Category Archives: Dining

Food trucks come to South End’s Franklin Square

Boston announces 15 new food truck locationsBoston StrEATS rolled into the South End’s Franklin Square last Thursday as part of a weekly evening food truck program that is designed to bring people out to Boston parks.

Boston StrEATS each Thursday 5-9 p.m. at Franklin Sq.

The free event will feature eight food trucks and live music from 5 – 9 p.m. and will hopefully bring more people over to Franklin Square; often overlooked by South End residents in favor of the neighboring Blackstone Square on Washington Street.

Boston StrEATS plans to bring different food trucks each Thursday through the fall for as long as the weather permits.

Cheers to earls Boston treats

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Cheers to earls kitchen + bar

Cheers to earls kitchen + bar, an upscale, casual restaurant with sixty-five locations in the US and Canada. The will open their first location in the Northeast in Somerville’s Assembly Row on Friday, September 12th.

Today I received this lovely box of goodies from earls (sometimes being a bloggah has perks).  The margarita that was included I put to good use at the end of my day.  I’m not familiar with earls but based on their welcome box I’m already a fan and look forward to their opening next month. earls boston

Boston food truck schedule

Boston SoWa Food TrucksFood trucks in Boston are certainly popular, but remembering their schedules can be tough.  The city of Boston has set up a website that tells you where every registered food truck is each day of the week, and it allows you to search by food truck, neighborhood and or date.

Boston Food Truck Schedule

Much thanks to @ConciergeBoston for the tip.

Hamersley’s Bistro to close

Gordon Hamersley at Taste of the South End

Gordon Hamersley at Taste of the South End

Holy crap! Gordon Hamersley, a James Beard Award winner and one of Boston’s most celebrated chefs, has announced that he will close his restaurant after opening twenty-seven years ago in Boston’s South End.

Gordon told The Boston Globe’s Devra First that he wants to spend more time to focus on his follow-up book to Bistro Cooking at Home and to continue to mentor young chefs.  An undisclosed new owner has already claimed the space and license, and will renovate and re-open a new concept at the beginning of 2015.  Full story here.

Best chocolate chip cookie

BosGuy cookie contestBoston Magazine’s annual Best of Boston issue is out and South End bakery, Flour, was named, Best Cookie. I thought I’d take a moment to remind everyone of the important research I conduct – like the best chocolate chip cookie tasting I hosted this past January.

According to our tasting (which focused on chocolate chip cookies only) we named The South End Buttery the winner with Flour receiving a very respectable second place.

If you are a cookie-holic you may want to check out our research, which included testing eight different cookies from South End bakeries, South End chocolate chip cookie tasting.

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe in South End to reopen

South End Charlie's Sandwich ShoppeWCVB-TV News is reporting that Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe on Columbus Avenue is reopening after it closed in June after almost 90 years in business.

The report indicates that a chef who runs Stella will bring the neighborhood favorite back some time next year.  According to WCVB the menu will remain unchanged.

So far there has been no updates on the famed restaurant’s Twittah handle, @TurkeyHash but yours truly will be keeping an eye on the account for anymore news.

Much thanks to Rich Caswell for the tip.

Bastille Kitchen opens today

Bastille Kitchen BostonC’est magnifique! Bastille Kitchen in Fort Point Channel officially opens today.  The 240 seat bistro has been eagerly anticipated in a neighborhood that seems to have a trendy restaurant opening every other week.  Curious to check out this new French restaurant by chef Adam Kube? Head over to Bastille Kitchen at 49 Melcher Street.