Jamaica Plain’s Bella Luna rises once more

Openings: Jamaica Plain’s favourite Scottish tavern, The Haven, joins forces with community treasure Bella Luna to open up a hybrid restaurant and events place in December. Bella Luna was a pandemic casualty, closing in 2020 immediately after a 27-yr operate. It opened in Hyde Sq. in 1993 and moved to […]

Openings: Jamaica Plain’s favourite Scottish tavern, The Haven, joins forces with community treasure Bella Luna to open up a hybrid restaurant and events place in December. Bella Luna was a pandemic casualty, closing in 2020 immediately after a 27-yr operate. It opened in Hyde Sq. in 1993 and moved to Jamaica Plain’s Brewery advanced extra not too long ago. The Haven at the Brewery will take around individuals digs (284 Amory St.), and lots of previous Bella Luna staffers will be part of the collaboration.

“I’m hunting ahead to accomplishing activities on a even larger scale, all the fun matters we have been doing like Burns Night and Scotch whiskey-tasting,” suggests The Haven’s Jason Waddleton. He plans an out of doors bar, audio, comedy, and soccer brunches — as well as a mixture of The Haven’s Scottish food items and Bella Luna’s pizza, along with an expanded beer listing.

“It will have a Whiskey a Go Go sense,” Waddleton suggests. He’ll keep his 1st location on Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain.

Watertown’s Arsenal Yards complex is now dwelling to a further Sweetgreen (100 Bond Square), with seating for 24 and a massive patio. In Roxbury, Flying Embers’ taproom (152 Hampden St.) is now pouring tricky kombucha, botanical beer, challenging seltzer, and other plant-primarily based beverages. Pair your New Age libations with food items from Bon Me’s truck, which starts off serving this weekend.

A spice-rubbed rooster bon me sandwich from Bon Me.Keith Bedford/Globe Staff members/file

Coming before long: Bar Enza will transfer into Cambridge’s Charles Lodge (1 Bennett St.) by late September. It is a collaboration among the Lyons Team (Scampo, Sonsie) and Mark Ladner, the former executive chef at New York City’s Del Posto, which attained four stars from The New York Periods in 2010. Ladner was also named Finest Chef: New York Metropolis at the James Beard Awards in 2015.

It will provide dinner nightly, with lunch to come. A launch claims a “robust bread application, salumi manufactured by particular friends, pecorino imported right from Abruzzo, baked stuffed olives” — and a hen parm sub. Ladner obtained his get started cooking at Harvard Square’s Café Fiorella in the late 1980s.

Bar Enza replaces Benedetto, led by Giulia’s Michael Pagliarini.

In casual Italian news, Frank & Nick’s will open this month at Encore Boston Harbor in Everett (1 Broadway). “Frank” is Frank DePasquale, and “Nick” is Nick Varano — two perfectly-recognized North Conclusion restaurateurs (Bricco, Mare, Strega). The counter-assistance spot serves calzones, pizzas, and sandwiches.


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