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The Momofuku Empire Begins Its Boston Invasion Soon With Fuku and Milk Bar

Plus, another New York export, Magnolia Bakery, has arrived in Boston — and other top stories from the week

A hand holds up a fried chicken sandwich, a large crispy patty jutting out of a squishy bun
Fuku’s fried chicken sandwich
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It’s apparently New York week here on Eater Boston: Magnolia Bakery has finally arrived at Boston’s Quincy Market about six years after initially announcing an interest in expanding to the city, and David Chang’s chicken joint, Fuku, confirmed a forthcoming Seaport District location. (Sister sweet spot Milk Bar is also on the way to Harvard Square, as previously reported.) And from nearby Connecticut, the legendary Frank Pepe pizzeria is apparently eyeing a Burlington, Massachusetts location next.

Here’s a look back at the week’s most-read stories, which also include new seafood and Korean restaurants in Brookline, the expansion of a West End sports bar to Fenway, and more:

  1. David Chang’s Casual Chicken Joint, Fuku, Is Coming to Boston: Opening in the Seaport District this summer.
  2. West End Sports Bar to Open Fenway Counterpart: Introducing Fenway Johnnie’s, taking over the former Tilted Kilt space.
  3. Brookline Gets a New Korean Restaurant: Bab Korean Bistro opened in Coolidge Corner on Wednesday.
  4. Frank Pepe Will Expand to Burlington With Cult-Favorite Neapolitan Pizza: The New Haven pizzeria is making good on its expansion plans.
  5. Ahoy, a Seafood Restaurant Sails Into Brookline’s Washington Square With Nautical Vibes: Porto Maltese serves more than a dozen kinds of fish.
  6. Delux Cafe Has Defied — and Nourished — Its Neighborhood: Awash in a sea of bougie restaurants and bars, this South End spot ensures there’s always an open barstool for regular folks.
  7. No. 9 Park Alum Opens New Stoneham Restaurant This Week: And more dining news from Boston’s suburbs and beyond.
  8. New York’s Magnolia Bakery Is Finally Opening in Quincy Market This Week: Now Boston Carries can eat fancy cupcakes (and banana pudding), too.
  9. Cambridge Now Has Even More Options for Ramen and Sushi: One Ramen & Sushi has officially opened in Porter Square.
  10. Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend Around Boston: The New Restaurant Edition: Pay a visit to these recently opened spots.

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