Neighborhood Watch

It’s A Fenway Restaurant Bonanza; Brahmin Lounge to Open in Back Bay

Fenway: Undoubtedly the week’s biggest neighborhood news comes from Tiffani Faison. In case you missed our morning post yesterday, she’ll open a barbecue joint, Sweet Cheeks, on Boylston Street by late summer. [Grub Street]

Fenway: Sweet Caroline’s, not just another sports bar, plans to bring “classy” fare to Fenway. We’re all for more good restaurants in the neighborhood, but we’re also wondering if they’ve ever visited Citizen or Island Creek. [Grub Street]

Area Four: We hear whispers that Michael Leviton’s much-hyped, already booming Area Four tentatively opens for dinner next week, though we’ll keep you posted. (Basically, we can’t wait.) [Grub Street]

Back Bay: Brahmin Restaurant and Lounge, from the team behind Faneuil Hall’s Red Sky, is moving into the old 33 space, next-door to Zocalo. [BRT]

Downtown Crossing: The Avery Bar has opened at the Ritz-Carlton, and their in-house restaurant, Jer-Ne, will close shortly to undergo renovations, possibly reemerging with a completely new name (and look!). [Herald/Grub Street]

Downtown Crossing: Pan-Asian lounge Red Lantern has opened for business. [Grub Street]

Chestnut Hill: The Urban Grape celebrates their one-year anniversary with a weekend of themed tastings and discounts. Tonight’s Brugal Rum showcases their wares; tomorrow, Berkshire Brewing offers a tasting. [Grub Street/Urban Grape]

Essex: L’Espalier’s Frank McClelland kicks off a series of monthly tented dinners at his Apple Street Farm, featuring goodies straight from his backyard. The four-course meal, plus wine and hors d’oeuvres, costs $175. [Apple Street Farm]

It’s A Fenway Restaurant Bonanza; Brahmin Lounge to Open in Back Bay