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Grezzo Restaurants Closing

In her blog post she mentions selling the restaurants but doesn't say whether that happened. Hope she did -- would live to see them reopen!

May 07, 2010
osric in Greater Boston Area

Swedish Bakery - Easter

Sadly, Sweet Finnish has closed :(

Aug 20, 2008
osric in Greater Boston Area

Bella Luna Moving...Milky Way Closing

Well I was no fan of the Bella Luna's food, so I look forward to something new in that space. (Inconsistent and overpriced, IMHO.) Seems the bigger loss is the Milky Way, but I'd expect another operator could do as well if not better with that space.

May 03, 2008
osric in Greater Boston Area

Bella Luna Moving...Milky Way Closing

It's odd -- is this some how any different from all of the other businesses that are moving around the neighborhood right now? Bella Luna had a 15-year lease, and it had a good run at this location. It seems disingenuous that Mainzer didn't know the rent was going to increase before now (and I can't imagine how a building owner could dream of competing with the non-profit JPNDC. Businesses are moving to the Brewery because your tax dollars are subsidizing the rents, folks!) I'd love to reincarnate an old JP restaurant like Black Crowe Caffe or Mi Casita or Perdix or Five Seasons in the Bella Luna space... or bring on something new and creative. It will be good to see two tenants in those spaces rather than one. Good historical "rents are going up" article here: http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/node/2261

May 03, 2008
osric in Greater Boston Area

Chopped Fava Bean Crostini with Pecorino

This is tagged vegan but isn't. You'd need to omit the Pecorino Romano cheese to make it vegan! (And it's a much cheaper dish without the expensive Italian cheese!) I just smash it all together in a bowl with a fork, no need for any other equipment.

May 03, 2008
osric in Recipes

You Say Nondairy Dessert, I Say Ice Cream

The term "ice cream" is like "milk". They dairy industry wants to own the terms, and they don't. Soy cream and almond milk are what they say they are. "Vegan ice cream" is hard to mistake for dairy, folks, and won't do anyone any harm.

Has anyone here successfully ordered their product? I've emailed and they don't respond, and there's no online store. They have a retail show on Mass Ave near the Symphony stop on the E line, but it's under construction....

May 03, 2008
osric in Features