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Communal Dining

If you gave us a choice between sitting at a private table and being squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow diners, like pigs at the trough, we’d almost certainly opt for the former. But it seems like elbow-rubbing is increasingly on the menu, as more and more new restaurants boast of communal-diningtables. In the past year, Sweet Cheeks, PARK, and Trade have joined early adopters like Toro, The Gallows, and Local 149. Now that at least one communal table seems de rigueur at hot new spots, we’re slowly (very slowly) getting used to the trend. Maybe it just took some extra body heat to warm our icy Hub hearts.

_ Stuff Boston