The Boston Food Massacre

It’s been a bloody week for Boston-area food purveyors. Since Monday, we’ve received word of two closed restaurants and two shuttered food shops. So you don’t schlep all the way out to Somerville (or Brookline or Newton) only to get burned, here’s whats closed this week and where you might try instead:

The Garden City reports that the Newton Corner Applebees is no more. Do try to dry your tears. In case you’re hankering for some riblets, try the Applebees in Chestnut Hill or at the Pru.
•In much more depressing news, Cantabridgia lets us know that Somerville’s Kirkland Cafe is no more. The cafe’s booking agent is moving to The Cantab, so head over there for the music you know and love.
•Kosher shopping in the area just got even worse, as The Kosher Blog is reporting that Beacon Kosher has closed. Guess it’s all on the Butcherie now.
•Finally, in the saddest news of the week, Escar-go-go says Davis Square’s La Contessa is no more. There are plenty of North End bakeries where one can buy similar goodies, but we’ll miss La Contessa nonetheless.

The Boston Food Massacre