Tuesday, January 26, 2021

KO Pies at the Shipyard in East Boston Is Being Sold

More than two years ago, it was reported that the future of a beloved East Boston restaurant might close down or be sold at some point, and now we have learned that the end could now be in sight.

According to an article from boston.com, KO Pies at the Shipyard in East Boston is going to be sold, with the lease being up at the end of the year and owner Sam Jackson saying that he is heading back to his native Australia. The post indicates that any prospective buyer has two options--to take over the KO concept (including all the recipes and "all the secrets" Jackson has "around the meat pie world") or to purchase and beer and wine license and open a different concept within the space. (Jackson says that he is "comfortable either way.")

The original KO Catering & Pies in South Boston first opened in 2010, with that location closing in 2018; the East Boston outlet debuted in 2012 and is currently open for takeout and delivery, with the patio expected to reopen in March.

The address for KO Pies at the Shipyard is 256 Marginal Street (Building 16), East Boston, MA, 02128. Its website can be found at http://www.kocateringandpies.com/

[Earlier Articles]
KO Pies at the Shipyard in East Boston May Close Down or Be Sold
KO Pies at the Shipyard in East Boston Will Apparently Remain Open for Now

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


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Wood Fired Love to Open within The Squealing Pig Space in Boston's Mission Hill/Brigham Circle Area

It looks like an Irish pub will soon also be home to a pizza spot.

According to a source, Wood Fired Love is taking up residence within The Squealing Pig space in the Mission Hill/Brigham Circle section of Boston, with an Instagram page for the pizza spot indicating that it will be opening soon and that Galleon Ventures--which is behind The Squealing Pig--is indeed the group behind the upcoming spot. A message from the restaurant group tells us that Wood Fired Love and The Squealing Pig will be sharing the space and that the pizza will be available for curbside pickup and delivery at the start (the plan is to open by the end of this month).

Another location of The Squealing Pig in West Roxbury closed down last summer, with its other location in Provincetown remaining in operation, though we hear that that space is apparently being redone, though no details have been given as of yet.

The address for the upcoming Wood Fired Love (and The Squealing Pig) in the Mission Hill/Brigham Circle area is 134 Smith Street, Boston, MA, 02120.

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


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Monday, January 25, 2021

CRISP in Walpole Plans to Open New Location in Canton

A dining spot southwest of Boston that features bar pizza is opening a second outlet, with this one being just a bit closer to the city.

According to a poster within the South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club Facebook group page (via the Canton Citizen), CRISP in Walpole is planning to open a new location in Canton, with the Turnpike Street outlet possibly debuting in late March or early April. It is not yet known if the menu at the Canton restaurant will be the same as that of the Walpole spot, with the post simply indicating that it will be open for takeout and delivery, and possibly outdoor dining as well.

The address for the upcoming location of CRISP in Canton is 955 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA, 02021. The website for the Walpole location can be found at https://www.crispizza.com/

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


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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Bianchi's Pizza to Reopen in the Former Renzo's Space at Revere Beach

A legendary pizzeria is returning to the North Shore.

According to a Facebook post from the business, Bianchi's Pizza is going to be reopening at Revere Beach, moving back into the Renzo's space on Revere Beach Boulevard that they had been in (along with Renzo's) until this past fall after saying farewell to its longtime home along the beach back in 2018. Bianchi's tells us in the post that they will be operating the pizzeria on their own, though the bar there will be run by someone else, with the bar apparently serving both beer and wine.

If all goes as planned, Bianchi's will reopen sometime this spring, with construction having already begun on the space. In addition, the pizzeria's plans to open in a space by the Lynn/Saugus line are still in the works, but it is not known when that outlet will open.

The address for Bianchi's will be 381 Revere Beach Boulevard, Revere, MA 02151.

[Earlier Articles]
Bianchi's Pizza Says Farewell to the Renzo's Space at Revere Beach
Bianchi's Pizza Plans to Open in Lynn

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


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Friday, January 22, 2021

Shojo in Boston's Chinatown Is Closed Until Further Notice

A Chinatown restaurant that features modern takes on Asian dishes has shut down for now.

According to an ongoing list from Eater Boston, Shojo on Tyler Street is temporarily closed, with an Instagram post from the place saying the following:

Unfortunately the odds during the pandemic have been stacked against us repeatedly despite our best efforts. With significantly reduced enforced business hours and extremely limited seating restrictions (that keep getting smaller and smaller) we're unable to sustain staying open at this time. Safety and health is a huge priority for us. As this pandemic spreads more and more, we think it’s best to pause and reconvene when things will hopefully be safer for all.

The post goes on to say that Shojo hopes to reopen in April when patio season gets up and running again.

The address for Shojo is 9 Tyler Street, Boston, MA, 02111. Its website can be found at https://www.shojoboston.com/

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


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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Parla, Le Macaron to Open at Assembly Row in Somerville

A growing mixed-use development in Somerville will become home to two new options for food, including one with a familiar name locally.

According to a press release, Parla and Le Macaron are planning to open at Assembly Row, with the former being a second location of an Italian restaurant in Boston's North End and the latter being the first Boston-area location of a Florida-based chain of French patisseries that currently has one New England location in Windham, NH. Both spots are slated to open sometime this year, though no specific opening dates have been given as of yet. 

Parla first opened its North End restaurant in 2014 while Le Macaron started out a bit more than 10 years ago.

The website for Parla is at https://www.parlaboston.com/ while the website for Le Macaron is at https://lemacaron-us.com/

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


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