Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waltham Food and Wine Festival to Take Place Tonight (April 23, 2014)

A food and drink event is returning to a western suburb of Boston again tonight, and once again, a number of local dining spots will be participating.

An email sent indicates that the 22nd Annual Waltham Food & Wine Festival will take place at the Westin Hotel on 3rd Avenue starting at 6:00 PM, with the focus once again being on the city's roots in the textile industry. Food and wine will be offered by such spots as The Chateau, City Streets, Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions, Pizzi's Farm, Solea, and many others, and there will also be music at the event.

Tickets to the 2014 Waltham Food & Wine Festival cost $50 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, a non-profit organization that looks to preserve the area's industrial heritage while encouraging future innovation in the United States.

For more information on this event, please go to the following link:

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Radio in Somerville May Be Closed for Good

It looks like a music club in Somerville that has been closed since last fall may be shuttered for good.

Eater Boston is reporting (via a Licensing Commission page) that the liquor license for Radio on Somerville Avenue may be transferred to Two Three Zero, which is the event space for Paint Nite, a painting party spot located a bit further east on Somerville Avenue in Union Square. Radio first took over the space where Club Choices had been in October of 2011, with an earlier article on the Vanyaland site saying that an electrical fire closed the place last November due to water damage from the sprinkler system. There had been hope that the music club might reopen, but now that seems to be in doubt.

The address for this now-closed music club in Somerville was: Radio, 379 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143.

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Angelo's Coal Fired Pizza Planning to Open in Quincy

It looks like a new pizza spot could be opening in the downtown section of Quincy, and it would be moving into the space where a couple of other restaurants had been.

According to a poster on the Chowhound site, Angelo's Coal Fired Pizza is planning to open in the former Remick's/Finian's space on Hancock Street, with a Board of License Commissioners page on the City of Quincy website confirming this. Little other information can be found on the proposed eatery other than the fact that the manager's name is Patrick Cross, which is also the name of one of the owners of The Thirsty Scholar Pub in Somerville, though it is not known if this is the same person.

Remick's, which was an upscale comfort food spot, closed in the Hancock Street space in the summer of 2013 after being in business for a bit more than two years. (Marc Orfaly of the now-closed Pigalle in Boston had been one of three people behind Remick's opening.) Finian's had been in the space before Remick's, with that family-friendly spot first opening in 1983.

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Clover Food Lab May Take Over Hi-Fi Pizza Space in Cambridge's Central Square

It looks like the people behind a number of vegetarian food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants in the Boston area may be opening a new spot in one of Cambridge's busiest neighborhoods, and it would be taking over the space where a pizza place and sub shop had been for more than 40 years.

Cambridge Day is reporting that Clover is eyeing the space in Central Square where Hi-Fi Pizza & Subs was until closing in March, with the article saying that it could be a 24-hour restaurant if the city gives its approval. The proposed Mass. Ave. eatery would join other brick-and-mortar locations of Clover in Inman Square, Harvard Square, and Kendall Square in Cambridge, and in Brookline and Burlington, along with a number of Clover food trucks set up in the Boston area as well.

The address for the proposed Clover restaurant in Central Square would be 496 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Its website can be found at

Thanks to Universal Hub for bringing this to our attention.

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kickass Cupcakes in Somerville to Move Its Retail Space

A cupcake bakery on the eastern edge of the Davis Square section of Somerville is going to be moving up the road a bit, going to the site where its bakery operations currently resides.

Eater Boston is reporting that Kickass Cupcakes will be closing its shop at 378 Highland Avenue after April 30, and it will be moving a bit less than a mile east to 199C Highland Avenue, which is where its bakery space has been since branching off from the original storefront in the summer of 2012. It is not known exactly when the move will be completed, so keep checking back for updates.

Kickass Cupcakes first opened in 2007, offering a variety of cupcakes made from scratch every day in small batches. Its website can be found at

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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Royal Bengal Reopens in Somerville

An Indian restaurant in Cambridge that closed late last year has reopened in Somerville.

According to its website, Royal Bengal, which had been located on Mass. Ave. just east of Central Square, is now open once again on Medford Street toward the southern edge of Winter Hill. The restaurant had closed in the late fall of 2013 after being open for nearly 15 years in its Cambridge space, with the plan being for Darwin's Ltd. to possibly open at that site at some point.

It looks like Royal Bengal reopened on or around April 2.

The address for the new location of Royal Bengal is 364 Medford Street, Somerville, MA, 02145. Its website can be found at

Thanks to a poster on Chowhound for bringing this to our attention.

[Earlier Article]
Darwin's May Be Opening a New Location in Royal Bengal Space in Cambridge

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