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April 2014 Openings and Closings

MC Slim JB Mar 23, 2014 12:54 PM

Seems time to start this one.

The Glenville Stops in Allston just announced its planned opening on Facebook for April 5. Early advance press suggested it would be the "highest-end restaurant ever in Allston"; current website placeholder calls it "Allston's neighborhood tavern".

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    ace88 RE: MC Slim JB Mar 23, 2014 01:14 PM

    hi MC slim-what is up with the red fez-i heard they were closing-what a great location

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      MC Slim JB RE: ace88 Mar 23, 2014 01:26 PM

      A great location that they have utterly squandered for years. They've been attracting a club crowd on weekend nights, but I haven't seen more than five or six diners in there at any one time the rest of the week for years and years. I quite enjoyed it from about '98-'05, but they clearly stopped giving a damn about the food and drinks a good eight years ago, and I gave up on it after three or four increasingly grim visits. It is a great location, with a full license, a nice patio and parking. If it is indeed finally changing hands, maybe someone will do something interesting there again.

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        MC Slim JB RE: ace88 Mar 31, 2014 03:55 PM

        A friend confirmed today that the Red Fez is indeed closed. Rumor is that its next incarnation will be a gay-friendly sports bar, which kinda sounds like what the Trophy Room, the Fritz replacement, is also supposed to be.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          Karl S RE: MC Slim JB Apr 3, 2014 05:36 PM

          That's what I heard last weekend as well.

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            MC Slim JB RE: Karl S Apr 5, 2014 07:03 AM

            Universal Hub confirms: it will be called Cathedral Station and is aiming to open in May.

            http://mcslimjb,blogspot.com/

      2. hiddenboston RE: MC Slim JB Mar 23, 2014 01:40 PM

        I saw that about Glenville Stops. I wonder if that's a soft opening or a grand opening. Tough to tell from the post.

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          MC Slim JB RE: hiddenboston Apr 1, 2014 08:07 AM

          Per Urban Daddy, Glenville Stops hosts a block party on Friday and opens officially on Saturday.

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

        2. MC Slim JB RE: MC Slim JB Mar 31, 2014 03:53 PM

          Bostonia Public House opens in the former Kitty O'Shea's space at 131 State St in mid-April. "Locally-inspired, refined-rustic” menu by chef Kyle Ketchum, formerly of The Lark in Michigan and Spiced Pear in RI.

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            OliveJones RE: MC Slim JB Apr 13, 2014 04:58 PM

            Bostonia is soft opening tomorrow and Tuesday (April 14-15) and plans to be open to the public at the end of this week.

            Chef Kyle was most recently of the now closed Woodward at Ames (he was the last chef there before it closed).

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            johndory RE: MC Slim JB Mar 31, 2014 06:38 PM

            Sweetgreens' Fort Point location was open today and doing brisk business around lunch time. The window signs at Pastoral say they are now open for dinner with lunch service to start later in April.

            1. OliveJones RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 04:30 AM

              I'm hearing April 15 for the long awaited La Brasa. This date might be ambitious, but regardless, I'm looking forward to this one.

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                MC Slim JB RE: OliveJones Apr 18, 2014 10:19 AM

                Looks like La Brasa is now hoping to open on April 22.

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                total13 RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 04:45 AM

                Sami's in the medical area has been closed for a couple weeks. It says temporary and that something needs to be fixed but I haven't seen any work being done. Anyone got more info?

                Also Rita's Cafe on Cypress St. has paper on the windows.

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                  dhound RE: total13 Apr 19, 2014 09:17 AM

                  Rita's has reopened, as promised.

                2. MC Slim JB RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 08:03 AM

                  Other April openings pending, per Eater Boston:

                  Bastille Kitchen, fancy French, Fort Point.

                  Caffè Nero, international coffee shop chain, DTX.

                  Causeway BBQ — former Penalty Box near North Station.

                  ester — neighborhood place in former Ledge space in Dot.

