• boston restaurant talk Jun 18

    Dave's Hot Chicken to Expand to the Greater Boston Area

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A California-based group of dining spots that focus on an increasingly popular food item will be expanding to the Boston area. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Dave’s Hot Chicken is bringing 10 franchised locations to Suffolk County and Norfolk County, with a...

  • boston restaurant talk Jun 8

    Bantam Cider in Somerville's Union Square Is Closing

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A local cider company and taproom is saying farewell. According to Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting, Bantam Cider in the Union Square section of Somerville is closing down, with an Instagram post from the Merriam Street place saying the following: …as we look into the future, and having recently evaluated various...

  • boston restaurant talk Jun 7

    The Cantab Lounge in Cambridge's Central Square May Be Reopening Under New Ownership

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Last summer, it was reported that a landmark bar and music club in Cambridge was up for sale, and now we have learned that a new owner is indeed seeking to open the place back up. According to a Cambridge License Commission page, a transfer of the liquor license for The Cantab...

  • boston restaurant talk Jun 3

    Popeyes Plans to Open New Location North of Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A chain of chicken spots could be expanding further into the Greater Boston area, with a new outlet possibly coming to the northern suburbs. According to an article from The Daily Times Chronicle, Popeyes is looking to open in Woburn, with the plan being to take over the former D’Angelo space...

  • boston restaurant talk May 31

    Essex Seafood Reopens After Being Hit by Fire Last Spring

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A beloved North Shore seafood shack that was destroyed in a fire last year is back in business. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Essex Seafood on Route 133 in Essex has reopened, with a Facebook post from the place saying the following: We…

  • boston restaurant talk May 26

    Karen Akunowicz to Open Bar Volpe in South Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A James Beard Award winner who opened an Italian restaurant in South Boston a couple of years ago is going to be opening another Italian dining spot nearby. According to an article from Food & Wine, Karen Akunowicz is planning to open Bar Volpe “blocks” away from Fox & the Knife on West...

  • boston restaurant talk May 21

    Silvertone in Boston's Downtown Crossing Plans to Reopen

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A beloved restaurant and bar in the heart of Boston that has been closed since the start of the pandemic is looking to open back up. According to a Facebook post from the place, Silvertone in Downtown Crossing is making plans to reopen, saying “Who’s ready to come back? We have...

  • boston restaurant talk May 19

    New Beer Garden Opening in East Boston?

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] An Italian restaurant in East Boston is collaborating with a local brewer to bring another beer garden to the city. According to an article in the Patch, Pazza on Porter is working with Jack’s Abby to debut a beer garden on May 29 which will apparently be part of the restaurant’s...

  • boston restaurant talk May 19

    Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Plans to Open in Boston's Back Bay

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Earlier this month, it was reported that a Louisiana-based restaurant chain that focuses on a popular food item was looking to open a second location in Massachusetts, and now we have learned that a third location may be on its way as well, with this one possibly coming to one of the…

  • Massachusetts May 18

    New South Shore Drive-In Theater to Include Outdoor Restaurant, Beer Garden

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A brand new drive-in theater is on its way to the South Shore, and it will include outdoor dining, drinking, and more. According to an article from Wicked Local along with the website for the place, Moonrise Cinemas is planning to debut in North Plymouth on Friday, June 4, with movies being…

  • boston restaurant talk May 17

    Halfway Cafe in Marlborough Has Closed

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A small local group of comfort food restaurants is now down to just two, as another location has shut down. According to multiple sources, the Halfway Cafe in Marlborough is no longer in business, with a Facebook post from the company saying the following: …everything has a beginning and an end. We…

  • boston restaurant talk May 12

    Massive New Music Venue to Open at Boston Landing in Brighton

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] The owner and operator of a number of music venues in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region–including two in the local area–is bringing a new venue to Boston, with this one coming to a growing development next to the Mass. Pike. According to a press release, The Bowery Presents is planning to open Roadrunner at...

  • boston restaurant talk May 10

    Aeronaut's Beer Garden Is Returning to Allston This Summer

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular beer garden that was unable to open last summer due to the pandemic is returning for the 2021 season. According to its web page within the Zone 3 website, Aeronaut Allston is coming back this summer, with the note saying “Yes, things will look a bit different, but we’re sure…

  • boston restaurant talk May 3

    Flying Embers Plans to Open Brewery and Taproom in Roxbury

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A California-based brewery that produces a “hard” version of a popular drink is expanding to Boston. According to a licensing board hearing page within the city’s website from September, Flying Embers is seeking a Farmer Brewery Pouring License for a brewery and taproom in Roxbury, with the facility being within a...

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 29

    New Bar Plans to Open in Former Bukowski Tavern Space in Cambridge's Inman Square

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] It looks like a new restaurant and bar is on its way to Cambridge, taking over the space where a dining and drinking spot known in part for its beer options had been. According to a license commission page, Drifter’s Tale is planning to open in the city’s Inman Square area, with...

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 20

    Not Your Average Joe's in Arlington Has Closed Permanently

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A location of a local chain of family-friendly restaurants has shut down for good. An article from Your Arlington confirms what a source told us over the weekend, that the Arlington Center location of Not Your Average Joe’s will not be reopening, with an email from CEO/chair Peter D’Amelio saying that...

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 16

    Jersey Mike's Subs to Open New Location North of Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A New Jersey-based chain of sub shops is opening yet another location in the Greater Boston area, with this one being north of the city. According to the locations section of its website, Jersey Mike’s Subs is planning to open in Stoneham, with the address indicating that it will be moving...

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 15

    Night Shift Brewing Kitchen & Tap Opens Within Encore Boston Harbor

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A local brewery has opened a brand new restaurant and bar inside a resort and casino near the Boston line. According to a press release, Night Shift Brewing Kitchen & Tap opens Thursay, April 15 at 2 p.m. within Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, with the new spot featuring elevated takes on classic…

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 12

    Summer Shack Food Truck to Debut at the Rose Kennedy Greenway April 21

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A local group of seafood restaurants is going to be bringing a food truck to downtown Boston. According to a press release, Summer Shack is setting up the Summer Shack Food Truck on the Rose Kennedy Greenway beginning Wednesday, April 21, with the truck residing by Rowes Wharf and High Street. We…

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 9

    Here's What's Going Into the Former Waxy O'Connor's Space in Woburn

    [This story first appeared in Boston Restaurant Talk.] A dining and drinking spot that is known in part for its comfort food is looking to expand to the northern suburbs of Boston. According to a Patch article, Lucy’s American Tavern is planning to open in Woburn, moving into the space on Rainin Road where a location of Waxy O’Connor’s...

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