Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Sets Sights on Boston Expansion

by Alice

Renowned upscale ice cream purveyor Van Leeuwen is bringing its artisanal treats to Boston with the announcement of three new scoop shops slated to open in the area this year. The New York City-based chain, celebrated for its classic flavors executed with finesse, alongside inventive vegan options and occasional forays into unique limited-edition creations, aims to enhance its presence in the Northeast.


According to a recent press release, Van Leeuwen will inaugurate its Boston journey with a store in Chestnut Hill, located within the bustling shopping hub, The Street at Chestnut Hill, scheduled to debut this spring. Subsequent openings include a Seaport shop, nestled at 131 Seaport Boulevard, anticipated to launch during the summer season, followed by a Harvard Square establishment at 1 Brattle Square, slated for unveiling in the fall.

With over 50 existing locations across the country, Van Leeuwen’s expansion into Boston underscores its commitment to delivering premium ice cream experiences to discerning palates.

Chef Karen Akunowicz Introduces Fox & Flight at Logan Airport

Logan Airport’s culinary landscape receives a flavorful boost with the debut of Fox & Flight, a playful offshoot of popular Boston Italian eateries Fox & the Knife and Bar Volpe, spearheaded by acclaimed Chef Karen Akunowicz. Situated within Terminal A, the 95-seat restaurant promises a delectable array of classic Italian fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

As of March 9, travelers passing through Terminal A can indulge in traditional favorites such as eggs and polenta, rigatoni Bolognese, and pork milanese, complemented by a comprehensive selection of cocktails, beer, and wine. The addition of Fox & Flight further elevates Logan’s culinary offerings, enhancing the airport experience for visitors and locals alike.

Seabiscuit Farewell: East Boston Pie Haven Bids Adieu

East Boston’s culinary landscape bids farewell to Seabiscuit, a beloved destination renowned for its savory pies, as owners Andrew and Greta Platt announce the closure of their cherished establishment. In a heartfelt Instagram post, the Platts express gratitude to loyal patrons while acknowledging the end of an era for Seabiscuit.

Customers have until March 14, coinciding with Pi Day, to savor Seabiscuit’s signature sausage rolls and braised lamb shank pies before the shop concludes its operations. The closure marks the end of a cherished chapter in East Boston’s culinary narrative, leaving behind fond memories and a legacy of delectable pies.

Mimi’s Chūka Diner Finds Permanent Residence at Aeronaut Brewing Company

Following its successful stint as a popular pop-up, Mimi’s Chūka Diner secures a permanent home within Somerville’s Aeronaut Brewing Company, signaling a new chapter for the acclaimed Japanese-Chinese fusion eatery. Co-founder Ted Woo reveals plans for an expanded menu, encompassing full-service dining, a curated bar offering snackable small plates, and a dedicated takeout menu.

Set to open in spring or early summer, the establishment promises to continue delighting patrons with its crispy gyoza and innovative interpretations of chūka ryōri. The transition to a permanent location heralds an exciting evolution for Mimi’s, inviting guests to indulge in a multifaceted dining experience within the vibrant community of Somerville.


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