This week’s most-read stories run the gamut from a forthcoming Theater District cocktail lounge with a champagne vending machine to a mussel-filled map. The week was also packed full of fried food (chicken, doughnuts) and seafood (spicy and boiled). Catch up on the news:
- A Cocktail Lounge With a Champagne Vending Machine Is Coming to Boston’s Theater District: The Ghost Walks struts into town this March, underneath Bijou.
- Southern Proper Will Feel Like North Carolina, Right Down to the Scent of Pine: The fried chicken and pulled pork won’t hurt, either.
- College Bar Says Goodbye and Good Riddance to College Neighborhood: Agoro’s Pizza Bar & Grill has closed in Cleveland Circle.
- Here Are the Local James Beard Foundation Semifinalists for 2018: The nominee list will be announced on March 14.
- The South End Gets in on Boston’s Growing Seafood Boil Obsession This Week: Bootleg Special is ready to make its debut on Tremont Street.
- Harvard’s Getting Quite the Lineup of Doughnuts, Loukoumades, and More: The renovated Smith Campus Center will be featuring an increasingly exciting lineup of local restaurants.
- Where to Eat Mussels in Boston: From Spanish tapas to traditional Belgian, Boston’s got bivalves.
- Suburban Updates: Blue Ribbon BBQ Finally Opens Its Third Location: And more dining news from outside Boston.
- Balancing Beer at Brewer’s Fork in Charlestown: Threaded through all the pizza, pints, and oysters is some serious harmony.
- New England News: New Hampshire’s Got a New Speakeasy Hidden Behind a Barbershop: And other regional food and beverage updates beyond Massachusetts.
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