Friday, October 20, 2017

Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go and Tiki Rock Bar to Open Where The Place Had Been in Downtown Boston

by Marc Hurwitz

A ramen place and a cocktail bar are going to be sharing a space in downtown Boston where a nightclub had once been.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go and Tiki Rock Bar are both planning to open on Broad Street, taking over the space where The Place was until it shut down a couple of years ago.The post says that the 12-seat ramen spot will be run by Moe Kuroki, who is behind a popup with the Oisa Ramen name, while Christopher Straub, who has worked in a variety of jobs at the Hyatt hotels, is behind the Tiki Rock Bar, a spot that will feature craft cocktails along with pan-Asian street food, sushi, and more. If all goes as planned, Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go could be opening in November. (It is not yet known when Tiki Rock Bar might open.)

Early last year, it appeared that a place called Sushi Rock might take over the space where The Place had been, though that apparently fell through.

The address for Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go and Tiki Rock Bar is 2 Broad Street, Boston, MA, 02109.

[Earlier Article]
Sushi Rock to Open Where The Place Had Been in Downtown Boston

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Mortadella Head Plans to Open in Somerville's Davis Square

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a new Italian eatery is on its way to Somerville, and the team behind a group of burger spots is also behind this place.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Mortadella Head is planning to open in Davis Square, moving into the space on College Avenue where Deli-icious had been until closing in February of this year. The article says that the new place will be a quick-service spot that offers pizza and sandwiches, and that Chuck Sillari and his Boston Burger Company team are opening the place, with Chris Alberti (Peasant in Waitsfield, VT) running it.

Currently, locations of Boston Burger Company can be found in Davis Square, between Cambridge's Harvard Square and Central Square, and in Boston's Back Bay--and a new one is also being planned for a space between Central Square and Kendall Square in Cambridge.

The address for the upcoming Mortadella Head is 20 College Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02144.

[Earlier Article]
Deli-icious in Somerville's Davis Square Is Closed

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Crying Thaiger Is Opening in Malden

A new Thai restaurant is opening in Malden, moving into the space where a Chinese restaurant had been.

According to a couple of sources, Crying Thaiger is opening on Ferry Street in the former Great Chow space, with one of the sources saying that an event with the mayor will be taking place there around lunchtime today while its Facebook page indicates that a soft opening runs until October 26 and a grand opening comes October 27. One source says that this is the first Thai restaurant in the city, with the dining spot getting its name from a classic Thai dish with a dipping sauce so hot it made a tiger cry. Included on the menu will be this "Crying Tiger" dish that includes Thai-style grilled tender beef brisket with Jaew sauce, which is "spicy, savory, tangy, aromatic, pungent" and has flakes of dried chili and toasted rice, according to a Facebook post from the place.

The address for Crying Thaiger is 114 Ferry Street, Malden, MA, 02148. Its website will be at https://www.cryingthaigerma.com/

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Quiet Few Plans to Open in East Boston

It looks like a new restaurant and bar is on its way to East Boston, and it would take over the space where another dining spot had been until closing for the winter a few year ago--and apparently never reopening.

According to a license board hearing page within the city of Boston website, The Quiet Few is planning to open in the Jeffries Point section of the neighborhood, with the Sumner Street address indicating that it would move into the former East Boston Kitchen space. Very little is known about the proposed eatery other than the fact that it would have a main dining room and a bar area (it is currently seeking a liquor license), while a Facebook post from East Boston Oysters indicates that it would be a "casual dining/ bar."

East Boston Kitchen shut down in late 2014, saying at the time that "We are closing for the winter to reassess." The place first opened its doors in June of 2013.

The address for the proposed Quiet Few is 331 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA, 02128.

[Earlier Article]
East Boston Kitchen Is Closing for the Winter to "Reassess"

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White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn Closes After Controversial Facebook Comments

A coffeehouse on the North Shore that opened last fall has shut down after controversial Facebook comments from the owner's daughter went viral.

According to an article from itemlive.com, White Rose Coffeehouse is no longer in operation after the owner decided to close the place on the heels of her daughter's post saying she would never host a "Coffee with a Cop" event at her family's shop--and the daughter also causing an uproar when she called police bullies and murderers of people of color, based on an earlier post from itemlive. The most recent article says that the owner apologized for what her daughter said and fired her from the place, and she invited police to the store but they did not come--and neither, apparently, did the usual morning crowd of customers--and the tipping point came Tuesday night when the owner found a television crew in her driveway when she came home.

White Rose Coffeehouse, which was located at 56 Central Square in the downtown section of Lynn, first opened in early November of 2016.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dig Inn Opens at the Prudential Center

A New York City-based group of "farm-to-counter" dining spots has opened an outlet at the Prudential Center in Boston.

According to a press release, Dig Inn is now open at the Pru, joining others on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing and Boylston Street across from Copley Square. The release also mentions that 50% of today's sales will go to Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen and #ChefsForPuertoRico, which provides food for those affected by Hurricane Maria.

Dig Inn, which first started out in 2011, offers locally-sourced healthy food options including "market bowls" that have a grain or salad base with items such as steak or chicken.

The address for this new restaurant at the Pru is: Dig Inn, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02199. The website for Dig Inn is at https://www.diginn.com/

[Earlier Article]
Dig Inn to Open New Locations in Boston's Downtown Crossing, Prudential Center

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