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most missed recent closing?

for me, and although it was a decline over the past few years-Chez Henri was my go- to spot for dates( happily married 15+) & i picked the bar for our first official date.
what recent closing will you miss?
( Doo Wee& Rice too)

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  1. For me it's Sushi Island in Wakefield. It had been my go-to spot for excellent sushi and Japanese food for years. The good news is that I learned recently that Junji Aoki is about to open a new place in Marblehead. I can't wait!

    1. Cognac Bistro - my go to lunch place and "after Coolidge Corner" theater stop

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        1. re: teezeetoo

          Have you tried Dorado? Very, very different but one of the things I miss most about living in Brookline!

        2. For me it is the broadway diner. I just moved close to it, ate there twice and had amazing breakfasts...then it closed. :(

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          1. re: David_A

            I second the sushi island.. besides the food, miss akiko singing.. Also we still strongly miss Zaleks in Wakefield. Noone else can re-create the food that Peter and his mom made,especially fish, and it was almost like eating with family.. Also, not that we went in recent years, but miss the idea of the big green cactus and cows not being on Rte 1 anymore..

          2. us, we still haven't got over Danny Wisel's
            Armadillo (oooooh, the Gabriel Garcia Marquez plate) or Jim Becker's Rauxa.

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            1. re: opinionatedchef

              opchef, ur making me miss that place and I've never even been there! What and where was it?

              1. re: chompie

                armadillo was a southwestern/mexican restnt on Comm Ave 1-3 blocks up from Harvard across from that place called The House? sob.... I believe Danny is still the head of food services at the Musm of Science.

                Rauxa was a Spanish restnt in the Union Sq basement space just previously occupied by Elephant Walk, and now Precinct. sigh. foie gras w/ sherry; fried squid, scallops, shrimp w/ romesco sauce.....Last time I knew, the multi talented Jim Becker teaches and also leads local No End and Chtown tours for Michelle Topor.

                1. re: opinionatedchef

                  Well if you're going to go there, I'll have to say Eat.

                  1. re: dulce de leche

                    going far back, I really miss Eat and Rauxa, too. I saved all of my printed Rauxa menus and drool over them every once in a while.Jim Becker was a genius of Spanish cooking!

                    1. re: Madrid

                      We still talk fondly of those two places in my household, too.


              1. Missing Lam's in Newton a lot.

                1. I still miss after all these years Uncle Pete's... they had the best BBQ and hot wings around.

                  I also miss Bambino's in Malden...

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                  1. re: MeffaBabe

                    I was going to mention Uncle Pete's too. I had just found this place 2 months before it closed. Loved the sauce on the ribs!

                    1. re: MeffaBabe

                      I miss Uncle Pete's hot wings too...

                      The one place I miss the most, and not so recent also is Reef Cafe - Allston Right about this time of year they served an amazing pumpkin kibbeh that I can just about taste right now! Got to try making some.

                      1. I usually find it hard to complain about closings, as most places I sorta like but closed I didn't give much business to, or we still have a lot of worthy alternatives, so we're relatively blessed. Thailand Cafe, maybe? Cambridge is sort of hurting for traditional Sichuan these days.


                        1. Speed's -- while it was not the typical closing, I already miss it and almost said," while we have a car, let's stop by Speed's" last week.

                          I once called a visit to the truck in Newmarket Sq a rite of passage for Boston food lovers. And, it was. I felt that I was more a part of the food scene in Boston after I had my first Speed dog and understood why everyone raved about it.

                          I also gained greater respect for those who had directed me to this Boston institution.

                          RIP Gregg, you brightened many a day for me and others.


                            1. Peter's Deli on Broad Street in the Fi Di - my fav lunch place - best Spinach Pie and Salad I've ever had. I saw the guy in an elevator somewhere a few years back, and he told me where he had set up shop - I forget now, but it was somewhere outside of my stomping grounds - gonna' say a Watertown-ish/Waltham-ish place.

                              1. Doo Wee for sure. It was cheap, delicious, and a 7 minute walk from my house. Of course it closed. I know he's opening back up but Allston is much, much more of an ordeal for me than a quick jaunt to Powderhouse Square.

                                1. I would add Sun's cafe in North Cambridge. Their eclectic Korean/Japanese/Thai menu was delicious and the owners were the salt of the earth. I think about them wheneverI pass that strip of stores near Pemberton market.

                                  1. Not too recent or a closing per se, but when Scelfo left North Street Grill I was pretty bummed.

                                    1. Always enjoyed UpStairs on the Square, as well as Chez Henri. Also was very sad to see Gargoyles go, as it was my local for quite a while.