Chris in Boston looked up at the Prudential building this afternoon.
Reports are pouring in of long lines at the conjoined Prudential and Copley Place Malls - the former for the opening of its new Italian food court, the latter for an Alton Brown book signing at Williams-Sonoma. No word if the two malls' security forces are trying to keep the lines apart to avoid an implosion or worse.
Richard Auffrey notes Eataly plans to hire 600 workers in an already tight market for its mega-place where the old Pru food court used to be, and how they'll find and, more important, retain all those workers after looking at a job site's comments on the New York Eataly.
Iâ€™d read enthusiastic reviews of the creme brĂ»lĂ©e, and hoped it would turn the mood. Unfortunately, the brulĂ©e tended more eggy than creamy without a hint of vanilla, and was disappointingly runny under an anemic burnt top. Iâ€™m not sure when confectionersâ€™ sugar was last considered a culinary flourish, considering that it comes in a $3 box at Star Market, but someone in the kitchen thought a couple shakes would look nice. Unfortunately, much of it went up my nose when I took the first bite.
When's the review of Durgin-Park?
State public-health officials have released the itinerary of a European visitor to the Boston area earlier this month and say anybody who might have been in the same area at the same time as this person might want to check with their health-care provider because that person came down with measles.
The locations include the Cambridgeside Galleria on the afternoon of May 1, the 1 bus that morning and the Green Line later that afternoon and the Star Market at the Pru and the Nespresso on Newbury Street on the afternoon of May 4. Read more.
Several feet of garbage at the bottom of a trash chute at 770 Boylston St. ignited overnight, starting a two-alarm fire that sent some residents into the chill night air. Read more.
Around 1:45 p.m. at Castle Island.
The view across Pleasure Bay towards the Kennedy Library was equally dramatic: Read more.
A worker did welding on a beam today in what will be one of the entrances to the Prudential Center on Boylston Street after the completion of the building now under construction where the plaza in front of the food court used to be.
Sean Griffing, who co-owns Trade on Atlantic Avenue, is seeking city approval to open a new, high-end seafood place on Ring Road in the Prudential Center complex. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pru food court closes forever on June 25 so that it can undergo a yearlong transformation into an Eataly, which sounds sort of like the old MarchĂ© MĂ¶venpick that used to be at the Pru, only a lot larger and more Italiany.
The kidlet and I made our annual trek to the Pru to check out the costumes for Anime Boston. As always, it didn't disappoint, except for maybe the fact there were no Tron characters.
Thousands of costumed con goers flitted through both the Hynes and the Pru, where they mixed with bemused tourists and a few little kids, who found themselves watching an impromptu parade.
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