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The Kirkland Tap & Trotter Opens; Game Map; More

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Here's this weeks top food news from Curbed Boston.

[Photo: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter/Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

SOMERVILLE — One of the fall's most anticipated new restaurants, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, is now open, a project from Tony Maws of Craigie on Main fame. Here's a look at its innards.

HUB-WIDE — Here's a map of more than 80 of the Boston area's most underrated restaurants, as recommended by readers. Go forth and debate what actually constitutes "underrated," grumble about shills, and figure out your dinner plans.

HARVARD SQUARE / SOUTH END — Michael Scelfo's Alden & Harlow will open later this fall in the former Casablanca space, and Scelfo recently hosted a preview tasting at Urban Grape. Read on for a virtual taste of some menu items.

HUB-WIDE — Get your game on with this map of Boston's best venison, boar, and other gamey dishes, from chicken-fried quail at Puritan & Co. to venison shepherd's pie at Stoddard's.