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Will Medford Be the Hot Dining Scene of 2018?

Plus, Boston’s best Irish pubs and chicken parm sandwiches — and other top stories from the week

A Tenoch torta
A torta at Tenoch, which is getting a full-service sibling, complete with tequila bar, later this year in Medford
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Some great news out of Medford this week, with a sit-down restaurant from the Tenoch folks on the way, as well as an expansion of a popular Southern restaurant from Wakefield (not to mention the earlier reported relocation of Pikaichi from Allston to Medford). As the week draws to a close, here’s a look back at the most-read stories this week, including maps of Boston’s best chicken parm sandwiches and Irish pubs:

  1. The Eater Boston Winter 2018 Dining Headquarters: What’s #OpenInBOS?: Bookmark this page for weather-related openings, closures, and specials all winter long, all the while hoping that there are no more March storms that force an update...
  2. Where to Eat Chicken Parm Sandwiches in Boston: Start in the North End, of course.
  3. Boston’s Most Essential Irish Pubs: Where to drink on St. Patrick’s Day — or any day.
  4. Trillium’s Awesome New Fort Point Space Could Open by the End of 2018, Complete With Roof Deck: And other Boston-area beer and liquor news, updated weekly.
  5. The Torta Masters Behind Tenoch Will Open a Medford Restaurant and Tequila Bar: The brothers behind the wildly popular group of Mexican restaurants and food trucks plan to open El Tacuba Cocina & Tequila Bar later this year.
  6. Here Are the New England James Beard Foundation Nominees for 2018: The winners will be announced on May 7.
  7. A Southern Food and Music Oasis Is on the Way to Medford: It’s an expansion of the Porch in Wakefield.
  8. A Salad Joint Called Shredded Opens in Southie: The self-described Sweetgreen with a neighborhood vibe serves salads and noodle bowls.
  9. Cambridge’s Almost Non-Existent Cuban Food Scene Will Grow With a Waltham Favorite: Gustazo Cuban Cafe, which took over the Waltham Elephant Walk space, will also take over the Cambridge Elephant Walk space.
  10. A Restaurant That’s a ‘Blend Between Sweetgreen and Dig Inn’ Is Coming to Back Bay: Tender Greens is also on the way to Chestnut Hill.

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