• boston restaurant talk Oct 21

    Taco Bell Cantina Plans to Open in South Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A chain of Mexican fast-food joints that brought its new concept to the local area last fall may be opening a second one in a particularly hot section of Boston. According to a licensing hearing page within the city’s website, Taco Bell Cantina is planning to open in South Boston, moving...

  • Massachusetts Oct 12

    Fogo De Chao Churrascaria Opens in Burlington

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A chain of high-end Brazilian steakhouses with one location in Boston has opened a location in the suburbs. According to a press release, Fogo de Chao Churrascaria is now open in Burlington, moving into a space within the newly expanded/redeveloped Burlington Mall. The new outlet joins another location in Copley Square...

  • boston restaurant talk Oct 4

    Mr. Mac's in Tyngsboro and Westford Have Become Mac-N-Choose

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A pair of restaurants northwest of Boston that feature macaroni and cheese now have a new name while continuing to focus on the popular comfort food dish. According to a source, Mr. Mac’s in Tyngsboro and Westford are now Mac-n-Choose, with a September 3 Facebook post saying the following: …as of October...

  • boston restaurant talk Sep 13

    The Chateau Restaurant to Open in Former Joe's American Bar & Grill Space in Woburn

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A local group of Italian restaurants will be opening a new location in the northern suburbs, moving into a space that had been home to a local group of family-friendly restaurants that focus on American fare. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, The Chateau...

  • boston restaurant talk Aug 25

    Fiore's Market in Revere Is Closing After 43 Years in Business

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A neighborhood grocery store and meat market that has been around for a long time is shutting down. According to a Facebook post from the place, Fiore’s Market in Revere is closing permanently, with the note saying the following: After 43 years in business we have made the difficult decision to close…

  • boston restaurant talk Aug 17

    Here's What's Going Into the 2 Vacant BeerWorks Spaces in Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Last month it was reported that a local group of breweries and brewpubs had shut down operations, and now we have learned that the two locations within the city of Boston may be replaced by two new dining and drinking spots. According to a licensing board hearing page within the city’s website,...

  • boston restaurant talk Aug 16

    Russo's in Watertown Closing After 100 Years in Business

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A beloved market whose roots date back more than 100 years is shutting down. According to a source, Russo’s in Watertown is closing, with a Facebook post from the Pleasant Street business confirming this, saying that “After more than 70 years working for the family business, Tony Russo is retiring. Our business…

  • boston restaurant talk Aug 3

    Shake Shack Opens at the Burlington Mall

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A brand new location of a New York-based group of burger and shake spots has come to the Greater Boston area more than two years after it was first announced. According to a press release, Shake Shack opens at the Burlington Mall on Tuesday, taking over part of the space where Sears…

  • boston restaurant talk Jul 23

    Scores May Be Taking Over The Fours Space in Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A new restaurant and bar appears to be in the works for the area around North Station and TD Garden in Boston, and it could be taking over the space where one of the city’s most popular watering holes had been until announcing its closure last summer. According to a licensing...

  • boston restaurant talk Jul 21

    Mooo Restaurant Is Opening in Boston's Fort Point Neighborhood

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] The group behind a steakhouse in downtown Boston will be opening another location not too far away, and it will replace a French restaurant that had been in business for eight years. According to both a message from Adam Castiglioni of the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog and a tweet from…

  • boston restaurant talk Jul 14

    Jersey Mike's Subs to Open in Saugus

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A New Jersey-based chain of sub shops continues to expand through the Greater Boston area, with a new location on its way to a space a few miles north of the city. According to the locations section of the chain’s website, Jersey Mike’s Subs is planning to open in Saugus, with...

  • boston restaurant talk Jul 14

    The Kinsale and The Asgard Remain Closed Indefinitely; September Openings Possible

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Last fall, it was reported that two of the most popular Irish pubs in the Boston area had closed for the time being, with the hope being to reopen this spring. They never did open back up, though a glimmer of hope does remain for their futures. According to the Yelp pages…

  • boston restaurant talk Jul 7

    The Friendly Toast to Open in Chestnut Hill

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] An eclectic local group of dining spots is opening yet another new location, with this one coming to the western suburbs of Boston. According to a source, The Friendly Toast is planning to open at The Shops at Chestnut Hill, with our source telling us that the new restaurant will take over…

  • boston restaurant talk Jul 6

    The Thirsty Scholar in Somerville Closed Until Further Notice; Exact Future Unknown

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular Irish pub in Somerville has very quietly shuttered, and its exact status isn’t known at this point in time. According to several sources, The Thirsty Scholar on Beacon Street is locked up and dark, with phone calls going unanswered and no updates posted on its website or social media....

  • boston restaurant talk Jul 1

    Want to Eat on a Tall Ship? New Floating Oyster Bar Opens on East Boston Waterfront

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] About a year ago, it was reported that a restaurant on a moored ship that was planning to open in Charlestown was coming to East Boston instead, and now we have learned that it has very quietly opened. According to an article from Mass Live, The Tall Ship Boston is now open…

  • boston restaurant talk Jun 30

    Shake Shack to Open at Somerville's Assembly Row on July 5

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Last summer, it was reported that a New York-based group of burger and shake spots would be opening a new location in a growing development in Somerville. Now we have learned that the new outlet is only a few days away from debuting. According to a press release, Shake Shack is slated…

  • boston restaurant talk Jun 28

    The Middle East in Cambridge Has Reopened

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] An iconic music complex whose future was up in the air not too long ago has reopened. According to a source from earlier this month, The Middle East in Cambridge’s Central Square had signs in the windows out front saying “Coming June 2021” and “Our Smallest Stage Ever,” with a picture sent…

  • 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...

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