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Boston Actually Has Some Great Fried Chicken

Plus, a popular Watertown Thai food destination now has a Boston location — and other top stories from the week

A plate of fried chicken with collard greens and a biscuit sits on a black tabletop on a black background. There’s a bottle of Miller High Life to the side of the plate.
Fried chicken at Trina’s Starlite Lounge in Somerville
Pat Piasecki/Trina’s

As the week draws to a close, here’s a look back at the most-read stories this week, from a map of Boston’s best fried chicken options to a highly anticipated restaurant opening in the South End.

  1. Boston’s Essential Fried Chicken: Crispy, juicy, sometimes spicy.
  2. Dunkin’ Donuts Doubles Down on Name Change: Plus, Trident Booksellers and Cafe reopens following a fire, and more news.
  3. A Noodle-Filled Thai Food Paradise Opens in Downtown Boston: It’s tied to a popular Thai destination in Watertown.
  4. Tim Maslow Opens a ‘Modern American Brasserie’ With a Japanese Flourish Tonight: Whaling in Oklahoma debuts in the South End, and there will be karaoke.
  5. A Neighborhood Spot in South Boston Reverts Back to Its Previous Incarnation: The short-lived transformation of the Playwright into the Punk & Poet has been nixed.
  6. An East Boston Waterfront Restaurant Is Expanding to the Quincy Waterfront: Reelhouse could open in Quincy’s Marina Bay in spring 2019.
  7. There’s a Dessert Feast in Cambridge This Week (and More Summer Food Events): All the local food and drink events you’ll actually want to attend.
  8. An Italian Mobile Espresso Bar Hits the Streets This Weekend: Caffe Pellicano will serve all manner of espresso beverages.
  9. Follow a Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts With Drinks in Brigham Circle: Art plus beer equals one hell of a Wednesday night.
  10. Korean Bibimbap Joins the Lineup at Somerville’s Bow Market: Perillas will spend six months in the two-level complex.

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