Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Naumkeag Ordinary in Salem Has Closed

It looks like a North Shore restaurant and bar that featured seasonal American fare has shut its doors.

According to a source, Naumkeag Ordinary in Salem is no longer in business, with the place apparently closing down over the past day or so. The dining spot, which first opened in April of 2013, was known in part for its inventive takes on pub-style food and American classics, including such items as truffle fries, deviled eggs, tacos, poutine, burgers, Cubanos, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, chicken pot pie, and gnocchi, along with a rotating list of craft beers and wines.

The address for this now-closed restaurant in Salem was: Naumkeag Ordinary, 118 Washington Street, Salem, MA, 01970.

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Moody's Delicatessen to Open in Rebecca's Cafe Space in the Back Bay of Boston

An award-winning deli is on its way to Boston's Back Bay, and it will be replacing a soon-to-close cafe near Copley Square.

According to a source, Moody's Delicatessen is opening on Boylston Street in the space where a location of Rebecca's Cafe currently resides. It appears that Rebecca's will close for good on September 8, clearing the way for construction on the space to commence, possibly in the next month or so. This will be the second location of Moody's Deli, with the original being on Moody Street in Waltham; owner Joshua Smith also runs New England Charcuterie, a meat-processing plant near the Waltham/Belmont line, and he will also be opening an oyster/ceviche bar and a taco and BBQ spot next to the Waltham location of Moody's.

An earlier Boston Magazine article had mentioned that Moody's was planning to come to the Back Bay, but no address had been given at the time.

Other locations of Rebecca's Cafe can be found in Boston, Cambridge, Burlington, Newton, and Waltham; the Back Bay outlet had been in business for nearly 20 years.

The address for the upcoming Moody's Delicatessen (and the soon-to-close Rebecca's Cafe) is 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for Moody's is at http://moodyswaltham.com/ while the website for Rebecca's is at http://www.rebeccascafe.com/

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Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar Plans to Open in Boston's Back Bay

It looks like a local coffee roaster with three shops in the region is expanding further into Boston.

According to a source, Jaho plans to open a location of Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar in the Back Bay, with the new location being in an office building on Huntington Avenue next to Copley Place and the Prudential Center. Based on its other locations, expect to see a variety of coffees and teas offered along with soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries, and more, and it appears that this concept will be like the one in the Downtown Crossing/Chinatown area, with beer, wine, and spirits available as well.

Once it opens, the new location of Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar will join other Jaho outlets in Downtown Crossing/Chinatown, the South End, and Salem, along with a shop in Tokyo.

The address for the proposed Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar is 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for all locations can be found at https://www.jaho.com/

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Hurricane O'Reilly's Near Boston's North Station May Be Sold

It looks like a well-known Boston bar that is popular with sports fans could be sold to a new owner.

According to a media source, Hurricane O'Reilly's by North Station and TD Garden is slated to change ownership pending approval by the city, with the information given indicating that Glynn Hospitality would transfer ownership of the Canal Street spot to "150 Canal Street Inc." Our source shows that the proposed manager would be Austin O'Connor, who heads up The Briar Group, so it is possible that it could be the new owner, though this has not been confirmed as of yet.

In addition to Hurricane O'Reilly's, Glynn Hospitality also operates The Black Rose, Brownstone, Central Wharf, Cleary's, Coogan's, Dillon's, the Granary Tavern, Sports Grille, and Sterling's, while The Briar Group runs Anthem, Brew, City Bar, City Table, Gather, Glass House, The Green Briar, The Harp, K2, Ned Devine's, O'Connor's, and Solas.

The address for Hurricane O'Reilly's is 150 Canal Street, Boston, MA, 02114. It's website can be found at https://www.hurricaneoreillysboston.com/

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Spotlight Tavern in Beverly Has Closed; Auction Taking Place Tomorrow

A North Shore restaurant, bar, and music club has shut its doors, and an auction will be taking place at the site.

According to a source, the Spotlight Tavern in Beverly abruptly closed down last week, with a variety of items from the Rantoul Street spot hitting the auction block tomorrow. An article from Vanyaland confirms that the closure took place "very quietly and very suddenly," and it is not yet known why it shuttered (stay tuned for more updates as they come in).

In addition to live music, the Spotlight Tavern was also known for comedy and art events as well, with food offerings including mostly comfort food, pub grub, and American classics.

The address for the now-closed Spotlight Tavern was 208 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA, 01915.

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Pad Thai Cafe to Reopen in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood, Taking Over Rice Bowl Space

A Thai restaurant that closed down late last year and was replaced by a new dining spot and music venue is returning, moving into a nearby space where another eatery had been.

According to a Facebook post from Drew Starr, Pad Thai Cafe is opening on Hemenway Street in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, taking over the space where Rice Bowl had been. Pad Thai Cafe had formerly been in the same block on Boylston Street but it shut down last December, with The Bebop subsequently taking over the space. (The Bebop is a restaurant, bar, and music club from the people behind The Burren in Somerville's Davis Square.) It is not yet known when Pad Thai Cafe might open, so keep checking back for updates.

The new address for Pad Thai Cafe will be 6 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA, 02115.

[Earlier Article]
The Bebop Opens in Former Pad Thai Cafe in Boston's Fenway/Kenmore Neighborhood

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