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Restaurant Openings

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The Wig Shop Cocktail Lounge Opens in Boston’s Downtown Crossing

It would be understandable if you wandered into 27 Temple Place in Boston’s Downtown Crossing looking to buy a wig. After all, the space was […]

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Little Whale Oyster Bar Opens in Back Bay

Little Whale Oyster Bar, a New England seafood restaurant, arrives on Newbury Street today, September 12, thanks to a bit of a switcheroo from chef […]

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First Look: Si Cara Brings Canotto-style Pizza to Central Square

Chef Michael Lombardi is hardly a stranger to buzzy restaurant openings. After all, the Connecticut native—who cut his teeth at hotspots including New York’s Del […]

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A Popular Hot Chicken Sandwich Pop-Up Is Feathering a Nest in Cambridge

    Update: Hot Chix will open on Friday, September 9, at 4 p.m. The restaurant will be sharing scheduling updates on Instagram. In recent years, […]

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Super Bien Brings “the Buenas Aisle” to Shimmering Life in Brighton

We’re truly hoping, for your sake, dear readers, that you’ve tried a Buenas empanada by now. But for anyone who might need an introduction: Inspired […]

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At Moëca, a Talented Cambridge Restaurant Team Takes on Seafood

For Michael Pagliarini, the Best of Boston-winning chef behind Italian gem Giulia, cooking is all about making the most of the ingredients you have. So […]


Taffer’s Tavern, from the Man who Brought Us Bar Rescue, Opens in Watertown in September

There are a few things we know for certain about the newest restaurant opening its doors in Watertown’s Arsenal Yards, if TV is to be […]

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Mike & Patty’s Will Transform into a Cheesesteak Shop Each Night at High Street Place

The team behind the 2022 Best of Boston winner for the best breakfast in town, Mike & Patty’s, is trying something new with their High […]

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This New Portland Restaurant Is a Love Letter to Local Food

You’d think news of a splashy restaurant opening mid-July in the foodie capital of Portland, Maine would begin with the cuisine. But, taking a cue […]

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A Longtime Favorite Bar near Fenway Park Has Become a New Kind of Beer-Lovers’ Oasis

Boston BeerWorks, a now-defunct chain that brewed its own beer on-site, introduced its first location in 1992—just a few years after Sam Adams and Harpoon […]

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Slow Dough Pizza Co. Is Firing Up Artisan Pies in a Newton Parking Lot

Like a lot of people, Ian Maschal was reconsidering his career path during the pandemic—and getting really into sourdough while spending more time at home. […]

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Boston Public Market Unveils a Long-Awaited Bar Showcasing New England Beer and Spirits

The Boston Public Market is the first stop for many of Boston’s food-loving visitors. Open year-round, the award-winning indoor marketplace at Haymarket contains 30 vendors […]

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Farthest Star Sake Lands as New England’s Only Sake Taproom

On the surface, brewer Todd Bellomy’s story isn’t all that uncommon: He began homebrewing years before he opened his own production space and taproom. But […]


Here’s Your First Look at The Haven’s Larger (but No Less Cozy) New Location

Even with just eight seats at the bar, the Haven became the top seller of Belhaven—Scotland’s No. 1 brewery—in the entire United States. Now, more […]


Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette Debut Faccia Brutta and Bar Pallino on Newbury Street

For the past two-plus years, globetrotting Bostonians Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette have traveled a lot less than they’re used to. In the beforetimes, the […]