Speaking of Madison Road. . . .
It's not exactly news, but Nick's Chops and Chasers (next door to A Forkable Feast in Oakley) has closed. I'm afraid the charming and historic little building is going to be torn down. It hasn't been in its proper setting for a long time, and has become even more crowded out by bigger buildings. It was such a cozy nook, with its wine barrels and plaster walls and old-fashioned coziness. Owner Nick Longo is having success with his new restaurant Porkopolis in the Rookwood Pottery building in Mount Adams, and Nick's hasn't done as well. There's not a definite deal for the property but possible deals call for demolishing it. Moment of silence.