Thursday, November 10, 2016

Noodle Market to Replace Sweet Chili in Arlington Center

It looks like a longtime Arlington restaurant is on its way out, with a new dining spot taking its place.

According to a meeting agenda page within the town calendar, Noodle Market is requesting a common victualler/beer and wine license to operate on Mass. Ave. in the center of town, with the address indicating that it would move into the space where Sweet Chili currently resides. No other information has been given other than the fact that the person behind the new eatery would be Juthamas Pornsuwattanakul.

Sweet Chili, which first opened approximately 20 years ago, is a Thai restaurant that offers such dishes as shumai, tom yum soup, steamed fish, lemongrass beef, tamarind duck, pad thai, drunken noodles, and pineapple fried rice.

The address for Sweet Chili (and the upcoming Noodle Market) is 470-472 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02474.

Thanks to a member of the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page for initially bringing this to our attention.

[November 11 update: Reference material for the proposed Noodle Market indicates that it will be a Thai restaurant and that the manager listed is also involved with Pho Lemongrass in Brookline. In addition, the sample menu shown is actually from Pho & I in Boston's Symphony Hall area, so there may be a connection to that restaurant as well. (Thanks to a source for this information.)]

[January 27, 2017 update: According to a source, Sweet Chili is now closed and papered over, with posters on the Arlington List Facebook group page seeming to confirm this.]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area]