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Menton adds lunch, Cutty’s expands, and more

Openings, closings, and chatter from the restaurant scene

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Openings: Chestnut Hill is becoming a hotbed of pizza possibilities. First there was Frank Pepe, and now Oath Craft Pizza has opened in Chestnut Hill Square (210 Boylston St.). The shop, already ensconced at South Station, is known for churning out ultra-thin whole or half pies in 90 seconds. Maybe this isn’t the place for pizza purists, though: Unusual toppings include truffle sauce, jalapeno relish, and ranch drizzle. Pies have names like Spicy Mother Clucker (heavy on the sriracha) and El Borracho (starring cilantro garlic sauce).

Lunches: Barbara Lynch’s Fort Point flagship, Menton (354 Congress St. at Thomson Place), will serve lunch Wednesdays through Fridays, beginning on April 6. Corporate types can enjoy a two-course business prix-fixe for $48, starting at 11:30 a.m. Dazzle your colleagues with ricotta gnudi with guinea hen polpetti, haricots verts, and spring greens — all in under an hour. If you’re feeling celebratory, cheese and wine are optional.


Expansions: Now it’s a little easier to get a table at 16-seat Brookline sandwich destination Cutty’s (284 Washington St. at Davis Avenue): The restaurant — now cheekily calling itself Cutty’s 2.0 — has expanded into an adjacent space with an enhanced menu to come, thanks to a bigger kitchen. For now, enjoy your spuckie or ham pimento sandwich in roomier digs, complete with an entrance and an exit. Luxurious.

Culinary events: Every so often, Back Bay Harry’s (142 Berkeley St. at Stanhope Street) throws themed brunches honoring cultural luminaries like, say, Beyonce or Jennifer Lopez. The latest happens on April 10: Their “Imma Let You Finish That Omelet” brunch immortalizes the feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, via eggs instead of Instagram. Feast on delicacies like Life of Pablo corned beef hash, Yeezus bacon and brie flatbread, and a “bad blood” bacon bloody Mary while listening to West and Swift tunes. Tickets are $35; get them at www.backbayharrys .com.


Kara Baskin can be reached at kcbaskin@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.