All the News That’s Fit to Eat

Keeping track of Boston’s dining scene can feel almost as daunting as resisting rich snacks as the days get shorter. Chowder scours the Internet for the latest good news and job hunting demotivators.

Good News
Much like Bostonista loves shopping for charity, Chowder loves eating for a good cause. The Palm has created a menu that benefits Dress for Success. Order any lunch or dinner item off the Fall for Success Menu, and 10 percent of the cost benefits the organization. The restaurant also has a list of vintages from female winemakers, and a special cocktail list developed by celebrity mixologist Aisha Sharpe.

Our beloved Boloco may be gone, but a Green Tomato has sprouted in its old space. Zagat Buzz reports that the new cafeteria-style spot between Porter and Davis Squares in Somerville serves home-style cooking.

Bostonist reports that after several false alarms, the Roadhouse in Brookline is finally open.

Masochists Need Apply
A new venture from the owners of the Franklin Cafe is slated to open in Southie sometime in November, and it’s hiring some staff. But will this quote really inspire confidence in prospective employees?

“Wanted for hazardous journey. small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” Sir Ernest Shackleton’s London Times [1914].

Sure, we like the Franklin Cafe for our late-night french fry fix. But are we really that horrible after a night of bar hopping? We like to think not.