Onions! Either I’ve missed it, in which case mea culpa, or there was no March thread started.
I wanted to share the news that Sassafrass in Ball Square, Somerville announced that they are closing. From their webpage:
It’s with a heavy heart that we unfortunately have decided to close. Because as it stands now, we have become a financially unsustainable business. The closure of the Broadway Bridge only adds to that issue. We have sadly decided to close our doors and are taking steps to evaluate our future. We appreciate our loyal customers and thank you for your support of Sassafras and Eat at Jumbos over the years.
Now, I have the utmost sympathy for the restaurants in the area of the bridge closure but I have to point out that Grover was selling a $17 impossible burger, and had waitstaff who weren’t the least bit excited about the fairly niche dining experience, and in fact bordered on rude and incompetent. We ate there a few months back and I never got around the writing it up because although the burger was tasty (as was the fried un-chicken sandwich) the review would have been pretty negative, and would have concluded with our family walking out after the meal saying “90 days til they close- max.”
I miss Eat at Jumbo’s and their excellent whole wheat pizza crust, but Sassafrass’s closure was a foregone conclusion, bridge or no.