                  H Mart, Central Square. Food court to include Sapporo Ramen, Go Go Curry, Paris Baguette.

                  McCabe's Bar & Grille — former Dubliner near Porter Square.

                  Mystic Station — pub food and craft beer in Malden Station mall.

                  Niji Ya Japanese — all-you-can-eat sushi and more in Medford

                  The Painted Burro — old Windsor Button in DTX.

                  Sofá Café — Brazilian coffee shop chain outlet on Newbury Street.

                  Stephanie's at Terminal B at Logan Airport.

                  Trophy Room — replacing Fritz Bar in the South End.

                  upperwest — casual wine bar between Harvard and Central.

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                    pemma RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 09:51 AM

                    Mystic Station is not in a mall. It is taking over the space that was Division 7 in Malden Square

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                      MC Slim JB RE: pemma Apr 1, 2014 10:09 AM

                      Apologies. I should never mention Malden unless it's to praise FuLoon or lament the passing of Biriyani Park, literally the only two places I've ever dined at there.

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                        hiddenboston RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 01:07 PM

                        MC, there are a number of good dining spots in Malden. Definitely worth a trip up to try a few, including All Seasons Table, Habesha, and Pasta Market Cafe.

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                          MC Slim JB RE: hiddenboston Apr 1, 2014 01:11 PM

                          All those places are on my list, but I never get to them. Not really Malden's fault.

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                      divinebaboon RE: MC Slim JB Apr 3, 2014 03:41 AM

                      where on eater boston do you see that H-Mart is gonna open in april? the post I could find only says go-go curry in the food court is hiring...

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                        MC Slim JB RE: divinebaboon Apr 3, 2014 01:47 PM

                        Here: http://boston.eater.com/archives/2014...

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                          blumiethekoala RE: MC Slim JB Apr 3, 2014 02:20 PM

                          Yeah, April is still the last estimate I've heard thrown around, although this blogger is guessing it won't be before summer based on how the construction looked last month: http://japaneseamericaninboston.blogs...

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                            eatinjeff RE: blumiethekoala Apr 5, 2014 08:50 AM

                            Based on daily glances through the windows there, an April opening definitely seems plausible at this point.

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                            divinebaboon RE: MC Slim JB Apr 6, 2014 06:26 PM

                            you were right, the h-mart website says they are opening on april 23 http://www.hmart.com/company_new/gran...

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                            catsmeow RE: divinebaboon Apr 5, 2014 09:01 AM

                            On H Mart's Burlington flyer, it says the grand opening for Cambridge is April 23.

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                              divinebaboon RE: catsmeow Apr 6, 2014 06:22 PM

                              oh snap, i'm gonna spread the news to my friends, thanks a ton

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                            gimlis1mum RE: MC Slim JB Apr 3, 2014 07:49 AM

                            Apparently we have a karaoke bar in Malden now: 1986 KTV. The Mayor's office posted pictures of him with the owners at their opening.

                            They have a website which I can't read since English is my only language:
                            http://usxuezi.com/special/1986ktv/

                            It's located at 76 Exchange Street (directly across from Exchange Street Bistro) in a space used to be a dry cleaners. i don't think you can walk-in, it's rooms for private rentals according to the City's announcement: http://www.cityofmalden.org/index.cfm...

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                              NE_Wombat RE: gimlis1mum Apr 3, 2014 01:27 PM

                              Have some fun - plug their url into Google translate.

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                                gimlis1mum RE: NE_Wombat Apr 3, 2014 05:17 PM

                                Lol, that was even better as my Google Translate was inadvertently set to translate web pages into German.

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                            kimfair1 RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 10:40 AM

                            Had breakfast at the Allston Diner this morning, and Noticed Opening Soon signs for Lulu's Allston next door. A quick Google search came up with their menu.
                            http://www.lulusallston.com/menu.html

                            If it's good, the neighborhood could use a place like this.

