This was not the best week for the Boston dining scene. We counted an equal amount of openings and closings, but only because we bent the rules to allow a grocery store to be regarded as an opening.. Sigh. We sincerely hope that the holiday season brings tidings of good eating with it, but in the meantime, let’s check out this week’s fallout.
•We realize that grocery stores and restaurants are not actually the same thing, but hey, it’s a slow week and anyways, the grocery store in question is in Harvard Square, which has gone grocery-less since at least 2001 (we love Cardullo’s with an unreasonable passion, but even we wouldn’t call it a grocery store). The Crimson reports that Market in the Square will open in February 2008 at the corner of Church and Brattle. Get ready, hungry Harvardians!
•Ugh. So, it looks like Boston is getting a raw food restaurant. We have absolutely nothing nice to say about raw foodism, so we will keep our mouth shut for the moment. It seems that the restaurant will be called Grezzo and will open in the North End in January, where it shall be resolutely ignored by us.
•We don’t get down to Kenmore Square too terribly often, so we didn’t realize that Truly Jorg’s Patisserie had closed until internet128 posted about it. Between this and the July shuttering of Temper Chocolates, it has not been a great year for sweets in the Square.
•The Kosher Blog reports that kosher Hubsters have one less option downtown now that the Post Office Square branch of the Milk Street Cafe will close its doors at the end of the year. This is an especially big blow as it comes a mere few weeks after the kosher Dunkin Donuts in Brookline was shuttered.
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