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New Restaurant in Lower Mills?

hiddenboston Apr 18, 2007 07:30 AM

I seem to remember reading something about a new dining spot coming to Lower Mills in Dorchester--is it a bbq place, or maybe Southern-style food? Anyone have any info? I did a search but came up with nothing. Thanks!

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  1. MichaelB RE: hiddenboston Apr 18, 2007 08:00 AM

    I haven't heard or seen anything, although it would certainly be great news. Common Ground just re-opened after a few weeks renovation - could that be it? Only other thing I can think of would be Poppa B's, as they're a soul food/barbecue restaurant, but they're on Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan, not really near Lower Mills. l'll keep a lookout for something new, though -- would love to have more options in the neighborhood.

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      hiddenboston RE: MichaelB Apr 18, 2007 08:04 AM

      Actually, I just found info on the place. It will be a Southern-style, soul food restaurant called Mrs. Jones, and I think it will be right in the heart of Lower Mills. Definitely much-needed, as Lower Mills doesn't have a whole lot in the way of restaurants at this point in time.

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        C. Hamster RE: hiddenboston Apr 18, 2007 09:06 AM

        When will it open?

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          hiddenboston RE: C. Hamster Apr 18, 2007 09:07 AM

          Not sure. I think it will be soon, though. I may be driving through Lower Mills tonight, so I'll see if there is a sign in the storefront.

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            C. Hamster RE: hiddenboston Apr 18, 2007 09:11 AM

            It'll be a great addition. Tnx for letting us know.

      2. re: MichaelB
        trufflehound RE: MichaelB Apr 18, 2007 05:44 PM

        3 doors down from Common Ground

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          tomaneng RE: trufflehound Apr 18, 2007 05:50 PM

          Man I miss Common Ground from my days living near. The food was nothing to speak of but I always felt like I walked into this alternate Hollywood universe with scenery straight out of the Hobbit and waitstaff comprised of extras from Witness. BTW, what is the name of that terrific ice cream parlour a few doors down? I was trying to remember to tell someone but couldn't come up with the name.

          1. re: tomaneng
            SeaSide Tomato RE: tomaneng Apr 18, 2007 07:10 PM

            Is it the Icecream Smith?

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              tomaneng RE: SeaSide Tomato Apr 18, 2007 08:10 PM

              Yes, that's it! They made the most incredible lemon icecream.

              1. re: tomaneng
                hiddenboston RE: tomaneng Apr 19, 2007 06:05 AM

                The Ice Cream Smith is great. Excellent red raspberry ice cream there! Once the weather gets nice, I hope to bike from Pope John Paul Park in Neponset over to Lower Mills, grab a cone, and sit by the river and get some sun. Ahhhh, spring...

                1. re: tomaneng
                  SeaSide Tomato RE: tomaneng Apr 19, 2007 06:50 PM

                  I will have to go back there-I hate to say I haven't been there since my teens, too long ago!! Lemon icecream sounds great!!

        2. C. Hamster RE: hiddenboston Apr 19, 2007 09:39 AM

          Well, y'all got me jonesing for Thai because of this so I picked some up and looked at the Mrs. Jones location. Just a sign over the door and papered over windows. Didn't look like opening day was imminent.

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