Sad news from the North End: Boschetto’s Bakery (pictured: co-owner Mhamed Idroui, with Rita DeStefano) is shuttering after 110 years in business, due to a rent hike. The neighborhood institution’s last day was July 6. It will continue to sell some of its wares to commercial customers from Parziale’s Bakery on Prince Street.
Rumors have swirled that Les Zygomates and sister restaurant Sorriso are being sold by owner Ian Just, who also runs the newly opened Society on High. The chatter has raised questions about the fate of both spots. Les Zygomates Manager Samir Agchariou tells us that no changes are on the immediate horizon for either restaurant, saying that there’s been no “formal” news about a sale, just talks. And the bottom line, for fans of both Leather District mainstays, is that neither restaurant will close. “We’re not going anywhere,” Agchariou told us.
The Cronut craze swept the nation at the beginning of the summer, and now there’s a new permutation: the Bronut. Yes, the bronut. It’s a collaboration between the sinister minds at Union Square Donuts and Griddler’s Burgers & Dogs. Imagine: a Griddler’s burger patty, topped with a fried egg, encased by a maple-bacon glazed donut. Makes that Dunkin’ Donuts donut-bacon sandwich seem tame, really. Fittingly (and fortunately), they’re only available on weekends. Try one at Griddler’s, if you dare. They’re $6 apiece.
The food blog Eater this week had the scoop on yet another food truck’s arrival to Boston, this one called Wow Barbecue. Apparently not lacking in pride, it describes itself as serving “the only authentic BBQ lamb” in town. Look for its yellow awning on the red truck. Eater says it will serve Chinese barbecued lamb skewers, for $1.50 each, but the menu will expand to include “grilled tofu, cabbage, eggplant, and potato skewers.” Wow’s Facebook page says that for now, look for its truck on Boylston Street in Chinatown, by the BU Bridge, or the Northeastern campus.
The Common Ground has tentative plans to expand to Arlington. A rep tells us that nothing’s set in stone yet, but stay tuned. The prospect of disco fries on Mass Ave. is huge.