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Moona Is Making Mondays Better With Cheap Bar Bites, Starting Tonight

Plus, updates on local crowdfunding campaigns, and more news

You could eat some $1 bar bites in this cozy Cambridge restaurant tonight
Brian Samuels/Moona

Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.

What Happened Last Week?

Catch up on last week’s top stories, including some good news for Medford — a tequila bar from the Tenoch team! A location of a popular Southern restaurant from Wakefield! — as well as maps of chicken parm sandwiches and Irish pubs, news of local James Beard nominees, and more.

And from our national big sister, Learn about all the “bougie desk lunch salad chains” sweeping the nation (Boston included). Find out if Anthony Bourdain’s new comic book series, Hungry Ghosts, is up your alley. Plan a trip to Dallas to eat this brisket-topped kimchi stew.

Monday Merguez and More at Moona

Here’s one way to start the week strong: Hit up Moona (243 Hampshire St., Inman Square, Cambridge) for a new selection of bar bites priced between $1 and $3. The Monday-only, bar-only weekly special begins tonight, March 19, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with items such as merguez (Moroccan lamb sausage) with tzatziki for $3, feta and honey fritters for $1 each, falafel for $1 each, and more.


A few updates from the local crowdfunding world: An awesome-sounding Japanese izakaya headed for Provincetown hit its goal of $50,000 over the weekend; get ready for beach bento boxes, “matcha everything,” yakitori, Japanese whiskies, and a fat, lovable tanuki mascot — a raccoon dog typically depicted with gigantic testicles throughout Japanese folklore.

Meanwhile, Bartleby’s Seitan Stand — a forthcoming vegan food truck with a focus on seitan nuggets and sandwiches — is still in the midst of its Kickstarter campaign, with about three weeks left to raise about $9,500.

And Elmendorf Baking Company — a home baking equipment and supply shop that could open somewhere in Camberville this year — now has its campaign up and running as well, with a little over a month left to raise about $16,500.

The North End Apparently Has Enough Booze

North End grocery store Going Bananas encountered stiff opposition to a simple request to sell a little bit of beer and wine. The North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council opposed the license six to one after hearing from a representative from the nearby Wild Duck wine and liquor store, who argued that the public need is already being met, and from a community member, who questioned just how many liquor stores the neighborhood needs.

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