• food & drink Mar 2

    Jersey Mike's Subs to Open 3 New Locations in Greater Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A New Jersey-based chain of sub shops continues its rapid expansion through the Greater Boston area, with at least three more outlets on the way. According to its “coming soon” page, Jersey Mike’s Subs is planning to open shops in Hingham, Randolph, and Walpole, joining others in the local area in...

  • BOSTON Feb 27

    South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade Canceled, But Restaurants, Bars Can Be Open

    With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, the City of Boston held an informational hearing with South Boston bars and restaurants. Even though the St. Patrick’s Day parade has been officially canceled for a second year in a row to to COVID-19 – the city was being proactive due to large crowds expected the weekend before (and on) March 17, which...

  • BOSTON Feb 26

    Boston Meets With Bars Ahead of St. Patrick's Day

    Even though we’re seeing an overall downward trend in COVID-19 cases, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled.

  • food & drink Feb 26

    Del's Lemonade Plans to Open Second Location in Greater Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A legendary frozen lemonade company is bringing a second location to the Greater Boston area — and its closest shop to Boston itself. According to a source, Del’s Lemonade is looking to open a new outlet in Arlington, with Wicked Local/Arlington Advocate indicating what our source told us, that the shop would...

  • food & drink Feb 24

    Yup, Dunkin' Is Now Selling Avocado Toast

    Dunkin’ — home of Munchkins, Coolatas and Snackin’ Bacon — announced Wednesday that it has added avocado toast to its menu. The fast-food chain also announced it will now sell two varieties of new grilled cheese melts — with and without ham. Dunkin’ said its new avocado toast is spread on a slice of its sourdough bread, and topped with…

  • food & drink Feb 23

    Shojo to Open in Cambridge's Central Square Area

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown that features inventive takes on Asian food is expanding across the river. According to a press release, Shojo is planning to open in Cambridge, moving into a space on Mass. Ave. on the eastern edge of Central Square. The email mentions that the new location of the...

  • food & drink Feb 22

    The Langham Hotel in Boston to Reopen in June; Will Include New Restaurant, Bar

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] An historic hotel in the heart of Boston that shut down for renovations a couple of years ago is finally getting close to opening back up, and it will feature a new restaurant and a new bar. Eater Boston is reporting (via The Boston Globe) that The Langham Boston at One Post…

  • Framingham Feb 22

    10 Great Places to Eat in Framingham

    To some, Framingham is all about malls, shopping centers and chains that line either side of Route 9, but this sprawling MetroWest city has a lot more to offer once you get beyond that busy road. And the dining scene both on Route 9 and to its north and south is quite impressive, with a combination of upscale restaurants, old-fashioned…

  • Caught In Southie Feb 21

    Sullivan's Opens for Its 70th Season This Week

    Hot diggity dog! It’s a new season of Sully’s. A welcomed sign of spring happens next weekend – Sullivan’s will be open after a brief hiatus! The legendary hot dog stand opens its doors on Saturday, Feb. 27. Here’s a refresher on How to Order at Sully’s! Enjoy! (Reminder – there is currently a pandemic going on. Wear a mask, practice...

  • food & drink Feb 21

    An Insider's Guide to Sullivan's at Castle Island

    Learn how to become a Sully’s expert from longtime Southie insiders Heather and Maureen from Caught in Southie, who know everything from the best choices on the menu to the “Sully Shuffle.”

  • food & drink Feb 11

    Border Cafe in Cambridge's Harvard Square Won't Reopen After 2019 Fire

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A bit more than a year ago, one of the most popular restaurants in Cambridge’s Harvard Square was hit by a fire and has remain closed ever since. Now we are hearing that it is gone for good. According to an article from Cambridge Day, Border Cafe on Church Street will...

  • food & drink Feb 10

    Guy Fieri's Flavortown Kitchen Now Operating Out of Boston-Area Bertucci's

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] It looks like one of the best-known celebrity chefs and restaurateurs in the country has quietly started to run ghost kitchens out of a chain with roots in the local area. Based on information given from Adam Gaffin of Universal Hub, Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen is operating out of at least some...

  • food & drink Feb 9

    Popular Newburyport Restaurant Moving to Historic Space Downtown

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular restaurant in Newburyport is looking to move into an adjacent space that has a lot of history behind it. According to an article in The Daily News, Brine Oyster Bar on State Street is planning to move next door into the old Fowle’s News space, with owner Nancy Batista-Caswell...

  • food & drink Feb 9

    Decades-old Lowell Diner Is Losing Its Home

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A decades-old breakfast and lunch spot north of Boston will soon be leaving its longtime space, though it will be reborn in a new storefront nearby. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Gormley’s Cafe in Lowell is losing its home, with a Facebook...

  • food & drink Feb 8

    This Beloved Cambridge Bar Has Apparently Closed Down

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A beloved Cambridge bar that has received national recognition over the years for its quirky vibe appears to have shut its doors for good. According to several sources, including an initial Facebook post from Chris Brokaw, The People’s Republik on Mass. Ave. may have closed permanently, with Cambridge Day seeming to...

  • Boston Business Journal Feb 2

    Uber to Acquire Boston-based Drizly for $1.1B

    One of the ride-hailing giants has made an acquisition to further its alcohol delivery capabilities. Uber Technologies, Inc. and Boston-based Drizly Inc. said on Tuesday that they have reached an agreement for Uber to acquire Drizly for $1.1 billion in stock and cash. Boston-based online liquor store Drizly will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber. Drizly’s marketplace will eventually…

  • food & drink Jan 25

    Legendary Pizza Shop Returning to Revere Beach

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A legendary pizzeria is returning to the North Shore. According to a Facebook post from the business, Bianchi’s Pizza is going to be reopening at Revere Beach, moving back into the Renzo’s space on Revere Beach Boulevard that they had been in (along with Renzo’s) until this past fall after saying...

  • food & drink Jan 22

    Night Shift Brewing to Temporarily Close Lovejoy Wharf Location After Business Hours Saturday

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A local brewery is going to be closing its Boston location for the time being. According to a source, Night Shift Brewing at Lovejoy Wharf is planning to temporarily shut down this weekend, with a Facebook post from the business saying that it will close after business hours on Saturday, January 23….

  • food & drink Jan 19

    A Popular North Shore Brewery Has Permanently Closed

    A North Shore brewery has decided to call it a day. According to a source, Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester is no longer in operation, with a Facebook post from Boston’s Wicked North Shore confirming this, while a Facebook post from the Rogers Street brewery says the following: During the summer of 2002, a casual conversation spawned the, perhaps…

  • food & drink Jan 13

    Banana Boat Ice Cream Shop at Revere Beach Has Closed After 43 Years

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A decades-old seaside ice cream shop has shut its doors permanently. According to a source, Banana Boat at Revere Beach has closed down, with a Facebook post from the place saying the following: It is with a heavy heart we have made the tough decision to close Banana Boat Ice Cream. Words…

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