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Boston's 38 Essential Restaurants; Sarma Is Open; More

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And now, we present Eater Boston's top food news of the week.


[Photo: Shake Shack, Chestnut Hill/Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

HUB-WIDE—The Eater 38 has been updated, a map to answer any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs.

SOMERVILLESarma, the hotly anticipated new restaurant from Oleana's Ana Sortun and Cassie Piuma, opened this week in Winter Hill. Social media chatter has been overwhelmingly positive.

HARVARD SQUARE—The Cambridge Shake Shack starts construction in the former OM space this week. It could open by the end of the year.

SAUGUS—52-year-old Hilltop Steak House is closing its doors on October 20th. The life-sized fiberglass cows out front are reportedly being sold for at least $3000, but no word yet on what'll happen with the giant cactus.