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Jul 2, 2006 03:48 AM

Some places about to open

Noticed the "coming soon" signs at these places while walking around:

A pan-Asian looking noodle bar coming to Beacon Street near Coolidge corner (I think the former Bangkok Basil location). Doesn't give me a good vibe in that I'm not expecting artisanal hand-pulled noodles, but you never know.

What appears to be a wine bar on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, across the street from Beacon Hill Bistro where Torch used to be (name is Bin 26 Enoteca or something like that).

A sandwich place in Inman Sq, at the corner of Cambridge Street and Prospect. I think someone mentioned this recently, but not sure.

Hope to hear about them from hounds when they open.

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    1. Yeah, the Bin 26 is owned by Babak Bina and his sister, of Lala Rokh fame.

      1. The Coolidge Corner noodle restaurant is called Zenna.

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        1. re: foodie71076

          Thanks for the link! Alas, the sample menu on the website doesn't inspire a lot of confidence.

          1. re: limster

            And don't you always wonder about the whole thing when the website touts the concept of their chain, even tho the first one hasn't opened yet?????

            1. re: galleygirl

              Not to mention their claim of having the "best pad-thai in town". I've always wondered if there had to be anything to back up the "best" claims.... but apparently you don't even need to have made pad thai in the town yet!??!

        2. I hope they spiff up that sign for the sandwich shop in Inman Sq. When I saw it a couple weeks ago, it looked like some high school kids made it. I would think Chris Schlisinger would have a pretty cool, professional looking sign.

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          1. re: Joanie

            The sign looks like it's only temporary. But even so, I kinda like it!

          2. The sandwich place in Inman is Chris Schlesinger's "All Star Sandwich." Can't wait.