All the News That’s Fit to Eat

Keeping track of Boston’s dining scene can feel almost as impossible as getting a seat at the Cask’n Flagon during a Sox-Yankees game. Chowder scours the Internet for the latest good news, bad news, and deep food-related thoughts.

Good News
Has the high cost of food, or a diet, got you dining on less-than-extraordinary food? Sandrine’s Bistro now offers a Bistro Menu, available in both the dining room or at the bar, that “offers the same creative French cuisine, but in smaller portions, and at price points that encourage the sharing of multiple items.”

Chris Douglass’ Tavolo will open in the first week of August. The press release promises there will be no chicken parm, but the Dorchester eatery will have build-your-own antipasti and 12-inch pizzas starting at a reasonable $8.

Bad News
Another Ground Round bites the dust. The one on the Newton/Needham line has closed.

Carpe diem
Put down the McDonalds. Over at MenuPages, they present the Culinary Bucket List, which has the foods you must taste before you die.