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• An interview with Matthew Petersen, the pastry chef at CityZen and contestant on the upcoming second season of Bravo's Top Chef: Just Desserts. [Capital Spice]
• Denver on a Spit releases its 2011 Pastor List, an annual collection of the best places to get tacos al pastor in Denver. [Denver on a Spit]
• Head over to Kickass Cupcakes in Somerville, MA for their raspberry rose cupcake, available this week only — all proceeds will benefit Rosie's Place, a Boston shelter for women. [A Boston Food Diary]
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