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October 2013 Archive

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BOSTON RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

The Italian restaurant, MC Medici Ristorante & Bar, will be taking over the former space of 606 Congress in the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel and is slated for a 2014 opening. Brought to you by the duo behind Arrows Restaurant and MC Perkins Cove in Maine, this is the first Massachusetts venture for Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier. MC Medici Ristorante & Bar, 606 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-338-4111.
 
You may know Jason Santos as the chef around town with the blue hair, who serves up comfort fare at his other two restaurants Blue Inc. near Faneuil Hall and Abby Lane in the Theater District. He is expanding his name across town, now to the Back Bay, with his third restaurant, Back Bay Harry's, where you can snack on everything from Philly cheesesteak pizzas to veggie gyros. Lunch & Dinner daily. Back Bay Harry's, 142 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-424-6711.
 

News Bytes

Curry at MO Pops Up at Mandarin Oriental, Boston
The Mandarin Oriental, Boston has just launched its latest pop-up, Curry at MO. Stop in for spiced curry bowl recipes from Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s Sala Rim Naam restaurant. The menu includes gaeng khiew waan gai rue nuea, Thai green curry and rice with chicken, sweet basil, eggplant and fresh chili for $11, and chu chi goong lai suea, tiger prawns in red curry with rice for $15. Curry at MO is available daily in the Lobby Lounge from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes a glass of lemonade made with fresh lemon juice, house-made mint syrup, sparkling water and a touch of salt. Asana, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 776 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-535-8800.
 
Pop-up Apple Orchard Inside The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
Artisan Bistro’s executive chef Andrew Yeo has created a pop-up Apple Orchard inside The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. On Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m., throughout the month of October, guests can enjoy a taste of fall with cider donuts, caramel apples, mini apple streusel and spiced apple cider sangria. Artisan Bistro, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, 10 Avery St., Boston, MA 02111, 617-574-7100.
 

Chef Shuffle

Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette are opening a New York branch of their Spanish tapas spot Toro. The menu includes dishes like sea urchin sandwich and beef heart romesco. The restaurant shares a building with Colicchio & Sons and Del Posto. Toro, 1704 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118, 617-536-4300.
 


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 more than 30 years as a Harvard Square staple, UpStairs on the Square is slated to close its doors forever on New Year's Eve, but not without a stylish bash. On December 31, owners Mary-Catherine Deibel and Deborah Hughes will host a grand finale party complete with tasting menus and an early and late night seating. There are also a variety of events scheduled throughout December (check the website for more details). For more information, call 617-864-1933 or visit www.upstairsonthesquare.com. UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-864-1933.
 
Hilltop Steak House in Saugus has closed after more than 50 years in business. The Western-themed restaurant was a distinctive sight along Route 1 with its giant neon cactus sign and fiberglass cows. Hilltop Steak House, 855 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906, no phone.
 

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