March 24 Morning Roundup

Nalapak Indian restaurant closes (temporarily…?) [via Chowhound], a passionate call for just drinking from the damn tap already, Rachel does a happy hour roundup, Martha and Tom get back to the garden, it’s VĂ„ffeldagen (Waffle Day!) at the Swedish Institute on Saturday, chicken-fried bacon is coming to the State Fair (just five months, folks), some local insight into hops degradation, it’s maple syrup time, Mecca’s three dishes of the moment, Well Fed Guide to Life goes to Fishman’s and mangles some Yiddish, and the cutest individual Beef Wellingtons ever.