East by Northeast
Classying-up Chinese food into small, experimental, course-by-course tasting plates was a bold culinary move. And even though the idea didn’t totally fly with patrons in the end, the chef at East by Northeast plans to open up a new Asian and Mediterranean concept in the former Hamersley's Bistro space in the South End.
We’re going to miss Hungry Mother's fusion of traditional French and comforting Southern fare, although thankfully the team (minus James Beard-award winning chef Barry Maiden) will stay together at nearby State Park. Maiden is still a busy dude, though: he's developing new concepts for the Hungry Mother space, and a Jewish deli, which will open where West Bridge (also RIP) once was.