Customer Allegedly Assaults Boston Restaurant Employee Over Mask Policy
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
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