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Eat Some Great Bagels This Weekend

Plus, the new Boston Chops location is now open downtown — and other top stories from the week

A close-up of a bagel with cream cheese, sliced in half
A Bagelsaurus bagel
Katie Chudy/Eater

It was a week of ups and down: On the negative side, there were a couple of restaurant closures, not to mention disgusting new sexual misconduct allegations against Mario Batali, this time right here in Boston. But on the positive side, a glitzy new steakhouse opened, there’s Grateful Dead-themed poutine at a food truck park in Maine, Boston’s getting some more vegan food, and there are some arguably great bagels around town. Catch up on the most-read stories of the week:

  1. Boston Chops Expands to Downtown Crossing in a Flurry of Leather and Marble: Look inside the new steakhouse, opening this week on Temple Place.
  2. Disregard the Rumors: There Are Good Bagels in the Boston Area: From Chelsea to Newton to Cambridge, there are carbs aplenty.
  3. Casual West Coast Vegan Chain Will Expand to Harvard Square and Probably Beyond: It will be Veggie Grill’s first East Coast location — and probably not the last.
  4. Mario Batali Allegedly Groped Fan in Back Bay Restaurant Last Year: The allegation is part of a new report from Eater NY detailing how Batali’s reported misconduct extended to fans as well as staff.
  5. Boston Loses Michael Schlow’s Greek Restaurant: Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar shut down on Tuesday.
  6. Intermission Tavern Is About to Exit Stage Left: The bar and restaurant, popular among the theater-going crowd, will probably close within the next month.
  7. Dorchester Is Getting a Large and ‘Elegant’ Barbecue Restaurant: Daisy Duke’s BBQ Pit and Royal hopes to open in July.
  8. There’s Grateful Dead-Themed Poutine and Doughnut Beer at a Maine Food Truck Park: And other regional food and beverage updates from New England, beyond the borders of Massachusetts.
  9. Two Bostonians Are Eater Young Guns Semifinalists for 2018: Congratulations to Ellie Tiglao and Judy Yao.
  10. New Artscience Chef Is Coming Out of the Gate With Sea Urchin Panna Cotta and More: Plus, the Globe taste-tested a lot of ice cream, yet another Caffè Nero has opened, and more news.

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