After a few weeks of relative inactivity, the Tuesday report is back in full force with plenty of openings to report and no real closings, per se. We feel greatly heartened by this information and, in fact, are planning to use it as ancillary evidence that Boston is having a moment. Without any further ado, let’s see what there is to see:
•Somerville got just a little more caffeinated last week when the Diesel Cafe opened its sister spot Bloc 11 in Union Square. Between all the festivals and the continued awesomeness of the ‘hood’s restaurants, Union Square is becoming quite the hot spot, no?
•Is Kendall Square posed to become the next burrito zone? Chowhound reports that a branch of Brookline’s Baja Betty’s is looking to open in the area. There’s already an Anna’s Taqueria in the MIT student center, so all the neighborhood needs now is a Qdoba and a Boca Grande to be the next Brookline.
•Chowhound brings us the news that Cambridge institution Hana Sushi has re-opened. It seems that not much has changed except the service, which is much improved.
•An interesting change is afoot in Brookline. The Kosher Blog is reporting that Ruth’s Kitchen has been taken over by Edna Ben-Zion of Ora Catering. The possibility of Sephardic cooking is dangled. It’s a tantalizing possibility indeed.
•Bad news: Chowhound brings news that Rachel’s Kitchen in Bay Village is closing at the end of the month. Good news: owners Rachel and Alon will be opening a new spot, Hungry Mother Kitchen, in Kendall Square by early 2008.
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