All the News That’s Fit to Eat

Keeping track of Boston’s dining scene can feel almost as daunting as finding a Mexican restaurant without a four-hour wait on Cinco de Mayo. Chowder scours the internet for the latest news on what’s coming, what’s going, and the latest offering from Burger King.

The North End is getting another Italian restaurant. Shocking! Paesan’s will open on Salem Street in the space that was once La Brace. Chowhound posters don’t seem too optimistic for the chances of the place being any good.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Shiraz Cuisine, which will serve Persian food, is opening in Watertown.

The Beehive will open “the BEEch,” an 80-seat outdoor dining addition, on May 17.

From the press release:

[D]iners will be seated and handed a menu of freshly prepared casual gourmet items to choose from. Once customers have selected their items, the wait staff will return with these culinary treasures in packages and jars along with fresh bread tucked in picnic baskets to share.

After a miserably cold winter, that sounds like heaven.

It’s bad news for bars this week. The Globe’s Emily Sweeney reports that Dorchester pub, the Emerald Isle, has closed.

The Jamaica Plain Gazette spreads the sad news that the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes will close soon due to unmanageable rent payments. Bella Luna, a restaurant which shares the Milky Way space, already has plans to relocate elsewhere in JP.

Signs of the Apocalypse
1210023180Burger King in London has debuted a $167 hamburger. If we want Kobe beef, we’ll go to a restaurant that doesn’t dole out toys in its kid’s meals, thank you very much.