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Sep 12, 2008 08:27 AM

Late Summer/Fall 2008 openings and closings

Just figured I'd start this thread, since it's no longer spring. ;-b

I'll start with a few (most of which have already been mentioned):

Max & Dylan's in Boston, Stone Hearth Pizza in Cambridge, BurgerWorks in Beverly, Roadhouse BBQ in Brookline, and T-Rex Taqueria, also in Brookline, are open.

Sabor Do Brasil in Somerville, Aneka Rasa in Allston, and Eastern Pier in the Seaport District are all closed.

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  1. Marliave in downtown Boston is open.
    Drink is coming soon.

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    1. re: jajjguy

      When IS Drink opening- I cant find any dates on it- does anyone know?

      1. re: fmcoxe6188

        I'm pretty sure Drink will be open within the next two weeks, but not sure of an exact date...

    2. Craigie on Main is opening mid-October, according to a recent enewsletter.

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      1. re: gini

        L'Espalier soft open tonight at new location.

        1. re: jajjguy

          Yeah I got an email from L'Espalier that they were opening tonight, as well as the Sel de la Terre on Boyleston ST.

        2. re: gini

          Craigie Street Bistrot will close on October 26, and Craigie on Main will open around November 13.

          1. re: gini

            Thanks for the update Gini! Just got the CSB newsletter/email today - we'll be in town that week so made reservations for Friday night.

            1. re: Rubee

              Fun! I think their blowout on October 26 sounds great also:

              "On our final night October 26, we will feature a Bye Bye Bistrot Blowout, a 5:30 to 10 pm foodie fest of 6- Course Tasting Menus** for $80. Beautiful wines will also be available. This will be the very last night you can watch Chef Tony Maws navigate his tiny kitchen, trip over an upstairs tenant’s laundry basket, or crank up the car jack that supports the counter on which your dinner is lovingly plated. Much as we will miss our tiny basement and our neighbors, we can’t suppress our joy about our new kitchen and its ability to serve you more and better offerings. We have just a few spots left on Sunday but should be able to accommodate reservations for Tuesday - Saturday"

              1. re: gini

                It does! If you go, be sure to report back.

        3. Who is the owner/chef at max and Dylans? Whay is the concept?

          1. There is a big banner hanging from where Shanghai and Tokyo (briefly) used to be in Arlington that says Tsunami Restaurant is coming soon. Not sure if it is connected to the one in Brookline, but it's good to see that someone finally took over this spot.

            1. Tried to go by Erbaluce last night; it was shuttered and dark. Peering in through the windows isn't very reliable in an unlit place, but from what little I could see they haven't dramatically reworked the old Dedo space, whose underdecoration was (I think) a problem for them. I know they did a soft-opening benefit event last weekend; I'd still like to know about a real opening date.

              We ended up at Coda instead, which was, as ever, very reliable and reasonable.

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              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Jill Epstein was on TV Diner last week. She said Erbaluce was planning to open October 1 but it sounds like that didn't happen.