You know the drill, folks, here’s where we put up the hopeful and the hopeless restaurants for the month of September in this most terrible of years.
This past week brought two brutal blows down upon two longtime places in Mass where I ate many a meal as a child with my family. Carbone’s, a classic red sauce Italian joint in Hopkington is shuttering after 87 years in business. And down in Foxboro, they’ve issued demolition permits for the Lafayette House where the original and oldest part of the structure was put up in 1784. Most of the rest of it was put up piecemeal over the years, but that sure is the end of an era. I remember steaks and white tablecloths in that place.