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Well, That Gordon Ramsay Burger Shop Finally Opened

Plus, barbecue favorite the Smoke Shop debuted its East Boston outpost over the weekend — and more intel

A burger with a beef patty, bacon, and a fried egg on a sesame roll is set on the corner of a table with fries and pints of beer visible in the background.
Ramsay’s farmhouse burger topped with a fried egg.
Gordon Ramsay Burger
Erika Adams is the editor of Eater Boston.

Gordon Ramsay, the celebrity chef known for yelling at other chefs on TV, has opened his second restaurant in Boston. Gordon Ramsay Burger, a casual burger shop located inside the Canopy by Hilton hotel in downtown Boston, debuts today with glistening burgers (including a “featured burger” that is a... Philly burger?), chicken wings, nachos, and milkshakes in a 4,000-foot space complete with a rooftop deck. The Boston burger shop, which was first announced in spring 2022, marks the third U.S. location of Ramsay’s burger chain and it's the second Ramsay-branded restaurant in Boston following the debut of Ramsay’s Kitchen in Back Bay.

The Best of Boston 2023 list is out

Boston Magazine just dropped its annual awards list that crowns the city’s best of the best in categories such as weddings, restaurants, shopping, and more. Some of the big dining winners include Comfort Kitchen (best new restaurant) and Birds of Paradise (best new bar). Check out the full list of restaurant and chef winners here.

Smoke Shop fires up the grills in East Boston

Smoke Shop has brought its award-winning barbecue to East Boston via a shiny new restaurant that opened over the holiday weekend at 45 Lewis Street. But you won’t be able to find the restaurant’s extensive library of American whiskey here, as owner Andy Husbands was forced to forgo a Boston liquor license because of the astronomical cost. Instead, they’re slinging mocktails for now — and they look fantastic.

An upscale cafe inside the Boston Athenaeum eyes a late summer opening

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that fancy cafe Folio is set to open later this summer inside the historic Boston Athenaeum, a membership-based library in Beacon Hill that’s over 200 years old. The cafe will be open to the public with a separate street entrance, according to the restaurant news site.