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October 2011 Archive

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BOSTON RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Jody Adams of Rialto fame opened her latest restaurant, Trade, on October 21 in the city's trendy hot spot known as Atlantic Wharf. The restaurant is located along the Boston waterfront and Rose Kennedy Greenway and features Italian-inspired small plates, flatbreads and comfort food favorites with a twist like seared half chicken with burnt orange, dates, pistachios and quinoa. Trade, 540 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02110, 617-451-1234.
 
We were sad to see Jer-Ne at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common go but were excited to hear a modern American bistro would soon be taking its place. Enter Artisan Bistro, which is now open for business. At the helm of the kitchen is Adam Kube, who comes to the city from The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, serving up burgers and flatbreads along with classic comfort favorites like chicken pot pie and steak frites. Artisan Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with brunch on Sundays. Artisan Bistro, 10 Avery St., Boston, MA 02111, 617-574-7176.
 
Smith & Wollensky opened its second location in Boston at Atlantic Wharf between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston Harbor. The enormous restaurant's interior reflects the building's industrial warehouse origins. There ia a full-service oyster bar, large outdoor patio, open kitchen and deep red banquettes. The steakhouse is known for its on-premise 28-day dry-aging process of sirloins, ribeyes and T-bone steaks, but also features a deconstructed ribeye complete with roasted bone marrow and "cracklin" pork shank with firecracker apple sauce. Lunch & Dinner daily. Smith & Wollensky, 294 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-778-2200.
 

News Bytes

Upstairs on the Square's Monday Club Bar Reopens
Upstairs on the Square's Monday Club Bar has recently reopened with a renovated kitchen, pizza ovens and funky decor complete with zebra prints. Upstairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-864-1933.
 
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar's Weekday Happy Hour
Cheap eats and Latin beats are what you'll find at Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar's happy hour weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The Mexican-inspired Back Bay restaurant offers $1 chicken, pork or brisket mini tacos along with daily $2 chef specials, paired with $2 Coronitas (7 oz. Coronas). The restaurant also offers more than 200 tequilas if you prefer to linger past happy hour. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, 271 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-369-5609.
 
Pigalle Introduces Bargain Bar Menu
French restaurant Pigalle has recently introduced a new bar menu, which features cheap eats. Executive chef Marc Orfaly has infused classic French delicacies with traditional raw bar and pub fare favorites. On the menu you can find roasted little neck clams Provencal with pork belly for just $1.25 each, roasted oysters with garlic butter for $2 each and fish and chips made of Icelandic haddock with remoulade sauce, hand cut fries and house made pickles. We also like the juicy Angus burger with sharp cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and French fries. Pigalle, 75 Charles St. S., Boston, MA 02116, 617-423-4944.
 

Chef Shuffle

Former "Top Chef" contestant Tiffani Faison (previously of Rocca) is opening Sweet Cheeks. The restaurant will offer Southern-style barbecue. Sweet Cheeks, 1381 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215, no phone.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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South End eatery POPS has closed. POPS, 560 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02118, no phone.
 

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