Posts for November 2, 2012

Joyful News for Ramen Fiends; Chao Down on Steak, Champagne

Porter Square: Everyone's new favorite dinner-only ramen joint, YumWoKatare, stays open until 11 p.m. now (and will remain open 'til midnight beginning in February). [EB]

Magoun Square: Daddy Jones has opened in the ol' Lil' Vinny's space. [Thrillist, Earlier via UD]

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Boston Chefs Throwing Mega-Fund-raiser for New York Restaurants Hurt by Hurricane Sandy

Ken Oringer, Ming Tsai, and friends.Photo: Leise Jones

A rep for Toro chef Ken Oringer tells us that he and Boston pals including Jamie Bissonnette, Ming Tsai, and Tony Maws will throw a $500-per-person, 50-seat dinner at Mike's City Diner on Wednesday evening to benefit restaurant-industry victims of Hurricane Sandy. The price is hefty, but the wares are tasty!

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Jeff Fournier's Waban Kitchen: Now Open for Business

Jeff Fournier, the prince of Waban.

Remember when we named Waban Kitchen one of our 13 must-tries for fall? Well, it's finally open. Chef Jeff Fournier, the mastermind behind 51 Lincoln, opened his second restaurant last night. They won't accept reservations until after November 8, but he's taken to Facebook to invite people to stop by unannounced nonetheless. Right now, it's open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Menu looks sweet!

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Martha Stewart Basically Kills Two Magazines, Lays Off 70 People

It's a good thing?

How's this for timing? Executives at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia — the company that puts out all things Martha — announced this week that they'd lay off 70 people from its 600-person staff. Additionally, they'll kill the recipe-focused Everyday Food as a stand-alone magazine and instead wrap it into Martha Stewart Living. The company will also try to sell another of its magazines, health-heavy Whole Living, to someone else. The moves are expected to save the struggling company between $33 and $35 million per year. [Adweek, Daily Intel]

SoWa Food Trucks Will Serve All Winter Long

Ice ice baby.

Happily, SoWa Open Market announces that its food court will be open through the winter, so we can still get our food-truck fix despite the elements. The winter food court opens on November 11; stay tuned for a full roster o'trucks! [Facebook]

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