Thursday, February 16, 2017

NOCA Provisions to Open in North Cambridge

A new cafe is on its way to North Cambridge, and the people behind a nearby catering company area behind the place.

According to a Facebook page, NOCA Provisions is planning to open on Rindge Avenue this spring, with the page saying that it will be a "neighborhood cafe" that is being opened by the group that runs Season To Taste Catering on Mass. Ave. The website for NOCA  indicates that it will offer toasts, coffee, and meals-to-go, though little other information has been given as of yet.

Season To Taste Catering is also home to The Table, a high-end restaurant with French influences whose chef is "Top Chef" contestant Carl Dooley.

The address for the upcoming NOCA Provisions is 56 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140. Its website can be found at https://www.nocaprovisions.com

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Mighty Squirrel May Be Opening a Brewery and Taproom in Charlestown

A Boston-based beermaker that is currently a contract brewer may be getting its own brewery in the space where a cider company had been.

According to an article from BostInno, Mighty Squirrel is eyeing a building by the Mystic River in Charlestown that used to be home to Downeast Cider before that company moved to East Boston, with the Terminal Street facility possibly having a taproom in addition to a brewing area. The post mentions that Mighty Squirrel, which is contract brewing out of Von Trapp Brewery in Stowe, VT, right now, hopes to open in the space sometime this year, and that it has secured a $500,000 loan from the MassDevelopment Bank toward its brewery.

Mighty Squirrel is known in part for its beers that are high in protein, though it also has a line of more traditional beers as well.

The website for Mighty Squirrel can be found at http://www.mightysquirrel.com/

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Joe's American Bar & Grill in Braintree Is Closing

A small local group of family-friendly restaurants is getting ready to close another one of its locations.

According to a message sent from the group, Joe's American Bar & Grill at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree is shutting down on February 19, with no specific reason given for its closure nor any information given on what might move into the space. This is the second location of Joe's to close in the local area over the past year or so, as an outlet in Peabody shut down in early 2016.

It appears that locations of Joe's in Boston (two), Dedham, Framingham, Franklin, and Woburn remain in operation. (Another location of Joe's--whose parent company is Tavistock--can be found in Fairfield, CT.)

The website for Joe's American Bar & Grill is at http://www.joesamerican.com/

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Walt's Roast Beef Opens in Braintree

A small Rhode Island-based chain of roast beef places has expanded into Massachusetts, opening an outlet a short distance south of Boston.

According to a Twitter post from @JustinA_PZD, Walt's Roast Beef opens today at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, with a Patch article stating that the place is opening within the food court. Walt's first started out in 1957 and currently has locations in Cranston, Pawtucket, Warwick (2), North Kingstown, and North Providence; its shops offer several options for roast beef along with roast turkey, pastrami, fish, ham, pulled pork, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

The website for Walt's Roast Beef can be found at http://waltsroastbeef.net/

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New Concept Now in Place for Tresca in Boston's North End

Last June, we mentioned that an Italian restaurant owned by a former Boston Bruins player was being reconcepted, and now we know what kinds of changes have been made to the place.

According to an email and a press release, Tresca in Boston's North End has gotten a major face lift, to both its interior and exterior, while adding a "slight Mediterranean touch" to its Southern Italian-based menu. The dining spot, which includes seating for 75 in its "Tuscan room" and another 50 in the bar area, has also undergone a change in ownership as well, with former Boston Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque bringing in a new team including Rich Ansara (Amhreins, Appetito), Bill Galatis, (Meze in Charlestown, Dunkin Donut franchisee), and Peter Weber.

Tresca first opened its doors in the North End about a decade ago.

The address for Tresca is 233 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113. Its website can be found at http://trescanorthend.com/

[Earlier Article]
New Concept in the Works for Tresca in Boston's North End

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Pinkberry in Harvard Square Has Closed; Will Be Replaced by Pressed Juicery

A frozen yogurt chain has shut down its shop in Cambridge, and it will be replaced by a location of a chain of cold-pressed juice bars.

The Harvard Crimson is reporting that Pinkberry in Harvard Square is now closed and that Pressed Juicery will be moving into the Mass. Ave. space. The article says that the California-based chain of juice bars hopes to open in the late spring, with the place offering an array of juice options along with a soft-serve item that is made using a mix of fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

Pinkberry--which is also based in California--first opened in Harvard Square in 2011, taking over the space where Alpha Omega Jewelers had once been; a number of Pinkberry shops had been located in the Greater Boston area, but several of them have shut down over the past few years, with existing locations remaining in operation by BU in Boston, South Station, the Pru, Logan Airport, Chestnut Hill, Wellesley, and Braintree.

The address for the now-closed Pinkberry (and upcoming Pressed Juicery) is 1380 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

Thanks to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page for bringing this to our attention.

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