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  1. trends
    Olives Were Always Invited to the Party. Now They Are the Party.They’re being baked onto cakes, turned into pillows, and stuck inside negroni-flavored Jell-O.
  2. go eat this
    This Sandwich Is the Perfect Thursday LunchIt has nourished its fans and neighbors, one day a week, for almost three full decades.
  3. Institutions
    How One Tiny Sandwich Shop Continues to Weather the Gentrification of Soho“If there’s even ten of Olive’s, it’s not the same experience. You’re not going to get to know us, or see my daughter in the store.”
  4. Shortages
    Insect Infestation Threatens Italy’s Supply of Olive OilIt was a very bad year.
  5. Planned Service Changes
    Gerber Group Now Running the Show at Todd English’s OlivesThe chef’s rep says it’s just a licensing arrangement.
  6. Leftovers
    April Bloomfield’s Special Dinner at John Dory; Tickets Now on Sale forPlus: Sprinkles celebrates the start of baseball season, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  7. Restaurant Agenda
    Sara Jenkins’s 2012 Olio Nuovo Arrives at Porsena Extra BarStraight from the family farm in the hills of Tuscany.
  8. Big Head Todd
    Todd English Sued, Yet AgainAnother day, another lawsuit for the foundering celebrity chef.
  9. Todd English
    Todd English Seeks Someone to Operate a ‘Profitable’ RestaurantTodd English is on the prowl for a new chef.
  10. Soirees
    Todd English Holds Court at Olives’ Coming-Out PartyThe “new” Olives hosted a splashy soiree last night, with good beet ravioli.
  11. Comeback Stories
    Todd English on Returning to Boston and Reopening His FlagshipThe chef returns home to Boston to focus on the future.
  12. Big Head Todd
    Todd English in Hot Water (Again) Over Missed Rent PaymentsAnother day, another lawsuit for the woebegone chef.
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Restoration Hardware Wants a Back Bay Restaurant, and So Does L’Espalier’s AlexPlus guacamole a-go-go and more, all in our weekly neighborhood round-up.
  14. Closings
    Kingfish Hall’s Reign Has Ended in Faneuil HallIt was not Todd English’s crowning achievement.
  15. Quote of the Day
    Todd English Is So Over the Concept of ‘Meals’The celeb chef says that multi-course meals are passé for diet-savvy diners.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Patricia Yeo Gets Funny; Todd English ReturnsPlus Grain on the Greenway and more, all in our weekly neighborhood round-up.
  17. Fires
    Is Olives Ready for Its Close-Up?Supposedly, Todd English’s restaurant gets a final inspection today.
  18. Mediavore
    Nobody Really Knows When Olives Will Reopen; Customer Has Heart Attack at HeartPlus Jamie Oliver’s Midas touch and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  19. Rumor Mill
    Don’t Pitt-y Todd English Quite YetHe says that Olives is thisclose to reopening.
  20. Mediavore
    Todd English Promises Holiday Reopening for Olives; More Food-Safety Scandals inPlus the pleasures of olive-oil powder and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  21. Big Head Todd
    Todd English: Zombie?He earns yet another dubious distinction.
  22. Big Head Todd
    Todd English’s Latest Woe: Too Many Valet Parking SpacesHis past few months sure have been spotty.
  23. Big Head Todd
    Looks Like Olives Really Will ReopenTodd English says it’ll return come Labor Day.
  24. Big Head Todd
    Todd English Bilked by Tip-Grubbing Staffer“Page Six” dishes dirt on him, too.
  25. L.A. Diet
    Delta Spirit’s Matt Vasquez Takes His Eggs Over-Well, and Once Ate“We were rehearsing and when we’re rehearsing, drinking is usually included.”
  26. Mediavore
    Olives Suffers Grease Fire; Shaw’s Workers Finish MarchPlus: consumers ignore KFC’s slogan, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. The Other Critics
    Bruno Thinks Ciao has ‘Perfect’ Pizza; Gebert Finds ‘Soulful’ Alcapurria atPlus: Steve Dolinsky picks three Mediterranean places in the loop.
  28. Waiting Game
    Curly Cakes Delivery Is HereTry Todd English’s cupcakes at home now.
  29. Ice Cream
    A Sundae Stroll in BostonDrool over seven of Boston’s most exciting ice cream sundaes
  30. Blogston Proper
    Surprises in the North End; The Locavore IndexPlus: Sunset Grill’s nachos, and Olives’ long-time chef, all in our weekly blog roundup.
  31. Foodievents
    Lots of Lobster at OlivesGet three courses, including a whole lobster, for $35.