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. The Museum of Fine Arts will open a small patio cafe in July by the Huntington Avenue entrance, reports Boston Magazine, and it will most likely be open on weekends and on Wednesday evenings, serving a compact menu consisting of a couple sandwiches, a salad, and various flavors of gelato and sorbetto, plus potato chips and soft drinks.
“I kind of owe Boston an apology,” says Tim Maslow, former chef-owner of Ribelle in Brookline, reflecting on a tumultuous 2016 (drug charges that were later dropped; the closure of Ribelle, accented by fiery social media posts). “Through all of the heartache and struggles, there were points when I thought Boston owed me an apology, but I more or less owe Boston an apology. It's sincere, and I want to make it right.
Welcome back to Morning Briefing, an almost-daily round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day. At the end of 2015, Boston Globe food editor Sheryl Julian handed over the editor reins to restaurant critic Devra First, at which point a rotating cast of Globe staffers took over First’s critic duties until a replacement could be found. (Unlike First, the substitutes did not issue stars with their reviews.) Now a replacement has been found: First.
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