Nearby Restaurant News: Gluten and Wheat Free Sweets in Arlington
Also, some food news from Medford and Belmont.
Signs for “Anthony’s East Side Deli” recently appeared in the storefront’s windows, and the signs say the deli is “opening soon.” The space at 159 Mass. Ave. is at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Marathon Street. That block has seen a lot of action lately, as Something Sweet Without Wheat, a new gluten/wheat free bakery, opened at 169 Mass. Ave. and the new Barismo opened at 171 Mass. Ave. on Dec. 20.
Something Sweet Without Wheat, the new gluten/wheat free bakery in East Arlington, opened on Tuesday, Jan. 29, according to a Wednesday press release from its store manager, Teresa Fiore. The Woburn-based specialty bakery, which is also 95 percent dairy free and nut free, except for coconuts, is in the old Barismo spot at 169 Mass. Ave.
The Medford City Council recognized retiring local restaurateurs Lino and Audrey Avellani at a City Council Meeting. According to the council's agenda, the Avellanis have owned and operated Lino & Audrey's Restaurant on Mystic Avenue for the last 32 years. They will be commended and congratulated "for 32 years of service to the community of Medford."
A total of four tables with two chairs each will be coming into the shop's newly-expanded space, an empty store front that abutted the bakery/store at 697 Belmont St. The doubling of her square-footage was needed as Natalie McEachern's business has seen a steady increase in business not just for her fresh made and packaged goodies – cookies, cupcakes, muffins and baking mixes – but now a business speciality: gluten-free wedding cakes.