MOOYAH Burgers to Pitch Neighborhood Group on Jackson Square Restaurant

A Texas-based burger and shake chain will make its case to the neighborhood next week to open an outpost of its fast-casual concept in Jackson Square. MOOYAH Bugers, Fries & Shakes seeks to open at 225 Centre St. That's the large building right next to the Jackson Square T where it meets Columbus Avenue. The company, headquartered in Dallas, had originally planned to open its JP restaurant in April or May. MOOYAH representatives are scheduled to appear at the Tuesday, June 6 meeting of the JP Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee.

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Chilacates Opening Second Location on Centre Street

Popular Jamaica Plain taqueria Chilacates is opening a second location in the neighborhood, taking over the Centre Street space formerly occupied by the short-lived Pink Samurai dumpling house. A Chilacates employee at the taqueria's 224 Amory St. location confirmed to Jamaica Plain News that a second Chilacates will open at 658 Centre St. -- and that the Amory Street location will remain open as well. Chilacates, which opened in the summer of 2015, has quickly gained a loyal customer following who gravitate to their burritos, tacos and other Mexican specialties.

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Brassica Kitchen Now Serving Brunch

Delicious brunch news --sound the trumpets! Newly opened Brassica Kitchen + Cafe co-owners/co-chefs Jeremy Kean and Phil Kruta are pleased to announce that they are now offering Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. Located in a former luncheonette in Jamaica Plain across from the Forest Hills MBTA station, Brassica Kitchen + Cafe serves flavorfully fun French-American comfort fare, using locally grown, seasonal ingredients in unexpected ways with delicious results. Items from the inaugural brunch menu include:
Chicken and Waffles drizzled in hot sauce and maple syrup. Belgian Waffles served with raspberry compote and whipped maple butter.

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Eleanor Elias

Ellie Elias, Co-Founder of Sorella’s, 63

Eleanor "Ellie" Elias who founded Sorella's with her sister Antoinette "Toni" Elias, died Monday. She was 63. The Hyde Square restaurant has become an iconic part of Jamaica Plain. The sisters opened it in 1983, according to the Jamaica Plain Gazette. As the Gazette points out, the name Sorella's means "sisters."

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James’s Gate Has Closed

Pour one out for James's Gate: The Irish pub on South Street has seemingly served the JP community for the final time. According to a sign posted on its doors this afternoon:
Dear faithful patrons,
We regret to inform you James's Gate had to close its doors. Thank you all for all your support over the years. We will miss all and hope to see you around the JP community. Sincerely,
James's Gate staff.

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