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Jun 2, 2008 03:49 PM


I just walked past Estragon - they are having a private seating tonight - and have posted a notice inviting people to join them on 4 June...I live around the corner - and am very excited to have two choice of tapas so close at hand. Maybe Estragon won't be darned crowded all the time.

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  1. it will have to be great to beat that location, sandwiched as it is between boston medical center and overlooking beautiful cathedral housing project!

    1. I stopped by on Saturday, and they told me Las Ventas would be opening the week after. I'm looking forward to it, as I live very close, also. I hope it's good!

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      1. re: marilees

        I'm out of the loop, where and what is Estragon? Besides a terrible name that reminds me of estrogen?

        1. re: Joanie

          Spanish restaurant with an adjacent retail Spanish gourmet grocery called Las Ventas, at 700 Harrison Ave in the South End, owned by Julio de Haro. His ex-wife Deborah Hansen retained ownership of Taberna de Haro in Brookline.

          Aside from being the name of one of the two main characters in Waiting for Godot, the name is Spanish for "tarragon".

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            yes, it reminds me of Waiting for Godot first, tarragon second...btw, how's the table service? :D

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              Oh, it's all coming back. Sad that the first thing it makes me think of is estrogen.

              1. re: Joanie

                Everyu single time I see this thread when scanning the page I read it as "Estrogen", so you're not alone.

              2. re: MC Slim JB

                Julio and Deborah split up? :o( Aw.

                I also only thought of estrogen, but now that I know, I'll pronounce it in my head with a Spanish accent. Es-tra-GON.

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