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The Future of Casablanca; What to Do on New Year's

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And now, the latest restaurant and nightlife news from Eater Boston. Yum!


Options for New Year's debauchery abound.

CAMBRIDGE—After over 50 years in Harvard Square, the living legend Casablanca is no longer living. But hold your tears: Russell House Tavern chef Michael Scelfo has announced that the former Casablanca space on Brattle Street will be the site of his first solo project.

HUB-WIDE—Not sure what to do to ring in 2013? Well here's a massive guide of celebratory food and drink to help you choose a fitting New Year's Eve activity.

SOMERVILLE—The Union Square instant tapas darling Casa B is officially one year old, and Eater spoke with owners Alberto Cabré and Angelina Jockovich about how things have been thus far. " The first day that we went from fifty to 114 people, we didn't have enough servers, and we had people packing the living room."

HUB-WIDE—In annual Eater traditions, we've asked our well-informed friends to look back on their previous year of dining. Topics include Top Restaurant Standbys, Favorite Restaurant Newcomers, the 2012 Boston dining scene in One Word, Best Dining Neighborhood, Biggest Surprises and Best Meals.