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Chef Tiffani Faison’s Big Heart Hospitality, owner of such gems as barbecue spot Sweet Cheeks, is replacing her dearly departed Fenway restaurant Tiger Mama with a second location of Tenderoni’s in November, according to a press release. It’ll bring more of what folks are loving about the original Tenderoni’s — a raucous kitchen-meets-kitsch spin on late ’70s and ’80s pizza and grinder shops that opened in March at the food hall High Street Place — including 2.5-foot-long rectangular pizzas that mash up Pizza Hut with the best of Sicilian-style crusts. The new Tenderoni’s at 1363 Boylson St. will seat 140 and feature two bars and a takeout window for slices — but no word yet if it will still house Tiger Mama’s beloved disco elephant statue.
A New Dollar-Oyster Deal Appears
As of this Wednesday, October 19, oyster lovers have another regular opportunity to score dollar oysters, when Eventide Fenway starts serving $1 oysters from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The deal is limited to a dozen per person, but thankfully the restaurant makes plenty of other compelling reasons to stick around, including those brown-butter lobster rolls.
Trillium Makes Moves in Canton
Trillium Brewing Company is consolidating its Canton brewing operations at 100 Royal St., freeing up its 110 Shawmut Rd. facility as a 25,000-square-foot turn-key business that another beverage producer could step into, the company says in a press release. Trillium, which has several Boston locations including a Fort Point restaurant and brewery with a large rooftop deck, has renovated its flagship on Royal Street and added brewing equipment from Spencer Brewery, whose Trappist monks closed their facility at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer this spring.