Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
What Happened Last Week?
Catch up on last week’s most-read stories, including the sad closures of several longtime restaurants, the debut of a new South Boston restaurant that serves cookout cuisine and boozy shakes, the upcoming opening of a cafe by Harvard undergrads that will provide employment and training for homeless young adults, and more.
And from our national big sister, Eater.com: Here’s a brief history of British royal wedding cakes, from 1840 to the present. Does cheesier really mean better when it comes to mac and cheese? Good news: Now every single sit-down restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World serves booze. Well, here’s a music video from Alton Brown about popcorn. And here’s how Medieval Times serves 1,300 chicken dinners in 30 minutes.
Bow Market Is Opening, Bit by Bit
Somerville’s Bow Market (1 Bow Market Way, Union Square) is now officially open, but it’s a rolling process — a number of the retail vendors have already opened their doors, but the food and beverage vendors aren’t quite ready yet. The exception: Remnant Brewing. The new brewery debuted a little over a week ago just for beer, and over the weekend, it began cafe service as well, serving Barrington Coffee products. (There’s also a strawberry kombucha on tap; try it.) Remnant is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Be sure to check out the dog-friendly patio, and keep an eye out for Bow’s future food vendors popping up on it. And watch the Bow Market Instagram account for updates on other openings.
An East Boston Restaurant Gets a Step Closer
The Quiet Few, first announced back in October 2017, has obtained its liquor license at 331 Summer St., the previous home of East Boston Kitchen. Owner Josh Weinstein reportedly plans to serve comfort food for lunch and dinner, with a late-night bar menu of grilled cheese sandwiches. If lunch and dinner go well, he may consider adding breakfast in the future for morning commuters. The space fits about 40 people.
Say goodbye to two longtime pizza and sub shops: Cristo’s Pizzeria (233 Elm St., Somerville) has apparently closed in Davis Square, per a discussion in a neighborhood Facebook group, and in Boston’s South End, Harry O’s (1405 Washington St., Boston) is expected to close around the end of the month, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Both had been open for several decades.
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