<![CDATA[NBC Boston - Local News - [NBC Boston] The Hub Today]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcboston.com/news/localen-usTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:48:58 -0400Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:48:58 -0400NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[Todd English's Figs in Beacon Hill Reopens After Fire]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:37:06 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/figs2.jpg

Last year, a Beacon Hill dining spot owned by a celebrity chef was shut down due to a fire. Now we have learned that it is open once again.

According to an article from The Beacon Hill Times, Todd English's Figs on Charles Street has reopened after a fire in the ductwork that extended to the roof forced the restaurant to close in October of 2016. The post says that the menu remains the same, while renovations have been made to the space, including new chairs, tables, and kitchen equipment along with a brighter-colored interior.

Another location of Figs is located on Main Street in Charlestown.

The address for Figs in the Beacon Hill section of Boston is 42 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02114. The website is at https://toddenglishfigs.com/

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Figs in Boston's Beacon Hill Remains Closed After Fire Earlier This Month
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<![CDATA[Cinderella's in Cambridge's Central Square Is Closing]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:12:09 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/192*120/cinderellas.jpg

A neighborhood spot in Cambridge known in part for its Italian food and late-night eats over the past 20+ years is shutting down, as its space is going to be home to a hotel that had first been mentioned here early in 2016.

Wicked Local indicates that Cinderella's in the Central Square section of the city is closing after business hours on October 28, as plans are now moving along for its Main Street building to be replaced by a 67-room boutique hotel. As reported earlier, the structure also houses Toscanini's Ice Cream and Patty Chen's Dumpling Room, with the article saying that both will reopen at the site once construction is complete (Patty Chen's will move to an addition where the current building's parking lot resides). Wicked Local does mention that Cinderella's will merge its delivery service with that of Beauty's Pizza on Hampshire Street, though Cinderella's itself will not be reopening.

Cinderella's, which first opened in the mid-1990s, went through a makeover in the summer of 2015, going from a casual Italian eatery to more of a neighborhood restaurant and bar.

The address for Cinderella's in Central Square is 901 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Building Housing Cinderella's, Patty Chen's, Toscanini's in Cambridge May Become Boutique Hotel; Eateries Appear to Be Safe
Cinderella's in Cambridge's Central Square Getting a Major Makeover

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<![CDATA[Worries Return About Patio at Olde Salt House in Cohasset]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:02:35 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/254*120/Old+Salt+House.jpg

A South Shore restaurant that was in the news several months back when the seawall supporting its patio fell into the sea is back in the news once again, as the fixes made to the outdoor dining area were apparently not permanent and erosion appears to be taking place again.

The Cohasset Mariner is reporting that the Cohasset Conservation Commission is "taking matters seriously" as conditions of the seawall by the Olde Salt House continues to deteriorate, and the commission may end up issuing cease and desist orders and setting fines for the place that could be around $9,000 a month. The article mentions that owner Gerd Ordelheide and general manager Joe Laspada of Atlantica (which is part of the complex) had been invited to a meeting concerning the patio/seawall issue on August 24, but Laspada subsequently declined the invitation, mentioning that Ordelheide had no plans to permanently fix the seawall. The commission has sent Ordelheide a letter that explains what is needed in regards to a permanent fix to the seawall, and he will also need to file a Notice of Intent with the commission by October 22--and with the next selectmen meeting scheduled for October 25, it appears that an update could be coming before the meeting, so stay tuned.

The patio for the Olde Salt House crumbled into the ocean as the seawall gave way in late June, but it was rebuilt and the restaurant opened back up the following month after getting the green light from the building inspector.

The address for the Olde Salt House--which is part of The Cohasset Harbor Resort and includes Brisa, Atlantica, and the Cohasset Harbor Inn--is 44 Border Street, Cohasset, MA, 02025. The website is at https://www.oldesalthouse.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Patio at Olde Salt House in Cohasset Falls into the Sea; Restaurant Closed for Now
Olde Salt House in Cohasset Is Open Once Again; Patio Back in Place

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<![CDATA[New Restaurant Taking Over Former Irish Pub Space in Quincy]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:08:11 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Beer-Tap-Generic.jpg

A brand new restaurant is on its way to Quincy, taking over the space where an Irish pub had been until its license was taken away by the city.

According to a Facebook post from Kerry Byrne of KJB Trending Hospitality, a new dining spot with the working name "Triumph" is opening on Hancock Street, moving into the former Clash of the Ash space in the downtown area.

The person behind the upcoming restaurant is Mathew Freid, who comes from such spots as Capo Restaurant in South Boston, The Beehive in the South End, and jm Curley in Downtown Crossing, and his plan is to focus on New American fare with Asian and other international influences, while the place will apparently be an upscale/higher-end eatery that is also "fun and accessible" and will have a bar with an old-school vibe. If all goes as planned, the new restaurant - which will likely have another name when it opens - could debut in the spring of 2018.

Clash of the Ash was stripped of its liquor license in January following its being cited for serving alcohol to a minor; the city's license board had also voted to take away the bar's license for the same charge in April of 2016 but a ruling allowed it to remain open.

The address for this upcoming restaurant in Quincy Center is 1464 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02169.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
City of Quincy Strips Clash of the Ash of Liquor License, Effectively Shutting It Down
Clash of the Ash in Quincy Gets Liquor License Revoked

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<![CDATA[Felicia's in Stoneham Has Closed]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:14:21 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/felicias.jpg

An old-school Italian restaurant that has been in business for more than 50 years has closed down.

According to a number of posters across social media (including at least one worker at the place), Felicia's in Stoneham shut its doors for good over the weekend, with the Main Street eatery apparently closing at the end of business hours last night. The restaurant was known in part for its classic Italian-American fare such as shrimp scampi, lasagna, baked manicotti, ravioli, linguini carbonara, chicken parmigiana, and veal marsala, and the website mentions that it "has hosted entertainment celebrities, sport figures, politicians and tourists visiting the North End of Boston, and a multitude of neighbors and friends" over the years.

The address for this now-closed Italian dining spot in Stoneham was: Felicia's, 423 Main Street, Stoneham, MA, 02180. Its website is at https://www.feliciasofthenorthend.com/

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area



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<![CDATA[Beer Lover's Guide to New England]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:46 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Beer+Map+Photo.jpg

New England has over 300 breweries pouring some of the finest craft beers in the nation.

Use our interactive map to find their information and locations in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, so you can plan a visit and a taste.

A full list of breweries by state can also be found in the table below.

In the coming months, we'll be profiling craft brewers from around the region, illustrating what makes their particular beers great, how they got started, and their plans for the future. Have a taste and check back, as we'll be updating our collection often:

If you know of a new brewery opening in New England or want to share your experiences and photos, please email us at web@necn.com


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<![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: The Best of Boston's Food Trucks]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:51:20 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Stoked+Pizza+Main.jpg

When it comes to delicious street food, Boston has it all. Locals and tourists alike have countless options for food trucks, serving up staples like pizza and tacos and meals that break the typical food truck mold, like porchetta and specialty dumplings.

Food Truck Friday will showcase the best of the Boston food trucks.

Every Friday at noon, just in time for your lunch break, NBCBoston.com will feature a new truck and what it brings to the table.

Below you can find all of the trucks we've covered so far, as well as links to photo galleries and additional content:

The crew at Fresh Food Generation has a mission to bring affordable food to Boston's underserved communities.

The food of Sheherazad comes straight from Baghdad. The owners pride themselves on using plenty of aromatic spices.

The Dining Car aims to feature food inspired by dishes around the world. The owners also helped start up the food truck program in Boston.

You might have seen Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese on the Food Network show, "The Great Food Truck Race." Their grilled cheese and truffle fries make for a perfect lunch.

Melissa Gale's family recipe has helped to create Cookie Monstah, where plenty of fresh cookies and ice cream flavors await.

You'll find some incredible jerk chicken at the Jamaica Mi Hungry truck.

Bon Me is one of the most famous trucks in Boston, with many trucks on the road and some restaurants.

North East of the Border focuses on authentic Mexican street food. You'll absolutely want to check out their tacos.

Want to try a new spin on a burger? Riceburg will cook up their feature dish, an Asian rice bowl in the form of a burger.

The crew of the Shuck Truck says they have the best lobster roll in New England. You be the judge.

Pennypackers has something you won't find on other trucks, porchetta, an Italian pork roast that takes three days to make.

The Roving Lunchbox cooks delicious meals into easy-to-eat pastries. Check out their website.

Chik Chak features Mediterranean food and claims to have some of the best falafel this side of the Atlantic.

With more than a dozen fresh cookie and ice cream options, Frozen Hoagies has thousands of possible combinations for your perfect ice cream sandwich.

You've probably tried a basic dumpling, but Moyzilla is anything but basic. Their unique flavors will change what you know about dumplings.

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza cooks some of the best food truck pizza in Boston with a wood stove on the truck. Click here to check out more.

Click here for more photos and details on Mei Mei Street Kitchen, which brings you Chinese food with an American twist.



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<![CDATA[Hub Picks: 20+ Fun Things to Do This Week in Boston]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:45:42 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/foliage818.jpg

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square

Stop by the Boston Public Market at Dewey Square Tuesdays and Thursdays for their outdoor farmers market on The Greenway offering farm fresh produce, meat, poultry, and eggs, milk and cheese, fish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty prepared foods from more than 20 New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue and High Street.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Indie Trivia at AERONAUT Brewing Company.

Every Tuesday AERONAUT opens up the taproom to a community of players and hosts to gather for trivia. The whole thing is completely independent with each week's questions and rounds conceived by crack players turned trivia-masters: the hosts (which change weekly). 8-11 p.m., AERONAUT Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Seaport Farmer’s Market

The first annual Seaport Farmer’s Market takes place on Seaport Common every Wednesday through Oct. 25. This seasonal market features four local producers including Stillman’s Farm meat & produce, Red’s Best seafood and Mamadou’s bread! 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Thursday, Oct. 19

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square

Stop by the Boston Public Market at Dewey Square Tuesdays and Thursdays for their outdoor farmers market on The Greenway offering farm fresh produce, meat, poultry, and eggs, milk and cheese, fish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty prepared foods from more than 20 New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue and High Street.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Friday, Oct. 20

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

HP Salem Equinox Halloween Ball

Stir up some magic for a night of wizarding wonders at HP Salem’s Equinox Halloween Ball tonight. Come in your finest Harry Potter-inspired costumes and you could walk away a winner for top wizarding looks and best overall non HP costume. Admission includes light snacks and cash bar. Tickets are $40. 7-10 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square, Salem.

Frightful Fridays: Spooky Tales in the Gore Mansion

Enjoy an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities inside the centuries-old Gore Mansion in Waltham. Adults tickets are $15. Members and children 12 and under are $10. 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Gore Mansion, 52 Gore Place, Waltham.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Saturday, Oct. 21

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, April 29 through Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 14th season of Boston’s largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians. Come visit the more than 150 vendors on hand. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 460 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour

Learn the history and life of chocolate, how high-end gourmet chocolates are created, and more with the Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour on Saturdays. The 2.5-hour walking tour highlights the Back Bay, boasting landmarks like Newbury Street, the Prudential Center and Copley Square. Some stops along the way include: a Swiss chocolatier famous for the Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle, a famous New England Ice Cream maker focused on Fair Trade chocolate, cupcakes, for the adventurous a chocolate covered cricket or chocolate worm, plus a few other surprises along the way. Advance tickets are required and the tour size is limited to 16. Tickets are $60. 10:15 a.m. and the tour meets at Gourmet Boutique, inside the Westin Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay, 10 Huntington Ave.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:20 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Dorchester Brewing Company Brewery Tours

Enjoy a brewery tour and learn about the brewing process at Dorchester Brewery Company every Saturday. To join, sign up in the Tap Room before the tour. Tours are limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Free, but visitors are asked to give a $5 cash donation to a local charity (College Bound, Horizons for Homeless Children or the Dorchester Historical Society). Noon to 3 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

It wouldn’t be Halloween without screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The popular cult classic features a live shadow cast by the Teseracte Players of Boston. Tickets are $10. 11:59 p.m., CinemaSalem, 1 E India Square Mall, Salem.

Sunday, Oct. 22

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, April 29 through Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 14th season of Boston’s largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians. Come visit the more than 150 vendors on hand. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 460 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Monday, Oct. 23

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Cityside Free Comedy Mondays

Enjoy free comedy every Monday night at Cityside Bar. CitySide Comedy Club brings you some of the best stand-up comics working today, along with frequent, surprise guests. Come join in the fun to see comedians who have performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more. There’s no cover charge and it is 21 plus. It’s first come, first seated, with standing room available if sold out. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. It’s Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square

Stop by the Boston Public Market at Dewey Square Tuesdays and Thursdays for their outdoor farmers market on The Greenway offering farm fresh produce, meat, poultry, and eggs, milk and cheese, fish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty prepared foods from more than 20 New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue and High Street.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Indie Trivia at AERONAUT Brewing Company.

Every Tuesday AERONAUT opens up the taproom to a community of players and hosts to gather for trivia. The whole thing is completely independent with each week's questions and rounds conceived by crack players turned trivia-masters: the hosts (which change weekly). 8-11 p.m., AERONAUT Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Seaport Farmer’s Market

The first annual Seaport Farmer’s Market takes place on Seaport Common every Wednesday through Oct. 25. This seasonal market features four local producers including Stillman’s Farm meat & produce, Red’s Best seafood and Mamadou’s bread! 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Diwali: The Festival of Lights at the MFA

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts tonight for lively music and dance performances, along with interactive artist demonstrations and an open mic to celebrate Diwali: The Festival of Lights. Visitors can also explore galleries highlighting South Asian art, do some sketching and make art with artist and educator Sunanda Sahay. Free admission begins at 4 pm; all Diwali events are free. 5-10 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square

Stop by the Boston Public Market at Dewey Square Tuesdays and Thursdays for their outdoor farmers market on The Greenway offering farm fresh produce, meat, poultry, and eggs, milk and cheese, fish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty prepared foods from more than 20 New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue and High Street.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Friday, Oct. 27

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

OctoberFest in Boston

Celebrate OctoberFest in Boston with beer, live music, activities and more today at the World Trade Center Concourse (Boulevard of Flags). Featured artists include the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Kongos and City of the Sun. Tickets start at $45. 4-10 p.m., Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston.

Frightful Fridays: Spooky Tales in the Gore Mansion

Enjoy an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities inside the centuries-old Gore Mansion in Waltham. Adults tickets are $15. Members and children 12 and under are $10. 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Gore Mansion, 52 Gore Place, Waltham.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Halloween Theme Public Skate

Grab your family and take your costumes to the ice tonight at the Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury where Halloween is the theme. Enjoy raffles, prizes and giveaways. Admission is $5, skate rentals are $5. 8-10 p.m. Jim Roche Community Ice Arena, 1275 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury.

Saturday, Oct. 28

The Boston Costume Dash 5K

Join thousands of costumed runners at the third annual Boston Costume Dash 5K. The race starts at Copley Square, finishing in Boston Common. (After the race stay for more fun with a party on the Common featuring a costume contest and free schwag. After that head on over to Harpoon-sponsored after-parties at a handful of local bars. Packet pickup and registration is from 7-8:30 a.m. Start time is 9 a.m., Copley Square, Boston.

SoWa Spooktacular

The final SoWa Open Market of the season closes with Boston’s biggest Halloween Party. Enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, magic shows, spooky cupcake decorating and the SoWa costume contest (complete with prizes in several categories) and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston. 

Grown-up Trick or Treat! Costumed Back Bay Chocolate Tour

It’s the weekend before Halloween so the Back Bay Chocolate Tour takes on a Halloween theme today with a special costumed addition as you creep your way through the Back Bay neighborhood. Costumes aren’t required, but are encouraged (we hear if you wear a costume you will be rewarded with extra treats and have the chance to win a grand prize for best costume). $50 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10 Huntington Ave., Boston.

Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo

Grab the family to trick-or-treat among the animals along the Franklin Park Zoo’s Trick-or-Treat Trail. Haunted happenings include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, a haunted maze and more. General admission for adults is $19.95, $16.95 for seniors, $13.95 for children ages 2 to 12 and children under 2 are free. This event is rain or shine 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:20 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Castle Island Association Halloween Celebration

Head on over to Fort Independence at Castle Island today for the Castle Island Association’s 35th Annual Halloween Celebration. Enjoy drinks and snacks, tour the magic castle and more. Costumes are encouraged and children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free. Noon to 4 p.m., Castle Island, 2010 Day Boulevard, Boston.

End of Season Party: Pumpkin Palooza at The Lawn on D

Head on over to The Lawn on D for its last special family event of the season – Pumpkin Palooza. Enjoy Halloween-themed activities for all ages, live music, costume contest, pumpkin carvings, train rides and more. Noon to 8 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Dorchester Brewing Company Brewery Tours

Enjoy a brewery tour and learn about the brewing process at Dorchester Brewery Company every Saturday. To join, sign up in the Tap Room before the tour. Tours are limited to the first 10 people to sign up. Free, but visitors are asked to give a $5 cash donation to a local charity (College Bound, Horizons for Homeless Children or the Dorchester Historical Society). Noon to 3 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

Grown up Trick or Treat! Costumed South End Chocolate Tour

Cocoa Beantown chocolate tours come to the South End today with a Halloween themed costumed addition as you creep your way through the neighborhood. Costumes aren’t required, but are encouraged (we hear if you wear a costume you will be rewarded with extra treats and have the chance to win a grand prize for best costume). $50. 2-4:30 p.m., Code 10, 1638 Washington St., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Sunday, Oct. 29

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, April 29 through Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 14th season of Boston’s largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians. Come visit the more than 150 vendors on hand. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 460 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo

Grab the family to trick-or-treat among the animals along the Franklin Park Zoo’s Trick-or-Treat Trail. Haunted happenings include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, a haunted maze and more. General admission for adults is $19.95, $16.95 for seniors, $13.95 for children ages 2 to 12 and children under 2 are free. This event is rain or shine 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Castle Island Association Halloween Celebration

Head on over to Fort Independence at Castle Island today for the Castle Island Association’s 35th Annual Halloween Celebration. Enjoy drinks and snacks, tour the magic castle and more. Costumes are encouraged and children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free. Noon to 4 p.m., Castle Island, 2010 Day Boulevard, Boston.

Halloween Theme Public Skate

Grab your family and take your costumes to the ice tonight at the Jim Roche Community Ice Arena in West Roxbury where Halloween is the theme. Enjoy raffles, prizes and giveaways. Admission is $5, skate rentals are $5. 2-4 p.m. Jim Roche Community Ice Arena, 1275 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Monday, Oct. 30

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Cityside Free Comedy Mondays

Enjoy free comedy every Monday night at Cityside Bar. CitySide Comedy Club brings you some of the best stand-up comics working today, along with frequent, surprise guests. Come join in the fun to see comedians who have performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more. There’s no cover charge and it is 21 plus. It’s first come, first seated, with standing room available if sold out. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. It’s Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton.

Tuesday, Oct. 31 

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square

Stop by the Boston Public Market at Dewey Square Tuesdays and Thursdays for their outdoor farmers market on The Greenway offering farm fresh produce, meat, poultry, and eggs, milk and cheese, fish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty prepared foods from more than 20 New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue and High Street.

Harpoon Brewery Tours

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes are Harpoon Brewery? Guided tours take place daily and give visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. Monday through Friday, tours start on the hour. On Saturday, tours run every 20 minutes and on Sundays, they run every 30 minutes. As part of the tour, all visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under 16.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Indie Trivia at AERONAUT Brewing Company.

Every Tuesday AERONAUT opens up the taproom to a community of players and hosts to gather for trivia. The whole thing is completely independent with each week's questions and rounds conceived by crack players turned trivia-masters: the hosts (which change weekly). 8-11 p.m., AERONAUT Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville.

Thuesday, Nov. 21

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. 7:30 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Friday, Nov. 24

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. Perfomances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Saturday, Nov. 25

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Sunday, Nov. 26

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Tuesday, Nov. 28

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. 7:30 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. 7:30 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Thursday, Nov. 30

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Friday, Dec. 1

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. 8 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Saturday, Dec. 2

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

Sunday, Dec. 3

“The Color Purple” at the Shubert Theatre

The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival “The Color Purple,” comes to the Shubert Theatre Nov. 21 to Dec. 3. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Tickets start at $48. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. 

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<![CDATA[Line Dancing At Loretta's]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:05:51 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*124/line+dancing.png

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford heads to Loretta's Last call to get a lesson in line dancing.

For more information visit:

Loretta's Last Call

https://www.lorettaslastcall.com/

1 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA

(617) 421-9595

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<![CDATA[Kicking It With The New England Revolution]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:37:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Kicking_it_With_The_New_England_Revolution.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford takes on the New England Revolution to see if he has what it takes to hang with major league soccer players.

For More Information Visit:

www.revolutionsoccer.net/

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<![CDATA[Apple Picking at Shelburne Orchards]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:14:55 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Apple_Picking_at_Shelburne_Orchards.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Vermont to Shelburne Orchards for a day of apple picking.

For more information visit:

Shelburne Orchards

www.shelburneorchards.com/

216 Orchard Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482

(802) 985-2753





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<![CDATA[This Is the Best Sandwich in Massachusetts]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:35:59 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/209*120/cuttys1anthonytieuli.jpg

And the winner is...

The Daily Meal has named the best sandwich in every state, and the Spuckie at Cutty's in Brookline Village is their choice for Massachusetts.

The 18-seat sandwich shop has been around since 2010, and is pretty well known in these parts. Their meats are all-natural and are roasted on site. Eggs and dairy come from local farms, and their chips, salads, pickles, sauces and more are made in-house.

Owners Rachel and Charles Kelsey trained at the famed Culinary Institute of America and have 40 years of combined cooking experience, their website says. They met, fell in love, and got married while working at America’s Test Kitchen, where they were editors/test cooks for five years before opening Cutty’s.

For those who haven't been there, you might be wondering what exactly is in a Spuckie. It's a combination of fennel salami, hot capicola, mortadella, mozarella and olive-carrot salad on ciabatta. A small one will run you $5.95, while a large is $10.95.



Photo Credit: Anthony Tieuli]]>
<![CDATA[Former Cop Finds Massive Success With Donut Shop]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:37:23 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000009602159.JPG

A former full-time police officer is finding massive success with his donut shop "Donut Love" in North Hampton, New Hampshire. His donuts usually sell out in hours.]]>
<![CDATA[Beauty Buzz: Flawless Face]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:14:47 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Flawless_Face.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi meets up with makeup artist extraordinaire Janet Choup to learn a few tricks to get a flawless face this fall.

To learn more of Janet's tricks and see her work, visit www.janetchoup.com/. ]]>
<![CDATA[Harvesting Honey in Boston's Seaport District]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:37:49 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Harvesting_Honey_in_Boston_s_Seaport_District.jpg

It is no secret Boston's Seaport District is buzzing, but it's not just from the construction and foot traffic. One hotel's rooftop is home to 1 million bees.]]>
<![CDATA[The Best Pizza in America is Right Here in New England]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:38:52 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/216*120/portland8.jpg

Photo Credit: Diane Peacock/Flickr]]>
<![CDATA[Bon Me, Pavement Coffeehouse Plan to Open in Harvard Square]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:06:57 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/bon+me+1012.jpg

Last month, we reported that a local group of bakery-cafes was planning to open a location in a  Cambridge building that is currently undergoing a large-scale transformation. Now we have learned that two more local spots could be opening there as well.

According to a Harvard Square Advisory Committee page, Bon Me and Pavement Coffeehouse are both looking to open within Harvard University's Smith Campus Center on Mass. Ave., with the proposed outlets joining a location of Swissbakers if all goes as planned. A meeting with the Harvard Square Advisory Committee is taking place on October 23 to discuss both Board of Zoning Appeal cases, while the BZA is expected to hear the cases on October 26.

Bon Me is a group of Vietnamese food trucks and brick-and-mortar eateries at Boston Public Market, the Back Bay, Fort Point, Fresh Pond and Kendall Square in Cambridge, and Chestnut Square in Chestnut Hill;  Pavement Coffeehouse has six locations in Boston, including in the Back Bay, the Fenway, by BU, and in Allston.

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

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[ In The Kitchen With Chef Daniel Boulud]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:55:35 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/In_The_Kitchen_With_Chef_Daniel_Boulud.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi cooks up a delicious pastry made from scratch with Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud.

For More Information Visit:

Bar Boulud Boston


www.barboulud.com/boston/

776 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

(617) 535-8800



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<![CDATA[Pancho's Cantina to Open in Wilmington]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:29:11 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Panchos+1012.jpg

A Mexican restaurant is on its way to an area by Route 93 that has very few full-service dining options.

According to a Craigslist job post, Pancho's Cantina is opening in Wilmington and is now hiring for a variety of positions as it gets ready to open "soon." The post says that the Ballardvale Street eatery will feature Cal-Mex fare along with cocktails, while an earlier Wilmington Apple article mentioned that one of the principal owners (Elisandro "Dan" Chavez) is also one of the people behind Casa Blanca in Andover and North Andover.

Currently, the only dining options in the immediate area (Route 125 near the Route 93 exit) are takeout/counter service spots including Subway, Dunkin' Donuts, Sweet Pizza, and Modash Cafe.

The address for this upcoming Mexican restaurant in Wilmington is: Pancho's Cantina, 206 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, MA, 01887.

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Beta Burger Shut Down Due to Permitting Issue]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:54:08 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/185*120/Beta+burger.PNG

A burger spot in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood has been shut down by the city, and it is not known when it might reopen.

