Some Things Are Too Good to Be True

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No free lunch! Photo: Justin Ide

Free food from Menton? Yes, please! That's what one frisky participant in Globe critic Devra First's weekly online chats offered up earlier today, posing as chef Barbara Lynch. To wit: "Comment from Barbara Lynch: We are doing a free, open seating, tomorrow, 12 noon to 3pm @ Menton to try out our new Fall dishes." Needless to say, the peanut gallery went wild. Sadly, Menton will not issue free food tomorrow, so don't show up expecting a frugal fall meal. Per the Globe: "NOTE: The person on this chat purporting to be Barbara Lynch is (no surprise) not actually Barbara Lynch. Please do not head to Menton expecting a free tasting. Thank you." In other news, El Bulli just opened a food cart on the Greenway. [Globe]