Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
Here Comes Ducky’s Fried Chicken
Commonwealth (11 Broad Canal Way, Kendall Square, Cambridge) debuts a new Sunday service this weekend with Ducky’s Fried Chicken, courtesy of chef de cuisine Nicco Muratore. Starting on April 22, head to the restaurant on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a selection of fried chicken sandwiches (also available as salads and grain bowls) and sides, including a “ginormous” cinnamon bun (“just like Cinnabon, but three times the size”) and duck fat fries. Here’s the opening menu, which also includes a black bean burger.
Just a reminder that today is opening day for the 12-table Talulla (377 Walden St., Cambridge) in the former T.W. Food space, serving a la carte options, a three-course prix fixe menu, and a seven-course tasting menu, all drawing inspiration from France, Italy, Spain, and beyond. Look for low-ABV cocktails, aperitifs, and more on the beverage side.
Townsman (120 Kingston St., Downtown Boston) is embracing maple season with a special menu available April 20 through 22. The four-course menu, priced at $69 per person, has multiple choices for each course, including shrimp ceviche with maple ice, fermented chilies, and black rice; maple cured duck leg with parsnip fonduta, rhubarb relish, and maple jus; a maple ice cream sundae; and more. There will be wine pairings available ($34) as well as cocktails featuring maple and three Trillium beers on draft.
Splitting the Bill
Group dinners can get awkward when everyone’s on a different budget — particularly if, for example, non-drinkers feel compelled to evenly split a bill where others drank lots of expensive booze. The Boston Globe examines the situation, provides some suggestions (mainly regarding being upfront and honest with your friends about what will work within your budget), and delves into the growing number of options around Boston where people can go out and enjoy themselves without breaking the bank.
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