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Cocktail Week 2013; John Hodgman; Inside Nebo; More

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It's Cocktail Week over on Eater Boston! Here's the top news.

[Photo: Nebo/Meg Jones Wall]

HUB-WIDE—Eater's Cocktail Week draws to a close today. Some highlights: a map of places to find a Daiquiri Time Out, an interview with local Fernet Branca ambassador Kitty Amann on why the bitter liqueur has such a cult following in the industry, a map of bartenders' favorite hidden gems for cocktails, and an interview with bartending "lifer" Josh Childs of Silvertone, Trina's Starlite Lounge, and Parlor Sports.

HUB-WIDE—Comedian and Brookline native John Hodgman (perhaps you know him as "the PC guy" from those Apple commercials) chatted with Eater Boston about his days working at "an upscale gay restaurant" in Boston's now-defunct Combat Zone and much more.

BROOKLINE—Fairsted Kitchen opened this week in Brookline's Washington Square. Named for and inspired by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who had an estate in Brookline, the restaurant is filled with fun antiques and serves things like braised oxtails to share and bottled, carbonated cocktails.

HUB-WIDE̵ Here's a look inside the airy and bright new location of Nebo, which opened on Atlantic Wharf over the summer. After a few months of battling with broken pizza ovens, owners Carla and Christine Pallotta are now successfully serving pizza again.