Friday, June 14, 2024

Makiin Opens in Maynard

 A new Asian fusion spot has opened west of Boston.

According to a source, Makiin is now open in Maynard, moving into a space on Main Street in the center of town. The menu for the place shows dishes with influences that include Thai and Japanese fare, with some of the options including miso soup, tofu salad, gyoza, shrimp tempura, peanut curry rice, ramen curry, Thai-style grilled pork, Japanese fried oysters, and more.

The address for Makiin is 74 Main Street, Maynard, MA, 01754.


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Mamaleh's to Open at Boynton Yards in Somerville

A growing group of Jewish delis will be expanding once again, with a new location coming to a mixed-use life science complex just outside of Boston.

According to its social media, Mamaleh's is planning to open at Boynton Yards in Somerville, saying that it will be coming to 101 South Street sometime this summer while also indicating that it will be open for dine-in or takeout. Once it debuts, the new location of Mamaleh's will join others in Cambridge's Kendall Square, Brookline's Washington Square, and High Street Place in downtown Boston, as well as an events/test kitchen space in Kendall Square called Mamaleh's Kibitz Corner.

Boynton Yards is a multi-building development just southeast of Union Square near the Cambridge line; in addition to the upcoming location of Mamaleh's, the office building at 101 South Street is also home to Portico Brewing Company.

The website for Mamaleh's can be found at https://mamalehs.com/


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Thursday, June 13, 2024

District Taco Is Looking to Expand to the Boston Area

A growing group of Mexican restaurants that started out as a food cart just outside of Washington, DC may be coming to the local area.

According to a press release, District Taco is seeking franchise partners to expand to multiple locations in the Greater Boston area, with President/COO Chris Medhurst saying that "We believe Boston has an ideal mix of business and student communities, and a vibrant, growing population. We're looking forward to bringing District Taco to New England and building on the success we've seen in other regions." District Taco was established in Rosslyn, VA in 2009, expanding from its sole food cart there to multiple restaurants in Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; the chain is known for its Yucat√°n-style Mexican food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

The website for District Taco can be found at https://www.districttaco.com/


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Chateau Blanc Cafe Plans to Replace Aleppo Palace in Cambridge's Central Square

A Middle Eastern eatery in Cambridge that is known in part for the unique building in which it is housed is morphing into a cafe.

According to an article from Cambridge Day, Aleppo Palace in Central Square is being replaced by Chateau Blanc Cafe, with owner Mohammed Seffo explaining the change, saying that "Everything [during the pandemic] was just going downhill – I couldn't find help, can't do this, can't do that. And I’m not a quitter. So I said hey, what can I do, how can I make this a good, viable place for the square? Searching for new ideas, I came across ice cream." The upcoming cafe, which has been given approval to stay open until 3:00 AM, will serve both ice cream and coffee, and it will have a couple of tables outside in addition to its 12-person capacity inside its space, which has the appearance of a mini-castle. 

 If all goes as planned, Chateau Blanc Cafe could be opening sometime in July.

The address for Aleppo Palace (and the upcoming Chateau Blanc Cafe) is 25 Central Square, Cambridge, MA, 02139.


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Nan's Rustic Kitchen + Market to Open in Westford

A pair of food shops west of Boston that focus on locally-sourced products will be opening a third location, with this one being northwest of the city.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page (via a Facebook post from the business), Nan's Rustic Kitchen + Market is planning to open in Westford, moving into the former Papa Gino's space in Westford Valley Marketplace near where Route 110 intersects Carlisle Road and Boston Road. Once it opens, the new store will join others in Stow and Southborough, and expect it to sell groceries, prepared foods using local ingredients, coffee, and more. (The shops are also known in part for their fried chicken.)

The address for the upcoming location of Nan's Rustic Kitchen + Market in Westford is 160 Littleton Road (Route 110), Westford, MA, 01886. The website for the business can be found at https://www.nansmarket.com/


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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Black Rose European Bakery to Open in Boston's Back Bay

A MetroWest bakery that is known in part for its French and Italian pastries is expanding to Boston.

According to a source, Black Rose European Bakery is planning to open in the Back Bay, with a photo and an address given indicating that it will apparently move into the space on Newbury Street that had been home to a location of Coco Leaf. Based on the shop in Westborough, the upcoming outlet could be offering such options as cannoli, macarons, tiramisu, petite fours, eclairs, cheesecake, tarts, and more.

If all goes as planned, the new location of Black Rose European Bakery will open sometime this summer.

The address for the upcoming location of Black Rose European Bakery in the Back Bay is 303 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02115. The website for the business is at https://theblackrosebakery.com/


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