Sadly, Just a Flash in the Pan

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They tried. Photo: Cast Iron Kitchen

Unfortunately, Maynard's comfort-food-focused Cast Iron Kitchen has closed. It was innovative and aspired to something greater than suburban chain mediocrity, a rarity in the area, and probably a factor in its demise. The Globe named it a best new restaurant in 2009, and no less an authority than the Phantom Gourmet filmed a show there. RIP. [BRT, CH]