Eater Boston is reporting (via an Instagram post from the place) that Beta Burger in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood is temporarily closed, as the licensing board made the decision late this summer to shut the Tremont Street eatery because it failed to renew its common victualler license. The Instagram post shows a note that says "Since opening in 2015 we have had problems getting our final permit from the City of Boston and this Friday August 18th, the City decided to shut us down. Now this may suck temporarily but we are working very hard to sort this out and get back up and running as soon as possible." EB says that Beta Burger had actually been closed down by the city on August 8 for failure to renew the license, with owner Adrian Wong stating that he "had every intention to renew the license but just couldn't get it done fast enough." No representatives for the dining spot showed up at the August 8 hearing--which was supposed to discuss both the common victualler license and an expired temporary inspection certificate--according to the article. (Wong mentions that getting a permanent certificate has been a problem because of an issue in the restaurant's electrical room.)

A disciplinary hearing is expected to take place on October 24, where a decision could be made on whether the city will allow Beta Burger to open back up again.

The address for Beta Burger is 1437 Tremont Street, Boston (Roxbury Crossing), MA, 02120. The website for the restaurant can be found at https://www.betaburger.co

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Burgers from Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Alcove to Open at Lovejoy Wharf in Boston]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:49:01 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/182*120/lovejoy+1012.jpg

A familiar name within the Boston restaurant scene is going to be opening his very own dining spot, and it will be on a section of the waterfront that has few dining options.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli is planning to open Alcove at Lovejoy Wharf, which is a residential building near where the North End and the West End meet. The post says that few details are known about the upcoming restaurant other than the possibility that it will open in the spring of 2018, so stay tuned for updates as they come in.

Schlesinger-Guidelli, who is the nephew of restaurateur Chris Schlesinger, has worked at such places as East Coast Grill in Cambridge and the Back Eddy in Westport (both of which were founded by his uncle) along with Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square and Craigie on Main in Cambridge, and he was also a consultant for the opening of Pagu in Cambridge as well.

Lovejoy Wharf is located near the intersection of Causeway Street and N Washington Street, just east of TD Garden and North Station.

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Adopt A Pet At MSPCA Boston]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:36:38 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Adopt_A_Pet_At_MSPCA_Boston.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford Stopped by the MSPCA-Angell to help find homes for animals in need.

For more information on these animals visit:

MSPCA-ANGELL

www.mspca.org/

350 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130

(617) 522-7282

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<![CDATA[Caffe Nero to Open in Concord]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:39:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/caffenero1.jpg

A rapidly-growing chain of European-style coffee places continues to expand into the Greater Boston area, with a new outlet now being planned for an historic town west of the city.

According to a post from Linear Retail, Caffe Nero is going to be opening in Concord Center, moving into a space by the corner of Main Street and Walden Street. Once it opens, the new coffeehouse will join a number of locations in and around Boston, though this will only be the fourth between Route 128 and Route 495 (the others being in Wellesley, Reading, and Andover).

If all goes as planned, Caffe Nero in Concord could debut sometime in the first quarter of 2018.

The address for the upcoming Caffe Nero in Concord Center is 55-57 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742. The website for the chain can be found at https://www.caffenero.com/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Items from Bakeries and Pastry Shops in the Boston Area and Beyond



Photo Credit: Caffe Nero]]>
<![CDATA[Gluten Free Bites in Boston]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:39:12 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Gluten_Free_Bites_in_Boston.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi meets up with the founder of NOBREAD to try some restaurants in Boston that are serving up gluten-free meals.

For more information visit:

nobread.com/

Restaurants Featured:

Toro Boston

www.toro-restaurant.com/

by Chloe.

eatbychloe.com

Mother Juice

www.motherjuice.com/]]>
<![CDATA[Olivia's Bistro to Open in the Nonantum Section of Newton]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:33:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Homemade+Pasta+Os+1200.jpg

An Italian restaurant is on its way to a Newton neighborhood, and it looks like it may have a connection to a nearby pub.

According to a Craigslist job post, Olivia's Bistro is planning to open on Adams Street in Nonantum, with the address indicating that it will move into the space at the corner of Watertown Street where Ginger Root had been. An earlier Patch article had mentioned that the manager of the eatery will be Brian O'Toole and the parent company is Roche Inc.; a check on the latter via the opencorporates.com site shows that the person behind the restaurant is Jessica Roche, who is presumably the same Jessica Roche who is one of the owners of the nearby West Street Tavern & Restaurant, according to a Facebook post.

The Craigslist post says that Olivia's Bistro will offer antipasti, insalate, house-made pasta, grilled meats and fish, and Neapolitan wood-fired pizza.

The address for this upcoming Italian dining spot in Nonantum is: Olivia's Bistro, 136 Adams Street, Newton, MA, 02458.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond



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<![CDATA[Meet the 150 Finalists for 2017’s 50 on Fire]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:42:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/281*120/50onfire.jpg

Once a year, we task ourselves with the job of highlighting the most impactful group of individuals and companies in Boston tech and innovation. Not an easy task, given the fact that Boston is stacked with talent. We have an abundance of thinkers, drinkers, dreamers, students, entrepreneurs, yo-pros, doctors, engineers and more. Thankfully, our editorial team, a committee of judges and your nominations makes it much easier to determine who has been on “fire” in 2017. For our sixth year of 50 on Fire, we have received, far and beyond the most nominations ever.

Take note: This isn’t your typical rankings list where companies and individuals have to be under a certain age, in a very specific role or even a well-defined box. We’re purely going off of impact in 2017 for each company and individual’s given industry. We carefully considered every nomination, from two-person design shops to behemoths that just moved to Boston (hi, Reebok). 50 on Fire is a reflection of Boston’s innovation community, a collection of people and organizations in different roles, stages and categories who are making an impact on this city. Setting it on fire, if you will.

Below are your city’s 150 finalists for this year’s event, broken up into 11 categories: civic/social impact, design, food and drink, education, retail/ecommerce, health and medicine, marketing and advertising, professional services, sports and fitness, investment, and technology.

Our judges have until the end of October to pick the winners, which we’ll reveal via a video announcement (not via self-indulgent speeches). We’ll also be honoring one company or individual each category of winners with the new Inno Blazer award. See you all at 50 on Fire at the Revere Hotel, Liberty Hall, on November 9th. Tickets are on sale now. Buy tickets here.

Civic/Social Impact Finalists: We looked for the game changers in our community who are making a lasting local and global impact with their work. These are the catalysts for change, socially, economically and environmentally, that are on fire this year.

Design Finalists: From awe-inspiring architecture and innovative public gathering spaces to 3D printing and digital design, these individuals and organizations are creating a better future for our city and its residents.

Retail/ecommerce Finalists: Boston is home to some of the most innovative brands in the industry. They are shaping the way we buy and sell goods within our community through new consumer concepts.

Food & Drink Finalists: Food and restaurant technologies are burgeoning in Boston. They’re on their way to establishing new ways that we shop, consume, pay and think about food.

Education Finalists:You told us who made their mark on the university and edtech scene this year and we did our best to listen. Nominations included professors, university accelerators and education technologies.

Health & Medicine Finalists:This year, we decided to focus on digital health companies, individuals and initiatives that are tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Marketing & Advertising Finalists: With the extreme growth in adtech, marketing technologies and agency work in Boston, it will be difficult to determine who deserves honors in this category.

Investment Finalists: Boston is now a major hub for investors—from individual angels to heavily backed venture firms— there is no shortage of deal flow in Boston.

Sport & Fitness Finalists: Boston is the hub for all things sports and fitness related – not to mention, the sneaker capital of the world. From health and wellness technologies to household fitness brands – we are looking for new trends in the industry.

Professional Services Finalists: Offering customized knowledge-based services and technology products to clients is essential to building the local businesses around Boston. This includes law firms, tech services, real estate agencies and more. These companies are helping lead the pack.

Technology: New startups and public tech anchors have made Boston a spot on the tech map that cannot be missed. Here are the Boston-based tech companies that have a chance to become part of this year’s 50 on Fire.

Want to be in the room for the big 50 on Fire reveal? Snag your tickets to the main event on Nov. 9th to catch the premiere of the high-octane video announcing the winners, and celebrate with some of Boston’s top influencers.

Thank you to our 50 on Fire Sponsors 

                    

If you are interested in being a 50 on Fire Sponsor contact us.



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<![CDATA[In The Kitchen At Scampo]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:41:21 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/In_The_Kitchen_At_Scampo.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Scampo in Boston's Liberty Hotel where she learns about food, history and family roots.

For More Information Visit:

Scampo Boston

scampoboston.com/

215 Charles St. Boston, MA 02114

(617) 536-2100

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<![CDATA[Mooyah Burgers, Fries and Shakes to Open in Downtown Boston]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:31:17 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/165*120/MOOYAH-Cheeseburger.png

A small but growing Texas-based burger chain is going to be opening its second location in Boston--and this one will replace an Italian eatery in the downtown area.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes is planning to open on Tremont Street (across from Boston Common) in the Ziti's Italian Express space, with the locations page on the chain's website confirming that it is indeed "coming soon." Once it opens, the new location of Mooyah will join another spot on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain as well as others in Billerica and Northborough. (Another outlet in Berlin will also be opening at some point.)

In late 2015, we had mentioned that Mooyah was planning to open approximately 20 locations in the Greater Boston area over the next several years, though it is not known if these plans are still in place.

Ziti's Italian Express first opened in March of 2015, replacing an outlet of UBurger.

The address for this upcoming burger spot in downtown Boston is: Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes, 140 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02111. The website for the chain can be found at https://www.mooyah.com/

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Burgers from Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Percival Brewing Company Opens in Norwood]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:29:46 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/percival.jpg

A contract brewer that got its start in Dorchester has opened its very own brewery in the southwest suburbs of Boston.

Eater Boston is reporting (via the Craft Beer Boston site) that Percival Brewing Company is now open in Norwood, with the Morse Street space including a taproom that currently offers a pale ale, an oatmeal stout, and more. The business, which was founded in 2011, introduced its beers two years later and has been outsourcing its operations to a regional brewer up until now.

The address for Percival Brewing Company is 83 Morse Street, Norwood, MA, 02062. Its website can be found at https://www.percivalbeercompany.com/

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Good Places to Get Beer in the Boston Area



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<![CDATA[Opening Date Set For Wegmans in Medford]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:06:38 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Wegmans-AP_100527034019.jpg

A new Wegmans location is set to open its doors in Medford, Massachusetts in November.

Wegmans Food Markets announced that the newest grocery store location at Meadow Glen on the north side of Mystic Valley Parkway at Locust Street will open on Sunday, Nov. 5.

A Wegmans is also scheduled to open at the Natick Mall this spring.

These locations will join existing stores in Burlington, Chestnut Hill, Northborough and Westwood

A Wegmans location was also planned for Boston’s Fenway area, but development came to a halt in December.



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<![CDATA[Poke Bento and Beard Papa's Open in the Back Bay]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:46:24 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Beard+106.jpg

Earlier this year, we reported that a new dining spot featuring an increasingly trendy food was coming to Boston's Back Bay, and now we learned that it has opened its doors--and it has also teamed up with a place that serves a much different kind of food.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Poke Bento is now open in the former Samurai space on Boylston Street, and it is also home to a location of Beard Papa's as well. The former--as indicated before--features poke, which is a Hawaiian raw fish salad, while the latter features what the place calls the "world's best cream puffs." This appears to be the first location of Poke Bento, while Beard Papa's (which is a chain based in Japan) can be found in Chinatown and Allston.

EB says that a grand opening for Poke Bento and Beard Papa's will be taking place at some point, but in the meantime, both are open to the public.

The address for Poke Bento and Beard Papa's in the Back Bay is 827 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Poke Bento Plans to Open in Former Samurai Space in Boston's Back Bay

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<![CDATA[The Scene: Live Production of 'PJ Masks' in Boston]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:08:34 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/The_Scene__Live_Production_of__PJ_Masks__in_Boston.jpg

Kids show sensation PJ Masks comes to Boston. Jackie Bruno goes behind the scenes with two young fans to see how the show makes a difference in their lives.]]>
<![CDATA[East Regiment Brewing Company Planning to Open in Salem]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:52:25 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/179*120/East+Regiment+106.jpg

Yet another new microbrewery may be on its way to the Greater Boston area, with this one looking to open on the North Shore.

According to a couple of sources, East Regiment Brewing Company is planning to open in Salem, with a Facebook post from the Salem Digest confirming this, showing that the brewery hopes to open on Church Street in the downtown section of the city. The post says that the business would include a tasting room with outdoor seating, while the brewery itself would be in the basement of the building which also includes Nick's Firehouse Coffee Shop. The note says that all existing businesses in the building (including Nick's) would remain open.

Currently, Salem is home to one brewery--Notch--as well as a cider company called Far From The Tree.

The address for the proposed East Regiment Brewing Company is 30 Church Street, Salem, MA, 01970.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Good Places to Get Beer in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Nunzio's Pizzeria in Downtown Boston Is Closing]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:50:27 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Nunzios+106.jpg

A pizza spot in the heart of Boston is soon going to be shutting its doors for good.

According to a Twitter post from @mariebmorris, Nunzio's Pizzeria on State Street is closing October 31, with a note out front thanking its customers for their patronage over the years. A message from the place confirms that it will indeed be shutting down at the end of the month, though it is not known exactly why the place is closing.

Nunzio's is known in part for its specialty pizzas along with its breakfast dishes and soups, salads, and sandwiches. The dining spot first opened approximately 10 years ago.

The address for this soon-to-close eatery in downtown Boston is: Nunzio's Pizzeria, 195 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Bar and Grill in Brighton May Be Demolished]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:37:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/194*120/IMG_3933.22791201_std.jpg

It looks like yet another old-school Boston bar could be torn down and replaced with condos.

According to an article from Universal Hub, developers have filed plans to demolish the Lincoln Bar and Grill and an office building next to it and build a new structure that would include 82 condominiums. The Lincoln Street watering hole first opened in early 2014, replacing a dive bar called Hogan's Run which had been in business for more than 30 years.

If the plans are approved and the Lincoln Bar and Grill does disappear, it would be one of a number of neighborhood bars in Boston to shut down over the past several years, including the Castlebar in Brighton, Dempsey's in Hyde Park, the Williams Tavern, Aces High, the Cornerstone Pub, Kiley's, and the Quencher Tavern in South Boston, Centre Bar and the Lower Mills Pub in Dorchester, and the West Roxbury Pub in West Roxbury.

The address for the Lincoln Bar and Grill is 8 Lincoln Street, Brighton, MA, 02135.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Good Places to Get Beer in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Eugene O'Neill's in Jamaica Plain Has Closed]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:26:15 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/187*120/Eug+106.PNG

A laid-back Irish pub and restaurant in Jamaica Plain has very quietly shut down.

According to a tweet from @john_godfrey, Eugene O'Neill's in the Forest Hills section of JP is no longer in business, with a sign out front showing that the space is now for lease. A Twitter reply from @02130News confirms its closure, saying that a person at Napper Tandy's in Roslindale (which is under the same ownership) mentioned that the dining and drinking spot has been closed since Saturday.

Eugene O'Neill's first opened its doors in September of 2012, moving into the space where Griffin's Cafe had once been. In addition to its connection with Napper Tandy's in Roslindale, it was also affiliated with other Napper Tandy's pubs in Norwood, Millis, and Walpole.

The address for this now-closed pub in Jamaica Plain was: Eugene O'Neill's, 3700 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130. The website for the Napper Tandy's pubs can be found at https://nappertandyspubs.com/

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<![CDATA[Traveling Back In Time At King Richard's Faire]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:57:57 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Traveling_Back_In_Time_At_King_Richards_Faire.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford takes us back in time at the King Richards Faire and tries his hand at some 16th Century fun.

For more information visit:

King Richard's Faire

235 Main St, Carver, MA 02330

kingrichardsfaire.net/]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Dunkin' Donuts Axing Some Doughnuts From Menu]]>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:49:24 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-118817082.jpg

There have been lots of recent changes to Dunkin' Donuts' menu recently in some places, and now the company is reportedly looking to ax some of its doughnut varieties.

WJAR reports they were told by Dunkin' that the company is making the move in order to improve quality.

With changes taking effect by the end of October, some stores will lose up to six flavors.

It's unclear which flavors will be retired; however, WJAR reports the company will keep new flavors such as "Maple Bacon."

The company started eliminating other menu options in August, including afternoon sandwiches, certain muffins and some bagel flavors.

The menu changes were announced around the same time the company announced its customer traffic slowed in U.S. stores during 2017's second quarter.



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<![CDATA[Chicken & Rice Guys Food Trucks Return to the Road]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:04:31 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/chicken21.jpg

Earlier this year, a local group of food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants shut down after several cases of E. coli were reported, though the restaurants soon reopened while the trucks remained off the road. Now we have learned that the trucks are back in business.

According to an article from Eater Boston, the Chicken & Rice Guys are up and running once again, approximately a half year after being shut down along with their restaurants in downtown Boston, Allston, and Medford, which reopened in late April (a couple of weeks after the outbreak). The post mentions that new cleanliness protections are now in place for the trucks, including the use of antibacterial lights that show any possible surface contamination.

EB says that the Chicken & Rice Guys trucks are in Boston and Burlington starting this week.

The website for Chicken & Rice Guys is at https://cnrguys.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
E. coli Outbreak Shuts Down All Locations of Chicken & Rice Guys
Chicken & Rice Guys Restaurants Open Again After Passing Inspection; Trucks Remain Off the Road

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<![CDATA[Chick-Fil-A-Lovers Camp Out For 365 Days of Free Chicken]]>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:50:03 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/202*120/Chik+Fil+A+Opening.PNG

Chick-Fil-A had chicken lovers in Dedham, Massachusetts, camped out overnight, waiting for a chance to get a chicken biscuit.

“Where's your tent? We can camp out together,” is what Chris Sumner told us his wife said when she found out there’s a chance they could win free food from the restaurant.

Chris Sumner joined just a little over 80 people winning free Chick-Fil-A for a year in celebration of the new Dedham location opening its doors. “I got here at 4pm. I got here at 8pm and my wife won all of the competitions they had. She won the lip syncing contest,” Chris and Katani Sumner told us.

Chick-Fil-A employees kept the crowd entertained, while many just slept in tents and waited for the moment for the cowbells to ring. That was the signal the doors were officially open.

“Totally worth it. Second time I've done this,” Sawyer Wellman told us.

The winners will get a free meal once a week for 52 weeks.

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<![CDATA[New Massachusetts Brewery Has Old World Feel]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:31 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Silvaticus+Brewery.JPG

Silvaticus Brewery just opened in Amesbury, Massachusetts, but already it's a huge hit!

"It's not an accident that we’re here. Amesbury is a beer town. I’ve always said a beer town without a brewery — that’s not the case anymore," said Mark Zappasodi, one of the co-founders.

Zappasodi started the new brew house with his long time beer buddy Jason Bullen. Both shared a love of European influenced beers, specifically traditional pilsners, farmhouse ales, and lagers.

"We want to have a more old world feel," said Bullen. That feel also extends to their brewery design. There are no TV's in the brewery on purpose.

"We wanted to take that away and force people into conversation a little bit more," said Zappasodi.

The brewery doesn’t have a full kitchen, but they do offer small bites. Everything from locally sourced cheeses, meats, soft preztels, and whoopee pies.

You won't find Silvaticus beer in stores yet, but customers can take home "crowlers" canned in house. They're 32 ounces of beer, which are overfilled to ensure a tight seal, and freshness.

Silvaticus Brewery is located at 9 Water St. in Amesbury.

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<![CDATA[Starting Strong]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:42:43 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Starting_Strong.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi meets up with the strong woman behind the Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women. Dusty Rhodes started the race 41 years ago as a celebration of women's fitness.

This year's race will take place on Monday, October 9th. For more information about the race and how you can register, visit www.thp10k.com/.

For more of Ali Barton's story, check out her book, "Against Doctor's Orders."]]>
<![CDATA[Boston-Area Tacos We Can’t Stop Thinking About]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:59:20 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/TaqueriaElAmigoTaco.jpgIn honor of National Taco Day, here are some of our favorite tacos in the Boston area.

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<![CDATA[Where Boston Students Like to Go, According to Lyft]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:40 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-56900968.png

You, who crave to know things that only people receiving money for the laborious task of crunching numbers and fooling with Abacuses and stewing newts and whatever else it takes to conjure up a witches hell-broth of usable information do, are about to read a list.

Again, this is a list.

Now that you’re well aware of that, anyone still here can scroll on down to this roster of top spots around the college universe contained in the Hub as deemed by rideshare darling Lyft. They’ve analyzed the intel and identified the key drop off/pick up destinations around Northeastern, Harvard, UMass, Suffolk and Tufts, looking at everything from pizza joints to bars and dinner date spots, retail and so forth.


BOSTON COLLEGE

Top Pizza Place: Agoro’s Pizza Bar & Grill Brighton

Top Supermarket: Wegmans

Top Bar/Brewery: The White Horse Tavern

Top Retail Location: The Shops at Chestnut Hill

Top Breakfast Spot: Johnny’s Luncheonette

Top Dinner Spot: Barcelona Wine Bar Brookline

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Top Pizza Place: University Grill & Pizza

Top Supermarket: Whole Foods Market

Top Bar/Brewery: Tavern In The Square

Top Retail Location: Prudential Tower

Top Breakfast Spot: Eastern Standard

Top Dinner Spot: The Cheesecake Factory

MIT

Top Pizza Place: Blaze Pizza

Top Supermarket: Trader Joe’s

Top Bar/Brewery: Aeronaut Brewing Company

Top Retail Location: Cambridge Side Galleria

Top Breakfast Spot: The Friendly Toast

Top Dinner Spot: Santouka Hokkaido Ramen

SUFFOLK

Top Pizza Place: Regina Pizza

Top Supermarket: Star Market

Top Bar/Brewery: Boston Beer Works

Top Retail Location: Cambridge Side Galleria

Top Breakfast Spot: F B Luncheonette

Top Dinner Spot: Causeway Restaurant & Bar

NORTHEASTERN

Top Pizza Place: Blaze Pizza

Top Supermarket: Star Market

Top Bar/Brewery: Yard House

Top Retail Location: Target

Top Breakfast Spot: Thorton’s

Top Dinner Spot: The Cheesecake Factory

UMASS

Top Pizza Place: Regina Pizzeria

Top Supermarket: Star Market

Top Bar/Brewery: Lincoln Tavern

Top Retail Location: Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Top Breakfast Spot: Mc Kenna’s Cafe

Top Dinner Spot: Porto

HARVARD

Top Pizza Place: OTTO

Top Supermarket: Trader Joe’s

Top Bar/Brewery: John Harvard’s

Top Retail Location: Cambridge Side Galleria

Top Breakfast Spot: The Friendly Toast

Top Dinner Spot: The Sinclair

TUFTS

Top Pizza Place: Oath Craft Pizza

Top Supermarket: Whole Foods Market

Top Bar/Brewery: The Pub

Top Retail Location: Cambridge Side Galleria

Top Breakfast Spot: Foundry on Elm

Top Dinner Spot: Ball Square Cafe

BRANDEIS

Top Pizza Place: Bertucci’s

Top Supermarket: Hannaford Supermarket

Top Bar/Brewery: Michael J’s

Top Retail Location: Natick Mall

Top Breakfast Spot: In A Pickle Restaurant

Top Dinner Spot: Mulan Taiwanese Restaurant

(Image via flickr)



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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Nevins Farm]]>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:55:58 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Clear_the_Shetlers_at_Nevins_Farm.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford heads to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm to meet some farm animals looking for a home.

For more information:

MSPCA at Nevins Farm

400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844

(978) 687-74533 x6101

www.mspca.org/adoption-centers/nevins-farm-adoption-center/





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<![CDATA[Skeleton Key to Open at MarketStreet Lynnfield]]>Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:15:51 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/235*120/Skeleton+103.JPG

A new spot that features food, drink, and "escape rooms" is on its way to a mixed-use development north of Boston.

According to its website, Skeleton Key is planning to open at MarketStreet Lynnfield, with the place being "part bar & lounge and part museum-of-curiosities," offering physical adventure games where groups of players try to solve a series of puzzles before time runs out. The site mentions that beer, wine, and craft cocktails will be offered at the upcoming spot, and it will also have a kitchen that serves lighter fare. It is not yet known when Skeleton Key might open, so keep checking back for updates.

MarketStreet Lynnfield, which is located near the intersection of Routes 128/95 and Walnut Street, currently has a number of dining and drinking options, including Davio's, Fat Biscuit, Otto Pizza, Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Yard House, and more.

The website for Skeleton Key can be found at https://skeleton-key.com

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[19 Events Worth Checking Out in October]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:45:29 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/october1.jpg

You know that Onion article about “Mr. Autumn Man?” Yeah, that’s me. You can keep Summer because Fall is by far my favorite season in Boston. Football is back, you can start wearing multiple players and/or puffy vests, and cider donuts become an acceptable meal for breakfast. For October I found 19 great events to attend, and a lot of them hit the above themes for which I hold so dear. So sit back, grab a cup of mulled wine, and I’ll see you out and about — right after I jump into this pile of leaves.

Topsfield Fair

Through October 9 — Open daily at 10 a.m. — Topsfield, Mass. — It doesn’t get more Autumnal than this. In its 199th year, the Fair has grown from a simple agricultural showcase into a fried food extravaganza that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Although the food stalls and turkey legs are the highlights for me, there are also 4-H competitions for your relatives from the country, adorable animals for the kids, and live music for everyone. Featured acts this year include Cassadee Pope and the Village People. Leave plenty of time for traffic on Route 1. $9.

