Oh, right. March 2017, Boston. Openings and closings.

sabor peruvian fusion is opening in the old antonella’s location on broadway in revere

Oh no! I spent many a late night at East Ocean City after the Asian clubs closed. My friends and I got fantastic feasts even at that late hour. I remember it had cut back hours some years ago so I had a feeling its days were numbered. Thanks for the update. Farewell!

A chicken place is going into the space that was Soul Fire in Allston. Didn’t get the name.

i saw this on Eater. It’s going to be a franchise Korean chicken place called BB.Q Chicken. They have lots (like over 1000) locations worldwide, and maybe 20 or so in the states.

I also read on Pigtrip that the pitmaster from Soul Fire is now at Horseshoe Grill in Reading.

pho hoa on beach street in chinatown is now pho mai

Chicken and Rice Guys on Washington Street downtown is now open

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next door (ice cream and bubble tea) is opening in the old infusions tea spa location on brighton ave in allston

I’m already on board as a fan of Sillari’s Pizza in Malden, so may as well note here (c/o Eater) that Jaju will be doing a popup there on Mondays next month selling their pierogis.

Haven’t had these, but they look pretty promising from their website.

Jaju Pierogi

Sweet Ginger in Union Square, Somerville, is now Siam Ginger. Menu has changed a bit but otherwise seems about the same. Possible the heat level has been dialed back, but I am always willing to ask for more.

Good to know. Thanks for posting it.

Went yesterday, same menu, same staff as ever. From what I can tell, only the name has changed

One last entry here. There’s a new Indian Restaurant in Wakefield, Maya Indian Grill. My husband and I went to the buffet for lunch and it was great in my somewhat uneducated opinion. A few relevant notes.

They are still in their soft open period. They opened about 10 days ago and their grand opening hasn’t happened yet.

Their buffet had around 12 entrees and 2 dessert options, less than half of which were dishes I would call typical (tikka masala, bryani, etc) The food was good, fresh, and delicious. I had a large rose lassi to wash it down.

Caveat: I am not an authority on what is authentic Indian food, so I’d love a person who’s more of an expert to go check it out. FWIW over half the people there eating wee Indian, and they were pretty busy.


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Shed’s Smoked BBQ is open. I am curious if this is a worthy BBQ place. Texas style.

Bangkok Thai and Pho in Melrose is open.

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I work in DTX area, planning on a Shed’s run next week. Will report back!


Oh, maybe Ferrari 328 Would be interested in checking out the lunch buffet.

The photographs on the website are lovely, and there are slightly unusual dishes here and there, but the entrees section alarmed me. It follows the “grid” approach to Indian food – an approach that’s wildly popular in the U.S., but one that does a huge disservice to the complexity of Indian cuisine. In India, certain main ingredients – chicken, pork, shrimp – are cooked from the start with sauces tailormade to the main ingredient. It makes as much sense to match a vinegary, garlicky sauce such as “vindaloo”, designed for fatty pork, with shrimp, as for a french restaurant to offer shrimp au vin.

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No idea when the latest change happened in this seemingly-cursed location on Middlesex Tpke near the Burlington/Billerica line, but driving past yesterday, I noticed that what was once Naked Fish, then Pedro’s, is now the Tilted Kilt Pub. In this office-park area, you’d think establishments offering lunch and a bar would have an easier time making a go of it.

Tilted Kilt is hilarious. check out their website, and then avoid it.


Hooters by way of Glasgow - jeebus!

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