Sharp-eyed hounds have noticed a bit of a revival in South Boston of late, although, as mtm7654 puts it, “Not sure ‘revival’ is the appropriate term since that implies there was something there to revive!”

Chief amongst the neighborhood improvements is the opening of American Provisions, a gourmet shop with high aims and prices to match: “They carry an impressive selection of cheeses, many local, but also from all over the world, tons of fresh bread, meats, charcuterie, pastas and gourmet sauces, jams, dressings, etc.,” says cbw_chowfan. “They also sell Kickass Cupcakes (from the Somerville bakery) and a variety of other chocolates and treats.”

Cafe Mamtaz is another new addition, “really delicious Indian take-out/delivery,” says cbw. Also, “I’m pretty excited about the potential selection of beers on tap going in at the Local 149, if the owner’s other restaurant, The Biltmore in Newton, is any indication of things to come.”

American Provisions [South Boston/Southie]
613 E. Broadway, Boston

Cafe Mamtaz [South Boston/Southie]
87 L Street, Boston

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