Cambridge 5K — Octoberfest

October 1 — 9:30 a.m. — CambridgeSide — All running abilities are welcome at this 5K that takes you around and through Kendall Square, finishing at the mall formerly known as the CambridgeSide Galleria. (When did they change that?) Registration includes a race shirt and, in keeping with the season, beer from Jacob Wirth, and other local breweries. Proceeds will benefit local non-profits. $50.

SoWa’s Second Annual Fashion Show

October 1 — 1 p.m. — 450 Harrison Ave. — For the second straight year, the folks behind the weekly SoWa Open Market will help kick off Boston Fashion Week with an outdoor fashion show that will feature SoWa Art + Design District designers and retailers. Two shows will take place at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on a catwalk constructed on the district’s iconic Thayer St. Free.

Official Opening Night of Boston Fashion Week

October 1 — 7 p.m. — Explorateur, 186 Tremont St. — Speaking of Fashion Week, the annual seven-day celebration of Boston style officially kicks off with a party celebrating the 18 designers featured in 2017. The event includes the screening of a documentary short about the featured designers, plus plenty of time to mix and mingle with Fashion Week designers and models wearing selections from their collections. Dress to impress. $18.

Forbes Under 30 Summit

October 1 through 4 — City Hall Plaza — Forbes’ decision to bring their Under 30 Summit to Boston last year turned out to be a nice feather in the Walsh administration’s cap. The event returns to City Hall Plaza — one month before the mayoral election! — and will bring with it more than 6,000 entrepreneurs and investors. Confirmed speakers include Ashton Kutcher, YouTube star Tyler Oakley, and legendary investor Paul Tudor Jones. And the keynote speaker? Some guy named Kendrick Lamar. $595.

Honk!

October 6 through 8 — Davis Square  — Honk! earns its exclamation point by bringing brass bands from all over the world to Somerville for a three-day celebration of music and activism. On Saturday, more than 25 bands will take over Davis Square for one big dance party. On Sunday, local community groups and activists join the bands for a parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square. I dare you to attend one of the performances and not move your feet. Free.

Football Sundays in the Capo Supper Club

October 8 — 12 p.m. — 443 West Broadway, South Boston — Have you been to Capo’s newish downstairs event space? The Supper Club, as they call it, is a 4,000 sf subterranean lounge that can only be described as your cool neighbor’s finished basement on steroids — a lot of steroids. On NFL Sundays, Capo is taking reservations for tables, high tops, and lounge seating so you can watch football in style. Best of all, won’t need to raid a liquor cabinet; Capo will stock a mini-fridge to your liking. To reserve, email jen@caposouthboston.com.

Parkour 101

October 8 — 11 a.m. — lululemon Prudential — Parkour punctured the Zeitgeist in The Aughts, most memorably in the opening scene of “Casino Royale” and even “The Office.” If you’ve ever wanted to try it for yourself, head to lululemon Prudential where the folks from Project Freerun will lead a one-hour introductory course. Leave the flip-flops and jeans at home, and try not to pull an Andy Bernard. Free.

Somerville Brew n’ Chew

October 14 — 5:30 p.m. — Brooklyn Boulders– If you are not interested in unlimited samples of new craft beers, than you should definitely keep scrolling. The Somerville Brew n’ Chew will offer up more than 100 different brews, plus free food samples and live music. And it all takes place in in Brooklyn Boulders one-of-a-kind space in Somerville. $45.00

Drink to Fall Bar Crawl

October 14 — 12 p.m. — The Harp — Summer is great for patio drinking, but for my money Fall is the best drinking season in Boston. (Don’t @ me.) The folks at El Tour events apparently agree and have organized an aggressive 15-stop bar crawl that starts at The Harp and (hopefully) ends at the Wild Rover next to Quincy Market. Your ticket includes a t-shirt but doesn’t cover bail, so drink responsibly. $15.00

Take A Bite Out Of Cyber-Bullying

October 18 — 6 p.m. — Towne Stove and Spirits, 900 Boylston St. — If you follow private chef and author Jen Royle on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that her trolls have no problem cyber-bullying from the safety of the keyboard in their parents’ basement. (Click through the #SliderQueen hashtag for way too many examples.) On October 18, Royle will use her culinary skills and celebrity to raise money for cyber-bullying prevention by cooking up — you guessed it — gourmet sliders. No one has ever accused Royle of not having a sense of humor. $25.

Boston Public Market Harvest Party

October 19 — 5:30 p.m. — Boston Public Market — The Boston Public Market’s second annual Harvest Party is the ultimate celebration of local food and cocktails. The evening includes a Chef’s Table cooking competition and a Market Party where you’ll be able to explore the market and sample its vendors behind closed doors. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Boston Public Market Association’s mission to create opportunity for New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. $50.

Head of the Charles Regatta

October 21 and 22 — 7:45 a.m. — John W. Weeks Bridge, 953 Memorial Drive, Cambridge — Since 1965, the Head of the Charles has welcomed the world’s best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition. Even if you don’t know your Coxswain from your Stroke Seat, the Regatta is one of Boston’s signature events, right up there with Marathon Monday. One of the best spots to watch and socialize is always Reunion Village, located between the Weeks and Anderson bridges on the Boston side of the river. Free.

Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race

October 22 — 9 a.m. — Wompatuck State Park, Hingham — If you’re not quite ready for “American Ninja Warrior” but also sick of hearing your finance bro friends talk about their Tough Mudder war story, I’ve got just the race for you. The Renegade Run spreads 25 obstacles out over a scenic four-mile running route through beautiful Wompatuck State Park. The obstacles, including monkey bars, walls, and tunnels, are meant to be challenging but attainable for everyone. Post-race activities include a beer tent, food truck festival, and live music. Proceeds from the race will help fund research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.  $80.

Sam Adams OctoberFest: Boston

October 27 — 4 p.m. — Seaport World Trade Center — Celebrate Octoberfest in style in the Seaport with truckloads of Sam Adams beer, food, and live music from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Kongos, and City of the Sun. While there take a ride on the Hops Slide, play some lawn games, and watch beer lovers compete to see who can Hoist the best Stein. $45 and $85.

Brighton Main Streets 2017 Annual Gala

October 27 — 6 p.m. — Warrior Ice Arena, 90 Guest St. — Find out what’s Hot and what’s Cool in Brighton at Brighton Main Streets’ annual gala at the Boston Bruins’ still-gleaming practice facility. Tickets include a small plate-style dinner and a cash bar, plus an auction with prizes at all price points. Guests will also have the option of lacing up and skating on the Bruins’ oval from 8-10 p.m. $75.

Brooklyn Brewery Mash Beer Mansion

October 27 and 28 — 6 p.m. — Boston Center for the Arts — The fine folks from Brooklyn Brewery are building a Beer Mansion in the South End, and you’re invited. Beer Mansion residents will have access to unlimited beer tastings while they explore five themed tasting rooms, including “The Anatomy of a Beer” where Brooklyn Brewery’s seasonal beer, Kiwi’s Playhouse, is featured. Food options will include noshes from Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Pennypacker’s, and Tenoch Mexican. Other surprises include hands-on art creations with chef Andrew Gerson and live music from Spirit Ghost, Black Beach, and Today Junior. $50.

10th Annual Great Pumpkin Fest

October 28 (three sessions) — 1 Kendall Square, Building 100 — I don’t slap my “Must Do” label on many things, but Cambridge Brewing Company’s annual Great Pumpkin Fest is one of the best events of the year and you really need to check it out. Tickets include delicious snacks and pours of Great Pumpkin Ale and other CBC favorites. While the two afternoon sessions are fun for daytime drinking, the nighttime session is the one to see. That’s when CBC monks conduct the sacred “Pumpkin Processional,” which involves marching a a giant beer-filled pumpkin into the courtyard and tapping it for all to enjoy. Halloween costumes are encouraged. $30.

Central Scare at the Central Flea

October 29 — 11 a.m. — 95 Prospect St., Cambridge — Central Scare offers an opportunity to celebrate both Halloween and the last Central Flea of the 2017 season. This one will be their biggest flea market yet, featuring 160 vintage and antique dealers, artists, designers and food trucks. They’ll also have free treats, live music, pumpkin painting, and a costume contest. Vendors will also be competing for best costume, booth decor, and decorated food truck. Free.



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<![CDATA[Fall's Hottest Hair Trends]]>Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:09:49 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Fall_s_Hottest_Hair_Trends.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi stops by Safar Boston on Newbury Street where she learns easy tips on how to get the latest hair trends at home.

For more information visit:

Safar Boston

safarboston.com/

235 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 247-3933



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<![CDATA[Honeygrow to Bring Minigrow Concept to Boston]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:46:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Honeygrow.jpg

As reported earlier, a Philadelphia-based group of dining spots specializing in stir-fry dishes has expanded to Boston, and now it will be bringing a new concept to the local area as well.

According to an article in philly.com, the Honeygrow chain is introducing Minigrow this month, with one location of the place coming to Boston along with others in Manhattan and Chicago. The post says that Minigrow will feature a more streamlined menu than Honeygrow while also having an assembly-line system of preparing meals for customers, and the restaurants will use a combi oven (which is a variant of a convection oven), allowing the new concept to open in locations that don't require hoods and outside ventilation systems. (Because of the lack of an extensive ventilation system, the noodle-based dishes offered at Minigrow will not be stir-fried as they are at Honeygrow.)

Currently, one location of Honeygrow can be found in the local area--on Boylston Street in the Fenway--while a second location plans to open in the Seaport District later this month.

The website for Minigrow is at https://minigrow.com/

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<![CDATA[The Center Cafe in Needham Has Closed]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:00:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/centercafe.jpg

An upscale suburban restaurant known in part for its regional fare has closed its doors.

According to an article in the Needham Times, The Center Cafe in Needham shut down for good this week after being sold this past Monday, with owner Steve Waller saying that one reason for the closure of the Great Plain Avenue spot is his stepson and chef Jonathan Taufman being hurt in a car accident in March, though there were other factors as well. The post says that a new restaurant is planning to move into the space, so stay tuned as more information on that spot gets released

The Center Cafe first opened in early 2010, taking over the space where Fava had been. The restaurant featured New England fare along with wine and cocktails.

The address for this now-closed restaurant in Needham was: The Center Cafe, 1027 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA, 02492.

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<![CDATA[Falafel Inc. to Open in Cambridge's Kendall Square]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:59:15 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/197*120/Falafel+929.JPG

A few months ago, we reported that a cheap eats spot in Washington, DC, was looking to expand to the Boston area. Now we have learned a bit more about where it will be opening.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Falafel Inc. is planning to open an outlet somewhere in the Kendall Square section of Cambridge, with owner Ahmad Ashkar mentioning that the neighborhood is a good fit for the place because of the college students and millennials there, saying that "It's cheap, it's affordable....You can get a sandwich for $3 or a bowl for $4." As stated earlier, Falafel Inc., which focuses on Palestinian-style falafel sandwiches and bowls, is committed to helping refugees around the world, as $10 spent at the eatery feeds a refugee for a day via donations to the World Food Programme. (EB also says that Falafel Inc. hires refugees as well.)

As soon as we find out where exactly Falafel Inc. will be located in Kendall Square--and when it might open--we will post an update here.

The website for Falafel Inc. can be found at https://www.falafelinc.org/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Falafel Inc. May Be Expanding to Boston

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<![CDATA[BBQ, Pizza & Sushi: September Restaurant Openings in Boston]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:58:34 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Smoke+shop+84.jpgAmong the new restaurants coming to the Boston-area are a New York-style bagel shop and a "Caddyshack"-themed bar.]]><![CDATA[On Poynt with Fall Flavors]]>Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:14:57 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/On_Poynt_with_Fall_Flavors.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to The Poynt in Newburyport to get a taste of a classic dish with a fall cider twist.

For more information:

The Poynt

31 Water Street, Newburyport, Ma 01950

(978) 358-8501

www.poyntnewburyport.com/]]>
<![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: Food Focused on Underserved Communities]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:32:41 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Fresh+Food+Generation+7.JPG

The crew at Fresh Food Generation has a mission to bring affordable food to Boston's underserved communities.

Co-owner Jackson Renshaw said the truck started in 2012 as part of CommonWealth Kitchen, a non-profit collaborative kitchen in Dorchester that helps food entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Renshaw said the menu is designed around Caribbean-American food.

"It's really to be a universal-style food," said Renshaw. "Everyone's familiar with rice, meat and vegetables, so we tried to make something that was accomodating to everybody."

The menu revolves around rice plates, which choices of main and side items like jerk chicken, plantains, red bean stew and kale salad, among other options.

"People should try our truck out because the food's really, really tasty, but it also leaves you feeling light afterwards because we don't use overly-processed food or overly-processed ingredients," said Renshaw.

In addition to catering to underserved connunities, the truck focuses on buying locally-sourced food, as well as hiring young adults in the area.

The Fresh Food Generation schedule is as followed:

Monday

High Street, Rose Fitzgerald Greenway- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday/Thursday

Milk Street, Rose Fitzgerald Greenway - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more on Fresh Food Generation, visit their website.



Photo Credit: NBC Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Get Your Caffeine Fix on National Coffee Day]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:24:23 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/dunkin+donuts+nypd.jpgLuckily, Friday is National Coffee Day, and you won't have to go far to celebrate.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Night Shift Brewing a Heavy Hitter for Local Beer]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:23:14 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/NBC_Boston_beer.jpg

It's one of Massachusetts hottest breweries. Night Shift Brewing only started five years ago, but they are already a heavy hitter when it comes to local beer. NBC Boston's Jackie Bruno went to try Tap Room in Everett. Night Shift Brewing now attracts thousands of beer fans to their Everett location every year, but just a half decade ago, this local brewery started with three friends in a Somerville kitchen.]]>
<![CDATA[Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar, Alba in Quincy to Build Roof Deck]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:47:12 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Zef+929.jpg

A couple of restaurants in Quincy Center are in the process of building what will be one of the largest roof decks in the entire Boston area.

According to City of Quincy consultant and publicist Kerry J. Byrne, Leo Keka of Def Cicchetti & Raw Bar and Alba is having a 6,000-square-foot roof deck constructed above the two restaurants, with the deck consisting of a covered island bar along with seating in the sun, a vegetable and herb garden, a kitchen from the dining spots downstairs, and more. (The existing roof deck, which will be replaced, is much smaller and sits above only Alba.) Specifics on what kind of food and drink will be offered on the roof deck--which hopes to open in the spring of 2018--have not yet been given, so keep checking back for updates.

Zef is known in part for its Venetian-style shareable small plates, while Alba is an upscale restaurant and steakhouse that focuses mainly on Mediterranean fare.

The address for Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar is 1472 Hancock Street while the address for Alba is 1486 Hancock Street.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Kaju Tofu House in Harvard Square Has Closed]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:35:59 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/165*120/Kaju_tofu.JPG

Earlier this week, we reported that a pair of Korean restaurants in Allston and Cambridge would apparently be joined by a third spot in Boston. Now we have learned that this appears to be more of a move, as its Harvard Square location has shut down.

According to an article from The Harvard Crimson, Kaju Tofu House at the Crimson Galeria​​ on JFK Street is no longer in business, with a sign on the door saying that September 27 was its final day while referring people to its upcoming outlet on Beacon Street in Kenmore Square. It appears that the original location on Harvard Avenue in Allston remains in operation.

Kaju Tofu House first opened in Harvard Square in the fall of 2013, moving into the space where Shabu-Ya had once been.

The address for the now-closed Kaju Tofu House at the Crimson Galeria in Harvard Square was 57 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Kaju Is Opening in Boston's Kenmore Square

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<![CDATA[CLC Cafe Opens in Belmont]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:23:43 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/191*120/CLC+cafe+929.JPG

An award-winning caterer has opened a new restaurant in the western suburbs of Boston, and it will take over the space where an upscale dining spot had been.

According to an article in the Belmont Citizen-Herald, Rob Pelletier has soft-opened CLC Cafe in Belmont's Cushing Square, with the eatery moving into the former Kitchen on Common space on Common Street. The post says that Pelletier's roommate Michael Gattis will be overseeing the cafe itself (which has a seasonal patio in addition to indoor seating) while Pelletier will continue to manage CLC Catered Events, which was established more than 25 years ago and mentions on its website that Pelletier is a "multiple award-winning caterer." It looks like CLC Cafe will offer an eclectic and always-changing mix of menu items, including takeout options for people on the go. While soft-opened for now, expect a grand opening for the place sometime this fall.

Kitchen on Common closed approximately a year ago after being in business for just under 10 years; the restaurant was a casual, family-friendly spot that featured mostly New American fare.

The address for this new restaurant in Belmont is: CLC Cafe, 442 Common St, Belmont, MA, 02478. The website for CLC Catered Events can be found at https://www.clccateredevents.com/ while the Facebook page for the cafe is at https://www.facebook.com/clccafe/

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<![CDATA[Flawless Face With Makeup Artist Janet Choup]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:57:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Flawless_Face_Wih_Makeup_Artist_Janet_Choup.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi gets plastic surgery results without going under the knife with celebrity makeup artist, Janet Choup.

Follow her on Instagram @janetchoup]]>
<![CDATA[Fort Hill Bar & Grill Opens in Roxbury]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:06:17 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/182*120/Fort+Hill+929.JPG

A new restaurant and bar has come to a section of Boston that currently has few dining and drinking options.

According to its Facebook page, Fort Hill Bar & Grill is now open in Roxbury, taking over the space on Washington Street where Norvia's Place had been. The new spot, which is located about midway between Dudley Square and Egleston Square in a mainly residential neighborhood, is a two-level bistro that offers a mix of comfort food and Latin American fare, with a menu posted from last month showing such items as oysters, steamed mussels, empanadas, wings, cielito lindo dip, seafood soup, burgers, a fish sandwich, quesadillas, tacos, and fajitas. Another Facebook post indicates that the restaurant also has a weekend brunch, which started up on Sunday, September 17.

One of the people behind Fort Hill Bar & Grill appears to be Norvia Pena, who was also behind Norvia's Place; the space has also been the site of a bar since the 1930s, according to an earlier article from Universal Hub.

The address for this new restaurant and bar in Roxbury is: Fort Hill Bar & Grill, 2805 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA, 02119.

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<![CDATA[Kaju Is Apparently Opening in Boston's Kenmore Square]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:15:47 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/225*120/Kaju+929.JPG

It looks like a pair of Korean restaurants in Allston and Cambridge may be joined by a third location.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Kaju is planning to open in the former Thai Dish space under Fin's Sushi & Grill in Kenmore Square. A picture posted within the group page confirms that Kaju is indeed getting ready to open in the space, with the signs out front showing that the place is called "Kaju Gourmet Korean Food," which is a bit different from the name Kaju Tofu House, whose locations are on Harvard Avenue in Allston and JFK Street in Harvard Square. It has not been completely confirmed that this location of Kaju is under the same ownership of the other two, so stay tuned for updates.

The two Kaju Tofu House locations in Allston and Cambridge offer a variety of tofu soups along with Korean BBQ, udon and soba noodle dishes, sushi, and more.

The address for this upcoming Korean restaurant in Kenmore Square is: Kaju, 636 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02215.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA["478 Mass. Ave." Plans to Open in Arlington Center]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:04:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/breakfast+generic.PNG

A new dining spot is planning to open in Arlington, taking over the space where a sandwich shop and pizzeria had been.

According to a Facebook post within the Support Arlington Center group, a restaurant tentatively called "478 Mass. Ave." is looking to open in the former Elton's Roast Beef & Pizza space in Arlington Center, with the poster calling it "the biggest little restaurant in America" and stating that it will have breakfast sandwiches on weekdays, "crazy breakfasts" on weekend mornings, and lunch/dinner options such as soups, chowders, burgers, steak dishes, lobster rolls, and baked stuffed lobsters. A common victualler license page that links to reference material for the proposed eatery also shows that its menu includes sandwiches and subs along with some Korean options such as shabu shabu, bulgogi, japchae, and kimchi.

The Facebook post indicates that if all goes as planned, the new spot taking over the Elton's space could be opening by the end of October.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Elton's Roast Beef & Pizza in Arlington Center Has Closed

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<![CDATA[Noodles & Company Closes All Massachusetts Locations]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:31:45 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Noodles+and+Company+072616.jpg

A Colorado-based restaurant chain that once had big plans for the region has disappeared from the local landscape.

Based on a tip from musician and radio host/consultant Michael Scott Stewart, Noodles & Company has closed its outlet in Medford, and a further check on the chain's website shows that all of its locations in Massachusetts - including in Burlington, Westwood, Woburn, Franklin, and Shrewsbury - are no longer in operation.

Back in 2014, Noodles & Company mentioned in a job post for its upcoming restaurants in Medford, Westwood, and Woburn that it had planned to open "46 more" locations in the local area, though at the time it did not specify whether they would all be in the Greater Boston area.

Noodles & Company, which opened its first restaurant in 1995, is known for its noodle-based dishes with influences coming from American, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisines. Its website is at https://www.noodles.com/

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<![CDATA[Volturno Pizza in Worcester Opens New Location in Framingham]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:08:57 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/193*120/Volturno+929.JPG

A popular Worcester restaurant that specializes in wood-fired pizza has expanded eastward.

Eater Boston is reporting that Volturno Pizza now has a second location on Edgell Road in Framingham, joining its original spot on Shrewsbury Street just east of downtown Worcester. It appears that the new location has similar offerings to the original location, which has traditional Neapolitan thin-crust pizza along with bruschetta, arancini, pasta dishes, brick chicken, braised short ribs, and more.

A few of the pizza options Volturno is known for include margherita, sausage with pistachio pesto, clam, and lemone (sliced lemon is one of the toppings on this pie).

The address for this new restaurant in Framingham is: Volturno Pizza, 1 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA, 01701. Its website can be found at https://volturnopizza.com/

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond

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<![CDATA[Comfort Food at Brick & Ash]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:58:05 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/206*120/brick+and+ash.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Newburyport to Brick & Ash where they put a spin on baby back ribs that are a perfect comfort food.

For more information visit:

Brick & Ash

www.brickandash.com/

10 Center St, Newburyport, MA 01950

(978) 255-2642


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<![CDATA[Detroit-Style Pizza Joint Opens in Swampscott]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:20:42 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/111379448460722687993801639019142n.jpg

A new pizzeria has come to the North Shore, and it offers a type of pizza that apparently cannot be found at any other independent dining spot in the Greater Boston area.

According to its website, Volo Craft Pizza opened in Swampscott last month, with the Humphrey Street eatery offering salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and craft pizza (including white pizza) - and it is now offering Detroit-style pizza as well, with the two options being classic cheese and pepperoni. Detroit-style pizza is a bit similar to Sicilian/bakery pizza while also having some similarities to Chicago-style deep dish, though the slices are square like the former while the crust tends to be crispier than Sicilian/bakery pizza and tends not to be as greasy.

It looks like the only other place in the Boston area that has Detroit-style pizza is from a chain (Little Caesars, which has locations in Roslindale, Everett, and Lynn).

The address for this new pizza shop in Swampscott is: Volo Craft Pizza, 152 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA, 01907. Its website can be found at https://volopizzeria.com

Thanks to a Facebook poster for initially bringing this to our attention.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond



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<![CDATA[Blasi's Cafe and Fat Belly Deli Closed After Fire]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:50:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Blasi+929.jpg

A restaurant, bar, and deli in Dorchester is shut down for the time being after being hit by a fire.

According to a post from NBC Boston, a two-alarm blaze hit a block of businesses in Adams Village early Saturday morning, with the Adams Street block including Blasi's Cafe and Fat Belly Deli. The article says that the fire was self-contained, but it caused approximately $700,000 in damages and the businesses--including Blasi's Cafe and Fat Belly Deli--are closed for now. A Facebook post from the restaurant, bar, and deli mentions that they hope to be back in business as soon as they can, while thanking the Boston Fire Department and the Boston Police Department for their help as well as friends and neighbors for their support.

The address for Blasi's Cafe and Fat Belly Deli is 762 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA, 02122. The website for the place can be found at https://blasiscafe.com/

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<![CDATA[Catching Up With Olivia Culpo]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:04:14 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Catching_Up_With_Olivia_Culpo.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to the Boston red carpet premiere of "American Satan" where she talks film, food and football with Actress Olivia Culpo.]]>
<![CDATA[Zia Gianna Caffe and Bakery Plans to Open in Dorchester]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:41:39 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/1222407816646599404184361835593012n.jpg

It appears that an Italian bakery-cafe will be opening where a dining spot that was a former "best of" for breakfast had been.

According to an article from the Dorchester Reporter, Zia Gianna Caffe and Bakery is looking to open in Dorchester, taking over the space on Dorchester Avenue where Dot 2 Dot Cafe was until closing in August. The post says that owner Nino Barbalace is planning to open the eatery for breakfast and lunch at first, with dinner/evening events possibly coming at a later date (Sicilian lasagna could be offered at dinnertime). Expect to see breakfast and lunch sandwiches and espresso at the upcoming Zia Gianna Caffe and Bakery, along with pastries, pies, and tiramisu--and beer and wine could be available at some point, as Barbalace will be applying for a liquor license. If all goes as planned, Zia Gianna Caffe and Bakery could be opening in November

Dot 2 Dot Cafe in Dorchester, which had been in business for nearly ten years, was a breakfast and lunch spot that hosted a variety of events; the eatery was once awarded best breakfast in the Boston area by our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants).

The address for the upcoming Zia Gianna Caffe and Bakery is 1739 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA, 02124.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Dot 2 Dot Cafe in Dorchester Is Closing

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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters at the Animal Rescue League of Boston ]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:24:06 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Clear_the_Shelters_at_the_Animal_Rescue_Leauge.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford heads to the Animal Rescue League in Boston to help find loving homes for animals in need.

