Monday, November 18, 2013

DooWee and Rice in Somerville Closes, Plans to Collaborate with Wonder Bar in Allston

An Asian restaurant in the Powderhouse Square section of Somerville has closed after being open for a bit more than a year, though it is apparently not gone for good.

Eater Boston is reporting that DooWee & Rice shuttered over the weekend, with chef/owner Duy Tran deciding to focus on an upcoming location of the restaurant in London as well as a proposed dining spot under the Wonder Bar in Allston. The article mentions that a new spot called Teriyaki House is slated for the DooWee & Rice space, with @TheDrewStarr saying (via the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook page) that it is not related to the Teriyaki House restaurants in the Back Bay/Fenway area and South Boston.

[January 7, 2014 update: Plans for its collaboration with the Wonder Bar are moving ahead, as The Restaurant Hub blog of The Boston Globe mentions that DooWee & Rice will be hosting an NFL playoff party this Saturday night with a menu that includes pork, salmon, and chicken baos as well as other items. The restaurant's Facebook page also says that they are getting ready to do a trial run of food on a Thursday through Saturday stretch very soon (more details to come).]

DooWee & Rice first opened in September of 2012, offering Asian fusion cuisine that included such items as Vietnamese eggrolls, bao baos, braised pork and rice, and marinated noodles with beef.

The address for this now-closed restaurant in Somerville was: DooWee & Rice, 868 Broadway, Somerville, MA, 02144.