Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
Sweet and Savory Crepes
Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St., Downtown Boston) has a new vendor: Bon Appetit Crêperie, serving up a range of sweet and savory crepes. The avocado crisp crepe, for example, comes with avocado, scallions, potato chips and pickled ginger on a tomato sauce spread, while the Elvis crepe is topped with peanut butter, banana, and honey. There are also crepe waffles available with some of the same toppings as the sweet crepe selection. Bon Appetit Crêperie’s Boston Public Market stand is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The company also operates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Froyo Decline
Another Pinkberry is gone. Following the 2016 closure of the North End location and the 2017 closure of the Harvard Square one, the froyo chain’s South Station kiosk is now apparently closed as well. Over the weekend, workers were dismantling the shop, rolling away all the froyo machines and other equipment, and the location has disappeared from Pinkberry’s website. The only Pinkberry locations left in Boston are at BU and Logan, and there’s one more in Massachusetts, at Braintree’s South Shore Plaza.
“Is stoner food evolving?” asks the Globe, noting that with the forthcoming arrival of recreational marijuana, “chefs have been preparing for this moment for years.” Devra First points out some notorious “stoner food” around town, including the “Shadowless” fries at Shojo and the aptly named “Stoner’s Delight” at the Gallows. (Gallows owner Rebecca Roth Gullo told First, “I’ve said it from the day we opened that we were a stoner food destination.”) Speaking of recreational marijuana, a dispensary is eyeing a restaurant location in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner, where Kriola currently operates (33-37 Hancock St.).
Toscano’s Harvard Square location (52 Brattle St.) is temporarily closed following a two-alarm fire that began in the first-floor restaurant and spread through its ductwork and to upper floors of the building. No one was injured, and the restaurant hasn’t yet announced a timeline for repairs and reopening. In the meantime, the restaurant’s original Beacon Hill location remains open at 47 Charles St., Boston.
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