For more information on these animals visit:

Animal Rescue League of Boston

10 Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 426-9170

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<![CDATA[Modern Spin on Dinner At Bar Rustic]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:18:54 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Modern_Spin_on_Dinner_At_Bar_Rustic.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Kingston to Bar Rustic where they put a modern spin on dinner and a show.

For more information visit:

Bar Rustic

www.barrustic.com/

101 Kingston Collection Way, Kingston, MA 02364

(781) 582-1010


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<![CDATA[Mogogo Ethiopian Cuisine Opens in Malden]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:30:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/4856_102254547690_97741787690_2559349_8161046_n.jpg

A new Ethiopian restaurant has come to the Boston area.

Eater Boston is reporting that Mogogo Ethiopian Cuisine is now open in Malden, with the Highland Avenue dining spot offering various meats such as steak tips, chicken stew, prime beef, and boiled lamb over injera (a spongy flatbread) along with vegan options such as lentil stew, chickpea dumplings, and ground flax. Mogogo joins another Ethiopian restaurant on the other side of Malden (Habesha) along with a handful of others in the Boston area, with Addis Red Sea in Boston's South End and Lucy Ethiopian Cafe near Symphony Hall being a couple of the more popular Ethiopian dining spots.

The address for this new restaurant in Malden is: Mogogo Ethiopian Cuisine, 1 Highland Avenue, Malden, MA, 02148. Its website can be found at https://mogogo.co/

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<![CDATA[Denzel Washington Is Filming a New Movie in Boston]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:53:29 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/AP_454311743426.jpg

Denzel Washington has been spotted in Boston’s South End filming a new movie.

The Boston Globe reports Washington is filiming "Equalizer 2," the sequel to "The Equalizer," which was shot in other parts of Massachusetts, including Chelsea and Haverhill. 

The first film, which also starred Washington, was released in 2014 to commercial success. The sequel is slated to be released August 2018. 

Several Bostonians spotted the film in production earlier this month and tweeted their excitement about seeing the star in the city.

Several other movie productions have been filming in the city in recent months.

"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams was spotted frequently in the North End in July while filming "New Mutants," the latest installment in the "X-Men" series.

And the Globe reports that Amy Schumer was seen filming "I Feel Pretty" in Boston in August.



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<![CDATA[Food Fortress: French Fare at Bastille Kitchen]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:35:06 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Food_Fortress.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Seaport's Bastille Kitchen to check out the cool, comfy space and also picks up a few classic French cooking techniques for their must-have "Filet au Poivre."

For more information:

Bastille Kitchen

49 Melcher St, Boston, MA 02210

(617) 556-8000

https://bastillekitchen.net/



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<![CDATA[Cheng Du in Stoughton Is Closing; New Owners to Open Ming Du in Space]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:53:44 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/ChengDuChickenChowFoon+%281%29.jpg

A suburban restaurant that has been featured on our sister site as an under-the-radar place to go to for Chinese and Asian fusion fare is closing, and a new dining spot is moving into the space.

According to a Facebook post from the place, Cheng Du in Stoughton is shutting down for good today, with the note thanking customers and referring people to their other two restaurants in Mansfield and Westborough. The post says that Ming Du, a new restaurant under different ownership, will open in the Washington Street space tomorrow.

Cheng Du, which has been in Stoughton for more than 20 years, has been reviewed on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site, with a link to the review being below:

https://www.hiddenboston.com/ChengDu.html

The address for Cheng Du (and the upcoming Ming Du) is 657 Washington Street, Stoughton, MA, 02072.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Why Leaders Put Up With Bullies on Their Team]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:19:31 -0400

People often wonder, “why is our leader putting up with that bully? Everyone knows the guy is a bully. Why does she tolerate that here?”

Bullying is the use of intimidation, humiliation, fear, and threats interpersonally. It is not to be confused with directness, assertiveness, or working openly through conflict. People who employ these behaviors do not reflect well on their boss. A leader’s choice to tolerate bullying does real damage to the culture, team morale, and productivity. So why do they allow it to persist on their clock?

There are many reasons:

• Surprisingly, sometimes the leader is unaware of the situation. Most senior leaders are shrouded in a buffer zone of dishonesty. People are afraid to speak the truth to CEOs, who then come to live in an artificial world, a very different world than everyone else’s. And bullies are magnificent upward-managers. Usually they bully their peers and their reports but they do not bully their boss.

• If the leader does know about the bully on his team, he may believe that he cannot live without her. A leader can become disproportionately dependent on a key report who delivers results, which bullies often do. A leader may also have a strong sense of loyalty to the bully if she has done great work for him in the past.

• A leader may not know what to do about the bullying behavior. Perhaps she is afraid of the bully, herself, or is not masterful at difficult conversations. So she avoids confronting the bully with his unacceptable behavior and holding him accountable to change.

• If a leader is willing to address the bully but feels it is too difficult to replace the bully, he may just accept the bullying behavior as an unpleasant cost of doing business. The leadership talent shortage is real, and hiring senior outsiders into the organization is difficult and risky. Replacing the person can seem more daunting to the CEO than just accepting the bullying behavior, and he does not want to disrupt the business.

• Finally, a leader may be working with the bully to change her behavior, but it takes time and a lot of effort to change this management dysfunction.

So what can be done to resolve this situation?

• If you are a peer or direct report to the bully, be honest with your senior leader about the

Deb Hordon

bullying. It takes courage to tell a leader that one of her reports is bullying others. But the leader needs to know, even if the leader is personally close to the bully.

• If you are the leader, create a culture of open feedback and transparency. Knowing that most people are “managing” you, giving you feedback that you want to hear and avoiding conversations that you may wish not to hear, it takes extra work to really get people to share uncomfortable information.

• If you are the boss of a bully, you are invited to value how your team members treat others as much as you do the results they achieve. You may decide to reject destructive behavior from high performers. It is absolutely not a necessary trade-off to make (bad behavior for good performance). There are great performers in the world who are also great culture-creators, great bosses, and wonderful people with whom to work. Raise your standards and surround yourself with such people.

• If you are the one with the bullying behavior, have compassion for yourself. It could be the outward manifestation of extreme stress, it could be learned behavior from prior bosses who bullied you, or it could be scar tissue from past experiences in life. Find someone you trust, identify root causes, and heal and transcend this behavior.

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<![CDATA[Swissbakers Plans to Open in Cambridge's Harvard Square]]>Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:21:05 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/199*120/Swissbaker+929.JPG

A trio of Boston-area bakery-cafes may be opening a fourth, with this one coming to a building in Cambridge that is currently undergoing a large-scale transformation.

According to a Harvard Square Advisory Committee page, Swissbakers is looking to open within Harvard University's Smith Campus Center on Mass. Ave., with the proposed outlet being open to the general public and having both indoor and outdoor seating. Based on the other locations of Swissbakers in Reading, Allston, and the Boston Public Market, the new location could have such items as soups, salads, sandwiches, and baked goods with Swiss influences. The Smith Center isn't expected to open until the fall of 2018, so the new location of Swissbakers likely won't be able to open for at least a year.

The website for Swissbakers--which also can be found at various farmers markets in the region--is at https://www.swissbakers.com/

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

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Items from Bakeries and Pastry Shops in the Boston Area and Beyond

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<![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: Korean Flavor for American Tastes]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:09:51 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Gogi+on+the+Block+3.JPG

Gogi on the Block owner Sean Kim is on a mission to make Korean food mainstream.

He's been running his food truck for three years, giving Bostonians a taste of Korean food with his own twist.

The main focuses at the truck are the rice bowls and the wraps, which can be filled with toppings like beef bulgogi and tofu, and customized to the level of spiciness you prefer.

"Our menu is a little different from authentic Korean food," said Kim. "Because Korean food has a really strong flavor to it, and some of them are really spicy. So we try to tone it down to American taste." 

All of the meats are bought and marinated every morning. Kim, who used to be a real estate agent, wakes up every morning at 5 a.m. to do the shopping for the truck.

"A couple years ago not many people knew about the Korean food," said Kim. "So I kind of wanted to introduce the Korean food to non-Asian people."

The Gogi on the Block schedule is as followed:

Monday

Congress Street on the Greenway - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday

150 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, near alewife – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday

High Street on the Greenway – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday

School Street, Watertown at Athena Health 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday

Milk Street on the Greenway - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday

SoWa Market at Harrison Avenue - 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more on Gogi on the Block, visit their website.



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<![CDATA[Gen Sou En Tea House to Open in Coolidge Corner]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:27:13 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/japanese+tea+922.jpg

It looks like a tea house is on its way to Brookline, and it will be moving into the space where a chain of bakery-cafes used to be.

According to an article in the Brookline TAB, Gen Sou En Tea House is planning to open in Coolidge Corner, taking over the old Panera spot on Harvard Street. A sign in the window states that the place will be a "modern Japanese tea house" with Japanese green tea and black tea along with coffee, beer, wine, and sake, and it will also serve savory foods and bakery items while being open for breakfast, lunch, and (a light) dinner. If all goes as planned, Gen Sou En Tea House could be opening in January of 2018.

Panera closed its Coolidge Corner location in June after approximately 10 years in business.

The address for this upcoming tea house in Coolidge Corner is: Gen Sou En Tea House, 299 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446. Its website will be at https://www.gensouenteahouse.com/

Thanks to BostonTweet for initially bringing this to our attention.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Backstage at 'The Phantom of the Opera']]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:18:16 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Backstage_at_The_Phantom_of_the_Opera.jpg

The Hub Today's Erica Mansfield goes behind the scenes to learn all about the new updates to the beloved Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera. The beloved show is playing at the Boston Opera House through Sunday, October 1.

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<![CDATA[I CE NY Plans to Open in Boston's Back Bay]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:50:47 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/188*120/ICNY+921.jpg

A shop featuring an Asian ice cream treat that is found in more and more Boston-area spots could be on its way to one of the busiest streets in the city.

According to an article from Universal Hub, I CE NY is planning to open a new outlet on Newbury Street, with the proposed shop offering Thai rolled ice cream with various flavors, mix-ins, and toppings, based on the menu of its store in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. UH says that the shop needs approval of a food-serving license from the Boston Licensing Board, so it is not known when the place might open--and it is also not yet known what its exact name will be.

Currently, Thai rolled ice cream can be found at such spots as Hi B3ar and NextDoor Cafe in Allston, Juicy Spot Cafe in Chinatown, and Frollz at the Square One Mall in Saugus.

The address for this proposed ice cream shop in the Back Bay is 217 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for I CE NY in Greenwich Village can be found at https://icenyicecream.com/

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<![CDATA[Sweetgreen to Open Several Boston-Area Locations ]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:33:11 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/ballston-opening-day-05.jpg

A rapidly-growing chain of farm-to-table dining spots is expanding even further into the Boston area, with four more locations being announced.

According to a job post within the bostonchefs.com site, Sweetgreen is planning to open new shops in Post Office Square and the Seaport District in Boston along with Brookline's Coolidge Corner and Wellesley, while also announcing previously-mentioned locations on the way to State Street in Boston's Financial District and Legacy Place in Dedham. No opening dates for these outlets have been given as of yet, with the post simply saying that they will debut over the coming months.

Sweetgreen, which is based in Washington, DC, is known in part for its salads and grain bowls; the Boston area currently has a number of Sweetgreen shops currently open, including in Boston's Downtown Crossing, the Financial District, the Ink Block in the South End, Fort Point, the Back Bay (2), the Fenway, Cambridge's Harvard Square, Chestnut Hill Square on the Newton/Brookline border, and MarketStreet Lynnfield. The website for the chain can be found at https://www.sweetgreen.com/

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<![CDATA[Muscarella's Market Is Opening in South End]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:38:16 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/200*120/Muscarella%27s.JPG

Last year, we reported that a neighborhood grocery store in Boston's South End of Boston had closed down and that the family of the owner--who had passed away--was looking to lease the space to someone who would open another market. Now we have learned that the space is indeed going to be home to a new grocery store.

According to its website, Muscarella's Market is opening in the former Five Seventy Market space on Tremont Street, with an earlier Boston Sun article indicating that the store had planned to soft-open over the summer and possibly have a grand opening this month. A licensing board hearing page actually shows that a petition to transfer the license of the business from Five Seventy Market to Muscarella's Market is expected to take place on September 27, so it appears that the soft opening has not happened as of yet. The Sun article indicates that owner Scott Jackiewicz is looking to keep a similar concept to that of the old market, including offering salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and prepared meals, but with his own "twist" on things.

Five Seventy Market shut down in February of 2016, with owner Allen Seletsky passing away the following month; the shop had been in business for a bit under 10 years.

The address for the upcoming Muscarella's Market is 570 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118. Its website can be found at https://muscarellasmarket.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Five Seventy Market in Boston's South End Closed; Status Uncertain

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<![CDATA[Buenas to Open at Bow Market in Somerville's Union Square]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:25:54 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_071612_empana.jpg

A local business that features South American food products is on its way to an upcoming development in Somerville.

According to Vanessa Yip, the E-Som Market manager who has featured the company at the market and other La Brasa events, Buenas is coming to Bow Market in Union Square, with the food stall offering empanadas (both heated and frozen to cook at home), sandwiches de miga, chivitos, spicy Chilean table sauces, and more. Currently, the food items at Buenas can be purchased online and they can also be found at such places as Taza at Boston Public Market and Formaggio in the South End and Cambridge.

Bow Market, which will reside between Somerville Avenue and Bow Street, is expected to have more than 30 stalls along with a brewery and a comedy club.

The website for Buenas is at https://www.buenas.co/

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<![CDATA[Some 'Ting Nice Caribbean Restaurant Has Closed]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:43:59 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/187*120/Some+ting+922.jpg

A restaurant in Somerville that featured a variety of Caribbean fare has closed down.

Eater Boston is reporting that Some 'Ting Nice Caribbean Restaurant on the McGrath Highway is no longer in business, with a Facebook post from the place indicating that it appears to have shuttered around the end of August. The dining spot, which first opened in the fall of 2013, offered such items as jerk chicken, mango salsa pork, goat roti, macaroni pie, fried plantains, curry potatoes and chickpeas, and curried mussels.

The Facebook post from Some 'Ting Nice does say that they will give updates in the near future; if it looks like they might reopen, we will post an update here.

The address for this now-closed Caribbean restaurant in Somerville was: Some 'Ting Nice, 561 McGrath Highway, Somerville, MA, 02145.

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<![CDATA[Bawarchi Biryanis Opens in South Weymouth, Plans to Open Another Location in Framingham]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:33:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/205*120/indian+922.JPG

A chain of Indian restaurants has replaced another dining spot on the South Shore, and it may also open another outlet west of Boston, taking over the space where an Irish pub had been until it was seized earlier this year.

Framingham Source is reporting that Bawarchi Biryanis has opened in South Weymouth, with a check on the place indicating that it has moved into the Pond Street space where Fishtail Kitchen (an Indian and Nepalese dining spot) had been. The article also says that the chain is looking to open on Route 9 in Framingham where O'Connell's Pub was, though no opening date has been given as of yet. Bawarchi Biryanis, which has more than 30 locations across the country, features a variety of North and South Indian options, Indian street food, Indo-Chinese fare, and more.

An earlier article from Framingham Source mentions that O'Connell's Pub was seized by the state in March for nonpayment of taxes; a number of dining and drinking spots have been in this space as well, including Asia Buffet, Rainbow Buffet, Blue Danube, East Coast Oyster Bar and Restaurant, Tony Roma's, and Scioletti's Italian Eatery.

The website for Bawarchi Biryanis can be found at https://www.bawarchibiryanipoint.com/

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<![CDATA[The Hub Today's 'The Brave' Ticket Giveaway]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:21:39 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/NUP_179425_0003.jpg

A special treat for Hub Today viewers - we're giving away tickets to a special screening of NBC's new series "The Brave" this weekend at the Boston Film Festival.

The screening is at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Calderwood Theatre, and is your last chance to see it before it premieres on Sept. 25. Stars Anne Heche and Mike Vogel will also be on hand for a Q&A.

Just send an email to programming@nbcboston.com with "The Brave" in the subject line, along with all of your contact information, for a chance to win. The first 100 people to send us an email will get tickets, so hurry up and enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to New England residents who are 18 or older as of September 20, 2017. Commencing on September 20, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) and continuing through September 22, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. ET, NBC Boston and NBCUniversal Media, LLC (collectively, “Sponsor”) will give away up to one hundred (100) pairs of tickets for a special screening of “The Brave,” scheduled to take place on September 22, 2017 at 8:00 P.M. ET (doors open at 7:00 P.M. ET) at Calderwood Theater, located at 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 (“Prizes,” each a “Prize”). Entrants must be one of the first one hundred (100) people to send an email to programming@nbcboston.com with “The Brave Screening Giveaway” in the subject line, along with your full name, ZIP code, e-mail address and telephone number in the body of the email, in order to enter. Limit one (1) Prize per household. Prizes will only be available while supplies last. Prize redeemable through September 22, 2017. Sponsor's decisions regarding prizing or administration of the giveaway cannot be appealed. Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) for each Prize is thirty dollars ($30). Total ARV for all Prizes is three thousand dollars ($3,000). The collection and use of personal information collected will be governed by the Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at https://www.nbcuniversal.com/privacy. By entering the giveaway, each entrant agrees to indemnify, and release and hold harmless, Sponsor and their affiliated companies, from any liability that may occur from participation in the giveaway and/or use of Prize.



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<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:43:27 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/203*120/MSPCA+Boston.PNG

The Hub Today's Romeo stops by the MSPCA in Boston to meet rescued animals available for adoption.

For more information:

MSCPA Boston

350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130

(617) 522-5055

www.mspca.org/]]>
<![CDATA[Stepping Up with Team Tara]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:18:33 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Stepping_Up_with_Team_Tara.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi speaks with a local woman to learn her inspirational story about why she walks and the top fundraising team she has built.

For more information about The Jimmy Fund and how you can get involved in the 2017 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, visit:

The Jimmy Fund

www.jimmyfundwalk.org/faf/home/default.asp.

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<![CDATA[Crazy Good Kitchen Opens in Malden]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:12:22 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Crazy+Good+921.jpg

A brand new dining spot has opened in Malden, and it looks like it focuses mainly on comfort food.

According to its Facebook page, Crazy Good Kitchen is now open on Eastern Avenue (Route 60), taking over the space a few blocks west of Route 99 where the Lunch Box Diner had been. The page mentions that the eatery offers, breakfast dishes, burgers, chicken, and more, with ice cream also apparently being offered. The restaurant's website page is not yet up, but once it is, we will post an update with more information.

The address for Crazy Good Kitchen is 906 Eastern Avenue, Malden, MA, 02148; it looks like its website will be at https://crazygoodkitchen.com/ while its Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/crazygoodkitchen/

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<![CDATA[Chick Chick Boom Plans to Open in Cambridgeport]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:25:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/2017-07-29_1359.png

A new dining spot is on its way to Cambridge, and it looks like the person behind a nearby restaurant could be behind this place as well.

According to a license commission agenda page within the city's website, Chick Chick Boom is planning to open in Cambridgeport, with the address indicating that it could be moving into the Frozen Yogi space on River Street just outside of Central Square. The license application notice mentions that Jamme Chantler is the proposed manager of the 18-seat eatery, which is apparently the same Jamme Chantler who operates Thelonious Monkfish, an Asian restaurant on Mass. Ave. in Central Square. Little else is known about the proposed dining spot, so stay tuned for more details.

The address for this upcoming restaurant in Cambridgeport is: Chick Chick Boom, 80 River Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Shucking Oysters At Summer Shack ]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:15:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/221*120/romeo+oysters.jpg

The Hub Today's Romeo heads to Summer Shack in Boston to learn how to shuck oysters.

For more information visit:

summershackrestaurant.com/

Summer Shack Boston:

50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115



Summer Shack Cambridge:

149 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge MA 02140



Summer Shack Mohegan:

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382 ]]>
<![CDATA[Healthy Snacks At Harvest In Cambridge ]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:22:07 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Tasty_Takes_On_Fall_Fruit.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Harvest in Harvard Square to show us how to put a healthy twist on snacks for your kids

For more information visit:

Harvest

harvestcambridge.com/

44 Brattle St, Cambridge MA 02138

(617) 868-2255

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<![CDATA[Maca Macaronerie to Open in Somerville's Union Square]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:38:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/1312970811068904027102101249276297n.jpg

A food vendor featuring a popular French confection is on the way to an upcoming development in Somerville.

Eater Boston is reporting (via Scout Somerville) that Maca Macaronerie will be coming to Bow Market in Union Square, with owner Tamy Chung planning to offer a variety of flavors, colors, and characters (including animal shapes) at the stall. It appears that the macarons will continue to be made out of Creative Chef Kitchens in Derry, NH--at least for now--and Chung will also continue to take custom orders for such events as birthday parties, baby showers, and weddings.

Bow Market, which will be located between Somerville Avenue and Bow Street, plans to have more than 30 stalls as well as a brewery and a comedy club.

The website for Maca can be found at https://macaboston.com/

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area



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<![CDATA[13 Cheeseburgers in Boston That Will Blow Your Mind]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:02:42 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/GrumpyWhitesQuadBurger%5B1%5D.jpg

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<![CDATA[Hub Hotspot: Sonsie]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:07:26 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Hub_Hotspot_Sonsie.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Sonsie on Newbury Street to find out what's on their fall menu and gets to whip up a pasta meal from scratch with their new executive chef.

For more information:

Sonsie

327 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

www.sonsieboston.com/home

(617) 351-2500




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<![CDATA[Rooftop Bar, Ground-Level Restaurant Coming to South Boston]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:23:00 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Generic+South+Boston+Generic.JPG

It looks like a red-hot part of Southie is going to be home to a new complex that includes a rooftop restaurant and bar along with a ground-level dining, drinking, and entertainment spot.

Eater Boston is reporting (via bldup.com) that 6 West Broadway Hotel is on its way to the lower end of South Boston, with the development including what bldup says is a "seasonal roof deck restaurant & lounge" along with a "live entertainment restaurant" at ground level. The hotel itself will be 14 stories high with 159 rooms, and it plans to open around the end of 2018.

The hotel and dining/drinking spots will be located across the street from the Broadway T stop by the W Broadway/Dorchester Avenue intersection.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area



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<![CDATA[Kor Tor Mor Is Opening in Somerville's Davis Square]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:56:56 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/185*120/Kor+Tor+Mor.jpg

It looks like an Asian street food spot is getting ready to open in one of the busiest sections of Somerville.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Kor Tor Mor is opening "any day now" in Davis Square, taking over the space on College Avenue where Golden Light used to be. The post indicates that the new eatery will offer Bangkok street food, with its signature item being a chicken, gravy, and rice dish called khao na kai. EB also says that the person behind Kor Tor Mor--Jakkarin Daranuwat--apparently runs Pandan Leaf in East Cambridge and Tom Yum Koong in Medford as well.

The address for this new Thai restaurant in Davis Square is: Kor Tor Mor, 24 College Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02144.

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:06:27 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/The_Boston_Marathon_Jimmy_Fund_Walk.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi hits the streets with a Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk top fundraising team captain and learns the story behind every step.

For more information visit:

www.jimmyfundwalk.org/faf/home/default.asp]]>
<![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: Middle-Eastern, Straight From Baghdad]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:01:06 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Sheherazad+2.JPG

Raad Al-Mumayiz and Suhair Al-Mosully launched Sheherazad with the goal of bringing the authentic taste of Baghdad to Boston.

Al-Mumayiz says the food you'll find on the food truck isn't just your typical shawarma or falafel and there are more foods and spices in Middle-Eastern cuisine than what people may think.

"That region has an immense history and traditions for food," he said. "And what distinguishes this food is the use of the aromatic spices."

Al-Mumayiz said the Middle-East being the crossroads for the spice route allowed for variety in the foods, like Iraqi red chicken, keema and kubba, all of which are on the truck.

Al-Mosully said they two of them enjoy experimenting with new food and bringing specials depending on the season. 

"That's what we really enjoy, to keep experimenting with our recipes and introducing new recipes," she said.

Every year, they go to their grandson Alani's school picnic. He said his favorite food is the chicken wrap. He also got to cut the ribbon for the truck's opening in 2015.

The truck was selected best food truck in Boston last year by Boston Magazine. They also were awarded the same award in 2015, their first year on the road, by the Improper Bostonian.

The Sheherazad food truck schedule is as followed:

Monday

11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Greenway Hight Street/Rose Wharf

Tuesday

11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Greenway Congress Street

Wednesday

11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Greenway Dewey Square

Thursday

11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Bedford/Aspentech

Friday

11:30 a. m. - 2:00 p.m. - Cambridge, 3rd & Binney 

In addition, they do several food site rotations every month, catering events, weekend festivals and dinner shifts. They also vend at the Greenway Beer Garden, the Greenway open market, and SOWA. 

For more on Sheherazad, visit their website.



Photo Credit: NBC Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Feng Shui Plans to Open Brighton's Cleveland Circle]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:19:51 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/225*120/feng+shui+921.JPG

A group of Chinese and Japanese restaurants with four locations in the local area is looking to open a fifth--and its first within the Boston city limits.

Universal Hub is reporting that Feng Shui is planning to open in the Cleveland Circle section of Brighton, with the dining spot moving into the space on Beacon Street where a branch of Citibank had been. Based on its other locations in Chelmsford, Cohasset, Tyngsboro, and Waltham, the new eatery could be offering sushi, Chinese and Japanese entrees, and possibly hibachi, and it may also be serving beer and wine if a liquor license is approved.

Another location of Feng Shui had been in Natick, but it closed down in 2012.

