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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Adds On, Ten Tables Slims Down

By Scott Kearnan  |  March 20, 2014

5 Napkin adds spicy special. Carnivores on the hunt for the next must-try burger should swing by the Back Bay location of 5 Napkin before the end of the month. The NYC-born brand has just added a new pimento burger (pictured) topped with spicy pimento cheese, grilled onions, bacon and pickled jalapenos. (They also launched a boozy Chocolate Mudslide Shake with Bailey's, Kahlua, vodka, espresso and vanilla ice cream.) We can vouch that the heat is sweet and pleasant, not Scoville scale-toppling, and makes for a well-done (if temporary) addition to local burger menus. 

SoonSpoon launches. Back in January we told you about SoonSpoon, a then-forthcoming service that alerts mobile users to last-minute reservations at a curated selection of high-caliber restaurants where seats are hard to score. (You can then book your spot immediately by phone.) The company officially launched yesterday and has raised $90,000 from angel investors, according to the Boston Business JournalAmong the first 16 spots signed up for the service are Journeyman and L'Espalier

Frank Pepe Pizzeria coming to Boston. Boston magazine picked up on a Craiglist ad posted last night that indicates Frank Pepe, a legendary pizzeria in New Haven, Connecticut that is very familiar to national "best of" lists, is looking to open locations ("as in, plural locales," emphasizes B-mag excitedly) in Boston. These would be the first Frank Pepe spots outside of Connecticut and New York. 

Ten Tables is (almost) down to one. According to Eaterowner Krista Kranyak has sold the Provincetown location of Ten Tables and has "not yet finalized" a deal to sell the Cambridge location to its general manager. The intention is to "focus more of her energy on her [Ten Tables] flagship" in Jamaica Plain and open additional locations of her burger bar Grass Fed. The Provincetown location will become a new restaurant called Backstreet, while the Cambridge location will turn into a Mediterranean restaurant named Homage Bistro.