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Eventide Is Shipping Those Famous Lobster Rolls Nationwide

Plus, Back Bay is getting even more coffee, and more news

A mound of brown butter-tossed lobster meat sits atop a soft, fluffy bun. The lobster roll at Eventide is one of the best in New England.
Brown butter lobster roll at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland
Bill Addison/Eater

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

When Lobster Rolls Fly

Tell your New England expat friends and jealous faraway family: Acclaimed Maine restaurant Eventide Oyster Co. (which has a casual Boston sibling, Eventide Fenway) is now shipping those famous brown butter lobster rolls nationwide via Goldbelly, a website that lets customers order signature items from popular restaurants around the country. (Other local spots on the platform include Flour, which is shipping its sticky buns and Boston cream pie, and the Omni Parker House, also shipping Boston cream pie.)

Eventide’s shipped rolls come in some-assembly-required packs for two, four, six, or eight people — lobster meat, brown butter vinaigrette, steamed bao buns, chives, and optional whoopie pies and/or oatmeal cream pies for dessert. Prices start at $52 (for the two-person kit) before shipping.

Back Bay Coffee Developments

Back Bay’s coffee scene ebbs and flows; Wired Puppy closed recently, as did Barrington, but a couple new caffeine options are in the works.

London-based, Italian-inspired cafe chain Caffè Nero will open a new location at Copley Place in September, Copley announced this week. The chain opened its first United States location in Boston’s Downtown Crossing in mid-2014 and has since opened nearly 30 more Boston-area locations.

Plus, Liza Shirazi and Steve Postal’s Revival Cafe & Kitchen will expand to 103 Newbury St., below the Simon Pearce glassware shop, possibly featuring a patio. It could open this fall. Meanwhile, Revival has a few other locations in operation: Alewife and Davis Square are open to the public, and there’s also an employee-only kiosk inside a Post Office Square office building.

In Other News...

  • Have you been introduced yet to one of Massachusetts’ most unusual signature foods, the chow mein sandwich of Fall River?
  • Columbus-based chain Charleys Philly Steaks has joined the lineup at the Cambridgeside mall food court (100 Cambridgeside Pl., East Cambridge).
  • Sad news: Parsnip executive chef James Salomone, an alum of Clio and Uni, passed away in June following complications from surgery. The Parsnip team is running a fundraiser on Gofundme to raise money for his family to use for a memorial service or to donate to a charity in his name.

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91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA 02138 617-714-3206 Visit Website

Revival (Newbury Street)

103 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116 Visit Website

CambridgeSide Galleria

100 Cambridgeside Pl, Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 621-8666 Visit Website

Revival (Davis Square)

197 Elm St., Somerville, MA 02144

Revival (Post Office Sq. Kiosk)

1 Post Office Sq., Boston, MA Visit Website

Revival (Alewife)

125 Cambridgepark Dr., Cambridge, MA 02140 Visit Website

Eventide Oyster Co.

86 Middle Street, , ME 04101 (207) 774-8538 Visit Website

Eventide Fenway

1321 Boylston Street, , MA 02215 (617) 545-1060 Visit Website