Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
But Seriously, Is That New York Cookie Dough Place Expanding Here?
Around this time last year, it looked like New York’s cookie dough shop Dō (pronounced “dough”) might be expanding to a few different cities, including Boston, buying up relevant domain names and grabbing Instagram accounts. There’s been no obvious movement on that front since then, and owner Kristen Tomlan doesn’t appear to have any paperwork filed with the state, but cookie dough enthusiasts will be able to sample Dō’s doughy wares on a couple occasions coming up. For one thing, the company will be a food vendor at Boston Calling, the big concert taking place from May 25 through May 27 at Harvard Stadium.
Plus, throughout the month of May (or while supplies last), vegan restaurant By Chloe (with local locations in the Seaport District and Fenway) will be serving a collaboration with Dō — a trio of vegan ready-to-eat cookie doughs in cinnamon espresso cookie, old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie, and matcha chocolate babka. The dough will be available as a set of three for $15. On May 1 and May 2, Caviar will offer free delivery for the three-pack.
Lobster is extremely expensive right now — and so, too, are lobster rolls. The Boston Globe takes a look at the current lobster shortage and how it’s driving up prices. Some restaurants are taking lobster dishes off the menu for now, some are continuing to serve it but at a loss, and others are raising prices. Deuxave’s $22 lobster roll, for example, sold for $49 on Marathon Monday.
Corned Beef, From a Bus
A bright green bus covered with shamrocks, leprechauns, and the phrase “get your Irish on” is now vending corned beef Reubens, corned beef fries, and pickles on the streets of Boston. The business was previously a Connecticut-based trailer called “Get Your ‘Irish’ On!” — but it has evolved into the Corned Beef Bus and moved here. Keep an eye on social media for scheduling information.
Change is afoot at Casa Verde in Jamaica Plain (711 Centre St., Boston), sibling to Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe (which is soon to become Little Dipper): Tres Gatos alum Owen Royce-Nagel — who also runs the JP Beer Garden pop-up with his wife, Lizzie Szczepaniak, and has previously worked at Eastern Standard, Craigie on Main, and beyond — is now chef at Casa Verde. Keep an eye out for new dishes such as fried clam tacos, grilled chipotle tofu tacos, and a queso fundido with chorizo.
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