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February 2013 Openings and Closings

Looks like Harpoon Brewery's big-assed (300-seat) beer hall in the Seaport is set to open Feb 1. That's a bit later than Eater Boston originally projected a couple of months ago: http://boston.eater.com/archives/2012...

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  1. Sully's on Castle Island opens February 23rd!

    1. Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon in the Seaport (technically Fort Point, I guess) is set to open near Feb 8, says Eater, quoting the restaurant's Twitter feed.

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      1. Went to the new Harpoon Beer Hall last night as part of Friends of Harpoon. Very impressive space. The pretzels were served warm, made with their beer (even boiled in IPA). The serve them with 2 dipping sauces/mustards...both very nice.

        In addition, they had about 12 different beers on tap.

        They will be officially open for business as MC Slim stated, February 1st.

        Cheers!

        1. I saw somewhere (Eater, maybe?) that Bon Me is a few weeks out.

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          1. re: mkfisher

            They've taken the paper off the windows at Bon Me, so you can see the entire space. It's still partly unfinished, but the design reminds me of Flour (only smaller)

            1. re: mkfisher

              Bon Me brick-and-mortar to open Feb 22, says Grub Street.

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              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Bon Me had a soft opening at some point last week. We did take out on Tuesday evening. It was the same menu as the truck. I'm hoping they add more options at some point. It does look like they'll be open on the weekends, which is plus for those of us that live right nearby.

                1. re: mkfisher

                  Is there space to sit down in there or is it strictly takeout?

                  1. re: jgg13

                    There's space to sit. Window counter probably seats about 6. Tables probably seat another 8-10

                2. re: MC Slim JB

                  Bon Me was doing a brisk business at lunch yesterday. The noodle salad was on par with the truck (excellent). They were steadily busy, but the assembly line was cranking out orders in a timely fashion. They were talking of adding more "special" protein options, but keeping the menu largely as is. I think this is a good call, it keeps things efficient.

              2. Last night I noticed a new coffee place at the intersection of New Chardon and Congress. The name escapes me at the moment.

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                1. re: mkfisher

                  That's the one they built at the site of the former Mobil gas station. It looks so out of place. I think it's called Cuppacoffee or some similarly terrible name.

                  1. re: Gordough

                    Yep, Cuppacoffee, 1 Merrimac Street. The Australian owner(s) will also serve Oz-style meat pies.

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                    1. re: MC Slim JB

                      Cuppacoffee won't be open until late February or early March, according to their Facebook page.

                      1. re: MC Slim JB

                        Great I can order a flat white and the barista will understand.

                        1. re: tatsu

                          You can, of course, already experience this at Flat Black. It should be interesting to see if there's any cross-downtown rivalry between the two places.

                          1. re: FinnFPM

                            I had the Flat White recently at Flat Black on Broad Street. It was excellent. I only wish it was closer to my office.

                            1. re: Gordough

                              Don't know if this any closer Gordough, but there's a 2nd Flat Blacks on Franklin Street next to Le Meridian hotel / across the street from Brandy Pete's. They also serve Flat Black coffee at Freshii on Franklin Street, but not sure if they do Flat Whites there.

                              1. re: southie_chick

                                That is closer! I had no idea. I am on Federal Street. I will check out the Franklin St location. Thank you southie_chick!

                                1. re: Gordough

                                  Glad I could help Gordough! I had a vanilla cinamon late today - YUM! : ) It's a funky revolving corner door to get into the building (I think it's either 50 or 60 Franklin Street).

                                  1. re: southie_chick

                                    Oh don't you worry, I have already been and found it after a few seconds of confusion and walking past it. My flat white was every bit as good as the Broad St. location. Unfortunately, I think it is only 2-3 min closer for me. But I remain thankful for the heads up especially in the cold weather!

                                2. re: southie_chick

                                  The Flat Black at 50 Broad is an excellent little coffee joint. I'll have to try a flat white there.

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