Friday, April 06, 2007

News: New Restaurants Opening in Lower Dot

There is word on the street (mainly from the Dorchester Reporter and a new sign Chris saw today when he got his hair cut at Adian's Barbershop) that some new restaurants are coming to Peabody Square and Lower Mills.

In Peabody Sqaure there appears to be several restuarant related developments says the Dorchester Reporter. First Chris Douglass (the owner of Ashmont Grill) is opening a new hip and casual pizza and pasta restaurant in the new Carruth building (a six story eco-friendly building currently being built and opening in early 2008) near the new Ashmont station. Douglass hopes to serves a simpler and less expensive menu than the Ashmont Grill. Second, the new Wainwright Bank opening in the Carruth is planning a café inside the bank, which should certainly add a needed place to stop for coffee. Finally, St. Mark’s Main Streets is working to get a new restaurant in the old location of the Tara Pub across the street, perhaps an ethnic restaurant, which is certainly missing from the square.

From the looks of it in Lower Mills there is a new restaurant called Mrs. Jones Soul Food opening soon on Dot Ave. next to Taste of Thailand. This would be awesome because we lack any soul food in the neighborhood! Keep your eyes on this one.

7 comments:

Marc said...

Any idea on when Mrs. Jones might be opening? I can't wait! Lower Mills definitely needs some more restaurants.

Chris & Erin said...

We don't know when it will open, but if you look in the window it appears to be coming along. The sooner the better!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Mrs. Jones opened this weekend. Any idea what the menu looks like?

Chris & Erin said...

We haven't seen a menu yet. Chris stopped in right before they opened and the owners said they would have menus in a few days. We are hoping to try Mrs. Jones sometime this week and write up our experience soon. Let us know if you try it and what you think...

Anonymous said...

I love Soul Food but live on the other side of town and can't find any info on this place. Did Mrs. Jones open, and does anyone know the tel. #?

Chris & Erin said...

Mrs. Jones is open. We called 411 the other day to get their number and 411 gave us (617) 696-0180. We called and no one answered, but it wasn't during supper time so perhaps they were closed.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Jones Soulfood Rest. has opened..2255 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester Ma. Tel:# 617-696-0180...This is some of the best food I have tasted in years..I love soul food and this is the closest thing Ive had to Grandmas cooking..Try the pork chops smothered in gravy...melt in your mouth..or the ribs..the collard greens..The rice and beans..The cornbread..Thats it..I'm hungry just talking about it...I'm getting in my car right now to go back there again...The owners are very friendly..and down to earth..The prices are good and the servings are great...From what I understand they are open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 8:00pm...Get there early because the food is so good they run out of some items on the menu fast..You owe it to yourself to try his place out..