The address for this upcoming restaurant in Cleveland Circle is: Feng Shui, 1924 Beacon Street, Brighton, MA, 02135. The website for all locations can be found at: https://www.gofengshui.com/

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<![CDATA[Shaking Seafood to Open in Roslindale]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:49:37 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/crawfish3.jpg

It looks like another Cajun-style seafood restaurant is on its way to the local area.

Universal Hub is reporting (via Roslindale Village Main Street) that Shaking Seafood is planning to open on Poplar Street in Roslindale, taking over the space where Jerusalem Trading had been. The new 89-seat eatery will be a casual spot that offers seafood and sides that are thrown together with a spice blend and served in a bag, and it will also serve fried seafood dishes and other items as well. Roslindale Village Main Street says that Shaking Seafood--which is hoping to open in December or January--may have live music at some point, and it is also hoping to get a liquor license.

A few other Cajun seafood spots have opened in the Greater Boston area of late, including Shaking Crab in Newton and Quincy and Loui Loui in Stoneham and Allston.

The address for this upcoming restaurant in Roslindale is: Shaking Seafood, 19 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA. 02131.

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<![CDATA[Plans to Open Third Rail Have Fallen Through]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:56:30 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*158/Ashmont+918.jpg

It looks like a long-awaited dining spot from a well-known Boston chef and restaurateur is not going to be happening after all.

Universal Hub is reporting (via Roslindale Village Main Street) that plans for Chris Douglass to open Third Rail in the former trolley substation in Roslindale Square have fallen through, and that Roslindale Village Main Street, Historic Boston Inc., and Peregrine Group, LLC, are now looking for a new tenant to move into the space. According to UH, Douglass, who is behind Ashmont Grill and Tavolo in Dorchester, has had to deal with a delay in having a new power cable brought into the space along with other issues that were connected to the "historical nature" of the old substation building, which was built in 1911.

A location of Craft Beer Cellar can currently be found in the former substation, and 43 new housing units have been built around the structure as well. (Plans for a restaurant to open in the substation were first mentioned nearly five years ago.)

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Third Rail to Open in Former Roslindale Substation
Restaurant, Cafe, Produce Market Planned for Former Roslindale Substation

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<![CDATA[Plaza Azteca in Hingham Shut Down by Fire Marshal]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:51:27 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Plaza-Azteca-LaFlakaSalad.jpg

A Mexican restaurant on the South Shore has been forced to close, and it is not known when it could reopen again.

According to a poster on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook page, Plaza Azteca in Hingham has been shut down by the town Fire Marshal, with a notice out front saying that the Whiting Street spot has been closed because of violations of fire safety codes; the codes listed on the notice appear to refer to furniture issues (according to a mass.gov page), but no specifics have been given, and calls placed to the restaurant this afternoon have gone unanswered. (As soon as we find out more about what might be going on at Plaza Azteca, we will post an update here.)

Plaza Azteca has one other location in Massachusetts (Methuen) and four in Connecticut (Enfield, Manchester, Newington, and Wallingford).

The website for Plaza Azteca in Hingham is 6 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA, 02043. The website for all locations can be found at https://plazaaztecanewengland.com/

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<![CDATA[Life Alive to Open in Former Panera Space at BU]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:22:59 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/184*120/Life_alive.JPG

A local group of cafes featuring healthy, organic food will be opening a new location that should be popular with students.

Eater Boston is reporting (via The Daily Free Press) that Life Alive is planning to open in the former Panera space on Commonwealth Avenue at Boston University's West Campus. The new shop will join others in Cambridge, Salem, and Lowell, and there had been talk earlier of the group of eateries looking to open in Jamaica Plain and at another Cambridge location as well, though there has been no word on either of late. Based on the other locations, expect to see vegetarian, vegan, and raw options at the upcoming Life Alive, including such items as wraps, salads, coffee, tea, smoothies, and desserts. If all goes as planned, the new cafe could be opening in January of 2018.

Panera closed its shop at BU's West Campus in May of this year, citing high rents as a reason for its closure.

The address for this upcoming cafe by BU is: Life Alive, 888 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline, MA, 02115. Its website can be found at https://www.lifealive.com/

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Panera on Boston University’s West Campus Is Closing; High Rents Cited

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<![CDATA[Sabroso Taqueria Expands to Somerville's Assembly Row]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:23:29 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/1036939114489956286985741882232358n.jpg

A Mexican eatery that returned to downtown Boston a few years ago has been joined by a second location within a growing development in Somerville.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Sabroso Taqueria is now open at Assembly Row, moving into a space in the new Partners HealthCare building. It looks like the new location of the dining spot offers the same items as that of the Oliver Street location in Boston's Financial District, including tacos, burritos, guacamole, and quesadillas, and beer and wine are also available as well.

Sabroso returned to Boston in October of 2014, returning to the area after being at another location on Washington Street which closed in 2008 when the Filene's building was taken down. A Sabroso food truck can also be found at several locations around Boston.

The address for the new location of Sabroso Taqueria in Assembly Row is 475 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA, 02145. The website for Sabroso can be found at https://www.sabrosotaqueria.com/

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<![CDATA['Caddyshack'-Inspired Bar Opens in Downtown Boston]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:30:25 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/bushwood1.jpg

A new bar has opened in downtown Boston, and its name is a play on a country club shown in a classic comedy film that is nearly 40 years old.

According to a press release, Bushwood Cocktail Club is now open in the former Broad Street Riot space near where Broad Street meets the Rose Kennedy Greenway, with the drinking spot taking its name from the Bushwood Country Club in the 1980 movie Caddyshack. the 50-seat place is both a retro bar and an arcade bar, with games such as Beer Pong, Big Buck Hunter, and Pop-A-Shot on the premises, while its menu includes bar pizza and sandwiches and its cocktail list has drinks named after characters in the movie.

The people behind the bar--which was originally supposed to be an Italian restaurant called Bistro 131--also own Finn McCool's Public House, a new spot around the corner on High Street that replaced Julep Bar.

The address for this new bar in downtown Boston is: Bushwood Cocktail Club, 131 Broad Street, Boston, MA, 02110.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Bistro 131, Finn McCool's to Take Over Broad Street Riot, Julep Bar in Downtown Boston

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Photo Credit: Bushwood Cocktail Club]]>
<![CDATA[Burgers At The Blue Ox]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:59:12 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Burger_At_The_Blue_Ox.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Lynn to bite into the sin burger at The Blue Ox.

For more information visit:

The Blue Ox

theblueoxlynn.com/

191 Oxford St, Lynn, MA 01901

(781) 780-5722


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<![CDATA[Former Spotify Executive Joins Boston Healthcare Startup]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:23:23 -0400

After raising a $31.6 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz last year, PatientPing has scooped up a former Spotify executive to lead its product team.

Dave Rodger, PatientPing's new head of product. Photo provided by PatientPing.
Dave Rodger, PatientPing’s new head of product. Photo provided by PatientPing.

The Boston-based healthcare tech startup announced on Tuesday that it has hired Dave Rodger as its head of product. Rodger was previously vice president of product at Spotify, which he joined through the company’s 2014 acquisition of Somerville-based The Echo Nest. Prior to joining The Echo Nest in 2011, he held roles at TripAdvisor and SimpleTuition.

PatientPing’s software aims to help healthcare providers coordinate care for patients by sending the providers real-time notifications (or “pings,” hence the startup’s name) whenever patients are admitted, transferred or discharged from a facility, and provides critical patient information at the point of care. This can help providers save a significant amount of money and provide better care for patients.

Rodger said after meeting the PatientPing’s CEO, Jay Desai, and the company’s board, he was really impressed with how much traction the company has seen in an industry that is very complex.

“It really seems like we have now identified a pretty tractable entry point into the market on how to tackle healthcare,” Rodger said.

As its new head of product, Rodger said he will work with the company’s leadership team and employees to expand into new markets and develop new features.

PatientPing is now used by nearly 20,000 providers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia and New Jersey. Its most recent expansion was in Wisconsin, where a health system consisting of a hospital, a psychiatric center and 32 primary care clinics use PatientPing’s system.

PatientPing Raises $31.6M Series B Led by Andreessen Horowitz & Leerink

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<![CDATA[Cava to Open in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:19:28 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/cava.jpg

Earlier this year, we reported that a growing group of  Mediterranean dining spots based in Washington, D.C., would be expanding to Boston, and now we have learned where one of its locations will be.

According to a press release, Cava is planning to open at 1350 Boylston, a 17-story luxury residential tower that is nearing completion in the Fenway. Once the eatery opens, expect to find such items as tabbouleh, hummus, feta, falafel, spicy lamb meatballs, and grilled chicken, along with soups and grain bowls. If all goes as planned, it looks like Cava will open in the Fenway during the first quarter of 2018, while Boston Magazine mentions that locations are also planned for the Back Bay, Dedham, and Hingham as well.

Other dining spots moving into 1350 Boylston include Tatte Bakery and Cafe and Oath Craft Pizza.

The website for Cava can be found at https://cava.com/

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Washington, D.C.-based Cava to Expand to Boston

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Photo Credit: Cava]]>
<![CDATA[Emma's in Boston's South End Is Closed]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:26:44 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/emmas1.jpg

A pizzeria in the South End of Boston whose name goes back a half century is shuttered, and it is not known if or when it will reopen.

According to a Twitter post from @bzref, Emma's on Columbus Avenue is locked up and dark, and we have been told that it has apparently been this way for approximately three weeks. A phone call placed to the eatery goes to a voicemail that says it is temporarily closed and trying to restaff, retool, and open back up as soon as possible, with the voicemail being recorded back in late August. As soon as we get any updates on Emma's, we will post them here.

Emma's first opened last August in the South End, joining its location in Cambridge's Kendall Square which ended up closing down at the end of the year. The business was established in the 1960s in the Huron Village section of Cambridge, eventually moving to Kendall Square around 2000.

The address for Emma's in the South End is 537 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118.

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<![CDATA[Clear The Shelters]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:18:33 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/266*120/Clear+the+Shelter+2.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi visits MSPCA at Nevins Farm to help loving homes for shelter animals.

For more information visit:

MSPCA at Nevins Farm

www.mspca.org/adoption-centers/nevins-farm-adoption-center/

400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844

(978) 687-7453 x6101]]>
<![CDATA[Melt With You]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:09:19 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Melt_With_You.jpg

The Hub Today's Erica Mansfield teaches us how to manage pain and de-stress with the melt method.

For more information visit:

The Melt Method

www.meltmethod.com/]]>
<![CDATA[Team Behind Sycamore and Little Big Diner to Open Buttonwood in Former 51 Lincoln Space in Newton Highlands]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:14:05 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/211*120/sycamore+921+.JPG

A new restaurant is on its way to Newton, taking over the space where an award-winning dining spot used to be--and the people behind it own a couple of other places in the city.

A job post within the bostonchefs.com site confirms what a source had told us last month, that David Punch and Shane Smyth of Sycamore and Little Big Diner in Newton Centre will be opening Buttonwood in the former 51 Lincoln space in Newton Highlands. Very little is currently known about the new restaurant other than a note on its website saying it will open sometime this fall.

51 Lincoln, which shut down in June of 2016 after approximately eight years in business, was known mostly for its upscale New American fare; the place received various "best ofs" from The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and Dig Boston, according to its site.

The address for the upcoming Buttonwood is 51 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA, 02461. Its website will be at https://www.buttonwoodnewton.com/

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<![CDATA[New Thai Restaurant Coming to Inman Square]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:57:01 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/208*120/thai+food.jpg

It looks like a new restaurant that features Thai food may be on its way to Cambridge.

According to a license commission agenda page within the city's website, Pineapple Thai Cuisine, LLC has applied for a common victualler license to operate on Cambridge Street in Inman Square, with the address indicating that it plans to take over the space where Cafe Restaurant Lisboa had once been. Very little is known about the 26-seat restaurant other than the fact that it is looking to be open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and dinner only on Sunday, so stay tuned for updates. (It is also not known whether it will be called "Pineapple Thai Cuisine" or whether this is just the name of the parent company.)

The address for this proposed Thai restaurant in Inman Square is 1108 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

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<![CDATA[Exodus Bagels to Open Retail Shop in Jamaica Plain]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:43:02 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/bagel2.jpg

Last summer, we reported that a local business featuring authentic New York-style bagels was planning to open a brick-and-mortar place in Roslindale. Now we have learned that the plans have changed a bit, and the retail shop will be replacing a now-closed bakery in Jamaica Plain.

According to an article from Universal Hub (via a Facebook post from the business), Exodus Bagels is now looking to open a shop on Washington Street in the former Canto 6 space, with the McCraw Street space in Roslindale that was originally to have been home to a diner, deli, and bagel shop continuing on as their commercial kitchen. No opening date for the store has been given as of yet, so stay tuned for updates.

Canto 6 shut down in August of 2016 after approximately 10 years in business; its closure took place two months after Exodus Bagels announced its initial plans to open a shop in Roslindale.

The address for the upcoming retail shop for Exodus Bagels is 3346 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130. The website for the company can be found at https://www.exodusbagels.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Exodus Bagels to Open Diner, Deli, and Bagel Shop in Roslindale
Canto 6 Bakery in Jamaica Plain Is Closing

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<![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: Classic Comfort Greek Street Food]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:54:15 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Zo+Boston+4.JPG

At Zo Boston, the name of the game is authentic Greek street food made and delivered to your hands fast.

Christian Makredes, partner with Zo Restaurant Group, said that the idea for a food truck came after finding success at a brick and mortar store. 

"We put extra virgin olive oil on everything," Makredes said. "Everything's made from scratch. Nothing's pre-packaged or bought. We make everything."

Aside from your assortment of gyros, the truck features several soups, including Avgolemono, a classic lemon chicken rice soup, and a veggie lentil soup.

The equipment in the truck is the same you'll find inside the store. All meats are freshly cooked and then saved. Gyros are then made to order and delivered to you in minutes. Though the line gets long, it doesn't last with how quickly orders are made.

The Zo Boston food truck schedule is as followed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

Monday: Dewey Square

Tuesday: High Street on the Greenway

Wednesday: Dewey Square

Thursday: Belvidere Street

Friday: Stuart Street

For more on Zo Boston, visit their website.



Photo Credit: NBC Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Mike and Patty's Owners to Open North South in Somerville]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:14:25 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/176*120/Mike+Pattys+2+98.JPG

The people behind a beloved Boston breakfast place and sandwich shop are opening a new spot within an upcoming development in Somerville, and it will offer two of the region's most beloved food items.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, Mike Gurevich and Ania Zaroda of Mike & Patty's in Boston's Bay Village are planning to open North South within Bow Market in the Unton Square section of Somerville, with the food stall offering both roast beef sandwiches (a North Shore staple) and bar pizza (a South Shore staple). If all goes as planned, the new eatery could be opening in early 2018, which is when Bow Market is expected to debut.

Bow Market, which will be located between Somerville Avenue and Bow Street, plans to have more than 30 stalls as well as a brewery called Remnant Brewing and a comedy club.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Bow Market Planned for Somerville's Union Square

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<![CDATA[Green Tea in Newton Has Closed]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:06:07 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/237*120/satay_duck.jpg

A suburban Chinese restaurant that offered a variety of dishes along with dim sum on weekends has very quietly closed.

According to several sources, Green Tea in Newton has been locked up and dark for at least a couple of weeks, with no indication as to why it has shut down or what might happen to the space. A check on the website for the Elliot Street eatery shows that the site is still up and running, though its phone number does appear to be out of service. As soon as we find out what the exact status of the space is, we will post an update here.

Green Tea was known in part for its Northern Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese fare, along with its weekend dim sum and sushi options.

The address for this now-closed Chinese restaurant in Newton was: Green Tea, 24 Elliot Street, Newton, MA, 02461.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Back Bay Harry's in Boston to Become Citrus and Salt]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:59:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/mexican-food.jpg

It looks like a celebrity chef and restaurateur will be reconcepting one of his dining spots in Boston.

According to a press release, Back Bay Harry's on Berkeley Street will become Citrus & Salt, which will apparently be a Mexican version of Buttermilk & Bourbon, another Back Bay restaurant that is owned by Jason Santos. (Santos also runs Abby Lane in Boston's Theater District.) The release says that the offerings at the new spot will feature Mexican coastal cuisine while also adding South American twists to dishes offered at Buttermilk & Bourbon, which is a Southern-inspired restaurant with a focus on New Orleans items. If all goes as planned, Citrus & Salt could be opening in the late fall or early winter.

Back Bay Harry's first opened in October of 2013, taking over the space where Geoffrey's Cafe had been, and before that, Laurel. The restaurant has been known mostly for its inventive takes on comfort food along with craft cocktails. It looks like Back Bay Harry's last day will be September 24.

The address for this upcoming restaurant opening in Back Bay Harry's space is: Citrus & Salt, 142 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

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<![CDATA[Sheger Cafe and Ethiopian Restaurant to Open in Cambridge]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:17:53 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/4856_102254547690_97741787690_2559349_8161046_n.jpg

A new dining spot may be coming to North Cambridge, and it will apparently be featuring East African cuisine.

According to a license commission agenda page within the city's website, Sheger Cafe and Ethiopian Restaurant has applied for a common victualler license to operate on Mass. Ave., with the address indicating that it would be opening on the same block where Joe Sent Me, Hana Sushi, Suvaai, and Qingdao Garden reside. The name of the manager--Misrak Gandi--also hints that the person behind the place may also be behind Misrak Beauty Salon which is also in that block, though this has not been confirmed as of yet. Little is known about the eatery other than the fact that it plans to have seating for 14 inside, a small outdoor area with a capacity of 8, and lunch and dinner (and possibly breakfast) being offered daily.

The address for this proposed restaurant in North Cambridge is: Sheger Cafe and Ethiopian Restaurant, 2376 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02140.

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<![CDATA[Bazaar 83 to Replace Tangierino in Charlestown]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:08:47 -0400

It looks like an upscale French and Moroccan restaurant is going to become home to a new Spanish tapas bar.

According to a job post within the bostonchefs.com site, Bazaar 83 is getting ready to open and is now hiring line and prep cooks, while a message from Matthew Leddy--who is heading up the kitchen--indicates that it is a reconcepting of Tangierino on Main Street, with the ownership remaining the same. Leddy tells us that the space is currently being remodeled and that the dining spot could be opening by the end of the month, with small plates offered and an extensive wine list being available. (Leddy had previously worked at Townsman in downtown Boston.)

Tangierino first opened its doors approximately 15 years ago.

The address for Bazaar 83 is 83 Main Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129.

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<![CDATA[Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square Is Closing]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:56:09 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/186*120/Firebrand+98.JPG

A Cambridge gastropub will soon be closing to make way for new development.

According to an article in The Boston Globe, Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square is shutting down on October 15, as MIT's Kendall Square Initiative will bring about new construction to the Broadway space where the restaurant and bar currently resides. Owner Gary Strack tells the Globe that Brick & Mortar and Central Kitchen--two Central Square spots that he runs--will remain in operation.

Firebrand Saints, which first opened approximately six years ago, has been known in part for its modern and classic American fare along with its extensive beer and cocktail list.

The address for Firebrand Saints is 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142. Its website can be found at: https://firebrandsaints.com/

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<![CDATA[Easy Pie Opens in Revere]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:20:35 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/164*120/Easy+Pie+98.JPG

An eclectic South Shore pizzeria that has been a long time in the making has opened a new location on the North Shore.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Easy Pie is now open in Revere, with the Squire Road eatery joining the original location in Braintree. As mentioned before, the new location of the dining spot offers a pizza with roast beef on it along with a number of other new options with such toppings as ham, pickles, and pork, while the place also serves pizzas that are found at the Braintree location as well, including a Buffalo Nickel (with buffalo chicken), Sweet Chili Bang, Classic Margherita, and a Mayflower (including turkey tips). In addition to pizza, the new Easy Pie also has salads, burgers, subs, and dessert pies on the menu.

Plans for Easy Pie to open in Revere were first announced back in the spring of 2015.

The address for the new location of Easy Pie is 649 Squire Road, Revere, MA, 02151. The website can be found at https://www.theeasypie.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Easy Pie in Braintree to Open Second Location in Revere

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<![CDATA[Mastering The Farmer's Market]]>Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:24:44 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Mastering_The_Farmer_s_Market.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi takes us to the Milton Farmers' Market and shows us how to shop and serve local food perfectly.

For more information visit:

Milton Farmers Market

www.miltonmassfarmersmarket.org/

Wharf St, Milton, Massachusetts 02186

Lower Mills Tavern


www.lowermillstavern.com/

2269 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124



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<![CDATA[Packed Premiere for Movie About Marathon Bombing Survivor]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:26:27 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/jake6.jpg

The U.S. premiere of a film chronicling the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is taking place at the hospital where he and others who were injured in the 2013 deadly attack were treated.

The movie, "Stronger," is screening at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Tuesday. It arrives in theaters Sept. 22.

The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman and "Orphan Black" actress Tatiana Maslany as Bauman's then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley. Bauman, Hurley and their on-screen counterparts are expected to attend the premiere.

Hurley was running the marathon and Bauman was there to cheer her on when two bombs went off near the finish line. He lost his legs.

The movie is based on Bauman's memoir of the same name.

Many of the people who treated Bauman play themselves in the movie.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC Boston



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<![CDATA[Stone Hearth Pizza in Allston Has Apparently Closed]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:37:17 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/184*120/Stone+Hearth+98.JPG

It looks like a local group of pizza spots continues to shrink and is now down to just one.

According to a Twitter post from last week, Stone Hearth Pizza in Allston appears to have closed, and today, its website seems to confirm this, showing that its locations page for the Western Avenue pizzeria has been taken down. We sent a note to the business asking for more details and are currently waiting to hear back, but for now, it appears that the Allston location of Stone Hearth is gone.

Stone Hearth Pizza, which started out in Belmont in 2005, once had locations in Allston, Belmont, Cambridge, Hingham, Needham, and Winchester, with the original in Belmont Center being the only one remaining.

The address for this now-closed pizza spot in Allston was: Stone Hearth Pizza, 182 Western Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134. The website for the sole remaining location in Belmont can be found at https://stonehearthpizza.com/

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond

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<![CDATA[Mike and Patty's Will Not Be Coming to Waltham After All]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:04:21 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/190*120/Mike+Patty%27s+98.JPG

This summer, we reported that a beloved Boston dining spot that has received both local and national recognition might be coming to "restaurant row" in Waltham. Now we have learned that this will not be happening after all.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, plans for Mike & Patty's in Boston's Bay Village to expand to Moody Street in Waltham have fallen through, though owners Mike Gurevich and Ania Zaroda now have new plans--to open a food stall at Somerville's upcoming Bow Market called North South, which will feature roast beef sandwiches and bar pizza. Back in July, we heard that the husband-and-wife team were hoping to open a new restaurant on Moody Street where a furniture store had been, with the plan being to open the place by the end of the year if all went well. It is not known what might happen to the space now that the dining spot will not be moving in; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

Mike & Patty's first opened on Church Street in Bay Village in 2008, with the eatery receiving much press about its breakfast and lunch sandwiches over the years, including Boston Magazine giving it a Best of Boston in both 2012 and 2014, while Yahoo and Thrillist had it on their short list of Best Breakfast Sandwiches in America for 2015 as well. Its website can be found at https://www.mikeandpattys.com/'

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Mike and Patty's in Boston's Bay Village Plans to Open New Location in Waltham

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<![CDATA[Shan-A-Punjab to Move to Former Rubin's Space in Brookline]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:28:22 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/169*120/Shanapunjab.JPG

An Indian restaurant in Brookline is moving, and it looks like it will reopen where an iconic deli had been.

According to a tweet from @dfphil, Shan-A-Punjab on Harvard Street is currently closed, with a sign out front saying that it is moving into the former Rubin's deli space a short distance up the street. A phone call placed to Shan-A-Punjab this morning confirms this, that the restaurant will indeed take over the space apparently by the end of the year.

Shan-A-Punjab first opened in Brookline in the latter part of 2013, taking over the space where Cognac Bistro had been; Rubin's shut its doors in August of 2016, and while there had been talk that it might reopen, those plans apparently fell through--at least in its old space.

The old address for Shan-A-Punjab was 455 Harvard Street, while its new address in the former Rubin's space will be 500 Harvard Street.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Rubin's in Brookline Closes, But It Could Reopen

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<![CDATA[FoMu Says Farewell to Newbury Street (Again)]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:34:26 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/fomu+98.jpg

A local group of vegan ice cream shops has left one of Boston's busiest streets once again, as its long-term pop-up shop has apparently closed down earlier than expected.

Eater Boston is reporting that FoMu shuttered its temporary Newbury Street shop this week, leaving the space that had once been home to the clothing store Scoop NYC. This is the second time that FoMu has popped up on Newbury Street, with another one being open from August to October of last year--and the latest shop had been planning to stay open through the end of this year, but it shut down a few months early.

FoMu currently has permanent locations in Allston, the South End, and Jamaica Plain, and in addition to its two temporary locations on Newbury Street, it has also had pop-ups in the Fenway and Cambridge's Inman Square.

The address for the now-closed location of FoMu was 177 Newbury Street, while the website for all locations can be found at https://www.fomuicecream.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
FoMu to Return to Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay

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<![CDATA[Mike Felger Will Make His Social Media Home at Fancred]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:48:49 -0400

Michael Felger is one of the last sports talk hosts to hold off from using social media, but at the beginning of the month, he finally tweeted from his long-dormant Twitter account.

For Felger’s followers, it was a big moment and a chance to finally interact with him online, but it turns out that Twitter won’t be the best place to reach him. The real place to follow the WBZ-TV host for his unfiltered opinions and commentary on sports will be Fancred, a sports-focused social media network, BostInno has exclusively learned.

