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Tables: Tuscan Kitchen opens in the Seaport, plus healthy food in Southie
Restaurant news you can use.
By Kara Baskin
Openings: Tuscan Kitchen Seaport opens in the Seaport, as the name suggests, on Nov. 20. The 300-seat retreat on the second floor of the new One Seaport development has an 80-seat wine bar, an espresso bar, and a 2,000-square-foot private dining area. It’s overseen by founder and chief food taster — dream job? — Joe Faro. The restaurant serves fresh-baked breads, gelato, pasta, porterhouse for two, truffles shaved tableside, crudo, and more than 400 Italian wines for celebratory imbibing. There are other branches in New Hampshire and in Burlington.
Rogue has opened, bringing tropical drinks, sushi, and sushi pizza (baked sushi rice topped with fish) to the North Station area (222 Friend St. at Valenti Way), along with plenty of 80-inch TVs and, eventually, brunch.
The Broadway has opened in South Boston (732 East Broadway at L Street), serving an eclectic and healthy menu: wood-fired sweet corn pizza, shaved Brussels sprouts, and butternut, kale, and quinoa salad. Wash it all back with bourbon cider punch and 38-degree espresso martinis on tap. It replaces the Boston Beer Garden.
Rosie’s Bakery at Chestnut Hill’s The Street will make way for the Bagel Table (9 Boylston St. at Hammond Street), selling OMG! bagels. The brand specializes in unusual flavors like the Chestnut Hill (made from challah), jalapeno sriracha, and French toast. You’ll also find smoked fish, Pearl hot dogs, pastrami sandwiches, and cheesecake, plus some of Rosie’s signature baked goods. It opens in December.