Friday, July 30, 2021

Article Fifteen Brewing Is Moving from Weymouth to Rockland

A brewery on the South Shore is moving to a brand new location.

According to a Facebook post from the place, Article Fifteen Brewing in Weymouth is in the process of moving to Rockland, with a Patriot Ledger article from earlier this year mentioning that it will be reopening in a much larger space on VFW Drive that had been home to Kathy Corrigan's School of Gymnastics. The brewery, which had resided on Washington Street near where it intersects Middle Street, hopes to host events and feature live entertainment in the new space, which, like its old space, is a short distance off Route 3. 

No opening date has been given for the reopening of Article Fifteen, so keep checking back for updates.

The address for the new location of Article Fifteen Brewing is 406 VFW Drive, Rockland, MA, 02370. Its website can be found at https://articlefifteenbrewing.com/

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


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Flavor Boom to Open in Former Flaming Pit Space in Watertown

A couple of months ago, it was reported that a new dining spot featuring pizza and Mexican food might be replacing a Watertown pizzeria that also featured Armenian dishes. Now we have learned that a different restaurant is apparently coming to the space, though it could be that both new spots could actually be opening there.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Flavor Boom is now planning to move into the old Flaming Pit space on Arsenal Street, with signs in the windows showing a logo for the place. A website for the restaurant mentions that it will be a "gourmet fast food restaurant and caterer specializing in slow-cooked Asian dishes with an international twist. Served over rice or as sandwiches." No opening date has been given as of yet, so stay tuned for updates.

Back in May, a sign out front indicated that VR Las Amigas was planning to open soon in the former Flaming Pit space; it is not known if that dining spot might still be taking over part of the space (we will post an update on that as well once we learn more).

The address for the upcoming Flavor Boom is 222 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472.

[Earlier Article]
VR Las Amigas to Open in Former Flaming Pit Space in Watertown

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

What Da Chick Boston to Open in Former Matilda's Space in East Watertown

A new restaurant featuring chicken and rice is on its way to the western suburbs, opening where a longtime eatery known for its sandwiches had been.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, What Da Chick Boston is opening in the former Matilda's space in East Watertown, with the Crawford Street spot apparently offering Thai chicken rice based on a photo on the restaurant's Facebook page. No opening date has been given for the new place, though the post--which was from July 20--says "almost done" so it could be opening soon.

Thai chicken rice is also known as Hainanese chicken rice, which is typically found as a street-food dish in Thailand and which usually consists of chicken, rice, and sweet chili sauce along with such ingredients as ginger, garlic, and scallions.

The address for the upcoming What Da Chick Boston (and the now-closed Matilda's) is 1 Crawford Street, Watertown, MA, 02472.

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Trend Pure Asian Cuisine in Natick Has Closed

An Asian fusion restaurant in the western suburbs of Boston has shut down.

According to a source, Trend Pure Asian Cuisine in Natick is no longer in business, with the Framingham Source stating that the Route 9 eatery closed last weekend, and also mentioning that a social media post from the dining spot said that "Our realty company will not renew our lease in order to make way for smaller retail stores." Trend offered Chinese, Japanese, and pan-Asian fare, with its menu including such options as clay pot and dry pot items, lo mein, chow foon, ramen, teriyaki, sushi, gyoza, and more.

The address for the now-closed Trend Pure Asian Cuisine was 1400 Worcester Street (Route 9), Natick, MA, 01760.

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The Boiling Crab to Open in Cambridge's Harvard Square

A chain of seafood restaurants whose roots are in Southeast Texas will be opening its first New England location in a well-known space in Cambridge.

According to a source, The Boiling Crab is planning to open in Harvard Square, moving into the historic Hyde-Taylor House on Winthrop Street that had been home to the Hasty Pudding Institute for several years, and was also home to a location of House of Blues as well. A Cambridge Day article mentions that the upcoming spot will have seating for as many as 218 people and could be opening in December after extensive renovations, with menu items including a variety of crab dishes along with catfish, oysters, shrimp, and more.

The website for The Boiling Crab mentions that it got its start in Seadrift, Texas, and now has locations in Texas, California, Washington, DC, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, and overseas.

The address for the upcoming location of The Boiling Crab in Harvard Square is 96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138. The website for the chain can be found at https://theboilingcrab.com/

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Sweetgreen to Open at Arsenal Yards in Watertown

A growing chain of dining spots known for its healthy options is opening yet another location in the Greater Boston area, with this one coming to a new development by the Charles River.

According to a web page within the Arsenal Yards website, Sweetgreen is coming to the development, with a page saying that it will be "opening soon." The upcoming outlet will join a number of other locations in the local area while also joining a variety of dining spots at Arsenal Yards itself, including Ben & Jerry's, Chipotle, City Works, Cuppa Coffee, Garbanzo, Pepe's, Shake Shack, and several other places that will be opening over the coming weeks and months.

The website for Sweetgreen, which is known mainly for its salads and grain bowls, can be found at https://www.sweetgreen.com/

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