32 hours ago

Fairsted Kitchen in Brookline Is Closing; Will Be Replaced by Grassona's Italian

The address for Fairsted Kitchen (and the upcoming Grassona's Italian) is 1704 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02445. The website for Fairsted Kitchen can be found at https://www.fairstedkitchen.com/

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    An "Olmsted-inspired" restaurant that has received some high praise since opening a few years ago is saying farewell, though the people behind it will be opening a new dining spot within its space.
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

34 hours ago

Fairsted Kitchen Bids Adieu on New Year’s Eve

...a new restaurant called Grassona’s Italian after a “minor refresh of the space” at 1704 Beacon St. in Brookline’s Washington Square...

    Fairsted Kitchen Bids Adieu on New Year's Eve
    Fairsted Kitchen will serve its final meal on New Year's Eve, according to owner Steve Bowman - but he and the team won't be gone for long. In late January, they'll open a new restaurant called Grassona's Italian after a "minor refresh of the space" at 1704 Beacon St.
    https://boston.eater.com

Dec 08

Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Boston

The restaurant’s menu of French dishes includes fois gras, mussels, ribeye, cheese, and desserts, and reservations are still available on OpenTable. (1627 Beacon St., Brookline)

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...m., $50 for adults and $19 for kids under 12. Kids under three eat free. (40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge...

...from 5 to 10 p.m. as well. Reservations available by phone — (617) 574-7295. (10 Avery St., Downtown, Boston...

...7 to 10:30 a.m. and dinner service from 5 to 8 p.m. (776 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston...

...and an eggnog crème brûlée for dessert. Reservations can be made online. (215 Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston...

...with three courses available for $65. The restaurant also serves specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. (528 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston...

Reservations are still open for Christmas Day dining at Fin Point, which offers New England seafood and raw bar options, plus pizza, pasta, and some classics like lobster rolls and burgers. (89 Broad St., Downtown, Boston)

Out by the harbor, Meritage will serve a prix fixe Christmas menu (with or without wine pairings) from 4 to 9 p.m., with a la carte options for children under six. Call (617) 439-3995 to make a reservation. (70 Rowes Wharf, Boston)

The Christmas spread at Miel includes a rabbit and mushroom soup, prime rib, seared scallops, and a smoked pheasant breast with acorn squash. For dessert, there will be peppermint cheesecake and a classic bouche de noel. Menu available for $65 per person. (510 Atlantic Ave., Waterfront, Boston)

...11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for $75 per person and $25 per child. (1 Seaport Ln., Seaport, Boston...

A lobster Christmas is in store for diners at Abe & Louie’s. The restaurant will offer a boiled lobster dinner with two, three, or four pounds worth of meat, in addition to baked lobster with breadcrumbs and Maine lobster casserole. (793 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston)

Go Mediterranean for Christmas dinner with a four-course meal with two entrees for the table and a special dessert tasting. Dinner priced at $65 per person. (79 Park Plaza, Back Bay, Boston)

Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ma Maison has both prix fixe and a la carte options available, including butternut squash soup, wild mushroom risotto, grilled rack of lamb, duck, and a traditional bouche de noel for dessert, along with many other items. (272 Cambridge St., Boston)

...open the rest of the day without the specials as well. Reservations recommended; check Reserve. (1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge...

Dig into some pumpkin tortelli or veal ossobuco at Bricco in the North End. The restaurant is taking reservations for Christmas Day and has plenty of wine, cognac, and whiskey to round out a special occasion. (241 Hanover St., North End, Boston)

Cube toasts and chinwiches and cola wings, oh my! Feast on Hong Kong-inspired dishes at this Chinatown spot, and don’t forget to save room for dessert. Reservations are still available on OpenTable. (86 Harrison Ave., Chinatown, Boston)

Taste the Caribbean in Cambridge this holiday, with options ranging from plantain balls with pork belly to ceviche, yucca fritters, and various empanadas. Main courses feature seafood, hearty cuts of meat, and rotisserie chicken. (450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge)

This new spot in Southie has dinner reservations available for Christmas Day, serving its American menu of small bites, burgers and sandwiches, and wood-fired pizzas. (726 E Broadway, South Boston)

    Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Boston
    This holiday season, let Boston's restaurants do all the work. While many restaurants are closed for Christmas Day, various spots around the city will be in full swing, offering brunch, breakfast, and/or dinner. Whether you're looking for something traditional (a la honey-glazed ham) or something a little out of the ordinary (all-you-can-eat meat feast, perhaps?), it's not too late to snag a reservation somewhere.
    https://boston.eater.com

Dec 04

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Nov 25

Four Decades Of Rosie’s Baking Tradition Continues Under New Ownership

...be picked up at Athan’s Bakery in Boston, 407 Washington Street and in Brookline, 1622 Beacon Street, and at Brookline Liquor Mart, located immediately next door to Rosie’s former Chestnut Hill...

