You know when you have that one great roommate(s) and you finally move out; while you're excited for what the future holds, you still feel like there's a little hole in your heart? Well, we've got an Idle Hour shaped hole in our hearts right now because we're on our way out to our next stop. Mimi's Chūka Diner is moving their temporary HQ to a ramen shop - Ebisuya Japanese Noodle House in Malden. After a amazing year in Quincy, we've just about outgrown our production capacity there, and will be sharing Ebisuya Noodle House's space till we find our permanent home!
We're very excited to be serving a new community and spreading the chūka gospel. While we won't be rolling out dumpling deliveries right away to the Medford/Malden area, we certainly will be holding and expanding pickup hours at the Noodle House. We look forward to hosting pop-ups there, and around the Somerville/Everett area as well! Quincy residents, fear not - we will still be delivering to your area!
Our next meal kit will be a pickup on Saturday 4/17 and it will be in collaboration with Aeronaut Brewery! Pickups will be available both at their Somerville beer garden and Everett Cannery. Jon and I will be on site for pickups at both locations in the earlier part of the day, and we'll be meeting up later at Somerville, so come on by to say hi! Meal kits will be available through Aeronaut's Eventbrite starting Friday 4/9 at noon.
Cherry blossom season in Japan is a special time that is marked by a traditional Japanese custom called "hanami." "Hanami" literally translates to "flower viewing," but what it means in its practical sense is to celebrate the season with picnics at the park, the river, or any nice outdoor area. To properly celebrate hanami in Boston, we're making multi-course bento boxes that are perfect to take on-the-go. A few good places in Boston to view cherry blossoms are the Esplanade, Boston Common/Public Gardens, and the Arnold Arboretum. Don't forget a blanket to sit on and some tasty beverages, whether it's iced tea or "cold tea!"