The “Malden Eats” dinner celebration heads to Tornado Restaurant & Lounge (2 Florence St.), a fairly new Malden restaurant serving “Asian-inspired tapas,” on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 781-388-3988 and reference the “Malden Reads” event. Two of the co-owners, Shanie Leung and Jenny Le, met at Malden High more than a decade ago. The duo saved their pennies from after-school jobs to open up their dream restaurant. And, yes, the name was inspired by Malden High’s “Golden Tornadoes” mascot. Sounds like a perfect storm.
One of the best ways to connect with people is over a good meal. We invite you to sample and enjoy new cuisines, mingle with fellow Maldonians, and support local businesses. We also encourage you to converse about the themes of this year’s Malden Reads program. Dinners are fixed price, and feature either buffet or à la carte menu. Beverages are not included. Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your seats in advance. Mention “Malden Reads event” when you call. If you cannot make your reservation, please cancel so that the next party on the waiting list can attend. Click here for details. Lantana Café $20 per person Monday, March 10, 7:00 p.m., 417 Salem St., Medford, 781-393-1930 Oya Cuban Café $20 per person Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m., 121 Exchange St., 781-322-1834 Tornado $20 per person Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m., 2 Florence St., 781-388-3988 Bossa Nova $20 per person Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m., 290 Main St., 781-605-3343 Gala dinner at Triangle with food from Brother Trucker $25 per person specify […]
Malden Reads is excited to announce the third edition of the Malden Eats Community Dining series. We invite you to share a convivial meal, at the same time exploring themes related this year’s Malden Reads selection, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan. You do not need to have read the book to attend. On Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m., join fellow Maldonians for an evening of fresh American comfort food served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere located at 139 Pleasant St. in Malden. According to a recent Phantom Gourmet segment, Mystic Station is a “neighborhood spot that’s part casual dining and part local watering hole.” Bryan and Nicole Palazzalo, one of two husband-wife teams featured in this year’s Malden Eats Community Dining series (the other is Jason and Shannon Ladd from Ferry Street Food & Drink), opened Mystic Station in Malden Square last April. Bryan runs the front of the restaurant while Nicole, known for her tasty Buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich, manages the kitchen. Prepared especially for Malden Eats Community Dining series by Chef Palazzalo, the menu for the […]
In May 2020, Malden Reads planned to host the Malden Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS), a statewide, event-based participatory archiving program that documents people, places, and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories stored in a digital archive at openarchives.umb.edu. Due to the pandemic, the in-person event could not be held. This summer the MMRS team invited anyone with a connection to Malden to contribute photographs and stories online as part of the Malden Mass. Memories Stuck-at-Home Show. Through January 2021, you can take part in the online version and submit your own photos via this link. This is the fourth profile in the series. By Marielle A. Gutierrez The physical places in Malden hold so many memories to its residents. However, over time, hometowns evolve—places that Maldonians frequented as a child or as a young adult are no longer there. There is no longer a physical place to attach a memory to. It is important to remember and record what is gone, or else an important piece of history is lost. Linda Zalk (formerly Linda Mazonson) may know this […]