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Local favorite Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli to open his own spot: Alcove

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What do you get when you mix Craigie on Main with Island Creek Oyster Bar, Eastern Standard, and a dash of the East Coast Grill? We might soon find out.

Pedigreed hospitality figure Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli will open Alcove in spring 2018 at Boston’s Lovejoy Wharf, says a representative. He became well known to local diners over the years at Eastern Standard, where he mixed drinks alongside cocktail guru Jackson Cannon, and as Craigie on Main’s bar manager.

He also served as general manager and oversaw the wine program at Kenmore Square’s Island Creek Oyster Bar — and worked in various positions for his uncle, Chris Schlesinger, at the old East Coast Grill.


A release promises that Alcove will be a culmination of those experiences.

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