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Russell House's Michael Scelfo Will Take Over the Casablanca

Michael Scelfo

Michael ScelfoPhoto: Temple Bar

Boston magazine reports that the much-loved Casablanca, which shuttered on December 21, will be reborn courtesy Russell House Tavern's Michael Scelfo. "“It’s just an honor to be in that space, because it has such a legacy in Boston for food, and so many good chefs have been there over the years ... I’m excited to get in there and re-imagine it and do my own thing,” he told Chowder.

Scelfo, formerly the mastermind behind Temple Bar, has turned Russell House into a neighborhood powerhouse—an upscale tavern with excellent service to boot—so here's hoping he can replicate the formula at his new place down the road. [Chowder]

Earlier: The Casablanca Is Finally, Actually Closed

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