The Tuesday Report: A Bad Week For Beer

Wow! There has been a veritable flurry of pre-holiday news. Once again, we have many more openings than closings. There’s plenty to report, so let’s get right to it, shall we?

•Somerville-based Chowhounds are pretty excited about Highland Kitchen, a gastropub slated to open tomorrow night in the restaurant wasteland outside Davis Square. The restaurant comes from the folks behind Green Street Grill. The menu promises plenty of comfort food.
Legal Sea Foods is set to continue its domination with a new Seaport location. Shockingly, they did not have one already.
•DailyCandy recently brought us exciting news: Sophia’s Cafe, a new eco-friendly spot, has opened in South Boston’s Macallen building. The cafe offers lots of yummy sandwiches and baked goods, all of which are served on and with recyclable paper products.
•Big excitement for Quincy residents! Zagat reports that the town has a brand new bar and restaurant called Blue22. Blue22 is serving up Asian-inspired American fare. The best part? All of the entrees are under $20.

•The Inman Square Bukowski’s has been temporarily shuttered due to water damage. Come back, Bukowski’s! We want beer!
•Legendary North End liquor store Martignetti’s will be shuttering in early January. The Brighton location will remain open, but rumors say it too will close before long. It will be missed.

Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes
•Chef Rachel Klein is out at Om. There is no word yet on a successor, but we would not be at all surprised to see a menu overhaul.
•So, remember how we told you last week that Toro had appointed Robert Hernandez as head chef? Looks like that was not such a permanent appointment.

[Photo: Flickr: annemelinda]

The Tuesday Report: A Bad Week For Beer