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                              Jenny Ondioline RE: kimfair1 Apr 1, 2014 12:37 PM

                              Rolling my eyes so very hard at wild game frito pie.

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                                Allstonian RE: Jenny Ondioline Apr 1, 2014 12:56 PM

                                Made from this, one would presume:
                                SOUPS
                                7 WILD GAME CHILI
                                local cheddar, scallions, sour cream, baguette

                                While the wild game/venison chili served at the annual wild game supper in Bradford VT is a favorite - and quite a good chili - I'm kind of dubious about those garnishes, particularly the scallions and baguette.

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                                  eatinjeff RE: Jenny Ondioline Apr 5, 2014 08:56 AM

                                  Ha!! I'm with you. And a quick encore eye-roll is in order for "3 Mexican Cheetos: Just Gotta Try Them."

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                                  bear RE: kimfair1 Apr 1, 2014 01:25 PM

                                  Let's hope that it is good. The menu is a bit precious, but it does have a pretty broad appeal. They need to learn to spell banh mi, though.

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                                    Boston_Otter RE: bear Apr 1, 2014 01:48 PM

                                    If you're opening a restaurant and you misspell words like "banh mi" and "monsieur" on your menu, you need a new menu designer or a better proofreader, definitiely

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                                      rob44 RE: Boston_Otter Apr 4, 2014 06:16 AM

                                      Definitely!

                                3. C. Hamster RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 10:49 AM

                                  Laffa, the chaotic falafel and frozen yogurt place in the Park Sq. Building is closed.

                                  The yogurt machines have been removed.

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                                    mkfisher RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 02:07 PM

                                    A place called Bailey & Sage (appears to have other boston location but never heard of it) has petitioned to open at 5 Cambridge Center.

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                                      Gordough RE: mkfisher Apr 1, 2014 03:19 PM

                                      It's a high end (relatively speaking) sandwich and salad mostly take out place on State Street in the Financial District.

                                    2. Chris VR RE: MC Slim JB Apr 1, 2014 04:03 PM

                                      Bagelville in Arlington scheduled for this Friday, April 4, says Patch.

                                      http://lexington.patch.com/groups/bus...

                                      1. MC Slim JB RE: MC Slim JB Apr 3, 2014 03:46 PM

                                        Somebody on Yelp Talk Boston noted that No. 9 Park was unexpectedly closed on March 31, presumably temporarily. Looks like it is accepting OpenTable reservations for tonight, which would suggest it's back open (though that is not a perfectly reliable indicator).

                                        Anyone hear anything about this?

                                        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                                          huuvola RE: MC Slim JB Apr 4, 2014 05:55 AM

                                          The restaurant had a post about it on Facebook and Twitter, so I'd assume it was an unexpected, temporary closing. https://www.facebook.com/no9parkbosto...

                                          https://twitter.com/No9ParkBOS/status...

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                                          mvi RE: MC Slim JB Apr 4, 2014 02:46 PM

                                          Looks like Parla is opening pretty soon. It's in the old Il Villaggio spot at 230 Hanover. The focus is on cocktails and small plates. Same owner but everything else is new. Their Facebook page says, "Counting down the days" but gives no indication of the number of days.

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                                            OliveJones RE: mvi Apr 13, 2014 05:04 PM

                                            Parla is soft opening tomorrow and Tuesday (April 14-15) and Grand Opening to the public on Wednesday, April 16.

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                                            mvi RE: MC Slim JB Apr 4, 2014 04:05 PM

                                            Roxy's new brick and mortar spot in Allston is now scheduled to open at the end of the month.

                                            http://boston.eater.com/archives/2014...

                                            1. greygarious RE: MC Slim JB Apr 4, 2014 07:04 PM

                                              The Pongal in Billerica was dark when I drove past a week ago, with a dumpster out front. The phone rang unanswered, so I looked at Yelp after finding no recent mentions on CH. Someone there said it was out of business. But when I checked their website, it said they are closed for repair of weather-related damage and that the phones aren't working. Facebook will have updates.
                                              They plan on regional theme Wednesday dinner buffets when they reopen, which I assume is an aim to compete with Ritu Ki Rasoi's Wednesday dinners. I did post to Yelp to correct the misinformation.

