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Quincy Cafe Named One Of The Best New Restaurants In Country
Bon Appétit magazine recently released its best new restaurants in the country, and out of the two dozen entries, Massachusetts snagged two spots on the list.
Rubato in Quincy and Moëca in Cambridge were recently listed in the foodie magazine's “24 Best New Restaurants of 2023.”
Michael Pagliarini and Pamela Ralston opened Moëca, an "elegant nose-to-tail seafood restaurant," last year at 1 Shepard St. in Cambridge, per the magazine. The menu changes often, Bon Appétit writes, but if you can snag a reservation, order the Cape Cod scallops, semolina gnocchi, smo…
This Randolph Pizzeria Named Best For Regional Style By New Report
Seven pizzerias have been recognized as the best in Massachusetts at specializing in specific regional styles, according to a new report by The Washington Post.
The eateries are included in a database compiled by the Post that lists the best pizzerias in each state specializing in Detroit, Neapolitan, New Haven, New York, Roman, Sicilian, and Tavern-style pizza.
According to the report, they are:
Best Detroit: Volo Craft Pizza, located in Swampscott at 152 Humphrey Street
Best Neapolitan: Ciao! Pizza & Pasta, located in Chelsea at 59 Williams Street
Best New Haven: Casa Pizzeria…
Boston Eatery Popular For Late-Night Food Closes, Reports Say
Fans of a beloved hamburger restaurant were saddened to see that one of its locations closed for good.
Tasty Burger, a modern fast-food chain founded by a group of chefs, closed its North Station location for good, according to Google and multiple social media reports. The location is no longer listed on the Tasty Burger website.
The burger joint is known for its classic burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs, but it also offers some specialty options. Guests can enjoy traditional burgers, or try one decked out in mushrooms, truffle oil, and steak sauce, or a gorgonzola burger topped…
Pizza Guru Portnoy Visits Watertown Pizzeria, Owners Wait 'With Bated Breath' For Review
A Middlesex County eatery got a visit from pizza connoisseur and el presidente of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy.
Pizza Roma, a Watertown pizzeria described by one Yelp reviewer as an "old-school local pizza joint," was visited by the illustrious one-bite pizza reviewer Dave Portnoy on either Tuesday, Aug. 23, or Wednesday, according to co-owner Christine Aufiero, who could not remember the exact date when she spoke to Daily Voice. ("The days all blend together," she said.)
Portnoy ordered a large, crispy, thin-crust cheese pizza, which Aufiero said came out well-done, with n…
Lego Bound For Boston, Bricks Up Connecticut Headquarters
Boston's Back Bay is about to get a little more playful.
The LEGO Group, makers of the beloved interlocking bricks, announced that the company's headquarters for the Americas will relocate from Enfield, in Hartford County, Connecticut, to 1001 Boylston Street, Boston in 2026.
The company announced in January 2023 that it was searching for a new home for its headquarters. After an "extensive" search, the Boylston Street location was chosen for its rich history, central location between Cambridge and Boston, and the region's diverse talent pool.
"Boston is one of the United …
Historic 'Hidden Gem' Closes In Eastern Mass, But Not Before Locals Grab Final Meal
A "hidden gem" for steaks and seafood that occupied a historic Essex County farmhouse is no more.
Windward Grille, an American-style restaurant located at 109 Eastern Avenue in the town of Essex, closed permanently in July, according to Google and social media reports.
Its menu offered cranberry balsamic duck breast, char-grilled steak tips, baked stuffed scallops, lemon basil haddock, and much more, all served inside a farmhouse built in 1640.
The restaurant was renowned for its New England-style seafood, friendly service, and good value, reviews said.
"It's a great plac…
Only 'The Best' For Braintree: New Restaurant Opens To Community's Excitement
A new market and restaurant soft launched in Norfolk County, and future customers shared messages of support for the new business.
Waves Seafood, a seafood market located at 190 Quincy Avenue in Braintree, opened its doors at noon on Wednesday, August 2, according to the eatery's Facebook page.
The store will offer its community fresh fish, prepared foods, and hot meals to go. Offerings will include fish plates, scallops, and whole belly clams, according to the store's Facebook.
"Thank you all for your patience, support, and well-wishes," read a post on the business's Fac…
New Cambridge Eatery Opens To Rave Reviews
A new Middlesex County eatery was called "stunning" by one opening night diner.
Gufo, a modern Italian eatery and cafe located at 660 Cambridge Street in East Cambridge, opened on Friday, July 28. Its first guests are reporting an amazing debut, according to Google reviews.
Boston’s Coda Restaurant Group is behind the new restaurant. The eatery's sister restaurants, The Salty Pig and SRV are both located in Boston.
Gufo's current menu offers an array of Italian favorites, including mushroom pizza, made with mozzarella, fontina, and roasted garlic, squid ink bucatini,…
Eastern Mass City Named One Of Best Small Communities In Country, New Report Says
An Essex County community was highlighted as a stellar destination for visitors, according to a new report.
The coastal city of Gloucester was ranked one of the best small towns and cities in the US in a list published by CNN on Friday, July 21.
The city boasts America’s oldest seaport is home to 29,836 people, according to Census data, but is also a prime spot for visitors.
The CNN list recommended the city for visitors, who can enjoy the city's rich maritime history, fresh seafood and delicious dining, and some of the "world's most beautiful beaches," according…
Beloved Needham Eatery Announces Closure After More Than 30 Years
An eatery known for its huge portions is closing, much to the sadness of patrons who say it had the "best chicken salad sandwiches, hands down, anywhere."
Mighty Subs, a sandwich shop located at 250 Highland Avenue in Needham, is closing on Friday, July 28 after 33 years in business, according to social media and Yelp reports.
The shop lived up to its slogan of "our small is their large," serving up massive versions of classic sandwiches, including subs loaded with meatballs, chicken salad, or roast beef.
"The size of the subs are large enough to feed 2 normal people or 1…
Malden Eatery With 15-Year History Closes, Community Mourns, Shares Memories
A Middlesex County restaurant and bar announced that it would close its doors for the last time, sparking an outpouring of shared fond memories and good times.
John Brewer's Tavern, an American-style restaurant and bar with three eastern Massachusetts locations, announced on Facebook that it would close its Malden restaurant, located at 7 Highland Avenue, at the end of the day on Monday, July 24.
"Closing is not an easy thing to do, but it is the right decision at this time, for our family and our other locations," wrote owners Bill and Sue Honeycutt in a Facebook post.
The eatery wa…