We’ve always thought that Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer but lately, we’ve been wondering if that’s just a lie we’re telling ourself to get through the less than idyllic current weather. Summer is coming and the more we say it, the sooner it will get here, right? RIGHT? Right. Regardless of whether our odd pseudo-superstitions have any effect or not, summer will theoretically be here soon enough and with it, a flock of exciting Boston restaurant openings. Aside from the previously mentioned Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin, here are three of the big openings for the next few weeks.
•A bit of a cheat: Sushi Teq opened in the Intercontinental Boston about a month ago, but the hype just now started pouring in. Although the name might sound like either a futuristic robot chef that prepares sushi or the gastronomical equivalent of a discotheque, the lounge-y spot takes the “teq” in its name from tequila, of which they serve an astonishing array. For those who think that raw fish and tequila sounds like a recipe for a date with the toilet, there is also a beer list.
•The BCA’s new eatery The Beehive bills itself as a “neighborhood cafe des artistes”. In addition to food and drink, the space will feature regular jazz, cabaret and burlesque performances. Ooh la la. Early Chowhound buzz indicates that many of the Hub’s favorite bartenders have migrated to the ‘Hive. Verrry promising.
•The website for Vlora has exactly nothing to say, but there’s an intriguing piece in this week’s Improper Bostonian (which thinks its just a little too cool to put its content online) that seems to indicate that the menu will be comprised of simple dishes inspired by chef Aldo Velaj’s birthplace of Albania. The pictures accompanying the article, including one of a good-sized block of herbed feta balanced on top of a truly dreamy salad, look crazy amazing.
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