Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
Logan Airport, in its recent quest to add lots of local favorites to its food options, is adding another to the list: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse will open in Terminal C this September, serving steak, seafood, and pasta, MarketPlace Logan announced last week. Fast-casual Mediterranean build-a-bowl chain Cava — which is D.C.-based but has a few Boston-area locations already — will also open at Logan later this year (in Terminal A).
Additionally, visitors to Logan can now order food directly to their gate within Terminal A (and Terminal C, too, later this summer) thanks to the AtYourGate app, which is compatible with Legal Test Kitchen, Currito, Boston Bruins Bar, and more.
The History of Chinatown
Local blogger the Passionate Foodie has been taking a deep dive into the history of Boston’s Chinatown — with a focus on its restaurants — starting with the late 1800s and moving into 1901-1920, with more to come. Universal Hub has expanded upon one particular topic: the multiple times, starting in 1910, that legislators tried (and ultimately failed) to ban women and girls under 21 from going into Chinese restaurants. State Rep. John L. Donovan, for one, outrageously alleged in a 1910 Boston Post article that Chinese restaurant owners would lure women in with free food before getting them hooked on opium in upstairs dens.
In Other News...
- Uh oh, Cambridge’s water isn’t good enough for fancy coffee.
- Here’s a nice feature on Commonwealth Kitchen, the Dorchester incubator that has launched — and continues to launch — quite a few local food businesses.
- Have you been missing those famous Chez Henri cuban sandwiches? You’re in luck: You can grab one (or several, perhaps?) at a pop-up on July 27 in the Warehouse XI event space in Somerville’s Union Square. (Look for it past Bronwyn, Backbar, and Field & Vine, in the back of the parking lot.)
- The Eater Boston Facebook group wants you — yes, you — to join. It’s where 1600+ Eater Boston readers, staff, and visitors from out of town virtually gather to ask questions and share recommendations about the Boston-area dining scene. Chime in on recent threads about the best pie in Massachusetts, Boston’s best Italian restaurants, where a family “the size of the Patriots D line” can find “HUGE DISHES,” and more, or start your own thread if you’ve got a question.
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