Category Archives: Dining

Black Lamb Boston in South End opening soon

south end dining, Heather Lynch, Colin Lynch

Heather and Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana, Shore Leave, No Relation, and the soon-to-open Black Lamb brasserie

Yesterday, the Bar Mezzana team behind the new American Brasserie called Black Lamb, took to Instagram to announce their pending opening in the space that was formerly Stephi’s on Tremont Street.

UPDATE:  It appears the post above has been modified, removing any mention of the pending opening. It is unclear if the announcement was premature or if the owners are now unsure of when they might be able to open to the public.

According to the post above we can expect to see the restaurant open their doors to the public some time next week.  Chef Colin Lynch, partners Heather Lynch and Jefferson Macklin, and beverage director Ryan Lotz are opening Black Lamb along with a fifth managing partner, Ben Kaplan was director of operations for the Barbara Lynch Gruppo from 2014-2017, and is a former general manager of Scarpetta in New York City. The executive chef will be Boston kitchen veteran, Chris Drown who helped open Hojoko as executive sous chef and has worked at O Ya. Black Lamb will be open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Black Lamb
571 Tremont Stret
(617) 982-6330
blacklambsouthend.com

Time Out Market Boston to open June 27

Boston diningTime Out Boston, a new (and highly anticipated) food hall has announced that it will open to the public in its new Fenway location on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Time Out brings together some of Boston’s best chefs under one roof. Think Faneuil Hall but amped up several notches; at least this was what Sergio and I thought after we stumbled upon Time Out Lisbon (shown below).

Occupying the ground floor of the 401 Park Drive building in the Fenway (just blocks from Fenway Park), Time Out Market Boston will showcase the city’s best chefs and restaurateurs, drink-slingers and cultural offerings, all handpicked by Time Out’s editors. The curated mix showcases 15 food offerings, two bars, a cooking academy, one retail shop and artists from across the city all in one iconic site–an Art Deco masterpiece built in 1929.

Portugal

Time Out Market Lisbon

Some of the culinary options that will be a part of Time Out Boston include:

  • BISq (sibling restaurant to Bergamot) will serve mouth-watering charcuterie and cheese boards
  • Roman-style pizzeria from award-winning chef Michael Schlow
  • Mamaleh’s Delicatessen will offer its delicious deli classics
  • Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman – known for their restaurants o ya and Hojoko  will take over two kitchens with a pair of Asian concepts
  • James Beard-Award winner Tony Maws will serve Craigie Burger
  • 2 bars featuring seasonal craft cocktails, local beers, and a selection of more than 20 wines

Time Out Market Boston hours will be Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m–midnight, Saturdays from 9 a.m.–midnight, Sundays from 9 a.m.–11 p.m.

Time Out has aggressive growth plans after the success of the hugely popular Time Out Market Lisbon which opened in 2014.  Time Out Markets are also set to open in Miami, New York, Chicago and Montréal in the coming year with more planned globally. You can learn more about Time Out food halls here.

New South End restaurant Black Lamb to open this summer

south end dining, Heather Lynch, Colin Lynch

Heather and Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana, Shore Leave, No Relation, and the soon-to-open Black Lamb brasserie on Tremont Street in the South End

The team behind the popular restaurants Bar Mezzana and Shore Leave / No Relation will be opening a third restaurant in the South End called Black Lamb in the space previously occupied by Stephi’s on Tremont Street, that closed earlier this year.

Located at 571 Tremont Street in the heart of the South End, Black Lamb is described as an “American brasserie” and will serve lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Although there are few details about the new restaurant, plans are for it to open later this summer.

You can follow their progress on their IG account, @blacklambbos.  More information about Black Lamb from EaterBoston here.

Boston restaurant patios now open for patrons

Lately, it seems that we’ve had more than our share of overcast and rainy days, but as the saying goes, April showers – brings May flowers. However, there are a few sunny days expected in the coming week so I thought I should share a great blog post that the folks over at EaterBoston published last month and which they will continue to update that shares restaurants that have opened their patios.

If you’re like me, you love eating and drinking outside but unless you’ve traveled it has probably been several months since you’ve last enjoyed dining al fresco. Check out which restaurant patios are currently open by visiting here.

Chilacates brings Mexican street food to the South End

Source: Chilacates Instagram

Have you heard? Last week Chilacates opened their fifth location here in the South End at 275 Shawmut Avenue, in the space formerly occupied by the Wholy Grain Cafe. The local chain which first opened in 2015 in Jamaica Plain has quickly expanded to Chestnut Hill, Mission Hill and now here in the South End.

I’ve now visited three times and the food is fresh, flavorful and affordable. Chilacates has completely transformed the space. The back patio is now gone but some space is available for informal dining and in nicer weather their front patio will be popular but the bulk of their customers are ordering take out.

The family owned business is a welcome addition to the South End and joins a growing number of fast casual dining restaurants that have opened south of Tremont Street over the past year. Chilacates South End is  open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m. this weekend the South End location will serve brunch.

Chilacates
275 Shawmut Avenue
857-350-3292
chilacates.mx

Union Park Pizza opens in South End

Union Park Pizza is now open seven days a week after a ‘soft opening’ that lasted a couple of weeks with limited hours and menu. The husband and wife couple who opened the new pizzeria in the space formerly occupied by Harry O’s received a nice write up in Eater Boston, announcing their soft opening.

Effective this week, Union Park Pizza is open until 10PM Monday – Saturday and until 8PM on Sunday. The sparsely decorated pizzeria is a bit sterile looking at the moment. Fortunately, the thin crust pizza is quite good and the restaurant is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Union Park Pizza

Above is a photo of a large pizza, half Neighborhood (on the left) and half Veggie Supreme (on the right). I was partial to The Neighborhood but I’m curious to hear what you think – give them a try and let me know. 

Union Park Pizza Specials

The Standard: Garlic-infused olive oil, Fior di Latte, aged Parmesan, aged mozzarella and fresh chopped herbs $3 slice / $16 pizza

Pepperoni: The Standard with Moddy’s deli pepperoni $3.50 slice / $18 pizza

The Neighborhood: The Standard topped with organic caramelized onions, and Mycotera mushroom blend $3.50 slice / $18

The Sausage: The Standard topped with creamy ricotta, organic caramelized onions, Mycotera mushroom blend and Moddy’s deli cured sausage $4 slice / $20 pizza

Veggie Supreme: The Standard topped with Mycotera mushroom blend, sliced red onions, green peppers, sliced olives  and baby spinach $4 slice / $20 pizza

The Mags Supreme: Maggie’s favorite – a veggie supreme with Moody’s deli pepperoni and cured sausage $4 slice / $22 pizza

BosGuy Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, Good.

Union Park Pizza
1405 Washington Street (near Foodies)
617-855-1100

Union Pizza gets ready to open in South End

Sadly this is merely a placeholder to get your attention and not Union Park Pizza

This past weekend the paper covering the windows for Union Pizza – a new flatbread pizzeria that has moved into the space previously occupied by Harry O’s at 1405 Washington Street – had been taken down.

The husband and wife team behind Union Pizza said that they will serve flatbread and more (the menu was still being finalized when I had the chance to talk to them last weekend). They hope to have a soft opening this weekend so if you have a chance, swing by and introduce yourself. The remodeled space includes a beautiful new pizza oven, a cozy bar counter and seating.

Hopefully Union Park Pizza’s Instagram account will soon share more about their impending opening.

Buona fortuna Union Pizza