All the News That’s Fit to Eat

Keeping track of Boston’s dining scene can feel almost as daunting as getting a Restaurant Week reservation at L’Espalier. Chowder scours the Internet for the latest good news and the show that should be nominated for an Emmy in dedication to the culinary arts.

Good News

Stephanie’s on Newbury will open a second location in the South End, in what used to be Garden of Eden. The new spot “will feature many of the signature ‘sophisticated comfort’ food menu items Stephanie’s of Newbury is known for but with a twist to reflect the flair of the South End.”

Bonfire gives Sox fans options other than potato skins and Bud Lite for their game-day snacking needs with its new Red Sox Game Day Menu. The bar menu, which will be offered for all the remaining home and away games, features drink specials (Dustin Pedroia Punch), snacks (Big Papi Popover), and dessert (Jonathan Papelbon Bon Bons).

Skipjack’s fourth location will open at Patriots Place in mid-September. The menu will feature sushi, traditional New England fare, and a raw bar. The environmentally-conscious diners will also be happy to know the building and kitchen were constructed with the latest in energy-saving technology and materials.

There’s one good thing about late summer—Prezza is offering striped bass. Executive chef and owner Anthony Caturano is wood-grilling the fish and serving it with “shucked corn, chorizo, rock shrimp and grilled green onions.”

Yeah, the acting is great, but this is a food blog
Boston MenuPages sat through a marathon screening of Mad Men and found that the AMC period drama accurately captures the food and drink served at New York’s swankiest spots in the 1960’s. Save some beef wellington for us!