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News Bytes

Puritan & Company Introduces Bar Menu
Puritan & Company introduced a bar menu available Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Snacks include buffalo skate wings, potato croquettes with onion dip, fried oysters, corned beef ribs, and a dry-aged beef burger topped with Swiss cheese. Puritan & Company, 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-615-6195.
 
Bar Boulud Offers Bar Bites Menu
Bar Boulud has debuted a Bar Bites menu that includes sweet and savory snacks created by chef de cuisine Jonathan Kilroy, chef charcutier Tristan Crépin, and pastry chef Robert Differ. The menu is available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the lounge area and features snacks like petite croque monsieur, charcuterie bites and s'mores with flamed marshmallow. Bar Boulud, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 776 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-535-8800.
 
Chef Brendan Pelley's Greek Pelekasis at Wink & Nod
Chef Brendan Pelley has taken residence at Boston Nightlife Ventures’ Wink & Nod with his modern Greek concept Pelekasis. Wink & Nod operates a culinary program where a new restaurant group is invited to run the kitchen and experiment with dishes. Pelley is a “Hell’s Kitchen” alum and is the former executive chef of Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar in Medfield. His menu at Wink & Nod includes one-hundred layer spanakopita, rooster giouvetsi, wild boar keftedes, and molten kefalograviera cheese. Boston Nightlife Ventures corporate beverage director Michael Boughton has added some new drinks to the beverage menu to include a variety of Greek wines, ouzo, metaxa, tsipouro, retsina and raki. Wink & Nod, 3 Appleton St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-482-0117.
 

Chef Shuffle

Chef Eric Brennan of Himmel Hospitality Group has been appointed culinary director of the group's three restaurants, including Grill 23 & Bar, Harvest and Post 390.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Boston to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. The Federalist, R.I.P.

Chef/owner Ken Oringer closed Clio at the end of 2015. The adjacent Uni will take over the space with an expanded concept in 2016. Clio, Eliot Hotel, 370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215, no phone.
 

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