There has been a ridiculous amount of buzz surrounding Todd English and the reopening of his iconic Charlestown restaurant Olives. After being closed for two years due to a fire, a grand re-opening bash of epic proportions and a complete makeover of the menu and interior, there are certainly no shortage of headlines about Olives and Todd himself.
For me the most important thing about the reopening of Olives can be summed up in two words: flatbread tarts. I say this with absolutely no regard for your waistline, but the flatbread tarts are easily one of the best things to come out of Charlestown, ever. The bread itself is a combination of pizza crust and pastry dough so it has a flaky dessert feel that is completely irresistible, especially when covered with cheese. They have four menu options and varying specials on any given night, some with traditional toppings and some a little more adventurous. Once you try them the inner fat kid inside of you will shed tears of joy.
Check out some of my favorites...
I'm getting hungry just looking at them. Has anyone tried these yet?
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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.