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Nov 19, 2013 12:14 PM

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.