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September 2012 Archive

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BOSTON RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

John Harvard's Brew House has re-opened after revamping its interior and menu. The new space has flat-screen televisions, a visible brewery and an entertainment stage. The menu offers eight craft beers and comfort food fare like Yankee pot roast, bourbon and ale salmon and brewery nachos. John Harvard's Brew House, 33 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-868-3585.
 
Belly Wine Bar, sibling to The Blue Room and Central Bottle, has opened in Kendall Square. Wine, cheese, oysters, charcuterie --- it doesn't get much better than this romantic little gem that features wines by the glass, bottle and half bottle. Larger groups can call ahead and reserve an Arm + a Leg, a four-course family-style option that features various parts of a whole animal. For more information, call 617-494-0968 or visit www.bellywinebar.com. Dinner nightly. Belly Wine Bar, One Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-494-0968.
 

News Bytes

"Big Night" Dinner at Grotto
Grotto is hosting a multi-course dinner themed around the foodie flick "Big Night." Courses will include timpano and whole roasted pig. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1950s-style attire. The event begins at 7 p.m. on October 17, 2012. The cost is $75 per person with wines ($55 if BYOB). Reservations are required. Grotto, 37 Bowdoin St., Boston, MA 02114, 617-227-3434.
 
L'Espalier's Louis Risoli Named a Certified Cheese Professional
Cheese expert, L'Espalier Fromager Louis Risoli, has been named a certified cheese professional with the American Cheese Society in their inaugural class. If you aren't familiar with the accolade, cheese experts (known as fromagers) must now pass certification tests to be called an "American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional." L'Espalier, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-262-3023.
 
Grafton Street Pub & Grill Hosts Harvest Beer Dinner
Now that Labor Day is past, it's time to look to fall. To celebrate all the flavors that come with the season, Grafton Street Pub & Grill is hosting a four-course harvest beer dinner on September 18 at 7 p.m. For $40, you can nosh on day boat scallops, smoked duck rillette, pork tenderloin and chocolate terrine all paired up with brews from High & Mighty Beer Co. For more information, call 617-497-0400 or visit www.graftonstreetcambridge.com. Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-497-0400.
 

Chef Shuffle

Michael Navarrete is chef at The Regal Beagle Michael Navarrete is stepping in as head chef at The Regal Beagle, taking over from Laura Henry-Zoubir. Navarrete is offering daily specials like an appetizer of beef yakitori (Japanese-style beef skewers with scallion soubise) and main dishes of grilled half game hen and chorizo with a squash, potato and braised greens gratin The Regal Beagle, 308 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446, 617-739-5151.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Not long after its opening, The Bearded Pig in Somerville has closed. Michael Schmidt's barbecue joint served up pulled pork, chicken and sliced brisket, along with sides of creamy southern slaw, collard greens and Texas corn pudding. The Bearded Pig, 445 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA 02143, no phone.
 

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