    Four Decades Of Rosie's Baking Tradition Continues Under New Ownership
    After 42 years, the owners of iconic Rosie's Bakery, Judy Rosenberg and Eliot Winograd, were looking for the right person to entrust with their legacy of top notch baked goods that evoke the pleasure of home made.
    http://brookline.com

Nov 22

Zoning Board of Appeals - Public Hearing, 6th Fl Selectmen's Hearing Room

7:00PM           154 Rawson Road     2017-00022    

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7:15PM           25 Asheville Road      2017-0002      

    Zoning Board of Appeals - Public Hearing, 6th Fl Selectmen's Hearing Room
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

Nov 14

Porto Maltese to Open in Brookline’s Washington Square This December

...Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant, Porto — will take over the space left vacant by the Fireplace (1634 Beacon St.), which shuttered in August after 16 years of operation. Porto Maltese owner Zachary Ostrer told...

The future of the space at the corner of Beacon Street and Washington Street has been uncertain over the past few years. In 2014, the Fireplace owner and chef...

    Porto Maltese to Open in Brookline's Washington Square This December
    Brookline's Washington Square is getting a new Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant, according to an article on the Brookline Tab's website. Porto Maltese - no relation to Back Bay's Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant, Porto - will take over the space left vacant by the Fireplace (1634 Beacon St.), which shuttered in August after 16 years of operation.
    https://boston.eater.com

Nov 14

Porto Maltese to Open in Brookline's Washington Square, Taking Over the Former Fireplace Space

The address for this upcoming Mediterranean seafood restaurant in Washington Square is: Porto Maltese, 1634 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446.

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    A few months ago, we reported that an upscale Brookline restaurant was closing and that a new seafood spot was looking to take over the space. Now we have learned a bit more about the upcoming eatery that is moving in.
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

Nov 12

Griggs Park, Brookline, MA added 5 new photos...

Another successful Griggs Park Community Cleanup event today! Thanks to everyone who came out to help rake, sweep, pull weeds, prune shrubs, haul branches, and otherwise beautify the park. It was an unexpectedly perfect fall day made all the more ideal by such a great turnout.

    Griggs Park, Brookline, MA
    Griggs Park, Brookline, MA. 83 likes. Griggs Park is more than just a park. It's a neighborhood. It is quite possibly the nicest, most secluded, most active, and well cared for park in Brookline.
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Nov 12

Griggs Park, Brookline, MA added 4 new photos...

Another successful Griggs Park Community Cleanup event today! Thanks to everyone who came out to help rake, sweep, pull weeds, prune shrubs, haul branches, and otherwise beautify the park. It was an unexpectedly perfect fall day made all the more ideal by such a great turnout.

    Griggs Park, Brookline, MA
    Griggs Park, Brookline, MA. 83 likes. Griggs Park is more than just a park. It's a neighborhood. It is quite possibly the nicest, most secluded, most active, and well cared for park in Brookline.
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Nov 03

October 2017 in Review, From Lobster Rolls to Cider Doughnuts

Emack & Bolio’s (1663 Beacon St., Brookline): This was the last remaining Brookline location of the ice cream chain, which got its start in Brookline in the 1970s.

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Barracuda on the Fly (55 Bromfield St., Downtown Crossing, Boston): A Key West-inspired little sibling to Barracuda Tavern.

Beantown Juice and Tea (32 Kneeland St.): Juices, smoothies, and bubble tea from the people behind the nearby Irashai Sushi.

Beta Burger (1437 Tremont St., Mission Hill, Boston): A permitting issue kept this Mission Hill burger spot out of commission for a few months, but it’s back.

Better Bagels (83 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston): A popular bagel pop-up gets its first brick-and-mortar location, featuring bagels and bagel sandwiches, as well as coffee and tea.

Bon Me (60 Binney St., East Cambridge): This new location is considered the flagship for the restaurant-and-food-truck group, which serves Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches, noodle bowls, and more.

Casalinga (151 Hanover St., Haymarket, Boston): Pasta with 30 choices of sauce, plus pizza, sandwiches, and more.

Chick-Fil-A (140 Providence Hwy., Dedham): This is the 11th Massachusetts location for the chicken chain.

Dig Inn (Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): There’s another location of this New York-based fast-casual spot just a few blocks away, by Copley Square.

Eventide Fenway (1321 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Portland’s acclaimed Eventide Oyster Co. now has a fast-casual sibling in Boston, and yes, the brown butter lobster roll is on the menu.

Golden Goose Cafe (65 Atlantic Ave., North End, Boston): Breakfast fare from the owner of Golden Goose Market.

Kings (60 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston): Bowling, arcade games, pool tables, plenty of televisions, and giant cocktails.

Kōhi Coffee Company (Boston Landing, 80 Guest St., Brighton, Boston): This Provincetown-based cafe has expanded to Brighton’s new Boston Landing development.

Local 338 Bagels & Coffee (1727 Centre St., West Roxbury, Boston): The bagels are made 90% in New York and then shipped to Boston frozen to be finished.

