Exciting updates abound in this edition of The Tuesday Report. Long-awaited restaurants are finally making progress, beloved favorites are opening second locations and the South End is getting a Spanish grocery store! Let’s look at the details.
•Last week, we mentioned Estragon, the giant tapas restaurant set to open on Harrison Avenue this spring. Now, we’ve learned that Las Ventas, a Spanish food store, will be opening as a part of it. The store will carry “ver 100 Spanish products—olive oils, jamones, cured meats, cheeses, paella kits, cookbooks and more—as well as sell Spanish-style sandwiches and prepared foods to go.” We can only hope it will be as awesome as New York City’s Despana.
•This Craigslist post seeking staff for a new restaurant in Hyde Park is almost certainly for C.F. Donovan’s, which Chowhounders have been gunning for for damn near a year. Will it actually open? Hopefully!
•Scampo, the Lydia Shire-helmed restaurant in the Liberty Hotel is now staffing for a March opening. Anticipation is very high on this one, so here’s hoping for the best!
•Brookline favorite Super Fusion will be opening a second location in the old Sushi 21 space in Watertown. The location is expected to open in three to four months.
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