New Englandish Muffins
WBUR’s Here and Now features the three-year-old company Stone & Skillet, a Medford-based maker of English muffins. If you’ve ever had brunch at Catalyst, Viale, Coppersmith, Daddy Jones, Five Horses Tavern, or a number of other local restaurants, you’ve probably already encountered them, and they’re also sold at various locations of Roche Bros., Wegmans, Whole Foods, and beyond. Way beyond. Co-owners Dan Crothers and Kyle Meekins talk expansion and more.
Fresh off the opening of ReelHouse (6 New St.), East Boston is on the verge of celebrating another new restaurant. Cunard Tavern — from Phil Frattaroli of Ducali — has been in the works at 24 Orleans St. in Eastie since summer 2014. The Improper Bostonian shares a preview of the forthcoming restaurant, which could open late this month. Located in the Jeffries Point neighborhood, Cunard Tavern is on the ground floor of a building on the site of Frattaroli’s grandfather’s company, Oscar’s Woodworking, which was around for nearly five decades. The wood shop’s influence reportedly sneaks into various design elements at Cunard Tavern. On the menu from chef Anthony Pino: a fried clam burger; tuna crudo; pan-seared scallops with a lobster and sweet corn salad; and more.
Head to the Buffalo Jump
Reservations are now being accepted for the second summer of The Buffalo Jump, a pop-up dinner series from Laura Higgins-Baltzley and Brandon Baltzley that features local, sustainable, and invasive ingredients from the Cape Cod area. The dinners take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights at Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth (277 Hatchville Rd.) Dinner is $100 per person and reservations can be made by phone or email.
One Thing You Should Eat Today
Hotel restaurants tend to get a bad rap, but Boston’s got plenty that are worth visiting even if you’re not a tourist staying in the hotel. Plus, they generally serve substantial breakfasts daily. Such is the case at Outlook Kitchen and Bar at the Envoy Hotel (70 Sleeper St., Seaport District, Boston), where you could spend your Tuesday morning eating a big pile of Nutella French toast, topped with caramelized chai rum bananas. Need more sugar? Throw in a sticky bun with bacon jam.
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