Monday, March 12, 2018

The Porch in Wakefield to Move to Medford

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated on June 6 to reflect new information given, indicating that this will be a move and not a second location.]

The person behind a Southern restaurant in Wakefield is in the process of opening a dining spot that is apparently in a new development a few miles closer to Boston.

According to some pictures put up on Facebook from Jonathan Post of The Porch in Wakefield, Post is working on opening a new restaurant, with the photos showing work being done at the site. A closer look at the pictures indicates that the space is located at the River's Edge development, which is just north of Wellington station and Route 16 on River's Edge Drive by the Malden River. A message from Post indicates that more information about the upcoming restaurant is on the way, so stay tuned for updates.

Jonathan Post first opened The Porch on Main Street in Wakefield Center in January of 2016; the restaurant offers traditional Southern dishes such as rib tips, brisket, fried chicken, BBQ pork, a fried bologna sandwich, collard greens, banana pudding, and more.

The address for River's Edge is 100 Rivers Edge Drive, Medford, MA, 02155 while the website for The Porch can be found at http://www.theporchsouthern.com/

[March 14 update: Boston Magazine states that the new restaurant coming to River's Edge will be The Porch, though it is not known if this will be a second location or a move from Wakefield.]

[June 6 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that this is indeed a move, as The Porch in Wakefield will be closing at the end of business hours on June 10 and it will reopen in Medford in the fall. According to a message sent to us from Jonathan Post, the restaurant will be in a much different space but it will be similar in spirit, while the Facebook update mentions that the new space will include a stage for live music, a large bar and cocktail lounge, pool tables, a private dining room, and a good amount of outdoor seating.]

[June 13 update: Eater Boston mentions that The Porch in Wakefield is now closed.]

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston


[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]





Labels: ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home