Restaurant Alert: Jamaica Mi Hungry to Open in Jackson Square

Jamaica Plain has an amazing array of cuisines and soon it'll have a new type as the Boston area Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck is planning on opening a brick and mortar store in Jackson Square. Jamaica Mi Hungry, which has a brick and mortar store in New Hampshire, would be opening its first Boston area storefront at 225 Centre St. That location had been the home to Mooyah Burgers, Fries and Shakes, which closed in November, after only being open since June 2017. Jamaica Mi Hungry is the creation of chef Ernie Campbell, who grew up in Jamaica, and honed his culinary skills at country clubs, hotels and schools. He decided that Boston was missing the cooking that he grew up with and decided to start his own food truck.

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Video: ‘Thriller’ Flash Mob with Boston Symphony Orchestra & Pops in Jamaica Plain

This Halloween in Jamaica Plain wasn't just costumed kids going from house-to-house asking for candy. This year, professional musicians and dancers made their way across JP creating flash mobs in an homage to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Jamaica Plain's Hoopla Productions collaborated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops to produce several flash mobs for Halloween outside of Symphony Hall and in various locations in Jamaica Plain, said Hoopla's Mindy Fried to Jamaica Plain News. Hoopla Productions also organizes the popular Jamaica Plain Porchfest. Ali Pierre-Etienne choreographed the dancing, which was accompanied by the professional musicians, who also got into the zombie performance with makeup and some dance moves.

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Celebrate Hyde Square Task Force’s Birthday with Fundraiser on Oct. 18

The Hyde Square Task Force is turning 27 on October 18th and wants you to celebrate with them. Celebrate the Task Force's birthday at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes and help to amplify the power, creativity, and voices of youth so they can build a just and equitable Boston. A portion of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to Hyde Square Task Force all day at the Mooyah (225 Centre St.). Make sure to let the cashier know that you are participating in the fundraiser by showing a Hyde Square Task Force social media post, email or flyer when you order. Social media posts can be found on Instagram @hydesquaretf and Facebook as Hyde Square Task Force.

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JP Porchfest is July 7th: Get Ready for 170 Performances on 90 Porches!

The 5th Annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest this Saturday will be more awesome than the previous four as it will include music, theater, dance, spoken word, storytelling, comedy, circus arts and a politicians' porch. "We have 90 generous porch hosts this year – that is, folks who offer their porches to performers. In some cases, people perform on their own porches, but they often welcome others," said Mindy Fried, co-organizer with Marie Ghitman and Eli Pabon. "And in many cases, porch hosts simply offer their porches to whomever we assign to their porches, of course taking into consideration their available space, and if they have any special requests." Click on the map of porches to see a description of all of the performances (courtesy JP Porchfest).

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MOOYAH Now Open in Jackson Square; Burgers, Fries and Lots of Shakes

There's a new burger, fries and shakes joint in JP after Texas-based MOOYAH opened its first Boston franchise this week in Jackson Square. “We are fresh, never-frozen burgers, grilled or fried chicken salads, sweet potato fries, hand-cut French fries, milkshakes, turkey burgers, lean green options and more,” said Jay Hummer, Development Agent for MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, to Jamaica Plain News earlier this year. And if you like shakes, MOOYAH is the place for you. They offer a variety of milkshakes including: Hershey’s Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookie Dough, Reese’s PB Cups, Mint Chocolate Chip, Oreo, M&M’s, Banana, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana. “We’re excited for the [JP] location due to the residents and T riders, and the redevelopment that has brought more life to the area,” said Hummer.

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