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Indian stalwart, 36, Passage to India, has moved from its Porter Square location to Cambridge Crossing (3 Glassworks Avenue, Cambridge), where he took over a space that once housed two separate restaurants, reports the day from cambridge. With the move, Passage to India gains a full bar as Boston marks its return to indoor dining. The first day of service in the new excavations was Wednesday, April 20.
Hope Passage to the ancient space of India (1900 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston) will not remain empty for long. Owner cousin Narinder Guhania could open Jo’s Indian Cuisine in the former Passage space in about a month and a half. The passage to India is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Season to Taste restaurant in Cambridge (2447 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston) wants a bigger place with more seating, according to one story in Cambridge Day. The catering equipment/restaurant hopes to take over the space that currently houses the Mix-It restaurant (1678 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston), an eight-year-old Asian fusion spot that will close there if the move is approved.
Nashville hot chicken burritos take aim at Allston
Based in New Jersey Bubbakoo Burritos plants a flag in Boston, with its first Massachusetts outpost set to open in Allston, Boston restaurant ratings. No opening date has been announced. The chain specializes in quirky burrito and taco toppings like Nashville Hot Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken. Bubbaoo got its start in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, in 2008. It now has restaurants open or planned in 17 states. (89 Brighton Avenue, Allston)
Eating out: Precinct’s business lunch is back
Kitchen and bar of the enclosure brings back hisexpress business lunchwith soups like New England clam chowder, salads like spring beetroot, and sandwiches stuffed with grilled chicken and pesto. Diners can choose one from each of the two categories to create a combo between $15 and $17. Other lunch items include burgers and fish tacos. And – if a three-martini lunch is planned – there’s a $15 “mistletoe martini” with Tito’s, elderflower liqueur and cranberry juice on the menu alcohol. (154 Berkeley Street, Boston)
Meanwhile, Horse Thieves Tavern is also adding lunch to its lineup starting Wednesday, April 27. Options include dishes such as a grilled chicken quinoa bowl, Korean fried chicken sandwich, and burgers (vegan burger also available). Lunch takes place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and weekend brunch will also continue. See the lunch menu here. (585 High Street, Dedham)
Eat on the spot: Clover Labs reintroduces a Star Wars-themed food box
Local vegetarian chain Clover Food Lab brings back his May the Fourth Be With You box, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack and dessert. The box costs $120 for two to three people or $200 for four to five people. Boxes include items like Baby Yoda green pancakes, pita pizza planets, and more. Boxes are available for pickup and delivery on May 2, but orders must be placed by April 30. See the full menu and order here.
Mark your diaries
The Boston Call music festival, which takes place at the Harvard Sports Complex from May 27-29, releases its 2022 roster of chefs, which includes Suasday, GreCo and more while Metallica, The Strokes, Nine Inch Nails, Cheap Trick and more manage the entertainment side of the show. For full lineup and tickets (starting at $144.99), visit Boston Appeal Website.
fake meat; real legal battle
Silicon Valley fake meat maker Impossible Foods Inc. is suing Boston startup Motif FoodWorks Inc. for what it sees as a very close resemblance between the two products, according to Boston Business Journal. The problem is Impossible’s patent on heme, an ingredient in both fake meat products. Motif retaliated to Impossible with a petition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, asking them to review the legitimacy of Impossible’s patent because heme existed in nature and foods before Impossible did. claims it with a patent.