We’re psyched that the South End is getting national recognition — but c’mon, HuffPo, it’s not 1999. Hot on the heels of their slideshow of The Butcher Shop, today there’s another story about the ‘hood, called “The New Hot Zone for Serious Foodies.” Strangely, the restaurants showcased in this “new hot zone” aren’t … new … at all.
Hamersley’s Bistro? It opened more than 20 years ago. Tremont 647? They just celebrated their 15th anniversary! Toro? Hey, we love it too, but it’s kind of like calling No. 9 Park a “hidden gem.” Perhaps the most adventurous pick on their list is Myers + Chang, which is located in a “funky indie diner setting.” Confused and cautious tourists, take note!
If they really wanted to showcase the South End as a “new” foodie “hot zone,” what about Las Ventas, the fantastic Spanish grocery and sandwich shop? Or the newly opened Siena Farms? Teranga? The Gallows? Masa’s scary-cheap, delicious brunch? Coppa? Where’s Anthony Bourdain when you really need him?
The New Hot Zone for Serious Foodies [HuffPo]