Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nobility Hill Tavern to Open in Stoneham

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a new restaurant and bar is coming to a northern suburb of Boston, replacing a longtime Italian spot that shut down last year.

According to a message from The Passionate Foodie, Nobility Hill Tavern is planning to open in Stoneham, moving into the space on Main Street where Felicia's had been for more than 50 years until closing down last fall. The website for the upcoming dining and drinking spot has little information at this point in time, but it does says that the place will feature New American comfort food and that it is now hiring for all positions. As soon as we find out more about Nobility Hill Tavern, we will post an update here.

The address for this upcoming restaurant in Stoneham is: Nobility Hill Tavern, 423 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180. Its website will be at http://nobilityhilltavern.com/

[Earlier Article]
Felicia's in Stoneham Has Closed

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Colette to Open within Porter Square Hotel in Cambridge

by Marc Hurwitz

A couple of years ago. we reported that a steakhouse was planning to open within a new hotel in Cambridge. It now appears that the dining spot coming to the now-open hotel will not be a steakhouse after all, but a restaurant with French influences.

According to an article from Cambridge Day, Colette is going to be opening in the Porter Square Hotel on Mass. Ave., with Loic Le Garrec and Sandrine Rossi of Petit Robert Bistro and Frenchie in Boston's South End being behind it. The post mentions that the upcoming eatery will be an "elegant" spot with a dining area, a bar, and an outdoor patio, with the menu possibly featuring French cuisine with "modern American twists" based on the food offered at Petit Robert Bistro and Frenchie. A porterhouse steak is expected to be on the menu in a nod not only to the steakhouse that had originally been planned for the place, but also because the porterhouse steak reportedly got its start in Porter Square in the late 1800s, with the area once being home to cattle yards.

If all goes well, Colette could be opening within the Porter Square Hotel in July or August. (The hotel has been open since the fall of 2016.)

The address for the Porter Square Hotel (and Colette) is 1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140. The website for the hotel can be found at http://www.theportersquarehotel.com/

[Earlier Article]
Steakhouse to Open within Porter Square Hotel in Cambridge

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Salvatore's in Boston's Seaport District Is Closing

by Marc Hurwitz

An Italian restaurant on the Boston waterfront is shutting down after more than 10 years in business.

A Facebook post from Seaport Living links to a blog entry from Garzone Real Estate stating that Salvatore's on Northern Avenue is closing its doors, with a comment on the Facebook post indicating that today is its last day in operation. It appears that other locations of the dining spot will remain in operation, including those in the Theater District, Andover, Lawrence, and Medford.

The Seaport District location of Salvatore's first opened in 2007.

The address for Salvatore's in the Seaport District is 225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210. The website for the other locations of the restaurant can be found at http://salvatoresrestaurants.com/

Thanks to a source for initially bringing this to our attention.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Rebel Rebel to Open at Bow Market in Somerville

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a wine bar is coming to a soon-to-open development in Somerville, and the person behind it comes from a couple of award-winning Boston-area restaurants.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, Rebel Rebel is planning to open within Bow Market in Union Square, with Lauren Friel--who had been wine director at both Sarma in Somerville and Oleana in Cambridge--being behind the place. The article says that the new venture will focus on all-natural wines with no additives, while bar snacks will be offered as well to go with the wines, and the circular bar space will be set up in such a way to allow for wine classes and visits with winemakers.

In addition to working at Sarma and Oleana, Friel has also done consulting at such places as Committee on the Boston waterfront and the Wine Bottega in the North End while also doing freelance writing.

Rebel Rebel is one of a number of businesses coming to Bow Market (which will be located between Bow Street and Somerville Avenue), including Saus, Jaju Pierogi, TanĂ¡m, Maca Macaronerie, Hooked Fish Shop, The Comedy Studio, and Remnant Brewing.

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Cafe Porto Bello in North Attleboro Has Closed

by Marc Hurwitz

A pair of Italian restaurants with one location in South Boston is back down to its sole restaurant in Southie, as its second outlet has shut down.

According to an article in The Sun Chronicle, Cafe Porto Bello is North Attleboro is no longer in operation, as the lease was not renewed and the space has apparently been rented to another business. The post says that owner Steve Costa had considered reopening in another location, but decided against it due to the costs involved in the buildout of a new spot, so for now, it appears that the only remaining location of Cafe Porto Bello is in South Boston.

The address for this now-closed Italian restaurant in North Attleboro is: Cafe Porto Bello, 6 N Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760. The website for the South Boston location (which is at 672 E Broadway) can be found at http://www.cafeportobello.net/

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Update: Night Shift Brewing to Open Brewery and Taproom at Lovejoy Wharf in Boston

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated on April 20 to reflect a location given for the place.]

It looks like a local brewer may be expanding to a second location, with this one apparently coming to the heart of Boston.

According to a source within the restaurant industry, Night Shift Brewing in Everett is looking to open a new facility somewhere downtown, with a Twitter post from @BrewboundFurn seeming to confirm this, showing this information in what appears to be part of a timeline displayed at last night's Nite Lite launch party at The Sinclair in Cambridge. The info says that the brewer has indeed signed a lease for a second brewery and taproom in downtown Boston, though no address or opening date has been given as of yet. (Stay tuned for more details as they come in.)

Night Shift debuted on Charlton Street in Everett in 2012, moving to its present location on Santilli Highway two years later. The brewer is known for such beers as Whirlpool, Santilli, and The 87 along with One Hop This Time, Morph, and the brand new Nite Lite, which makes its first appearance this week.

The website for Night Shift can be found at https://www.nightshiftbrewing.com/

[April 20 update: Boston Magazine states that the new brewery and taproom from Night Shift will actually be a bit north of downtown Boston, at Lovejoy Wharf near North Station and the North End. The article says that if all goes well, the new facility could be opening by the end of the year.]

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