The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

H.P. Lovecraft, 
Supernatural Horror in Literature

Life is about depth and layers: tips of icebergs, books not to be judged, glass onions and recursive mirrors. And though some facets may appear strange and unrelated at first, the truth of the matter is that it’s all just variations on the same theme with a slight nudge this way or that.

And therein lies our focus: finding familiarity in the unexplored, expanding upon the unexpected, and bear-hugging the uninitiated.

That’s The Maiden. A tempting traveler tempered by taste and tact but still tenacious at heart. She’s not here to fight your battles; rather she’ll show you how to swing the sword.


Esti Parsons


Though known for her storied career in the Boston restaurant scene as the paragon of hospitality, Esti has also had great success running other things such as a garden, a bee colony and the Castle Island Loop.

Drew Parsons


Some say chefs are the new rock stars, but we still think rock stars are, which Drew is. So there.

Jon Parsons


Jon has spent over 10 years curating beer, wine & cocktail lists in both Boston & NYC, but his proudest achievement is completing the cinnamon challenge.


Executive Chef

He’s a good man and thorough.

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Dining Out: The Maiden

Pop. Bop. Shop.

I had high expectations for The Maiden because I always adored Sam’s and they totally rose to the occasion… I’m already thinking about when I can go back! ...

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