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December 2014 Archive

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BOSTON RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Barcelona South End has taken over the former Sibling Rivalry space. The interior has been renovated to reflect the beauty of Spain with its dark wood flooring and attractive bar. Tapas are the focal point of the dinner menu. Snack on shared dishes like crispy calamari complemented by smoked pepper aïoli, grilled hanger steak and black truffle vinaigrette, and whipped sheep's cheese with pistachios. Dinner nightly. Barcelona South End, 525 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-266-2600.
 
Sterling Group Management (the group behind Bastille Kitchen) will open Serafina Boston in the former Radius space in the Financial District. The focus will be on Italian fare. Serafina Boston, 10 High St., Boston, MA 02110, no phone.
 
Night Market has taken over the former Tamarind Bay space in Harvard Square, transforming it into an Asian street food-inspired restaurant. Small plates include scallops on a skewer; Filipino spring rolls made with pork, shrimp and green curry cashew pesto; and spicy dan dan noodles. Dinner nightly. Night Market, 48 JFK St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 857-285-6948.
 

News Bytes

Craigie on Main has added Monday dinner service Monday Dinner at Craigie on Main
Due to popular demand, Craigie on Main has added Monday dinner service as of January 5, but has discontinued Sunday brunch. Offered nightly are the famous Craigie Burger (served only in the bar) as well as six- or eight-course tasting menus and à la carte selections. Keep an eye out for the Whole Hog and Road Less Travelled Dinners. Craigie on Main, 853 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-497-5511.
 
The Kirkland Tap & Trotter Café Service
The Kirkland Tap & Trotter has added café service on weekends from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Diners can snack on pastries, yogurt, coffee, tea and other breakfast items before brunch, which begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, 425 Washington St., Somerville, MA 02143, 857-259-6585.
 
Gingerbread House on Display Through December 31
Taj Boston's pastry chef Robert Alger has crafted a winter wonderland with his gingerbread house on display in the hotel's lobby now through the end of the year. This year's creation features a cityscape of the Taj Boston, the Boston Public Garden and its historic footbridge. The Cafe, Taj Boston, 15 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02117, 617-598-5255.
 
Monday Tiki Nights at Wink & Nod
Wink & Nod hosts industry tiki nights on Mondays, featuring guest bartenders creating craft cocktails starting at 11 p.m. Brother Cleve makes Peruvian drinks with Macchu Pisco on December 22, and craft cocktail catering service Booze Epoque serves up Mount Gay Rum concoctions on December 29. There is no cover charge and the evening runs until 2 a.m. Wink & Nod, 3 Appleton St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-482-0117.
 
Bar Boulud Introduces Sunday Jazz Brunch
Bar Boulud is now offering Sunday brunch with live jazz music. The seasonal menu might include everything from a crispy duck egg, crêpes and Belgian waffles to smoked salmon, stone-ground polenta and corned short rib hash. Selections range from $12 to $26. Bar Boulud, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 776 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-535-8800.
 
Fall Flavors at Bastille Kitchen
Bastille Kitchen chef Adam Kube has introduced new dishes to the menu that focus on fall flavors. Now available are duck confit with pickled beet greens and butternut squash purée topped with a house-made cranberry relish; oyster and Jonah crab stuffed lemon sole served with Green Thumb Farms “smashed” potatoes and roasted acorn squash; and foie gras torchon boasting buttery fried brioche and golden raisin chutney. Bastille Kitchen, 49 Melcher St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-556-8000.
 
Santa Claus is Coming to Town...to Roll Burritos
Santa is coming to Anna's Taqueria as a guest burrito roller from noon-3 p.m. For $10, diners receive a specially wrapped burrito of their choosing with a side of chips and salsa, all prepared by the holiday's favorite man in red. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Globe Santa, The Boston Globe's charity helping local needy families. Anna's Taqueria, 446 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446, 617-277-7111.
 

Chef Shuffle

The Regal Beagle's Stacy Cogswell will move over to Liquid Art House, working under executive chef Rachel Klein. The “Top Chef” contestant is bringing her talents to the restaurant New Year's Eve, but will start there full-time on January 13. Liquid Art House, 100 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-457-8130.
 


Closings

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