Fancred is expected to announce later Tuesday morning that Felger has joined the network, which was resurrected last year after the original business operating it shut down. After Fancred’s original Boston-based company shut down in March 2016, it sold the company’s assets that summer to Football Nation Holdings, a company founded by Boston entrepreneur Andrew Miller. Miller originally planned to rebrand Fancred as Football Nation’s official app, but the company decided to instead focus on rebuilding Fancred as its own brand.

With that decision, Fancred sought out Felger as a social media influencer who could bring his large audience with him. In an interview with BostInno, Felger said he held out from using social media for so long because he is “absolutely pathetic with technology” and that his long hours on TV and radio gave him enough of an opportunity to voice his opinions.

“It’s exciting being on the ground floor and taking a chance on something new.”

“I do enough chirping in the course of my day jobs that to take it home with me seems exhausting,” Felger said.

He changed his tune, however, when Fancred reached out through a mutual friend. On one hand, Felger said, he knew he was eventually going to have to change as more people look to follow their favorite media personalities online, but he was also enticed by Fancred’s singular focus on sports, where politics and other things won’t get in the way.

“It’s exciting being on the ground floor and taking a chance on something new,” he said.

In a press release announcing Felger’s arrival on Fancred, the company described the radio and TV personality as an “investor” and “partner.” Felger declined to provide any specific details on his partnership and investment, but said that he would be using Fancred regularly for at least the next two football seasons. He said followers can expect him to be active on Fancred during football games and when he’s otherwise off-air.

“I don’t want to say exactly what the deal is, but I have upside in the company,” Felger said. “There are lots of different ways to invest.”

Fancred now operates under the umbrella of Command Media, which also runs the Command Center publishing platform and fantasy sports game FantasySpin. Andrew Miller, president of Command Media and Fancred, said the company is primarily focusing its energy on building out Fancred, whose Android app will soon receive a substantial update. The company has raised a little over $2 million from investors, Miller said.

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<![CDATA[The Smoke Shop BBQ to Open in Fort Point]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:08:07 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/TheSmokeShop+921+jpg.jpg

A few weeks ago, we received word that a popular barbecue spot in Cambridge was going to be moving into a space in Boston where another restaurant was, and now this has been confirmed.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, The Smoke Shop BBQ in Kendall Square is expanding to a second location in Fort Point, taking over the former Tavern Road space on Congress Street. The post says that the new location of the restaurant will have a main area along with a side dining section (where TR Street Food had been), and takeout will also be offered. If all goes as planned, The Smoke Shop could be up and running in Fort Point sometime in November, and as mentioned here earlier, it appears that a third location may be on its way to Somerville's Assembly Row, though Andy Husbands--who is behind The Smoke Shop--will not confirm (nor deny) that this is indeed happening.

Tavern Road shut down last month after being in business for four years.

The address for the upcoming Smoke Shop BBQ in Boston's Fort Point is 343 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02210. The website can be found at https://www.thesmokeshopbbq.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Tavern Road in Boston's Fort Point Is Closing
The Smoke Shop BBQ Is Apparently Opening at Assembly Row in Somerville

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<![CDATA[Pig 'N Whistle Diner in Brighton May Be Reopening]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:57:40 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/123013085345695567113471227506233n.jpg

It looks like a long-closed Boston diner could be returning.

According to a tweet from @allbrivets, the Pig 'N Whistle on N Beacon Street is looking to reopen, with the post showing that it plans to be renovated with outdoor seating being added. A Facebook post from the Brighton Allston Improvement Association (BAIA) also shows this as well, though no other information has been given--including who might be behind the place. (As soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.)

According to an earlier article from Universal Hub, the Pig 'N Whistle apparently began as the Circle Diner in Watertown, eventually moving to the corner of N Beacon street and Market Street before shutting down in 2002.

The address for the Pig 'N Whistle is 226 N Beacon Street, Brighton, MA, 02135.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area



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<![CDATA[Date Nights in Boston on a Budget]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:28:11 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Date_Nights_in_Boston_on_a_Budget.jpg

The Hub Today's Colton Bradford shows us how to impress your date without breaking the bank with some of the hottest spots in Boston.

For more information visit:

Boston Harbor Distillery

12R Ericsson St, Boston, MA 02112









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<![CDATA[Smith & Wollensky to Open in Wellesley]]>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:16:36 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/925069622333294549370515815351n.jpg

A Boston-based group of steakhouses is opening its first suburban location, and it will be moving into a space that had been home to an award-winning spot owned by a celebrity chef.

According to a press release, Smith & Wollensky is opening in Wellesley, with the address indicating that it will be taking over the former Blue Ginger space on Washington Street. It appears that the new location of the steakhouse--which will join others at "The Castle" in Boston's Back Bay, Atlantic Wharf along the waterfront, and a handful of others in the U.S. and in London--will be opening in early 2018.

Blue Ginger shut down last June, with owner Ming Tsai indicating that the decision was made in part because of his plan to start a new quick-service stir-fry concept called ChowStirs. (His other restaurant--Blue Dragon in Boston's Fort Point--remains open for business.)

The address for the upcoming outlet of Smith & Wollensky in Wellesley is 583 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA, 02482. The website for all locations can be found at https://www.smithandwollensky.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Blue Ginger in Wellesley Is Closing

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<![CDATA[Jaju Pierogi to Open at Upcoming Bow Market in Somerville]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:44:48 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/pierogi1.jpg

The people behind a Gloucester-based pierogi business will be opening a shop within an upcoming development in Somerville.

According to an article in Scout Somerville, Jaju Pierogi is going to be opening a stall at Bow Market in Union Square, with sisters Vanessa and Casey White offering a variety of pierogi--including specials and take-home frozen packages--year around at the complex, which will be located between Somerville Avenue and Bow Street (The pierogi will be made out of the Gloucester space.) The business, which started out in 2015, sells pierogi at various food shops in the Boston area and beyond, and has also popped up at such places as Idle Hands Craft Ales and Sillari's Pizza in Malden along with farmers markets--including the one in Union Square.

As reported earlier, Bow Market plans to have more than 30 stalls (including food vendors) along with one or two brick-and-mortar businesses, a brewery called Remnant Brewing, and a theater. The space had been hoping to open later this year, but it is not known if this is still the case.

The website for Jaju Pierogi can be found at https://www.jajupierogi.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Bow Market Planned for Somerville's Union Square

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<![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: Worldwide Variety at This Classic Truck]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:22:27 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Dining+Car+6.JPG

The Dining Car was one of the first food trucks in Boston that was part of an effort to make widespread food trucks in the city a reality.

Owners David Harnik and Naomi Klein approached the city in 2010 as part of a coalition to get food trucks in the city.

"By 2011 the city worked really quickly and we have this food truck program that you see today," said Harnik.

Since then, The Dining Car has been rooted in a variety of sandwiches and foods that Harnik says are inspired from dishes around the world, such as the chicken on goat sandwich or the honey truffle goat cheese sandwich.

One of the most popular items is one of the most surprising.

"Of all things, we've become known for cauliflower," said Harnik. "So our crispy cauliflower with curry aioli is a big hit."

Harnik said that the close-knit community of food trucks and bringing great food to customers has been the best thing to come out of the food truck movement.

The Dining car schedule is as followed:

Monday

Dewey Square -11 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday

Congress Street on the Greenway, and BU East on Commonwealth Avenue - 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday

Needham, 40 A Street - 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Friday

Seaport Blvd, Maritime Park and Harrison Ave/Boston Medical Center - 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays

SoWa Open Market - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more on The Dining Car, visit their website.



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<![CDATA[Clearing the Shelters At MSPCA ]]>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:01:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000008778148_1200x675_1041464387653.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi stops by the MSPCA to try and find loving homes for animals in need at the shelter.

For more information on these animals visit:

MSPCA Jamaica Plain

https://www.mspca.org/adoption-centers/boston-adoption-center/

350 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 522-5055


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<![CDATA[Boston Band Gets Patriots Fans Pumped at NFL Kickoff Concert]]>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:11:50 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-634608996.jpg

The musical act at the NFL's kickoff concert celebrating the New England Patriots in a downtown Boston park changed shortly before it started.

Guster performed at the "2017 NFL Kickoff Driven by Hyundai" concert at Christopher Columbus Park Thursday afternoon.

The Boston-based band replaced Grammy-winning artist Miguel, who had to decline performing due to an illness.

Gates opened at 10:30 a.m. The show was a first-come, first-serve event. Those attending were asked to enter the event at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Richmond Street.



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<![CDATA[17 Events Worth Checking Out in September]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:09:31 -0400

Con: Summer is waning. Pro: September has the best weather of the year! Whether you’re heading back to college, wrapping up your last trip of the season, or mentally preparing for your first full week of work in some time, there’s some great stuff to look forward to in September. See you out there, Boston.

King Richard’s Faire

September 2 through October 22 — 10:30 a.m. — 235 Main Street, Carver — Desperate for a fix to sate your “Game of Thrones “withdrawal? The New England Renaissance Festival’s 36th Season will feature hundreds of entertainers, more than 100 artisans, knights battling on horseback, giant spit-roasted turkey legs, and, hopefully, no ice dragons. $32 for adults, $16 for children.

La Casa de Pedro Labor Day Weekend Pig Roast

September 3 and 4 — 11:30 a.m. — 505 Congress Street — A party so delicious you’ve got two chances to go. Celebrate the Labor Day Weekend in the Seaport with the crew from La Casa de Pedro while enjoying live music, craft cocktails, and freshly roasted pork dishes. Free.

Tailgate Throwdown

September 7 — 6 p.m. — The Harp, 85 Causeway Street — After staging the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time — 28-3, remember that — the Patriots start their 2017 season in Foxborough against the Kansas City Chiefs. If you don’t have tickets to the game, you can still tailgate over at The Harp. Some of your favorite restaurants will be serving up their best football fare, and one Tailgate Champion will be crowned. The competition will end before the game kicks off but stick around for the game and a few more Bud Lights. $15.

roofTOP Chefs September Event

September 12 — 5:30 p.m. — Roof Top Pool at The Colonnade Hotel — roofTOP Chefs is a series created by The Colonnade Hotel’s Executive Chef Nick Calias, who has invited some talented friends to collaborate on a poolside tasting pop-up with 100% of proceeds benefitting Share Our Strength | No Kid Hungry. Each guest chef will whip up dishes of their own creation and Chef Calias will craft a complimentary dish or cocktail to pair, for a casual cookout-style atmosphere at the Colonnade’s famous rooftop pool. Private Chef Jen Royle and author (“Dare to Taste”) will be the featured chef on September 12. $30.

Underground GetDown Opening Day Block Party & Celebration

September 9 — 2 p.m. — 90 Traveler Street — The folks behind the Ink Block development have transformed the space under I-93 between South Boston and the South End, and you’re invited to the unveiling of new murals by some of today’s most popular and influential street-artists. While there, grab a drink at the Loco Beer Garden and a bite at the food trucks all while DJ’s Gucci Vuitton & Braun Dapper work the 1’s and 2’s. Free.

CREATE: Fall 2017

September 10 — 2 p.m. — The Innovation and Design Building, 21 Drydock Ave — One of the most unique events in Boston, CREATE pairs up-and-coming artists with the next wave of the city’s top chefs and bartenders, showcasing the city’s homegrown talents amid a soundtrack of live music. This Fall, the event returns to the Innovation and Design Building for an afternoon of creativity, art, and most importantly, food. The day’s lineup of artists, chefs, bartenders, and DJ’s/musicians does not disappoint. $55.

Let’s Dance Boston!

September 13 through 17 — 3 p.m. — Dewey Square Parks, 600 Atlantic Avenue — Do you watch “Dancing with the Stars” and think “hey, I could do that!” If so, put on your literal dancing shoes and head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway for the return of Let’s Dance Boston! First appearing on the Greenway in 2015, the event series features four consecutive nights of dynamic live music and dance along with a special Sunday afternoon event. The five-day dance series includes five different live bands preceded by expert dance instructors. Each event begins with a 45-minute free dance lesson taught by professional teachers in the dance style of the evening. After the lesson, a live band performs a 90-minute set to accompany the dancing and continue the party. Free.

#BEERSMART: Thursday Blind Tastings

September 14 — 6 p.m. — Craft Beer Cellar Belmont, 51 Leonard Street — Craft Beer Cellar Belmont wants to hone your knowledge of beer styles beyond “IPA” and “not an IPA.” CBC’s Thursday classes cover major style categories and even throw some curveballs in. In each class, you’ll learn about style attributes and how you can identify them through appearance, aroma, and flavor. Registration for these classes is limited to 8 per session. The September 14 class is called “Barkeep: What’s in my beer?” Free.

Summer ‘17 Hip Hop Hits Flow — Yoga Around Town

September 14 — 6:30 p.m. — Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf —  The pier at Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf will be packed with yogis. Head over to Charlestown for an all-levels vinyasa flow class that will have you moving, breathing and working up a sweat for 60 minutes. Post-#fitness, you will be plied with sweetgreen and KEEL vodka. $20.

Daybreaker Boston — Heart of the City

September 16 — 7 a.m. — City Hall Plaza — The premier morning rave company (yes, this is legitimate) sets up shop on Mayor Walsh’s doorstep. For $20 you can take vinyasa yoga class with Izzy Vanhall from Yogaworks at 7 a.m. and stay for the dance party. Or if you’re just into dancing and sweating before work, show up at 8 a.m for free. Wear your craziest threads and get down to the DJ stylings of Burgundy Jones.  $20.

Boston Harbor Islands Regatta After-Party

September 16 — 6 p.m. — District Hall — The 13th Annual Boston Harbor Islands Regatta will have to close to 100 boats weaving through Boston Harbor and the harbor islands, but the action doesn’t end at the finish line. District Hall in the Seaport is hosting the official an after-party featuring craft cocktails, local beers, and gourmet bites while celebrating race participants. Tickets include one drink ticket, food, and live music. $40.

Stone Zoo Ales & Tails

September 16  — 5 p.m. — 149 Pond Street, Stoneham — Stone Zoo’s third annual beer-tasting event will feature offerings from breweries like Castle Island Brewing, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Clown Shoes Beer, and opportunities to learn about the amazing animals at the zoo. VIP ticket holders will receive an Ales & Tails t-shirt, access to the new Animal Discovery Center, special animal encounters and food provided by Joe’s American Bar & Grill of Woburn. Proceeds from Ales & Tails will support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England. $55 for General Admission, $100 for VIP.

 

Halfway To Saint Patrick’s Day Irish Brunch Banger

September 17 — 10:30 a.m. — Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne Street — Let’s start with some real talk: generally speaking, “Halfway to _________” parties are always a stretch and probably don’t need to exist. That being said, I’m never going to knock an opportunity to throw back a few daytime Guinness. This September 17 banger is sponsored by Jameson and will feature live music, an authentic Irish breakfast, an iced irish coffee bar, and a lot of giveaways. Free.

Live @ Aloft: Almost Owen

September 21 — 8 p.m. — 401-403 D Street — The Live @ Aloft music series showcases the latest and greatest up-and-comers of the Boston music scene, and it’s a great take if you haven’t been. The September 21 installment will feature songwriter/producer and Boston native Almost Owen, who has been quietly waiting for his moment. Since moving back to the US from India where he worked as music teacher three years ago, the 26-year-old has played nearly 500 shows. He’s toured massive music festivals in Panama, clubs and theaters in China and India, intimate sets at UNESCO in France, and tiny beer-soaked clubs here in Boston. Free.

Copenhagen Beer Festival

September 22 and 23 — 5 p.m. — City Hall Plaza — The much-hyped Copenhagen Beer Festival moves from City Hall Plaza to the SoWa Power Station with 40+ beers from around the world and live music from Hayley Thompson-King, These Wild Plains, The Tremolo Beer Gut, and Tigerman WOAH. There are three sessions, one on Friday night and two on Saturday. Don’t make any plans for Sunday. $65 and up.

Top Shelf Cookies Pop-up

September 29 — 5 p.m. — Bone Up Brewing Company — Have you tried Top Chef Cookies? They often have a booth at the SoWa Open Market and their wares are absolutely delicious. Do you like beer? Of course you do. Top Shelf is posting up in the Fermentation District with classic and beer-infused treats. I imagine they pair nicely with an IPA or stout? Free.

Brewery Yoga with Erin Madore

September 30 — 10:15 a.m. — Dorchester Brewing Company — Have you noticed that most of the fitness events I post also involve alcohol? Join Erin Madore for a 60-minute vinyasa style yoga class (all levels) and later toast your physical fitness with tasting flights of delicious Dorchester Brewing Company beer. After the official activities, stick around for a pint or two. Bring your own snacks! $20.

Photo by Mikhail Goldenkov / Strelka Institute, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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<![CDATA[You May Now Slaughter VR Zombies In Woburn]]>Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:39:27 -0400

Image via MindTrek

Depending on who you talk to, virtual reality is either a one-off fad for the curious, or the future of everything from social gaming to training elite military squads for real-life life-and-death scenarios.

But now with Mindtrek VR, the new 4,000 square foot warehouse of multiplayer shoot-em-up zombie-killing fun-time zone in Woburn (slated to open to the public as early as Sept 1), it is something else entirely.

“Nobody’s done more than [four players at once] successfully,” said Bob Cooney, Head of Global Business Development for Zero Latency, in an email to BostInno. “[Mindtrek VR] can have up to eight people playing in the same game, where each player’s avatar is clearly labeled so you know who you are playing with, and what they are doing.  It makes the game extremely social.”

It’s also unique, due to the size and scale of the project, which uses proprietary technology from Zero Latency out of Melbourne, Australia. After Mindtrek VR co-founder David O’Connor tried it with his business partners, O’Connor previously told BostInno he obtained exclusive licensing rights for using the technology in Massachusetts.

Also fueling the social and immersive high points of the experience is the freedom of motion. After being walked through the gear tutorial, players suit up and enter the arena unburdened by tethered cables or hardware anchoring them to any fixed location thanks to a full body-pack computer and head unit for external sensory deprivation and full visual and audio immersion. The playing floor uses over 100 cameras to capture real-time data of players movements for seamless display. And yes, you get a big damn gun to carry around.

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“Part of the ability to have more players, beyond a proprietary tracking system which allows for twice the cameras as the competition for less cost, is the size of the arena’s we build and the scale of the virtual environments,” Cooney said. So far they’re running with three scenarios for players (including one O’Connor has likened “to a 3K version of Tetris”) but the go-to is the zombie warehouse fight, which gets more intense the more teammates you have on your side. Especially when getting surprised by a 300-lb undead monster laying haymakers on your face.

“The comfort of the experience – both in tracking quality and equipment design – allows for longer games. This combination of length of time in the virtual world, and distance traveled dramatically increases the immersion factor.” A point that’s underscored while you’re in-game and riding up a virtual elevator for sniper positioning, but have to adjust to the simulated motion of moving vertically with shifting vantage point while physically going nowhere. Which isn’t to say you don’t work up a sweat while taking out hordes of the walking dead. “In some of our games, our players roam as much as a third of a mile,” says Cooney.

Games run around 45 minutes, at $45 a session, with nearly all of it spent geared up and fully submerged in the virtual world being monitored by game runners at a command station outside the grid boundaries for game play. And it’s that dedication to full untethered immersion that could prove integral to the longevity of Mindtrek’s appeal. If the immersion experience is broken for any reason then the entire virtual experience becomes, as Cooney puts it, “devalued”. So if the entire team’s confidence about the business potential based on their technology centers on that experience, it explains why the company is already looking to the future.

Image via MindTrek

At present there’s a location in Marlborough slated for a November opening, with New Jersey and Philadelphia outposts potentially opening down the road. And Cooney predicts as the technology advances and becomes more robust, it will allow arenas spread remotely across different geographical locales to be digitally linked in real time.

“Site vs site play is likely in the future,” he said.

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<![CDATA[Exploring Prince Edward Island]]>Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:08:58 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Exploring_Prince_Edward_Island.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi takes us on a trip to Prince Edward Island and gives us the must-see sights and things to do on Canada's Food Island. (Sponsored).

For More Information Visit:

www.tourismpei.com/]]>
<![CDATA[New England Cooking Techniques ]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:57:35 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Food_With_Historic_Flair.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Ledger in Salem to learn an old New England cooking technique that gives the new world flavor in every bite.

For More Information Visit:

Ledger Restaurant

www.ledgersalem.com/









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<![CDATA[Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen Plans to Open in Brighton]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:14:26 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/178*120/Plebiscito_pr_2017+%284%29.jpg

It looks like Boston may be getting a brand new brewery and brewpub.

According to a Facebook post from the Brighton Allston Improvement Association (BAIA), Brato Brew Pub is seeking a beer and wine license as well as a common victualler license to operate at N Beacon Street in Brighton, with a check on the Facebook page of the business showing that its exact name may be Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen. The Facebook page mentions that the brewpub expects to feature "all things fermented," with grilled cheese, sandwiches, house-made sausage, "thoughtfully crafted" beers, and (according to an earlier Eater Boston article) breads and pickles offered.

The Eater Boston post says that Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen could be opening sometime next year, though no specific timetable has been given as of yet.

The address for this proposed brewery and brewpub in Brighton is: Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen, 190 N Beacon Street, Brighton, MA, 02135. The website for the business can be found at https://www.bratobk.com/

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<![CDATA[Labor Day Grilling Tips from The BIG Y]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:42:44 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Labor_Day_Grilling_Tips_from_The_BIG_Y.jpg

This Labor Day let BIG Y's "Sam the Butcher" serve up some fresh, delicious options for your grill (Sponsored).

For more information visit:

BIG Y World Class Market

https://www.bigy.com/OurStores/ButcherShop/SamTheButcher

To find a Local BIG Y Store Visit:


https://bigy.com/]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Announces Singer for Kickoff Event Celebrating Pats]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 18:11:09 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/188*120/GettyImages-815192462.jpg

Grammy-winning R&B singer Miguel will reportedly perform live Thursday in Boston ahead of the New England Patriots' first game of the season.

Billboard reports Miguel will perform as the culminating act of the NFL's "Random Acts of Kickoff" Boston event at Christopher Columbus Park.

The gates will open at 10:30 a.m., and access for the general public will be on a first come, first serve basis, according to The Boston Globe's Ben Volin.

The event is serving as a celebration in the city of the Patriots' fifth Super Bowl win last season against the Atlanta Falcons.



Photo Credit: Getty Images for The Annenberg Foundation
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<![CDATA[Liquid Art House in Boston to Be Replaced by a New Concept]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:51:14 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*160/liquid.jpg

It looks like a combination restaurant/art gallery in Boston is being reconcepted.

According to an article in Bisnow, Liquid Art House on Arlington Street will be the site of a new venture, with Liquid Art House founder Ruta Laukien partnering with Turkish restaurant group Dogus Restaurant Entertainment and Management on the upcoming concept. The article says that the plan is to shut down the restaurant for six to eight weeks as soon as they get approval on changes to its liquor license, with renovations being made to the space. The new spot--which does not yet have a name--will feature globally-inspired fare and will be "more approachable," with a mix of formal seating and lounge-style dining, a raw bar, and a dessert-plating station being part of the space. The post says that Laukien is also looking at the West End of Boston and Miami for future locations of the new concept.

Liquid Art House first opened in the spring of 2012, moving into the former Boston Renaissance School building.

The address for Liquid Art House (and the upcoming dining spot replacing it) is 100 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116.



Photo Credit: Facebook/Liquid Art House]]>
<![CDATA[Gamer Sensei Raises $4M for Esports Coaching Platform]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:10:58 -0400

As competitive video gaming becomes more mainstream, a new economy is emerging to support the esports ecosystem. Just ask Nicholas “Shifty” Travis.

Since November, Travis has been working as a full-time coach for Team Dignitas, a professional esports team owned by the Philadelphia 76ers for which he focuses on the popular game Overwatch. When he’s not coaching for Dignitas, he brings in extra income by offering Overwatch coaching to anyone who’s willing to pay $20 an hour, which is made possible through an esports coaching platform called Gamer Sensei.

“When I’m not working for my Team Dignitas, I try to help other players raise their game,” said Travis, who estimates he has helped over 75 students so far. “I’ve actually had a couple of students surpass my expectations, and it’s always a thrill to see that.”

Gamers are now spending “many thousands of dollars” on Gamer Sensei to train with coaches (or senseis) like Travis, according to Gamer Sensei COO Jim Drewry.

“We have coaches that are going to make pretty tidy incomes this year.”

“We have coaches that are going to make pretty tidy incomes this year,” Drewry told BostInno. “I would say the maximum range runs from many tens of thousands of dollars a year to potential low six figures, depending on how the coach is doing.”

That high volume of money running through Gamer Sensei’s platform and other signs of traction have prompted investors to pour more money into the Boston startup, which previously raised a $2.5 million seed round last year. On Wednesday, the company announced it has raised a new $4 million round from a group of venture capital firms, including lead investors Cambridge-based Accomplice and Norwood-based Advancit Capital.

Gamer Sensei’s latest investment is another sign of investors’ growing interest in the esports market, which brought in $892 million in revenue last year and is expected to reach $1.1 billion in 2018, according to research firm Superdata. One of the largest signs from this year is when it was announced in July that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon bought their own “Overwatch” teams.

The company, which has 11 employees, plans to use the new funding for marketing and product development, the latter of which will include new software that helps PC gamers share a stream of their gameplay as a way to receive better coaching. It will also help the company expand the number of games it supports, which already includes popular competitive titles like Dota 2, Hearthstone and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

A profile for a Gamer Sensei coach.
A profile for a Gamer Sensei coach.

