There isn’t too terribly much to report this week, but, on the plus side, it’s all good news. We suspect that the news will be fairly slow in coming throughout the holidays, but, as always, we’ll hope for some big excitement. In the mean time, let’s look at what we’ve got for today.
•Dedham has a new treat for pun enthusiasts and Greek food lovers in Dedham Square’s new restaurant It’s All Greek To Me. Word on the street is that the spankopita is great and the gyros just may be some of the best in the area.
•We know that all you want for Christmas (or Hanukah or Kwanzaa) is a new chain restaurant in the Hub. Right? RIGHT? Well, you’re getting one nonetheless. Craigslist indicates that Daily Grill, a chain with locations in California, Washington, Maryland, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, DC, and Virginia, will be opening a branch in the Pru in early 2008. Daily Grill’s site proclaims “Visit any Daily Grill and you will be immediately reminded of the great grills of days gone by. Grills that served delicious foods, in hearty portions, prepared from scratch, every morning, by real chefs. At Daily Grill we’ll tantalize 4 out of your 5 senses with every meal.” Thoughts: 1) That middle sentence is not actually a sentence. 2) Why not the fifth sense?
•Craigslist also brings us the news that Central Square’s The Tavern is planning to open a second branch in Porter Square. Were we The Tavern, we would first focus on making sure our alleged website doesn’t reroute to a site selling erectile dysfunction drugs, but what do we know about business?
•Finally Lower Dot tips us off to two new restaurants opening in Dorchester. Haven is set to bring light bistro fare and amazing cheesecake to Dot Ave. A few blocks away, Dot-2-Dot will serve up coffee and treats from Karen Henry-Garrett, a chef who has trained at Le Cordon Bleu.
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•Sasso has a brand new executive chef in Anthony Mazzotta. Chef Mazzotta has an impressive pedigree, including stints at The French Laundry, Per Se, EVOO, and Sandrine’s Bistro. It’ll be interesting to see what changes he makes to Sasso’s modern Italian menu.
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