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Boston’s Tiki Explosion Continues

Plus, updated restaurant opening guides — and other top stories from the week

The Saturn cocktail at Tiki Rock
The Saturn cocktail at Tiki Rock
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Aside from an unusually warm couple of days that resulted in a flurry of early patio openings, it was a pretty quiet week in the Boston restaurant scene. Catch up on the news with the most-read stories of the week, from updated restaurant opening guides to a forthcoming Tiki-themed Bar Mezzana sibling:

  1. The Winter 2017-2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Boston Proper: Tacos, Thai ice cream rolls, Tiki drinks.
  2. A Guide to Boston’s (Briefly Open) Winter Patios: Bookmark this for the next heatwave.
  3. More Tiki Is on the Way to Boston, Courtesy of the Bar Mezzana Team: The South End restaurant will get a new Tiki-themed sibling across the street.
  4. A Cambridge Coffee House Shutters Its Downtown Shop: BeanTowne Coffee House had been open for a year in Boston proper.
  5. Jamaica Plain Food Crawl: Centre Street Is a Caribbean Feast: Get ready to drink lots of fresh juices and eat lots of pig ears.
  6. The Winter 2017-2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Cambridge and Somerville: Just across the river from Boston, there will be poke, burgers, and coffee.
  7. Would You Eat Food at This Classic Southie Dive Bar?: Plus, a rotisserie chicken showdown, a Catalan-inspired dinner menu at a cozy cafe, and more news.
  8. Catch Ivan Ramen Popping Up at Uni (and More Winter Food Events): All the local food and drink events you’ll actually want to attend.
  9. Suburban Updates: Busy Waltham Dining Destination Adds Lots of Extra Space (and Seafood): And more dining news from outside Boston.
  10. The Strega Empire Grows With Another Coffee Shop, Located Downtown: Restaurateur Nick Varano has a new location of Caffe Strega brewing.

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