In today's edition of good news/bad news, we'll bring you the good news first. Even though Staff Meal has sold off its truck, it has begun a series of weekend pop-up engagements at District (180 Lincoln St.) under the name Rising Sun Tavern. "The name speaks to the east meets west style of food that weve settled on doing. The original idea was to call ourselves Super Fusion, which we came up with while eating at Super Fusion, but that idea never left the building," they write on their new website, coincidentally called Rising Sun Tavern. Ever on-trend, they're doing a series of ramen pop-ups with Guchi's Mark OLeary. More ramen! Check their page for schedules and dates.
Meanwhile, on a sadder note, Sel de la Terre hastily shuttered their Back Bay location over the weekend. Their Aquarium location is now City Landing. The only remaining SDLT is all the way out in Natick. Reps issued Eater a statement from the company:
"Effective immediately, we have closed the Back Bay location of Sel de la Terre. We are committed to helping relocate our staff whether that be within the company or elsewhere. We are eternally grateful to our talented team members and loyal guests who have supported us over the past several years. This does not affect the Sel de la Terre location in the Natick Mall which will continue to operate. All gift cards and promotions will be honored at the Natick location."
Mysterious and sudden! Last we heard, SDLT Natick's executive chef Daniel Bojorquez was planning to open La Brasa meat parlor in Somerville. Does this mean the end is near for the Natick location, too? Hmm. Maybe Staff Meal can open a permanent location in the old Back Bay space?