Malden Reads kicks off dining series at Henry’s Patio

Due to the snowstorm on March 14, the Malden Reads Community Dinner at Henry’s Patio has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, April 4. Plan to join fellow community members on this date for an evening of great food, company and conversation as part of the Malden Reads 2017 community dining series. Henry’s Patio is located at 80 Broadway in Malden. Reservations must be made by April 2. If you enjoy a relaxed, casual atmosphere and a full bar, this will be an event you can’t miss. The event will feature a limited menu with a choice of a chicken, steak tips, or haddock prepared in a variety of ways by the chef, an appetizer, side vegetables and dessert. The cost is $20, not including tax, beverages, and tip. Meats and fish are procured from local quality markets such as McKinnon’s, the Maplewood Meat Market and the Maplewood Fish Market. Henry’s Patio has been re-imagined from its former incarnation (“The Patio”) as a cozy neighborhood spot serving up fresh, tasty food and drink in a relaxed setting. […]


J&R Restaurant and Bakery welcomes Malden Reads diners

Malden Reads is pleased to announce the fourth 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, April 14 at 7 p.m., join fellow Maldonians for an evening of Caribbean-themed food with authentic Haitian cuisine and tropical soft drinks at 188 Salem St. in Malden. Jean Jose, who opened J&R Restaurant and Bakery last December, says the cuisine will be pulled from their menu, so expect “sos kabrit,” or goat sauce and “cochon frites” or fried pork. For vegetarians, there’s stewed okra and malanga fritters. “Jean gained invaluable experience in the food industry working at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston for more than 25 years,” reports a City of Malden press release. Jose owns two other businesses in Malden including J&R Enterprises Convenience Store at 200 Salem St. and J&R Beauty Supply at 183 Salem […]


‘Malden Eats’ heads to Tornado

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.


Taste test the city’s best restaurants at ‘Malden Eats’

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 […]