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 news of David Chang’s upcoming Fuku expansion to Boston’s Seaport District, two new restaurant openings in Brookline, a profile of Delux Cafe in the South End, new expansion plans for Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, and more.
And from our national big sister, Eater.com: A look at Barnes & Noble’s latest “Hail Mary,” in-store restaurants — which happen to be decorated with fake books. Who really created those viral over-the-top milkshakes, anyway? Here’s a history of suffragist dining spaces in the United States. And this is apparently not an April Fools’ Day joke: This Tampa restaurant, the C House, focuses on foods and drinks that begin with the letter “C,” from crab cakes, carbonara, and calamari to cheesecake, chili, and champagne.
A Taco Truck
Central Square taqueria Naco Taco is adding some wheels to its operation. The restaurant debuted a shiny new food truck over the weekend; find it at the former Clover truck location at 354 Newbury St. in Back Bay (near the Hynes MBTA station) seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner service will be added shortly, and breakfast might come later. The menu includes $10 two-taco-and-a-side combos, tortas, street corn, and more.
Speaking of Trucks
The 2018 Greenway Mobile Eats season gets into full swing today, April 2, with a line-up of nearly 40 food trucks and carts. Access the schedule here to locate trucks like Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Sabroso Taqueria, Zinneken’s (Belgian waffles), Bibim Box (Korean food), Stoked Pizza, and lots more.
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate Pearson on the show, hit up the Faneuil Hall location of notorious karaoke spot the Hong Kong last week, belting out some Destiny’s Child. She was in town for her tour stop at the Wilbur, promoting her memoir, This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today.
Tufts Honors an Icon
2017 Eater Icon of the Year, José Andrés, chef and humanitarian extraordinaire, is being granted an honorary doctor of public service degree by Tufts University, and he will also be the 2018 commencement speaker at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
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