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Frost Ice Bar opens, Pinkberry and Tasty Burger expanding (again)

An ice sculpture with encased baseballs sits on the bar of the Frost Ice Bar in Boston.

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An ice sculpture with encased baseballs sits on the bar of the Frost Ice Bar in Boston.

Frost Ice Bar, Faneuil Hall’s first-ever bar outfitted in ice, has opened. The 21-degree watering hole charges $19 for a 45-minute visit; drinks are $11 apiece. Kids are allowed at the bar before 5 p.m., when it shifts to 21-plus, says Eater Boston. Helpfully, admission includes access to a cape and gloves.

Could be the perfect burger in the perfect place. We’d mentioned that Tasty Burger had its eye on Central Square a few weeks ago, and now Boston Restaurant Talk reports via the Cambridge Chronicle that the mini-burger chain wants to open at 74 Prospect St. It’s a prime location for the burger shack, given its way with toppings that taste especially delicious after a few late-night beers (sausage gravy, jalapeno cheese sauce, fried eggs, et cetera). The only downside? This outpost closes at 2 a.m., as opposed to Harvard Square’s 4 a.m. closing time. On the plus side: a patio.

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop is a laid-back lunch wonderland: live music, tasty shakes, a rotating roster of soups, and toasty sandwiches called things like “Wreck” (every type of meat imaginable) and “Hammy.” They even make a zingy coleslaw. Service is typically cheerful, too. Its newest area location is now open at 1 Porter Square in Cambridge.

The newest Boston-area Pinkberry has opened at 263 Elm St. in Davis Square, doubtlessly to the delight of incoming Tufts University students. Last month, the frozen yogurt bar opened a branch in the North End. KARA BASKIN

Kara Baskin can be reached at kcbaskin@gmail.com. Follow this blog at www.boston.com/therestauranthuband on Twitter @restauranthub.

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