Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go (1 3/4 Broad St., Downtown Boston) — one of the hot new restaurants you should be trying this month — opened in January. The space is tiny, the menu is short, and the hours are limited (weekday lunch only), so although it’s an excellent ramen destination, it’s not the easiest spot to check out unless you work downtown or have a weekday off. But now, it’s a little bit easier. Oisa has begun serving dinner on Thursdays and Fridays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Heading to the spring 2018 edition of the Boston Calling music festival? It’s taking place on May 25 through 27 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, and the food lineup has now been announced. Vendors include Smoke Shop BBQ, El Pelon Taqueria, Area Four, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Jaju Pierogi, Yume Wo Katare, and more.
Ask for the Manager
The Boston Globe Magazine has a handy seven-step cheat sheet of things to try before posting angry Yelp reviews about a business: Make a supervisor aware of the situation in the moment, for example, and “be firm but respectful.”
“From College Town to Dining Destination”
Wine Enthusiast features some of Cambridge’s outstanding dining and drinking options, from Les Sablons, Cafe Artscience, and A4cade to Sofra, Little Donkey, and Loyal Nine.
Music and Food
It’s not uncommon to find people in the restaurant industry with a strong musical background. One example: Chef Tim Cushman (O Ya, Hojoko), who graduated from Berklee in 1980. Yesterday, Berklee gave Cushman an Alumni Achievement Award, along with eight other recipients, including blues musician Susan Tedeschi.
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