Coming soon: Josh Lewin and Katrina Jazayeri from Union Square’s Juliet will open a new restaurant at the upcoming boutique Whitney Hotel (170 Charles St. at Cambridge Street) this spring. Peregrine will serve a Mediterranean menu, focusing on dishes from Sardinia, Sicily, and Corsica. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lewin got his culinary start in the same neighborhood, as chef at the Beacon Hill Bistro.
The Back Bay’s Towne restaurant will become Rochambeau (900 Boylston St. at Dalton Street), a brasserie and café. Towne closed in January. The revamped space will be open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner, says a rep. Dine on coq au vin, steak frites, and homemade croissants on a 65-seat patio. It opens in May, run by the Lyons Group (Scampo, Sonsie).
Openings: Southie specialty market American Provisions has opened a Dorchester branch (1961-1981 Dorchester Ave. at Fuller Street). Stock up on wine, beer, cheese, charcuterie, and an impressive array of hot sauces. They also serve sandwiches.
The Street Chestnut Hill (33 Boylston St.) adds another restaurant with the opening of Chilacates, a Jamaica Plain-based Mexican restaurant. Enjoy moderately priced tacos, tortas, and enchiladas against the backdrop of a Frida Kahlo mural for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The Street has added several new dining options lately, including Ronsky’s (an Italian-inspired café) and Tender Greens (local, healthy salads, sandwiches, and entrees).
Closings: Sad news for those who enjoy roadside carnival fare (and, really, who doesn’t?): Dedham’s Roadworthy (125 Washington St. at Eastbrook Road) will serve its last meal on Feb. 17. The restaurant was not a cardiologist’s dream: fans enjoyed biscuits, chili, fried chicken, fried ravioli, and turkey bacon ranch egg rolls. “Thank you to all of you for taking the ride and helping Roadworthy to become the gem that it was when it ended,” wrote owners Geoff and Lori Janowski in a farewell social media message.
Collaborations: Cambridge’s New City Microcreamery (403 Massachusetts Ave. at Main Street) partners with Sweet Bakery for a cupcake collaboration — grab their cupcakes on weekends (Fridays too) at the creamery. They’ll begin to serve sweets every day come spring.
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