The Tuesday Report: Swish-Swish!

It’s Tuesday afternoon and that means one thing here at MenuPages Boston World Headquarters. We’re ready to give you a whole lot of restaurant gossip. It’s a joyous week for Boston restaurateurs as we have exactly zero closings to report. We, do, however, have a whole bunch of openings to report, so let’s dive right into it.

•The sweet teeth over at Somerville Blog are reporting that a shop called Kickass Cupcakes has some signage up in Davis Square. Indeed, there is a website up that seems to indicate that deep fried cupcakes will be available. Our excitement cannot be expressed in words.
•From the department of wildly unsubstantiated rumors: Chowhounders have resurrected a long-dormant thread about the possibility of Parish Cafe opening a second location in Porter Square. The word on the street seems to be that this is not happening and we’re still waiting for the manager at the Boylston Street Parish to call us back, so things look dim for Cantabridgians who love fancy sandwiches and excellent cocktails.
•The always helpful Jo of Amuse Bouche recently tipped us off to Cafeteria, a Newbury Street restaurant set to open on October 1. Lawrence Scottie (formerly of the Armani Cafe) will be at the helm and the restaurant will serve “Continental American & Italian cuisine.”
•Finally, Chowhound reports that Brighton Ave will soon be getting not one but two new shabu-shabu joints. A second branch of Shabu-Zen will open in the space formerly occupied by Green Field Churrascaria and a restaurant called Shabu Shabu Toki will open near New Trend Eatery. This means that there will be no less than three shabu-shabu restaurants within walking distance of Packard’s Corner (don’t forget about Shabu Village). Crazy!

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The Tuesday Report: Swish-Swish!