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Roxy's Ready for Brick and Mortar, MET Rolls Out 30 Crab Dishes

By Scott Kearnan  |  May 12, 2014

Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese preps brick and mortar. Get ready to start making regular pilgrimage to a permanent, ooey-gooey temple of grilled cheese goodness. The team behind longtime food truck favorite Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese is slated to open up its first brick and mortar location in Allston on May 19. Boston magazine snuck inside for an early look at the (very yellow) interior, and owner James DiSabatino hinted that they're already scouting for a second location, possibly in Cambridge. DiSabatino has previously described the restaurant as being "the food truck on overdrive," so you can expect famous staples (like the outstanding Mighty Rib Melt, pictured), a chalkboard full of daily-changing specials, and a few restaurant-exclusive additions: like poutine and thin patty burgers with creative toppings. 

MET rolls out "30 Ways and 30 Days" of crab. Feeling crabby? (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Good. Because starting tomorrow, May 13 and continuing through Wednesday, June 11, MET Back Bay and The Metropolitan Club are rolling out its annual "Soft Shell Crab Festival" that will feature 30 different preparations of the crustacean over 30 days. The daily-changing dishes will include Soft Shell Monte Cristo; Corn Meal Crusted Crab with corn silk, favas and pea tendrils; Tempura Fried Crab with soy peanut sauce and cucumber noodles; and Chili Crab Pizza topped with fried crab, sweet chili and arugula. We firmly intend to crawl on by. 

Night Shift Brewing opening new taproom. Everett-based Night Shift Brewing is moving on up - way up. The young but hugely popular craft brew has just moved its production to a big new 14,000-square facility at 87 Santilli Highway. And this Friday, May 16, Night Shift is slated to open up the spot's 2,500-square foot taproom, where bartenders will pour pints from 24 draft lines. 

Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe to close. Sad news for South Enders. (Heck, all of us.) The 87-year old landmark Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe is closing at the end of June, Eater reports. Featured in Boston-set movies like Ted and visited by everyone from Julia Child to President Obama, Charlie's has been a veritable institution. We mourn its loss, as well as the loss of its famous turkey hash. Sigh.