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Boston & # 39; s Biggest Restaurant News March 2019

April is here, with its showers and early spring cooling and sneak peeks from warmer days. The real terrace weather is coming soon, but in the meantime, here is a look back at what happened in Boston's food culture in March, including the opening of a new Cuban restaurant in Cambridge, the debut of cocktails with tea at the Boston Public Library, and the closures of some old standbys.

Read on for a summary of March 2019, including the most read news stories and maps, the openings and the closures.




Empanadas at Gustazo

Empanadas at Gustazo
Rachel Leah Blumenthal / Eater

  1. Drink tea cocktails in the Boston Public Library: next to the new tea lounge, the dining room in the library will be given a makeover.

  2. New England Dining News Beyond Massachusetts, updated week: restaurant openings, closures and other news in Portsmouth, Portland, Providence and more.

  3. Night Shift Brewing Dives Into the Coffee Business With Expansion to Lovejoy Wharf: Night Shift Roosteren launches together with the new brewery.

  4. Suburban Boston Dining News, updated week: an overview of restaurant openings, closures and other news outside the immediate vicinity of Boston.

  5. Blackbird Donuts debuts huge Brighton Space this week: the new location in Brighton is suitable for both production and retail.

  6. The Falafel chain based on D.C. closes its last location in Boston area after seven years: the Davis Square restaurant – the first to be opened locally, and the last to be preserved – will close at the end of the month.

  7. A rooftop restaurant comes to a hotel in South Boston This summer: Boston Nightlife Ventures (Wink & Nod, etc.) opens Six West at the Cambria Hotel.

  8. A Cuban favorite from Waltham extends to Cambridge with refined cocktails: Backbar & Sam's Treadway advised on the drink menu.

  9. A Tall Ship Restaurant will dock in Charlestown: the floating restaurant comes from a well-known restaurant group.

  10. Nahita is the & # 39; perfect place to be young and fantastic & # 39 ;, says Critic: Plus, a look at Joe Sent Me in Cambridge.



Kimball Farm

Ice cream at Kimball Farm, whose seasonal reopening is one of the first signs of spring every year
Kimball Farm / Official site

  1. The hottest restaurants in Boston Right Now, March 2019: Boston & # 39; s best new hotspots, updated monthly.

  2. A guide to the seasonal reopening of New England classics: fried seafood restaurants, ice cream parlors and other signs of spring and summer.

  3. Boston Stalwarts: recognition of the restaurants and bars that stand the test of time: it is not only the bustling new hotspots that deserve the attention of the guests.

  4. The 2019 Boston Restaurant Patio Tracker: updates for outdoor dining for spring, summer and fall 2019.

  5. Boston & # 39; s best food and drink events, updated weekly: the local events you actually want to attend.

  6. Boston's most essential Irish pubs: where to drink on St. Patrick's Day – or every day

  7. 19 of the most kid-friendly eateries in Boston: where to eat with families in Greater Boston.

  8. Boston & # 39; s Best Monday Dining Specials: fried chicken, noodles and more.

  9. Ready-to-Eat Cookie Dough Invades Boston-Area Malls and Beyond: The sweet delicacy is becoming easier to find outside the home kitchen.

  10. Where to eat in Boston's biggest sights and museums: snacks and beer for a game at Fenway, cocktails at the Boston Public Library and more options for both visitors and locals.



A piece of food at Buttonwood

A piece of food at Buttonwood
Ezra Pollard

  • Aleppo Palace (25 Central Sq., Central Square, Cambridge): A refurbishment and rebranding of Moody's Falafel Palace, a long-time after-night standby at Central Square.

  • Blackbird Donuts (100 Holton St., Brighton, Boston): This is the fourth location for the local donut chain, which is related to the Gallows and Banyan in the South End. This location includes retail space and production space.

  • Bruins Bar (Logan Airport – Terminal A, East Boston): Like Shōjō (below), this is part of a huge wave of new openings at the airport. As the name suggests, it is a sports bar with a hockey theme.

  • Buttonwood (51 Lincoln St., Newton): The brother of Sycamore and Little Big Diner debuted for the first time in early 2018, quickly built up a fan base and limped a good Globe assess when an electric fire switches it off. Now, after almost a year of renovations, it is back, with schnitzel, cheeseburgers, whole grilled branzino and more.

  • Courtyard Tea Room and Map Room Tea Lounge (Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): BPL dining (and drinking) has been upgraded with a rebranding of the Courtyard Restaurant and the addition of a lounge with tea – infused cocktails and snacks.

  • The Derby Restaurant (189 Washington St., Salem): The Tavern in the Square has renamed the Salem location into the Derby Restaurant, which should have more of a local character and serves dishes such as Po & # 39; boy-taco & # 39; s , steak tips and more.

