5 restaurant openings we’re enthusiastic about this month

Eating places

Boston-area openings embrace a brand new Thai hotspot, a pizzeria within the North Finish, and extra.

Mia’s Bakery is now open at The Avenue in Chestnut Hill, and is slated to open a Seaport location mid-December. Courtesy

There’s a mini NY takeover relating to morning routines right here in Boston as a brand new outpost of a well-liked coffeehouse and a bakehouse, each originating in Brooklyn, open round city. There’s additionally a brand new Thai hotspot teasing steaming bowls of Boat Noodle soup and a well-liked brewery opens its second location within the Brighton neighborhood with a full kitchen serving renditions of road meals ready with elements sourced from native farms. 

Listed here are 5 eating places we’re excited to take a look at in December. 

Brooklyn-based Clean Avenue Espresso is open in Harvard Sq.. – Courtesy

Brooklyn-based espresso firm has expanded its Boston attain with the opening of its fourth location within the area; this time in Harvard Sq.. Because the American coffeehouse opened in Williamsburg in 2020, they’ve grown to 57 places all through NYC, D.C., and even internationally to London. Clean Avenue Espresso’s mission is straightforward: to ship high quality espresso and an elevated buyer expertise, all at higher costs. This contains their expansive chilly brew choices, together with their unique chilly brew with notes of milk chocolate and caramel for $4.50, and flavored favorites just like the shaken brown sugar chilly brew, a shaken latte made with darkish brown sugar, milk, and a chilly brew shot, completed with a pinch of cinnamon ($5.75 for a small, 16 oz.). On their sizzling espresso menu, the strawberries and cream latte is in style, with steamed milk over double espresso, strawberry and a contact of vanilla ($4.50 for a small, 8oz.), in addition to the pistachio latte ($4.50, 8oz.). Additionally they provide an assortment of black and natural teas, baked items from Salem-based A&J King, and savory flatbreads, presenting an all-day attraction. 

1380 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Now Open

Mia’s Bakery is slated to develop to the Seaport mid-December. – Courtesy

After making a reputation for themselves in Brooklyn and New York Metropolis, Mia’s Bakery brings its basic desserts and pastries to the Boston space. Its first location exterior of New York opened at The Avenue Chestnut Hill in November and this month, one other Mia’s Bakery will open within the Seaport. “We’ve fallen in love with Massachusetts,” shared Teli Spyropoulos, managing member at Mia’s Bakery. Although the bakeshop’s origins revolved round a chocolate soufflé, in the present day, Mia’s gives all varieties of candy treats, from morning croissants, danishes and muffins, to tarts, pies, truffles and cookies. After all, a hot-ticket merchandise is their New York-style cheesecake ($7.95 per slice), obtainable in basic, strawberry, blueberry, brownie and salted caramel, and Oreo. Mia’s Banana Cream Pie ($6.75 per slice) and Tres Leches cupcakes ($4.50) are additionally rising as quick favorites. The Avenue location serves as Mia’s regional bakehouse and can distribute all freshly-baked objects day by day to Boston Seaport. The Avenue additionally serves up savory treats and cafe objects, whereas Boston Seaport shall be a extra intimate venue, specializing in the bakeshop’s signature sweets and low. 

49 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill (Now Open) & 70 Pier 4 Blvd., Seaport (mid-December)

A brand new pizzeria within the North Finish? That is an absolute should to take a look at. In spite of everything, the North Finish is likely one of the best pizza neighborhoods within the metropolis, if not probably the most aggressive. O’Cheese prepares 12 and 16-inch skinny crust pies that can seemingly satiate each the traditionalists (Margherita, Veggie Lovers, and Meat Lovers) in addition to pizza creatives. Their How Dare You ($15.95) options buffalo rooster, jalapeño, banana peppers, and ranch, whereas their Whatchamacallit is piled excessive with sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, onions, peppers, and mushrooms ($17.95). O’Cheese additionally serves pizzas devoted to Boston sports activities groups, together with The Celtics (sausage, onion, and inexperienced peppers from $14.95) and The Patriots (shaved steak, onions, peppers, and mushrooms from $15.95). The menu extends past pies with different doughy favorites like calzones in addition to wings, tenders, burgers, cold and warm subs, and pastas.

261 North St.
Now open

Anticipation has been constructing for this veritable Thai eatery in Central Sq. due to the steaming bowls of broth and noodles teased by What A Soup’s Instagram web page. “We’re dedicated to providing you an genuine style, making you are feeling as in case you’re having fun with a well-liked noodle dish in Thailand,” reads a caption beneath a mouthwatering picture of Thai Boat Noodle soup – historically made with pork and beef, soy sauce, in addition to different spices and pickled bean curd. The Thai-owned restaurant explains in a earlier publish that their signature Thai Boat Noodle soup with its wealthy, luxurious broth is “a ardour venture cultivated over years.” The soup shall be served in personalised bowls from Thailand. What A Soup additionally teased their Moo Krob, or Thai crispy pork, which they describe as a “pleasant mixture of crispy, crunchy pores and skin and tender, succulent meat.” 

125 River St., Cambridge
Opens: Late December

Widowmaker opened its second everlasting location in Brighton. – Courtesy

Ryan Lavery and Colin Foley began Widowmaker Brewing as a homebrewing extracurricular earlier than they opened their first location in Braintree in 2017. Over time, Widowmaker has debuted seasonal beer gardens in Quincy and Braintree, nevertheless, this fall, opened its second everlasting location within the Brighton neighborhood. The taproom includes a brewhouse with 50 beer barrels of fermentation house, in addition to a kitchen operated by Bone & Bread, the unique farm-to-street-foot impressed meals truck launched by John Brennan and David James in 2021 that turned a staple at Widowmaker Braintree each Thursday; now they’ve a permanent new house. “They method meals in an analogous manner that we method beer,” Ryan Lavery, founding father of Widowmaker stated. “At all times keen to take a brand new method at their requirements and keen to take unknown leaps figuring out their masterful talent will result in an important product when it will get positioned in entrance of a buyer.” Bone & Bread’s specialties embrace a collection of gourmand ramen noodles, like chili garlic crisp noodles ($15) and French onion ramen ($16) in addition to numerous bar sides and snacks beginning at $8, and sandwiches that run the gamut from a Korean road corn canine ($8) to a brewery burger ($13) and a Karaage rooster sandwich with sake and soy brined rooster. Brennan says his favourite pairing in the mean time is the Billy Birria Tacos (braised goat tacos) with Widowlager (pilsner). “Widowlager is gentle, crisp and a flavorful beer that stands out alone,” stated Brennan. “It cuts by way of the richness of the goat; warmth of the chilies and the crispness of the pilsner enhances the contemporary lime.”

190 North Beacon St., Brighton
Now Open