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The Ghost of Durgin-Park Keeps Tweeting

Plus, Cambridgeside gets some bubble tea, and more news

Katie Chudy/Eater

Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.

“Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Try the Best Prime Rib in Boston”

Market Basket may not actually have a ghost, but the Twitter account of Boston landmark Durgin-Park, which closed in January after nearly 200 years in business, does — or a past social media manager who diligently scheduled an endless stream of future tweets. While the restaurant is indeed gone, its Twitter account cheerily continues tweeting out announcements of comedy shows that will never happen and praise of a prime rib that is no more.

In other weird Massachusetts Twitter news, the rogue account for Worcester’s Table Talk Pies keeps tweeting (the latest, from this weekend: “pine one on me, scoty”), but the amusingly @horse_ebooks-like Big Daddy’s Pizza Twitter stream of 2014 has turned almost entirely to politics and current events.

More Bubble Tea, More Flatbread

Taiwan-based international bubble chain Gong Cha has expanded to Cambridge, its fourth Massachusetts location. It’s now open at the food court inside Cambridgeside, the East Cambridge mall formerly known as the Cambridgeside Galleria (100 Cambridgeside Pl., Cambridge).

Also coming soon to the Cambridgeside food court: fast-casual chain Cosi, which features sandwiches and pizza made on flatbread.

In Other News...

  • One of Boston’s forthcoming food halls will be at a mixed-use development called the Beat, a major revamp of the old Boston Globe printing plant in Dorchester that could ultimately include office and lab space, retail, a restaurant, a microbrewery, a beer garden, the aforementioned food hall, and more. The project is moving along — the Beat just received $250 million in funding.
  • Take a trip down memory lane with this Dirty Old Boston/Dig Boston piece on the South Boston waterfront — in particular, Jimmy’s Harborside, a restaurant that was open from 1924 to 2005.

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