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Boston Really Does Have Good Pizza

Plus, essential restaurants for every occasion — and other top stories from the week

A pepperoni pizza sits in an open cardboard pizza box on a stone surface, with a mostly empty beach visible in the background
Pepperoni pizza at Bianchi’s on Revere Beach
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This week in food news, Medford has a new Egyptian restaurant (one of the only Egyptian restaurants in the area), reports of an Allston dive bar’s forthcoming demise have been exaggerated, a Californian fast-casual chain has arrived in Chestnut Hill, and more. Here’s a look back at the week’s most-read stories, from 28 essential pizzas you must try to a sneak peek inside a new suburban stunner.

  1. The 38 Essential Restaurants in Boston, Spring 2018: Boston’s greatest restaurants for any occasion.
  2. 28 Essential Pizzas in the Boston Area: From old-school classics to fancy wood-fired pies.
  3. A Suburban Hit Gets a Stunning Sequel: Towneship, sibling to the Farmer’s Daughter, finally debuts in Easton.
  4. Allston’s Bus Stop Pub Is Hanging in There: A false Facebook event suggested the pub was closing — it’s not.
  5. California-Based Tender Greens Arrives in the Boston Area: The chain is backed by the founder of Shake Shack.
  6. One of the Only Local Egyptian Restaurants Opens in Medford: Baity serves classics from Egypt and the wider Mediterranean region.
  7. Talulla Fills Cambridge With Fine Wines and Global Flavors This Month: The Cambridge restaurant opens April 20 in the former T.W. Food space.
  8. A Vegan Restaurant Describing Itself With Lots of Trendy Phrases Is Opening Downtown: The fast-casual Mighty Love Food will arrive this summer.
  9. Where to Drink Along the Boston Marathon Route: Run to the tavern, not to the finish line.
  10. The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Boston Proper: Boston cream pie banana pudding, champagne from a vending machine, steak at a table designed for Instagrammers, and more.

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