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  1. Coming Soon
    BoMA Will Open in the Next Couple Weeks; Cinquecento Aims for Mid-OctoberTwo openings in the South End.
  2. The Campaign Trail
    Mitt Romney’s Favorite Foods Are Pretty BlandDon’t expect any Romney home brew.
  3. TV Land
    Tupelo: Not a Diner, Not a Drive-In, and Not a DiveBut it’s good enough for Guy Fieri.
  4. Closings
    Goodbye, Charley’s on Newbury StreetThe Newbury Street institution closes due to lease problems.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    Steve’s Greek Cuisine Gets Buzzed; The Urban Grape OpensPlus pubs and tacos, all in our weekly neighborhood round up.
  6. Deals
    A Saucy PartyStrega Waterfront celebrates two years.
  7. Chef Shuffle
    Bondir Gets Its First Sous ChefRachel Miller enjoys butchery.
  8. Big Head Todd
    Todd English Sued, Yet AgainAnother day, another lawsuit for the foundering celebrity chef.
  9. Filth
    City Shuts Down Rat- ‘n Roach-Filled RestaurantWhat’s in your egg roll?
  10. Deals
    Blue Inc. Goes Halvsies; Jason Santos ExpandsJason Santos does a quasi happy hour and gears up to open a new restaurant.
  11. Crime
    The North End Cannoli Thief Gets His Just DessertsThe sweet-seeking thief avoids jail.
  12. Empire Building
    Brace Yourselves: Are We Getting Multiple Shake Shacks?Chestnut Hill is just the beginning.
  13. Coming Soon
    More Details Emerge About Chris Parsons’s New Restaurant, Steel & RyeRye, grains, meat, and seafood in a warehouse.
  14. Crime
    Someone’s Infecting Charlestown With Poisoned Hot DogsA landscaper is accused of dousing dogs in anti-freeze.
  15. Vanishing Acts
    Food & Wine Best New Chef Pino Maffeo Is Alive and Working in WinchesterDon’t call it a comeback; he’s been there for years.
  16. Trends
    It’s Hard to Be a Chef in the CityA killer concept and a famous name are now key ingredients for culinary success.
  17. Booze News
    Liberty Hotel’s Champagne Freebies Fall FlatWhat a buzzkill.
  18. Coming Soon
    Chris Coombs’ Boston Chops Won’t Be Your Typical SteakhouseHe has the chops to make it work!
  19. Food Babies
    It’s a Gallows Baby!Happy news for the Gallows’ Rebecca Roth and hubby.
  20. The Campaign Trail
    Mitt Romney Dines at Il Casale, Wants to Lick His Plate CleanRomney dines in Belmont, while Larry David steps out at Fan Pier.
  21. Crime
    The Ledge, Sweet Life Contractor Charged With Vehicular Homicide While OUIA well-known restaurant contractor kills a cyclist in Dorchester.
  22. Junk Food
    Good News for Burger and Fried Chicken FiendsTasty opens; Sweet Cheeks now allows ressies.
  23. Closings
    Noche Finishes Two-Year Stint in the South EndThe Appleton Street lounge packs up and moves.
  24. Booze
    Your Bartender Might Hate YouOrder wisely or not at all.
  25. Charities
    Eat in Brookline; Help Hungry FamiliesThe Combined Jewish Philanthropies needs your help, especially during holiday time.
  26. Closings
    Is A New Restaurant Moo-ving in on Morton’s Steakhouse?No! Not a vacant steakhouse!
  27. Coming Soon
    Legal C Bar Makes Assembly Row PlansSwim with the fishes!
  28. Crime
    Gimmie Some SugarA vacationing Irishman steals cannoli.
  29. Video Feed
    Watch San Francisco Offal King Chris Cosentino Hit the Town and Talk Porn, ‘BTs’“How many people have a job this f-in cool?”
  30. Closings
    Tears in Your Beers: The Purple Shamrock Dies TodayTime to make one last drunken mistake.
  31. Syrup
    New Bedford Is the Epicenter of the Chocolate-Syrup Black MarketIt has become “ground zero” for a new underground economy based on trade in chocolate syrup.
  32. Marketing Gimmicks
    Has Legal Sea Foods Made a Grave Mistake?RIP, good taste.
  33. Coming Soon
    A New Place to Chill? Faneuil Hall Is Getting an Ice BarWe predict a warm reception from out-of-towners.
  34. Endorsements
    Why Is Tu Y Yo So Underrated?Before there was Rosa Mexicano, there was Tu Y Yo.
  35. Empire Building
    Max & Dylan’s Expands to the ‘BurbsBillerica gets cheesesteak rolls.
  36. Simply Ming
    Who’s Ming Tsai Voting for in November?Ming Tsai is in a Blue (Dragon) state of mind.
  37. Celebrity Settings
    Julia Stiles Films at the Old Rocca; Sandy B. Parties at ScholarsPlus Larry David and more, all in our celebrity round-up.
  38. Crime
    Is Milton the New Miami?Free-flowing alcohol and thousands of people at someone’s massive estate: What could go wrong?
  39. Coming Soon
    Tim Wiechmann Prowls for a Sous ChefBronwyn is one step closer to becoming reality.
  40. Coming Soon
    Davis Square’s Fro-Yo-a-Go-GoDavis Square gets more frozen yogurt (and ice cream).
  41. Closings
    Goodbye, Gemma; So Long, El TriunfoTwo restaurants say adieu.
  42. Lunchlady Land
    Boston Kids Get Free BreakfastsEvery child is now entitled to a free morning feast.
  43. Marketing Gimmicks
    What Does Legal Sea Foods Have in Common With Jesus and BrokebackLegal’s new ads just might be in poor taste.
  44. Neighborhood Watch
    Boylston Street Excites; Belly Up in Kendall Square
  45. Grub Guide
    Thorough Fare: Our Nine Favorite Food StreetsMake tracks for snacks.
  46. Booze
    Is T’s Pub Partially Responsible for BU Hockey Players’ Drunken Escapades?BU’s hockey team comes under fire, and so does their favorite pub.
  47. The Berkshires
    Deval Patrick Loves Nudel, Wants to Be a FarmerThe governor is an unwitting mushroom supplier.
  48. Diplomacy
    Exports: Top Chef and Actual Chefs Being Shipped Overseas’Top Chef’ goes to Europe, and top chefs go abroad.
  49. Fashion Plates
    Where to Feast at Fashion’s Night OutCupcakes, champagne, snacks, and clothes.
  50. Frisky Whiskey
    Tie One On: 50 Shades of Grey Comes to Saloon50 Shades of Brown doesn’t have quite the same ring.
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