Menotomy Grill & Tavern
Once upon a time, Arlington was a dry town. On June 10 it welcomed its very own tavern, perched on the Cambridge line at 25 Mass. Ave. Menotomy Grill & Tavern is helmed by longtime Chez Henri chef Mark Thompson and restaurateur Billy Lyons. The 150-seat restaurant, complete with a summertime patio and a cozy winter fireplace, has a people-pleasing menu that skips across various cuisines (and, crucially, includes fried pickles).
Carb lovers rejoice: We hear that popular enoteca Nebo plans a relaunch “by late June,” per a rep, at 520 Atlantic Ave. Sisters Carla and Christine Pallotta shuttered their original North End location in March for a bigger space, saddening TD Garden habitues who relied on the restaurant for post-game pizza. Their loss is the Greenway’s gain: The sisters plan to expand the menu thanks to a larger kitchen.
Expect more seafood on the new menu, with dishes like branzino, squid ink pasta with salt cod confit, and cioppino with lobster, shrimp, calamari, mussels, and smelt in a spicy tomato broth. They’re also adding 10 new pizzas to the roster: Look for lardo (lardo, mushrooms, caramelized onion, sage, mozzarella), pugliese (buratta, San Marzano tomatoes, basil, evoo), and a spicy smashed broccoli pie with sweet sausage and mozzarella.
The executive sous chef at one of the city’s swankiest restaurants is heading to Posto in Davis Square. A rep for Posto tells us that Chef Wyatt Maguire, once the executive sous chef at Barbara Lynch’s four-star restaurant Menton, is now executive chef at Posto.
It seems like an effort by owner Joseph Cassinelli to brand Posto as more than just a pizzeria. With the lineup change comes new focus on menu items beyond pie: Look for an expanded selection of antipasti, handmade pastas, and wood-fired entrees, plus an enhanced cocktail program with tipples like pitchers of Aperol Spritz and housemade limoncello. The new menu debuts next week.
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