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Any updates on the All-Star Sandwich Bar?

After having eaten at ECG at least once a week for several weeks, I now have not been back for a few weeks, so have not been able to check on the progress at All-Star. Does anyone have an update?

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  1. They were sanding floors on Saturday as I stared dreamily at the menu. *sigh*

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    1. re: MB fka MB

      Hmm, sanding floors as in everything's-installed-and-they're-practically-ready-to-open?? Or sanding floors and sorry-the-kitchen-ain't-near-finished-it's-gonna-be-a-while?? (If you could tell that by looking in the window.) Really want me some sandwiches!

    2. On Saturday, I spoke with someone that used to work in the kitchen at ECG and he said he thinks early September is the expected opening time.

      1. I'm at ECG right now. One of the guys here tells me that they encountered some last minute glitches that delayed their planned July opening. He said that they are hoping to open in the next 10 days. He also told me that he's sampled a couple of things, including the pastrami, and that they were amazing. (Chris, give this guy a raise!)

          1. We walked by on Friday after an early dinner at Ole (which was excellent). They looked to be very close, I would guess by this weekend.

            mmmmm....Grilled Slim Jim

            1. I just called. They said "probably some time next week."


              1. Walked by this evening. Looks like they're close. Painted the walls. Finished the floors. The bartender at ECG says he thinks they're planning a Thursday opening.

                1. This place look like they are opening any minute...

                  soft opening today/this weekend maybe?

                  As I walked past last nigh all the tables and chairs were in place and there looked to be Friday's bread delivery on the counter.

                  1. They are officially opened! (I just walked by)

                    1. They may look open, but they are not serving food today. Monday is their new expected opening day.

                      1. I guess I stopped by at the right time today (around 2:30) -- they were doing a soft opening and just bringing out food and asking for comments (for free!, although of course everyone was contributing to the tip jar).

                        I grabbed half of the "atomic" meatloaf sandwich which was delicious -- nice grilled slice of coarse-ground meatloaf, caramelized onions, a little bit of Inner Beauty hot sauce, and a bit of cheese, all on grilled bread. It wasn't really ATOMIC-hot, but very good nonetheless. The whole menu looks great and the staff all seemed psyched to be serving food at last. They did confirm that monday is the real opening day.

                        Oh, they also have a burger on their evening menu which looks promising - they specify that they use 75% lean/25% fat ground chuck, which should make a very juicy (read: fatty!) burger. Can't wait!

                        1. omfg, that sounds like a Best Burger in Boston potential candidate to me. At least it might be better than nearby good but overrated R.F. O'Sullivans.