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September 2013 Archive

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Openings

The Beat Hotel, owned by the same people behind The Beehive in the South End, is a hip brasserie catering to local artists. Live jazz and blues entertainment is offered nightly, while an eclectic menu thought up by executive chef Rebecca Newell, the former chef at The Beehive, brings in foodies. Dinner nightly. The Beat Hotel, 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-499-0001.
 
Society on High, located in the Financial District, aims to transform the nightlife scene there. A business crowd comes for after-work craft cocktails and lingers over dishes like delmonico steak sandwiches and IPA beer-battered fish and chips. A younger crowd sashays in late night for live entertainment and tasty flatbreads. Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat. Society on High, 99 High St., Boston, MA 02110, 857-350-4555.
 
Forum finally reopened to the public on August 16, four months after the Boston Marathon bombings shut it down temporarily. The restaurant has been totally renovated and features a new bar, menu and chef (Dan Schroeder). The revamped menu focuses on New England favorites with a twist like a pan-roasted halibut with lobster chorizo risotto, bone marrow encrusted filet with red wine demi glace and house made gnocchi with wild mushrooms. Forum, 755 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, 857-991-1831.
 
Tony Maws of Craigie on Main fame has opened The Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville (former home of the legendary Kirkland Café). The interior of this neighborhood gastropub has been revamped and the menu now features everything from braised veal ribs with bacon and cabbage to grilled seaweed and fennel-crusted chicken with farm onions. Dinner nightly. The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, 425 Washington St., Somerville, MA 02143, 857-259-6585.
 
Inside the cozy neighborhood restaurant Cook is a wood-fired stove for flatbreads, a from-scratch cocktail program and a reasonably priced comfort food-focused menu. Specialties include everything from a house-made pretzel, caramel-bacon popcorn and sweet and spicy peanuts to starters like a bag of clams with ramp tartar, Vietnamese glazed pork ribs with pickled carrots and udon noodles with peanuts and ponzu. Lunch Mon.-Fri, Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat. & Sun. Cook, 825 Washington St., Newton, MA 02460, 617-964-2665.
 

News Bytes

Second Annual Boston Seafood Gala
Seafood lovers unite at the Second Annual Boston Seafood Gala at the Exchange Convention Center on September 27. The event, which runs from 6 to 10 p.m., features champagne, hors d’oeuvres and food samplings from some of the city’s top chefs including Will Gilson (Puritan & Company), Dante de Magistris (dante), Louis DiBiccari (Tavern Road), Matthew Gaudet (West Bridge), Charles Draghi (Erbaluce) and Jose Duarte (Taranta). Tickets are $125 per person. For more information, call 617-259-1605 or visit bostonseafoodfestival.org. Second Annual Boston Seafood Gala, 212 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617-259-1605.
 

Chef Shuffle

Mark Allen, the former chef/owner of Le Soir in Newton, has taken over the kitchen at Towne Stove and Spirits as its executive chef. He has created a new lunch, dinner and bar menu as well as a weekend brunch buffet. Towne Stove and Spirits, 900 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215, 617-247-0400.
 


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.

Anthony's Pier 4 has closed. The site will be turned into a new retail and residential space. Anthony's Pier 4, 140 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210, no phone.
 

BostonChefs.com is a site featuring the area’s top chefs and their cuisine via a portfolio of color photos of the chef’s signature dishes, a chef bio and picture, etc. Check out e-licious, their semi-monthly email newsletter. They also feature lots of restaurant job postings!

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