The doors are locked. Stacks of mail have piled up outside. Their website is down, and nobody's answering the phone. All signs point to last call at Flash's, the Back Bay cocktail lounge and restaurant known for succulent garlic fries.FULL ENTRY
While this one spot was frequented for religious reasons at one time, it's now a destination for a different kind of retreat. Bostonians will be able to dine on 12-ounce Grass-fed New York strip steak and enjoy a libation (or two) at the old campus of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
Welcome to Jamaica Plain's newest restaurant, Centre Street Sanctuary, which is set to open Tuesday, May 28. The atmosphere has been designed to be reminiscent of a church, complete with stained glass and a bar made of a 700-pound oak door from a shuttered church in Watertown, according to Urban Daddy.FULL ENTRY
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The year-old Revere Hotel opened a rooftop bar Sunday called Rooftop@Revere. The space includes an indoor pool, an outdoor bar, and plenty of space to sun bathe.
The seven-story high space will be open from 4 p.m.-11:30 p.m. through June, and 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. in July.
When you go, be sure to check out the animal statues (pictured above). And here, see more pictures from the bar's opening party.
Have you checked out the rooftop space yet? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Rooftop@Revere is located in the Revere Hotel at 200 Stuart St, Boston.
Union Square's latest restaurant addition, Bronwyn, is all set to open today, May 15. We got a chance to take an exclusive first look at the menu, focusing on central and eastern European fare. Note: The names of the entrees are fun to say. You'll see.
Here is what you need to know about the menu:
Sausage. There is a section dedicated to "house-made wurst," or what we call sausage. There are six different choices, including "Zungenblutwurst," which is described as blood, tongue, and pork.
Potatoes. If you're a fan of the starchy goodness, then you'll find plenty of options here. "Mohnnudeln," for example, consists of potato and poppy noodles, salmon gravlax, and creme fraiche.
Doughnut. A dessert item is described as a lemon raspberry doughnut with chocolate sauce, called "Berliner." Its competition? The German chocolate cake, of course.
Pretzel. Or as Bronwyn says, "Bretzel." Grub Street reported chef Tim Wiechmann's attempt to perfect the bread concoction (which comes with roasted apple mustard). If you're not satisfied, oat-honey challah is also available.
Don't forget, there will be a biergarten open for the summer, with a promise of beer (35 different pilsners, lagers, and more offered). Half of the menu comprises of their extensive beer list, wine, and cocktail menu, all with the flavors of central and Eastern Europe.
What do you think about the menu? Do you think the restaurant will fit in with Union Square's bustling nightlife scene? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Bronwyn is located at 255 Washington St., Somerville. It is slated to open on May 15.
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Union Square already has fancy cocktails, delicious donuts, fine dining, and craft beers. All it was missing was a destination for sausage, pretzel, and Pilsner fans.
Joining a string of buzzworthy hot spots in Somerville's Union Square is Bronwyn, a restaurant and bar from the owners of T.W. Foods in Cambridge.
Husband-and-wife duo Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann own the restaurant, and Tim is the restaurant's chef. They plan to pay homage to their German roots by serving food and drink inspired from the region, according to a press release. Menu items include Bavarian sausages, riesling sauerkraut, and foie gras.
This new spot has the potential of joining the already flourishing nightlife scene of Union Square. It plans to offer Eastern and Central European beers, but local beer fans don't fret -- American beers that are brewed in the European style will also be available. Craft cocktails, wines from central Europe, and schnapps will also make up the drink menu.
The decor will include velvet seating and iron chandeliers (belonging to Wiechmann's family). Oh, and, in true European style, there will also be a biergarten open from 5 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting.
While Bronwyn opens May 15, you can start making reservations on May 11. 255 Washington St., Somerville, www.bronwynrestaurant.com