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Sep 1, 2010 10:09 AM

September Openings and Closings

Anyone hear anything yet? I'll start with some great news--Think Tank in Cambridge is going to be reopening later this month after being forced to close due to the floods earlier this summer.

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  1. dumpling cafe on washington street in chinatown is officially open

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    1. re: galangatron

      Right. That opened yesterday or the day before, I think. I was thinking of maybe checking it out tonight, but may wait a week or two to hear some reports before going there.

      1. re: galangatron

        Where on Washington is this? Any idea of the cuisine? I've come to learn that names can be deceiving...

        1. re: kobuta

          it's right next to penang. the menu looked solid taiwanese

          1. re: galangatron

            Sounds promising. I'm still a little bummed about the sudden disappearance of Wisteria.

      2. Salvatore's in Medford is expected to open in late September. Sign and awnings are already up. Menu expected to be broader than other locations:

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        1. re: pemma

          Thanks. I've driven by Salvatore's many times and wanted to know more about it. However, now that I know that they run Sal's Pizza, I've set my expectations low. The place looks great though I suspect it will be a typical red sauce place. We'll see...

        2. Journeyman in Union Square seems to be getting closer - a recent Tweet:

          "Unpacking our dishes, glasses, and equipment has felt like a holiday: all of these beautiful, exciting things coming out of their wrapping!"

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          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            Where in Union will Journeyman be, and what type of place?

            1. re: bella_sarda

              I think it's down the little alley between Ronnarong and the Independent - here's their website -

              From their website: "Journeyman will serve set menus of 3, 5 or 7 courses, showcasing products from local farmers and artisans."

              A blog and references to articles:

          2. The Foundry in Davis looks like it's going to be ready any day now.

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            1. re: dsackton

              looked like it was open this evening, but the sign on the door says they'll open on monday.

              1. re: autopi

                friends and family today and tomorrow.

            2. Anyone hear anything about Deuxave?
              Apparently soft opened earlier, fully launching mid-September

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              1. re: yanz

                Walked past Deuxave tonight (9/14) and it was open and busy. At 8:45 on a Tuesday, they were doing well. Sleek decoration. Did not go in - had already eaten - but the menu was posted outside and looked expensive for this type of place and location. Entrees in the $20s and $30s. The on-line menu is not as complete as what I saw posted but is representative.

                1. re: BBHound

                  thanks...I'll consider checking it out in the next few weeks.

                  1. re: yanz

                    We had dinner at Deuxave on Friday. The space is quite nice - warm, inviting, and interesting. We had drinks in the lounge first, and both our cocktails were delicious(Pimm's cup off the drink menu and an Old Cuban). The bar server was also very nice, friendly, and professional.
                    We got seated for dinner around 6:30pm, and the place was already surprisingly full. Our server was great - also very nice, friendly, professional, patient (we made her describe almost everything on all the menus), and accommodating (I wanted an app doubled as an entree).
                    The food was quite good. The salad in potato basket was interesting. The lobster with gnocchi was very good, though a couple of the lobster pieces were not perfectly tender (I did get an entree size, which came with a substantial amount of lobster). DH had the lamb, which I didn't have any of but he thought was outstanding and was ready to lick the plate (relatively rare rave review). Had the non-traditional carrot cake for dessert and definitely plan to come back to try the chocolate napoleon.
                    The place had a great vibe. We'll definitely return.

                    1. re: yanz

                      Well, good luck to them. That spot is cursed. In the 25 years that I've been keeping track of that corner, it has been (in no particular order) a White Hen Pantry, a wine shop, two or three restaurants, and vacant for long periods of time.