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                                                KG1959 RE: greygarious Apr 9, 2014 07:07 PM

                                                New info: Their Facebook page says they are reopening on April 10. Check their before heading out: https://www.facebook.com/thepongal

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                                                velotrain RE: MC Slim JB Apr 5, 2014 04:45 PM

                                                Not April, but late March and un-noted.

                                                Rincón Mexicano at 99 Broadway in Somerville, is an excellent quality authentic Mexican place - the guys who run it are from Mexico City. I have a long post about it under "Best Burritos".

                                                1. black_lab RE: MC Slim JB Apr 7, 2014 06:14 AM

                                                  According to Eater (http://boston.eater.com/archives/2014...), Audubon is already reopen under the new Trina's affiliated ownership. It looks like they have added more TVs (3 on the back wall, where there was previously 1), and 1 above the previous menu/specials blackboard behind the bar. Also, from the photo it looks like they have removed the pointed table of death and replaced it with overflow bar seating with the same contour of the bar. In all my years I was always waiting for, but fortunately never witnessed, someone impaling them self on the pointy end of the old table.

                                                  The menu looks promising for a pre-game spot, so I'll keep an open mind that it will be executed better than Trina's food. Hopefully the patio is still intact and largely unchanged.

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                                                    huuvola RE: black_lab Apr 7, 2014 09:19 AM

                                                    Stopped into Audubon Boston yesterday for a beer before the Sox game. Except for the (accurate) changes noted in the post above, the space is largely unchanged. They even have a long list of names on one of the chalkboards that thanks the Audubon Circle staff members who stayed on to work at the new incarnation.

                                                    We didn't have food, but the menu looks decent and the beer list is a step up from Audubon Circle's offerings (which weren't bad, but the new menu gets a bit more craft-beer centric). They seem to have raised their cocktail game as well (in line with the offerings at Trina's).

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                                                      hyde RE: huuvola Apr 7, 2014 11:28 AM

                                                      thank god. I was looking for a place with more televisions!

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                                                      Berheenia RE: black_lab Apr 11, 2014 07:18 AM

                                                      Great news. Glad to hear the table of death is gone too.

                                                    3. CocoDan RE: MC Slim JB Apr 11, 2014 06:13 AM

                                                      Nino's in Hingham has officially closed. Drove by this morning. Sign down. It appears work has already begun on whatever is going in there. Will update. Going to miss Nino's.
                                                      CocoDan

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                                                        hiddenboston RE: CocoDan Apr 11, 2014 07:12 AM

                                                        The restaurant replacing Nino's is called The Quarry. Folks from Mare in the North End and the De Pasquale group are behind it.

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                                                          CocoDan RE: hiddenboston Apr 11, 2014 07:32 AM

                                                          I thought that's what it said on the sign. A little hard to read at 50 miles an hour. Let's hope it's a good one.
                                                          CocoDan

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                                                        deglazer RE: MC Slim JB Apr 13, 2014 05:36 PM

                                                        It's the end for Lotte Market in Cambridge (Mass Ave, across from the ghost of the Cambridgeport Saloon). I noticed 30% Off signs up last week, today it's empty, with even the equipment cleared out. Don't know the story but the imminent arrival of HMart certainly couldn't have helped their prospects.

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                                                          Uncle Yabai RE: deglazer Apr 13, 2014 05:53 PM

                                                          Maybe the building is being redeveloped? Everything else in that stretch of Mass Ave has gone under the wrecking ball recently.

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                                                            deglazer RE: Uncle Yabai Apr 13, 2014 07:19 PM

                                                            True. And it's a prime piece of property, so I could see a lot of interest. But on the other hand, some buildings in that stretch seem to be staying put - eg. Darwin's going into the former Royal Bengal space. But yes, the closure could be related to real estate or something else, and could have nothing to do with HMart coming.

