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Week in Review: New Puerto Rican Restaurant, Public Art Unveiled

The following are the top articles on South End Patch from May 27 to May 31, 2013: Police: Man Sold Heroin to Undercover Officers on Harrison Ave Boston Police arrested a JP man on drug possession and distribution charges. New Puerto Rican Restaurant Opens in South End Find out what’s on the menu at the South End’s newest Spanish restaurant. South End to Get New Public Art on Friday Local award-winning artist David Phillips, known for his public art at Boston Common, will unveil a new sculpture at the Animal Rescue League. What Sold in the South End: Union Park Condo for $ 920K Check out a few of the properties that sold this week in the Boston area. 10 Boston Hot Spots for Crime These 10 Boston areas, including one in the South End, have been identified for intense Boston Police enforcement, quality of life and services focus. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

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New Puerto Rican Restaurant Opens in South End

15 years after he closed his Spanish restaurant business, chef and restaurant owner Angel Carrasquillo is right back where he started. A few weeks ago, Carrasquillo opened Mana Escondido Cafe at 68 Aguadilla St. in the South End, in the exact space that used to house his former restaurant, Pioneer, in the ’90s.  Carrasquillo ran Pioneer for five years before deciding to sell it and start a 15-year career in the property management business in Boston. But three years ago when he was laid off from that position, his mind returned to owning his own restaurant again.  “The owner of the building gave me a call to see if I wanted to come back to the restaurant business, and I guess it was a perfect timing because that same week I was laid off from my job,” he said. “So I jumped into the opportunity to come back. It’s like déjà vu.” Carrasquillo said that restaurants have been in his family for generations, and still are. His grandmother owned three restaurants in Puerto Rico, and now he, his wife, their parents and their two children are all working at the new restaurant.  The menu features a mix of Spanish breakfast, lunch and dinner food with 90 percent or so Puerto Rican, and a few signature items from the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Carrasquillo said the current top seller is Alcapurria, a snack food that’s yam, green banana and crab or beef.  Carrasquillo said that 15 years after his last restaurant, he’s made a lot of changes, but still knows customer base.  “My clientele know pretty much what they want,” he said, noting that he’s still altering the menu to fit the need of the neighborhood.  Despite the restaurant being tucked away on a small side street of Tremont Street, Carrasquillo said that since the restaurant’s opening business has been good, and he even has plans to expand to outdoor seating and a Spanish buffet.  “The neighbors have supporting the restaurant and and so far so good,” he said.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 30, 2013 at 11:10 am

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