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New Wahlburgers Revealed, Chocolate Dinner at Moksa

By Scott Kearnan  |  February 20, 2014

Wachusett takeover at Cheers. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name - especially when it's your birthday. So tonight from 7-11 PM, Wachusett Brewing Company will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with a "tap takeover" at storied Cheers on Beacon Hill. Everything from the Black Shack Porter, Nut Brown Ale, Strawberry White and Quinn's Amber Ale will be available for toasting Worcester County's first craft brewery. Flights and samples will be available, and live music will provide the soundtrack to the suds. 

Chocolate cocktail dinner at Moksa. No need to choose between "sweet" and "savory." Tomorrow night from 7-9 PM, pan-Asian specialist Moksa (pictured) will host a chocolate-inspired prix fixe dinner with apropos beverages from mixoligost Noon Summers. The menu includes tea-smoked pork buns with orange chocolate sauce, spicy scallops with white chocolate and wasabi drizzle, and steak with rosemary chocolate sauce. To imbibe: warm cocoa nibs whiskey punch, a "truffle me not" tequila-based cocktail, and housemade chocolate Irish cream. Reserve ($35) by emailing noon@moksarestaurant.com. 

Wahlburgers heading to Lynnfield. A second location of the celebrity family's burger restaurant will be opening in Lynnfield, as revealed on last night's episode of the Wahlburgers reality show. Though the exact spot was not revealed, all eyes are on Market Street, an open-air retail complex similar to the original Wahlburgers' digs at the Hingham Shipyard, and already home to outposts of Davio's, Wagamama and Legal C Bar. At least the new eatery will have plenty of free advertising; the A&E show is apparently doing quite well, and has already been picked up for a slew of additional episodes

Xi'an Famous Foods coming to Boston. Well, eventually. Restaurant Hub picks up reports that the New York-based Chinese noodle shop with a cult following has plans to expand to Boston (and Washington, DC) within the next five years. These would add to the dozen NYC spots intended by that time. (There are currently eight in operation.) So if you fiend for the spicy noodles and lamb burgers when you're visiting the Big Apple, take heart: you'll soon have far less to travel, even if you have to wait a while longer.