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar (253 Summer St., Fort Point, Boston): With a location open for years in Back Bay, this sibling to Ruka and Yvonne’s is now in Fort Point as well, serving up Mexican cuisine and a hefty tequila list.

Momi Nonmi (1128 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): A modern Japanese izakaya (with plenty of sake) with a touch of Hawaii.

Poke Bento and Beard Papa’s (827 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Poke bowls and cream puffs in the former Samurai space.

Scorpion Bar and the Grand (58 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston): A massive Mexican restaurant and nightclub from the Big Night Entertainment Group.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe (1350 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston): Another location joins the growing chain of Tatte cafes; this one spans around 3,000 square feet.

Wicked Bagel Bakery & Deli (171 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington): Bagels and bagel sandwiches, nitro cold brew coffee, and more.

Atlantic Beer Garden (146 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston): A new development is replacing this nearly decade-old bar.

Cinderella’s (901 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge): The recently renovated Italian spot closed to make way for the construction of a boutique hotel.

Grub (738 Huntington Ave., Mission Hill, Boston): This poutine-oriented spot may now be closed, but sister spot Penguin Pizza will carry some of Grub’s most popular menu items.

Nunzio’s Pizzeria (195 State St., Downtown Boston): A casual pizzeria near the waterfront.

Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room (907 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge): The same construction that shuttered Cinderella’s is closing Patty Chen’s for six to eight months, but when it returns, it’ll have a bigger space and a bar.

Dudley Dough (2302 Washington St., Roxbury, Boston): The Haley House’s fair-wage pizzeria will close at the end of the year due to financial struggles.

Globe Bar & Cafe (565 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): It’s not closing for good; it’s just relocating down the street to the former Rattlesnake space. Relocation dates haven’t been announced yet.

    October 2017 in Review, From Lobster Rolls to Cider Doughnuts
    October 2017 featured a number of hotly anticipated openings, including Eventide Fenway (sibling to the acclaimed Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine) and the Fort Point location of Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. It was also a big month for bagels, cafe, and nightlife venues.
    https://boston.eater.com

Nov 03

Griggs Park, Brookline, MA added an event.

Meet your neighbors and take an active role in your community. Tools, coffee, hot chocolate, & treats will be provided. Aside from appreciating one another's company and the beauty of the park itself in fall, this year our focus will once again be removing as many of the invasive weeds as possible, doing some pruning, weeding, and raking around the perimeter of the park, and sprucing up Marion Path. Even 45 minutes of your time working on a small job would be appreciated. Organized by the Friends of Griggs Park & neighborhood Green Dog program dog owners and supported by the Town of Brookline Parks and Open Space Division.

    Griggs Park 2017 Fall Cleanup
    Meet your neighbors and take an active role in your community. Tools, coffee, hot chocolate, & treats will be provided. Aside from appreciating one...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 01

Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream Shop Shutters in Brookline

...and eventually expanded to open locations in several states and throughout Asia. Its location at 1663 Beacon St. in Brookline now sports a “for lease” sign, per a tip Eater received. While no...

    Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream Shop Shutters in Brookline
    An ice cream shop chain that got its start in Brookline in the 1970s has closed down its last shop in the town. Emack & Bolio's first opened in Coolidge Corner in 1975 and eventually expanded to open locations in several states and throughout Asia. Its location at 1663 Beacon St.
    https://boston.eater.com

Oct 31

Emack & Bolio's in Brookline Has Closed

The address for Emack & Bolio's in Washington Square was 1663 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02445. The website for the chain is at http://www.emackandbolios.com/

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    A local chain of ice cream shops has gotten a bit smaller, as one of its longtime locations has shut down.
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

Oct 30

Phantom Gourmet: Pizza At Stoked In Brookline

You can find Stoked at 1632 Beacon Street in Brookline, and online at stokedpizzaco.com.

    Phantom Gourmet: Pizza At Stoked In Brookline
    BROOKLINE - A great pizza is like a great song, with all the parts coming together to form something amazing. So it makes sense that musician Scott Riebling creates some of the best pizzas in greater Boston. To say Scott is obsessed with pizza is a bit of an understatement.
    http://boston.cbslocal.com

Oct 23

Planning Board Meeting & Public Hearing on Zoning Amendment, Room 111, 10/26/2017, 7:30 p.m., Revised 10/23/2017

7:45 pm      154 Rawson Road – conversion of interior space and addition of entry foyer requiring relief for front yard setback and FAR (12/7) Pct. 12

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 7:30 pm     21 Kent Street – legalize fence in rear yard requiring relief for height over seven  

8:00 pm      955 Hammond Street – construct a second story and a one and a half story addition at the side requiring relief for FAR, rear yard setback and design review (11/9) Pct. 15

8:15 pm      29 Sargent Beechwood Road – demolish a single-family home and construct a new single-family home requiring design review (11/30) Pct. 5

    Planning Board Meeting & Public Hearing on Zoning Amendment, Room 111, 10/26/2017, 7:30 p.m., Revised 10/23/2017
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

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