Drewry, a former Warner Bros. Games executive, said Gamer Sensei now has tens of thousands of users and “many hundreds” of active coaches, the latter of which includes a number of top competitive players. To ensure a quality experience for users, Drewry said the company has a selective application process for coaches, which is aided by user referrals.

Gamer Sensei was founded last year by William Collis, Rohan Gopaldas and Jiapeng Ji after experiencing their own frustrations with losing matches in “Hearthstone” and not having a clear way to improve their skills in a time-efficient manner.

“One thing I think we’re all excited and proud of is we’re creating livelihoods for people.”

“One thing I think we’re all excited and proud of is we’re creating livelihoods for people,” Gopaldas said. “They’re able to monetize a skill that before was really hard to monetize. We’ll get notes from senseis that [say], ‘hey, I’m no longer doing my day job; I’m doing this full-time,’ and that’s really exciting for us.”

The ability to make money from being a video game coach will further help legitimize esports in the mainstream, Drewry added.

“Generally, their friends and family and social circle don’t get it,” he said. “When they start to earn a living doing it, something clicks.”

For Travis, the Overwatch coach, having the ability to make money through Gamer Sensei on top of his gig with Team Dignitas means he’s able to do what he loves for a living.

“I’m making more right now than I was as a child support officer, and that’s fantastic,” he said.

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<![CDATA[Pita Cambridge to Open in Inman Square]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:48:41 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/pocket-pita.jpg

A new Middle Eastern dining spot is on its way to Cambridge, and it will be taking over the space where a Mexican eatery had been.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Pita Cambridge is opening in the former Ole/Olecito space in Inman Square, with the Springfield Street restaurant being run by Mohamad El Zein and Radouan Ouassaidi of Moona, a Mediterranean spot on nearby Cambridge Street. The post says that the new place will be a fast-casual eatery open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and it will also offer grab-and-go items and a retail section of products made in-house. (Catering will be available as well.)

Mohamad El Zein used to be part of the Masa Restaurant Group, while Radouan Ouassaidi is involved with two other Pita locations--one in the South End and another in the Back Bay/Fenway area.

Earlier this year, we reported that one of the owners of Felipe's Taqueria in Harvard Square might be taking over the Ole/Olecito space, but those plans apparently fell through.

The address for the upcoming Cambridge Pita is 11 Springfield Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

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<![CDATA[HubSpot Just Acquired a Dating Advice Startup]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:12:37 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/300*120/hubspot.jpg

Yes, you probably have the same question I did: Why is HubSpot acquiring a dating advice startup? The details on this deal are scant, but it likely has to do with the startup’s expertise in using machine learning to help develop relationships.

The startup in question is Evolve, which went through this year’s Techstars Boston program, though it was the only company not to present on Demo Day. A press release announcing HubSpot’s acquisition of Evolve is expected to be published next week.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it’s not clear whether the acquisition is an acqui-hire or also include’s the startup’s assets. It’s also not clear whether Evolve’s machine learning-powered dating advice app would be discontinued.

Eric Boutin, Evolve's CEO and co-founder. Photo via Crunchbase.
Eric Boutin, Evolve’s CEO and co-founder. Photo via Crunchbase.

Eric Boutin, Evolve’s CEO and co-founder, declined to answer emailed questions through a spokesperson. HubSpot has not responded to a request for comment that was sent Thursday evening.

In an advanced copy of the press release provided exclusively to BostInno, HubSpot Chief Strategy Officer Brad Coffey said Evolve was acquired “for its perspective and world class development team,” adding that it will help HubSpot push “the envelope on how CRM applications play a role in our daily lives.” 

Evolve said its machine learning dating advice app “uncovers hidden patterns in an individual’s dating and relationship history, and gives them intelligent advice in their love life,” according to the press release.

HubSpot has recently signaled that machine learning and artificial intelligence are a big part of its future, and the company has been focusing those efforts on increasing the capabilities of its customer relationship management product. In July, the company acquired Kemvi, whose machine learning and AI software is being integrated into HubSpot’s CRM to help sales teams develop better relationships with prospects.

“We believe personal relationships are one of the next frontiers for machine learning.”

Coffey’s comments, as well as a prepared statement from Boutin, indicate that Evolve will be used to further build out HubSpot’s machine learning capabilities for its CRM product.

“We believe personal relationships are one of the next frontiers for machine learning, and that data can be a valuable tool in helping people make decisions,” Boutin said in a statement.

This marks Boutin’s second exit in as many months. In July, genetic testing firm Invitae acquired Good Start Genetics, a company he also co-founded. Before that, another company he co-founded called Flex Pharma went public in 2015.

Beyond its acquisitions of Kemvi and Evolve, HubSpot began investing in startups this year as a way to partner more closely with companies providing services that are either adjacent or related to its sales and marketing software platform.



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<![CDATA[Pareja to Take Over Wink and Nod Space in Boston's South End]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:43:12 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/206*120/tapas_generic.jpg

A new Spanish, Portuguese, and Basque tapas spot is moving into a temporary home in Boston's South End, taking over the space where an Indonesian eatery had been for the past several months.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, Pareja is opening within the Wink & Nod space on Appleton Street, replacing Kaki Lima, which will be saying farewell on September 9. The new tapas place is run by Aaron Lhamon (AKA Bistro, Sel de la Terre, Troquet on South) and his business partner is sous chef Adam Rockhol (Cultivar, Grafton Street, Harvest), while Michael Boughton, who is beverage director for Boston Nightlife Ventures (Wink's parent company), will feature Spanish and Western Mediterranean wines along with cocktails that complement the small, medium, and large plates offered at Pareja.

Kaki Lima is one of several spots that has popped up at Wink & Nod, with a few others being Pelekasis, Gita, Akinto, and Little Owl Tavern. Its address is 3 Appleton Street, Boston, MA, 02116, while its website can be found at https://winkandnod.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Kaki Lima to Take Over Wink and Nod Space in Boston's South End

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<![CDATA[Sweet Tomatoes in West Newton Has Reopened]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:41:14 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/112216+pizza+generic.jpg

A West Newton pizza shop that was the site of a fatal SUV crash last year is open once again.

According to an article from CBS Boston, Sweet Tomatoes on Washington Street has reopened, with the place giving out free slices to city police officers, firefighters, and EMTs on Monday, while a Facebook post says that "We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the Newton responders." In March of 2016, an SUV drove through an intersection and into the front of the eatery at dinnertime, killing two people and injuring seven others; because of the accident, crash-resistant safety bollards are now set up outside the dining spot as protection against this happening again.

Other locations of Sweet Tomatoes can be found in Newton Centre, Needham, and at Northeastern University in Boston. The website for all of the shops is at https://sweettomatoespizza.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Two People Killed After SUV Crashes into Sweet Tomatoes in West Newton

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<![CDATA[Your Boston Move-In Day Survival Guide]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:28:05 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/allstonchristmas.jpg

It's that time of year again - move in day around Boston kicks off this week.

Fondly referred to as "Allston Christmas" by some due to the loads of furniture and household goods left on sidewalks, move-in day can be stressful for students and the suckers, ahem, family members who help them move.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

There will be many temporary traffic restrictions in place around Boston from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, however, the Boston neighborhoods that will be the most affected by these restrictions are Allston/Brighton, Mission Hill, Fenway and Roxbury.

Click here for a full list of temporary traffic restrictions.

Also, if you have a moving truck, avoid Storrow Drive - you don't want to Storrow your truck.

If you're not moving but live in the area, consider moving your car anyway, because you don't want a U-Haul hitting your Toyota on Linden Street.

MOVING PERMITS

The City of Boston requires people moving in to post signs on the street at least two days before the big day; however, if you haven't gotten a sign by now, you're out of luck since you need to apply at least two weeks before you move.

If you arrive to the site of your moving permit reservation and see that someone has already taken that spot, don't panic. Instead, call Boston police at 617-343-4911.

If the city can't get a hold of the person who parked their car, they will tow the vehicle. 

No permit? It's not the end of the world, but you're risking a ticket and possibly a tow, plus a lot of driving around in circles finding a place to park, and there's no guarantee it will be near your new place.

Remember, if you're also moving in with a car and are planning to park on the street, make sure you have a Boston residential parking permit for your neighborhood.

Click here for more info on how to get a parking sticker.

GETTING RID OF STUFF

Moving out and looking to get rid of the old couch? Don't dump it on the sidewalk without looking up how to properly dispose of it by clicking here. Also, don't furnish your apartment from what has been left on the sidewalk during Allston Christmas - it could be filled with bacteria or bedbugs.

If your furniture still has some life to it, consider donating it to Goodwill, The Furniture Bank or The Salvation Army. If you'd like some cash for it, head to Craigslist or check out Reddit's r/bostonforsale.

GETTING SETTLED

Now that you're all moved-in and you've fed everyone who helped you bring in all your furniture and boxes, it's time to start checking out your new rental.

Rental units in Boston must meet certain minimum requirements, including having heat, adequate exits and toilets. If your new place doesn't meet the full list of housing code requirements, such as if it isn't clean and sanitary, have landlord contact information or provide smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, you need to reach out to the city's Inspectional Services.

Inspectional Services officials will have extra inspectors conducting on-the-spot inspections on Sept. 1 around various neighborhoods.

Click here for more info on Inspectional Services.

Finally, if you see an issue on your street but it's not an emergency, let the city know through Boston 311 by downloading the free app on iOS or Android, going online or tweeting to @BOS311. You can also call 3-1-1 or for phone numbers outside of Boston call 617-635-4500.



Photo Credit: Giuseppe Frustaci
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<![CDATA[Building a Bridge Between Teens and Consumer Research]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:14:27 -0400

Remember Olivia Joslin and Hannah Wei? We left the two Wellesley College students working on CliqBit, a social media app where the members of Generation Z – aged 21 or below – could share their silly moments without the pressure of showing a “perfect” life.

About 18 months later, many things have changed. Joslin and Wei have both turned 21, went through the Babson Summer Venture Program and decided not to pursue their original venture (partially, because of the growing competition of Snapchat). Instead, they’re working on a new startup, which has still a lot to do with Generation Z but retains from the social media app only the name.

The new version of CliqBit provides a database of teenagers that large companies can contact to let them test features or new products. After all, the teens of today represent a crucial chunk of the market for companies selling fashion, music, books, food, technology, even financial services. Making the youth attached to the brand is crucial, but companies don’t always know how to get a hold of teens.

“Gen Z teens… They’re not on Facebook, they don’t answer their phones when you call them, you can’t email them,” Wei said in an interview.

Currently, a company can ask CliqBit to get in touch with a specific profile of teens depending on the product they’re testing, like “20 male participants who play six to ten hours of gaming a week” located in a certain area, Joslin said. From that moment on, CliqBit will collect and verify the identity of the participants, and handle all organizational things from there, including payments.

“So the researchers, essentially, can quickly have a turnaround… and conduct their research without any of the distracting variables: searching for their participants, or paying and following up with their participants, or reminding these participants to show up on time,” Joslin said.

CliqBit is the only entity that teens have online contacts with, a measure to protect their privacy (and, of course, the exclusivity that CliqBit has on its database). According to the company, teens have fun engaging with the CliqBit platform and parents are happy that they got an opportunity “in a safe way, move out and see what the real world is like,” Wei said.

The company said that they currently have four paid trial projects with companies in tech and mobile development.

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<![CDATA[Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:35:54 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Doretta_Tavera_and_Raw_Bar.jpg

This Boston Back Bay restaurant is a feast for the senses thanks to the locally sourced food and contemporary art adorning the walls. NBC Boston's Jackie Bruno reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Has Your Company Been on Fire in 2017?]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:16:36 -0400

50 on Fire is returning for its 5th year. This is our annual celebration of the 50 Bostonians lighting up the innovation scene. This year, we’re hosting all of you the night of November 9 at The Revere Hotel – mark your calendars (make sure to grab your tickets before we sell out).

Here at BostInno, we cover tech, innovation, and anyone shaping our city’s future. This includes startups, entrepreneurs, CMOs, VCs, technologists, restaurateurs, Yoga studios, bloggers, social influencers, you name it. Make sure to tell us why your nomination (individual or company) had the most innovative and disruptive year in Boston. We’ve officially opened up nominations and they are pouring in.

Nomination Process: Do you know an organization or individual setting the Boston scene on Fire? Nominations are open now and will close September 11 at 5pm EST. The 11 categories are:

  • Technology
  • Civic
  • Design
  • Food & Drink
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Investment
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Professional Services
  • Sport & Fitness

Selection Process: After the nominations close, a panel of BostInno representatives will cull through the submissions to select 150 finalists across the 11 industries. These finalists will be notified, featured on the site, and asked to participate in an exclusive photo shoot. From there, a panel of judges, comprised of industry-specific community experts will vote for the 50 winners.

Winners Announcement & Celebration: Winners will be revealed live at 50 on Fire on November 9th at The Revere Hotel via a 15-minute video announcement (no boring speeches allowed). You can check out last year’s 50 on Fire video here. Make sure to be in the room for the live announcement and get your tickets now.

Want to align your brand with 50 on Fire? Click here to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to our 50 on Fire Sponsors!

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<![CDATA[14 Delicious Allston Restaurants Any Student Can Afford ]]>Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:19:09 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/eagle_deli.jpgHere are some of our favorite affordable restaurants in the Allston-Brighton area.

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<![CDATA[Fresh Takes on Classic Comfort Food]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:57:18 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Fresh_Takes_on_Classic_Comfort_Food.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Milton's The Plate where she learns how to transform a meatloaf sandwich into a tasty work of art.

For more information visit:

theplatekitchen.com/

The Plate at Milton Marketplace

10 Bassett St, 2nd Floor

Milton, MA 02186

(617) 690-3494

The Plate at Central Ave

27 Central Ave

Milton, MA 02186

(617) 698-8900


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<![CDATA[Maps to Help Navigate the Madness of Move-In Week In Boston]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:39:10 -0400

The move-in period has officially started in Boston.

Every year, new and returning students move into dorms or apartments near the city’s universities. This traditional rite of passage reaches its peak between late August and early September, when streets are flooded with furniture and traffic delays are expected.

To help residents plan their movements accordingly, apartment hunting site RentHop has published two heat maps based on the number of issued moving truck permits for dates up to September 16, 2017. By looking at the maps, it is easy to spot which neighborhoods are busier than others, and under which time frame and dates.

The two maps show, respectively, the number of issued permits on a weekly and daily basis.

Weekly Heat Map of Boston 2017

Daily Heat Map of Boston 2017

RentHop focused exclusively on the expiration dates of the moving truck permits (which it says generally coincides with the actual moving dates). Based on the number of permits that will expire, the top five busiest dates for August and September are:

  1. September 1, 2017 (865 permits due to expire)
  2. August 31, 2017 (478 permits due to expire)
  3. August 26, 2017 (194 permits due to expire)
  4. September 2, 2017 (193 permits are due to expire)
  5. August 30, 2017 (159 permits due to expire)

For more info, including the city’s top 10 busiest zip codes, check out the full report by RentHop.

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<![CDATA[The Ship Restaurant in Lynnfield Has Been Torn Down]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:56:10 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000008604967_1200x675_1034524739530.jpg

Earlier this year, we reported that another Route 1 landmark could be disappearing from the landscape. Now we have learned that this has indeed happened.

Both a Facebook post and a tweet indicate that The Ship Restaurant in Lynnfield was demolished today, with the Twitter post showing the structure in the process of being torn down. Back in January, it was learned that the property might be replaced by a new building that would apparently include retail space along with a restaurant and coffee shop--and an adjoining condo complex could be built as well. (The restaurant itself closed sometime around the middle of January.) The site on Route 1 had been home to ship-based restaurants with different names since at least the 1930s, including an original version of The Ship Restaurant before it was replaced by a  location of the Mount Vernon Restaurant, which was eventually taken over by a new version of The Ship Restaurant.

Other iconic spots that have disappeared over the past several years on Route 1 include Hilltop Steak House, Weylu's, and Route 1 Miniature Golf.

The address for The Ship Restaurant was 24 Broadway (Route 1), Lynnfield, MA, 01940.

Thanks to Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting for initially bringing this to our attention.

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<![CDATA[MSPCA at Nevins Farm]]>Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:39:24 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000008655391_1200x675_1036661315886.jpg

The Hub Toady's Romeo heads to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm to help find a bunny, cat and Pitbull their forever home.

If you are interested in any of these animals visit:

MSPCA at Nevins Farm

https://www.mspca.org/adoption-centers/nevins-farm-adoption-center/

400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844

(978) 687 - 7453


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<![CDATA[The Thrifty Magic of Boston’s ‘Allston Christmas’]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:27:37 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/204*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-29+at+3.43.15+PM.png

‘Tis the season to find piles of unwanted furniture and other items up for grabs across Boston as students move in and out of their apartments.

September’s move-in period in the city is known as “Allston Christmas” due to the sheer amount of stuff left out on the street that incoming students, or locals looking for a freebie, can pick up. Tables, chairs, couches, decorations and many the odd find are laid out for the taking.

Longtime Boston landlord Alexandra Bartsch has been an Allston Christmas devotee for many years and has gathered quite the collection from it. She sees the practice as a great way for her tenants to recycle good items to new owners.

"Half my house is furnished with Allston Christmas and it is a real win-win situation. It is the sharing economy before we knew what the sharing economy was."

She has a cabinet full of dishes and other pieces of furniture from “Christmases” throughout the years, but her favorite items are pieces of history that she has picked up.

One of her favorite finds is a 1936 version of The Boston Cooking School Cookbook that was left from a tenant. She also was happy to find a paperweight from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, which she gave to her father, who is an alumnus of the school.

While she has found some treasures, Bartsch said Allston Christmas is a really a benefit for students moving in who might need a microwave, blender or even a good book to pass the time.

The holiday isn’t confined to the city’s Allston neighborhood, but it is the most popular version of the title due to the high concentration of students in that area.

Boston officials have been doing their best to make sure the holiday spirit is kept in check so that these unwanted items do not become an issue. The city is less keen on the move-in period as a time to reuse items due to the cleanup and, more importantly, the bed bugs that may be hiding inside.

While bed bugs are not dangerous, they can be a nuisance and become a pricey issue to deal with if they make their way into another apartment.

Bartsch says she makes sure to keep trash separate from reusable items with her tenants because she wants to see the spirit of Allston Christmas continue.

Allston Christmas can be a crazy time for students, but Bartsch says that the best way to get through it is to work closely with your landlord and have everything prepared ahead of time. She also recommends having some extra hands to help carry the load.

"If you can get your parents to help you move, do it. Beer is always a good currency if you can get people to come along and carry some of the big mattresses for you."

Boston University junior Kobi Kassal recommends incoming students bring as little as possible when they come to the city. It makes moving in and out a lot easier, and it is one less item for the city to deal with during the student move-in period.

"Freshman year I maybe had three cart fulls worth of stuff. Right now I have downsized to one and a half. You learn what you need and what you don’t need."


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<![CDATA[Boston Prepares For the Student Move-In Swarm]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:24:17 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/196*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-29+at+2.35.13+PM.png

The city of Boston is preparing for the swarm of students that will soon begin moving into apartments while others try and make their way out.

The student move-in period has always been a hectic time for students and locals, and some apartments have been known to be less than stellar. But city officials are seeing more success in the student housing experience with recent changes in procedure and communication.

Commissioner of Inspectional Services William "Buddy" Christopher said partnerships with universities and landlords in the area have made a huge difference. 

First, he said the city has worked with universities to adjust start dates so the crunch of the three-day moving period is spread out over three weeks. This prevents a rush of students arriving and moving in at the same time.

Boston has also been working with the landlords themselves to improve the student move-in experience. There is now more time between rental leases that give owners time to clean and inspect apartments before the new tenants arrive.

Turning problem properties into model examples of rental living has been a major initiative for the city, and much of that effort lies in meetings and workshops with landlords. Making sure they know the regulations governing their properties and what best practices to use is slowly improving many neighborhoods that were previously undesirable.

Christopher and his team of inspectors are out in force before students even arrive to ensure properties are up to code and provide a safe living environment for students. This includes making sure garbage cans won’t become a home for rodents, ensuring that there is safe ventilation in bathrooms and accessible fire exits and properly working fire detectors.

Inspector Peter Kenny has seen it all during his many years inspecting properties in the city. The wildest find was a nightclub hidden in the basement of an apartment with a full bar and concert stage. The students promoted their club and local bars and charged an entry fee.

Kenny said the owner of the property was completely unaware of the club, which posed a major risk to any who went in.

“That was definitely a fire hazard, a safety hazard, entrapment, I mean that checked all the boxes.”

He also found a two-bedroom apartment that had been turned into a three-bedroom, with one roommate living in the pantry. The biggest problem with that is the pantry was in the path of escape during an emergency and the roommate had a lock on the door.

Christopher said a major problem the city deals with during student move-in season is bed bug infestations. Students moving in may be tempted to take unwanted furniture left on the side of the road, but that could spell disaster if bed bugs are hiding inside.

“Once a building is infested, it is very difficult to get it cleaned up,” he said. “If it is out on the street, do not take it. If it is free, it may end up costing you an awful lot of money. Bed bugs can get into your clothing, books and furniture. It is not worth taking that item into your house no matter how cool it looks.”

Christopher wants those new to the area to take full advantage of the Boston 311 system, which is a communication line for non-emergency issues. If students have any issues during their move, or while they are in the city, they can dial 311, download the Boston 311 app, tweet @Bos311 or visit cityofboston.gov/311/.

More information on moving into Boston can be found at boston.gov/moving


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<![CDATA[Catch of The Day at Brine]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:02:49 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Catch_of__The_Day_at_Brine.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Newburyport to Brine to learn how to prepare a delicious bluefish.

For more information visit:

Brine

brineoyster.com/









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<![CDATA[How Not to Get 'Storrowed' This Move-In Season]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:19:04 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/179*120/MSP+Storrow+Truck+2.jpg

Storrow Drive is known to Bostonians for being a parkway with an very unforgiving height limit, yet despite the warning signs, the low bridges still claim an array of unsuspecting box trucks.

The act of trucks getting stuck on Storrow Drive has become know as getting "Storrowed."

The height limit on Storrow Drive is 10 feet, so trucks and buses are not allowed to travel through the city using the popular route.

If you're moving to Boston this school-year and looking for a way to get around the city with your moving truck, consider Beacon Street or Commonwealth Avenue, or even the Massachusetts Turnpike, to avoid getting "Storrowed.

For a full list of road closures, ways to get moving permits, and rules for throwing out unwanted items, click here.



Photo Credit: Massachusetts State Police
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<![CDATA[Cook in Newtonville to Be Joined by Location in Needham]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:19:38 -0400

A casual upscale restaurant in Newton will soon be joined by a second location in a neighboring town.

The Needham Times is reporting that Cook is opening in Needham, taking over the space on Chapel Street where Not Your Average Joe's had been until closing in April of this year. Once it opens, the new location of Cook--which is described by owner Paul Turano as a spot with "Creative-American" food--will join its original location on Washington Street in Newtonville. (Turano had also previously run Tryst in Arlington.)

If all goes as planned, Cook could be opening in Needham by the end of September.

The address for the upcoming location of Cook is 109 Chapel Street, Needham, MA, 02492. The website for the original location can be found at https://cooknewton.com/

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<![CDATA[Haru Sushi at the Prudential Center Has Closed]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:46:28 -0400

An upscale sushi bar in the Back Bay of Boston is no longer in business.

Universal Hub is reporting (via a Twitter post from @MattSoleyn) that Haru Sushi at the Prudential Center has shut down, with another tweet indicating that it apparently closed for good late last week or over the weekend. Based on the locations page within its website, it looks like all six of its locations in Manhattan remain in operation.

Haru, which first opened at the Pru a bit less than 10 years ago, was known for its variety of sushi options along with such items as dumplings, teriyaki, tempura, katsu, udon and soba dishes, and filet mignon.

The website for the New York locations of Haru can be found at  https://www.harusushi.com/

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<![CDATA[Kohi Coffee Company in Provincetown Opening in Brighton]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:27:59 -0400

Earlier this year, we mentioned that a coffee shop was one of three dining spots opening at a new development in Brighton. Now it appears that it could soon be one step closer to being up and running by this week.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city of Boston website, Kohi Coffee Company has applied for a common victualler license to operate at Boston Landing, with the hearing taking place on Wednesday, August 30. As mentioned earlier by Boston Magazine, this will be a second location of Kohi, with the original being found on Commercial Street in Provincetown, and the article says that it could have such items as soups, grilled cheese sandwiches, morning toasts, and more. The hearing notice indicates that the new Kohi in Brighton might have operating hours from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, but it is too early to know if these hours will hold.

One other restaurant has already opened at Boston Landing--Rail Stop Restaurant and Bar--while a location of Flatbread Company is also on the way as well.

The website for Kohi Coffee Company is at https://www.kohicoffee.com/

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<![CDATA[Labor Day Grilling Tips from The BIG Y ]]>Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:39:43 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*213/IMG_0371.JPG.jpegThis Labor Day let BIG Y's "Sam the Butcher" serve up some fresh, delicious options for your grill (Sponsored).

For more information visit:

BIG Y World Class Market


https://www.bigy.com/OurStores/ButcherShop/SamTheButcher

To Find a Local BIG Y Store Visit:

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<![CDATA[Dell Technologies Championship]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:25:01 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Dell_Technologies_Championship.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Norton to check out final preparations for the Dell Technologies Championship to see what they have planned for the entire family.

For more information visit:

https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/dell-technologies-championship/tickets.html]]>
<![CDATA[Famous Deli, New Coffee Spot Set to Open in the Boston-Area]]>Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:44:16 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/222*120/Moody%27s+2822.jpg]]><![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: A Classic Lunch Staple Perfected]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:27:44 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Roxy%27s+Article+Thumb.JPG

Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese Owner James DiSabatino never planned on going into the food truck business, but eventually built up his brand with massive success.

