The Monday Report: Thirty Days Hath September

This week brings the official start to the Autumn season! Break out your boots and get ready for the stunning Fall foliage that brings thousands of people to New England every year.


Belmont: Dante de Magistris, of the popular Cambridge hotspot dante, is opening an Italian restaurant named Il Casale in a converted fire station on Leonard Street. Seeing as how successful Dante is, it will be interesting to see how this new venture turns out. [Zagat Buzz]

Downtown Crossing: Slowly but surely, this lively area continues its development into a prime restaurant neighborhood. Stoddard’s Fine Food and Ale will be a classic American restaurant that offers handcrafted ales. It’s actually going to be located in the same space that held Stoddard’s cutlery store, a notorious spot back in the day. [Zagat Buzz]

South End: Rudi’s Resto-Cafe, the popular Rowes Wharf cafe and sandwich shop, is opening a second location on Mass Ave. The location looks like a prime lunch spot for those who work in SoWa, or the nearby BU and Boston Medical Centers. [Boston Real Estate Blog]


Chinatown: Grand Chau Chow has officially closed. But don’t you worry, late night drunken Chinese food lovers. Chau Chow City, located downtown on Essex Street, is still alive and well. [Chowhound]


Cambridge: Rumor has it Ten Tables, the successful Jamaica Plain restaurant, will be moving to Cambridge to take over the location of Craigie Street Bistrot, which is NOT going out of business, but moving to a new location in Central Square. [Zagat Buzz]

[Photo: O’Reilly Net]

The Monday Report: Thirty Days Hath September