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Feb 1, 2010 06:02 AM

February 2010 Openings and Closings

Can't believe it's February already. How the hell did that happen?

So what are some restaurants that are opening/closing around Boston this month? I have a couple: The Pulse Cafe (formerly Vej Naturals in Malden) is opening just outside of Davis Square in Somerville tomorrow. Also, Banjo's on Mass. Ave. in North Cambridge is supposed to open today.

Oh, and a quick question: Will Olecito in Brookline ever open? I've been trying to get info from them and have not heard back at all.

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  1. Fenway Cantina is opening Feb 3rd. It's a Tex-Mex place. It's opening in the old chicken bone spot.

    1. I'm told Sami's in JP is finally open, seems like it's taken forever.

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      1. re: purple bot

        The new Sami's is indeed open (just wrote about it a little while ago). Looks like they are just open for lunch for now, but will be open for breakfast and dinner soon.

        1. re: hiddenboston

          Is this Sami's related to those trucks by the medical area?

          1. re: nsenada

            It is. I believe they had one that closed(?) in Allston as well. The two others are still open in the medical district.

            1. re: hiddenboston

              Interesting - haven't eaten there in about twenty years.

          2. re: hiddenboston

            Their sign says the temporary hours are 10:30 - 6:30

            I went the other day and had a meze plate - greek salad, hummus, baba ganoush, and falafel - and everything was really good. Looking forward to trying more.

        2. Quick update: Banjo's is not opening today after all. Looks like later this week.

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          1. I saw a worker leaving the former Green Tomatoes II site (next to the Pulse Cafe which I'm also eager to try, although they don't have anything on their door about opening tomorrow) who said they were planning to open "late February." It's pretty bare bones in there still... I'm not holding my breath.

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            1. re: Parsnipity

              Assuming this is the Pizzeria Posto, wood-fired pizza and pasta place that hiddenboston wrote about in Davis Square? Thanks for the update, and correct me if I'm wrong. Looking forward to it!

              1. re: bear

                bear, this is indeed the place. BTW, the Pulse Cafe (next door) will not be opening today as had originally been planned. Looks like it will be tomorrow now.

            2. I'm sad to report that I got an email today from the sisters who run Bobalicious, saying they are closing. They didn't say when, so I'm not sure if they are still open or have already closed. I will miss their bahn mi and the friendly atmosphere of this little place.

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              1. re: Stride

                Oh noooo. Hope someone else will fill the bahn mi void in the area.

                1. re: Stride

                  Barmy and I were in Nonantum today, and Bobalicious was open. Did the sisters sell out? Did they decide not to close after all? We weren't actually in the market for lunch (we were stopping in at Antoine's for zeppole and what turn out to be amazingly good hot cross buns) but we were parked right across the street for Bobalicious and they were definitely open.

                  1. re: Allstonian

                    Okay who has the task of reporting on that Zeppole?

                    over here

                    Can't wait to hear about this one.


                    1. re: BostonZest

                      There are already two mentions of Antoine's on that thread! But I shall obey -

                      1. re: Allstonian

                        Yes but I find I'm always happy following in your footsteps. Being a real food brat, I 'd love to have your take on it.


                    2. re: Allstonian

                      I'm glad to know that they were still open! They sent an email back when I first posted about this, saying they were closing. They didn't say when, and I haven't been over there since to check it out and ask them what was up. Looks like I'll have to head over there and find out! Crossing my fingers that they found a way to stay...