Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
Whole Heart Provisions just launched brunch service in its new Central Square restaurant (298 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge). From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, diners can get tofu scramble huevos rancheros, seared avocado tacos, pancakes with rotating accompaniments, a beet pastrami reuben, and patatas bravas.
Somerville’s Restaurant Legacy
As tides change and new restaurants open all over Greater Boston, several of Somerville’s oldest restaurants are holding on with the same fervor they had in the beginning. Scout Somerville catches up with the owners of Vinny’s Ristorante, Neighborhood Restaurant, Leone’s Sub and Pizza, and Victor’s Deli, exploring how the restaurants adapt with the times while maintaining close relationships with customers.
A brewery in Connecticut specializes in craft beer, but it’s the non-alcoholic kind. Athletic Brewing Co. operates out of Stratford (the same town that’s home to Two Roads Brewing Co.), where it serves Upside Dawn, a golden ale, and Run Wild, an IPA. The Boston Globe talks with owner Bill Shufelt about his mission and brewing operation.
Ice Cream Time
FoMu has officially opened its summertime pop-up on Newbury Street (227 Newbury St., Back Bay). It’s been there before, but at a slightly different location. This time, it’ll be open from 12 to 10 p.m. FoMu’s ice cream is typically made with a coconut milk base, so it’s vegan-friendly, and there are other options suitable for nut-free, gluten-free, and soy-free diets.
Asta (47 Massachusetts Ave., Back Bay) has launched its own wine school of sorts. Sommelier Theresa Paopao takes inspiration from wine critic Eric Asimov’s columns in the New York Times, offering some of his selections and similar varieties for comparison, alongside a la carte snacks from chef Alex Crabb. Stop in for wines by the glass on the first Monday of the month, or from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Late-Night at Our Fathers
Allston’s Our Fathers just launched a late-night menu, which is available at the bar from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Dishes include pita chips with dip; pastrami fries with swiss fondue, pickled mustard seed, and rye crumb; falafel sandwiches; beer-braised hot dogs; and corned beef sliders. Items range in price from $6 to $11.
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