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Cyrus Keefer to open his own restaurant in Hampden
Cyrus Keefer to open his own restaurant in Hampden

Cyrus Keefer, formerly the chef at Fork & Wrench and Birroteca, said he has signed a lease for the restaurant space in Hampden that is currently home to Luigi's Italian Bistro.  Keefer plans to open a 25-seat "micro restaurant" named Pique in the space on The Avenue this spring. The future for Luigi's, which was still operating in mid-January, is uncertain, and the eatery's owners did not immediately reply to a phone call seeking information. Pique (pronounced PEE cue) is named for the culinary term "oignon pique" -- literally "pricked onion" -- which describes pinning bay leaves to an onion using whole cloves as a tack. The restaurant,...

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