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                                                              CportJ RE: deglazer Apr 22, 2014 03:09 PM

                                                              I think that stretch might also have to be an all-or-nothing redevelopment like the Cport Saloon - All Asia stretch across the street, but who knows.

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                                                          smtucker RE: MC Slim JB Apr 14, 2014 09:58 AM

                                                          Friend has posted that the South End Buttery is closed due to an electrical fire.

                                                           
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                                                            MC Slim JB RE: smtucker Apr 14, 2014 10:09 AM

                                                            I'm guessing that's the Buttery on Shawmut, yes?

                                                            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                                                              smtucker RE: MC Slim JB Apr 14, 2014 04:44 PM

                                                              Looks that way. I don't know this spot, but did find this web site:
                                                              http://www.southendbuttery.com

                                                          2. OliveJones RE: MC Slim JB Apr 18, 2014 10:36 AM

                                                            Pasta e Pomodoro at 120 Salem St. in the North End is closed. Tables and chairs are gone and they seem to be doing some work inside, but no sign is posted to indicate whether the close is temporary or permanent. If I had to guess, I'd guess permanent. It has sat close to empty most nights.

                                                            1. jgg13 RE: MC Slim JB Apr 19, 2014 12:47 PM

                                                              Moroccan Hospitality on somerville ave looks very close but at this point might be more realistically a May opening. Paper is off the windows replaced by curtains, tables set up, etc

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                                                                blumiethekoala RE: jgg13 Apr 19, 2014 12:57 PM

                                                                Yes! I jogged by there today and was excited to see curtains instead of paper (well, there's still paper over the door.) It's looking promising. Also, I spoke with them on the phone a month or so ago, and they indicated that the menu would be a little larger than it is at the existing location.

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                                                                  jgg13 RE: blumiethekoala Apr 19, 2014 01:27 PM

                                                                  Late last week we were walking to A4 and commenting that this place would never open, and then on our way back we saw furniture being delivered. I suppose the owners heard our snarking and decided to get moving ;) Last night we were walking past (another A4 trip!) and saw them setting things up inside.

                                                                  I've never been to the original, but as I live around the corner I'm excited for another option in the immediate area. I just hope it's decent!

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                                                                  blumiethekoala RE: jgg13 Jun 10, 2014 09:34 AM

                                                                  Opening this Friday, June 13, at 11:30am!

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                                                                    Chris VR RE: blumiethekoala Jun 10, 2014 12:47 PM

                                                                    Located at 585 Somerville Avenue (address courtesy of Eater)

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                                                                  cambridgedoctpr RE: MC Slim JB Apr 19, 2014 12:54 PM

                                                                  Dumpling House is opening at 950 Mass Ave in Cambridge on Monday, April 20th according to a sign. I wonder what to try?

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                                                                    femmevox RE: MC Slim JB Apr 20, 2014 05:55 PM

                                                                    Despite the initial warnings that there wouldn't be food in the HiFi Pizza space (Brookline St, Cambridge), yesterday I saw a Clover sticker on the window.

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                                                                      Uncle Yabai RE: femmevox Apr 20, 2014 07:58 PM

                                                                      A step up, or jumping the shark?

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                                                                        Jenny Ondioline RE: Uncle Yabai Apr 20, 2014 08:02 PM

                                                                        If it keeps late night hours, that would be a brilliant spot for a Clover. Rosemary fries would make the increasing annoyance of a night at TTs or the Middle East worthwhile.

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                                                                          viperlush RE: Uncle Yabai Apr 21, 2014 09:05 AM

                                                                          Step up for CS, but after my last Clover meal (Inman brick and mortar) I'm in no rush to return. I think an Amsterdam Falafel would have been greatly appreciated. I agree that late hours would be awesome.

