Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
Logan Airport’s dining options are in the process of getting a significant upgrade with the addition of lots of local favorites, starting late last year and heading into this year. Chinatown’s Shōjō (9 Tyler St., Boston) made its airport debut over the weekend in terminal C (by gate C19), open daily from 5 a.m. to 30 minutes before the last departure with grab-and-go meals; seated breakfast, lunch, and dinner; all-day congee; and a full bar. Some Shōjō favorites — such as the shadowless fries, Shojonator burger, and Wu-Tang-style tiger ribs — are on the menu, plus some new grab-and-go dishes meant to hold up well on a flight, like dumplings and a soba noodle salad.
Tomorrow, March 26, the Bruins Bar also officially celebrates its opening at Logan (it debuted earlier this month.) Located in terminal A, the hockey-themed sports bar serves salads, sandwiches, and other comfort food, and it has a full bar.
A New Spot for a Caviar-Filled Party
No-reservations Back Bay seafood gem Saltie Girl (281 Dartmouth St., Boston) — an intimate spot that fills up quickly — has added a new private dining room, the “Side Room at Saltie,” that fits groups of eight to 14 people and features big windows for people-watching as well as a roaming bar cart. While the restaurant’s full menu is available in the Side Room, there are also group-friendly specials, such as a duo of two-pound salt and pepper fried lobsters and a double bone dry aged rib eye that can feed four to six, not to mention trays of uni and plenty of caviar. While Saltie Girl itself continues to only accept walk-ins, reservations are now open (and required) for the Side Room at Saltie.
In Other News...
- Harvard Magazine takes a look at some of Boston’s best Vietnamese dining options, from Banh Mi Ba Le (1052 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Boston) to New Dong Khanh (83 Harrison Ave., Chinatown, Boston).
- If you would like to wear shoes covered with the word “Dunkin’” (but not “Donuts”), you are in luck.
- The Boston Globe’s Devra First makes a case for dropping food names that make a joke out of addiction, from Milk Bar’s longstanding “crack pie” to Hojoko’s “brains on crack.”
- Jamaica Plain breakfast mainstay Sorella’s is closing at the end of the month, and a regular wants to help the employees with a fundraiser.
- Does the Wilmington location of Market Basket have a ghost?
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Update, 11:20 a.m.: This piece has been updated to reflect that while the Bruins Bar is celebrating its grand opening tomorrow, it actually opened earlier in the month.