Haymarket’s cheerful little Rosso B pizzeria (120 Blackstone St. at Hanover Street) has closed after a mere few months in business, owner Antonio Lucente-Stabile tells me. His restaurant’s Facebook page once claimed to serve “Boston’s best pizza”—and those crispy $2 slices really were tasty. For now, Stabile has no plans to get back into the restaurant game.
Keith Schubert, affable owner of vegan food truck Taco Party, will bring tofu and tempeh tacos to Somerville’s Ball Square this summer (711 Broadway at Boston Avenue). Schubert tells me that he’ll open a 20-seat, counter-service restaurant with takeout, delivery, and an in-house bakery. “Having a restaurant will let me double the size of the menu and put back some of the items that people get mad when I take off,” he says. Sabertooth Vegan Bakery will provide sweets.
In other taco news, Alden & Harlow chef Michael Scelfo has opened Central Square’s Naco Taco (297 Massachusetts Ave. at Village Street) with restaurateurs Alex Tannenbaum and Brian Lesser. On an unusual menu: offal and fried smelt tacos, crispy pigs’ ear chilaquiles, and grilled carrot and smoked almond salsa.
One more taco tip: Anna’s Taqueria will sell a Breslow burrito (grilled steak, cheese, rice, black beans, guacamole, and crumbled tortilla chips) for charity until the end of the month at each location. With every purchase, $3 goes to Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow’s Strike 3 Foundation for childhood cancer research.
Fan Pier’s Committee restaurant (50 Northern Ave. at Courthouse Way) is gearing up for a June opening. Greek chef, TV host, and cookbook author Diane Kochilas will help launch the Mediterranean spot. A rep says that beverage director Peter Szigeti will helm a drinks program that presents cocktails in a “theatrical way,” so bottom’s up.
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