Customer Allegedly Assaults Boston Restaurant Employee Over Mask Policy

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The Boston area saw two alleged assaults related to masks this week. At the original North End location of Regina Pizzeria on Sunday night, January 16, a man believed to be in his mid-to-late 20s allegedly pushed an employee against a register and punched them in the face after the employee informed him that a mask was required for entry — which is a statewide advisory and, within the city of Boston, a requirement. The suspect reportedly fled, and the employee refused medical attention.

Meanwhile in Brookline, police were reportedly called to the Dunkin’ at 8 Harvard St. on Thursday morning, January 20, where a customer allegedly threw hot coffee at another customer for not wearing a mask inside the store. Like in Boston, masks are currently required indoors in Brookline. The 23-year-old suspect was taken into custody nearby after a chase on foot, and he reportedly faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

Scallion pancake pizza arrives downtown

Downtown Boston restaurant Fóumami, a self-described “Asian sandwich bar” that opened in 2010, launched a delivery-only Asian-inspired pizzeria this month, Mǎkěbōluó Pizza. The name, pronounced “mah-kah-bow-low,” is a nod to the Chinese pronunciation of Marco Polo “and the legends behind his travels in China,” the company says. The pizza features a crust made of Fóumami’s scallion pancakes, inspired by a Fóumami staff meal of pepperoni pizza with a scallion pancake crust. Here’s the full menu; there are also salads available. To start, Mǎkěbōluó Pizza is available for delivery weekdays from 4 to 9 p.m. via Uber Eats and Grubhub (it’s based out of Fóumami’s Financial District kitchen); catering services are also available.

Go to a casino; eat a one-pound doughnut

Heading to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut anytime soon? There’s a new cafe at the casino, the Crafty Stir, which features spiked coffee drinks and a doughnut that apparently weighs one pound. If more traditional doughnuts are your thing, here’s a map of excellent New England doughnut destinations within a two-hour drive of Boston.

Here is a momo-topped bloody mary

Zuzu Momo, a very cool little Nepali restaurant in Everett, likes to put momos on everything, from bloody marys to ramen.

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