Hot Box, Bow Market, Somerville


#1

Oh, thanks for the info. Very helpful.
I agree that Hot Box should have info somewhere, especially since they tout themselves as a “late night experience” on the website but don’t include hours. Is that late night only, or in addition to earlier hours? We love bar pizza, but I certainly won’t trek to Somerville if there’s a chance of them not being open. It’s annoying.


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#2

Agreed on the hours. I’d also like to see a menu posted to gauge the offerings and prices. That would probably be a priority for me before getting shirts and merchandise up on the site. The photo of the sandwich on Eater and the quoted price does look promising though. I love a good north style roast beef sandwich and it would be great to have another local option. Skampa is pretty good, but not on the level of some of the best north shore joints IMO. I am definitely not looking for any elevated (or bastardized) versions though. I’m talking about places like Cusser’s in the South End. Calling that sandwich north shore style is an affront.


#3

fwiw, the single thing that Hot Box does have on its Instagram is a pic of the menu:


#4

decided to split this off from the pizza thread for clarity’s sake. hopefully soon one of us will suss out when they are actually open and can review it here.


#5

finally, Boston magazine today has some Hot Box specs in their weekend preview: “The plan at Hot Box is to start serving around 4 p.m. on weekdays and noon on weekends, until the food runs out, with solid hours set by the grand opening on September 27, says chef-owner Mike Gurevich.”


#6

I can now report from the front that these hours as stated to a Boston publication by Hot Box owner Mike Gurevich are not yet in effect. Walked up there after work today & got there around five and the place was closed up with no one in sight. Pretty much done with this place for now until they can get some set hours.

Also, Bow Market at five during the week for food is pretty much a wasteland.


#7

they were open and doing a steady business on saturday afternoon


#8

Bummer!


#9

okay glad they are open and doing steady business at some times.

I am a neighbor (I live closer to Sullivan than to Union, but a long-time neighbor nonetheless).

I love the idea of Bow Market, and I do understand the long-delayed roll-out, permitting, construction delays, delayed openings, supply and labor issues, etc. Bow Market is seriously in need of reliable information. Who is open when, what are they selling/serving when, it goes on and on. I get and appreciate that these are youngish entrepreneurs and lots of stuff needs to be worked out. But, it’s not hard to post updates.

Entrepreneur doesn’t need to = amateur. I’m done with it, too, even though I go by there several times a week. It makes Assembly look appealing, and Assembly is not appealing, to me.