The team behind Mike & Patty's recently launched an afternoon/evening restaurant serving smash burgers and chicken sandwiches within the same space at 388 Centre St. Right now the new restaurant, Up & Down, is open Thursday to Sunday from 4 to 10 pm. Mike & Patty's is open 8 am to 2 pm Monday through Sunday. Among the burgers, fries and appetizers, the menu includes:
Taki Melt: two smashed beef patties, fried cheese patty, salsa roja and taki dust on our Flourhouse milk roll. Oklahoma Thunder: two smashed beef patties, two slices of american cheese and grilled onions on our Flourhouse milk roll
Phuct fries: golden crispy french fries served 'Savage Style' with housemade cheese whiz, phuct sauce and caramelized onions
Spicy Clucker: house-battered fried chicken breast, spicy chili, lettuce, house-made pickles and kewpie mayo on our Flourhouse milk roll
Mayor Michelle Wu joined the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain at the site of the former Blessed Sacrament Church to announce $67 million in new recommended funding to create and preserve more than 800 income-restricted units of housing in eight Boston neighborhoods. Three of the 17 projects selected to receive funding are located in Jamaica Plain. All of the proposed projects meet the city's standards for zero-emissions buildings and represent transit-oriented, green development. The three JP projects include:
Pennrose Development and the Hyde Square Task Force will redevelop the former Blessed Sacrament Church with $6,250,000 in funding. The development team will create 55 mixed-income units of rental housing and a new performance space for the Hyde Square Task Force Creative Arts Program.
A high-end Italian restaurant, a breakfast sandwich shop, and a boba tea spot -- Jamaica Plain has several new restaurants offering very different fare. Claire Makley and Luke Fetbroth opened Tonino on Oct. 20 in the former Little Dipper space (669A Centre St.) in partnership with local restauranteur David Doyle and his wife, Mari Pérez-Alers. Tonino is an Italian restaurant inspired by the trattorias, enotecas and aperitivo bars of the smaller neighborhoods surrounding Rome’s city center. The menu includes tomato pie, which has a direct influence from Fetboth's childhood trips to Philadelphia.
Looking for family-friendly fun on Halloween? Join Hyde Square Task Force for our annual Latin Quarter Halloween Festival on October 31. Come by for games and activities, prizes, arts and crafts, a photo booth, treats, and more on the Blessed Sacrament Plaza (361 Centre St.) from 4-6 pm. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.
Douglas and his wife Shantel Salazar started their Tex Mex style food truck Across the Border in 2018, and any day they will be opening their first brick and mortar restaurant in Hyde Square. While not strictly vegan or vegetarian by any means, Across the Border proudly touts its Tex Mex vegan and vegetarian options. That includes vegan tacos that utilize a vegan beef crumble or vegan chicken. The Boston vegan burrito includes tater tots, vegan chicken or beef crumble, pico de gallo, guacamole, vegan cheese, jalapenos, and you can add spicy sweet chili Doritos or Fritos. A star element of the menu is some of America's most popular snacks: a variety of different flavors of Cheetos, Doritos, and Fritos.
Ever wonder about the history of Hyde Square, Green Street, or Stony Brook? Learn about those neighborhoods and other JP areas through the Jamaica Plain Historical Society's history walking tours series. This is 27th season of JPHS' historic walking tours. All tours are free to the public, and the series kicks of May 14 with a tour Monument Square. The tours are mostly on Saturdays at 11 am, although there are a few Sunday tours this summer.
The Old Havana restaurant has closed its doors for the last time. Located between Hyde Square and Jackson Square at 349 Centre St., the restaurant was noticeably not open for lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. A source who spoke with the restaurant's owner told Jamaica Plain News that their lease was not renewed. The owners said there was no plan to move the restaurant to another location. Open since 2013, Old Havana offered traditional Cuban cuisine.
A restaurant known for its delicious breakfast sandwiches looking to open in Jamaica Plain is seeking investors through crowdsourcing. Mike & Patty's owners Ania Zaroda and Michael Gurevichis are looking to open its fourth location, and its first in Jamaica Plain. They signed a 5-year lease in February 2021 for Sorella's old location in Hyde Square. Their investment target is $100,000 by March 22, 2022, and if they don't meet this investment target by that date, all crowdsourcing investors will receive a full refund, according to Mike & Patty's mainvest.com page. As of Jan.
Jamaica Plain's Core Empowerment Social Justice Cannabis Museum is collaboration with the city to offer a series of free introductory informational sessions on the cannabis industry. The objective of the January sessions is to increase equity amongst Boston based cannabis licensees and applicants. “As we build a cannabis industry in our city, it’s crucial to uplift the communities that have lived the harms of previous marijuana laws and enforcement,” said Mayor Michelle Wu via press release. “I encourage all interested entrepreneurs to use these resources to ensure equitable growth for this emerging industry.”
Boston passed an ordinance establishing equitable regulation of the cannabis industry in 2019. That ordinance developed policies and procedures to encourage communities disproportionately by the War on Drugs, such as Black and Latino communities, to own dispensaries.
After 11 years, Boston City Council President Pro Tempore and District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley is moving on from City Hall and is very excited about what the future brings. O'Malley spoke to Jamaica Plain News about his proudest accomplishments, unsung constituent services, and what's next for him. This is an edited version of the conversation. https://twitter.com/MattOMalley/status/1463893405604401160
Q: Tell us about your new job and what does it entail? O'Malley: I was named the Chief Sustainability Officer of Vicinity.