New Restaurant: Ferry Street Food & Drink

Malden’s newest kid on the block? Ferry Street Food & Drink located at 118 Ferry Street. Shannon and Jason Ladd, the owners of the city’s newest restaurant, warmly greeted their guests as they entered the door on May 21. Soon after choosing a small, high table by the full-length open window a cool easy, relaxed atmosphere was felt matching the breeze that seeped thru the large screened picture window. The largest of the two rooms encompasses the bar with duo, flat-screen televisions for the sports enthusiasts as well as several high-top tables and plenty of room for those soon to be regular customers. Several small pots of fresh herbs such as Lavendar, German Thyme and Spicy Globe Basil sitting atop a shelf add charm to the area — so do the multiple license plates from the State of Texas. The smaller room contains booths as well as tables. Take your pick.  You will be very pleased that they as well as you have arrived. This “gastro pub,” which refers to a bar and restaurant that specializes in […]


Cinco de Mayo dinner in Malden

In the spirit of celebrating the multicultural food offerings in our own hometown, be sure to stop by Valley Taqueria Mexican Grill on the corner of Exchange and S. Washington Street. This Monday May 5 isn’t the official Mexican Independence Day — that’s actually September 16. However, Cinco De Mayo is meant to promote Mexican food, culture and traditions in the United States. This small, festive spot offers a wide variety of items on their menu — including authentic Mexican offerings. Catch a table out front under an umbrella or sit inside and enjoy salsa and chips while waiting to dine — perhaps top off your meal with plantains in honey. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner, there’s no excuse not to check out this charming spot to honor the day. –Heather McDonald


Savor the city’s ‘Dine in Malden’ restaurant offerings

The Malden Restaurant Association’s marketing campaign, “Dine in Malden, Taste the World” which targets the MBTA’s Orange Line commuters, is hungry for an upgrade. Food for thought? Not so fast. While waiting at the Malden Center station, the sight of the vibrant sign conjured up visions of many multicultural cuisine options open for exploration. With my curiosity piqued, I typed the words into my phone and the first choice that came up was the City of Malden’s website.  It then directed me to a listing, in alphabetical order, of the numerous dining options one has, along with its appropriate website, for those establishments that have one. The issue? Four of those listed on the site–Biryani Park, District 7 Pub, No. 9 Ale House and Nonni’s Pizza–are no longer in business … at least here in Malden. However, I was excited to learn that Ferry Street Food & Drink, formerly the site of No. 9 Ale House, will be opening shortly. Join me in the upcoming weeks as Neighborhood View’s restaurant correspondent. I will “Dine in […]