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Boston Restaurants Cope With Yesterday's Bombing

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Forum Restaurant, one of the restaurants closed because of the bombings
Forum Restaurant, one of the restaurants closed because of the bombings
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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Since the devastating explosions at the Boston Marathon yesterday, Eater Boston's Aaron Kagan has been tracking the attack's impact on Boston's restaurant community. Our thoughts continue to be with all those who have been effected by yesterday's terrible events. Eater Boston's coverage, below:

· Here is a list of resources for marathon runners, their friends and family, and anyone effected by yesterday's events. This includes contact information for services like crisis counseling and a person finder.

· Over twenty Boston restaurants are temporarily closed, and Eater Boston is keeping an up-to-date list. Some of the restaurants on the list include: L'Espalier, Forum, Towne, Lolita, and several others.

· Many Boston restaurants have responded to yesterday's tragic events with offers for first responders, fundraising events, and other shows of support. Efforts range from Craigie on Main's donating proceeds from their "Chef's Whim" tasting menu tonight to Figaro's Boston donating lunch today to the emergency room staff at Massachusetts General Hospital.

· In addition to the efforts above, Eater Boston has a list of restaurants who are donating proceeds tomorrow night through the Greg Hill Foundation to benefit victims of the attack. The list is currently at twenty restaurants, and still growing.

· One of the fatalities in yesterday's attack was Krystle Campbell, an employee of the Summer Shack restaurant group. From Summer Shack's Facebook page: "[Krystle] was an incredible woman, always full of energy and hard at work, but never too tired to share her love and a smile with everyone."

· Subscribers to Random Acts of Pizza on Reddit are offering free pizza to anyone effected by yesterday's bombings. Offers have been made to first responders, to people offering housing to displaced visitors, and to "anyone in need."

· Boylston Street restaurant Forum restaurant is closed indefinitely after its guests, staff, and building have suffered in the explosion. From Forum's Facebook page: "Forum was ground zero as the second bomb exploded right on our patio, injuring several guests, runners and some of our staff ... Forum will be closed until further notice, as we are now a crime scene. Our beautiful restaurant sustained heavy damage and will need to be rebuilt after the site is cleared."

· Boylston Street candy shop Sugar Heaven confirms all of its employees are safe. The store is located between the two bombing sites.

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