Old work gang box: In a changing Roxbury neighborhood, a slice of Portugal


Bailote said he has invested in his ingredients. Instead of cheaper iceberg lettuce for the salads, he serves mixed greens. He would love to get chorizo from Portugal, where he was born and where his parents still live, but he has to settle for the next-best thing: homemade links from Fall River, a city known for its large Portuguese and Cape Verdean populations. The cod and shrimp cakes also come from there, as does the asiago and sharp cheddar cheese he sprinkles on some of his pizzas.

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