• 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 8

    Indoor Golf Simulator to Open in Former Chuck E. Cheese Space in Burlington

    [This story first appeared in Boston Restaurant Talk.] A small group of indoor golf centers is planning to open an outlet in the northern suburbs, and it would include a restaurant. According to a source, X-Golf Burlington is looking to open within a section of the old Chuck E. Cheese space on Wall Street, with a post from ma-burlington.civicplus.com and an...

  • Woburn Apr 8

    This Boston Suburb Is a Foodie's Playground With an Old-School Feel

    As we head into our second year of the pandemic, there is definitely some light at the end of the tunnel by way of vaccines, a drop in new cases and warmer weather helping get people into the great outdoors. In the restaurant world, takeout and delivery still seem to be popular options, however, which — in many cases —…

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 6

    Castle Island Brewing Co. to Debut in South Boston in July, Will Be Serving Bar Pizza

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] About a year and a half ago, it was reported that a brewery in Norwood was going to be expanding to South Boston, and now we have learned that it is only a few months away from opening–and it will apparently be serving a very popular regional food item. According to...

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 1

    Check Out the Menu at the New Nautilus Pier 4 in Boston's Seaport District

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular Nantucket restaurant has expanded to the Boston waterfront. According to a press release, Nautilus Pier 4 opened Thursday in the city’s Seaport District, with the dining spot initially being open for dinner only in their indoor area and offering seating on a first-come basis until April 6. (Lunch service and…

  • boston restaurant talk Apr 1

    The Capital Burger Opens in Boston's Back Bay

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A Washington, D.C.-based restaurant that features gourmet burgers, spiked shakes and more has expanded to Boston. According to its locations page, The Capital Burger debuts on Newbury Street in the Back Bay on Thursday, April 1, taking over the space that had been home to a location of Papa Razzi, which...

  • boston restaurant talk Mar 26

    Lord Hobo in Cambridge Reopens After Being Closed for More Than a Year

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular beer bar in Cambridge is open once again after being shuttered since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. According to a Facebook post, Lord Hobo on Hampshire Street has reopened, with owner Daniel Lanigan saying “After being closed for 380 days… we are OPEN. Please come support your favorite neighborhood…

  • boston restaurant talk Mar 23

    Teriyaki House in Boston's Back Bay/Fenway Area Is Closing

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A pair of restaurants featuring Chinese and Japanese fare will soon be down to just one, as its location near where Boston’s Back Bay and Fenway meet is shutting down permanently. According to a source, Teriyaki House on Boylston Street is getting ready to close for good, with a sign out...

  • Massachusetts Mar 19

    Ziggy's Opens in Brighton

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A brand new family-run spot that offers pizza and more has come to Brighton. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Ziggy’s is now open on Washington Street in Oak Square, with the website for the place saying that their grandfather Zisis “came to the...

  • food & drink Mar 15

    Jersey Mike's Subs to Open New Location in Boston

    This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk. A New Jersey-based chain of sub shops is going to be opening yet another yet outlet in the local area, with this one being its first within the Boston city limits. According to its “coming soon” section, Jersey Mike’s Subs is planning to open in Brighton, with the listing for the...

  • Boston Mar 15

    Boston Restaurants to Resume Outdoor Dining on March 22, But the North End Has to Wait

    Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday that Boston’s outdoor dining program will begin on Monday, March 22 — 10 days earlier than had originally been planned due to the weather forecast. But the city’s North End has to wait. The Boston Licensing Board says outdoor dining can’t start until April 1 in the North End, citing “high density” for the delay….

  • boston outdoor dining Mar 15

    North End Restaurants React to Outdoor Dining Delay

    Restaurants in Boston can start outdoor dining on March 22 — but restaurants in the city’s North End can’t open their outdoor sections until April 1.

  • Boston Mar 13

    Boston Announces Outdoor Dining Will Begin March 22, 10 Days Earlier Than Planned

    Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday that Boston’s outdoor dining program will begin on Monday, March 22 — 10 days earlier than had originally been planned. The program was moved up due to the weather forecast, the city said. The city’s outdoor dining initiative started last year to help restaurants survive during the coronavirus pandemic. Online applications for the program are…

  • food & drink Mar 12

    My Cousin's Place in Boston's North End Has Closed

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A North End cafe and coffee shop has very quietly shut down. According to a source within the restaurant industry, My Cousin’s Place is no longer in business, with a picture of the inside of the Hanover Street space indicating that it has been “ripped apart” as our source says. The...

  • food & drink Mar 4

    Ruth's Chris Opens in Somerville's Assembly Row

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A chain of upscale steakhouses has finally opened its long-awaited third Boston-area location. A check on the space this week indicates that Ruth’s Chris is now open at Assembly Row in Somerville, with the website for the company confirming that it is indeed up and running, being open for dine-in, takeout,...

  • 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...

  • 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…

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