Neighborhood Watch

Met Back Bay Is Open; Big Names at Boston Magazine’s Taste Event

Back Bay: The much anticipated Met Back Bay, located in a two-story townhouse on the corner of Dartmouth and Newbury, is now open. [Globe]

South Boston: Boston Magazine’s Taste event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., November 1 at Fan Pier. General admission tickets are $95 and VIP tickets are $150. The event boasts tastings from the city’s biggest names, including Menton, Rocca, L’Espalier, and O Ya. [Grub Street]

Roxbury: Roxtoberfest is happening now through Sunday in celebration of Roxbury’s Main Street dining scene. Donning a Roxtoberfest T-shirt will “unlock” deals at participating restaurants including The Savant Project and Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen. [Boston Restaurant Talk]
The 15th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival will be held October 30-31 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St. The event is free to the public and will have food samples, speakers, exhibits, and cooking demonstrations. [Boston Restaurant Talk]

North End: The proprietor of Bricco recently acquired the building that houses the restuarant and is looking to expand their seating capacity from 120 to 170. They presented their plans to the Zoning Committee this week. [Northend Waterfront]

South End: Estragon hosts Hitchcock and Handcuffs Halloween Party tonight from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. with free tapas, $1 PBRs, and dancing. [Grub Street]

Quincy: Three restaurants received licenses in Quincy this week. Bad Abbots Irish Pub and Finian’s Restaurant and Pub in Quincy Center will be replaced by Remick’s and Texas Saloon, a country-western bar. Quincy Point will also receive the first Wild Willy’s Burger franchise south of Boston. [Patriot Ledger]

Met Back Bay Is Open; Big Names at Boston Magazine’s Taste Event