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December 2011 Archive

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Openings

JM Curley pays homage to the city's former four-term mayor with a two-level space that serves up everything from a pastrami smoked salmon salad to a porterhouse pork chop with applesauce. Sandwiches feature pulled pork, mortadella and roasted turkey while entrees steer toward the likes of a marinated hanger steak, fried chicken plate and death row burger with pulled pork. Lunch & Dinner daily. JM Curley, 21 Temple Pl., Boston, MA 02111, 617-338-5333.
 
Located underneath the Hotel Commonwealth in the former Foundation Lounge space, which has been given a facelift, The Hawthorne focuses on cask spirits. You will still find beer and wine drinkers here as they nosh on casual bites like a Reuben sandwich with barrel-aged sauerkraut, but it's the spirits list that is the draw. Dinner nightly. The Hawthorne, 500 A Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215, 617-532-9150.
 
The folks behind Petit Robert Central, Blue Inc., McGreevy's 3rd Base Saloon, Whiskey Republic and Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina have opened Julep Bar, an upscale lounge located in the Financial District in the space formerly occupied by Revolution Rock Bar. The light menu here satisfies late night cravings with a focus on shared plates like house made buffalo duck drumettes with Roquefort cheese, Creole fried calamari with Bloody Mary sauce, spicy tuna tartare tacos, foie gras gravy and cheese fries. Dinner Tues.-Sat. Julep Bar, 200 High St., Boston, MA 02110, 617-261-4200.
 

News Bytes

Bûche de Noël Cakes at PB Boulangerie Bistro
PB Boulangerie Bistro is offering three flavors of Bûche de Noël, a festive French dessert. Options include The Elegance (milk chocolate mousse, caramel créme brûlée filling and hazelnut praline on top of a hazelnut dacquoise), The Maitresse (vanilla genoise cake filled with cheesecake filling and raspberry jelly, covered in vanilla buttercream) and La Folie (dark chocolate mousse, chocolate cake and dark chocolate ganache). The cakes cost $35 each and serve 6 people. Order by phone or at the bakery. For Christmas Eve pick-up, guests must order by December 22. PB Boulangerie Bistro, 15 Lecount Hollow Rd., South Wellfleet, MA 02663, 508-349-1600.
 
Feast of the Seven Fishes
Celebrate the holidays with a "Feast of the Seven Fishes" at Legal Harborside, which is offering a tasting menu of seven courses. For $75 per person, the menu features cold-smoked little bay oysters, stone crab claws, Macomber turnip soup, apple rosemary glazed Loch Duart salmon, fisherman's stew, sautéed California abalone and pan roasted halibut. Dinners will be held on Dec. 19, 22, 23, 24 and 25.
Legal Harborside
 
The Barking Crab Introduces Sunday Brunch Menu The Barking Crab Introduces Sunday Brunch Menu
The Barking Crab has just introduced a Sunday brunch menu, which features the traditional (eggs Benedict) and not-so-traditional (crab shack omelet) specialties. From seafood inspired dishes to warm-your-soul breakfasts (think Boston coffee cake french toast), the menu offers some fun twists on the usual breakfast and lunch offerings like crab cakes Benedict, breakfast tacos and a lobster and spinach omelet. The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-426-2722.
 

Chef Shuffle

Chef Todd English is renovating Olives in Charlestown with plans to re-open his flagship restaurant in early 2012. Olives, 10 City Sq., Charlestown, MA 02129, 617-242-1999.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Boston to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. The Federalist, R.I.P.

Plans are being put in place to turn the current site of Anthony's Pier 4 into a new retail and residential space. Anthony's Pier 4, 140 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617-482-6262.
 

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