It’s the time of the year where we start getting real real superstitious about the Sox. The year they won the World Series, we wore the same pair of red knee socks each and every game day from the playoffs on. We have special chants we recite during the game, certain songs we blast in our apartment, even specific treats we snack on while watching the game. We have similar…well, let’s call them reassuring behaviors (instead of, say, magical thinking practices) about the Boston restaurant scene. Whenever we come upon a week with nothing but openings, we feel wholly optimistic about the state of our city. This is one such week, so we’re pleased as punch. Let’s see why, shall we?
•We like eating. We like shopping. We like doing both at the same time. Thus, we’re pretty excited for The Achilles Project, a new development in Fort Point that will feature both a high-end clothing shop and Persephone, a New American restaurant helmed by Michael Leviton of Newton’s Lumiere.
•Although we basically only go see shows if they involve our friends (we’re really not that cool, guys), we’re always interested in hearing about new music venues opening. Church should be opening next week in the space formerly occupied by the Linwood Grill. The website promises music, food and booze. Sounds good to us!
•Buried deep within a Nation’s Restaurant News story about the Aquitaine Group is this very interesting nugget of information: “A lease has been signed for the new Aquitaine slated for the Legacy Place lifestyle center in Dedham, a south suburb, and lease negotiations are going on for yet another Aquitaine north of Boston next year.” That’s a whole lot of openings in the near future for Seth Woods and co.
•We’re big fans of Mexican food to go, so we were quite excited to read on Cantabridgia that Erwin Ramos of Ole Mexican Grill will be opening Olecito, a takeout joint, across the street from Ole next month.
•Count Chowhound says: One! Two! Three Petit Robert Bistros! (Petits Robert Bistro?)
•Apparently, Maverick Square will be getting yet another taqueria. Really, though, can there ever be too many? We think not.
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