Nutella-stuffed doughnuts and more.
  3. The Fireplace Is Closing (for Real This Time) After 16 Years: August 31 is probably the final day for the Brookline restaurant.
  4. Clover Shuts Down Food Trucks to Focus on Restaurants: Founder Ayr Muir announced the news over the weekend.
  5. July 2017 in Review, From Ramen to Roast Beef-Topped Pizza: The month in openings, closings, top news, and more.
  6. Explorateur Will Soon Bring French Food to Downtown Boston: Now hiring cafe, restaurant, and bar staff.
  7. The Forthcoming Cambridge Pokéworks Will Replace Liquiteria: Poke in, juice out.
  8. Luke’s Lobster Is Expanding to Boston’s Seaport District This Summer: The growing fast-casual chain features lobster rolls and more.
  9. Todd Maul Is Serving Cocktails at a Mexican Restaurant in Somerville (and More Updates): All of the Blue Room’s stuff is up for auction, Galleria Umberto is still going strong after all these years, and other news bites.
  10. Ritcey East Is Coming Soon to Watertown With ‘Adult Hot Pockets’ and Homey Vibes: The name pays tribute to the owner’s parents’ old restaurants.

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