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What music? Boston Calling announces 2019 food lineup

Nachos from Sweet Cheeks.JM Leach

Concessions: What music? Boston Calling has announced a tempting food lineup for its Memorial Day weekend concert at the Harvard Athletic Complex (65 North Harvard St.). New this year: Treats from Tiffani Faison’s barbecue parlor Sweet Cheeks, including smoked hot chicken Philly cheesesteaks, cheesy nachos, and a Fluffernutter garbage sundae (use your imagination). Puritan’s Will Gilson will test out snacks from his new pop-up, Café Beatrice, including roasted pork, provolone, and broccoli rabe and meatball sandwiches. Stuffed by Papi will serve sopapillas, and Boston Trolley Dogs will serve their Duke dog, topped with relish, onion, and deli mustard.

Some old favorites will be there, too: Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Arancini Bros., the Smoke Shop, Shuck Truck (what is a concert without a raw bar, after all?), Zinneken’s waffles, the Sausage Guy, Tasty Burger, and more are slated to appear. For those who possess some modicum of restraint, Whole Heart Provisions will serve vegan and gluten-free bowls, and the Chubby Chickpea will serve hummus, grape leaves, and chickpea fries. For dessert? Vegan ice cream from Fomu.


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Pop-Ups: Will Gilson’s new pop-up, Café Beatrice, replaces Rabottini’s pizza (182 Western Ave. at North Harvard Street) on May 1. The Puritan & Company chef will serve coffee, snacks, breakfast sandwiches and toasts, salads, and noodle bowls. Guests are welcome to settle in to work at the communal tables. Bonus: There’s a patio. Visit from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Updates: Commonwealth and Revival Café’s Steve Postal opens a new Revival downtown this week, joining his Alewife and Davis Square counterparts. Just one detail: You might not be able to visit. This one is on the 36th floor of One Post Office Square, accessible only to employees in the building. But never fear: Postal also plans to open a public Revival on Newbury Street in September below Simon Pearce (103 Newbury St. at Clarendon Street), as well as Mothership restaurant in October at Alewife (125 Cambridge Park Drive at Steel Place). He’ll serve a new lunch menu there every day and turn the spot into a beer hall by night. Look for Postal’s signature cold brew on shelves next week, too, sold at his cafes and at local small groceries such as Pemberton Farms.


Departures: Meat maven Joshua Smith says that he is no longer affiliated with Moody’s or New England Charcuterie. Smith ran Moody’s deli and restaurant in Waltham, as well as a Back Bay outpost. “I’m starting a new project” — he won’t say what — “and focusing on family,” he tells me.

Lunches: Harvard Square’s Waypoint (1030 Massachusetts Ave. at Ellery Street) now serves weekday lunch. Get a thin-crust pizza and a 16-ounce Narragansett or a dozen oysters and a glass of rosé for $17, plus crudo, lobster toast, crab-dusted fries, fish sticks, and other coastal delights from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Brunches: The Financial District’s Bar Mercato (54 Devonshire St. at Devonshire Place) now serves weekend brunch; soon, you’ll be able to enjoy their herring toast, shakshuka, and potato hash any day of the week.

Kara Baskin

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