• food & drink Oct 30

    John Harvard's Brew House at Shoppers World in Framingham Has Closed

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] It looks like a longtime brewpub west of Boston has shut down. According to a source, John Harvard’s Brew House at Shoppers World in Framingham is no longer in operation, with an article from the Framingham Source saying that its website is no longer working and that its space is for...

  • food & drink Oct 30

    The Kinsale and The Asgard Will Be Reopening… After a Hibernation

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Earlier this month, it was reported that two of the most popular Irish pubs in the Boston area had closed, though there appeared to be a glimmer of hope that they could reopen if all went well. Now we have learned that they will indeed be returning after all, though not right…

  • BOSTON Oct 29

    Trillium to Shut Down Beer Garden, Patios for the Winter

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] One of the biggest breweries in the Boston area is getting ready to put its outdoor areas into hibernation. Trillium is planning to shut down its beer garden on the Greenway after business hours on Nov. 1, while its the final day for the patios in the Fenway and Canton will be…

  • food & drink Oct 27

    Four More Boston-Area Restaurants/Bars Are Going Into Hibernation

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Over the past several weeks, we have mentioned that some restaurants in the Boston area were going into hibernation for the winter. Now we have learned that a few other local dining and drinking spots are doing the same. According to an article from boston.com, Gray’s Hall in South Boston shut down...

  • BOSTON Oct 23

    ‘Bar Rescue' Host John Taffer to Open New Restaurant in Boston Area

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A new tavern concept that has a television personality behind it is on its way to the region. According to a source, Taffer’s Tavern is planning to expand to the Greater Boston area, with an earlier article from Restaurant News saying that five franchised locations are apparently in the works locally. John...

  • BOSTON Oct 21

    Popular Jamaica Plain Mexican Restaurant Expanding to Patriot Place

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A few months ago it was reported that a Mexican restaurant in Jamaica Plain was planning to expand to another location in Boston. Now we have learned that it has plans to expand to a space southwest of the city that should eventually be a popular spot for sports fans. According to…

  • food & drink Oct 21

    Alchemy to Be Reborn in Former Gaslight Space at MarketStreet Lynnfield

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular Cape Ann restaurant that shut down a few years ago is returning to a new space in the northern suburbs of Boston. According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Alchemy, which had been located in Gloucester until 2016, will be reopening in the former Gaslight space at…

  • food & drink Oct 20

    Union Square Donuts, The Bagel Table Join Forces

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A local group of donut shops and a local group of bagel places have decided to team up. Based on information from a source, Union Square Donuts has set up shop within the location of The Bagel Table at Boston Landing in Brighton, with an Eater Boston article saying that the collaboration...

  • food & drink Oct 13

    Pizzeria Regina Has Apparently Closed Another Location in Greater Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] It looks like another location of one of the best-known pizzerias in New England has shut down. According to a source, Pizzeria Regina in Kingston is no longer in operation, with a check on the website for the company seeming to confirm this, as it is no longer listed within the locations…

  • food & drink Oct 12

    4 Restaurants Now Closed Due to COVID Cases in Portsmouth, NH

    At least four restaurants in the tourist hotspot of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have now closed due to positive cases of COVID-19. Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe and Flatbread Company announced last week that they were closing after employees at both restaurants tested positive for the coronavirus. The two restaurants are located on the same block in the city’s downtown area....

  • New Hampshire Oct 11

    Possible COVID Exposure at Portsmouth Restaurant

    A customer at a downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, restaurant may have exposed other diners to COVID-19, according to the health department.

  • food & drink Oct 8

    Flour Bakery + Cafe Opens New Location in Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular local group of bakery-cafes has just opened a brand new location in Boston. According to an Instagram post, Flour Bakery + Cafe is now open on Cambridge Street in the Charles River Plaza (where Beacon Hill and the West End meet), with this outlet being its ninth location. The post…

  • food & drink Oct 8

    A Glimmer of Hope for The Kinsale and The Asgard?

    [This story first appeared in Boston Restaurant Talk.] Tuesday, it was mentioned that two of the most popular Irish pubs in the Boston area had closed, but now we have learned that there is still a bit of a chance they could return if all goes well. A message sent to us today from the people behind both places mentions…

  • food & drink Oct 8

    Ruby Tuesday Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    [This story first appeared in Boston Restaurant Talk.] A national chain of casual family-friendly restaurants that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic has declared bankruptcy. According to Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting, Ruby Tuesday filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy today, with an article from the Restaurant Business site stating that the Tennessee-based company has nearly $43…

  • food & drink Oct 5

    Here's What You Can Bid on at Tuesday's Cheers Auction

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A now-closed Boston bar that was a replica of a watering hole in a beloved sitcom is hitting the auction block this week. According to a press release, a public auction is being held for Cheers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., with local auction firm Paul E. Saperstein…

  • BOSTON Oct 5

    New Beer Garden to Open Inside Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall

    Another beer garden is on its way to the local area, and this one will be right in the heart of downtown Boston. According to a press release, Ned’s Beer Garden by Sam Adams is opening inside Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall, moving into the the old Parris space which is in the back of Ned Devine’s off the...

  • BOSTON Sep 30

    Here's the New Plan for the Top of the Hub Space at the Prudential Center

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Earlier this year, an iconic Boston restaurant known in part for its views of the city closed down after more than 50 years in business. Now we have learned that its space could be taken over by a multi-level observation deck. According to an article from The Boston Herald, plans have been submitted…

  • food & drink Sep 28

    Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Boston Shut Down by Licensing Board; Hearings Set for Tuesday

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A high-end steakhouse that opened in Boston last weekend has been shut down by the city due to several violations, including at least one that is COVID-related. According to an article from Universal Hub, Nusr-et Steakhouse is currently shuttered, with a note out front saying that the Arlington Street dining spot has...

  • BOSTON Sep 28

    Salt Bae's Restaurant Closes for Violating COVID-19 Rules

    A brand new restaurant in Boston has been shut down for not following COVID-19 guidelines.

  • quincy Sep 24

    Popeyes Is Getting Ready to Open New Location South of Boston

    A chain of chicken spots is on the verge of opening another new location south of Boston. A check on the space over the weekend indicates that Popeyes is just about ready to open in Quincy, with a source telling us that one of its final inspections may be taking place today. Once the new place opens on the Southern…

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