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March 2013 Archive

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Openings

Tavern Road has opened in the Fort Point area with a menu that focuses on sharing dishes and small plates. Options include charcuterie, salumi and oysters, among others. Main dishes include everything from rabbit to striped bass.
Dinner nightly. Tavern Road, 343 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-790-0808.
 

News Bytes

James Beard Award Nominations Announced
The nominees for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards have been announced. Among the Boston representatives are Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa), Joanne Chang (flour bakery + café) and Barry Maiden (Hungry Mother) for Outstanding Chef Northeast. The annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception will take place on May 3 & 6, 2013, at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Find reviews for the restaurants nominated on GAYOT's James Beard Foundation Awards coverage.
 
Restaurant Week Returns to Boston
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau's Restaurant Week Boston will run March 17-22 and March 24-29 this winter. A variety of restaurants will offer two-course lunches ($15.13), three-course lunches ($20.13) and three-course dinners ($38.13) over the two-week period. For more information, call 617-536-0770 or visit www.bostonusa.com.
 
Asana Chef Rachel Klein Introduces a Pop-up Noodle Shop
Asana chef Rachel Klein has introduced a pop-up noodle shop known as PHO@MO inside the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. It's open daily now through the end of March from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For $7.95, you can indulge in aromatic oxtail and ginger-scallion broth with add-ins of shaved steak or chicken to accompany the traditional pho garnishes like rice noodles, mint and bean sprouts. Asana, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 776 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-535-8800.
 
Fleming’s Brings Back Filet & Lobster Combo
You know it's spring when Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar brings back its filet and lobster combo. Available now through April 7th for $37.95, the dinner also includes a starter (French onion soup or wedge salad) and side of spaghetti squash. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 217 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-292-0808.
 
Celebrity Chef Series at Empire
Empire is starting off a celebrity chef series on March 14 with New York chef Eddie Huang, who will be serving up dishes from his Baohaus restaurant in the East Village. The $50 menu includes a variety of baos (steamed buns filled with meats, vegetables and Asian ingredients), oxtail soup with heirloom tomatoes and mung bean noodles. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. Empire, One Marina Park Dr., Boston, MA 02210, 617-295-0001.
 
A Taste of Iceland Returns to Boston with Dinners at Legal Sea Foods
Legal Harborside's second floor restaurant will host "A Taste of Iceland" this year with a four-course menu prepared by guest chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson from March 8-12. For $55 per person, you can sample everything from marinated Icelandic salmon with fennel to roasted shoulder of Icelandic lamb. The four-course menu is exclusive to the Harborside location. Other locations will offer a three-course option. For more information, call 617-477-2900 or visit www.legalseafoods.com. Legal Harborside, 270 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617-477-2900.
 

Chef Shuffle

Kristen Kish has been named chef de cuisine at Menton Recent "Top Chef" winner Kristen Kish has been named chef de cuisine at Barbara Lynch's fine-dining destination Menton. She will work with executive chef Colin Lynch. Menton, 354 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-737-0099.
 


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.

After two decades in business, Staniford Cafe has closed its doors. Staniford Cafe, 70 Staniford St., Boston, MA 02114, no phone.
 

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