The sad news hit Boston last Friday about the impending closure of Hungry Mother Restaurant. Of course, it’s not such good news for most of Boston since Hungry Mother is a household name. Everyone wants to have a bite of what’s cooking there.
Like it or not, the rumors are true. After rumors had hovered in the Boston air for some time, the popular southern restaurant in Cambridge’s Kendall Square took to the internet to announce that its doors will be closed to the public on July 3, 2015. This statement was made last Friday on its website.
In a revealing interview with John Kessen who is the co-owner of Hungry Mother, as well as the nearby State Park, it was made known that indeed there have already been countless calls from customers who have expressed a mixture of shock and sadness since the restaurant made this announcement.
According to the announcement, Barry Maiden, the award-winning chef, is leaving Hungry Mother to pursue other projects. At this point, customers would assume the exit of Barry Maiden is the reason behind the closure. Barry has been the strong pillar of the restaurant, having won James Beard award for “Best Chef” in the Northeast earlier this year.
So many awards have been won by Hungry Mother including Boston Magazine’s Best Restaurant – General Excellence in 2013. Obviously, Barry played major roles in making the restaurant chalk all these awards. Kessen, however, did not make any attempt to reveal the real reasons behind the closure. The exit creates a vacuum that would be difficult to fill, should the restaurant even decide to continue operating.
Meanwhile, the rest of the team at Hungry Mother would continue to operate the nearby State Park and develop a new “concept” in the Hungry Mother space.
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