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Prepare for a Summer of Tacos, Patios, and Tacos on Patios

Plus, a seafood-filled food crawl — and other top stories from the week

La Brasa’s lone taco: the carnitas
La Brasa’s carnitas taco
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Little bits of warm weather peeked through the rain this week, and with warm weather comes patio coverage, such as this week’s collection of delightful hidden patios. Also this week: news of a Hudson ice cream shop eyeing Boston-area expansion, food crawls in Fort Point and Inman Square, a map of must-try local tacos, and more. Catch up on the week’s most-read stories now:

  1. 18 Delightful Hidden Patios Around Boston: Dine outside in charmingly secluded spots.
  2. 25 Boston-Area Tacos to Try: Hint: The CambridgeSide Galleria Taco Bell is not on the map.
  3. Popular Ice Cream Shop That’s Hard to Reach From Boston Wants to Expand Closer to Boston: Here comes New City Microcreamery with summer pop-up plans — and hopefully a permanent location nearby.
  4. French Restaurant Connected to a South End Favorite Will Open in Porter Square: Colette will debut this summer within the newish Porter Square Hotel.
  5. Go to the Seaport and Fort Point for a Seafood Extravaganza: Eat oysters and octopus and lobster rolls (and drink some booze too).
  6. The Ghost Walks Opens Theatrically With Popcorn Cocktails and a Showy Decor: There’s also a champagne vending machine.
  7. The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Cambridge and Somerville: Pierogi and macarons and empanadas, oh my.
  8. Whole Heart Provisions Pours Veggie Goodness Into Central Square Tomorrow: And it’ll expand to Harvard Square later this year, too.
  9. Go to Inman Square and Eat These Spicy Treats: From newcomer Moona to mainstay Punjabi Dhaba, this Cambridge ‘hood brings the heat.
  10. The Boston Area Is Getting Beer Gardens Galore: And other Boston-area beer and liquor news, updated weekly.

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