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Nov 1, 2010 08:15 AM

November Openings and Closings

Yup, November is here already (feels like December out there, actually), and with it, more upcoming restaurant openings and closings. A few I can think of are Kelly's Landing in South Boston (closed), Clover Food Lab in Harvard Square (open), Papagallo in the Fort Point district (opening), Cakes Bakery and Cafe in Arlington (opening), and Prime Roast Beef and Seafood in Lexington (opening).


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  1. Wow, Kelly's Landing closed? That place has been around a while...

    Also, is it true that Deluxe Town Diner will be opening another location in Newton Centre?

    1. I peeked into Prime RB yesterday and it looks pretty close to opening.

      Any news on Little Mary's Bagels in Arlington? They haven't updated their facebook page in a while.

      1. Deluxe will definitely be opening a second diner in Newton Centre. Not sure exactly when at this point. And Little Mary's Bagels looks like it might not open for a little while longer. Last time I went by there (about 4 days ago) it looked like some work was being done inside.

        1. Certainly hope that Qingdao Garden is reopening today. Has anyone walked by the space recently?

          Qingdao Garden Restaurant
          2382 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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          1. re: smtucker

            Website still says closed until 10/31 - tried calling yesterday - no answer
            Went to Wang's instead - dumplings were really good and fresh, pork chop in the pork chop noodle soup had a lot of five spice flavor - singapore rice noodles were too oily, but had a good amount of heat from hot peppers.

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              Wang's is terrific, but the Singapore rice sticks is literally the worst dish I've had on their menu. I also hope Qingdao Garden re-opens soon.

              Qingdao Garden Restaurant
              2382 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

            2. re: smtucker

              No answer today either. I was hoping to go tomorrow :(

              1. re: cindywho

                I walked by and it looks like they have a ways to go. Having withdrawal!

                    1. re: smtucker

                      I know! If I'd know they were going to be closing I would've stocked up on dumplings. In the meantime, I went to Fuloon the other night to help with my Qingdao withdrawal. Very tasty stuff. And I discovered that the JingDu pork pancake is very similar to a new item that East Asia has (I forget what they call it, but it was on the specials board last time I was there). Yum.

                      East Asia Restaurant
                      868 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

            3. The sign at Voltage Coffee and Art in Kendall says they will be open Wednesday.

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              1. re: Matt H

                Yup. Their Twitter page mentions a soft opening that day.

                1. re: hiddenboston

                  Really looking forward to an alternative to Starbucks on that end of Kendall. Extra bonus that it is right downstairs.