by Marc Hurwitz
It looks like two big names on the Boston restaurant scene are going to be joining forces.
According to an email from Image Unlimited Communications, the Met Restaurant Group and Stephanie's Restaurant Group are uniting and forming a new group called Sidell Hospitality, with a PR Newswire page saying that sisters Kathy Sidell and Stephanie Sokolove will ultimately have all of their dining and drinking spots under the one name, including locations of Stephanie's in Boston's Back Bay, the South End, and South Boston along with locations of Met in the Back Bay, Dedham, Natick, and Nantucket, and Saltie Girl which is next to the Back Bay location of Met.
The name Sidell Hospitality is a nod to Sidell and Sokolove's father Jack Sidell, a businessperson and financier who helped launch the careers of such well-known chefs as Todd English and Jasper White.
The website for the Met Restaurant Group can be found at https://www.metrestaurantgroup.com/ while the website for Stephanie's Restaurant Group is at http://www.stephaniesrestaurantgroup.com/
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