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B&G's Oyster Special, Uni Adds Tacos, A Local Legend Returns

By Scott Kearnan  |  August 6, 2014

B&G launches lunch deal. In honor of National Oyster Day, Barbara Lynch's South End spot for shellfish slurping has launched a new weekly special. Lunches at B&G Oysters now include a "New England Classics" three-course prix fixe. For $35, you'll get a half-dozen chefs selection of oysters, half a bowl of clam chowder or half a snap pea salad, and the choice of fish & chips or BLT with fries. It's Monday through Friday only, so a good excuse to swim over from the office. 

Uni adds tacos. The late night ramen menu at Ken Oringer's Uni has been the stuff of legend for a while now. But even cult traditions need to get stirred up now and then. Now new to the menu: hard shelled tacos. (Maybe inspired by the fact that Oringer's former Fenway-side tacqueria, La Verdad, has been replaced by Loretta's Last Call?) Though the varieties will change regularly, some early entries for the concept include tacos ($12 for three) stuffed with everything from steak to baby octopus, mapo dofu and mushrooms to pork with peanut and cabbage. Also new to the menu: donburi (seasoned rice bowls) and larger portions of that signature ramen. The late night menu will continue to run on Friday and Saturday nights from 11 PM-2 AM.

Magoun's "Dawg Days" begin. We've already taken a look around Boston for the Best Hot Dogs, but here's a special new menu that ups the ante on creative offerings. Starting today, Olde Magoun's Saloon launches its "Dawg Days of Summer Menu," available on Wednesdays in August. Nearly 10 variations are on the agenda, including hot dog sliders topped with bacon and fried egg; the Bahn Weenie, an Asian sausage with crispy veggies, Sriracha mayo and fried wontons; the German Shephard, beer steam knockwurst with melted Swiss and sauerkraut on a pretzel roll; and of course, a deep fried corndog with honey mustard dipping sauce. 

Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe: The Remake. Cue the tears of joy and fire up some turkey hash. Charlie's the 87-year old South End landmark that closed at the end of June (amid much mourning) is coming back, reports The Boston Globe. The man responsible: chef Evan Deluty of the upscale, contemporary Italian Stella. He told the Globe that he's buying the joint and reopening it next year with the same breakfast and lunch menu. Might we see a dinner service added? Fingers crossed. Sometimes sequels are even better.