"We make really delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, hand-cut truffle fries and delicious lemonade for a hot day like today," DiSabatino said.

DiSabatino opened Roxy's in 2011 after graduating from Emerson College. Originally looking for marketing jobs, he decided to open a truck as an experiment. Since then they've gotten another truck and a brick and mortar store has opened in Cambridge.

The truck also found success on Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race," after just two months of being in business.

"It was wild to say the least," said DiSabatino. "It was very competitive at the time and we were competing against trucks that were around for five or six years at the time, so we had a lot of learning to do."

He added, "I like to think that going on that show kind of gave us a master's degree in food trucks because we were actually open for two months before we left for the show."

The Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese food truck schedule is as followed: 

Sunday

SoWa Open Market - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday

Brewer Fountain Plaza (Park Street Station) - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Dewey Square on the Greenway - 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Stuart St and Trinity Place - 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Brewer Fountain Plaza (Park Street Station) - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday

High St on the Greenway - 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Friday

Brewer Fountain Plaza (Park Street Station) - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Dewey Square on the Greenway - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

For more information on Roxy's, check out their website.



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<![CDATA[Muscle Maker Grill Opens in Saugus]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:04:26 -0400

A Texas-based chain of health-focused restaurants has opened its first outlet in Massachusetts, and it is located a few miles north of Boston.

According to an article in the Saugus Advertiser, Muscle Maker Grill is now open on Route 1, with the eatery offering such items as soups, salads, wraps, "fit" bowls, pasta, flatbreads, smoothies, protein shakes, and more. The post says that in addition to its in-house menu items, the dining spot also has a Meal Plan program that gives customers the option to purchase pre-orders of a set of meals by phone, online, picking up at the restaurant, or by delivery.

Muscle Maker Grill, which is based in Texas, first started out in 1995.

The address for this new restaurant in Saugus is: Muscle Maker Grill, 358 Broadway, Saugus, MA, 01906. The chain's website can be found at https://musclemakergrill.com/

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<![CDATA[Tender Greens to Open at The Street in Chestnut Hill]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:50:05 -0400

A California-based group of restaurants that is backed by one of the most successful restaurateurs in the country is opening its first location in the Boston area (and Massachusetts).

According to a press release, Tender Greens is planning to open at The Street, a mixed-used development in Chestnut Hill that is also home to Shake Shack. The release says that Danny Meyer, whose New York-based Union Square Hospitality Group operates the Shake Shack restaurants, is also an investor in Tender Greens, whose Chestnut Hill location will be open for lunch and dinner and will focus on seasonal and responsibly-sourced comfort food. If all goes as planned, the new eatery will be opening in the spring of 2018.

The website for Tender Greens can be found at https://www.tendergreens.com/

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<![CDATA[320 Cafe to Open in West Roxbury]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:58:46 -0400

A new restaurant is moving into a space in West Roxbury where another dining spot had been for more than a decade, and the person behind it has quite a bit of experience in the industry.

Universal Hub is reporting that Joseph Adamo is opening 320 Cafe in the old Spring Street Cafe space by Spring Street and VFW Parkway, with the eatery looking to be open for breakfast and lunch and possibly offering alcohol if a liquor license can be acquired. Adamo is currently the executive chef at Aragosta Bar and Bistro at the Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston's North End, and he also has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including at places in Europe, according to Universal Hub. Ed note: Some of UH's information has come from a post within the Chronicles of West Roxbury Facebook group page.

Spring Street Cafe closed down in March of this year, and while there has been talk that it could reopen in a new location, there appears to be no confirmation of this as of yet.

The address for this upcoming restaurant in West Roxbury is: 320 Cafe, 320 Spring Street, West Roxbury, MA, 02132.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Spring Street Cafe in West Roxbury Has Closed

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<![CDATA[Modern Greek Cuisine At Doretta Taverna]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:10:14 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Modern_Greek_Cuisine_At_Doretta.jpg

The Hub Today's Anna Rossi heads to Doretta Taverna in Boston to cook up a delicious Sea Bass.

For more information visit:

Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar





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<![CDATA[Rebranded Kings to Open Flagship in Boston's Seaport]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:01:50 -0400

An expanding group of entertainment facilities based in the local area is being rebranded--and its flagship location will soon be opening on the Boston waterfront.

According to a press release, Kings Bowl America is changing its name to Kings Dining and Entertainment, with the change being made as it continues to evolve from group of bowling, dining, and drinking spots to more of a full-fledged group of entertainment complexes. As earlier reported, its flagship--and largest location--is slated to debut at One Seaport Square in the Seaport District in October, and it will be billed as a multi-floor "adult playground" with a sports bar, a "barcade," billiards, multiple bowling areas, a private bowling room, three corporate event rooms, and DJs nightly.

Currently, locations of Kings can be found in Boston's Back Bay along with Burlington, Dedham, Lynnfield, Raleigh, NC, Franklin, TN, Doral and Orlando, FL, and Rosemont, IL. Its website is at https://kingsbowlamerica.com/

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Kings to Open in Boston's Seaport District

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<![CDATA[Where to Celebrate National Waffle Day in Mass. ]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:06:08 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/AshleysWaffle.jpgIn honor of National Waffle Day, here are some of the best waffles in Massachusetts.

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<![CDATA[Thinking About Studying Entrepreneurship in Boston? Here Are Your Options]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:30:21 -0400

Entrepreneurship is an ageless state of mind. From kids trying to sell lemonade in the streets to mid-level employees who have been dreaming of launching their own business for years, it’s never too late (or too soon) to acquire or sharpen these skills.

Of course, options to study entrepreneurship in Boston vary depending on how much you can invest in terms of both money and time. However, they also vary depending on your profile. High school students pondering about their future, adults looking forward to coming back to school or working professionals managing a busy schedule have different needs.

In the following guide, we put together a list of options depending on what you’re looking for.

Looking for an undergraduate or graduate degree?

• Babson College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in entrepreneurship (among many others). Among the school’s entrepreneurship courses there’s Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME), a year-long immersion into the business world during which first-year students invent, develop, launch, and manage a real business. Locally, Babson program offerings include the MBA (full-time and part-time programs) and a Master of Science in management in entrepreneurial leadership (MSEL).

• Northeastern University offers a concentration in entrepreneurship and innovation as part of two bachelor’s program, one in Business Administration and one in International Business.

• Boston University offers multiple options, both at graduate and undergraduate level, to study entrepreneurship across different industries, including media, engineering, and hospitality. Together with an entrepreneurship concentration in both the MBA and the undergrad programs, the school’s College of Engineering offers a technology innovation concentration.

• To crank out more entrepreneurs with technical expertise, Harvard offers a just-launched two-year dual master’s degree program that is meant to equip students with knowledge in business, engineering and design. “Almost everyone who enrolls will want to launch a business in the near or medium term,” Thomas Eisenmann, a professor of business administration, said in an interview.

• A major in entrepreneurship at Suffolk University includes four required courses and three elective courses. Required courses are all about the notion of ‘value’ (how to create, measure, protect and deliver it).

• Among other options, Tufts Universityhas a minor in entrepreneurship that consists of four required courses and one elective.

Looking for a flexible schedule?

• Emerson College is launching a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship that combines in-class and online learning, but it’s mostly online. The program is supposed to be completed in nine months.

• HBX, Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative, has recently added an Entrepreneurship Essentials course to its suite. The class, which consists of approximately 20 hours of material delivered over a four-week period, is currently priced at $950.

• The Center for Women & Enterprise organizes workshops about all things entrepreneurship (including accounting, legal considerations and networking) across its locations in Boston, Westborough and Providence. 

• The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge offers a class for would be entrepreneurs – called the Start Smart Class – three times a year. No MIT affiliation is needed to join as a member. Here’s the schedule for the upcoming class.

Looking for entrepreneurial classes for your teenage son or daughter?

• Many Boston schools and universities offer summer entrepreneurship programs for high school students, as we reported, including Berklee College and Brown University, MIT, Harvard, Babson College and Northeastern University. Depending on the specific class you’re interested in, you can expect applications to be opened in the fall and deadline to apply around the following spring.

• Startup accelerator Leangap offers a 4-week summer program for high school students only. In Boston, the program focuses on science, education and medical tech ventures. Deadline to apply is at the end of March.

Do you know of other places where people can learn entrepreneurial skills in Boston? Send an email to lmaffei@americaninno.com.

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<![CDATA[Jack's Coal Fired Pizza to Open in Burlington]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:39:25 -0400

Earlier this year, we reported that a new pizzeria was going to be one of two dining spots replacing an Italian restaurant in the northern suburbs of Boston. Now we have learned that this is still happening, though the name of the place has changed.

According to a job post within the Craigslist site, Jack's Coal Fired Pizza is opening in Burlington in the former Papa Razzi Metro space on Wall Street, with one part of the space being taken over by a location of Temazcal Tequila Cantina, which is now open. The original plans had been for Temazcal and Tony's Coal Fire Pizza to open in the Papa Razzi space, with both being run by Rebel Restaurants, Inc., an affiliate of The Cronin Group. It is not known if Jack's Coal Fired Pizza will also be run by Rebel Restaurants, Inc.; as soon as we find out more information, we will post an update here.

The address for the upcoming Jack's Coal Fired Pizza is 2 Wall Street, Burlington, MA, 01803.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Temazcal, Tony's Coal Fire Pizza to Open in Former Papa Razzi Space in Burlington

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<![CDATA[Adopt a Cat At The MSPCA]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:22:20 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/Adopt_a_Cat_At_MSPCA_in_Boston.jpg

The MSPCA is holding out for a hero this weekend. Help them clear the shelters and adopt one of these cats.

For more information on these animals visit:

https://www.mspca.org/]]>
<![CDATA[This Startup Wants to Help the Elderly Find Their Way Home]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:02:07 -0400

Wearable tracking devices can be used for a variety of needs. Think of Jiobit, the Chicago-based startup that started as a child tracking tool and just launched a version for pets.

In Boston, a new startup called Resonex decided to jump into this market by providing a tool to keep track of the elderly residing in assisted living facilities.

Sometimes, a resident in good health can spend time outdoors without supervision, but they may need a little extra help finding their way back – especially if they suffer from memory impairment conditions. Resonex is planning on manufacturing and selling a GPS wristband and a software that the staff of assisted living facilities can easily activate in case guests want to go out for a walk.

“If senior citizens would like to leave the residence, all they have to do is drop by the receptionist desk and grab a Resonex wristband,” Ayaan Patel, one of the co-founders, explained in a phone interview. “While the senior citizen is out, the receptionist can track the senior citizen with a software that we provide.”

It’s true that seniors may use their mobile phones to stay in touch and potentially call for help, but Rishik Lad, another co-founder, pointed out that many citizens over 60 aren’t that comfortable with mobile phone technology.

The company was founded by six high school students from Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Tanzania, Africa, who started the company as part of the latest edition of Leangap, a 6-week Boston summer program designed to help high school students start their business. They didn’t meet before, but they were all impressed by a story that Lad told them.

In the summer of 2009, Lad’s family went back to India to visit his grandfather. One morning, they all woke up to discover that Lad’s grandfather had gone out for one of his usual morning walks, but he couldn’t return.

“In those four hours, we had no idea where my grandfather was,” Lad said. “We wish we could contact him.”

Resonex, which is now at the end of the prototyping stage, is planning on selling its device directly to assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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<![CDATA[Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar Opening in Back Bay]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:28:58 -0400

It looks like a local coffee roaster with three shops in the region is expanding further into Boston.

According to a source, Jaho plans to open a location of Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar in the Back Bay, with the new location being in an office building on Huntington Avenue next to Copley Place and the Prudential Center. Based on its other locations, expect to see a variety of coffees and teas offered along with soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries, and more, and it appears that this concept will be like the one in the Downtown Crossing/Chinatown area, with beer, wine, and spirits available as well.

Once it opens, the new location of Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar will join other Jaho outlets in Downtown Crossing/Chinatown, the South End, and Salem, along with a shop in Tokyo.

The address for the proposed Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar is 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for all locations can be found at https://www.jaho.com/

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Items from Bakeries and Pastry Shops in the Boston Area and Beyond

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<![CDATA[Moody's Delicatessen to Open in Rebecca's Cafe Space in the Back Bay of Boston]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:42:55 -0400

An award-winning deli is on its way to Boston's Back Bay, and it will be replacing a soon-to-close cafe near Copley Square.

According to a source, Moody's Delicatessen is opening on Boylston Street in the space where a location of Rebecca's Cafe currently resides. It appears that Rebecca's will close for good on September 8, clearing the way for construction on the space to commence, possibly in the next month or so. This will be the second location of Moody's Deli, with the original being on Moody Street in Waltham; owner Joshua Smith also runs New England Charcuterie, a meat-processing plant near the Waltham/Belmont line, and he will also be opening an oyster/ceviche bar and a taco and BBQ spot next to the Waltham location of Moody's.

An earlier Boston Magazine article had mentioned that Moody's was planning to come to the Back Bay, but no address had been given at the time.

Other locations of Rebecca's Cafe can be found in Boston, Cambridge, Burlington, Newton, and Waltham; the Back Bay outlet had been in business for nearly 20 years.

The address for the upcoming Moody's Delicatessen (and the soon-to-close Rebecca's Cafe) is 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for Moody's is at https://moodyswaltham.com/ while the website for Rebecca's is at https://www.rebeccascafe.com/

August 25 update: Zagat states that the new Moody's Delicatessen plans to open in late September.

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<![CDATA[Sweet Suites ]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:22:51 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Sweet_Suites.jpg

The Hub Today's Melanie Platten shows us what it is like to stay in a Presidential suite in some of the best hotels in Boston.

For more information visit:

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70 Rowes Wharf, Boston MA 02110

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<![CDATA[Chilacates to Open New Location in Mission Hill Neighborhood]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:21:39 -0400

A pair of Mexican eateries in Jamaica Plain will be expanding to a third location not too far away from the others.

Eater Boston is reporting (via a poster on Twitter) that Chilacates is opening in the Mission Hill section of Boston, with the Tremont Street spot joining shops on Amory Street and Centre Street in JP. The article says that a lease has already been signed for the space and that a buildout will now take place, which could take four to six months.

Chilacates first opened its original Amory Street shop in the summer of 2015, offering such items as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and tortas; the second location opened this past February in the Centre Street space where Pink Samurai was supposed to have been. The pair of restaurants have been media and industry darlings since opening, with Boston Magazine giving it a "best of" for Mexican food this year.

The address for the upcoming Chilacates in Mission Hill is 1480 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120.

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<![CDATA[Hurricane O'Reilly's Near Boston's North Station Is Being Sold]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:36:15 -0400

It looks like a well-known Boston bar that is popular with sports fans is going to be sold to a new owner.

According to a media source, Hurricane O'Reilly's by North Station and TD Garden is slated to change ownership pending approval by the city, with the information given indicating that Glynn Hospitality would transfer ownership of the Canal Street spot to "150 Canal Street Inc." Our source indicates that the proposed manager would be Austin O'Connor, who heads up The Briar Group, so it is possible that it could be the new owner, though this has not been confirmed as of yet.

In addition to Hurricane O'Reilly's, Glynn Hospitality also operates The Black Rose, Brownstone, Central Wharf, Cleary's, Coogan's, Dillon's, the Granary Tavern, Sports Grille, and Sterling's, while The Briar Group runs Anthem, Brew, City Bar, City Table, Gather, Glass House, The Green Briar, The Harp, K2, Ned Devine's, O'Connor's, and Solas.

The address for Hurricane O'Reilly's is 150 Canal Street, Boston, MA, 02114. It's website can be found at https://www.hurricaneoreillysboston.com/

August 27 update: A licensing board hearing page within the city of Boston website confirms that Hurricane O'Reilly's has petitioned to transfer its license to a new owner, with Austin O'Connor indeed being the manager listed, though no specific information on plans for the space has been given.

August 31 update: Eater Boston confirms that Hurricane O'Reilly's is indeed being sold to The Briar Group.

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Good Places to Get Beer in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Naumkeag Ordinary in Salem Has Closed]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:27:14 -0400

It looks like a North Shore restaurant and bar that featured seasonal American fare has shut its doors.

According to a source, Naumkeag Ordinary in Salem is no longer in business, with the place apparently closing down over the past day or so. The dining spot, which first opened in April of 2013, was known in part for its inventive takes on pub-style food and American classics, including such items as truffle fries, deviled eggs, tacos, poutine, burgers, Cubanos, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, chicken pot pie, and gnocchi, along with a rotating list of craft beers and wines.

The address for this now-closed restaurant in Salem was: Naumkeag Ordinary, 118 Washington Street, Salem, MA, 01970.

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<![CDATA[Pad Thai Cafe to Reopen in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:29:12 -0400

A Thai restaurant that closed down late last year and was replaced by a new dining spot and music venue is returning, moving into a nearby space where another eatery had been.

According to a Facebook post from Drew Starr, Pad Thai Cafe is opening on Hemenway Street in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, taking over the space where Rice Bowl had been. Pad Thai Cafe had formerly been in the same block on Boylston Street but it shut down last December, with The Bebop subsequently taking over the space. (The Bebop is a restaurant, bar, and music club from the people behind The Burren in Somerville's Davis Square.) It is not yet known when Pad Thai Cafe might open, so keep checking back for updates.

The new address for Pad Thai Cafe will be 6 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
The Bebop Opens in Former Pad Thai Cafe in Boston's Fenway/Kenmore Neighborhood

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<![CDATA[Sweet & Savory Eats At Viale]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:00:41 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/VIALE.jpg





The Hub Today’s Anna Rossi heads to Viale in Cambridge to whip up the perfect chocolate fettucine pasta perfect for any time you are in need of a sweet treat.

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<![CDATA[BBQ Joints and Wine Bars Opening in the Boston-Area]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:37:12 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/restaurant4.jpgAmong the new restaurant openings in the Boston-area this week are a wine bar and a new BBQ joint.

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<![CDATA[Brown's Lobster Pound in Seabrook, NH Closed After Fire]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:13:12 -0400

A decades-old institution for seafood is closed after being hit by a fire, and it is not known when it could reopen.

According to a post from NBC Boston, Brown's Lobster Pound in Seabrook, NH, suffered major damage from a blaze early this morning, with the kitchen and the rear of the building being destroyed by the fire and the dining room having smoke and water damage. The Facebook page for the seafood shack simply says that it is looking to reopen "as soon as possible" while it also hopes to take part in the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, which takes place September 8-10.

Brown's, which first opened in 1950, is one of New England's best-known seafood restaurants, and it is often mentioned in the same breath as Markey's, another longtime seafood shack that is located across the street.

The address for Brown's Lobster Pound is 407 Route 286, Seabrook, NH, 03874. Its website can be found at https://brownslobsterpound.com/

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Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Seafood Dishes from Boston-Area and New England Restaurants

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<![CDATA[Keeping Families & Furry Friends Safe On The Go ]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:11:24 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/275*120/nissan.jpg

The Hub Today’s Anna Rossi gives us some tips for traveling safely with your pet, with help from the Nissan Rogue Sport, the perfect car for any pet lover on the move (Sponsored).

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<![CDATA[Food Truck Friday: Family Recipe Turns Into Monstah Business]]>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:25:31 -0400https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Cookie+Monstah+16.JPG

Melissa Gale's passion is her baking, and her family recipe cookie is the main feature at Boston's Cookie Monstah truck.

From cookie staples like chocolate chip and snickerdoodle, to ice cream flavors mint Oreo and peanut butter cup, you'll find no shortage of combinations of one of their monster sandwiches.

Of course, you can just get plenty of cookies on the go if that's more to your liking.

Truck manager Jennifer Fish said, "It is all homemade, fresh scratch batter that we hand-scoop every day and hand-bake every morning before we sell it."

She said that it's hard to walk by the truck and smell the fresh cookies and not stop by.

Gale said the truck started after more than two decades of baking in Boston. After seeing a food truck in a newspaper, she had her husband build a truck and the business got started from there.

She said, "Waking up every day to read people's comments about taking their lunch break and coming out and getting cookies. And the love we get from the city of Boston, we could not say thank you enough to everyone around us right now for all of their support and encouragement to keep it fresh, keep the product with integrity and to keep growing."

The Cookie Monstah staff is working on a fifth truck. They just recently opened a bake shop in Danvers at 75 Newbury St.

The Cookie Monstah truck schedule is as followed:

Monday

Dewey Square - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday

Dewey Square - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m

The Greenway Carousel - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday

Milk and Kilby - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Clarendon St. - 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Greenway Carousel - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday

Dewey Square - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Greenway Carousel - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday

Boston Common - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Clarendon St. - 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Greenway Carousel - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday

Boston Common - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SOWA - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Greenway Carousel - 11a.m. - 6 p.m.

For more details visit the Cookie Monstah website.



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<![CDATA[Spotlight Tavern in Beverly Has Closed; Auction Taking Place Tomorrow]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:00:27 -0400

A North Shore restaurant, bar, and music club has shut its doors, and an auction will be taking place at the site.

According to a source, the Spotlight Tavern in Beverly abruptly closed down last week, with a variety of items from the Rantoul Street spot hitting the auction block tomorrow. An article from Vanyaland confirms that the closure took place "very quietly and very suddenly," and it is not yet known why it shuttered (stay tuned for more updates as they come in).

In addition to live music, the Spotlight Tavern was also known for comedy and art events as well, with food offerings including mostly comfort food, pub grub, and American classics.

The address for the now-closed Spotlight Tavern was 208 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA, 01915.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[Plans for Round 1 Bowling & Amusements in Saugus Withdrawn]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:08:39 -0400

Last month we reported that a family entertainment spot that would include bowling, billiards, food, drink, and more could be on its way to Saugus. Now we have learned that these plans have been shelved.

According to an article from Wicked Local, plans for Round 1 Bowling & Amusements to open at the Square One Mall have fallen through, as the company has withdrawn its proposal without prejudice after town selectmen raised concerns such as the possible draining of public safety resources and alcohol-related issues. The company will still be able to talk about its plans with the Saugus police department and reapply if it wishes to do so, though it is not yet known if this will indeed happen.

One location of the Japan-based Round 1 Bowling & Amusements can be found in Massachusetts (in Taunton) while another 14 outlets can be found in nine other states.

The website for Round 1 Bowling & Amusements is at https://www.round1usa.com/

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Round 1 Bowling & Amusements May Be Opening in Saugus

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<![CDATA[Craft Table & Bar to Replace Ecco in East Boston]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:35:47 -0400

Earlier this summer, we reported that an upscale restaurant and lounge in East Boston had closed for renovations and would remain shuttered for several weeks. Now we have learned that a brand new dining and drinking spot is going into its space.

According to a source, New England Craft Restaurant Concepts is opening Craft Table & Bar in the Porter Street space where Ecco had been until late June, with the new place being a "polished" casual restaurant that features mostly classic and modern American fare along with a variety of beer, wine, and spirits options. The group behind the new spot is also opening a location of Craft Table & Bar in Worcester as well, along with several Brew on the Grid coffee shops in the Greater Boston area.

Ecco, which opened a bit less than 10 years ago, was known in part for its New American dushes and its cocktails.

The address for the upcoming Craft Table & Bar (and now-closed Ecco) is 107 Porter Street, East Boston, MA, 02128. The website for both locations of Craft Table & Bar can be found at https://www.crafttableandbar.com/

August 29 update: Craft Table & Bar, which had been planning to open late this month, is holding a job fair on August 31, with the old Ecco page saaying that the restaurant will be opening "soon."

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Ecco in East Boston Closed For Renovations; Plans to Reopen in Five Weeks
Brew on the Grid to Open in Cambridge, Lynn, Marlborough, and Salem

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<![CDATA[Finnegan's Wake in Walpole Has Closed, Plans to Move to a New Home]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:32:46 -0400

A difficult-to-find Irish pub that has been featured on our sister site has closed its doors, but it is looking to reopen in a new space.

According to a source, Finnegan's Wake in Walpole is no longer in business, with the Facebook page for the Glenwood Avenue spot confirming that it shut down last month, saying that "We both have been so lucky to have made so many friends here....now we move forward to our new location!!! (Which should be announced soon)" Finnegan's Wake, which had been located in the basement of an old foundry, has been mentioned as an under-the-radar spot on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site, with the review being found here:

https://www.hiddenboston.com/FinnegansWake.html

The address for the now-closed location of Finnegan's Wake was 7 Glenwood Avenue (East Street), Walpole, MA, 02081.

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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area

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<![CDATA[New Wine Bar Opens in Boston's Back Bay]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:19 -0400

The team behind an upscale seafood restaurant in the Back Bay of Boston has debuted a more casual wine bar below the dining spot.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Moon Bar opens today on Stuart Street, two floors below Mooncusser Fish House, with the kitchen for the business being between the two places on the second floor. (The bar resides in the former Viga space.) The article says that the 48-seat bar is an "elegant yet approachable" spot that has a separate menu from Mooncusser, including seafood options such as a softshell crab BLT, grilled swordfish souvlaki, and fried scallops ravioli. In addition to wine offerings, Moon Bar also serves craft beers on tap, and a couple of dessert options are available as well. Hours for the place are 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Monday through Saturday, and reservations are not accepted.

The owners of Moon Bar and Mooncusser Fish House also run 80 Thoreau in Concord.

The address for this new bar in the Back Bay is: Moon Bar, 304 Stuart Street, Boston, MA, 02116.

More from Boston's Hidden Restaurants
Mooncusser Fish House Is Opening in Boston's Back Bay

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