Thursday, March 19, 2020

Moonshine 152 in South Boston Has Closed "Indefinitely"

An eclectic restaurant in South Boston that is known for its fusion dishes has closed like so many other dining spots in the region due to the Coronavirus crisis, but its message is one that we could be seeing more of as the mandated shutdown continues.

According to Facebook posts from both the restaurant and its owner, Moonshine 152 is closed "indefinitely," with Asia Mei saying that it is a "hopefully temporarily" shutdown. Mei also refers to a CNN article in which celebrity chef Tom Colicchio says that "if 75% of the restaurants get back open after this, I'd be surprised," with Mei then responded with "Everyone wants to know why I'm saying Moonshine will be 'indefinitely closed' as opposed to 'just 2 weeks' ... To promise anything like that given all the uncertainties would be flat out irresponsible of me."

Earlier this week, Governor Charlie Baker ruled that restaurants and bars in Massachusetts could only offer takeout and/or delivery services through April 6, with many dining and drinking spots hoping to reopen on April 7 if all goes well.

Moonshine 152 first opened its doors on Dorchester Avenue in early 2015, offering dishes with a mix of East Coast and Asian influences including street food options. Its website can be found at

by Marc Hurwitz (Also 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]