I'm sad to report that dear neighbor and old friend On the Park restaurant (corner of Shawmut and Union Park in the South End) is closing soon. The owner is selling, and the new owners' concept looks kind of Bertucci's-ish (ick): salads-pasta-pizza.
A big, big, bummer, in my view. This place epitomizes the kind of small restaurant I cherish: a fine, unpretentious, neighborhood place with real creativity and soul in the cooking. Do yourself a favor: get dinner or brunch there before it's gone. I know I'm really going to miss it.