All the News That’s Fit to Eat

Keeping track of Boston’s dining scene can feel almost as daunting as figuring out what to do with all those waterlogged pumpkins. Chowder scours the Internet for the latest good news, bad news, and Christmas gifts for the chocoholic print lover in your life.

Good News
Max and Dylans, the latest venture from Chris Damian and Brad Dalbeck of Tavern on the Water and Scollay Square fame, is now open in Downtown Crossing. The new joint promises “approachable home cooked comfort foods, with traditional American favorites as well as more adventurous offerings.”

Like french fries and ice cream? Try out their low-fat cousins at any UFood Grill location in the Boston area between now and October 1. Tell the store whether the UnFries or the UBerry is your favorite, and the winning item will be free in all local stores on October 5.

The only Huckleberry we know is the old-school cartoon hound. But Beacon Hill Bistro bartender Stewart Bishop brought some of the berries to Boston for a cocktail called The Finn.

Bad News
We’re dreading which local institution will suffer fire damage next. First it was James Hook & Co. Then the East Coast Grill had a small fire. This weekend, Verrill Farm and Bartley’s Burger Cottage were closed due to fires.

Typography meets chocolate
A German company has developed chocolate that comes in the shape of retro typesetting blocks. Nevermind the blocks themselves—we want to read a book printed with these treats. After finishing a page, we’d get a sweet reward. Aside from engaging our brains, that is.