Thursday, January 14, 2021

Crab Du Jour to Open in Hyde Park

A rapidly-growing chain of Cajun seafood restaurants will be opening its first location in Boston.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Crab Du Jour is planning to open in Hyde Park, with the address indicating that it would be moving into the shopping center on Hyde Park Avenue that is home to America's Food Basket. Based on the other locations of the chain, expect to find such items as hush puppies, fried pickles, seafood baskets, po boys, crawfish, crab, lobster, and more.

Crab Du Jour first started out in 2019 in Raleigh, NC, and now has approximately 60 locations mostly along the East Coast.

The address for the upcoming Crab Du Jour in Hyde Park is 950 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136. The website for the chain can be found at https://crabdujour.com/

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


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Cornwall's Tavern in Boston's Kenmore Square Has Reopened

A British-style pub is the latest Boston spot to end its winter closure.

According to a message sent to us, Cornwall's in Kenmore Square is open once again, a few weeks after the Beacon Street spot closed down temporarily. We have been told that the pub has indoor and (limited) outdoor dining available along with takeout and delivery, with lunch and dinner being served this week and breakfast starting next week.

Countless dining and drinking spots in and around Boston have shut down temporarily as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc with the restaurant industry, though a few other restaurants have opened back up of late, including Villa Mexico in downtown Boston and Amrheins in South Boston.

The address for Cornwall's is 644 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02215. Its website can be found at http://www.cornwalls.com/

[Earlier Article]
Bar Mezzana, Benedetto, Black Lamb, Cornwall's Tavern, Gustazo, Nathalie, Playmakers, The Poynt, River Bar All Announce Plans to Close for Now

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


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Cloud & Spirits to Open in Former Cuchi Cuchi Space in Cambridge

A brand new dining spot is coming to Cambridge, opening in the space where a quirky restaurant and lounge had been until closing last year.

Eater Boston is reporting that Cloud & Spirits is planning to open on Main Street between Kendall and Central squares in the former Cuchi Cuchi space, with the website for the upcoming restaurant indicating that it will focus on New American fare with Korean influences. Eater and the website mention that Katie Cheung (Kamakura, Hojoko, Menton, Oishii, Radius) and Michael Gander (The Healthy Tap) are the co-owners, with Cheung being the Executive Chef and Gander being the lead mixologist, and that the menu will include such items as steak tartar, American wagyu ribeye, spicy roe pasta, honey sesame chicken, scorched rice soup, and house churned ice cream. Currently, Cheung is running a pop-up ghost kitchen called Mikkusu out of the Cloud & Spirits kitchen, with that spot featuring Japanese sandwiches.

Cuchi Cuchi had been in business for nearly 20 years until closing down in the early months of the pandemic; the place was known for its globally-inspired fare and classic cocktails

The address for the upcoming Cloud & Spirits is 795 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Its website can be found at https://www.cloudandspirits.com/

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


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Jersey Mike's Subs to Open in Stoughton

A New Jersey-based chain of sub shops is bringing another location to the Greater Boston area, with this one being in the southern suburbs.

According to a couple of sources, including a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Jersey Mike's Subs is planning to open in Stoughton, with the address shown on the chain's website indicating that it will be coming to a space where Washington Street and Central Street meet just north of the center of town. Once it opens, the new location will join others locally in Beverly, Dedham, Quincy, and Swampscott, and it will offer both hot and cold subs including cheese steaks, tuna, ham and provolone, Italians, and BLTs.

Jersey Mike's Subs first started out in Point Pleasant, NJ, back in 1956.

The address for the upcoming location of Jersey Mike's Subs in Stoughton is 413 Washington Street, Stoughton, MA, 02072. The website for the chain is at https://www.jerseymikes.com/

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


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Moge Tee Is Opening in Allston and North Quincy

A chain of tea places is opening two locations in the Boston area, with one of them taking over a space that had briefly been home to a chicken and rice spot.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Moge Tee is planning to open in the former Chic Chick space in Allston, while the website for the chain lists both the Allston location and a North Quincy location (on Billings Road) as "coming soon." Currently, the only other outlet of the shop in Massachusetts is in Amherst, with a number of other locations residing in and around New York City as well as others along the East Coast and in Michigan and Texas and overseas in Asia and Australia.

Moge Tee offers such options as cheese foam tea, fruit tea, milk tea, tofu pudding, yogurt fruit tea, uji matcha, and more.

The address for the Allston location of Moge Tee is 164 Brighton Avenue while the address for the North Quincy location is 54 Billings Road. The website for the chain can be found at https://mogeteeusa.com/

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


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4A Coffee in Brookline Is Closing Permanently

A Brookline coffee shop whose roots are on the other side of the world is going to be shutting down.

According to a Twitter post from @kenmorebrian, 4A Coffee on Harvard Street is closing its doors in February, with a message from the place confirming this. Its website mentions that the original shop was established in Kazakhstan in 2005, with the Brookline location debuting in 2012; the Brookline shop offers such options as espresso, cappuccino, americano, chai, mocha, hot chocolate, tea, and more.

The address for 4A Coffee is 419 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446. Its website can be found at https://www.4acoffee.com/

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


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