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Get in Line for Your Magnolia Banana Pudding Right Now

Plus, Restaurant Week is almost over, another Boston Jimmy John’s is gone, and more news

Overhead view of a big scoop of salted caramel banana pudding in a paper cup on a white marble surface.
Salted caramel banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery
Magnolia Bakery/Official Site

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

Sweet Opening Alert

Just a reminder that Magnolia Bakery (2-4 Faneuil Hall Market Pl., Boston) — yes, the New York City cupcake spot featured in Sex and the City and more — finally makes good on its long-promised Boston expansion, opening at Quincy Market today. Fans of existing locations will find all the usual treats, plus some special Boston items, such as a Boston cream pie banana pudding. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except on Sundays, when the hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Restaurant Week

The winter 2018 round of Dine Out Boston, aka Restaurant Week, has almost wrapped up. Tomorrow, March 30, is the last day to try out prix fixe lunch or dinner menus at participating restaurants. Depending on the restaurant, the multi-course lunch costs $15, $20, or $25, and dinner costs $28, $33, or $38. Try a two-course lunch at B&G Oysters (550 Tremont St., South End, Boston) for $25, for example, featuring clam chowder and a crab cake BLT, or a three-course dinner at Boston Chops (1375 Washington St., South End, Boston) for $38, with steak frites and more.

Pizza News

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (which is eyeing Burlington for its next expansion) is getting into the baseball spirit for opening day. Dress in Sox gear today, March 29, when picking up your takeout order at the Chestnut Hill location for 10% off (takeout only) (199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill). And if the Sox win the first game of the season, bring in your receipt on March 30 for a free small cheese pizza.

In other pizza news, Daddy Jones (525 Medford St., Somerville) — a fun Magoun Square bar and restaurant that leans Greek — has added several varieties of grilled pizza to the menu, and it’s available until 11:30 p.m. nightly.

A pizza special at Daddy Jones (shredded chicken, tomato sauce, tzatziki, and salsa)
A pizza special at Daddy Jones (shredded chicken, tomato sauce, tzatziki, and salsa)
Daddy Jones/Facebook

The Shutter

Another Boston location of Illinois-based sandwich shop Jimmy John’s has closed — the Fenway outpost at 512 Park Dr., right by Mei Mei. Within Boston proper, locations remain in South Boston (the first to open in the area back in 2014), the West End, and Back Bay.

Share Your Knowledge

Have you joined the Eater Boston Facebook group yet? Recent discussions include where to find the best bruschetta in Boston and which weekday-only restaurants to try on an unexpected day off. Head over to the group to help out fellow readers with some recommendations.

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B & G Oysters

550 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 423-0550 Visit Website

Daddy Jones

525 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02145 (617) 690-9095 Visit Website

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Visit Website

Magnolia Bakery

4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109 Visit Website

Boston Chops

1375 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118 617 227 5011 Visit Website