Monday, March 06, 2017

Laughing Monk Cafe Taking Over Former SoulFire Space in Boston's Brigham Circle/Mission Hill

It looks like a now-closed BBQ spot in Boston will be replaced by a new Asian restaurant.

An earlier article in the Mission Hill Gazette is reporting what a source told us last week, that business partners Dome Nakapakorn and Todd Lamothe are looking to open the Laughing Monk Cafe in the Brigham Circle/Mission Hill section of the city, taking over the space on Huntington Avenue where a location of SoulFire had been. The article mentions that the new dining spot will have the motto "Thai by day and Sushi by night" and that it would apparently be an upscale eatery with seating for 34. Nakapakorn's family operates a chain of Thai restaurants in Houston, according to the Gazette.

SoulFire closed its doors for good in January, with its original restaurant on Harvard Avenue in Allston shutting down about 10 days later. The Allston space will become home to a Korean chicken spot called BB.Q Chicken.

The address for this new Asian restaurant in Brigham Circle/Mission Hill is: Laughing Monk Cafe, 737 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115.

[April 28 update: Eater Boston states that Laughing Monk Cafe has soft-opened, with an official opening coming on May 2.]

[Earlier Articles]
SoulFire in Boston's Brigham Circle/Mission Hill Has Closed
SoulFire in Allston Is Closing
BB.Q Chicken to Open in Former SoulFire Space in Allston

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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]