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August 2014 Openings and Closings

Wasabi (corner of Walden and Mass. Ave. in Cambridge) appears to be on the verge of opening. New sign, paper's off the windows, furniture in place. The latest in a string of short-lived restaurants. Maybe this one will have the magic touch?

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July 2014 Openings and Closings

When I drove by Zoe's yesterday, it looked like they had put a sign on the door saying "Coming soon" or something with "soon" in it. Fingers crossed!

Jul 21, 2014
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Best new ethnic restaurants in Cambridge/Somerville?

I like it as well, although I don't know if it qualifies as new.

Jul 19, 2014
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My imagination, or is Stop&Shop getting good again?

Porter Square Shaw's has reverted to being a Star Market. That might explain the changes, although I don't recall classical music there ever!

Jul 18, 2014
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July 2014 Openings and Closings

And this, according to today's Herald, "Tracked Down: Acclaimed pastry chef Frederic Robert, 25-year partner of French chef Alain Ducasse and a James Beard award winner, announcing that he will open Cafe Madeleine, a new patisserie in the South End within the next few weeks."

Jul 17, 2014
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St. Honore

It's also a very good cheese. I would try Russo's, Formaggio, or Wine and Cheese Cask if it's the cheese you are after.

Jul 08, 2014
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July 2014 Openings and Closings

Well that's encouraging at least. Last week when I drove by the door was open and it looked like there was work going on, so maybe there's hope for a July re-opening, even if end of July.

Jul 01, 2014
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July 2014 Openings and Closings

I've been doing the same thing. The facade seems to be fine now, and since I thought that was what had collapsed, I've been wondering what's taking so long. It looks like they are doing a lot inside, so may be taking this opportunity to remodel? I do hope they reopen soon!

Jul 01, 2014
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June 2014 Openings and Closings

Yes, it's easy to miss. I'm not sure I would have realized it was there if it weren't for Chowhound.

Jun 26, 2014
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Farm fresh eggs?

I haven't tried them, but Gore Place farm stand has them. Their chickens are right there next to the stand, too!

Jun 10, 2014
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May 2014 Openings and Closings

Does anyone know if Abbey In Porter Square has opened? (Former Addis Red Sea space.) Drove by and saw the tables were set and menus in the window, but it was too early for the dinner crowd so couldn't tell if they'd opened yet. If not, it surely must be imminent.

May 29, 2014
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Restaurants with Parking

Sabur in Somerville has a small lot right in front.

May 20, 2014
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Which Boston-Cambridge restaurants have been around since the 1980s?

So do I. It was my introduction to Burmese food and I loved every meal I had there. I mostly ate at the Cambridge location.

May 16, 2014
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Which Boston-Cambridge restaurants have been around since the 1980s?

He actually murdered his daughter. The wife continued to run the place after the husband went to jail. I always thought that must have been very hard to do, since the whole neighborhood knew her story.

May 15, 2014
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Which Boston-Cambridge restaurants have been around since the 1980s?

I remember the murder. Some people referred to the place as "Killer Coffee" after that. A shame really, because it was a pretty nice place. It hung around for a while, in half the space, before going out of business. I believe they roasted the coffee on site.

May 14, 2014
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May 2014 Openings and Closings

The Third Eye near Porter Square has closed. A sign on the door says "Wasabi" is coming next.

May 12, 2014
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Say "au revoir" to Rendezvous

Thanks for the clarification and sorry misunderstanding!

Apr 20, 2014
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Say "au revoir" to Rendezvous

I believe Salts was on Main Street, near Toscanini's, not on Mass. Ave. where Rendezvous is.

Apr 20, 2014
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Any word on Zoe's in Cambridge?

I'm just glad to know they are still planning on reopening in the not TOO distant future!

Apr 16, 2014
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Any word on Zoe's in Cambridge?

I would guess at least that long. It doesn't look like anything's changed, at least from the outside. The door is still boarded and there is still equipment (ladder, etc.) apparently unmoved inside.

Apr 16, 2014
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Want a good/fun restaurant with a round table that will seat 8? any suggestions?

Solea in Waltham has several tables that can seat 8. The tapas are good and fun to share. Some might not rate it as "great", but I've always liked the meals I've had there, and the service is excellent.

Apr 08, 2014
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Any word on Zoe's in Cambridge?

That's what I've been seeing as well. Plywood on the door and stuff piled inside. Last time I looked (a few days ago) it looked like it hadn't changed much over the past week or two. I hope they really do reopen soon!

Apr 07, 2014
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Boston's weirdest desserts?

I tasted the Guinness at Tosci's and was surprised that it wasn't bad. (And I'm not much of a beer drinker.) Odd, but decent. But I still wouldn't order it over burnt caramel or chocolate hazelnut!

Mar 14, 2014
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Boston's weirdest desserts?

And its cousin, clam chowder ice cream at Christina's. Fortunately just intended as a novelty/joke summer flavor, but every bit as awful as it sounds. I just had a taste since I couldn't believe it was real. Can't imagine anyone ordering, much less eating, a whole scoop!

Mar 13, 2014
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Any word on Zoe's in Cambridge?

That's great news! I was wondering (and hopeful), since I noticed the scaffolding was down last time I went by and the new window said Zoe's on it.

Mar 06, 2014
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Spring 2014 Openings and Closings

Even better, there's another blurb there that says Bibim is going to open in the former McDonald's space in Davis Square. I've never tried Bibim, but I'm pretty sure it's a major improvement over McD's!

Feb 25, 2014
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Addis Red Sea Porter Square space?

Oh, very good to know! Thanks! Any ETA?

Feb 24, 2014
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Addis Red Sea Porter Square space?

It looks like there's some sort of activity happening behind the papered-over windows in the former Addis Red Sea space on Mass Ave./Porter Square. Does anyone know what's up?

Feb 23, 2014
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February 2014 Openings and Closings

Is this in their old space? There's a sign there indicating it's going to be some sort of teryaki place. Is D&R going to share the space?

Feb 17, 2014
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Spring 2014 Openings and Closings

Where on Somerville Ave. is it?

Jan 29, 2014
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