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
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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