All the News That’s Fit to Eat

Keeping track of Boston’s dining scene can feel almost as impossible as getting a pizza delivered at 3 a.m. Chowder scours the Internet for the latest good news, bad news, and more reasons to avoid fast food.

Good News
Nebo created the Happy Hour and a Half, but the Met Bar in Chestnut Hill’s Metropolitan Club has topped it by creating Sunset Hour. From 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily, the bar will serve select small bites and snacks (like Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls and Beef Flautas) for $4. You can wash your treats down with cocktails priced as low as $6.

Do you love to visit the South Shore, but hate to go without a decent bento box? Hingham’s Asian C restaurant has debuted what it believes is the area’s first bento box offering.

Chowder welcomes any Southern food outposts to our fair city, so we’re happy to hear about The Hen House Wings ‘n Waffles. While the restaurant’s website is still under construction, Yelp users give the newcomer good reviews.

Bad News
Last week it was the Ground Round. Now it’s Bennigan’s turn to close. The mid-priced chain’s owner filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to the Globe.

More evidence in the case against fast food
A new study reveals that most fast food kid meals are loaded with far too many calories. The report suggests restaurants revamp their menus to include healthier options. Until then, it might be best to feed the kids at home.