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Tons of Essential Restaurants to Try This Summer

Plus, Boston’s college bar scene is changing — and other top stories from the week

A giant scoop of Greek yogurt sits on a plate, looking like ice cream and drizzled with honey and chopped nuts.
Greek yogurt at Kava Neo-Taverna, one of this quarter’s new additions to the Eater 38
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

As the week draws to a close, here’s a look back at the most-read stories this week, from the summer update of the Eater 38 to the North End’s successful campaign to keep a Starbucks from opening on Hanover Street:

  1. The 38 Essential Restaurants in Boston, Summer 2018: Boston’s greatest restaurants for any occasion.
  2. Change Is Afoot in Boston’s College Bar Scene: Tavern in the Square in Allston is getting a facelift, while Joshua Tree in Davis Square has shuttered.
  3. Louis DiBiccari Is Opening a Cocktail Lounge and Gallery at Bow Market: It’ll be a permanent brick-and-mortar version of his popular collaborative Create event series.
  4. Blue Bottle Expansion Continues This Week With New Back Bay Cafe: This is the third area location for the California coffee roaster.
  5. North End Successfully Remains Starbucks-Free: Plus, a Somerville rock club takes a break, a downtown pub expands to Florida, and more news.
  6. A Parmigiana Oasis Arrives in the North End: Woburn’s TreMonte has a new location in Boston proper.
  7. Jamaica Plain’s Little Dipper Shines Bright With Diner-Style Breakfast: The Centre Street Cafe replacement has opened.
  8. Devour All-You-Can-Eat Cake for a Good Cause (and More July Food Events): All the local food and drink events you’ll actually want to attend.
  9. One of Boston’s Best Ramen Shops Is Expanding to Providence: And other regional food and beverage updates from New England, beyond the borders of Massachusetts.
  10. The Department of Labor Forced Clover Food Lab to Pay Thousands in Back Wages: Misclassification of food truck managers as salaried workers, not hourly workers, was at the heart of the issue.

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