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Lots of Legal Sea Foods News, Future of Junk Food Returns

By Scott Kearnan  |  April 30, 2014
Credit: Brian Samuels

Lots of Legal Sea Foods news. There's a lot going on in Legal land. Today the local-born seafood chain opens a new location at Logan International Airport; this Terminal B outpost of 31 bar seats (adjacent to a larger public dining area) is the fifth Logan location in 20 years, and features a "scaled back" all-day menu of appetizers and entrees. Meanwhile Legal Osteria, an Italian seafood entry that will inhabit the former home of Todd English's Olives, is on track for a mid-June opening, according to a rep for the brand, who added that yet another "to-be-announced concept" will open this summer at Somerville's Assembly Row. Today The Boston Globe reports that the name of that location will Legal on the Mystic. Lately the chain has been making a move toward opening distinct, conceptual restaurants; Legal Harborside allowed the brand to dabble in a multi-floor approach that ranged from "downstairs fish market" to "buzzing rooftop bar," and most recently Legal Crossing brought a specifically upscale approach to Downtown Crossing. 

The Future of Junk Food returns. Tickets are now on sale for the second of a six-part pop-up series from chefs Sam Monsour and Mark O'Leary, created in collaboration with KitchenSurfing. Last month The Future of Junk debuted at Emerald Lounge, serving chef-driven spins on lowbrow grub: think a "Handi-Snack" made with foie gras, pear and a candied Campari stick, and a "Snickers" bar that replaced nougat with chicken liver mousse. On Monday, May 12 at 8 PM the seven-course pop-up moves to East by Northeast, and this time the menu includes "Flamin' Hot Cheetos" of pig ears, uni and lardo, and a "fried chicken TV dinner" with favas, black truffle and marjoram. Only 30 seats are available, and based on the first outing - they'll go fast. Grab a seat here; tickets are $125 and include drink pairings.

Fried chicken, cold beer and country music. Break out your spurred boots. Boston Restaurant Talk digs up that a new country-themed restaurant and bar is opening in the Fenway neighborhood soon. BRT cites job postings that promise "Southern Hospitality, Fried Chicken, Cold Beer & Country Music." Also, a Twitter account directing to the job posts seemingly belongs to someone working with Lyons Group, the hospitality team behind spots like The Lansdowne Pub, Back Bay Social Club and Bleacher Bar