Wednesday, November 25, 2020

W Cafe in Woburn to Become The W Pizzeria

A breakfast and lunch place in the northern suburbs of Boston is getting ready to morph into a pizza spot.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, W Cafe in Woburn is becoming The W Pizzeria, with a Facebook post from the upcoming eatery indicating that its grand opening will take place on December 1. Very little is known about the upcoming restaurant other than the fact that its Facebook page says "Handmade Italian style pizza crust. 15 + years and growing"; stay tuned for any updates as they come in.

W Cafe has been known as a place for breakfast, brunch, lunch (including business lunches), and catering, with a few items on its menu including pancakes, French toast, breakfast pizza, sandwiches, and more.

The address for W Cafe (and the upcoming W Pizzeria) is 109a Main Street, Woburn, MA, 01801.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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Rivershed Opens in Weymouth Landing

A second location of a Southern-style restaurant that has been in the works for well over a year has finally arrived.

According to a source, Rivershed in Scituate opens a new location in Braintree today, moving into a space in Weymouth Landing within the new Landing 53 development on Commercial Street. A Facebook post from the place says that "We have the same classic shed menu [and] 20 tapped kegs" and it indicates that it will be open for lunch and dinner, with the menu showing such items as fried pickles, gumbo, poutine, macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, brisket, burgers, blackened swordfish, steak tips, ribs, and more.

The address for the new location of Rivershed in Weymouth Landing is 35-37 Commercial Street, Braintree, MA, 02184. The website for both locations can be found at https://www.therivershed.com/

[Earlier Article]
Rivershed in Scituate to Open Second Location in Weymouth Landing

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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The Lobster Shanty, Bonez Brothers BBQ Go into Hibernation; Atlantico, Select Oyster Bar to Hibernate Starting This Weekend

Two more restaurants in the Greater Boston area have shut down for the winter, while two other Boston spots are getting ready to do the same.

According to several sources along with posts on social media from the places, The Lobster Shanty in Salem and Bonez Brothers BBQ in Quincy are now shuttered for the season, and Atlantico in Boston's South End and Select Oyster Bar in the Back Bay (which are under the same ownership) will be going into hibernation at the end of business hours on Saturday, November 28. The four dining spots join an increasingly-large number of restaurants in the region that have shut down for the winter as the pandemic continues, with many of them planning to remain closed until a vaccine and/or therapeutic makes things more conducive for business. (Just yesterday, a number of hibernation announcements were made here.)

[Earlier Article]
A Number of Other Boston-Area Restaurants and Bars Are Hibernating

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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Cuisine en Locale in Somerville Is Going Out of Business; ONCE Hopes to Find a New Home

A catering company in Somerville is shutting down, and its event venue that has attracted countless music acts will be looking for a new home.

According to a source (Ron Newman), Cuisine en Locale on Highland Avenue is calling it a day while ONCE Lounge and Ballroom will not be opening within the space, with an email from founder JJ Gonson saying that "COVID has made it impossible to make the kind of money we need to occupy a space of that size." The note says that the plan is for ONCE to fine a new space in which it will be able to host "in-person shows, flea markets, benefits, and community-building events," but that Cuisine en Locale appears to be shuttered permanently.

Cuisine en Locale first opened in the former Anthony's space in 2013, with ONCE debuting there the following year. 

The address for Cuisine en Locale and ONCE Lounge and Ballroom is 156 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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Daedalus in Cambridge's Harvard Square Has Gone into Hibernation

A casual upscale restaurant in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge that is known for its roof deck appears to have closed for the winter, though there seems to be a slight twist to this story.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Daedalus on Mt. Auburn Street is shuttered, with a Facebook post from the place saying that it went into hibernation as of yesterday until further notice. The post says that it hopes to return in 2021 and that an exact reopening date will be posted to its website and social media at some point. A photo shared in the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants thread, however, shows a sign out front saying that Daedalus has been ordered closed by the board of license commissioners, but a message received from the restaurant tells us that it was the restaurant's decision to close and that it wasn't ordered to close by the city.

The address for Daedalus is 45.5 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Rutchada Thai Cuisine Opens in Roslindale

A new Thai restaurant has come to a Boston neighborhood, moving into a space that has been home to a rather large number of other dining spots.

According to an article from Universal Hub, Rutchada Thai Cuisine is now open in Roslindale, taking over the space where Tasty Thai had been, and before that, Seven Star Street Bistro, Cheerful Kitchens, a Vietnamese eatery, and possibly five or more Chinese restaurants before that. The menu for Rutchada Thai Cuisine shows such items as crispy tofu, scallion pancakes, satay, glass noodle soup, jungle curry, pineapple fried rice, drunken noodles, and duck noodle soup.

The address for Rutchada Thai Cuisine is 153 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, MA, 02131. Its website can be found at https://www.rutchadathai.com/

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)


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