Anyone have info on the Highland Cafe space in Malden?
This much I know from walking by and peering in the windows, and talking to the contractors:
It will open as another pizza/pasta restaurant (snore, unless they can replicate Highland Cafe pizza in all its glory).
Renovations appear to be ongoing.
They redid the bar with what appears to be granite and I saw a tap for *gasp* Stella Artois (not a bad sign).
I am very interested in when and what will be happening in this space!
I went on Wednesday. The pizza was positively transcendent. I could not have been happier. We also had a fried artichoke appetizer that was just okay (canned artichoke hearts, meh).
The wine list was actually really interesting. They had Oyster Bay Sauv Blanc (a favorite budget white of mine) and a red wine from The Hitching Post (from Sideways), which is surely not something you see in Malden everyday.
I am excited to try some of the pastas.
A month or so ago they had a small sign in the window which stated it was going to be a family run Italian restaurant... maybe they can take Bambino's place... I am hoping it's not just another pizza joint- between Malden/Medford every other store front is a pizza joint!