Monday, 23 October 2017

Aruban Pan Bati

Aruba is one of the Lesser Antilles islands located in the Southern Caribbean Sea. The island is located miles off the coast of Venezuela and on clear days it is possible to see Venezuela from the south-eastern side of the island.The Lesser Antilles are several islands extending in an arc from Puerto Rico to the north-eastern coast of South America. Some of the islands that are part of the

Dudley Dough in Roxbury Is Closing

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a pizza shop affiliated with a nonprofit restaurant and organization is shutting down.

According to a post from Universal Hub, Dudley Dough in Roxbury is closing by the end of the year, with a note from Haley House (which is behind it) saying that because sales have not met expectations, the organization will not be able to continue subsidizing the Washington Street shop because it could end up jeopardizing the future of Haley House itself.

Dudley Dough, which first opened two years ago, is connected to the South End-based Haley House as well as Haley House Bakery Cafe on Dade Street near Dudley Dough. The organization has been helping the homeless, the working poor, and others who face struggles since the mid 1960s.

The address for Dudley Dough is 2302 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA, 02119. The website for Haley House can be found at

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Atlantic Beer Garden in Boston's Seaport District Has Closed

by Marc Hurwitz

A restaurant and sports bar on the Boston waterfront has shut down after being in business for approximately nine years.

According to a source, Atlantic Beer Garden in the city's Seaport District is no longer in operation, with a check on its Facebook page indicating that it closed its doors a couple of weeks ago. The dining and drinking spot first opened in the fall of 2008, taking over the space where Eastern Pier II had once been.

A couple of years ago, we reported that the building housing Atlantic Beer Garden and the adjacent Whiskey Priest could possibly be torn down to make way for a residential tower. It appears that this is indeed happening, as a page on the site shows that the project has received approval and it could break ground sometime this fall. (It is not yet known if/when Whiskey Priest might close.)

The address for the now-closed Atlantic Beer Garden was 146 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02210.

[Earlier Article]
Residential Tower Proposed at Site of Atlantic Beer Garden and The Whiskey Priest in Boston's Seaport District

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HERBS AND SPICES 15 - EGYPT - Dukkah Spice and how to recipes and VIDEOS REVISED

      1. Duqqa, du'ah, or dukkah is an Egyptian 
      2. condiment  consisting of a mixture of herbs, 
      3. nuts, and spices. I
      4. is typically used as a dip with bread or fresh 
      5. vegetables for an hors d'Ĺ“uvre.

    1. There are countless recipes for dukkah. Just about every mixture includes nuts (most often hazelnuts, but various other kinds may be used alone or in combination), sesame seeds, coriander, and cumin. To this, a cook might add dried thyme, mint, peppercorns, or various other sweet, hot, and savory herbs and spices.

    (a more detailed recipe) 


    Pul olive oil in a small bowl and dip crusty bread cubes in the oil and then in the Dukkah. 

    Serve with flatbread or baguette.
    Add to  yogurt, hummus or baba ganoush.
    Add to perk up salads and vegetables.
    Use as a rub for meat or fish. 
    Eat as a snack on its own (use bigger or whole nut pieces) and nibble like a bar snack. 

    New Restaurant May Open in Former Shalimar of India Space in Cambridge's Central Square

    It looks like a brand new dining spot could be on its way to Cambridge--and the people behind it may have a connection to at least one restaurant in the Chinatown section of Boston.

    According to a Cambridge License Agenda page, an as-of-yet unnamed restaurant is planning to open in Central Square, taking over the space on Mass. Ave. where Shalimar of India had been until closing early last year. The hearing notice mentions that W and L Restaurant Group, Inc. is the parent company of the planned eatery while the proposed manager is Shu Jiao Chen; a page on the Bizapedia site leads to information showing that Chen is involved with Irashai Sushi and Teriyaki on Kneeland Street in Chinatown and possibly Five Spices House on Beach Street as well, though the parent company mentioned in Bizapedia is Five Spices Buffet, which may or may not be connected to Five Spices House. (As soon as we get more information on a possible connection, we will post an update here.)

    Shalimar of India, which had been in business for more than 25 years, was known in part for its daily lunch buffet.

    The address for this proposed restaurant in Central Square is 546 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

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    Plans for Cambridge Crossing (Formerly NorthPoint) Include Open-Air Plaza with Restaurants

    A complex that is located where Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville meet has gotten a new name as major development at the site is beginning to take place--and the project will apparently include multiple restaurants.

    The Boston Globe is reporting that NorthPoint has undergone a name change and is now called Cambridge Crossing, with the 45-acre development slated to gain five new office buildings and approximately 2,400 apartments and condos, while also including an open-air plaza with dining spots being situated around it. The article mentions that developer Divco sees the project as an alternative to nearby Kendall Square in Cambridge, and as is the case with that area, life science and tech companies are expected to be front and center within the development.

    No names of restaurants have been given as of yet--nor have any other businesses been mentioned--but the Globe does say that Divco is currently in talks with potential tenants.

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    Mr Liquor's Dirty Italian Disco by Pinbone at The Tennyson Hotel, Mascot

    What next from the Pinbone team that gave us chocolate crackles with parfait, fried chicken paninis and Chongqing crispy spatchcock? It's Italian, of course, in a liquor shop driveway no less. Mr Liquor's Dirty Italian Disco is the latest pop-up by Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman, this time collaborating with the Merivale group in one of their newest acquisitions, the Tennyson Hotel in Mascot (
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