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Here Comes a Champagne Vending Machine

Plus, the South End’s getting fried chicken — and other top stories from the week

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Southern Proper Will Feel Like North Carolina, Right Down to the Scent of Pine: The fried chicken and pulled pork won’t hurt, either.
  3. College Bar Says Goodbye and Good Riddance to College Neighborhood: Agoro’s Pizza Bar & Grill has closed in Cleveland Circle.
  4. Here Are the Local James Beard Foundation Semifinalists for 2018: The nominee list will be announced on March 14.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Where to Eat Mussels in Boston: From Spanish tapas to traditional Belgian, Boston’s got bivalves.
  8. Suburban Updates: Blue Ribbon BBQ Finally Opens Its Third Location: And more dining news from outside Boston.
  9. Balancing Beer at Brewer’s Fork in Charlestown: Threaded through all the pizza, pints, and oysters is some serious harmony.
  10. 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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