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September 2012 Openings and Closings

I just got an e-mail the M.F. Dulock will be opening its doors in Somerville (201a Highland Ave) this coming Tuesday (9/5). This will be a very welcome addition to the area. I am looking forward to having another butcher option, particularly one that specializes in pasture raised meats and sausage made in house. With the unfulfilled promise of Akimenko Meats this has been a long time coming for the area.

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  1. Also on my side of the river:

    - it looks like they are making progress on the Tasty Burger in Harvard Square, so that looks probable for this month. Looking forward to this one.
    - as I mentioned in last month's thread, Osushi is opening a branch in the old Conga Tapas Bar (we hardly knew ye) space in the square. I'm not a huge fan of Osushi copley, but talking myself into the fact that it is better than anything currently in the neighborhood.

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    1. re: Gabatta

      For sushi don't overlook Cafe Sushi on Mass Ave heading towards Central. We had a superb lunch there last weekend.

      1. re: Gabatta

        Are you sure this Osushi is part of the/a chain? Last I'd heard, this was the same owner who'd tried the panAsian idea, then Conga, that was going to be doing a sushi restaurant. He owns one of the Thai restaurants in HS, either Smile or 9 Tastes.

        1. re: dulce de leche

          It's the same owners as the original, and the font and logo on the coming soon are exactly the same as the Copley branch. I heard, there was a license to another sushi place after Conga, but that never materialized. It is possible this other guy could be involved on some level.

          I still have yet to try Cafe Sushi.

          1. re: Gabatta

            Well, that's relatively good news then. The only time I've sent food back to a kitchen was at the pan-Asian iteration. It was dreadful, every single thing in the bento box was perplexing or awful. I wanted to peek in the kitchen and see if it was actually a monkey or robot back there.

      2. Eater reports that the Thinking Cup is opening a second location on Hanover St. in the North End next to Mike's Pastry. This is great news for me, since I love their cappuccinos and haven't found one I really like in the NE. Boston Common is decent, but I suspect the Thinking Cup will give them a run for the money.

        They are also going to focus on Italian-inspired pastries.

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          1. re: Beachowolfe

            I don't know. Boston Restaurant blog says 236 Hanover. Google street view has a truck parked and blocking out the view.

        1. The paper is off the windows and there is furniture in Steve's Greek on Newbury. So it looks like they will reopen at some point.

          Penny
          http://www.bostonzest.com/

          1. DooWee and Rice is hiring, but not yet open. He has about three days before Tufts classes start.

            1. Fuel - coffee shop and snacks is now open on Chestnut Hill Ave in Brighton (Next to Moogy's),. Haven't been in, but noticed they were open on Saturday when the wife and I took a walk.

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              1. re: kimfair1

                +1 Open and pretty neat looking. It'll take 0.02 seconds before it turns into a crappy dive for BC students and other random BU/Emerson/NEU students that live in the area, though.