  • Falafel King (145 Tremont St., Downtown Boston): This is the third location for a group of fast-casual Mediterranean places – and they are all in the center. On the menu: falafel, shawarma and the like.

  • Fiorella & # 39; s Express (575 Washington St., Wellesley): this informal Italian place – part of a small local chain – has taken over the former Susu Bakery space.

  • Fomu (140 Brookline Ave., Fenway, Boston): This is the fourth permanent location for the local vegan ice cream chain.

  • The Grateful Dedham Diner (573 High St., Dedham Square, Dedham): This name has been given the name and has taken over a former D & Angelo room and serves breakfast all day.

  • Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar (2067 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, Cambridge): This Waltham favorite for Cuban food has been extended to the former Elephant Walk area in Cambridge and offers a cocktail list from Backbar's Sam Treadway.

  • Horse Thieves Tavern (585 High St., Dedham): this "modern interpretation on a traditional New England tavern", as it describes itself, serves roasted cod, fried chicken sandwiches, loaded Hasselback potatoes, cast iron mores and more .

  • In the Game (535 Lowell St., Peabody): this entertainment venue – with laser games, bowling and other attractions – also has a bar and restaurant.

  • Kane & # 39; s Donuts (Essex Landing, Rte. 1, Saugus): This is the second Saugus location – and the third overall – for the popular donut store. This new one is located on the site of a former mini golf course known for an orange dinosaur statue (that remains).

  • Lobstah on a Roll (135 Lafayette St., Salem): The seafood restaurant from Boston & # 39; s South End has expanded to the North Shore with its mega lobster rolls.

  • Masala Square (23 Union Sq., Union Square, Somerville): This family-run restaurant focuses on food from the North Indian state of Punjab and offers a variety of gluten-free and vegan options, as well as affordable lunch offers.

  • Night Shift Brewing at Lovejoy Wharf (1 Lovejoy Wharf, Suite 101, West End, Boston): The popular Everett brewery has expanded to Boston with this gigantic new space: brewery, taproom, restaurant, café and coffee roasting facility.

  • Pho Paris (906 Washington St., Braintree): Pho and other Vietnamese food in the former Pho Vietnam area.

  • Popover King (74 Canal St., West End, Boston): popovers filled with a variety of sweet and savory fillings, plus other baked New England products and more.

  • Purefections Chocolate (1348 Hancock St., Quincy): This is a move for the candy store, from South Quincy to Quincy Center.

  • Real (145 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln): Real, located in the former Lincoln Kitchen and Aka Bistro area, comes from co-owner and chef Tom Fosnot, who was the old chef at Groton & # 39; s famous Gibbet Hill.

  • Sarcastic Swine BBQ restaurant and catering (988 Bedford St., Abington): breast, pulled pork, hush puppies and more – not to mention burritos.

  • Shōjō (Logan Airport – Terminal C, East Boston): The favorite of Chinatown has been extended to the airport with favorites such as the shadowless fries and the Shojonator burger, but also congee all day, a full bar and grab-and-go meals intended to be flight-friendly.

  • Tatte Bakery & Cafe (201 Washington St., Downtown Boston): The local bakery chain continues to expand. This one makes a dozen (and it's the second in downtown Boston).

  • Usushi Cafe (474 ​​Massachusetts Ave., Arlington): rice bowls, sushi rolls and bubble tea.

  • Vaanga (102 Water St., Downtown Boston): this self-proclaimed & # 39; crazy Indian joint & # 39; comes from the Godavari team and serves samosa burgers, & # 39; desi tacos & # 39; and & # 39; baerittos & # 39 ;.



A pita full of falafel in Amsterdam Falafelshop

A pita full of falafel in Amsterdam Falafelshop
Rachel Leah Blumenthal / Eater

  • Amsterdam Falafelshop (248 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville): This was the first local outpost of a small DC-based falafel chain – and the last remaining local falafel. (A Kenmore Square location opened and closed during the lifetime of the Somerville location.)

  • Cafe Jaffa (48 Gloucester St., Back Bay, Boston): This restaurant in the Middle East has been open for nearly 30 years and serves stuffed grape leaves, falafel and more.

  • La Perle Caribbean Restaurant (41 Bow St., Everett): Owner Valery Joseph is actively working to find a new location for the Caribbean restaurant, which was closed due to the disruptive casino construction in the area.

  • Sassafras (668 Broadway, Ball Square, Somerville): This vegetarian reinvention of Eat at Jumbo's can live on in some way, such as a meal delivery service, so keep an eye out for updates.

  • Sorella & # 39; s (388 Center St., Jamaica Plain): this breakfast breakfast in the neighborhood existed for 36 years.

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