I'm a Boston-based food and science writer. My educational background is in science (BS in Neuroscience, University of Rochester, 2007; MS in Science Journalism, Boston University, 2010). I started blogging about food on my personal blog, Fork it over, Boston! (http://forkitoverboston.com), in 20...
Welcome back to Morning Briefing, an almost-daily round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day. Sorry for the Monday morning reminder about the impending end of summer, but if you’re feeling sad about cooler weather, this is your reminder to check out the fall opening guide — lots of interesting restaurant openings are coming up to make the changing of seasons a little better. We’re updating the guide almost daily with lots of new information about what’s to come.
A Thai restaurant called Kor Tor Mor is on the verge of opening in Somerville’s Davis Square, taking over the space previously occupied by a Chinese restaurant called Golden Light (24 College Ave.) It’s right next to the newish oatmeal-focused spot called Oat Shop. The new restaurant’s name may refer to a Thai abbreviation for Bangkok, which has an extraordinarily long full name that puts one notorious Massachusetts lake to shame.
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