Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Restaurants to be Affected by Quincy Center Changes

Relocations and possible closings of restaurants will soon be hitting Quincy Center in a big way, as the upcoming connection of the Burgin Parkway to Route 3A will uproot many stores and restaurants along Hancock Street.

According to the Quincy Patriot Ledger, restaurants that will be affected are the Holy Ground bar and Alba Bar and Grill, though several others may be affected, too. (Restaurants in the general area include Little Q Hotpot, Finian's, Bad Abbot's, Five Spices, Fjui, the Half Door, Kagawa, Napoli, Quincy Jade, and the Siam House.


Monday, January 29, 2007

Latest Review: Cafe Polonia in South Boston

photo of Cafe Polonia, South Boston, MAThe latest review that is on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site is Cafe Polonia, which is Boston's best (and perhaps only!) Polish restaurant. Located in the Andrew Square neighborhood, Cafe Polonia is a true hidden gem that is so good that it may not be hidden for very much longer.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Broadway Diner in Arlington Coming Soon

A new breakfast and lunch diner is coming to Broadway in East Arlington. The Broadway Diner is taking over the location of the former Olive Branch. No more details are known at this time, but it looks like they are pretty far along in renovations to the place.


Monday, January 22, 2007

Latest Review: Cafe Azteca in Lawrence

photo of Cafe Azteca, LawrenceThe latest review that is on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site is Cafe Azteca, which is in downtown Lawrence, across from the common. Cafe Azteca may just be the best Mexican restaurant in the Boston area, with incredible dishes of all kinds, including both authentic Mexican cuisine as well as more familiar entrees.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Romantic Restaurants in Boston for Valentine's Day

For those of you who are looking to go out to a restaurant on Valentine's Day, there is a page on Boston's Hidden Restaurants that lists and briefly describes a handful of romantic dining spots that are perfect to go to with your valentine. Head over to the
Romantic Boston Restaurants for Valentine's Day page.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Yet One More Review: 729 Hope Cafe in Providence, RI

photo of 729 Hope Cafe, Providence, RIAnother new review is on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site. 729 Hope Cafe is a funky sandwich joint, pastry shop, and coffee house all rolled into one attractive spot in the steep hills east of downtown Providence. Situated just north of Brown University and near some of Providence's most affluent neighborhoods, 729 Hope Cafe caters to an interesting mix of people who call this cafe their second home.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Marino's In North Cambridge Has Closed

After many months of speculation, Ristorante Marino in North Cambridge is now closed. Rumors about the closing of Marino's have been flying for months now, but they remained open through the end of 2006. As of this time, it is unknown what will go into that spot, but considering the size of the place, plus the relatively ample parking, it would be no surprise to see another restaurant go into this space.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Verna's in Cambridge Will Not Be Closing After All

Great news about Verna's Donut Shop in North Cambridge; they are going to stay open. Here is more news about this terrific story:



One More New Review: Barry's Village Deli in Waban

photo of Barry's Village Deli, Waban, MAOne more new restaurant review is on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site today. Barry's Village Deli is one of the best, if not THE best delis in all of Boston. Hidden on a side street in the little village of Waban (in Newton), Barry's has been around for many years, but it is still relatively unknown.

Ed note: For more information on Barry's Village Deli, please check out this link on Tish's Dish:

Tish's Dish: Restaurants in Newton, MA and Surrounding Towns: Barry's Deli, 6 Windsor Rd., Waban, MA


Friday, January 05, 2007

Tir Na Nog in Somerville Is Closing

The list of restaurant closings in Boston keeps on growing, as Tir Na Nog in Somerville is the latest to announce that they will soon be serving their last meals to customers.

Tir Na Nog will be shutting their doors at the end of January, making this Irish pub in Union Square the latest in a long line of beloved Boston restaurants that have closed (others include Caffe Umbra in the South End, Newbury Pizza in the Back Bay, Classic India in Quincy, and Desmond O'Malley's in Framingham). Tir Na Nog will certainly be missed, as the tiny pub offered patrons some great music, excellent food, and perfect pints.

No reason has been given at this point as to why Tir Na Nog is closing.


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Latest Review: Cheng Du in Stoughton, MA

photo of Cheng Du, Stoughton, MAOur latest featured restaurant on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site is Cheng Du, a Chinese restaurant in Stoughton, MA. Cheng Du is a true hidden gem, with excellent food and a quiet, serene atmosphere. It is in Stoughton Center, which is perhaps one reason why it is hidden, since most folks who drive through there are too concerned about not getting into a car accident to check out the shops and restaurants downtown.