Monday, December 3, 2012
Estelle's, located at 782 Tremont St. in the South End, opened for business this past Saturday.
As if the opening of Cinquecento last week wasn't enough for the foodies of the South End, Estelle's, a new southern-comfort inspired modern eatery, opened for business this past weekend. Located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street (782 Tremont St.) the new restaurant is under the direction and expertise of partner Brian Poe of Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake and executive chef Eric Gburski of Cambridge's East Coast Grill. With a menu heavily influenced by Brian Poe’s Georgian roots, Poe an Gburski have taken traditional homstead recipes from Poe’s grandmother and given them a modern twist. Expect to find appetizers like bacon hushpippies with orange-chili honey and parsley butter, buttermilk fried chcken thighs, or …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The South End's newest restaurant will feature a traditional Italian menu and a private dining room, bar and outdoor patio space for the summer months.
This week, the South End welcomes its newest restaurant from the Aquitaine Group, the much-anticipated Roman Trattoria Cinquecento. The brand new Italian dinner and brunch spot is located at 500 Harrison Avenue in the SoWA area of the South End. It will feature a contemporary, casual feel, and a menu with an emphasis on traditional Roman cooking to incorporate seasonal, local and imported ingredients from Italy, according to its owners. The restaurant was conceived to fill the need for an Italian neighborhood restaurant and gathering spot, according to founding chef and partner Seth Woods. “We envisioned a comfortable, inviting restaurant reminiscent of neighborhood trattorias found in Rome," he said. "A place where friends will come …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Here's a short list of places serving Thanksgiving Day specials in the South End where you're sure to get a great meal.
Avila: Just a few blocks from the South End, Avila will be serving its regular dinner menu along with a traditional turkey dinner for $47+ per person. The dinner includes oven roasted Vermont free-range organic turkey, yukon gold mashed potatoes, creamy cipollino onions, fresh peas, roasted butternut squash, and more. Open noon to 8 p.m. (617) 267-4810. The Beehive: The Tremont Street favorite is serving up equal parts food and music this Thanksgiving with an a la carte menu featuring classics (roast organic turkey, caramelized leek stuffing) and non-traditional dishes (pan-roasted halibut with couscous, grass-fed rack of lamb). Live jazz music will be played all day and evening and there's also a children's menu. Thanksgiving menu offered…
Monday, September 10, 2012
Despite the setback last legislative session, a restaurant alliance will try again to get the holiday approved in Massachusetts.
Would you be more likely to go out to eat if the state suspended its meals tax? The Restaurant and Business Alliance thinks so, and is gearing up to try again to get it passed in the State House. Unlike the sales tax holiday, which is offered one weekend out of most summers, the meals tax holiday would benefit workers in Massachusetts since the amount restaurant workers make is usually tied to how many customers come in, according to Vincent A.J. Errichetti, the alliance's spokesman. Both the sales tax and meals tax are 6.25 percent in Massachusetts. "They understand that not only would it help waiters, waitresses and bartenders, but it would help an industry that is really hurting. And it would stay in the state," he said, contrasting it…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
One restaurant in L.A. is offering a 5 percent discount to patrons who ditch their phones during their meal. Would you like to see this in the South End?
Face it, if there were a way to grow a third arm specifically to hold your cell phone, many of us would jump at the chance. But running counter to the "can't live without a connection" population is one restaurant in Los Angeles that is literally paying customers to keep their phones away from their meal, according to the Los Angeles Times. Eva Restaurant in L.A. is offering diners a 5% discount on their bill if they dump their digital devices before being seated, according the L.A. Times. Is this something that you'd like to see happen at any of the nice restaurants in the South End? Or does the idea of ditching your phone during dinner start to make you twitch?
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Vejigante Restaurant has opened its doors in the South End.
A new Puerto Rican restaurant has officially opened in the South End. Vejigante Restaurant, which serves authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, opened on West Dedham Street on July 19th in the spot that used to house Don Ricardo's, a Peruvian and Brazilian restaurant, according to the Boston Business Journal. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, and include traditional Puerto Rican fare as well as other Puerto-Rican inspired dishes. "It combines authentic Puerto Rican cuisine by Cordon Bleu trained Chef Randy Muñoz and traditional décor to indulge both your sense of taste and sight," says a description on the new restaurant's Facebook page. Behind the new restaurant venture are Hector and Nivia Piña, who own Merengue, a long-time …
Monday, June 4, 2012
South End Patch reader Richard M. Smith took photos of some gustatory changes coming to the neighborhood.
Monday, June 4, 2012
South Ender Richard M. Smith submitted these photos of new restaurants and some additions to existing establishments.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Patch readers from around the Boston area chose their favorite dinner spots, and here are the results.
This week we asked Patch readers from around Greater Boston an important question: Where's the best place to eat dinner in your community? After five days of voting, here are the results: South End Union Bar & Grille, 1357 Washington St. Back Bay Parish Café and Bar, 361 Boylston St. Beacon Hill 75 Chestnut, 75 Chestnut St. Somerville Highland Kitchen, 150 Highland Ave. Charlestown Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar, 1 6th St # 199 Medford Pizzeria Regina, 44 Station Landing Melrose Turner's Seafood Grill & Market, 506 Main St. Malden All Seasons Table Restaurant, 64 Pleasant St. Stoneham Gaetano's, 271 Main St. Wakefield Caffe Italia, 21 Water St.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Where's the best place to dine in the South End?
Next week's Readers' Choice category is best place to dine. Be sure to check the site on Monday so you can answer the question: "Where's the best place to dine in the South End?" And if you want to nominate a restaurant that should be included in this poll, send your nomination to: email@example.com. This will allow us to be sure we don't leave anyone out.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
All the latest for South End foodies.
St. Patrick’s Day at The Beehive Corned Beef & Cabbage at Franklin Café Guest Chef Mondays at Stella A Taste of Argentina at South End Buttery Women’s History Month at Darryl’s