Sweet opens this week on Beacon Hill (81 Charles St. at Pinckney Street). The cupcake shop replaces Isabelle’s Curly Cakes, a pastry shop run by chef Todd English’s daughter, Isabelle. Sweet owner Courtney Forrester promises 20 flavors of cupcakes, plus custom cakes, gluten- and nut-free pastries, and “pupcakes” for canines.
Bon Me food truck owner Patrick Lynch tells the Globe that he plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in Fort Point (313 Congress St. at Sleeper Street). The Vietnamese menu will be slightly different than at his Kendall Square and mobile locations, which specialize in banh mi and rice bowls. “We’re looking at some interesting evening options, and we’ll probably have a children’s menu since we’ll be so close to the Children’s Museum,” Lynch says. He expects a fall opening.
Metropolitan Club owner Kathy Sidell will close her Chestnut Hill flagship (1210 Boylston St. at Hammond Street) June 28, after 10 years in business. “In the end, we were not able to come to acceptable terms with the landlord. As a businesswoman, I had to make the most sound decision for the company and that was to let go and to move forward. The decision is indeed bittersweet,” she wrote on her
Facebook page. Sidell tells the Globe the popular grill will host “little surprises” leading up to the signoff and will reintroduce favorite dishes to say farewell. MET has locations in Back Bay, Dedham, Natick, and Nantucket. Sidell launches a Bethesda, Md., location this fall.
Government Center’s Ames Hotel debuts a restaurant June 1, replacing the Woodward. King St. Tavern (1 Court St. at Washington Street) will have two floors, live music, and an upstairs event space. A release promises “urban pub fare.”