Food & Drink

Take a Look Inside Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar

We stopped in before the grand opening of the new Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar for some photos of the unique restaurant space with white marble, a patio lounge and fire pits. Every table inside and out has a view of the Boston skyline at the completely renovated and expanded location formerly occupied by Ida’s Ristorante. A passing summer thunderstorm Read More…

Food & Drink

DePasquale’s “Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar” Opening at Former “Ida’s” With New Patio Lounge

North End restauranteur, Frank DePasquale, has announced that the new Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar will open on July 29, 2015 in the redeveloped space formerly occupied by Ida’s Ristorante. The new location at 3 Mechanic Street (off Hanover next to Bricco) will feature a dining room for 60 with a patio that seats another Read More…

Community Event Notices Food & Drink Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Council Supports Proposals for Urban Cantina, 106 Prince St. and Acqua; Hears from RUFF

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) met on April 14, 2014 to discuss and consider several community initiatives. A summary of the issues discussed and the results for voting items are shown below. (The numbers in parenthesis refer to times in the above video so you can jump to areas of interest.) (00:00) Read More…

Food & Drink

Acqua Seafood Grille at Mechanic Court Receives Supportive Vote For Expanded Restaurant From Residents’ Association

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 28-6 in support of a proposal by North End restauranteur Frank DePasquale, represented by attorney William Ferullo, regarding a zoning variance proposal for Full Comp. Inc., d/b/a Acqua Seafood Grille, at 1 Mechanic Court. The meeting was on April 10, 2014 at the Nazzaro Community Center Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Changing Fortunes at Hanover & Mechanic Streets

The corner of Hanover and Mechanic Streets in Boston’s North End are seeing some comings and goings. The fortune teller business has vacated the space at 215 Hanover Street above the Dolce Vita restaurant. Psychic Sophia Anderson had been operating at the location since late 2009 after a controversial neighborhood process and sign dispute. No word Read More…

Event Notices Food & Drink

Residents’ Association Supports Frank DePasquale’s “Al Fresco” Proposal at Former “Ida’s” Site

Restauranteur Frank DePasquale has purchased the 26-seat restaurant formerly known as “Ida’s” and the buildings at 2 Mechanic Street and 11 Board Alley to create Bricco “Al Fresco” restaurant and outdoor patio. An application has been filed with the Boston Licensing Board to transfer the beer and wine license, add cordials and introduce a 48-seat Read More…