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                                                                            Jenny Ondioline RE: viperlush Apr 21, 2014 02:31 PM

                                                                            I would like to change my answer to another vote for an Amsterdam Falafel.

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                                                                              soylent_greens RE: viperlush Apr 21, 2014 04:11 PM

                                                                              Yeah, i suspect that is where they train people, I've had a few malformed chickpea sandwiches there. I started going to the Harvard Sq. location exclusively but the last visit there wasn't much better.

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                                                                                Bob Dobalina RE: soylent_greens Apr 22, 2014 04:00 AM

                                                                                Yeah, we refer to the staff at Clover Inman as the "B" team.

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                                                                                  viperlush RE: soylent_greens Apr 22, 2014 04:43 AM

                                                                                  That makes sense since both the service and the food were lacking during our visit to Inman.

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                                                                                    CportJ RE: viperlush Apr 22, 2014 03:05 PM

                                                                                    I guess that means no steak bombs.

                                                                                    I find Clover really boring. It has nothing to do with vegetables either, as I'm definitely not someone who thinks vegetarian options can't be good, and I like Life Alive a lot. Clover's french fries are good, but I don't think they are all that special.

                                                                                    I'd rather have HiFi, especially late at night, or a falafel hot off the panini press at Falafel Palace.

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                                                                                deglazer RE: Uncle Yabai Apr 21, 2014 01:59 PM

                                                                                I wouldn't have minded a revitalized slice parlor/sub shop, but I'll happily take a Clover.

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                                                                                valcfield RE: femmevox Apr 23, 2014 05:44 AM

                                                                                blog post from clover announcing the new location in central square:

                                                                                http://www.cloverfoodlab.com/blog/201...

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                                                                                  CportJ RE: valcfield Apr 23, 2014 06:45 AM

                                                                                  That's a nice story. I have a soft spot for the band Morphine. It's amazing to think that the Central Square Worlds Fair was ever permitted to take place.

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                                                                                femmevox RE: MC Slim JB Apr 20, 2014 05:57 PM

                                                                                Assalam Market on Prospect Street near Hampshire seems to have opened and closed in double quick time. I just discovered it last month--lots of Middle Eastern groceries, but by the time I went back, about a week ago, it had closed. Feeling like I should have sung its praises more on this board...

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                                                                                  CportJ RE: femmevox Apr 22, 2014 03:06 PM

                                                                                  That's too bad. I had actually just found out about it and planned to check it out.

                                                                                2. Aromatherapy RE: MC Slim JB Apr 21, 2014 05:22 AM

                                                                                  Grand Opening signs up for Royal Bengal in Somerville (Medford St. near School). There's a menu posted but I didn't stop to look.

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                                                                                    jgg13 RE: Aromatherapy Apr 21, 2014 06:18 AM

                                                                                    Is this related to the belated one from central sq?

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                                                                                      Aromatherapy RE: jgg13 Apr 21, 2014 07:55 AM

                                                                                      No idea. Nothing on the internets save an address on Central St. with no further info.

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                                                                                        CportJ RE: Aromatherapy Apr 22, 2014 03:06 PM

                                                                                        Yes, according to Eater Boston.

                                                                                  2. Kat RE: MC Slim JB Apr 23, 2014 09:02 AM

                                                                                    AKA is Lincoln is supposed to be reopening at the end of this month after being closed for quite a while due to a flood around the holidays. Looking forward it to out here in the food wastelands!

                                                                                    1. MC Slim JB RE: MC Slim JB Apr 27, 2014 11:51 AM

                                                                                      Bummed to report that according to Universal Hub, the Chacarero in the Prudential Mall food court closed on Friday. A very short life there. A shame.

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                                                                                        Jenny Ondioline RE: MC Slim JB Apr 27, 2014 12:28 PM

                                                                                        It is, but I'm afraid I saw it coming: those rare occasions I was in the Pu around lunchtime, I would see a line 12 deep every place *except* Chacarero. It just wasn't the location for a regional specialty most people haven't heard of, I guess.

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